And so it begins…

May 20, 2013 0 Comments

Given the nature of this spring, I suppose it’s appropriate to say this is the calm before the storm that will be the next few weeks in the world of Coulee Region sports. Clichés aside, I’m really hopeful that Mother Nature will cooperate for the upcoming slate of spring sports events–not for our sake, but […]

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Reflecting on the tragedy at the Boston Marathon

April 15, 2013 0 Comments

The warm sun cut through the cool breeze from Lake Superior. My legs were sore and numb at the same time. I was near the point of tears for the sheer sense of joy and accomplishment. Around 12:30 in the afternoon on June 18, 2011, I crossed the finish line of the 35th Grandma’s Marathon […]

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And the award goes to…

February 24, 2013 0 Comments

Award season is here, and local sports are no exception. As you may have seen on our nightly sportscasts the last couple of weeks, the La Crosse Area Sports Commission is giving you the chance to decide their annual Sports Connection awards. You can still vote by clicking the link (just above the link to […]

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Balancing Act

January 29, 2013 2 Comments

First and foremost, I apologize for my lack of activity since football season. With tournaments, holidays and everything that goes with them, it’s been difficult to find time above and beyond our daily coverage. That said, I’m a firm believer in making plays, not excuses. That actually leads well into the topic for this post: […]

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That’s a wrap

October 17, 2012 0 Comments

It’s getting much busier in the sports department with the WIAA and MSHSL playoffs starting for most fall sports. For that reason, my final picks are in the books. So let’s see how I did: Overall record: 11-9-1 (I went 1-2 last week.) Winning pct: .524 When picking MVC teams: 2-4-1 When picking Coulee teams: […]

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Down the stretch

October 10, 2012 0 Comments

It wasn’t my intention to jinx anyone, but after going 1-2 for the second straight week, it appears I might have. Let’s take a look: 1. My pick: Central Football def. Logan 35-13. Actual result: Logan def. Central 16-0 2. My pick: Westby Football def. Arcadia 27-21. Actual result: Arcadia def. Westby 24-7 3. My pick: Caledonia Football […]

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Padding the stats

October 2, 2012 0 Comments

One completely wrong, one close but still wrong and one right pick equals a 1-2 record last week. Here’s how it played out:   1. My pick: G-E-T Football def. Westby 21-17 . Actual result: Westby def. G-E-T 24-21 (2 OT)   2. My pick: Tomah Football def. Holmen 30-24. Actual result: Holmen def. Tomah 28-19   2. My pick: C-FC Football def. Indy-Gilmanton 22-16. […]

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Keeping Pace

September 24, 2012 0 Comments

I got back on form last week, going 3-0 in my picks. That boosts the stats a little. My overall record for the fall sports season sits at 8-3-1. Let’s review last week:   1. My pick: Tomah girls golf wins MVC Championship at Trempealeau Mountain. Actual result: Tomah wins by 29 strokes.   2. My […]

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Mid-Season Form

September 18, 2012 3 Comments

It was an interesting result last week. Since Onalaska and Aquinas soccer played to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes, I’m claiming a tie on my record. So, instead of going 1-2 for the second straight week, I went 1-1-1 to put my overall record at 5-3-1. Here’s how it happened: 1. My pick: Onalaska soccer […]

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Football and Futbol

September 10, 2012 0 Comments

Week two didn’t go too well for me. I stepped away from picking just football and I went 1-2. Let’s review, shall we? 1. My pick: Aquinas volleyball def. Onalaska 3-2. Actual result: Onalaska def. Aquinas 3-2. 2. My pick: Westby football def. Black River Falls 28-21. Actual result: BRF def. Westby 21-14 3. My […]

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