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Leadership classes making a difference at Onalaska High School  La Crosse Tribune

A group of Onalaska High School students participate in a patience and sharing exercise Tuesday during a principals of leadership class, part of the Character ...

Onalaska Dance Team plans clinic  La Crosse Tribune

The Onalaska Dance Team will host a Kids Dance Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Onalaska High School. The clinic is open to all students in.

Onalaska High School to present ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’  Jacksoncountychronicle

Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Onalaska High School's summer musical, is one of the many musicals that has both film and stage versions. What's somewhat ...

Onalaska High School student killed in car accident in Winona County  La Crosse Tribune

WINONA, Minn. -- A 15-year-old Onalaska High School student was killed in a car accident late Saturday night on I-90 in Winona County. According to the ...

High school football: Austin Larson leads Onalaska's rout of Aquinas  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Tom Yashinsky had enough faith in junior Austin Larson to make him the Onalaska High School football team's starting quarterback this season.

High School volleyball: La Crosse Aquinas rallies, holds off Onalaska in five sets  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — After building significant leads, then watching them disappear, the Aquinas High School volleyball team knew what it had to do to win its season ...

Lost in crash, Onalaska High School's Gao Jer Vang remembered for 'amazing spirit'  The Courier Life News

Gao Jer Vang had a sparkling personality, her friends say — a way of smiling or laughing that would draw you in, until you were smiling or laughing right along.

Onalaska High School homecoming 2018  La Crosse Tribune

Here's the Onalaska Homecoming Court for 2018, from left: Kay Dale, Josh Beach, Lauren Davy, Sean Swart, Lucas Boebel, Grace Gehrke, Ricky Cheng, ...

Onalaska High School students of the month for March  The Courier Life News

Nominees: Rayna Flynn, Emily Galstad, Chalie Her, Isaac Killilea, Isabelle Lassa, Soviolet Thao, Angeline Yang. 10th grade. Henning Hanson, son of Matthew ...

High school sports roundup: Onalaska girls tennis wins 3rd straight MVC crown  La Crosse Tribune

For the third consecutive year, the Onalaska High School girls tennis team claimed the MVC crown on Monday at UW-La Crosse and Forest Hills tennis courts.

High school football: Onalaska's Ray Heilman proves to be difficult match-up  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Putting Ray Heilman in the offensive backfield was the preference for Onalaska High School football coach Tom Yashinsky.

High school football: Onalaska draws value from contact days  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — These are the days football players and coaches reference as, “putting in work in the summer,” when they try to explain a player or team's ...

High school cross country: Onalaska girls win MVC title behind individual champ Kora Malecek  La Crosse Tribune

WEST SALEM — The Onalaska High School girls cross country team won its second consecutive MVC cross country team title on Thursday, but it wasn't all on ...

High school football: Onalaska defense picking up steam  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Conner Haggerty twice let instinct outweigh assignment during a football game against Aquinas High School last week, and it put Onalaska ...

High school golf: Onalaska girls plays as individuals to reach team goals  La Crosse Tribune

The Onalaska High School girls golf team has the same three goals every year — be at the top of the conference, qualify for sectionals and finish in one of.

Matt Thomas hosts two-day basketball camp at Onalaska High School - WKBT

ONALASKA, WI - Former Onalaska basketball standout Matt Thomas is preparing for his second pro season in Spain. He is joining the basketball club Valencia ...

High school football: Nathan Lubinsky welcomes position change for Onalaska  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Nathan Lubinsky spent the last two seasons establishing himself as one of the top linebackers in the MVC.

Democrats to host hearings on Foxconn | Local |  La Crosse Tribune

Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, and legislative Democrats will host a series of town hall meetings to provide information and collect ...

Comedian and Onalaska High School grad Shane Mauss drills for laughs and meaning  La Crosse Tribune

Twenty years after collecting his diploma from Onalaska High School, Shane Mauss is finally going to his first high school class reunion.

High school football: River Valley holds off Onalaska comeback attempt in 23-20 win  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — The Onalaska High School football team made three defensive stands, but the final drive to win the game came up one play short on Friday.

