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Ellsworth girls' tennis team looks for first MBC win in four years

The Ellsworth High School girls tennis team hasn't won a Middle Border Conference dual meet since 2009 when they defeated Unity/Luck.

But the Panthers, 2-5-1 overall, have a chance to break a long conference losing streak against Unity/Luck at Balsam Lake this afternoon.

Ellsworth will be in action this weekend at the Baldwin-Woodville Invitational.

MBC Girls Tennis Standings (as of Sept. 12)

Baldwin-Woodville                    3-0

New Richmond                          3-0

Amery                                        2-1

Mondovi                                     2-1

Osceola                                       1-2

Unity/Luck                                  1-2

Ellsworth                           0-2

Durand                                       0-4

Thursday, Sept. 12

Amery at Durand

Mondovi at Osceola

Ellsworth at Unity/Luck

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Unity/Luck at New Richmond

Amery at Mondovi

Ellsworth at Baldwin-Woodville.

In other prep sports action this afternoon is a MBC girls golf meet at Somerset. Here are the point standings going into the meet:

New Richmond 60, Osceola 54, Somerset 45, Prescott 42, St. Croix Central 39, Baldwin-Woodville 27, Ellsworth 26, Amery 19

The top 10 individuals are:

Alex Wheeler, New Richmond, 58;

Megan Chelberg, New Richmond, 46;

Lindsay Veenendal, Baldwin-Woodville, 44; 

Hannah Baker, New Richmond, 43

Stacy Bracht, Somerset, 38

Meredith Nelson, Osceola, 35

Anna Uzpen, Osceola, 34

Tianna Anderson, Osceola 33

Megan Westerberg, Prescott, 25

Emma Ongstad, New Richmond, 25

Ally Wittstock, Somerset, 19

The latest state prep golf's coaches poll

In volleyball this evening, Plum City plays in the Luck Triangular against St. Croix Falls and Luck, the No. 2 ranked team in Division 4. Elmwood hosts Independence and Spring Valley is at Baldwin-Woodville.  This Saturday Prescott plays in the Hudson Tournament. Next weekend begins conference play on Tuesday in the Dunn-St. Croix and Thursday in the Middle Border Conference. Prescott has its first home match next Tuesday vs. River Falls.

Out for the first time is the state's prep volleyball ranking: