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

Update on sports coverage

You may have noticed that there has been no River Valley Blackhawks sports coverage recently, same for community and club sports.

Our student athletes are great. Our community athletes are great. Our coaches are great. Our parents and community supporters are great, so what gives?

While we appreciate the engagement, stats, pictures and write ups we get from coaches (and we urge them to continue) — covering the multitude of sports that happen, as a bi-weekly, is…hard. 

That’s not to say we’re not up for the task. We’re proud to have put together great sports stories, opinion pieces and coverage in prior seasons. However, it’s never been on the scale and consistency we’d like. With our limited manpower and resources, we truly believe that if we’re going to do it, then we want to do it right. We want to find the best balance of print and interactive online sports coverage (both scholastic and community/club/intramural) that the community deserves. 

To do that, we most likely will need a sports editor to coordinate and compile what is involved. So we wanted to send out some feelers to see if there is a savvy, passionate community member or members that live and breathe area sports that want to be empowered to take this on and make it their own. Our coaches truly are great and often send stats or full write-ups, so you will not have to write a story for every event or every sport.

We understand it’s a marathon, not a sprint, but we wanted to make sure our readers knew where we were and what we’re thinking too.   

Stay tuned and let us know if you’re interested.

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 trap team takes home the Division 2A state title

The River Valley Trap Team won the Division 2A State Title June 13 in Rome, Wisconsin. River Valley’s score of 485 edged out West Salem’s team by one point to take the title. Clear Lake’s team finished third with 482.

RV Golf takes on conference cup

Saturday, May 29th was the 11th annual SW Golf Cup between rival SWAL and SWC conferences. The event is held each year at Dodgepoint Golf Course. The top 24 golfers from each conference compete head to head in various formats of match play.

RV Girls Soccer

This week was a fun week of soccer. Our JV team played extremely well against Platteville. We moved the ball well and Claire and Isabelle scored great goals.

RV Trap first in the conference

RV Trap Shooting finished 1st in the top conference for the Spring 2021 season. With a total of 59 shooters, we had 5 finish in the Top 100 for the State: Joseph Day, Jaydon Rose, Sam Cady, Gaige Dilley and Joshua Crook.

RV softball dominates season

RV Softball Player Emily Esser making a catch. The RV softball team is currently No. 1 in conference play, dominating Lancaster June 1 11-0, and beating out Mount Horeb 6-4 June 5.

Home Talent: Plain A’s Fight Back in Loss to Mazo Mustangs

Plain A’s’s effort to come back from down six runs in the seventh inning came up just short, as they fell 14-12 to Mazomanie Mustangs on Sunday. Plain A’s put up nine runs in the failed comeback. Keegan Smith, Jack Meixelsperger, Derek Bodendein, Will Jewell, Zach Paulus, and Brock Mahoney powered the rally with RBIs.

RV girls softball takes on Cuba City, Girls Soccer scores

Our games on Tuesday and Friday were postponed due to field conditions. The highlight on Thursday was the goal scored by Kylie. Svea Youngquist was fouled just outside of the 18 yard box to earn a free kick. Kylie’s shot went over the wall and beat the keeper near post.


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