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Falcon football beats Eau Claire 45 – 42

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 13, 2010

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Great great great game boys.  Congratulations Coach O’Grady

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Kram Karges night activities.

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 17, 2009

Tuesday night was “Kram Karges”  night with the men and women winning over Northwestern.

You need to check out these two videos of the activities.

Can these guys shoot free throws?Famous in A Town. Sign them up Coach.

“Cotton Eyed Joe” is also a popular folk song that can be seen and danced at country western dance venues and  at Kram Karges night and most other home games.

Here are a few pictures from the night.

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Video of Falcon men win over Northwestern 71-52

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 17, 2009

Here are some video of the falcon men vistory and related game story.

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Voeltz’s 23 lead Falcons in Rout of Eagles, 71-52Dec. 15 , 2009Jake Voeltz scored a career-high 23 to lead the Falcons to a 71-52 win at the Karges Center over Northwestern. For RF, it was their first win at home this season.Voeltz had a huge first half that put the Falcons in control early. At the half RF lead 37-31.

Voeltz had 12 points and 9 rebounds in first half alone. Brady Hannigan and Aaron Anderson had nine and eight points respectively in the opening half.

Four minutes into the second half, Northwestern cut the lead to three. RF then went on a 13-1 run to pull ahead for good.

Anderson got the run started when he knocked down a three following a Hannigan miss from the line. RF never looked back.

The Falcons extended their lead to as many as 22 late in the contest.

Voeltz lead all scores with 23 points and was the games leading rebounder with 14. He was 9-13 from the field and 5-6 from the line.

Anderson and Hannigan were the other Falcons in double figures.

This is River Falls second win in a row. There record now stands at 4-6. They will travel to Duluth, Minn., to battle with St. Scholastica on Sunday. Tip-off will be at 3 p.m.

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UWRF Falcon Men beat UW Oshkosh- watch video highlights

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 13, 2009

The Falcon men’s basketball team came up with an 82-73 win over the Titans of UW-Oshkosh. See video high lights below.

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UWRF Men vs Stevens Point video highlights

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 8, 2009

Here are a few highlights from the mens game against Stevens Point.

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UWRF Falcon Men Team Expecting a Big Season

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 8, 2009

This information was found in the UWRF Voice student paper.

Looks like the men’s team is ready to battle for one of the top spots in the WIAC. Good luck to the Coaches and players on your season.

Falcons predict winning season

By Steven Linzmeier

Published November 06, 2009

Excitement and expectations surround the UW-River Falls men’s basketball team coming into the new season. A year ago, the Falcons finished sixth in the WIAC and they return their entire starting lineup. They will open the 2009-10 season on Nov. 17 at Viterbo.

“In years past, we might have said we had a chance for a conference title, but that was just us trying to stay positive,” junior Brady Hannigan said. “This year, we truly believe we have a shot.”

Last year, the Falcons finished 11- 15 overall and 5-11 in WIAC play. They finished sixth overall and were defeated by Whitewater in the opening round of the WIAC playoffs.

“Anything less than a top-four finish this year would be a major disappointment,” Falcon junior Jake Voeltz said, “but our sights are set at number one.”

Nine members from the 2008-09 WIAC All-Conference team have graduated. Everyone expects the conference’s top teams to reload this season. Four WIAC teams are ranked in the preseason D3Hoops.com Poll: UW-Stevens Point at No. 10, UW-Whitewater at No. 3, UW-Platteville at No. 17 and UW-Oshkosh at No. 24. Head Coach Jeff Berkhof said, “No one really knows what to expect; the conference’s top seven teams could be on a collision course.”

Berkhof will begin his fourth season as Falcons head coach. He is 30-47 overall in his career as head coach, but this marks his 18th year with River Falls. He played with the Falcons from 1992-94. Following that he was former Head Coach Rick Bowen’s top assistant for 12 seasons. Berkhof spent one season as the school’s interim head coach before getting the job for good in 2007.

From last year’s team, the Falcons lost Jesse Elling and Steve Farmer to graduation, and Colin Utke decided not to return for his sophomore year.

A season ago, the Falcons put three players on the WIAC Honorable Mention team: Jontae Koonkaew, Aaron Anderson and Voeltz. All three will be back and will once again be relied on as the team’s key contributors.

Koonkaew averaged 15 points and 4.8 assists per game last year, coming off a knee injury that cost him most of the 2007- 08 season. He led the WIAC in assists and Berkhof believed that Koonkaew should have been on First Team All-Conference. “He makes us go,” Berkhof said. “When his play is better, our team is better.”

