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Thursday, Jan. 18 Glenwood City 44, Spring Valley 42 Scoring for the Cardinals: Lexi Johansen 14; Brianna O'Brien 7; Brenna Schreiber, Camryn Wegener 6; Tessa Cipriano 4; Sandy Bune 3; Lydia Wittmer 2. Scoring for the Hilltoppers: Hannah Strehlo 13; Jenesa Klinger 10; Delaney Quinn 7; Alexys Curvello, Mariah Voeltz 6; Makayla O'Brien 2. Mondovi 70, Elmwood/Plum City 43 Scoring for the Wolves: Alyssa Peterson 14; Lexi Diesing 12; Katie Feuker 7; Tayler Whipple 6; Hannah Feuker, Kendra Kern 2. Hannah Feuker led the Wolves in rebounding with 10 boards.
The Prescott Cardinals secured their first dual win of the season on the road at St. Croix Central High School on Thursday, Jan. 18. The Cardinals had three open weights to SCC's two, but still managed to pull away with a 10-point victory. Thursday night's dual began with a Ty Sanford pin over Oliver Olsen, which was Sanford's 100th career win.
Tensions around sports teams using Native-based mascots have been flaring for quite some time now. Professional sports teams such as the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians have faced much uproar due to their chosen names over the last decade, but the controversy has not received as much spotlight at the high school level. Prescott High School students want to change that.
Ellsworth School District Superintendent Barry Cain was pleased to report on the successes of the new elementary school's opening at the Monday, Jan. 8 school board meeting. "I think our staff as a whole was was quite thrilled on Thursday and Friday when we transitioned back following the winter break," Cain said. "Quite frankly, it went very well."
The Spring Valley boys basketball team picked up a win in Plum City on Tuesday, Jan. 16 after eight days without competing. The Cardinals' win edged them past the Elmwood/Plum City Wolves in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings; SV is now 2-3 in conference play along with Mondovi and Glenwood City, while EPC sits at 1-4 just above the 0-5 Boyceville team. The 58-43 game began with the Tyson Kado show as the senior Cardinal came out scoring the first eight points of the conference matchup.
Tuesday, Jan. 16 was a successful night for Pierce County's Middle Border Conference basketball teams. All three teams that competed on Tuesday night — Prescott's boys and girls teams and the Ellsworth boys basketball squad — picked up wins and started off the second halves of their seasons on high notes. Prescott boys 81, Amery 62
Twelve local high school wrestlers were named to WI Wrestling's fourth state ranking of the 2017-18 wrestling season, which was released on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Seven Ellsworth Panthers and three Prescott Cardinals were ranked in the top-12 of their respected weight classes, while two Spring Valley/Elmwood Cardinals were named to the Jan. 10 ranking's honorable mention category. In team rankings, Ellsworth is currently ranked second in Division 2 behind Luxemburg-Casco — the team the Panthers beat 27-26 at 2017 WIAA Team State.
Monday, Jan. 15 Girls basketball Independence 59, Elmwood/Plum City 48 Elk Mound 70, Spring Valley 20 Tuesday, Jan. 16 (all games are scheduled for 7:15 p.m.) Spring Valley boys basketball at Elmwood/Plum City (at Plum City High School) Prescott girls basketball at River Falls Ellsworth boys basketball vs. New Richmond Prescott boys basketball at Amery
Prescott, Ellsworth and Spring Valley's dance teams all competed at the Western Wisconsin Conference Competition held at Prescott High School on Saturday, Jan. 13. Prescott claimed the Middle Border Conference title, and Ellsworth trailed behind them with a second-place MBC finish. SV finished in third place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference.
The Prescott boys basketball team was the only Pierce County squad that's game was not postponed due to inclement weather on Thursday, Jan. 11. With their game still on, the Cardinals traveled to St. Croix Central where they picked up their 50th consecutive Middle Border Conference victory with a 67-53 win over the Panthers. The Cardinals continued their successes on Friday, Jan. 12 against River Falls, and claimed a 57-50 win over the Division 2 Wildcats.