It’s sort of a new development to have Sam Stange and Joey Koller play on the same line. Just one of those late-season switches coach Ryan Parker thought might create a bit of a spark given Stange’s speed and Koller’s defensive mindset. It may very well have saved the season on Friday. The pair scored two goals each, and second-seeded Eau Claire North had to claw and fight its way to a 4-3 win over seventh-seed Rice Lake in a regional final at Hobbs Ice Center.
RICE LAKE — Three attorneys, including a former Eau Claire County judge, have applied to Gov. Scott Walker to become the next Barron County district attorney. Eau Claire attorney Brian Wright, Cumberland attorney Joe Schieffer and Sawyer County assistant district attorney Aaron Marcoux seek to replace outgoing District Attorney Angela Beranek, who has accepted a job as an assistant district attorney in Eau Claire County. Wright was appointed Eau Claire County district attorney by Walker
Forget what its overall record is, Eau Claire North is unbeaten in February and playing its best basketball of the season. The Huskies toppled Rice Lake 54-45 on Thursday night in girls basketball action at the Doghouse. It was the third straight win for a North team that took a while to find its stride but is now just a game back of third place in the Big Rivers. “This team top to bottom has been working really hard,” coach Michelle Peplinski said. “We have multiple kids
RICE LAKE 78, CHIPPEWA FALLS 67 Rice Lake — Evan Tillung 4, Peyton Buckley 2, Averie Habas 18, Logan Severson 8, Spencer Page 30, Cole Halvorson 5, John Kohler 8, Billy Brown 1, Collin Hanson 2. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 29 11-21 78. Chippewa Falls — Alex Nelson 2, Nick Bruder 3, Thomas Robarge 11, Peyton Rogers-Schmidt 11, Bryce Daniels 26, Hopper Sillman 2, Tyler Robarge 12. Totals: 27 5-16 67. Halftime: Rice Lake 39-25. 3-pointers: Rice Lake 9 (Habas, Severson, Page 4,
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Spencer Page doesn’t need much space to get his shot off. And Rice Lake doesn’t need much time to break a game wide open. The Warriors exploded for one of their trademark game-changing runs late in the first half Thursday night. That, a hot-shooting night from Page and some major contributions from the bench were enough to carry Rice Lake to a 78-67 victory over Chippewa Falls. “Just energy,” said Page, who scored a game-high 30 points.
The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in September. Mondovi: Buffalo River Bridge’s Buzzy Bees LLC, Margaret L. Jones, S689 Highway 37; Caring Touch Massage LLC, Kelly Lee, W6001 Hemlock Road; Prissel Taxidermy LLC, Melissa Braun, E7628 Highway 85. New Auburn: Auburn Feed & Seed LLC, James Pingel, 4348 Highway M; Chetek Properties No. 2 LLC, Chetek Express Inc., 2559 5¼ Ave.; Dahlhouse Enterprises LLC,
5 years ago — 2013 A fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil kills more than 230 people. 10 years ago — 2008 A 20-year-old Colfax man dies after the vehicle he was driving hit a train at an unmarked rail crossing in dense fog on Highway E northeast of Menomonie. 20 years ago — 1998 The Eau Claire City Council settles on a plan to realign Menomonie Street. 35 years ago — 1983 People illegally tapping into Rice Lake’s cable system will now be subject to fines.
The record doesn’t show it, but Eau Claire Memorial has been so close in so many games this season. So to put a little pep in his team’s step, coach Brandon Fanning started employing a 1-3-1 trapping zone. Just something to shake things up. It worked to perfection on Friday against a strong Rice Lake team. It didn’t hurt that the Old Abes’ senior point guard broke the game open with an 11-0 run herself early in the second half. Sydney Hazuga couldn’t miss in a