Logan Von Ruden and Austin Redders scored third-period goals to give UW-Eau Claire a 2-1 victory over UW-River Falls in WIAC men’s hockey action Thursday night in River Falls. The game was scoreless after two periods. But 12 minutes, 8 seconds into the third, Von Ruden broke the deadlock. Redders added an unassisted goal at 17:33. Joe Drapluk scored at 18:07 for the Falcons, but the Blugolds held on. Zach Dyment made 18 saves for UW-Eau Claire.
Boys Hockey BIG RIVERS CHIPPEWA FALLS 9,RICE LAKE 2 Rice Lake 1 1 0 — 2 Chippewa Falls 0 3 6 — 9 First Period: 1, Rice Lake, Riley Strohm (Jacob Tomesh), 16:02. Second Period: 2, Chippewa Falls, Isaac Frenette (Lucas Steinmetz, Cole Bowe), 0:34. 3, Chippewa Falls, Frenette (Bryce Elkin, Couper Fosvik), 6:31. 4, Rice Lake, Strohm (unassisted), 16:19 (pp). 5, Chippewa Falls, Jack Schimmel (unassisted), 16:41. Third Period: 6, Chippewa Falls, Isaac Lindstrom (Zech
Led by Olivia Costley’s 15 points, Fall Creek edged rival Altoona 53-51 in Western Cloverbelt Conference girls basketball action Thursday night in Fall Creek. Ariel Heuer and Cassie Held each scored nine points for the Crickets. Emma Mickelson’s 14 points topped the Railroaders. McDonell 63, Thorp 27: Abby Opsal scored 13 points, Megan Baier had 12 points and the Macks rolled. Stanley-Boyd 55, Cadott 46: Tahlia Walton scored 20 points to lead three Orioles in double figures.
Eau Claire North came out a bit off in its first game back from a signature win on Saturday in Superior over the state-ranked Spartans. The Huskies picked perhaps the absolute worst opponent to come out of the gates slow against. And top-ranked Hudson made them pay. The Raiders set the tone early and took advantage of North mistakes in a 6-1 Big Rivers win on Thursday night at Hobbs Ice Center. “Basically tonight, we didn’t play our game,” North coach Ryan Parker said.
Hudson 2 2 2 — 6 North 0 0 1 — 1 First Period: 1, Hudson, Jack Flattum (unassisted), 6:19 (sh); 2, Hudson, Peyton Hanson (unassisted), 15:55. Second Period: 3, Hudson, Grady Gornick (Peyton Hanson, Jack Flattum), 6:35; 4, Hudson, Hanson (unassisted), 11:04 (sh). Third Period: 5, North, Cal Fadness (Zach Urdahl), 1:25; 6, Hudson, Jordon Halverson (unassisted), 11:33; 7, Hudson, Aaron Squires (Halverson, Flattum), 12:38. Shots on goal: Hudson 18-14-14-46, North 10-8-
Hudson 2 1 0 — 3 ECA Stars 0 3 1 — 4 First Period: 1, Hudson, Nikki Olund (Angela Huepfel, Bailee Dierks), 9:02; 2, Hudson, Sydney Hendricks (Huepfel, Dierks), 14:57. Second Period: 3, Hudson, Quinn Winkoski (Rose Giblin, Lexie Nelson), 1:47; 4, ECA Stars, Ava Kison (Annika Olson), 10:32; 5, ECA Stars, Abigail Stow (Brooklynn Arbs), 14:40; 6, ECA Stars, Stow (Paige Rodriguez, Brooklyn Arbs), 16:05. Third Period: 7, ECA Stars, Paige Ruppert (unassisted), 9:19. Shots
Regis 53,Osseo-Fairchild 44 Osseo-Fairchild — Grace Eide 3, Brooke Freitag 21, Sophiah Filla 4, Makayla Steinke 4, Megan Steinke 10, Madeline Mulcahy 2. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 15 8-11 44. Regis — Teryn Karlstad 10, Kate Seyer 12, Amber Darge 24, Marne Milanowski 1, Celine Sabbagh 6. Totals: 17 14-18 53. Halftime: Regis 31-30. 3-pointers: Osseo-Fairchild 6 (Freitag 3, Me. Steinke 2, Eide), Regis 5 (Darge 5). Total fouls: Osseo-Fairchild 18, Regis 9. Records: Osseo-Fairchild 9-4,
Eau Claire Regis is all alone atop the Western Cloverbelt once again. And the Ramblers have senior Amber Darge and a halftime adjustment to thank for it. Darge hit five 3s in a 19-point first half and a second-half switch to a 1-3-1 zone left Osseo-Fairchild ice cold. It all added up to a 53-44 win for the Ramblers on Thursday night at Regis High School. “Hats off to Darge,” Thunder coach Hailey Zawacki said. “She had a great game. She killed us tonight.” Osseo-
After two years on the international FIS Cup schedule, the Flying Eagles Ski Club could return in the future as early as next year. “That’s certainly a possibility,” said Dan Mattoon, the manager of local ski jumping and a member of the nation’s governing body. “We hope to have success this year, and it could also depend on whether Brattleboro requests a date.” Brattleboro, Vt., hosted FIS Cup events before the Flying Eagles got involved two years ago.
FRIDAY, JAN. 19 Prep Boys basketball: Menomonie at Memorial, 7:15 p.m.; North at River Falls, 7:15 p.m.; Hudson at Chippewa Falls, 7:15 p.m.; Regis at Cadott, 7:15 p.m.; Thorp at Altoona, 7:15 p.m.; McDonell at Stanley-Boyd, 7:15 p.m.; Fall Creek at Osseo-Fairchild, 7:15 p.m.; Durand at Colfax, 7:15 p.m.; Elk Mound at Mondovi, 7:15 p.m.; Boyceville at Spring Valley, 7:15 p.m.; Immanuel Lutheran at Cochrane-Fountain City, 7:30 p.m.; Gilmanton at Augusta, 7:30 p.m.; Eleva-Strum vs. Alma/Pepin,