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PRESCOTT - Showing resiliance and toughness and fortitude, qualities they didn't exactly need when putting together back-to-back shutouts of their first two opponents, the Prescott High School football team eked out a one-point win over Amery Friday 27-26 at Laney Field to stay undefeated on the season at 3-0, 1-0 in the Middle Border Conference. PHS scored easily on its first drive, a 25-yard touchdown run by Troy Urman in which he broke several tackle attempts on his way to the endzone. The drive was set-up by an interception by Alex Helmer on Amery's first possession.
Trading hit for hit, Ellsworth High School's football team managed to finally knock down their rivals Durand for the first time since 2007 with a 29-8 win Friday evening at Fuller-Symes Field. Durand had scored with two seconds remaining in the first half to make the halftime score 14-8.
MADISON - A scary moment for a group of middle-school students on a field trip yesterday afternoon. Madison police say the students discovered a fully-clothed body floating offshore at the Warner Park lagoon. Authorities say the body appears to be a male and the Dane County medical examiner’s office will investigate a cause of death.
MINNESOTA ( Sports Network) - The Minnesota Lynx and point guard Lindsay Whalen agreed to a multi-year contract extension on Friday. Whalen is averaging career -highs of 14.7 points and 6.0 assists this season, her 10th in the le
SAN FRANCISCO - Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says they plan to hit 49ers quarterback Collin Kaepernick hard and often. An NFL ruling on the read option is having some on the Packers’ defense licking their chops for Sunday’s game… and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh calling the new rule “biased”. The new rule treats a quarterback like a runner until he is clearly out of the play .
MADISON - Wisconsinites will have their say Wednesday on the latest effort to allow sales of raw milk. The state Senate committee on rural issues has a 2 p.m.
The football season begins this weekend for 17 Wisconsin schools in the NCAA's Division III. UW River Falls hosts Saint John's of Minnesota tonight. All the other games are set for tomorrow. UW Eau Claire plays at Saint Thomas of Saint Paul, which was ranked second in the D3football.com preseason poll. No. 9 Whitewater hosts Washington of Saint Louis. No.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police now say the shooting of a two-month old baby last night was accidental, but the father apparently lied about what actually happened. When officers arrived they found the infant had a gunshot wound to the neck, and the baby's father told investigators it happened outside of the home. Further investigation found the baby's teenaged uncle accidentally discharged a gun inside the house, hitting the baby. Police say the teen ran off after the shooting and they are working to find him. The baby is listed in critical condition. __________
The normal prep sports schedule gets going this afternoon and evening. The Middle Border Conference resumes its schedule in girls' tennis. Ellsworth, 2-3-1 overall, has its first MBC dual meet of the 2013 season when it travels to New Richmond. The meet begins at 4:15 p.m. Conference play began last week.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week were Prescott's Alex Helmer and Spring Valley's Taylor Leach. Helmer did well on multiple fronts in last week's PHS shutout of St. Croix Falls in football. He threw a touchdown pass, had a pair of interceptions and had big punt return as the Cardinals improved to 2-0. Leach, a newcomer to the Spring Valley girls' cross country team this fall, was impressive in her very first varsity race at the Boyceville Varsity Invitational.