PRESCOTT -- About the only unpredictable thing at the Middle Border Conference girls high school golf meet Wednesday, Sept. 7 was the weather. Rain early in the morning let up in the afternoon, but it was enough to make the course soggy and wet at Clifton Highlands in Prescott. Despite less than ideal conditions, the results of the golf meet came out pretty much as expected.
The highly-anticipated game between high school baseball rivals Prescott and Ellsworth lived up to the hype last Friday as a big crowd showed up to Firehall Field to watch these elite Middle Border squads do battle. Ellsworth entered the game with a perfect 10-0 record and ranked near the top of the Division 2 standings, while Prescott had only one blemish at 9-1.
PRESCOTT -- Prescott hosted a six-team track meet on Thursday, April 23, with local teams competing. In the men’s division, Spring Valley took home the team title with 141 points. Cannon Falls (Minn.) was second with 98.5, followed by Prescott with 97, Ellsworth with 95.5, River Falls with 64 and Baldwin-Woodville with 56.
Unlike a certain Major League baseball team, the Prescott High School baseball team didn’t have any trouble scoring runs in their opening game of the season. The Cardinals were hot at the plate in a 10-4 victory over Altoona at Firehall Field on Friday, April 10. Prescott pounded out 11 hits in the game. Charlie Brookshaw led the way with three hits and three RBI. Paul Hanson added two doubles and drove in two runs. Clay Seifert had two hits and two RBI and Justin Lynner also had two hits.
Ellsworth boys golf coach Carson Huppert has high hopes for his team this season. “I’m expecting to be competitive in the conference,” he said. “I’d like for our team to finish in the top three in conference and make it through to state.”
SPRING VALLEY -- The high school golf season is in full swing as the Spring Valley Cardinals hosted a large tournament last weekend. Spring Valley put up a good showing by placing second at its home meet. The Cardinals finished behind only Somerset in the standings. Ellsworth finished third in team play. Spring Valley freshman Tyler Leach, playing in his first-ever high school golf event, made quite an impression by shooting the overall low score of one-under-par 71.
PRESCOTT - Slugger Jim French led the Prescott Pirates to a pair of big home wins last weekend. On Saturday, French’s double in the sixth inning scored two runs and propelled Prescott to a 5-1 win over Ellsworth. Then on Sunday, French provided late-game heroics with a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates a dramatic 6-4 victory at Firehall Field. It was a great weekend for the Pirates, who climbed to 9-0 in St.
PLUM CITY - Local rivals Ellsworth and Prescott faced off against each other in the title game of the Plum City Memorial Weekend tournament at Legion Park. The Hubbers came out on top, beating the Pirates 6-2 to claim the eight-team championship. It was Prescott’s first loss of the season after five straight wins.