Sports

New Teacher Takes on Third Sport

Three-sport coach and science teacher takes on boys tennis this spring.

“Our former assistant coach Bill Salsberry resigned from the job, so we needed to find a new assistant coach,” said head coach Marc Rukavina. Rukavina was the first to approach Johnson for the job. “Mr. Rukavina has been sending out feelers since the beginning of the year,” said Johnson. Before being approached for the assistant coaching job, Johnson had had […]

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Softball runs into bad weather

Fifty softball players are only two weeks into the season and have already  run  into some major problems. Problem number one: the team has already had to reschedule three of their games and scrimmages due to snow. “I think the weather has affected us in many ways, for example, not being able to actually play on our fields and having […]

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Softball starts without longstanding coach

Softball in the year of 2013 is going to be a different. Former coach Mary Rykken won’t be taking the lead. “Things are different at home now, and taking time off from coaching l will be able to help there when needed,” said Rykken. Rykken has been a coach for 32 years, and she has coached softball for 22 of […]

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Flick, Cloud, Smith earn all-state honors

After taking to the ice together for 11 years, three seniors–Anissa Flick, Lydia Cloud, and Riley Smith–earned All-State recognition for hockey. Starting the sport early prepared them for high school play. “I started playing hockey when I was three years old, and I fell in love with the game. I always wanted to be the best I could be and […]

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Riley Smith: Back on the Ice

Riley Smith: Back on the Ice

An injury is sometimes hard to recover from as quickly as you would like to. Whether it be a sprained ankle, torn ACL, broken bone, or even something not quite severe, it takes time to heal. Senior Riley Smith knows all about this as she suffered a broken fibula on December 3 during a hockey game. Smith was skating along […]

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Dancing their way through a season

Dancing their way through a season

With all of our winter sports already kicked off, there’s the question of how each of our seasons have been going. Our BRFHS dance team has had more than three performances and according to some of the dancers it has been going very well during practices and performances and out. “My favorite thing about dance team is learning new dances […]

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Girls hockey enters third year

Girls hockey enters third year

The girls hockey team this year is non-conference, meaning that there aren’t a certain number of teams that they play every year. The teams are subject to change. The team has been school-affiliated for three years. The team is a combination of players both from Tomah and BRF. Seniors on the team include captains; Riley Smith, Natasha Hizer and Anissa Flick. “This is […]

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Girls basketball team aims high

After seeing these girls play, people who say, “You play like a girl,” will be saying, “You play like a guy.”  The girls basketball team is a fierce group of girls who strive for excellence.  Coached by Tom Leadholm, the varsity team is known for their teamwork and chemistry. The girls never give up on their goals and they will […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Jack Roou

Athlete Spotlight: Jack Roou

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” Michael Jordan Jack Roou, a freshman, is on the boys varsity basketball team this year, and when it comes to competitiveness, he is the poster child. Whether it be in the classroom […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Jack Roou

Athlete Spotlight: Jack Roou

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” -Michael Jordan Jack Roou, a freshman, is on the boys varsity basketball team this year and when it comes to competitiveness, he is the poster child. Whether it be in the […]

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