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PIERCE COUNTY PREP SCOREBOARD: Ellsworth softball team tops New Richmond

The Ellsworth High School softball team won its sixth straight Middle Border Conference game Tuesday by a 9-8 score over New Richmond in Hager City.

The win improves the Panthers' record to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in the MBC.

Also in MBC softball action, Prescott had to endure a no hitter by winning pitcher Abby Klopp in a 12-0 win for No. 1 ranked Baldwin-Woodville in Baldwin. The win clinches a tie for the MBC title for B-W.

PHS had swept a doubleheader over Amery Monday 14-1 and 7-0 in Prescott. The Cardinals have a 10-5 overall record, 5-5 in the league. 

The standings for softball in the MBC are as follows:

Middle Border Conference Softball

Baldwin-Woodville          11-0

Ellsworth                            7-3

Durand                               7-5

Osceola                              5-4

New Richmond                  5-5

Prescott                              5-5

Somerset                            1-8

Amery                                1-12

Ellsworth has a doubleheader at Osceola Thursday and plays at Baldwin-Woodville Friday. Prescott hosts Durand Thursday at Biggs Field.

In other Pierce County prep sport events from Tuesday:

Alma/Pepin topped Elmwood/Plum City in softball 4-1

Spring Valley's softball team beat Glenwood City 17-12 but lost to Colfax 13-11. The second game was also played in Glenwood City.

Here are the standings for Dunn-St. Croix Conference softball and baseball:

Dunn-St. Croix Conference Baseball

Large Division

Mondovi                      5-2

Elk Mound                   5-2

Colfax                          4-4

St. Croix Central         4-5

Boyceville                     1-6

Small Division

Spring Valley            7-0

Alma/Pepin              5-1

Plum City                  1-4

Elmwood                   1-5

Glenwood City          1-5

Dunn-St. Croix Conference Softball

Elk Mound                         11-1

Alma/Pepin                      12-2

Colfax                                 9-2

Boyceville                            6-5

Elmwood/Plum City           4-7

Glenwood City                    3-7

Mondovi                              3-7 

Spring Valley                       3-8

St. Croix Central                 0-11

In prep track and field, Spring Valley's boys team finished third and Elmwood/Plum City fourth at the Colfax Invitational.  Valley's Zac Webster again swept the jumping events,  winning the high jump at six feet, two inches, the long jump with a mark of 21-6 and the triple jump in 44-11. His teammate Aiden Manley won the 3200-meter run in 10:51.70. EPC's Andrew Gilles completed the Pierce County sweep of the distance events by winning the 800-meter run in 2:09.60 and the 1600 in 4:52 even. 

In the girls meet, Spring Valley finished seventh and the EPC girls were eighth. EPC's 1600-meter relay teamstill finished first in 4:31.48. Team members consisted of Kaitlyn Lee, Kylee Sabelko, Libby Feuker and Danyelle Hovland. 

Ellsworth and Prescott's track and field teams competed in a triangular meet at Baldwin-Woodville Tuesday. Both PHS teams took second and both Ellsworth teams were third.

Prescott's Garrett Ryan was a triple winner in the high jump at 5-2, shot put at 40-11 and discus at 128-8. Ellsworth's Jarek Fischer won two events, the long jump with a leap of 18-8 and triple jump at 37-6. Other county winners in the boys' meet were Prescott's Pat Ballosh in the 200-meter dash in :23.59; Prescott's jack Geiger in the 800 in 2:15.79; PHS's Phillip Pena in the 3200-meter run i n 11:19.51; Ellsworth Brett Freier in the 110-meter high hurdles in :15.84, Ellsworth's 800-meter relay in 1:42.96 and Prescott's 1600-meter relay team in 3:51.37. 

Prescott's Amanda Murphy won twice in the girls' meet, taking the 800 in 2:40.57 and the 1600 in 5:49.99. Other individual winners in the girls' meet at B-W were Ellsworth's Olivia Helmer in the triple jumo at 31-8, EHS's Joanne Lanegran in the pole vault at 7-6; and Prescott's Annika Carlson in the 800 in 2:40.57. Ellsworth's 800-meter relay team won in 1:59.28 as did Prescott's 1600-meter relay squad in 4:38.10 and PHS 3200-meter team were also winners in 11:24.23.

EPC and Spring Valley will compete in Thursday in the first-ever D-SC/Lakeland Challenge Meet in Boyceville while Ellsworth will take part in a five-team meet at Glenwood City.

In golf, Ellsworth and Prescott's prep golf teams finished fifth and sixth respectively in an MBC meet at Somerset yesterday. The Panthers shot a 185 and Prescott finished with a 216. New Richmond won the meet with a score of 171  Both teams will compete in the Colfax Invitational on Thursday. Next Monday is Ellsworth's home meet at the Ellsworth Country Club starting at 4:30 p.m. 

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