SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

A look into the sporting events, extracurricular and intramural activities of the River Valley School District and the Lower Wisconsin River Valley.

Editor’s Note: We’re starting with soft launches in certain areas and making sure we have a presence at some events to take pictures and cover them — our goal is to cover every school sport shortly. Please bear with us as we get our feet underneath us. Coaches/Activities Advisors – please send us contributed photos and information regarding events and updates for your sports and extracurriculars, we’re happy to run them!

RV Golf, Girls Softball kick off shortened spring season

The RV Golf team began it’s season on April 27 at the Prairie du Chien Golf Course, RV scored 182. Individual scores include, Eli Johnson’s one over par 37, followed by Ashton Price – 46, Connor Fields – 48, Luke Snow – 51, and Jackson Thier – 52. Eli Johnson and Lancaster’s Noah Kirsch tied as medalist for the match.

More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports

After months of working with state government, education and health leaders, schools in all 50 states have been given the go-ahead to resume high school sports at some level of competition. Schools in the District of Columbia were the last to receive the green light on April 1. This is great news and signals that a return to normalcy may be on the horizon by the time schools begin sports and activities this fall.

RV Alum receives All-Academic honors

Shane Liegel (River Valley H.S), a sophomore at Loras College and a member of the men’s wrestling team, was honored as a member of the American Rivers Conference 2020-21 Winter Academic Team.

RV-Barneveld’s Lorisa Shatrawka advancing to the WIAA State Gymnastics meet

The 51st Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Gymnastics State Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 27. Junior Lorisa Shatrawka of River Valley/Barneveld will compete at Elite Performance Gymnastics in La Crosse, Wis., under Division 2, which will be hosted by Onalaska High School. Both divisions will be conducted in two sessions. The first is scheduled to begin at noon with the second session to follow at 5 p.m.

Q&A: River Valley celebrates national FFA week

National FFA week is celebrated this year from Feb. 21 to Feb 27. Valley Sentinel spoke with River Valley High School FFA advisor Shari Graff under about how the RV chapter plans to celebrate.

River Valley Boys Basketball take on Regionals

Following four games on the road, the RV Boys Basketball team took on Regionals Tuesday against Westby, and went home with a 56-52 win.
Next, the Blackhawks go back on the road to take on the Richland Center Hornets Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in another WIAA Regional match-up.

River Valley Girls Basketball resume action after 10 days away

After a ten day mandatory recess due to COVID-19 protocols the River Valley girls basketball team resumed play this past week. Despite the lack of practice and having numerous games canceled the Blackhawks returned to normal action by having four games in one week.

In close match RV Mock Trial will not see state competition this year

River Valley Mock Trial competed in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Regionals on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7. The regional was conducted virtually with the River Valley trial members performing at the high school and the opposition schools at their homes or local campus. The tournament was coordinated from La Crosse with judges from the La Crosse area. The regional consisted of two trials per day, with River Valley representing the prosecution twice and the defendant twice.

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