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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.


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.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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