Friday, 14 March 2014 03:39

B-T has tall road to climb for state title

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The seven times Blair-Taylor High School’s boys basketball team has made the state tournament, it lost.

Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., that drought finally ended.

Friday, 14 March 2014 02:15

Central girls a game from state

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - The shooting wasn't there, so Brittany Baldwin did what any good player does when the jumper isn't falling.

The 5-foot-7 senior guard got to the free-throw line. Baldwin went 7-for-10 from the stripe, scored 15 points, dished out seven assists and had seven rebounds in leading the Central High School girls basketball team to a game from the state tournament.

Friday, 07 March 2014 01:18

La Crosse teams fall, B-T Caledonia, R-P move on

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By RICK SOLEM

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Central High School’s boys basketball team found its season on the line with 9.2 seconds left in the WIAA Division 2 section semifinal.

And, who else would the Red Raiders turn to with the game on the line but … a freshman?

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It hasn’t lost since late December, and that loss was to 23-1 Neenah. The other blemish on Rice Lake High School boys basketball team’s record came to 23-6 Tartan (Minn.), a team that’s a game from state in Minnesota’s highest division.

So, La Crosse Central will have its hands full at 7 p.m. tonight at UW-Stout, taking on Rice Lake (20-2) in the WIAA Division 2 section finals. You can listen to Mike Kearns and Scott Erickson call this one on AM 580 WKTY or watch here.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 16:53

Halverson vs. Vix, Round 1

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When you go up against the Rushford-Peterson High School boys basketball team, the odds are, you’re going to be outcoached.

R-P coach Tom Vix is in the Minnesota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He’s compiled a 596-226 record since 1984.

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 16:38

High schooler gets date with Houston cheerleader

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A high schooler got a date for prom with this Houston Texans cheerleader through Twitter.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:58

Tonight's WIAA girls basketball matchups

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The first round of the WIAA high school girls basketball tournament starts at 7 p.m. tonight.

At 6:50 p.m. on AM 580 WKTY, Mike Kearns and Scott Erickson will be calling six-seeded Sparta (3-19) at No. 3 La Crosse Logan (13-9) in the Division 2 bracket.

Friday, 28 February 2014 11:32

WIAA boys hoops, Round 2, tonight

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The second round of the WIAA boys basketball tournament continues tonight.

On AM 580 WKTY, Mike Kearns and Scott Erickson will have Tomah at La Crosse Central.

On AM 1410 WIZM, Dan Deicher and Mitch Reynolds will be at Aquinas, which takes on Bloomer

Pregame will begin at 6:50 p.m. and we'll have live updates from the Logan-Holmen matchup, as well.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:11

Anderson leaving the Badgers

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Coming out of high school, Evan Anderson was a five-star recruit.

He was the 16th-ranked center on Scouts.com out of Eau Claire North High School. The top of that list at center includes the NBA's Enes Kanter, Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Meyers Leonard.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:27

Bring on the Warhawks, UW-L moves into 2nd round

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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s basketball team never trailed. It led by as many as 18 points. It withstood a surge. Then the Eagles put UW-Oshkosh away.

Third-seeded UW-L took down the No. 6 Titans 76-61 in the first round of the WIAC tournament on Wednesday at Mitchell Hall. The Eagles will now head to UW-Whitewater for a 7 p.m. tip Friday. The Warhawks are both the No. 2 seed and the No. 2 team in all of Division III.

The two teams split the regular-season series, winning 88-83 at home on Jan. 22, before losing 63-45 on Feb. 12.