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Scoring 120 points against a 17-4 high school basketball team is unheard of. Unless you're the Prescott Cardinals. The Cardinals (20-2, 14-0) soared to a 120-83 victory over their rival Ellsworth Panthers (17-4, 11-2) team on Monday, Feb. 19 in a game that few thought would end with a 37-point deficit. The Cardinals shot 30-47 from the field and 16-40 from three-point range in the game that set them apart from the rest of the Middle Border Conference.
Members of the Ellsworth School Board discussed upcoming maintenance projects at the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting, which includes the previously-discussed renovations to the high school's kitchen floors and old restrooms that were built in the 1960's. Doug Peterson, the board's president and chair of the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Committee, informed the board that he and Superintendent Barry Cain walked through the four original high school restrooms with representatives of Kraus-Anderson Construction.
It's official. The Ellsworth Panthers wrestling team is headed to the WIAA State Team Tournament for the 17th time in program history. Ellsworth sealed a state spot after defeating Somerset and Spencer/Columbus Catholic at the Division 2 Sectional-A tournament in Hayward on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Panthers defeated their conference opponents, 67-12, in their first dual of the night. Ellsworth head coach Mark Matzek said the 152-pound match against the Spartans stuck out to him the most.
A study from the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute shows that 41 percent of transgender individuals attempt to kill themselves at some point in their lives, compared with 4.6 percent of the general public.
Prescott's Ty Sanford knew he had a lot on the line coming into his final high school sectional wrestling tournament. "I was really nervous," Sanford said. "I'm not going to lie." Even though his nerves festered throughout the day, Sanford did what he had to do to secure a spot in the Division 2 Individual State Tournament and took second at his sectional tournament held at Amery on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Spring Valley/Elmwood's Carter Merth and Nick Hofacker entered into the Division 3 Sectional Tournament at Osceola on Saturday, Feb. 17 hoping to make another trip to the Kohl Center. Both Cardinal wrestlers qualified for the 2017 WIAA Individual State Tournament, but only Merth will be competing in Madison this year.
Luke Baier has been a standout Dunn-St. Croix player all season, but the Elmwood/Plum City senior made an even bigger name for himself when he recorded 37 points in his team's 62-59 win over the Colfax Vikings on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Baier shot 64 percent from the field making 16 of his 25 shot attempts. The senior center also recorded 16 rebounds for a double-double performance. Baier and the Wolves (7-13, 2-11) were down 34-31 at halftime, but bounced back to claim a three-point win over the fourth-best Dunn-St. Croix Vikings team (10-11, 7-6).
Seven Pierce County wrestlers qualified for the 75th WIAA Division 2 Individual State Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17 by finishing as a runner-up or champion in their brackets at the Amery Division 2 Sectional-A Tournament. Seven of the six qualifiers are members of the Ellsworth wrestling team, while Ty Sanford will be the lone Prescott Cardinal at the individual state tournament. The state tournament will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24 at the Kohl Center. Division 2 preliminaries are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday. AMERY SECTIONAL RESULTS:
Many Pierce County freshmen basketball players have proved themselves worthy of varsity playing time this season, but none have put up 27 points in a varsity game. Except for Prescott's Bella Lenz. Lenz recorded her career-high 27 points on Monday, Feb. 12 in the Cardinals' 75-28 win over the Glenwood City Hilltoppers (4-18). "I felt really confident in my shooting, but I think as a team we had the best ball movement we've had all season," Lenz said, "which allowed for so many open looks and helped me to reach 27."
Thursday, Feb. 15 was an emotional night for the Elmwood/Plum City girls basketball team's seniors who said goodbye to the Plum City High School gymnasium with a win over Glenwood City. The Wolves (9-13, 6-8) claimed a 59-40 win over the Hilltoppers (4-18, 3-11) in their last regular season game, a game that senior Ellie Funk referred to as being "bittersweet." "This has been my home for four years," Funk said of the court she's played both volleyball and basketball on throughout high school.