Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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Two New Richmond High School female all-state athletes signed national college letters of intent on Wednesday. New Richmond golfer Maggie Veenendall is headed to the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D. Jade Williams, the leading scorer of the Western Wisconsin Stars girls hockey team, is headed to Marian University in Fond du Lac. Veenendall is a three-time Middle Border Conference girls golf Player of the Year. She is one of several golfers from the Twin Cities area who have signed to play at Sioux Falls.
Winter sports officially got underway on Tuesday, with the first varsity sports event involving our local schools. That game was played in Barron, where the Somerset girls basketball team was in action in a non-conference game. The Spartans came out victorious, 36-26. Somerset led halftime 20-10, but Barron opened the second half with a burst of energy to cut Somerset's lead to 23-22.
It was another outstanding season of volleyball in the Middle Border Conference. That's reflected in the talent level of the players who made the 2018 All-MBC team. The All-MBC first team is filled with big hitters, led by St. Croix Central senior Abby Widiker, who was named the Most Valuable Player in the conference this season. Widiker was one of five Panthers named to the All-MBC team this season.
The Middle Border Conference has become one of the better conferences in the state for sending teams to the WIAA State Championships. Amery and Baldwin-Woodville reached the state tournament this year, with Amery losing 2-1 in the Division 4 state championship game. Last year it was New Richmond and Amery that reached state from the MBC. In 2016, New Richmond also advanced to state and from 2013-2015, it was Barron that reached state.
Four members of the state-bound St. Croix Central football team were honored with all-state honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association on Monday.
Ever tried to solve a Rubik's Cube? The block of colors has left many of us frustrated. The few who have found the way to solve the cube, getting all nine of the same colored squares to line up on each side of the cube, have shown exceptional problem solving skills. Somerset High School senior Izaak Newhouse has taken his fixation with the cube one step further. He has developed a gadget which he calls "The Rubik's Solver" that can solve the Rubik's Cube in less than 30 seconds.
The St. Croix Central football team is heading back to the WIAA state championships for the third straight season. In a clash of undefeated teams, Central defeated Little Chute 48-25 in the Division 4 state semifinal game on Friday, played at Stanley-Boyd.
While Ryan Larson and his St. Croix Central football teammates are getting ready for Friday's WIAA State Division 4 semifinal game, Larson received recognition this week for his winter sport. Larson is one of nine Wisconsin wrestlers who are ranked nationally heading into the winter season. Practices for WIAA wrestling teams begin on Monday.
Athletics keep high school students incredibly busy. But these students still make time for their work in the classroom and for involvement in community activities. All-state academic honors have announced for the fall sports of football and girls golf and a number of athletes from our local students received honors. One local team was also recognized for its recent community involvement. Here are the details. Academic All-State Football
For the third straight season, the St. Croix Central football team has advanced to the WIAA state semifinals. And the Panthers are hoping, that for the third straight year, it propels them into the Division 4 state championship game.