Tribune Sports

Hilltopper boys’ basketball bows out with first round loss

By Missy Klatt Sports Correspondent GRANTSBURG — The Glenwood City boys’ basketball team finished out their season with a lopsided 89-47 loss to the Grantsburg Pirates (14-10) on Tuesday, March 3 in the opening round of the WIAA Division 4 regional tournament. The Toppers, who were seeded 12th in the upper half bracket of the…

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Bulldogs done in by Bulldogs

By Missy Klatt CHETEK — The Boyceville Bulldogs’ boys’ basketball team ended its season the way it began, on the road at Chetek with a loss against the Bulldogs of Chetek-Weyerhauser. This time though, despite the loss, Boyceville played a much better game. Unfortunately, this loss was in the first round of the WIAA Division…

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Lady Toppers end season with regional opening loss in Shell Lake

By Missy Klatt Sports Correspondent SHELL LAKE — For the Lady Hilltoppers, their basketball team’s first game of the WIAA Division 4 regional competition was their last game of the 2019-20 season as the host Shell Lake Lakers beat Glenwood City 61-51 in last Tuesday’s, February 25, quarterfinal match-up  in Shell Lake. The Lakers didn’t…

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Buffaloes charge over winless Topper boys

By Missy Klatt Sports Correspondent GLENWOOD CITY — In their last game of the regular and conference seasons, the Hilltoppers boys’ basketball squad hosted the mighty Buffaloes of Mondovi on Thursday, February 27th. The Buffaloes, who finished in a tie for third place in the conference standings along with Elk Mound and Colfax, were too…

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Lady Bulldogs beat Beavers, bow out to Eagles

By Missy Klatt Sports Correspondent It’s playoff time! The Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team, ranked seventh, was victorious in the first round of the WIAA Division 4 regional tournament where it knocked out #10 Cumberland, 64-58, in the Dawg House Tuesday, February 25. However, the local ladies fell to second-seeded Unity in round two last Friday,…

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Boyceville boys finish regular season with losses to Lancers, Mounders

By Missy Klatt Sports Correspondent The Boyceville boys’ basketball team closed out its regular season on the road adding two more losses to their 4-17 overall record this past week. First up for the Bulldogs was a trip to Eau Claire on Monday, February 24, where they did battle with the Immanuel Lutheran Lancers but…

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Joles defends state title, wins second gold at 182 pounds

MADISON — Was there really, ever any doubt! Trett Joles came to Madison with a singular goal – to win his second state wrestling championship. In the process, Joles not only won his second straight Division 3, 182-pound state title but proved that he has few equals on the wrestling mat. For the second consecutive…

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Stuart, Bialzik take early exits from state wrestling meet

MADISON – Boyceville’s Nate Stuart and Ira Bialzik combined for a dozen scores in last Thursday evenings’ Division 3 preliminary round at the 77th annual WIAA Individual State Wrestling Championships held February 27 through February 29. Unfortunately, all were one-point escapes. Neither Stuart nor Bialzik were able to generate much of an offensive attack during…

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Lagerstrom’s state wrestling experience brief but memorable

MADISON – Tucker Lagerstrom is no stranger to the state wrestling tournament. After all he has been around the Glenwood City program since elementary school and serving as a team manager, had accompanied previous Hilltopper wrestlers and coaches to the “Big Show”. But the senior had never had the opportunity to actually participate in the…

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