Post Bulletin Reporter Alex VandenHouten

Alex VandenHouten

Sports Reporter

Alex VandenHouten is a sports reporter at the Post Bulletin. Alex is a 2018 graduate of UW-La Crosse and previously worked at the La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News and La Crosse ESPN Radio 105.5 FM before arriving at the Post Bulletin in Sept. 2021. Alex loves to go hiking, biking, snowshoeing and just simply being outdoors with his wife Olivia.

Readers can reach Alex at avandenhouten@postbulletin.com.

After being canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19 and last year’s event getting rained out, Deer Creek Speedway has cranked up one of the area’s more highly-anticipated events of the summer. For the first time ever, the Gopher 50 Late Model race will be a three-day event, with Saturday's finale paying a track-record $50,000 to the winner.
Exclusive
Mark Reardanz credits the USMC for helping him find himself and giving him the skills he needed to thrive as a coach. He's putting those skills to use this summer with the Rochester Honkers.
Members Only
This year's All-Area Softball Team is as stacked with as much high-level talent as ever. The First Team is headlined by the Post Bulletin Player of the Year, Winona's Grace Fricke.
Exclusive
Slugging infielder Grace Fricke of Winona High delivered a senior season to remember in 2022, helping the Winhawks reach the Class AAA state championship game for a second consecutive season.
Davidson College sophomore Michael Carico -- in his first season as the Rochester Honkers' catcher -- delivered a record-setting season for the Wildcats after coming back from a torn labrum.
In all 20 received All-State honors with Winona leading the way with three.
The Winhawks offense went cold as the Scarlets avenged last year's state semifinal loss.
A three-run first inning and another strong performance from Claire Springer in the circle saw
The Gophers will take on top seeded Proctor 2 p.m. Friday for the Class AA title.
Winhawks will now go for the program's second state title at 1:30 p.m. Friday.