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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In its first year, last summer, the Hudson Tennis Association had 23 kids come out for the "Little Pro" Tennis Camp. This year the number of 5- to 10-year-old participants more than doubled to over 50 boys and girls and is still climbing. "Our intent with the Hudson Tennis Association started with the idea of providing opportunities in tennis for all ages and abilities, with a specific focus on youth development," said HTA president and founder John Knutson. "Man, you can see that our kids love the program."
The Raider boys' tennis team celebrated a successful 2019 season with a large group of 115 players, parents, coaches and guests attending its postseason banquet at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course in River Falls Tuesday, June 18.
A small cadre of five Hudson student-athletes traveled to Racine earlier this month to participate in the 2019 Scholastic Action Shooting Program's (SASP) Wisconsin State Match. Participants used .22 rifles and handguns to shoot four different courses in a timed event. Targets consisted of steel circle and rectangular plates. The Hudson Raiders group competed in three disciplines: rimfire pistol, iron sight rifle and optic rifle.
The Hudson River Rats took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth inning, then tacked on five more in the eighth, to post a 9-3 victory over the Ellsworth Hubbers in a St. Croix Valley Baseball League game Friday, June 21, in Ellsworth. Matt Schwechler singled in Brent Blegen to tie the score in the sixth before Connor Grant drove in Chris Dent to give Hudson a 4-3 lead.
The University of North Dakota dropping its baseball program in 2016 may have been the best thing to happen to Miles Lewis. Lewis, a 2014 graduate of Hudson High School, had just been named the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American after leading the Fighting Hawks in home runs, hits, slugging percentage, total bases, stolen bases and batting average.
Fresh off earning Big Rivers Conference offensive and defensive player of the year honors, Hudson sophomore Stella Duffee and senior Annika Lewis have received honorable mention to the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team. Duffee was named BRC Offensive Player of the Year after registering 13 goals and 12 assists from her forward position while Lewis, a three-time All-BRC pick, earned Defensive Player of the Year honors after anchoring a Raider back line that kept opponents scoreless in 11 of the team's 13 conference games.
Hudson senior golfer Charley Chase and sophomores Bennett Swavely and Ben Pendleton have been named 2019 Academic All-State honorees by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW).
The Hudson Sidekicks Booster Club will be hosting its annual Youth Soccer Clinic July 15-18, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Hudson Soccer Complex, 541 County Rd UU. Registration Fee is $40. The Sidekicks Youth Clinic is a program designed to teach soccer skills for players going into grades K-6 in the fall of 2019. Players from the Hudson Raider High School boys' and girls' soccer teams train the clinic players, creating an exciting and fun environment for kids to experience soccer.
You can't win a conference championship without a bunch of talented players, and the Big Rivers Conference champion Raider girls' soccer team exemplifies that by having 10 players named to 2019 All-BRC teams, including both the offensive and defensive players of the year. Sophomore Stella Duffee was named the BRC Offensive Player of the Year and senior Annika Lewis earned Defensive Co-Player of the Year honors and were joined on the first team by senior midfielder Camryn Masini and junior forward Sydney Spencer.
The Hudson U11 girls' soccer team took first place at the Eau Claire United Invitational June 8-9. Team members include, in front, Morgan Monro and Chloe Nell. Kneeling from left, Sophia Yacoub, Andie Burns, Matea Langenohl, Chloe Gregerson, and Devin Larson. Standing, Iley Dixon, Lily Rouleau, Clara George, Addy Timmerman, Abby Feyereisen, and Erin Madigan. In back are coaches Jesse Timmerman, Chris Feyereisen, and Annie Burns. Photo courtesy of Kate Langenohl