Voeltz got his first real chance to play as a Falcon last year, and he made the most of it. He averaged 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and led the team with 59 offensive rebounds. When asked about his personal expectations, Voeltz put the team ahead of his own accomplishments.

“[I am going to] do all the little things to help this team be successful,” Voeltz said.

Anderson made an immediate impact as a freshman in 2008-09. He led the team in field goal percentage and three-point percentage. Anderson hit 44-88 from behind the arc, while averaging 8.8 points per game.

Other key returners for the Falcons include Wade Guerin, Spencer Shelman, Danny Johnson and Hannigan.

Guerin and Hannigan combined with Anderson, Koonkaew and Voeltz to make the majority of the starts last season. Guerin was third on the team in scoring with 9.3 points per game. He was also the team’s leading rebounder, grabbing over six rebounds per game.

Hannigan will begin his third season as a Falcon. Last year, he averaged just over six points a game. A lot of what Hannigan does on the court doesn’t show up in the box score. He is the team’s number one defender and saves multiple possessions a game on pure hustle. Under Hannigan’s personal goals this season he lists: “to be a great defender.”

“Brady has been our hardest worker in the offseason,” Berkhof commented.

Shelman and Johnson will continue to be key role players for the Falcons. Shelman is the team’s only senior coming into the season. Last year, his first with the Falcons, he averaged about four points a game. Shelman played in all 26 games and had the lowest amount of turnovers amongst the players that played in all the games.

Johnson also played in all 26 games. He shot 43 percent from the field and from the three-point line. Johnson said his goal this year is to shoot over 50 percent from behind the arc. He was also second on the team in assists.

D.J. Reese will return this season after missing the last year and a half. Reese got off to a good start in 2007-08 before being ruled ineligible due to academics after the semester break. Reese will provide point guard depth, which will allow Johnson to play his more natural position of two-guard.

The Falcons also bring in a solid recruiting class that will need to provide depth on the front line.

Along with the season opener, the Falcons are looking forward to their first home game. They will take on the No. 4 team in the country Nov. 24th, the St. Thomas Tommies.

“It will be our toughest test of the season,” Guerin said. “It will show us where we are at.”

It will be a tough road for the Falcons, but they seem ready to take the challenges head on.

“Last year, we took one step up the ladder,” Berkhof said. “Now,

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UWRF Falcon Volleyball team continues great WIAC conference run- ties for 3rd place

Posted by Falcons Fan on October 23, 2009

The Falcon volleyball team will play at UW-Eau Claire in the first round of the WIAC Tournament.

UWRF earned a No. 5 seed in the tourney. The Falcons finished 5-3 in WIAC play and tied with Eau Claire and Platteville for third place. But the Falcons lost to both teams in the regular season and ended up with the No. 5 seed.

UWRF will play at Eau Claire on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., in the tourney’s first round. Earlier this year the Falcons lost, 3-2, at UW-Eau Claire. Read the match recap.

Stevens Point plays at Platteville in the other WIAC first round match. The semifinals and finals will be played at UW-Oshkosh on Nov. 6-7. The winner of the River Falls-Eau Claire match will play No. 1 seeded Oshkosh at 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 6. The Platteville-Stevens Point winner will play No. 2 seeded UW-Whitewater at 5 p.m. On Nov. 7 a third place match will be played at noon, followed by the championship match at 2:30 p.m. The tournament winner receives the WIAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Championships.

The Falcons head to the Eau Claire Invitational this weekend. On Friday, the Falcons face UW-Stevens Point at 3 p.m., and Lawrence at 5:15 p.m. On Saturday the team takes on Loras at 12:15 p.m. and Viterbo at 2:30 p.m.

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Mens basketball at UWRF

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

See information on the Mens Basketball team.

Mens Basketball team

Mens Basketball team

Front, left to right: Michael Adams, Jesse Elling, Mike Kroupa, assistant coach,
Jeff Berkhof, head coach, Pedro Renta, assistant coach, Scott Kelly, assistant coach, Brady Hendricks, Jontae Koonkaew. Back, left to right: Danny Johnson, Brady Hannigan, Jake Voeltz, Steve Farmer, Wade Guerin, Colin Utke, Aaron Anderson, Spencer Shelman, Joe Ganske

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Information on other UWRF Sports teams

Posted by Falcons Fan on November 1, 2008

Here is information on other sports teams at UWRF.

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