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Run, Tommy, Run!

We remember those Old Westerns. Out on the lonesome prairie, the cowboys sipping coffee while the herd quietly mills around munching food, drinking...

 

Heat and Hills Pose a Challenge

With a 4-star rating, 18 holes, 6,240 yards, par 71 and overlooking the Wisconsin River, the hilly Prairie du Chien Country Club is a gorgeous golf...

 

An A-Mazoman-ing Day

Beautiful weekends in October are not unheard of but they are appreciated. As a bright sun warms the crisp, calm air we didn't realize it foretells...

 

Sometimes Big, Sometimes Small

The New Glarus-Monticello cross country team experienced our own version of Gulliver's travels. A week ago at the Platteville Invitational, we were pl...

 

Team Earns a Degree (of Success) at UW-Platteville

The law of multiplication dictates that 34 teams with seven athletes each equals 238 participants. As the gun sounds, the herd speeds toward the...

 

Temperatures Drop (Brrrr), Times Drop (Yeah!)

Lucy Melvin lines up with eleven other athletes for the seventh runner's race. The team arrived at the Hickory Grove golf course on this chilly...

 

Girls Strong, Boys Need to Close Some Gaps

The Capitol Conference Meet remains several weeks away but after Invitationals on Tuesday at Marshall and Saturday at Belleville, it appears that,...

 

Fast Times In Challenging Races

As thunderstorms slowly moved out of the Verona area, the decision makers lost patience with the atmosphere and cancelled the meet. Thirty-four...

 

Mel and Tom Start the Season On the Right Foot (Feet)

"Do not go out too fast, do not go out too fast, I kept saying to myself," relates junior Melanie Fink. "I passed people throughout the first and...

 

Excitement in Wisconsin's Central Sands Region

Do you want to be a Teen again? Certainly a time of exciting memories and learning experiences, but most of us aged twenty and over say, "Been there,...

 

Too Close to Call

An ideal Wisconsin fall day occurred this Saturday. Cool, sunny, calm, with trees at their colorful peak. To improve on perfection, imagine standing...

 

A Fun Day in Watertown

Big City Folk attend the theatre, visit museums and walk through the zoo whenever they wish, but one thing they never get to do is ride the fire...

 

Visitors Appreciate Undulations

The Little Chute Mustangs trot down to the Driftless Area whenever they wish to run a cross country course with hills. The Baertschi farm near Albany...

 

Fall Action In Southern Wisconsin

We witness two bucks battling nonstop for nineteen minutes. The fight ranges over three miles of woodlands, prairie and grassland of Platteville's...

 

Running From Catholics and Devils

Looking out at the rolling hills of Fennimore's Hickory Grove Golf Course, Cam Arnett asks, "when I'm in the lead how will I know where to run?" A...

 

Belle Journée at Belleville

Our eyes pop as we roll into Belleville. The sun shines on a cross country course groomed as never before. The grassy path appears short and freshly...

 

Unchanging Altitudes Produces Great Attitudes

Your body completely rebuilds muscle tissues monthly. That is why a training cycle is considered four weeks. Last Saturday marks our sport's fourth...

 

It's Not the Size of the Dog in the Fight...

Like criminals returning to the scene of a crime, we quietly exit our vehicle and get ready for another ambush. This spring our team answered an...

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    May 13, 2021

All's Well that Ends Well

Imagining a better Wisconsin day for a footrace might be impossible. Cool, calm, dry with a warming sun, we feel vitamin D synthesizing in our skin....

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    May 6, 2021

"We're In the Woods, We're in the Woods"

"What color are your uniforms?" asks the Stoughton coach. "Royal blue, and yours?" I politely respond. "Purple" comes the reply as he continues to...

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    April 29, 2021

Columbus Hosts, NGM Dominates

Joe Quaglia focuses on winning conference at the sound of the gun. Passing the first mile at 5:14, we know a season best is in the works but Carter...

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    April 22, 2021

Twining Yields a Triplet of Wins

Monroe's Twining Park hosted Saturday's quadrangle meet. The park layout is a favorite for spectators as teams remain visible from many vantage...

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    April 15, 2021

No One Yells 'Fore' Anymore

What happened to Brodhead's Decatur Lakes Golf Course? The first six holes opened in 1926, and over the years expanded to a full eighteen and a club...

 
 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    April 8, 2021

Two Meets and Five Victories

Two weeks of practice and four weeks of competition precede Conference, Sectionals and State. The Alternate Fall Cross Country season sets a record...

 

Rapids Not as Rapid as Hoped

Located near the center of the state, Wisconsin Rapids was buried deep beneath a glacier during the last ice age. It often seems ready to snap back in...

 

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