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Plum City lone county team still left in regional tourney


Plum City High School's volleyball team was all that survived the first round of the WIAA regional tournaments which took place Tuesday evening.


The No. 3 seeded Blue Devils swept No. 6 Independence at home in three games 25-21, 25-10 and 25-14. PC will next face Cochrane-Fountain City in Friday's Division 4 regional tournament semifinals at C-FC with the match beginning at 7 p.m. The Pirates, the No. 2 seed, dispatched No. 7 Elmwood quickly in three games 25-6, 25-12 and 25-10..

Also in the same bracket, Pepin defeated Gilmanton 3-0 and will play at No. 1 seed Alma Friday.

Ellsworth proved it is difficult to beat a team three times in one season. Despite being the No. 3 seed in their regional, the Panthers fell to No. 6 Durand in three games 25-22, 25-17 and 25-22. Durand plays at No. 2 Somerset Friday

Pierce County's two Division 3 teams both lost in the first round as well. No. 5 seed Prescott was swept 3-0 at No. 4 Clear Lake 25-20, 25-21 and 25-22 while No. 4 seeded Spring Valley was beaten 3-2 by No. 3 Unity in a close match 25-12, 19-25, 23-25, 26-24 and 15-12.

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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