SPORTS NEWS

Winona's Bailey back at state

By RICK SOLEM
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NORTHFIELD, MINN. - Winona Senior High School has a lot of tradition when it comes to cross country.

Garrett Heath and Elliott Heath were state champions all over the place - cross country, skiing, track ... maybe even juggling if it were a sanctioned sport - the two went on to be All-Americans at Stanford and are now competing at the Olympic level.

Jon-Michael Brandt followed in their footsteps and is now a senior at the University of Iowa.

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WIAA State Cross Country: Logan's Run

By RICK SOLEM
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WISCONSIN RAPDIS, Wis. – They finished sixth last year.

This year, the Logan High School boys cross country team aims for more.

The Rangers football team has moved within two wins from a state berth, but the cross country team is already there.

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NBA Preview: The Wild West

Column: RICK SOLEM
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The Western Conference is vastly superior to the East, but the top teams don't reside here.

Here's the West from worst to first.

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Bucks preview: Now we wait

Column: RICK SOLEM
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From what the Milwaukee Bucks went through last season, it’s an exciting breath of fresh air for fans heading into Tuesday night, the start of a truly new season.

Monta Ellis is gone. Brandon Jennings is gone. Gone are 33.1 shots a game for the rest of the team, which basically sat and watched as those two pounded the air out of the ball and then threw up brick after brick – Jennings at 39.9 percent from the field and Ellis at 41.6.

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