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Paul Winkels

Paul Winkels is a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

April 19, 2007

Not only is it a sport, cheerleading is the only sport worth writing about

I started writing articles for my high school paper during my senior year. One of my first stories was about whether or not cheerleading is a sport. In the business, we call that hard news. I figured that I should have one of my final school-related pieces re-address this issue, but with a much more […]

April 5, 2007

Hockey coach stays humble despite success

NCHA regular season championship, 21 wins, an NCAA tournament berth, and a WIAC Coach of the Year award: Just another season in the illustrious career of Falcons men’s hockey coach Steve Freeman. After beating Lawrence in the second game of the season, Freeman also reached a career milestone by notching win number 200. Despite being […]

March 23, 2007

Men’s hockey team reflects on season

The Falcons men’s hockey team had their season end as most teams do – with a loss. Hosting the Bethel Royals in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Falcons lost 2-1 in front of a packed house in Hunt Arena. The Falcons failed to reach the championship game in the NCHA and didn’t […]

March 8, 2007

Falcons’ season ends in ‘Royal’ disappointment

Bethel’s Benoit Duhamel scored the go-ahead goal with 9:12 left in the game as the Royals went on to defeat the Falcons 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The loss puts an end to the Falcons season. The Royals will advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in De Pere, Wis., […]

March 1, 2007

‘Tucker’ed out: Falcons lose 2-1 in semis

Sophomore forward A.J. Tucker scored twice and goaltender Tyler Johnson stopped 25 shots as the St. Scholastica Saints defeated the UW-River Falls Falcons 2-1 on Saturday night. The first goal of the game went to the Saints. On the team’s third power play of the first period, Tucker had the puck at the far post. […]

February 22, 2007

Falcons cut down Foresters in first round

Just 13 seconds into the game on Friday night, the Lake Forest Foresters early goal had Falcons fans wondering if they’d be facing the same first-round heartbreak experienced last year. The remaining 1:59:47 in the weekend series against Lake Forest showed that this Falcons team isn’t the same one that barely managed a tie versus […]

February 15, 2007

Falcons top NCHA

A thrilling overtime goal by UW-River Falls Falcons forward Dustin Norman on Saturday night capped off the Falcons’ weekend sweep of the conference-leading Stout Blue Devils. The victories moved the hockey team into a tie for first with Stout and St. Norbert, but the Falcons will have the number one seed in the NCHA playoffs […]

February 15, 2007

Playoffs begin, Falcons in the ‘Hunt’

With the two victories over Stout last weekend, the UW-River Falls hockey team has secured the number one seed in the NCHA playoffs. With that number one seed, the Falcons will have home ice advantage through all three rounds. This weekend the Falcons take on the Lake Forest Foresters, who finished in last place with […]

February 13, 2007

Brett Favre is the real Super Bowl MVP

You saw the commercial. It depicted fans of teams unrepresented in the Super Bowl as they dejectedly endured Super Sunday. The caption read “It’s hard to say goodbye.” What happened next wasn’t a borderline miracle, it literally WAS a miracle: a two-second clip of Favre throwing the ball up to himself and catching it. The […]

February 13, 2007

Falcons falter down the stretch against rival Green Knights

The River Falls men’s hockey team played a crisp, tight defensive game for 59 minutes at St. Norbert last Friday night. Unfortunately for the Falcons, the game was 60 minutes long. The Falcons had the lead until St. Norbert’s Matt Boyd fired the puck past Falcon goaltender AJ Bucchino to tie the game 2-2 with […]