Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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The Raider volleyball team got off to a slow start last week, dropping a 3-0 decision at home to Rice lake on Tuesday, but gradually improved and ended up finishing fifth at Saturday's Cretin-Derham Hall Tournament in St. Paul. Head coach Dennis Saathoff said the Raiders had more service reception errors than any match this year against Rice Lake, which slowed their offensive attack.
Devin Cicha set a pair of pool records and the Raiders posted first place finishes in all but two events last Thursday, Sept. 29 at River Falls. Saturday, Oct. 1 in St. Paul, the Raiders won seven events on their way to winning the Simley Invitational by 70 points.
Hudson senior Cassie Wurm earned medalist honors with a score of 76 to lead the Raiders to a third place team finish at the WIAA Division 1 Golf Regional last Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake. River Falls won the team title with a total score of 341 followed by New Richmond with 346, Hudson with 374 and Rice Lake with 387. All four teams move on to the WIAA Sectional this Wednesday, Oct.
Raiders' No. 1 singles player Morgan Van Allen and the No. 1 doubles team of Casey Fall and Jenny Fassbinder are one win away from advancing to next week's WIAA State Girls' Tennis Tournament in Madison after taking care of business at Monday's subsectional in Eau Claire. Van Allen, Fall and Fassbinder will be joined by teammates Kelsie Hines, Alex Johnson, Bailey Knight, Sydney Squires and Julia Doulas at Wednesday's (Oct.
Hudson scored on its first two possessions of the game and went on to spoil River Falls' homecoming by shutting out the Wildcats 28-0 Friday night at Ramer Field. The Raiders compiled 416 yards of total offense compared to 167 for the Wildcats to keep their playoff hopes alive. Hudson improved to 3-2 in the Big Rivers Conference, 4-3 overall while River Falls dropped to 0-5 in conference play, 2-5 overall. After a River Falls punt on the opening possession, Hudson scored on its first possession of the game when quarterback Luke Miller hit Tucker Malecha with a 16-yard touchdown pass. The W
Raider volleyball coach Dennis Saathoff described last week as "a bit rough," for his team. Last Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Raiders battled back from two sets down to tie River Falls, only to lose the fifth and deciding set by two points. Saturday the team traveled to north to Maple where it finished fourth in the eight-team Northwestern Invitational. The Raiders hosted Rice Lake this past Tuesday, Sept. 27 and will compete in the Cretin-Derham Hall Tournament Saturday, Oct.
Hudson senior Cassie Wurm earned medalist honors with a score of 76 to lead the Raiders to a third place team finish at the WIAA Division 1 Golf Regional Wednesday at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake. River Falls won the team title with a total score of 341 followed by New Richmond with 346, Hudson with 374 and Rice Lake with 387. All four teams move on to the WIAA Sectional next Wednesday, Oct.
Rice Lake quarterback Kody Novinska hit receiver Harrison Weddes with a 1-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining in the game last Friday night to give the Warriors a 23-21 win over Hudson at Pug Lund Field in Rice Lake. Raider quarterback Luke Miller's second touchdown pass of the game to Alexandar Herink early in the fourth quarter gave the Raiders a 21-17 lead, but Hudson couldn't overcome two interceptions and two lost fumbles in the loss. Tyler Smrcina's 61-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Sam Somerville's extra point gave Hudson 7-6 lead but the Raiders trailed
The Raider boys' soccer team came out on opposite ends of a pair of 3-1 games last week, falling to Big Rivers Conference leader Eau Claire Memorial on Tuesday before defeating Menomonie Thursday. Hudson, now 2-6-0 in the BRC, visited River Falls (5-4-0) this past Tuesday, Sept. 27 and will host Rice Lake (1-5-2) Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the middle school field.
Four days after hosting the eight-team Hudson Invitational last Tuesday, the Raider cross country teams traveled to St. Paul Saturday to compete in one of the biggest cross country meets in the nation. The 26th annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota, was held at the Les Bolstad golf course on the St. Paul campus. The event features 11 high school and college races and over 4,000 participants. This year the Raiders competed in the Gold Division, considered the stronger of the two large school races.