An Athens youth baseball team is chanting “Tuck” when it breaks out from its huddle after practices and games, so it can gain inspiration from Athens High School varsity baseball player Tucker Westfall, who recently died in a UTV accident.To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
INTO THE FUTURE - Abbotsford DPW Craig Stuttgen points to the location where Fourth Avenue will be extended in order to accommodate the new North Side Apartments north of Pine Street. Stuttgen was speaking to a group of city council members and others at a May 7 meeting.         STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
Work will get started soon on Abbotsford’s new housing development after the city council approved a revised developer’s agreement last week that guarantees tax revenue for the city once new apartments go up north of Pine Street.
Hailey Voelker competes in the long jump and triple jump at the state meet in La Crosse
The Colby Hornets sent two athletes to the WIAA state meet in La Crosse over the weekend, and the atmosphere and event could not have been better. “The weekend was great,” head coach Chrisie Wright said. “We had such a fun time, along with great performances.”
RUN LIKE THE WIND- Joe Aguilera sprints towards the finish line in last week’s state meet. Aguilera placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in La Crosse.                   STAR NEWS/MATT FREY
Seven Falcons tested their mettle against the top D-3 athletes from across the state during the WIAA State Track and Field Championships in UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. “It is hard not to enjoy being in La Crosse,” head coach Jake Knapmiller said. “The facilities at La Crosse, and the setting, are second to none.”
TOO FAST- Joe Aguilera, seen here in last week’s home regional, qualified for the state meet in all three sprinting events.
Joe Aguilera never got a chance to compete at sectionals last year. In fact, he never had a chance to compete in any meet last year as he was busy recovering from surgery.
DOWN AND OUT - Colby’s Peyton Smith attempts to steal third base in Thursday night’s WIAA regional playoff game against the Stratford Tigers. Smith was tagged out just before he could make the play, but finished with one of Colby’s four hits.
The Colby Hornets baseball campaign came to a close last week Thursday when the Hornets fell on the road 0-10 in the first round of WIAA regional action to the Stratford Tigers. For Colby, their opening playoff game was just their 11th game of the season, and just as the rust was shaking off, their season came to an end.
A colorful scene from last year's Abby Festival
For the first time in many years, the city of Abbotsford will be the one kicking off the summer festival season. After three years of hosting the Abby Fall Festival in September, downtown Abbotsford will now be putting on an event simply called “Abby Festival” this weekend, June 1, 2 and 3.
Valedictorian Emily Gurtner
A total of 73 Colby High School seniors will received diplomas this Friday, May 25, at an 8 p.m. commencement ceremony in the Colby High School gymnasium. The valedictorian is Emily Gurtner, daughter of Alan and Connie Gurtner. The salutatorian is Carley Elmhorst, daughter of Eric and Jena Elmhorst.
TWICE AS NICE- For the second consecutive week the Abby girl’s track and field team picked up some well earned hardware, capturing first place in the WIAA D-3 regional meet on Monday. The Falcons advance to the WIAA sectional meet in Boyceville on Thursday to compete for a chance to earn a trip to state. STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
Cold, wet and blustery conditions that were more suited to a late fall football game weren’t enough to stop the Abbotsford Falcons from burning rubber as they raced through the competition during Monday night’s WIAA home regional.
The Marathon and Stratford varsity softball teams’ success this season is mostly due to them having their experienced No. 1 pitchers return this season. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Class of 2018 co-valedictorian Dylana Schreiner
A total of 50 Abbotsford High School seniors will receive their diplomas this Saturday, May 19, at a commencement ceremony in the north gym, starting at 2 p.m.
INTO THE FUTURE - Abbotsford DPW Craig Stuttgen points to the location where Fourth Avenue will be extended in order to accommodate the new North Side Apartments north of Pine Street. Stuttgen was speaking to a group of city council members and others at a May 7 meeting.         STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
Hailey Voelker competes in the long jump and triple jump at the state meet in La Crosse
RUN LIKE THE WIND- Joe Aguilera sprints towards the finish line in last week’s state meet. Aguilera placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in La Crosse.                   STAR NEWS/MATT FREY
TOO FAST- Joe Aguilera, seen here in last week’s home regional, qualified for the state meet in all three sprinting events.
DOWN AND OUT - Colby’s Peyton Smith attempts to steal third base in Thursday night’s WIAA regional playoff game against the Stratford Tigers. Smith was tagged out just before he could make the play, but finished with one of Colby’s four hits.
A colorful scene from last year's Abby Festival
Valedictorian Emily Gurtner
TWICE AS NICE- For the second consecutive week the Abby girl’s track and field team picked up some well earned hardware, capturing first place in the WIAA D-3 regional meet on Monday. The Falcons advance to the WIAA sectional meet in Boyceville on Thursday to compete for a chance to earn a trip to state. STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
Class of 2018 co-valedictorian Dylana Schreiner

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Spirit catcher Brant Johnson takes a throw from centerfielder Dayne Marlenga on a bounce and tags out Medford’s Austin Davies on a close play at home plate to end the top of Sunday’s sixth inning. Davies tried to score from second on a base hit by Trenton Woebbeking. Medford will be at Minocqua this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. A make-up game with Whittlesey that was tentatively set for Saturday was rescheduled again for July 14 at 3:30 p.m. Spirit is at Tomahawk this Sunday. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
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