Looking ahead to the Road to Green Bay for area girls basketball teams

February 27, 2014

There were no surprises when the pairings came out for the WIAA Girls Basketball playoffs. Here are my thoughts on the local teams chances of making it to Green Bay: Div. 2: Onalaska is the only undefeated team in division 2 in the state and they’re ranked 3rd in the latest coaches poll. They escaped […]

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Assessing the field in WIAA Boys Basketball playoffs

February 19, 2014

My favorite time of the year has arrived. Playoff time for area boys basketball teams. WIAA Regionals tip-off Tuesday, February 25th. Here are my thoughts on how the local brackets shake out and who might make a run at State: Div. 2: Central and Holmen received the top 2 seeds in their Regional and are […]

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WIAA Football Playoff Preview…Who’s going to make a deep run?

October 23, 2013

The 2013 WIAA Football post season is here.  Roughly 20 area teams will begin the journey this weekend.  Here are my thoughts on local teams in each division: Div. 2:  Area division two teams have usually suffered quick exits at the hands of teams like Menomonie, Marshfield and Waunakee.  Plus, the power of Wisconsin HS football […]

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How will Ryan Braun be received after other receive standing ovations?

October 1, 2013

Couldn’t help notice a coupe of things this past week. Admitted PED user Andy Pettitte sent out in style by Yankees fans last week with standing ovation. Last night, Nelson Cruz returns from 50-game suspension for PED use to play in Texas’ playoff game against the Rays. Cruz receives a standing ovation from Rangers fans. […]

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A Viewers Guide to Watching the Packers in 2013

September 4, 2013

Finally, the games that count have arrived. The Packers open the season against San Francisco this Sunday. Here are a few things to watch for or keep in mind when you’re watching the Packers this season: 1. Win or lose don’t overreact. It happens all to often with football fans. But don’t base the rest […]

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What Ryan Braun needs to do now…

July 23, 2013

Deceitful. Arrogant. A Liar. The list is long and it’s not pretty. Those are just some of the words used to decribe Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun now that he’s accepted his season-ending suspension from Major League Baseball. So how does a man who so arrogantly proclaimed his innocence many times, threw a sample collector under […]

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Should the Brewers go into complete rebuilding mode? No, here’s why….

July 9, 2013

The Brewers stink this year. Worse than the Cubs. Second-worst record in the National League. Their play at times as been unwatchable. Hard to believe they won 9 in a row back in April. But we should have seen this coming. When owner Mark Attanasio said he was cutting payroll by roughly $20-million it was […]

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Expect another wild ride for the Brewers in 2013

April 2, 2013

Nothing came easy for the Brewers last season. And if their 5-4 Opening Day 10-inning win over Colorado is any indication, expect of lot of late-inning nervousness again in 2013. The Brewers led the league last year with 29 blow saves. Imagine if they were able to hang on to just 9 of those. That […]

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Resch Center wins over fans, WIAA

March 20, 2013

Just back from my 5-day visit to the Resch Center in Green Bay after their first year hosting the WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament and I think the tourney has found a permanent home finally. The Resch rolled out the red carpet for teams, fans and the media all week and made a lasting impression. […]

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Trying to map out the road to Madison for local WIAA Boys Basketball teams

February 11, 2013

We are on the verge of completing one of the best boys basketball regular seasons in recent memory in my opinion. I’ve been covering Coulee Region hoops since 1990 and I can’t remember where we’ve had everything from star power (Matt Thomas, Bronson Koenig, Tim Wagner) to highly ranked teams (Onalaska, Central, Aquinas) to teams […]

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