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Countdown to Kickoff 2018 Video included

The News 18 Sports team looks ahead to the 2018 high school football season with its annual half-hour special, Countdown to Kickoff. Hear from coaches & key players from seventeen area teams, and get preseason predictions about the favorites in five local conferences.

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HS FB Previews: Eleva-Strum, Augusta Video included

Eleva-Strum returns 9 starters on each side of the ball Eleva-Strum returns 9 starters on each side of the ball

Eleva-Strum and Augusta are looking to be factors in the Dairyland Conference race, after both the Cardinals and Beavers missed out on the 2017 playoffs.  

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HS Football Previews: Durand, Mondovi Video included

Durand will rely more on its speed in 2018 Durand will rely more on its speed in 2018

Durand and Mondovi finished second and third, respectively, in the Dunn-St. Croix last season, and both the Panthers and Buffaloes are looking to contend in the conference once again. 

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HS Football Previews: Rice Lake, Bloomer Video included

Rice Lake returns 5 starters on each side of the ball Rice Lake returns 5 starters on each side of the ball

After successful 2017 campaigns, both Bloomer and Rice Lake are looking for big years in 2018.    

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HS Football Previews: Chippewa Falls, Menomonie Video included

 The area has seen plenty of head coaching turnover recently in the high school football ranks, but that hasn't been the case at two historically strong programs, Menomonie and Chippewa Falls.

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Sports Overtime - Thursday

Chippewa Falls is headed to state for the first time since 2015 Chippewa Falls is headed to state for the first time since 2015

Local scores, softball brackets & results, baseball brackets & results, girls soccer brackets & results, state boys tennis brackets & results, plus highlights from softball (Chippewa Falls vs. Stevens Point), baseball (Hudson vs. EC North, Chippewa Falls vs. EC Memorial, La Crosse Aquinas vs. Osseo-Fairchild, Clear Lake vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran), and girls soccer (Superior vs. EC Memorial, Chippewa Falls vs. D.C. Everest, Phillips vs. EC Regis).

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HS Sports - Wednesday

The majority of the WIAA baseball regional finals in the area are postponed, but Thorp does get past Gilman in Division 4.

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HS Sports - Friday

Liz Rietschel homers as McDonell Central rallies past Osseo-Fairchild Liz Rietschel homers as McDonell Central rallies past Osseo-Fairchild

Local scores, plus highlights from softball (Osseo-Fairchild vs. McDonell Central, Holmen vs. Chippewa Falls) and baseball (Cadott vs. EC Regis, Hayward vs. Bloomer, Chippewa Falls vs. Menomonie). 

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HS Sports - Monday

Hudson's Paige Meyer slugs a solo HR as the Raiders defeat EC North Hudson's Paige Meyer slugs a solo HR as the Raiders defeat EC North

Local scores, plus highlights from softball (Hudson vs. EC North), boys tennis (Chippewa Falls vs. EC North), and boys golf (Cloverbelt Conference meet at Eau Claire). 

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HS Sports - Friday

Abigail Stow's 2nd half goal helps EC Memorial earn a tie Abigail Stow's 2nd half goal helps EC Memorial earn a tie

Local scores, plus highlights from girls soccer (D.C. Everest vs. EC Memorial), baseball (Thorp vs. EC Regis, Lincoln vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran), and softball (Thorp vs. EC Regis, Lincoln vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran). 

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HS Sports - Tuesday

EC North starts its season with a doubleheader sweep at Logan EC North starts its season with a doubleheader sweep at Logan

Local scores, plus highlights from baseball (EC North vs. La Crosse Logan, McDonell Central vs. Bloomer), as well as track & field (Holmen Invitational).

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