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Hovde wins Cloverbelt wrestling title, Bloomer/Colfax finishes fifth in tourney

By Editor | February 7, 2023

Colfax sophomore Theo Hovde was one of two Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers to capture championships during last Saturday’s Cloverbelt Conference tournament held at Abbotsford High School. Hovde finished 3-0 at 120 pounds to capture the gold at the Cloverbelt tournament hosted by Abbotsford/Colby February 4. Senior Ethan Rubenzer also finished the tourney unbeaten for the Raptors as…

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Lady Vikings finish week with two wins, one loss

By Editor | February 7, 2023

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent It was a busy week for the Colfax basketball team, starting with a non-conference game at Altoona Monday, January 30. The Vikings came out on the short end of the score 59-52 against the Rails but ended the week with back-to-back Dunn-St. Croix Conference wins including a 62-20 contest against…

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Colfax boys dumped by Durand Panthers

By Editor | February 7, 2023

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent COLFAX — In their only game of the week, the Viking boys’ basketball played host to the Durand Panthers in Dunn-St. Croix Conference action January 31 and came out on the short end of the score with a 69-58 loss. Colfax was scheduled to play in Boyceville last Friday but…

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Eau Claire volleyball club adds boys’ team

By Editor | February 7, 2023

New to the Eau Claire Air Volleyball Club, as of 2022, is a boys club team. This season there are three “local” young men that join the team including Glenwood City’s Garet Eggert, as well as Jackson Gehweiler from Elk Mound and Jacob Schradle of Cumberland. The team competed in their first tournament of the…

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Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers split six home duals

By Editor | January 31, 2023

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 Editor | January 31, 2023

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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Colfax girls fall to Prairie Farm in non-conference action

By Editor | January 25, 2023

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

By Editor | January 25, 2023

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 Editor | January 25, 2023

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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Elk Mound boys use long ball to pull of win over Colfax

By Editor | January 17, 2023

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent ELK MOUND — It was “Bombs Away” for both the Elk Mound and Colfax basketball teams when the Vikings invaded the Mounder gym last Thursday night, January 12. The teams combined for 24 triples on the night but the 14 made by the Mounders made the big difference in the…

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