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I took my 10 year old step son Brady out into the deer woods on October 6 and 7 to be part of Wisconsin’s mentored Youth Deer Hunt. Initially the concept of a kid under the age of 12 walking around with a loaded deer rifle was a scary thought for some. I, on the other hand, looked at it as a…

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The Osceola Chieftains soccer team has persevered through a difficult season. Osceola has a very thin roster and at times has had to finish games with less than 11 players on the field due to injuries. Despite the difficulties the Chieftains never used the roster as an excuse and could alway…

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Going into the Middle Border conference meet that was hosted by St. Croix Central it appeared that three schools had a legitimate chance of winning the girls race and the same three schools had the best chance of winning the boys race. The Osceola Chieftains, the New Richmond Tigers and the …

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The Osceola Chieftain football team came into the 2018 season with high hopes but the reality was they did not have very much varsity experience at any position. Osceola battled hard all season long and going into the final game against the New Richmond Tigers they still had an outside chanc…

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Sports are filled with overused clichés. An often used cliché is that it is too bad that one of the teams has to lose. Last week in Osceola there was a volleyball game between the Osceola Chieftains and the Ellsworth Panthers. Both teams came into the game with 5-1 Middle Border conference r…

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It was another busy week for the Osceola Chieftain tennis team, first at Regional play at UW-River Falls on Monday and finishing up with a doubles team playing at Sectionals on Thursday in Baldwin. Osceola’s last chance for an appearance at State fell short when Elli Dodge and Paige Dvorak l…

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You would think that after 44 years that we would have it all down! I’d have to say that this year’s 44th Annual Duck Camp was a huge success. Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Outdoor columnist Paul Smith thinks it might just be the oldest running duck camp in the state. When we did that math we w…

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All the rehearsals are over. After a grueling schedule that had the Osceola Chieftain cross country team face many of the best schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota, they will fine tune their focus for the rest of the season. Although Osceola has fared very well meet after meet th…

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A week ago the Osceola Chieftain soccer team was coming off perhaps their best week of the year having shut out Spooner and losing a one-goal decision to Somerset. Last week Osceola played some tougher completion and things did not go as well as the Chieftains dropped games to the Amery Warr…

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In many ways it is too bad that the season has ended for the Osceola Chieftain golf team. Osceola completed play for 2018 after having earned a spot in the Sectionals played last week in Hayward. The Chieftain had probably their best round of the year in Hayward but finished in seventh place…

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The Osceola Chieftain volleyball team ran their win streak to five games in Middle Border conference play before eventually losing their first MBC contest of the season. Osceola got their fifth straight conference win with a four-game decision over the Prescott Cardinals. The Chieftains then…

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At the start of the season the young Osceola Chieftain football team was susceptible to errors and big plays against them. That can happen when you return only one starter on offense and two on defense. Osceola has grown up a bit during the first two months of the 2018 season. Last Friday th…

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There is no other shooting sport that brings such a powerful passion that evolved from history and uses as much gear as duck hunting. I’m referring to small game here because only historic big game hunting can surpass water fowling. From the early market hunters, through the greatest water f…

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The Osceola Chieftain tennis team completed Middle Border conference play with a good showing at the conference tournament with six of the seven flights winning their first match of the competition. Osceola ended the tournament with one third place finish and placed had five fourth place fin…

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The truth of the matter is the Osceola Chieftain golf team was not predicted to be playing in the Sectionals in Hayward. Most people who follow the sport would have predicted that the team would be done playing golf for the year after the Regional meet. The Chieftains maybe would have an ind…

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Unofficially the Osceola Chieftain cross country team has now run against the most and best competition of any team in the state. Osceola coach Rachael Robinson welcomes the tough competition to help get the Chieftains ready for the most important meets at the end of the season beginning wit…

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The Osceola Chieftain football team ran into a buzz saw last week when they traveled to Hammond to take on the St. Croix Central Panthers. St. Croix Central has had great success since joining the Middle Border conference in 2015, compiling an overall record of 40-7. The Panthers placed firs…

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The Osceola Chieftain volleyball team ran its Middle Border conference winning streak to four last week with home wins over the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks and the Amery Warriors. With a 4-0 record in the MBC the Chieftains are tied for first place with three conference games to play. Osceo…

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The Osceola Chieftain soccer team split a pair of Middle Border conference games last week as they dropped a close battle with Somerset but shook off the tough loss in time to shut out Spooner. The Osceola offense continues to click as the Chieftains scored a total of five goals in the two g…

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The Osceola Chieftain soccer team has been playing hard all season long but due to a young and inexperienced team and a thin roster, goals and wins have been hard to come by. After a string of disappointments the Chieftains broke out in a big way last week in a game at Altoona. After a close…

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When the Osceola Chieftain cross country team traveled to Milaca, Minnesota they realistically knew that they were not going to come home with a team win. The meet in Milaca is huge and coach Rachael Robinson uses it as another opportunity to have her Osceola team get experience against the …

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Each of us has memories that involve a variety of “First Time” experiences that will always be a part of us. Since you’re reading an outdoor column I’m probably correct to assume that a few of those first time memories center around a first fish, a first hunt, a first buck, a first trip to C…

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The Osceola Chieftain volleyball team is off to a fast start in Middle Border conference. Osceola opened MBC play with a win in four games over the New Richmond Tigers. Last week they continued their stellar play in the conference with another four game decision, this time defeating the Some…

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The Osceola Chieftain football team broke through in a big way. After loses by eight and seven points in their previous two Middle Border conference games Osceola lit up the scoreboard against the Prescott Cardinals and ran away with a convincing 47-23 win on their home turf. The win ups the…

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The Osceola Chieftain football team played their second straight close Middle Border conference game last week in Amery. Osceola could not finish off their final drive of the game, coming up three yards short as the Warriors hung on to a 14-7 decision. The Amery win puts the Warriors at 2-1 …

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It was one of those nights fishing that makes memories, especially when it involves a 190 pound sucker and a slightly smaller musky! I usually put my fishing gear away August 31 because September 1 marks the beginning of some of my favorite hunting seasons, but it was way too hot to hunt. So…

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When you looked at the roster of returning golfers for the Osceola Chieftains you knew that 2018 would be a learning experience for them. Only one returnee had significant playing experience. Madison Link golfed on last season’s senior laden team and has been the Osceola leader this season. …

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One of the best ways to get better in any sport is to compete. The Osceola tennis team got a full plate of competition last week with several of the Chieftains gaining valuable varsity experience.