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Bangor's Chase Horstman earned himself the honor of being named the 2023 Scenic Bluffs Player of the Year thanks to his dominance last spring. If the Cardinals' season opener against the Luther Knights was any indication, it could be more of the same from Horstman during his senior campaign.

Many folks here in Monroe County are gearing up for the upcoming hunting and fishing seasons, here in Wisconsin. While the hunters, fishermen and fisherwomen are doling out dollars for proper …

Before these last several years, it had been a long time since the Cashton boys' basketball program enjoyed a high level of success. But as this year's group of Eagles put together one of the best campaigns in Cashton basketball history, all you needed to do was take a look over at the sidelines to catch a glimpse of a connection to some of the program's glory days of yore.

The Brookwood bats were kept largely quiet in a loss to Blair-Taylor to start the 2024 season.

Despite a stellar day at the plate by Cashton senior third baseman/right fielder Brady Hemmersbach and the Eagles only trailing by three going into the bottom of the sixth, a late rally from Riverdale allowed the Chieftains to quickly turn things into a rout.

The start of the baseball season can sometimes bring with it rust for players to kick off. That seemed to be evident for both Tomah and Black River Falls, who put up plentiful runs combined with some shaky defense in their season opener.

After an extremely chalky opening weekend to the 2024 NCAA Tournament in which all of the top eight seeds won their first two games, a little chaos at the top was inserted during the Sweet 16.

TRACK & FIELD: Tomah wraps up indoor track season in Eau Claire

The Tomah Timberwolves wrapped up the indoor portion of their 2024 track season with a flurry of strong performance at the 2024 Eau Claire North Varsity Indoor Invite. The meet was hosted at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire's McPhee Center on Thursday, March 28.

When Bangor’s Aubrey Langrehr accepted the baton from teammate Marin Gasper to start the third leg of the girls’ 800-meter relay on Saturday, there was nothing but open road ahead of the junior sprinter. That changed in less than 100 meters.

When the Milwaukee Brewers take the field for their 2024 home opener, a familiar voice will be behind the mic for those listening on the radio. Brewers fans should cherish every single game we hear called by Bob Uecker this season.

BEIER COLUMN: Get me out to a ballgame

There was a point in my life where baseball was the only sport I cared about. In fact, I think it was one of a few hobbies I cared about from some point in time that spanned the age range of 8-13 or so. I can remember what it felt like as each professional baseball season neared. I can recall certain feelings or impressions that came with each little Milwaukee Brewers offseason news nugget in the La Crosse Tribune.

SOFTBALL: Cashton routs Riverdale to open 2024 campaign

Coming into a spring where expectations are high, the Cashton softball team naturally wanted to get the year started on a positive note. They had no issues accomplishing that goal right off the bat in a season opener where they finished with a flourish.

After some controversial seeding on Selection Sunday, Colorado State and Boise State head into the First Four looking to show that the Mountain West deserved a little more respect from the tournament selection committee.

West Salem knew it was going to be a tall task to try and limit Pewaukee senior guard Nick Janowski, who is going to play Division I college basketball next season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Add into the mix a teammate who was also on fire from the offensive end for the Pirates? That proved to be a mountain too difficult to climb for the underdog Panthers in their third consecutive state tournament appearance.

Before March Madness gets underway with the First Four on Tuesday and Wednesday and the first round on Thursday and Friday, here’s a quick glance at the 68 teams making up the 2024 NCAA Tournament field.

The most magical time of the year on the sports calendar is upon us once again with the return of March Madness. Here are just a handful of the top storylines to watch in the aftermath of Selection Sunday.

Losing nearly your entire starting lineup to graduation and getting bumped up a division doesn't sound like the recipe for making it to state. The West Salem boys' basketball team? They took on the turnover and changes in stride and barely missed a beat en route to a third straight state tournament appearance.

The Bangor and Cashton girls’ basketball teams will each vie for a regional title and the sectional spots that come with it after winning their home regional semifinal contests to kick off the weekend on Friday, February 23.

A broken arm robbed Bangor senior Samuel Cropp the chance to be part of the Cardinals' revenge win against Cashton in the playoffs. A few months later, Cropp played an instrumental role Bangor's 68-66 road upset of their archrivals.

Tomah's non-conference clash with Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln was about as even as it gets for the first 36 minutes of play. Unfortunately for the Timberwolves, it was the Red Raiders who finally created the decisive separation in overtime to claim the victory.

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