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Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week: Emery Whalen, Nick Taranto and Emma Gaustad

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Ellsworth High School football players Emery Whalen and Nick Taranto along with Spring Valley cross country runner Emma Gausatd are this week's Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week.

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Gaustad ran in the WIAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. She set her personal goal by breaking 16 minutes by finishing the race in 15:58. The time helped her place 20th in the Division 3 girls' race.

Whalen and Taranto helped EHS rally from a 20-11 deficit in the second quarter to beat Black River Falls 38-33 in a WIAA Division 4, Level 2 playoff match-up at BRF. Whalen threw two touchdown passes to Taranto and scored himself on a two-yard run. Taranto also recovered the onside kick which helped the Panthers move on in the playoffs.

The Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week awards are sponsored by State Farm Insurance - Denton Achenbach agency in Ellsworth.

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