High school sports roundup: Onalaska girls pick up big cross country win in Iowa  La Crosse Tribune

WAVERLY, Iowa — The second-ranked Onalaska High School girls cross country team picked up a significant victory against some of the top Class 4A ...

High school softball: Sarah Kraus gives Onalaska a big win over Holmen  The Courier Life News

HOLMEN — Sophomore Sarah Kraus helped the Onalaska High School softball team pick up a big victory Thursday by hitting a home run and shutting down a ...

High school sports roundup: Onalaska wins girls golf invitational  La Crosse Tribune

HOLMEN — With Amber Nguyen and Alyssa Achenreiner leading the way, Onalaska High School's girls golf team cruised to the team title in the 10-team ...

WIAA girls golf: Onalaska wins Division 1 regional; Arcadia second in Division 2  La Crosse Tribune

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — Sophomore Amber Nguyen shot an 11-over-par 83 to not only lead the Onalaska High School girls golf team to a WIAA Division 1 ...

High school softball: Onalaska players believe in each other, trust another MVC title is in story  The Courier Life News

After a 21-year drought of not tasting a Mississippi Valley Conference championship, the Onalaska High School softball team changed that last year.

High school cross country: Onalaska girls team poised for big state finish  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School cross country coach Darin Shepardson has talked at length throughout the season about compression.

High school sports roundup: Malecek sisters lead Onalaska cross country to Jim Flim title  La Crosse Tribune

WINONA, Minn. — Sisters Kora, Lydia and Amalia Malecek all finished among the top five runners to lead the Onalaska High School girls cross country team to ...

High school sports notebook: Nick Pica already a leader for the Onalaska baseball team  The Courier Life News

Nick Pica showed Onalaska High School baseball coach Larry Swiggum enough to get on the field when he was a freshman on a team filled with seniors last ...

High school sports roundup: Kora Malecek takes top honors, paces Hilltoppers girls  La Crosse Tribune

MENOMONIE, Wis. — The Onalaska High School girls cross country team is headed to its second straight WIAA state meet after winning handily the Division 1 ...

High school basketball: Third-ranked Onalaska holds off La Crosse Logan  La Crosse Tribune

The Onalaska High School boys basketball team raced out to a 20-point first-half lead against Logan on Monday, but the Hilltoppers had to hold on for dear life ...

High school sports roundup: Sarah Kraus, Onalaska get aggressive, end West Salem's season  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — The Onalaska High School softball team knew it would have to be aggressive early in the count Wednesday in its WIAA Division 2 regional ...

Onalaska students learn about composting  The Courier Life News

Students at Onalaska's elementary schools learned last week about how the food they throw out can used be to help new food grow.

High school softball: Onalaska slides past La Crosse Aquinas with 2-run eighth  The Courier Life News

The Onalaska High School softball team is always a peppy bunch of players.

High school basketball: Sixth-ranked Onalaska boys meet third-ranked La Crosse Central on Friday  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — The anticipation before the Onalaska High School boys basketball team's season began centered around tempered excitement.

High school football: Every game is a big one from here on out  La Crosse Tribune

High school football success in Wisconsin is predicated on winning conference games.

High school basketball: Onalaska boys successfully fight off Ripon  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — It wasn't much of a run, but it was enough to make Onalaska High School boys basketball coach Craig Kowal call for a timeout as 10 minutes, 30.

Onalaska High School job skills students earn money and learn leadership running Ona Spirit business  The Courier Life News

Taking orders, making product and tracking inventory are all in a day's work for Onalaska High School senior Alexcie Wenger.

High school football: A look ahead to Week 7 games in the La Crosse area  La Crosse Tribune

7 p.m. unless noted. Onalaska (5-1, 4-0) vs. Central (4-2, 2-2) at UW-L. +3. Alex Franzini MUG. Franzini. MVC SERIES: The Red Raiders lead 15-14, but the ...

Ronald Kenneth Espe  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Ronald Kenneth Espe, 85, of Onalaska passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse.

Jerry Davis: Onalaska student brings new angle to senior class portrait

Instead of holding a football helmet, basketball, or positioned beside a farmer's rustic barn or field of flowers, Robbie Ruprecht chose what has been and is likely ...

