Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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The River Falls Wildcat Hall of Fame will welcome its Class of 2018 when seven individuals and the 1976 baseball team will be inducted at the Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night, Sept. 22, at the high school. Athletes John Page, Russ Brown, Doug Branigan and Jennifer Keenan will join the hall along with coach Tom Linehan. Gerald "Bud' Manion will be honored as the Legacy inductee while Ed Cina will enter the hall as the 2018 Distinguished Citizen.
For the second straight week the UW-River Falls football team dug a hole it couldn't get out of, falling to Missouri Baptist, 38-28, on a sweltering afternoon at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field Saturday, Sept. 15. Missouri Baptist raced out to a 24-7 second quarter lead before the Falcons pulled to within three, 31-28, with a touchdown and two-point conversion on the second play of the fourth quarter.
Koehler lifts booters to win Junior forward Maggie Koehler of Hudson scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 90th minute, to lift the UW-River Falls women's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Northland College Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Ramer Field. Koehler scored her first goal of the match three minutes in before Camryn Altnau found the back of the net to give UWRF a 2-0 halftime lead.
First National Bank of River Falls Field will host its very first concert when the River Falls Baseball Council presents the Grand Slam Jam Saturday, Sept. 8. The day-long music festival will feature the Gear Daddies with special guests 4onthefloor along with Firewater Gospel Choir and Easy Hour. RFBC president Greg Peters said it's been a goal of the council to host a concert ever since the ballpark opened in 2014. And he believes they've found the perfect lineup for the Grand Slam Jam.
Todd Paulson doesn't take anything for granted. A little over four years ago, at the age of 45, Paulson came down with a severe case of sepsis pneumonia that resulted in a month-long hospital stay at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. As a result he suffered what his doctors described as a "stroke of the optic nerve" that left him completely blind in his right eye and with limited vision in his left.
Nearly 40 members of the Hudson Community Pickleball Association turned out to thank local benefactor Paul Anderson Wednesday, July 11, at the park Anderson built in honor of his late father and grandfather. The occasion was a dedication of a new pavilion, with restrooms, funded by Anderson in the two-acre park the pickleball players call their temporary home.
Long time UW-River Falls women's basketball head coach Cindy Holbrook has stepped down from her position to take a new role in the UW-River Falls admissions office, the university announced Thursday, June 21.
Seventeen year-old Anna Davenport of Hudson is the 2018 Midwest Log Rolling Champion in the U17 Girls Division after winning the Midwest Log Rolling Championships at a seven state competition in Madison Saturday, June 9.
The Hudson Football Program is excited to announce its 18th annual ABC Football Camp, along with its third annual Raider Pride Football Camp. These camps offer an excellent environment for developing individual skills, techniques and attitudes at a high intensity level, while still offering a great deal of fun, motivation and excitement for Hudson football and its players. The ABC Football Camp is for athletes in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. The Raider Pride Football Camp is for athletes in seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
Augustana College senior MacKay Potter of Hudson earned the Vikings' lacrosse team's Ground Ball Award after winning 163 of 288 (.556) faceoffs this season, the school announced Monday, June 11. Potter is the Vikings' career record holder with 153 ground balls and has taken (876) and won (446) more faceoffs than any player in program history. His .509 career faceoff percentage ranks fourth all-time at Augustana, as do his 63 career games played.