“If we are going home, we are going home in their ships.” Fearless leader Hernando Cortez led his troops to overthrow the Aztecs of Mexico, with the phrase “burn the ships” empowering them. The Spanish Conquistador would not have a backup plan in case of failure, because success was the only…

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HAYWARD—“This was a very disappointing loss,” said Blizzard girls hockey coach Rick Quimby following the 11-0 set back to the Hayward co-op hockey team.

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HUDSON—“I thought the boys played really hard tonight,” commented Blizzard boys coach Andy Richardson following the season-ending loss to the Hudson Raiders, 6-0 Thursday night.

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RIVER FALLS—The Burnett Blizzard pulled off a mild upset on Tuesday night as they defeated the River Falls Wildcats 4-1 in the first round of the WIAA Boys Hockey Tournament.

The Grantsburg fifth grade baseball team won all three of their games at this past weekend at Grantsburg’s home tournament. Pictured are (front row, left to right): Colton Lozier, Carson Knutson, Mark Seeger, William Gerber and Aaron Burkman. Back row: Carter Johnson, Keegan Hecht, Isaac Qui…

GRANTSBURG—For a one-year trial, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) at its June meeting voted to move from 8-minute quarters to 18-minute halves for the 2015-16 season for both girls and boys varsity basketball.

GRANTSBURG—After struggling to get hits in their first three games, the Grantsburg Pirates got the offense going in their first home game of the American Legion Baseball season. The Pirates won 8-4 and 9-4 in two games versus the Unity Eagles.

GRANTSBURG—Katie Miller, Grantsburg High School Fastpitch outfielder, participated in the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Senior All Star Series June 15-16 in Wisconsin Dells.

ST. CROIX FALLS—It stopped raining long enough Thursday for area thinclads to get their second outdoor track meet of the season in the books.

BOYCEVILLE—The Grantsburg Pirates dropped the first game to the Fall Creek Crickets Thursday night, but stormed back to win the sectional semifinal match to earn the right for a shot to return to the state tournament.