Summertime hockey? It's happening at the OmniCenter this weekend  La Crosse Tribune

Mention hockey in July, and some folks might tell you to find some shade. You're baked, right?

Pro basketball: Former Onalaska star Matt Thomas signs with Valencia in Spanish League  The Courier Life News

Matt Thomas isn't going to stir up press conference memories of Allen Iverson with complaints about practice when talking about the basketball move he is ...

High school football: A look at Week 9 games  La Crosse Tribune

7 p.m. unless noted. Central (6-2, 4-2) at West Salem (6-2, 4-2). +2. Jamar Davis mug. Jamar Davis. MVC SERIES: The Panthers have dominated it by winning ...

Onalaska High School students practice engineering skills in fab lab  The Courier Life News

All it takes is a little bit of water and sunlight to power Elliott de Boer and Dugen Pippinger's car.

High school football: Jamar Davis is all-around weapon for La Crosse Central  La Crosse Tribune

Jamar Davis is the kind of player any coach would like to have in his offense.

High school boys basketball: Noah Skifton a true spark for Onalaska  La Crosse Tribune

Noah Skifton raced to the left corner after the Onalaska High School boys basketball team won the opening tip from Central on Friday night.

Pro basketball: Onalaska's Matt Thomas, La Crosse's Bronson Koenig open seasons with new teams  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas and Aquinas High School graduate Bronson Koenig opened seasons with their respective teams in Europe on ...

La Crosse County Board District 16: Dan Ferries vs. Connor Nagy  The Courier Life News

Incumbent La Crosse County Board member Dan Ferries faces challenger Connor Nagy in the 16th District. The candidates in contested county board races ...

High school sports roundup: Onalaska softball pitcher Sarah Kraus tosses one-hitter at G-E-T  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — Sophomore Sarah Kraus struck out 12 batters and allowed just one hit as the Onalaska High School softball team opened its season with a 2-1 ...

High school boys basketball: Tyrell Stuttley leads Onalaska over La Crosse Logan  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — It's rare that a young player at the varsity level looks as comfortable as Onalaska High School sophomore Tyrell Stuttley does right now.

High school football: Podcast reviews first week of playoff games  La Crosse Tribune

Colten Bartholomew, Zach James and Tribune assistant sports editor Todd Sommerfeldt go over a night where five football teams won their playoff first-round ...

High school football: Photos from the 2018 season | Prep football  La Crosse Tribune

Here's a look at photos from La Crosse area games from the 2018 season.

High school boys basketball: Fourth-ranked La Crosse Central takes over MVC lead by beating third-ranked Onalaska  La Crosse Tribune

When Noah Parcher walked to the bench with two fouls and more than 12 minutes remaining in the first half, the Central High School boys basketball team ...

Onalaska Girls Basketball | Preps |  La Crosse Tribune

The Onalaska High School girls basketball team has plenty of returning experience and talent from a team that went 22-4 and was within one victory of qualifying ...

High school basketball: Onalaska Hilltoppers move the ball, drain 3-pointers against West Salem  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — The main word that Onalaska High School boys basketball coach Craig Kowal preached during the full week of practice the Hilltoppers had ...

High school golf: Teams adapt practices as weather closes courses  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School sophomore golfer Ben Wittenberg practiced his fairway shot Wednesday with his teammates as they prepared for their next meet.

High school football: Van Egtern steps in, steps up in La Crosse Central's 32-8 win over Aquinas  La Crosse Tribune

One week after nearly pulling off an improbable comeback, the Central High School football team bounced back with a big win against Aquinas.

Onalaska High School Honor Roll | News |  La Crosse Tribune

The following students were named to the Onalaska High School Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2015-16 school year:

Karen R. Shepard  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Karen R. Shepard, 72, of Onalaska passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, surrounded by family, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Pro basketball: Onalaska's Matt Thomas scores season-high 27; La Crosse Aquinas' Bronson Koenig averages 15½  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas exploded for a season-high 27 points on Sunday, but Valencia Basket came up on the short end of an 86-85 score ...

