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 By Steve Wehrley    Sports    October 21, 2021 

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...

 

Boys Traveling North

The Sectional race just isn't long enough for Annika Ziperski (20:56). Knowing that five of the top runners, who are not on a State qualifying team,...

 

NGM Makes a Poynette

Annika Ziperski (21:16) pops out of the woods and banks around the turn. Only 400 meters away, but in the last quarter of a mile, things can change....

 

...And Cows

Wisconsin is known for cheese, milk and a positive attitude. No matter the weather, we gleefully say "It could be worse!" By Wisconsin standards,...

 

"The rain's been coming down," - Creedence Clearwater Revival

All foot races start with a flash and bang, but end with a flash and bang? It's 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The skies open and while the speakers pla...

 

Racing at Zimpel Not Simple

Seven compete on Varsity, so why is Brayden standing alone among boys from 16 schools at the Eagle Invitational? He represents our seventh runner in...

 

Cloudy Day is a Happy Day

The rain holds off and we hold on. No grass grows on the hill in the woods, so a few minutes of rain turns it muddy and slippery. Today's 1-2-3 boys...

 

Big Bullies Cloud Results

Called the Little State Meet, the Saturday race on the Spring Green Municipal Golf Course brings forty-some Division 2 and 3 cross country teams...

 

Un-BEE-lievable Event

First day of school provides excitement as students wake early, greet friends they’ve not seen for months, meet new teachers in new classes, absorb new rules and routines and look forward (or not) t...

 

Run Like You Have the Wind to Your Back

"We were young and strong. We were running against the wind." -Bob Seger The team bus rocks back and forth as we head to Spring Green. Crossing the Wi...

 

Capitol Conference Cross Country Meet Held in New Glarus

The Alphorns play perfectly note for note. Dozens of parents take-up duty stations. The officials run the meet on time to the second. Everything...

 

Seventy-Seven Years Ago

Russia, October 7th, 1941; it began to snow. The fields and roads turned into mud, a condition called rasputitsa by the Russians. The German advance...

 

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