Messenger Sports

Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers finally open season

BALDWIN — Just a month later than originally anticipated, thanks to COVID-19, the Bloomer/Colfax wrestling team finally got its season underway last Thursday with a quadrangular hosted by Baldwin-Woodville High School. As a team, Bloomer/Colfax finished the January 7th event 1-2 against competition from the Middle Border and its own Heart O’ North Conferences. The…

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Lady Vikings bulldoze Boyceville Bulldogs

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent A pair of first-year coaches faced off against each other when the Colfax girls traveled to Boyceville January 7. Colfax fans already know Courtney Sarauer is the new coach for Colfax while Jay Lagerstrom has taken over for long-time Bulldog coach Jolene Bird. Lagerstrom’s name may be familiar to Colfax…

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Mounders win two, lose one conference games for the week

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent Getting back to conference competition, the Elk Mound girls’ basketball squad used seven, three-point shots in the first half to pull out to a huge lead and took an 80-51 win at home over the Glenwood City Hilltoppers January 5. Two days later, the Mounders traveled to Durand and lost…

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Mounders roll over Orioles, crush Crickets

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent Playing back-to-back games during the holiday break against a pair of teams from the Cloverbelt West Conference, the Elk Mound boys basketball team came up with a pair of wins. Using a stellar defense and balanced scoring, the Mounders defeated the Stanley-Boyd Orioles 49-36 December 29 in Stanley, then beat…

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Boyceville wins key matches and dual over Glenwood City

BOYCEVILLE — A pair of early match victories coupled with seven straight wins to close out the competition proved not only key but decisive for Boyceville as it bested neighbor and rival Glenwood City, 54-30, in an important Dunn-St. Croix wrestling dual held last Tuesday, December 22 in the Bulldogs’ gymatorium. Both squads had entered…

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Raptors wrestling schedule changes again; WIAA now allowing triangulars and quads

According to a message the Colfax Messenger received from Bloomer/Colfax assistant wrestling coach David Blanchard this past Monday morning, the WIAA has indicated in an email sent out Sunday, December 27 to member schools that it would begin allowing triangular and quadrangular wrestling matches in January. Blanchard stated in his email that, with the support…

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Elk Mound boys fall short against E/PC

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent Returning to Dunn-St. Croix Conference play, the Mounder boys went on the road to take on the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves last Tuesday, December 22. After leading by a single point late in the game, the Wolves went to the free throw line and knocked down two of four shots to…

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Vikings win one, lose one, head into break with 2-4 record

By Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent Playing four games in a span of six days is (as the saying goes) a player’s dream and a coach’s nightmare. That seemed to be the case for the Colfax boys and their coach Mark Noll. After playing games on Thursday and Saturday, they played back-to-back games Monday, December 21…

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