The Weekend Kick-Off with Chris Callaway

Local baseball teams qualify for state

For a long time, there was not a cohesive level of competition within the Coulee Region when it came to high school baseball. Some schools still competed in the summer, while the bulk of the schools played their ball in the spring. It wasn’t that one level was any better than the other, it was just that things felt disjointed, a bit. Yesterday, in my opinion, was a good step in leveling things out a bit.

Entering the day, four local teams – Central, Logan, West Salem, and Aquinas – all had a chance to qualify for the state tournament. […]

Historic Saturday at the Belmont

Saturday afternoon provided , sort of unexpectedly, one of the coolest television watching moments I’ve had in my life. I obviously knew that American Pharoah was in position to win the first horse racing Triple Crown since 1978, but having tuned into various Belmont Stakes, I’ve been left with the same disappointment of the previous Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes-winning horses coming up short in the Belmont. Saturday was different.

Let’s put this out there first. I don’t care about horse racing. I give it a token interest for three Saturdays a year, only if there’s a shot at the […]

Loggers snap losing streak

It’s still too early in the season to really panic, but it was good to see the La Crosse Loggers pick up a quality win at the Lumberyard last night, topping the Wisconsin Woodchucks to improve to 3-5 on the young season.

Some of these players are still only on temporary contracts, but here’s a look at a few players who have impressed me so far.

Mason McCoy, SS, Illinois Central

-Bill Sandillo has plugged this guy in at the leadoff position and just let him work. He finds a way to get on base, is solid defensively, and has the wheels […]

Adrian Peterson to report to OTAs

In what could have been a much longer stalemate between running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Peterson budged first.

According to multiple sources, including the Associated Press, Peterson’s holdout was not about how his suspension was handled last season, but rather about guaranteed money.
”I’ve been away from the game for an entire season,” Peterson wrote to the AP. ”I wanted the chance to be around the players and coaches, the guys that really matter to me.”
After skipping the three practices last week, Peterson tweeted that he was looking for more long-term security on a contract […]

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