Column: RICK SOLEM
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    The NBA's Eastern Conference is not deep, but it holds the league's best player and best team.

    Here's the East, from worst to first - or so I think.

    Tuesday, 29 October 2013 17:25

    Bucks preview: Now we wait

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    From what the Milwaukee Bucks went through last season, it’s an exciting breath of fresh air for fans heading into Tuesday night, the start of a truly new season.

    Monta Ellis is gone. Brandon Jennings is gone. Gone are 33.1 shots a game for the rest of the team, which basically sat and watched as those two pounded the air out of the ball and then threw up brick after brick – Jennings at 39.9 percent from the field and Ellis at 41.6.

    Monday, 28 October 2013 17:18

    Rodgers, Ponder hear it from crowd

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    Confidence. It means everything in sports.

    The Packers-Vikings game Sunday night - and the two teams’ seasons – prove that.

    Monday, 28 October 2013 11:02

    Game Time And Ticket Sales Set

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    The football field at UW-L should be filled to capacity Friday night as the Red Raiders of La Crosse Central High School will play host to the Holmen Vikings in the WIAA Division 3 second round playoffs.

    Tickets will go on sale at Holmen High School Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 both days. Central High School will put their tickets on sale Thursday from 11-2 and Friday from 8-1.

    The undefeated Vikings beat Central, now 8-2, earlier this year 33-14. Game time is set for 7pm and you can hear the play by play on AM 580 WKTY.

    The Logan Rangers Division 3 football game is also set for 7pm Friday night at undefeated Reedsburg. That game will be heard on AM 1410 WIZM.

    Friday, 25 October 2013 17:54

    Minnesota football playoffs - Round 2

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    It was redemption last week for La Crescent High School’s football team.

    The Lancers (4-5) got out of the first round of the MSHSL Class AA, Section 1 playoffs for the first time since 2009 last week with a 23-6 win over Lake City.

    That was redemption in itself as Lake City defeated the Lancers 31-21 in the first round of the playoffs last year.

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:44

    HOLMEN & other local FB matchups

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    They were the WIAA football state runners-up last season. They won titles the three seasons prior. They have five football state championships and have been to the big game eight times.

    They are the Waunakee High School football team and at 7 p.m. Friday, they head to Holmen for an opening-round, Division 2 matchup as one of the best underdogs ever in the state. Hear it on AM 1410 WIZM with Mitch Reynolds and Dan Deicher.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013 15:05

    MSHSL football playoffs

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    The MSHSL football playoffs get underway today and that means there will be a lot of competitive middle-seed games and a lot of blowouts.

    Blowouts like the one that’s about to happen in Caledonia, Minn., at 7 p.m. tonight when the 35-win-in-a-row Warriors put their 35-game winning streak on the line (kind of) against Dover-Eyota in the Class 2A opener.

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 16:03

    High school football playoffs

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    The WIAA high school football playoff seedings were announced Saturday.

    With two undefeated teams in its group, Holmen High School’s football team was awarded the No. 2 seed in the Division 2 playoffs. Oshkosh North (9-0) is the top seed.

    Friday, 11 October 2013 14:36

    FB tonight: Holmen-Central for MVC

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    The Mississippi Valley Conference championship will be settled tonight when undefeated Holmen High School’s football team heads to La Crosse Logan.

    Pregame can be heard at 6:50 p.m. on AM 580 WKTY with Dan Deicher and Mitch Reynolds. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.