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PLUM CITY - Plum City High School's Homecoming was last week. Besides pictures the Herald also took videos of the traditional bonfire at Legion Park where the Homecoming king and queen are crowned. For 2013 its Brett Caturia and Citaly Martinez.
SPRING VALLEY - Three Spring Valley High School sporting events this week will be a part of Pink Out For The Cure, a week-long fundraiser for breast cancer reseach sponsored by the Susan G. Koman Foundation. These events include the Spring Valley home volleyball match vs. St. Croix Central on Tuesday at Spring Valley, which begins at 7 p.m.; the Spring Valley Invitational cross country meet, which begins at 4:30 p.m at middle/high school building and the SVHS football game at St. Croix Central, which kicks-off at 7:30 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 23-7, in each team's Big Ten Conference opener at TCF Stadium Saturday afternoon. Weisman did his damage on 24 carries and has now rushed for at least 100 yards four times this season.
GREEN BAY - Officials with the state Department of Transportation are trying to figure out what caused Green Bay’s Leo Frigo Bridge to sink two feet on Wednesday. A spokesman for the department says several tests over the weekend, including a check for movement at other support piers, will determine if the bridge needs to be shored up before working on it.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller threw for four touchdowns returning from injury in a 31-24 win over Wisconsin last night in front of 105,000 at Ohio Stadium. Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis caught 10 passes for a career-high 207 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown from Joel Stave in the first quarter. For the first time this season, the running game struggled for the Badgers – Melvin Gordon was held to 74 yards on 15 carries before leaving with an apparent leg injury at the end of the third quarter. Head coach Gary Andersen says Gordon should be ok.
SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley HIgh School's 2013 Homecoming, captured in both still and moving pictures by the Pierce County Herald online. This year's theme was "Biomania" and it was expressed in both banners which lined the school's hallways and in the parade floats. The year's Homecoming King and Queen were Zach Newton and Emily Boisen.
MINNEAPOLIS -The University of Minnesota football team will put their unbeaten record on the line Saturday afternoon when the University of Iowa Hawkeyes pay a visit to TCF Bank Stadium in what marks the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams. The game is sold out but will be broadcast on ABC at 2:30 p.m. Iowa has rebounded from a disappointing season-opening home loss to Northern Illinois by winning three straight games. This past Saturday, the Hawkeyes turned in their most thorough performance on both sides of the ball as they toppled Western Michigan, 59-3.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The stakes are high for the No. 23 ranked University of Wisconsin football team tonight, as they take on fourth-ranked Ohio State in primetime. The Buckeyes have the nation’s longest winning streak at 16. Last time they had that long of a winning streak was in 2003 the Badgers ended it with a 17-10 win. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is expecting a dog fight, saying he went to two former Wisconsin coordinators to get some tips on beating a potent Buckeye’s offense.
MILWAUKEE - Health officials have confirmed several cases of Crypto in the Milwaukee area. The North Shore Health Department reports eight cases, adult and children, of cryptosporidiosis in Bayside, Fox Point andWhitefish Bay. There’s also the possibility of 12 other cases. The illness is caused by a waterborne parasite, officials believe pool water may be to blame for the series of cases. Symptoms include diarrhea and stomach cramps.
PLUM CITY - An injury to starting quarterback and defensive back Levi Wolf in the second quarter brought Elmwood/Plum City's effort against St. Croix Falls to a halt and Saints went on to win 34-13, spoiling Plum City's Homecoming Friday evening. EPC led 13-12 midway through the second quarter when Wolf injured his knee and was taken out for the rest of the non-conference contest. His loss was felt on both sides of the ball as SCF scored on a big play 67-yard run from scrimmage by Brendon McPherson to go in front 18-13 at halftime.