Sports

Baseball team receives new bats due to safety regulations

Baseball team receives new bats due to safety regulations

After much dispute, the NFHS and NCAA will be switching to new bats this year. The change was spurred from player injuries and in some rare cases death, from being hit by a ball flying off the bat too fast for a player to react. The switch will be going from a Ball-Exit-Speed-Ratio certification, or BESR to a Batted Ball […]

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Players form ties in basketball

Players form ties in basketball

Seniors Katie Dvorak and Emma Erlandson and junior Maria Lee talk about what it’s like to have close bonds as they start up their final season together.

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JWL: The league

JWL: The league

Crack! You hear a smack as you see a bright, yellow bat make contact with a white ball with holes in one half. Can you guess what sport that is being described? If you guessed wiffleball, then you’re correct. Jackson County has a wiffleball league, the Jackson County Wiffle Ball League. The league is made up of many high school […]

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Athlete Spotlight

Athlete Spotlight

Senior Savannah and sophomore Kate Hegna recently became conference champs at number one doubles. They are the Lady Tiger Tennis players that have doubled up to created a dynamic duo. Both started playing tennis at young age. Savannah’s mother was a tennis athlete and all of Hegna’s sisters played tennis, so it’s no surprise that the two would someday play […]

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Tiger teams make tracks through season

Tiger teams make tracks through season

Volleyball The Black River Falls volleyball team is underway in their 2011 season. Most of these girls have been playing together for a long time and have a lot of good chemistry as a team. “We started off to a rough start, but now were starting to put it all together,” said senior Jessica Bere. Though the Tigers have a […]

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Playoff primer: Get yourself up to speed, fast

The 2010-2011 N.F.L. season is coming to a close, and four teams out of 32 remain for a chance at Super Bowl XLV. There are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets in the AFC and the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC.  “I think these teams deserve to be in the championship games; they played […]

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Girls hockey struggling, planning on improving

The girls hockey team has had a bad week, losing two games to Onalaska and New Richmond. They came into the week on some wins and now they’ve run into a wall.  The girls lost to Onalaska with a score of 2 to 10. Then they played New Richmond at New Richmond and lost in overtime with a score of […]

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Hockey Teams Pick Up Wins

 The lady Tigers are now half way through their season, and with a record of six wins and four losses, they have a very promising look for the rest of it. On January 6, the lady Tigers played Medford at home and won with a score of 6 to 0. The boys were on the road that night in Viroqua, […]

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Runners Take to Hawaii

Recently, five BRFHS students made the trip to Hawaii to participate in the Honolulu Marathon. The students were sponsored by the Ho-Chunk Nation under an initiative by Runners Against Drunk Driving (R.A.D.D.). “They [Ho-Chunk Nation] paid for our plane tickets, hotel, food and the activities we did there,” said senior Jasmine. “We only had to bring spending money.” Although the […]

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Matthew Puttbrese: AKA Putter

With hockey just getting underway, there are some players that really stick out. One of those players would be sophomore Matthew Puttbrese. Everybody that knows him calls him Putter. Putter plays a lot of sports, including football, hockey and golf. “My favorite out of these three would have to be hockey, because you can hit people and if you get […]

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