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Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers split six home duals

BLOOMER — Wrestling six duals over a three-day span in two separate home meets, the Bloomer Colfax wrestling team earned a split as it won three and lost three. In a five-school, dual-style meet held at Bloomer High School last Tuesday, January 24, the Raptors defeated Thorp/Owen-Withee and Bruce but lost to Arcadia and Boyceville.…

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Lady Vikings split pair of D-SC games

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent After defeating the Durand Panthers earlier in the season, the Colfax girls had high hopes of pulling off another win, but instead they allowed a 10-point halftime lead to disappear and fell to the Panthers 48-43 in overtime January 24 in Colfax. They came back however, with a lopsided win…

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Lady Mounders begin new win streak

After being knocked from ranks of the unbeatens following a January 21 non-conference loss to a strong Somerset squad, what did the Lady Mounders’ basketball team do? It simply started a new winning streak. Traveling to the southern reaches of the Dunn-St. Croix Conference for a pair of games last week, Elk Mound played at…

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Elk Mound boys handle Hilltoppers, beat Blackhawks, plucked by Cards

While last Thursday’s lopsided 65-35 home victory over lowly Glenwood City helped the Elk Mound boys’ basketball team maintain a share of the Dunn-St. Croix lead with Durand-Arkansaw, the Mounders also got in a pair of non-conference contests last week. Playing those two out-of-league games around their contest with the Hilltoppers, the Mounder boys had…

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Lady Mounders beat Stanley-Boyd, lose first game of year to Somerset

ELK MOUND — The win streak is over. Hosting a pair of non-conference basketball games last week, the Elk Mound girls saw its 14-game winning streak come to an end. After a convincing 64-28 win over Stanley-Boyd on Monday evening, January 16, the Mounders lost for the first time this season as a very strong…

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Colfax girls fall to Prairie Farm in non-conference action

by Marlys Krueger Sports Correspondent COLFAX –— Colfax coach Courtney Sarauer always tries to find some stiff competition in non-conference games during the season to make sure her players know what to expect when WIAA tournament time comes around. Her Viking team met their match when they hosted the Division 5, number 3 state ranked…

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Anderson, Hovde finish 2nd at Shell Lake Invite

SHELL LAKE — After another winter storm postponed the January 19 Cloverbelt quad meet in Cadott, the Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers were left with just a single event last week – an individual tournament in Shell Lake. The Raptors placed in the top half of the 15-school tourney after scoring 142 points to finish seventh in the…

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Colfax boys hit trifecta with three conference wins

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent The Colfax boys certainly got a workout last week when they played and won three Dunn-St. Croix Conference basketball games, all in different fashion. Starting with a home game against Boyceville Monday, January 16 the game was pretty close against the Bulldogs before the Vikings pulled away midway through the…

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Fall Creek edges Elk Mound boys

ELK MOUND — Hosting Fall Creek in a non-conference contest last Monday, January 9, the Elk Mound boys’ basketball squad fell a point short of victory as it lost 46-45. The Crickets (9-2), leaders in the Cloverbelt West Conference, held off a late charge by the Mounders (8-3) to take the one-point win. “Tonight was…

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