Onalaska native plays key role in new ‘Spider-Man’ video game  La Crosse Tribune

As a teen growing up in Onalaska, Jon Paquette spent his share of time in the Valley View Mall arcade playing video games. Sinking his quarters into those ...

Onalaska teacher hails character curriculum as 'final click'  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — Bridget Hubbard says she has been waiting almost a quarter-century for what she considers to be the final linchpin for a well-rounded education: ...

High school cross country: Malecek triplets shine as Onalaska freshmen  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School cross country coach Darin Shepardson was excited for this season.

From Tribune files: 2017-18 Extra Effort Award winners | Local  The Courier Life News

The La Crosse Tribune Extra Effort Awards honor seniors in our area who have been chosen by their high schools for their perseverance and dedication to ...

Poem’s author will help dedicate Onalaska’s Dash-Park on Saturday  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — Dash-Park, a new park created by longtime grocers and philanthropists Dave and Barb Skogen for the community, will be dedicated Saturday ...

Boys high school basketball: Onalaska gets third chance at Central  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — The Onalaska High School boys basketball team dropped a lopsided 80-54 decision to Central on Jan. 19, one that the Hilltoppers' senior point ...

WIAA boys swimming: Garrett Wise leads Onalaska/Holmen/Aquinas contingent to state meet  La Crosse Tribune

Garrett Wise was perfectly happy to be a Division 1 qualifier for the WIAA state swimming and diving meet last season as a junior.

High school tennis: Onalaska's Chloe and Faith Leithold, Lauren Garves are like sisters  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — There will be a new set of sisters representing the Onalaska High School tennis team at state today, but the trio competing all consider one ...

High school sports roundup: Onalaska boys hockey team derails La Crosse Aquinas co-op  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — The Onalaska High School boys hockey team threw a wrench into plans the Aquinas co-op had for an MVC championship by beating the ...

High school sports roundup: Melrose-Mindoro boys take care of Onalaska Luther  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — Drew Blaken and Andrew Scafe had a big Monday night to lead the Melrose-Mindoro High School boys basketball team to a 75-64 ...

High school hockey: Big first period powers Onalaska past DeForest  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — The lumbermen set the tone early and often with the cracking sound of a wood stick pulverizing the puck time after time.

Onalaska High School Students of the Month  La Crosse Tribune

The following Onalaska High School students were honored with the Student of the Month Award for January:

Amateur golf: Onalaska's Ben Skogen has record-breaking weekend in Janesville  La Crosse Tribune

Ben Skogen didn't tackle Riverside Golf Course in Janesville, Wis., last weekend with record-breaking aspirations.

Pro basketball: Onalaska's Matt Thomas continues to lead Obradoiro  The Courier Life News

Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas continues to be the top scorer for his Obradoiro basketball team in the Spanish League.

WIAA cross country: Onalaska girls have deep talent pool  The Courier Life News

The Onalaska High School girls cross country team runs deeper than the eye-opening talent of Malecek triplets.

West Salem's 'Hairspray' is all about community  La Crosse Tribune

The plot of “Hairspray,” the popular musical based on the film by John Waters, has an underlying theme of community, and that's something Rhonda Andres and ...

Cross country: Maple Grove venue repaired, ready for runners  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School cross country coach Darin Shepardson — as well as the Maple Grove Venue crew — has put in yeoman's work getting the cross country ...

Pro basketball: Spain a good fit for Onalaska's Matt Thomas  La Crosse Tribune

He spent his first season as a professional basketball player near beaches that are kissed by waves from the Atlantic Ocean and the destination of a Catholic ...

Recruiting: Onalaska basketball, volleyball standout Emma Gamoke will head to UW-L  The Courier Life News

Emma Gamoke would like to play both basketball and volleyball in college, and that is her intention after committing to UW-La Crosse on Wednesday.

WIAA playoffs: Onalaska advances with 44-21 win  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Ben Vandehey dropped back to throw a long pass as the Mosinee High School football team tried to hang around in the third quarter of a WIAA ...

