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Looking to bring home more Gold

The bus making its way down US Highway 10 flanked by escorts from the Police and Ambulance Departments. 2 / 5
Hillcrest Elementary students got their turn to wish the wrestlers good luck. 3 / 5
The bus made one last stop at East End Park where parents got to have one last good luck with their sons. 4 / 5
The bus leaving Ellsworth and its on way to Madison. 5 / 5

The Ellsworth wrestling team got a send-off from the community Friday morning before departing for Madison to participate in the WIAA State Team Championship.

First, was a pep rally at the high school gymnasium and then a swing in front of Hillcrest Elementary where students there got to have their say and wish good luck. The final stop was at East End Park where parents got to say their good lucks.

The Panthers (18-3 overall) will wrestle Evansville/Albany in the Division 2 semifinals 10 a.m., Saturday at the UW-Fieldhouse. The winner will take on the winner of Wittenberg/Birnamwood and Pewaukee match-up for the state championship 3 p.m. 

Ellsworth is back for the ninth straight year and 13th time overall. The Panthers have won five state titles, capturing firsts in 1985, 2000, 2007, 2009 and 2011. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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