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Even though the start of the high school basketball season is at least a month away, Superior High School junior guard Joel Lindberg has been kept busy dealing with the daily mail. Lindberg, who scored 14.8 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last season while helping the Spartans to a 19-4 record, has been receiving plenty of attention from colleges across the United States. According to SHS basketball coach Dave Kontny, Lindberg has received letters of interest from Bowling Green, Colorado State, Drake, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Penn State, Santa Barbara,
Thursday night's football game between the Superior High School Spartans and Chippewa Falls Cardinals was a tale of two halves. After being dominated in the opening 24 minutes and trailing 6-0 at halftime, the Spartans turned things around in the second half, rallying for a 14-6 victory before a large crowd at Ole Haugsrud Field. The win improves Superior to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Rivers Conference. More importantly, the win keeps the Spartans' playoff hopes alive.
The Menomonie Indians took over sole possession of first place in the Big Rivers Conference with a 23-13 win over the Superior High School Spartans Friday night before a large homecoming crowd at Ole Haugsrud Field. The Indians, who outgained the Spartans 363-259 in total yards, improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the BRC. The Spartans had a two-game winning streak snapped to drop to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. "This is a great football team, Bob (SHS coach Bob DeMeyer) has done a great job of getting things turned around here." Menomonie coach Joe LaBuda said.
RICE LAKE -- The Superior High School football team defeated the Rice Lake Warriors 14-13 Friday night before a large crowd at the newly built Dairy State Bank Stadium. After the Warriors made it a 14-13 game in favor of the Spartans with 1:18 remaining on a half-back touchdown pass from Dan Krebs to Nick Pederson, they elected to go a two-point conversion and the win. Rice Lake fumbled the pitch behind the line of scrimmage, and after tackling the runner near the 2-yard line, Superior was able to run out the clock to improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 and in the Big Rivers Conference. "We had
Chalk one up for the defense. On a night when the offensive unit of the Superior High School football team struggled, the defensive unit came through with two fumble recoveries, an interception and a huge goal-line stand as the Spartans broke into the win column with a 14-7 victory over the Hudson Raiders Friday night at Ole Haugsrud Field. "There was nothing pretty about it, but I'm proud of every one of those kids," SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. "The kids showed up and played with heart and drive.
Team pride has taken over the Superior High School football team. It wasn't too long ago that the Spartans were a struggling program, barley winning a game or two. Just five years ago they actually suffered through a winless season. Boy, have things turned around. Under the guidance of head coach Bob DeMeyer, a sense of pride has taken over the Spartans, and that has led to WIAA playoff berths the past two seasons. Team pride is also apparent with a record number of players out for this year's team.
What a day Tuesday turned out to be. While sitting at my desk listening to Paul Allen on KFAN and getting things ready for Wednesday morning's paper, all of a sudden things got crazy. About the same time a car crashed through the window of the Superior Savings Bank on 12th and Tower Ave., Twin Cities sportscaster Mark Rosen came on the air and announced that Brett Favre is on a plane heading for Minnesota to sign with the Vikings. Luckily nobody was hurt in the car accident, but that might not be the case for football fans in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Mixed emotions ran throug
Play It Again Sports and Bauer Hockey announced Superior High School's Kyler Moss is the winner of the inaugural "Practice of a Lifetime" Sweepstakes. The 15-year-old forward scored the opportunity to share the ice with Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins in an upcoming practice from 8 to 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Aug 15 at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center in Duluth.
The season came to an end for the Superior Blues 16-year-old Junior American Legion team with a 10-4 loss to Altoona in the Wisconsin state district tournament Saturday afternoon at Bollinger Park in Eau Claire. The Blues, who end the season with an 18-8 record, opened the tournament with a 10-2 win over Hudson and a 4-3 loss to the La Crosse Central Juniors. The Blues managed to take a 1-0 lead on Altoona with a first-inning run, but the Roadrunners used a 12-hit attack to score two runs in the second and third innings, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two more in the sixth to adva
The Superior Blues Junior American Legion baseball team improved to 17-6 with a doubleheader sweep of Cloquet Monday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. The Blues rallied to score five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the opening game 11-10. They then turned on the power with four home runs in game two to complete the sweep with an 9-3 win. With a scoreless tie in the third inning of the second game, Marty Manion led off with a single, which was followed by back-to-back-to-back home runs by Dylan Ramage, Sam Schiff and Nick Sitek. Nate Hals added a solo home run to lead off th