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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Fifth-seeded Hudson put four runs on the board in the first inning and Sydney Gabriel struck out 14 batters in six innings of work as the Raider softball team posted a 6-1 victory over No. 12 Wausau East in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Tuesday, May 21, at Grandview Park.
The Raider boys' tennis team ended the regular season on a high note with a pair of 7-0 wins over New Richmond and River Falls in a triangular match in New Richmond Thursday, May 16. Head coach John Knutson said it was a great way to end the regular season.
One week after winning their fourth straight Big Rivers Conference title, the Hudson girls' track and field team added a regional title to their list of accomplishments, sending 16 athletes in 16 events to the sectional meet in the process. The Raider girls racked up 161 points to win the WIAA Division 1 Regional in Menomonie Monday, May 20, 39 points ahead of second place Eau Claire Memorial. River Falls won the boys' title with 150 whie Hudson was second with 119.
After suffering a walk-off loss in the second game of a two-game series with Rice Lake last Thursday, May 16, the Raider baseball team scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning in a non-conference game at Wausau East Friday and held on for a 3-2 victory to snap a three-game losing streak. Hudson's scheduled doubleheader against Wausau West Saturday was rained out, leaving the Raiders with a record of 5-12 heading into the final two games of the regular season Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, against Eau Claire Memorial.
The Raider boys’ golf team finished three strokes behind Rice Lake at the Big Rivers Conference Tournament at Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls Thursday, May 16, but it was good enough to make them 2019 BRC champions.
Hudson received the No. 5 seed and River Falls the No. 14 seed in the Section 1 softball bracket released Thursday, May 16, by the WIAA.
Hudson rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score but Rice Lake scored three times in the top of the eighth to escape with an 8-5 victory over the Raiders Tuesday, May 14, at Grandview Park.
The 69th annual Youth Day at the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club, sponsored by the North St. Paul, Maplewod and Oakdale Rotary clubs and the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club, will be held Saturday, June 1, at the club's grounds at 285 Krattley Lane in Hudson. Check-in, late registration and a pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held from 8-10 a.m. with events running from 10 a.m-5 p.m.
Sydney Gabriel was just happy to make the varsity softball team this year as a freshman. Monday night, May 13, she helped the Raiders make school history. Gabriel pitched 12 of 14 innings in a doubleheader with Chippewa Falls, picking up the complete game win in a 2-1 win in the first game and getting a five-inning save in a 9-5 victory in the nightcap, to give the Raiders their first undisputed Big Rivers Conference championship in program history.