Friday, February 26, 2021


It was a family affair when Jeff Von Haden was recognized for dual win #300 Friday, Jan. 15. From left are wife, Wendy, daughter Brooke Oliver, holding Von Haden granddaughter Karsyn, sons Tyler and Travis, holding Von Haden grandson Hudson and the coach. And it's been clarified from reliable family sources that Grandpa and Grandma Von Haden will have to learn more about ice hockey down the road as Hudson is already comfortable holding a hockey stick. Wrestling singlets and headgear are not his style.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:13am
For prep wrestlers it's about reaching the 100 win milestone on the mat over the course of a high school career. For Tomah Timberwolves wrestling coach Jeff Von Haden the dual wins kept adding up. And after 23 years Von Haden reached the 300 win milestone in the corner of the mat. The Timberwolves...
Racing action May 29 started for the 2020 season at the Tomah-Sparta Speedway. Contributed photos
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:21am
The Tomah-Sparta Speedway kicked off its 2020 season Friday night. New this racing season is the track's affiliation with the High School Racing Association (HSRA) with three dates planned at the quarter-mile paved oval. Tomah-Sparta, located just outside Tomah off State Highway 21, joins the La...
Cashton senior Austin Schaldach on his way to the 200-meter dash title at the 2019 Scenic Bluffs Conference track and field meet. A two-time state qualifier, Schaldach won’t get a chance for a third state berth this season. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:16am
With all due respect to the rest of the Scenic Bluffs Conference, it was a pretty safe bet that Cashton was poised to repeat its track and field championship sweep this spring. The Lady Eagle thinclads captured the 2019 title outright to win their second straight SBC championship, while the Cashton...
Bangor lineman Grant Manke (76) takes on an Edgar blocker on his way to the ball carrier during a 2017 WIAA Division 7 football playoff game. Manke and the Cardinals edged Edgar in the snowy match-up and went on to capture the 2017 Division 7 state championship - the second for Bangor is three seasons. Manke announced earlier this year that he will continue his football career in college at Winona State University. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:00am
After stellar gridiron careers in high school, a pair of Bangor’s big boys are ready to tackle football at the collegiate level. Standouts on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Cardinals over the past three seasons, seniors Michael Reed and Grant Manke have committed to continue playing...
Tomah head softball coach Dan Wall (right) talks with his team during a break in the action at a Mississippi valley Conference softball game last season. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 9:19am
With eight seniors returning – including last year’s Mississippi Valley Conference Player of the Year – the Tomah High School softball team had high hopes heading into the 2020 spring sports season. Tomah showed flashes of brilliance on the diamond during a 2019 season that saw the Lady...
The Tomah High School girls golf squad added another feather in the cap of a stellar 2019 season last week, earning Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Academic All-State recognition as a team. From left - Jayda Zhu, Sarah Peterson, Hannah Zhu, Amelia Zingler, Sophie Pokela and Brin Neumann. Contributed photo.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 9:39am
The Tomah girls golf team added yet another feather in the cap of what already was an historic 2019 campaign. The Lady Timberwolves learned last week they earned Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Academic All-State honorable mention honors as a team. The team honor is determined by the average...
Bangor’s Ashlie Lockington soars through the air on her way to a first-place finish in the triple jump at the 2018 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships her junior year. The track meet would be Lockington’s last in a Bangor uniform, as a knee injury in basketball kept her sidelined her entire senior season. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:30am
This spring was supposed to be a rebirth of sorts for Bangor graduate Ashlie Lockington. The high school track standout was looking forward to her first sports season in better than a year as a freshman on the Winona State University track and field team. Lockington, a talented three-sport athlete...
The Sparta-Viroqua Bantam Bulldogs pose with their state championship trophy. Front - Alex Hoyum. Front row, from left - Tucker Gretebeck, Brennen Otten, Ryder Steele, Dylan Kaduc, Ethan Chmura and Paul Eddy. Middle row, from left - Coach Frank Doherty, coach Peter Kaduc, Connor Williams, Davy Doherty, Collin Simonson, Sawyar Kehren, Hayden Peterson, Aiden Carney, Dalton Buros and Hudson Nundahl. Back row, from left - Landon Burkhardt, Sidney Ricks, Charles Tempski, coach Chad Williams, coach Jason Steele
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:34am
A last-minute decision to form a youth hockey cooperative involving bantam teams from Sparta and Viroqua paid big dividends recently. The Sparta-Viroqua Bantam Bulldogs, which is in just its first year of existence, captured the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association state championship at the...
West Salem-Bangor sophomore Evan Wolfe (right) scored a 15-1 major decision over Campbellsport senior Roman Skorupa (left) to advance to the Division 2 quarterfinals at 126 pounds. Wolfe and Tomah’s Marques Fritsche, who opened with back-to-back wins, remain in title contention at the WIAA state wrestling tourney in Madison. Herald photo by Derek Montgomery.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:24pm
Tomah’s Marques Fritsche and West Salem-Bangor’s Evan Wolfe remain in state title contention after the opening day of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships Thursday. Fritsche earned back-to-back wins Thursday to advance to the Division 1 semifinals at 170...
Tomah sophomore Sophie Pokela blasts out of a bunker on the 17th hole. Herald photos by Nate Beier.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tonya Gnewikow asked three things from her golf team as the Lady Timberwolves headed to University Ridge Tuesday morning for the second day of the 2019 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Girls State Golf Championships. Putt better, score better and enjoy the experience. And...


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