Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.
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Our area will be well represented, with eight wrestlers competing at this weekend’s 2017 WWF Kids Folkstyle State Tournament at the Alliant Center in Madison. St. Croix Central will have four wrestlers competing at the state championships, with New Richmond having three wrestlers qualify and Somerset getting one wrestler to state. New Richmond Representing New Richmond at the state tournament will be Tyler Dennis, Hunter Schutte and Walker Cordie.
St. Croix Central athletic director Jeremy Kerg had his resignation approved at the St. Croix Central board of education meeting on Monday. Kerg has served in the athletic director role for four years at Central. Kerg released the following statement Tuesday morning on his resignation:
Two members of the New Richmond boys hockey team have received all-state honors from the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association. Senior Stuart Pearson and junior Chris Lubow were both selected as honorable mention members of the 2017 WHCA all-state team, which was released on Thursday.
Troy Ward has been everywhere hockey can take a person in North America. He’s coached in the National Hockey League and at every level imaginable in professional, college and junior hockey. He’s also coached at the high school and youth levels. This winter, Ward is getting back to his roots, serving as an assistant on the New Richmond boys varsity hockey team.
There is a perception that my life is 100 percent sports. There are times of the year when that certainly feels like it’s the case, like at the end of...
Want to know what it’s like to play soccer in Rio de Janeiro, the site of the 2016 Olympic Games, which begin this week? Ask Somerset native Jon Bucklew. Bucklew was part of a team representing the United States that played three games in Brazil earlier this summer. Bucklew was one of three UW-Superior men’s soccer players to be chosen for the USA D3 Soccer Team’s 2016 Brazil Tour. Sixteen players from colleges all across the country were selected for the team.
The 2016 New Richmond Fun Fest will again feature sports of all varieties for athletes and spectators to enjoy. Here is a rundown on this year’s sports events.
For the past 57 years, except for one when he was being treated for a heart attack, Stan Barr has worked at the WIAA State Track and Field Championships, either as a coach or a meet official. That incredible run has ended. Barr announced that the 2016 WIAA State Championships, held June 3-4 at La Crosse, was the final state meet he will work. Though he said it’s still likely that he will attend future state meets as a spectator.
Eleven-year-old Jaden Gess has battled brain tumors since before his first birthday. When he had to undergo his second major brain surgery last year, he became eligible to have a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Jaden’s wish was to visit Hawaii. Jaden is also a huge sports fan. So Make-A-Wish packaged his interests together, sending him and his family to Hawaii and to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, which was played on Jan. 31.
Coaching and teaching took Kelly Stephens to places like Saudi Arabia and Thailand. On Feb. 6, it will take Stephens to the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association banquet, where he will be a 2016 inductee into the track coaches’ Hall of Fame. Stephens is a 1971 graduate of New Richmond High School. He then graduated from Winona State University. His teaching career was worldly, to say the least. He twice taught at Dhahran Academy in Saudi Arabia, from 1977-79 and 1982-92. He taught at International School Bangkok in Thailand from 1992-94.