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Candidates for the Ellsworth High School homecoming court are: Seniors: B.
BALDWIN - Spring Valley usually finds its non-conference prep volleyball match with Baldwin-Woodville a good barometer for how its season will go. After Thursday's match the arrow is pointing in the right direction for the Cardinals as they downed the Blackhawks on their home floor 3-1. B-W dominated game one by a 25-12 score. Valley did better in game two, leading 13-5 at one point. The 'Hawks rallied though, to take a 20-17 lead. But instead of folding SV fought back, retaking the lead 23-20 and eventually getting a 28-26 win.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - The Oakland Athletics added to their AL West lead with another lopsided win over the Minnesota Twins in advance of a critical set against the Texas Rangers. A.J. Griffin was stellar over seven innings and the Oakland bats cooled off, only slightly, in Thursday's series-clinching 8-2 triumph at Target Field. Griffin (14-9) won his fourth straight start after holding the Twins to two hits, one a solo homer by Oswaldo Arcia that put Minnesota on the board in the seventh.
WATERTOWN - First Lady Michelle Obama is leading a campaign for Americans to drink more water. Obama’s message included a stop in Watertown, Wisconsin today – along with actress Eva Longoria. In a Facebook post today, Governor Scott Walker says he welcomed the First Lady to the state and gave her an “In Wisconsin” water bottle, along with a flyer about the Global Water Center in Milwaukee… opening tonight.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Steve Stricker of Madison was tied for third place early this afternoon at the BMW Championship north of Chicago. It’s the third of four tournaments in the Fed-Ex Cup playoff series. Stricker was at three-under-par after 12 holes of his first round. He came in at No. 8 in the point standings, and is guaranteed a spot in the Top-30 for the final playoff tournament, the Tour Championship next weekend in Atlanta.
The Pierce County Herald's Prep Athletes of the Week are Spring Valley's Tyler O'Keefe and Emily Boisen. Boisen helped Spring Valley's volleyball team sweep their own invitational meet with 26 kills and 14 aces. O'Keefe helped Spring Valley's football team win over Elk Mound since 2003 by rushing for 139 yards and two touchdowns. The PCH Athletes of the Week of the award is sponsored by State Farm Insurance.
The Ellsworth High School girls tennis team hasn't won a Middle Border Conference dual meet since 2009 when they defeated Unity/Luck. But the Panthers, 2-5-1 overall, have a chance to break a long conference losing streak against Unity/Luck at Balsam Lake this afternoon. Ellsworth will be in action this weekend at the Baldwin-Woodville Invitational. MBC Girls Tennis Standings (as of Sept.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 has turned into a beautiful day and the weather has Ellsworth High School's new cross country head coach Marcie Jahnke excited to watch her team run at the New Richmond Invitational this afternoon. "We finally get a break weather-wise," Jahnke said. "That first meet at River Falls was more about getting through considering the heat and the difficult course. Now we have a beautiful day to run and I'm excited to see the team in action, especially against the other teams in the conference and against Spring Valley as well.
CLIFTON - The Prescott High School girls golf team finished third in a Middle Border Conference meet held on its home course at Clifton Highlands Tuesday. The Cardinals shot a nine-hole score of 220. New Richmond won is sixth conference meet this season shooting a 182 followed by Osceola's 188. Ellsworth placed seventh shooting a 266. PHS's Megan Westeberg finished eighth individually, shooting a 51.