Onalaska, Holmen head to Madison for NHS Day  La Crosse Tribune

The Onalaska and Holmen school districts will have a good showing at the Wisconsin National History Day competition. Onalaska high and middle schools have ...

'Voices' initiative urges men to confront sexual assault, violence against women  La Crosse Tribune

A former La Crosse resident who helped found a men's accountability group in the Fox Valley in northeast Wisconsin has moved back and brought the ...

La Crosse Logan wins big ahead of Saturday's show choir finale in Holmen  The Courier Life News

With one more competition remaining this season — next weekend's Gathering of the Stars event at Holmen High School — La Crosse Logan High School's ...

High school sports roundup: Onalaska girls golf team headed to WIAA state meet  La Crosse Tribune

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. — The Onalaska High School girls golf team used a consistent team performance to win the WIAA Division 1 sectional hosted by ...

Pro basketball: Onalaska's Matt Thomas, La Crosse Aquinas' Bronson Koenig keep hot hands overseas  La Crosse Tribune

Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas has scored 51 points as the Valencia Basket team posted two wins in its last three games while playing in the ...

Three vying for 2nd District spot on Onalaska council  The Courier Life News

Three candidates are competing in the Feb. 20 primary election for the Onalaska Common Council 2nd District seat that's being vacated by incumbent Bob Muth.

David Reay’s Modern Diner + Tavern opens Monday in downtown Onalaska  The Courier Life News

ONALASKA — Local restaurateur Matt Boshcka will open his new David Reay's Modern Diner + Tavern on Monday next to Dash-Park in downtown Onalaska, ...

High school basketball: Central makes showdown with Onalaska one-sided  La Crosse Tribune

As the frustration of the Onalaska High School boys basketball team grew, Central continued to grow its lead.

Little Women at Ona High School Nov. 16-19  The Courier Life News

Onalaska High School is staging the musical version of Little Women this weekend and the directors are promising a show that illuminates the famous novel with ...

High school football preview: Noah Skifton takes over at QB for Onalaska  La Crosse Tribune

ONALASKA — Confidence radiates from Noah Skifton.

Onalaska's Connor Birdsong determined to prove worthy of No. 1 ranking  La Crosse Tribune

Being ranked No. 1 in the world in anything seems like a big deal, but not so much for Connor Birdsong.

Pro basketball: Onalaska's Matt Thomas fills hoop for Spanish League's Obradoiro  The Courier Life News

The Obradoiro CAB basketball team broke a six-game losing streak on Sunday, but it had to win a close game with a big performance from Onalaska High ...

Todd Sommerfeldt: Onalaska High School softball team making history  La Crosse Tribune

SPARTA — The excitement that surrounded the Onalaska High School softball team when it began practicing two months ago had to be greeted with a dose of ...

2017 La Crosse area grads post strong results on ACT exams  The Courier Life News

ACT results for the graduating class of 2017 show good marks for local schools. Several schools had average composite scores in the mid-20s, including ...

'Trailer Park Boys' actor coming to Cavalier Theater  La Crosse Tribune

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Wednesday for Randy's Cheeseburger Picnic, a comedy show coming Oct. 17 to the Cavalier Theater.

Onalaska student rep ready to take an active roll in school politics  The Courier Life News

Senior Victoria Kearns is ready for a yet another challenge, this time as a student representative for the Onalaska School Board.

Pro basketball: Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas has strong start at Obradoiro  The Courier Life News

The Obradoiro CAB basketball team has started its season with a 2-1 record, and Onalaska High School graduate Matt Thomas has been a major contributor.

Onalaska HS grads onto next challenge  La Crosse Tribune

About 240 purple-gowned graduates received diplomas at Onalaska High School last weekend, to commemorate their past and ponder the uncertainty of their ...

National Signing Day: La Crosse Central's Greg Kohler among those confirming college plans  La Crosse Tribune

The Caledonia High School football team that won an MSHSL Class AA state championship in November will have six players -- five in football, one in ...

Smith, Luce running for Onalaska council seat  The Courier Life News

Former incumbent alderperson Kim Smith is facing a challenge from database developer Greg Luce in the 3rd District Onalaska Common Council seat that's up ...

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