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No Mint Juleps Today

Definition “mudder” [muhd-er]: Race horse who performs well on a wet or muddy track. Doesn’t take much rain to turn a forest trail into a quagmire. We’ll find our mudders this Saturday at the...

 

Things Look Up As Things Drop

Finally, the conditions align for fast times. Temperature falls from 90s to 60s, the course is rolling but not hilly, our athletes' stopped coughing...

 

Millionaires and Winners

Aaron Rodgers: Quarterback: Green Bay Packers, Kyle Hendricks: Pitcher: Chicago Cubs, LeBron James: Guard: Cleveland Cavaliers. Big name athletes...

 

Ah-Choo!

"Charlie Bit My Finger" goes viral and everyone enjoys it. "Ultimate Dog Tease" goes viral and everyone enjoys it. A real virus, not so funny. The...

 

NGM Doesn't Get Stung Today

Tis a beautiful morning at the Spring Green Municipal Golf Course. The Girls Varsity race started ten minutes ago. As we stand at mile two, girls from nineteen other teams run past us. We only have...

 

Take Goldie's Advice!

“Youth is wasted on the young.” -George Bernard Shaw. Not this Saturday! The New Glarus-Monticello CC boys team runs without any seniors or juniors. All seventeen register as freshmen or...

 

"So the last shall be first, and the first last." Matthew 20:16.

A multitude (does 988 make up a multitude?) of the best cross country athletes jog and stroll the 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) at the WIAA State Cross Cou...

 

A Good Omen at Dawn

It seems we just woke up to a bright red sunrise and its already 9:59 a.m.  The starter holds a pistol above his head, 140 runners from 20 teams...

 

Lodi Has More Than Suzie the Duck

Three cross country races remain in our short fall season:  Capitol Conference, Fennimore Sectional and the State Meet at Wisconsin Rapids....

 

Looking for an Increase in Win Velocity

People soon forget the pessimistic weather forecast.  In fact, the cold, windy prognostication that turns, unexpectedly, into a warm, sunny and calm fall day is truly enjoyed.  Saturday at the...

 

Oops!

The volunteer watched in stunned silence as the string parted and hundreds of timing tags fluttered to the ground.  Each name represented the finishing spot of a sweaty, exhausted middle school...

 

Last Can Be First

Imagine you hold the seventh position on a cross country team.  At best, you run in the middle of the pack, and usually not even there.  What if...

 

Short Summary Short of Midseason

Approaching the half-way point of the cross country year, we see solidification of the top spots on the New Glarus-Monticello team. For the boys side,...

 

Green Bay Versus NGM

Aaron Rodgers produces statistics galore: Attempts, Completions, Percentage of Completions, Total Passing Yards, Average Passing Yards per Game, Touchdowns and the number of times he’s seen with...

 

Spectators Witness Amazing Opening Ceremonies

Four F-18 Hornets streaked over the 100th Running of the Indy 500, six warbirds cracked the sky at Super Bowl Fifty.  How can a high school sports event beat that?  Saturday morning, as the...

 

Return to Twining

What do you find more exciting: long series of playoffs, or a sudden-death contest?  (Maybe it depends if you are a Cubs fan?)  In cross country the season focuses on one sectional race, followed...

 

Battle of the Colors at Marshall

Friday night, did you cover your tomatoes?  Weather forecasters claim temps might go into the 20s.  Just a few extra degrees and those green leaves...

 

Almost Perfect at Baertschi Farm

Wisconsin residents savor these ideal fall days as we rush to accomplish all the things we want to do.  One more golf game, one more hike in the...

 

Rebirth at UW-Platteville

On June 16th of 2014, a tornado swept through the UW-Platteville campus and edge of town. The swirling winds twisted, broke and uprooted hundreds of trees as it combed a four-mile part into the land....

 

It's All About Number Five!

It was supposed to be a horse race, but it looked more like Donkey Kong. New Glarus-Monticello’s Pony-Knights planned to run side-by-side with the Belleville ‘cats at Tuesday’s conference meet....

 

Not the Smoothest Day for NG-M

Afternoon athletic events look different than Saturday mornings. Students leave school early and miss study time that must be replaced. They sit on the bumpy bus, balancing textbooks across knees,...

 

The Power of Nature at Spring Green

A loud bang, the dam bursts, blue liquid tumbles and boils down the streambed and all is swept aside. Fifteen minutes later, a little tongue of water reaches out miles from the site of the event and...

 

'Hot to Trot' or 'Too Hot to Trot'?

“We’re number one! We’re number one!” How often do you get to say that? Not very. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the New Glarus-Monticello cross country team utters “we’re number one (no...

 

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