Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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Hudson’s defense stopped Appleton North twice inside the one-yard line in the final 12 seconds to preserve a 20-14 victory in a WIAA Division 1 state quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in Chippewa Falls. The win sends the Raiders to the state semifinals against defending champion Hartland Arrowhead this Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Stevens Point. Hudson snapped a 14-14 tie with Wade Malecha’s second touchdown run of the game, from three yards out, with just over two minutes remaining.
Stop by Hoffman Park on any given day and one thing is clear: It takes a community to build a ballpark. That fact was evident last Saturday, when 30-40 volunteers spent the day grading the infield, installing chain link fencing and working on dugouts at what will be known as First National Bank of River Falls Field.
Former Wildcat all-state baseball player and two-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year Marty Herum of River Falls signed a pro contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, July 25. Herum reported to the Diamondbacks Arizona Rookie League team in Scottsdale, Ariz., Friday, July 26. Herum finished his sophomore season at UW-Whitewater this past spring, where he batted .413 in 42 games with seven hom
Fans who can’t make it to the River Falls Fighting Fish amateur baseball games this Saturday and Sunday can watch the games live here on the River Falls Journal website. The Fighting Fish will host the Hudson River Rats this Saturday, July 20, and the Bay City Bombers Sunday, July 21, with both games at 1 p.m. at the high school field.
UW-River Falls' head coach Matt Walker congratulates safety Alex Adam after the junior's third interception of the game put the finishing touches on the Falcons' 26-15 victory over UW-Stevens Point Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field. The win snapped a 14-game home losing streak for the Falcons. Read more about what's happening in River Falls sports and see photos in the print editions of the River Falls Journal.
UW-River Falls junior defensive back Alex Adams, center, leads youngsters from the River Falls Youth Football Association as they yell "One-two-three --bacon!" and break a huddle after Adams and his teammates practiced with the group last Tuesday at Ramer Field. When Adams asked the kids what they wanted to yell they responded, "bacon!" This is the second straight year the Falcons have hosted the youth football players for a practice and autograph session.
One of the most popular cross country mountain bike racing events in the area returns to River Falls with a new name later this month when the Border Crossing takes place on the trails of the Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park Sunday, Aug.
The River Falls Fighting Fish remained undefeated in St. Croix Valley Baseball League play with a pair of wins over the weekend, including a big 6-3 victory over the Prescott Pirates Saturday in Prescott. The Fish posted an 8-4 win Sunday in Bay City to improve to 10-0 in league play, 23-8 overall. They visit the Hudson River Rats this Saturday at 1 p.m. and the Elmwood Expos Sunday at 1 p.m. before taking on the Spring Valley Hawks Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Spring Valley. River Falls' next home game will be Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m.
After dropping a pair of one run games to open the season, the River Falls Fighting Fish amateur baseball team picked up its first victory of the season, 13-7, over the Isanti Redbirds Sunday afternoon at the high school field. The defending Wisconsin state champion Fish used a 10-run third inning and five different pitchers to defeat the Minnesota Class C state champion Redbirds on Mother's Day. The Fish, now 1-2 on the season, will open St. Croix Valley Baseball League play this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Plum City Legion Park against the Plum City Blues.
The 27th annual Don Page Memorial Golf Tournament to support UW-River Falls athletics will be held Monday, June 18, at the River Falls Golf Club. Page served UWRF as a coach of several sports and as athletic director from 1970 until his retirement in 1992.