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With a large turnout in its second year of operation, coaches Kris Flesberg and Tracy Gilles of the Elmwood/Plum City prep cross country cooperative were confident they could go the whole season competing as scoring team in their meets this season. For most of the Wolves' meets this season this can still be true, especially on the boys' side. But those hopes were dashed for the girls at the St. Croix Central Invitational Thursday.
HAMMOND - Spring Valley's Emma Gaustad and Elmwood/Plum City's Andrew Gilles were the top Pierce County individual finishers at the St. Croix Central Invitational Thursday afternoon. Both runner placed sixth. Gaustad hit the chutes in 17:31 while Gilles made it in 18:56 and his teammate Noah Wells came in right after him in 18:57. Spring Valley's girls placed third in the meet behind Baldwin-Woodville and Glenwood City.
Elk Mound has certainly had its way with Spring Valley on the gridiron since the year 2000. Durand has bullied Ellsworth the same fashion. Since that year Durand has gone 12-2 vs. Ellsworth. The last time EHS beat the Panthers in the regular season was in 2007. And since thar year Elk Mound has gone 11-3 against Spring Valley. The last win the Cardinals have had over the Mounders was in 2003, and that was a playoff contest. During the regular season?
WINONA - The National Hockey League's Stanley Cup is making its first-ever trip to Winona this afternoon on the St. Mary's University campus. Chicago Blackhawks CEO and President John McDonough is bringing the cup to his alma mater. McDonough is a 1975 St. Mary's graduate and will be the speaker at a 4:30 p.m. rally. Around 200 people will have a chance to get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup in Winona. There's also a public viewing opportunity this evening (5-7pm).
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Seimone Augustus poured in 23 points and Maya Moore added 20 as the Minnesota Lynx cruised to an 83-74 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday. Rebekkah Brunson scored 11 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Janel McCarville finished with 12 for the Lynx, who improved to a WNBA-best 23-7. Candace Parker poured in a game-high 25 points and Kristi Toliver added 14 points for the Sparks, who sit 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the top spot in the Western Conference. Parker drained a short jumper with 31 seconds left to cap a 17-6 swing to pull LA wi
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers continue to be very healthy going into their regular season opener on Sunday at San Francisco. Second-year corner Casey Hayward has been ruled out of Sunday's contest with a lingering hamstring injury. Nobody else on the 53-man roster missed practice today. Corner Jarrett Bush took part, after being limited on Wednesday with an ankle problem. The team practiced in full pads today. They'll have one more full practice tomorrow before heading out to northern California for their opener.
In terms of traffic deaths, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says this past August was the fourth-safest on record. Randy Romanski with the Bureau of Transportation Safety says 63 people died in 61 crashes on Wisconsin roadways, five more than last year. There was also a high volume of traffic on roadways this past Labor Day weekend, where eight people died in eight crashes. Romanski says there were no fatal motorcycle crashes in Milwaukee County, were the celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary took place.
CLIFTON - Two persons were injured and taken from the scene by River Falls Ambulance after an early morning accident on County Road FF, west of 1094th St. in the town of Clifton. At approximately 7:29 a.m. a vehicle driven by Thomas Ramquist,17, of River Falls was eastbound on County Road FF when the vehicle reportedly struck a road sweeper that was also eastbound on FF driven by Rodney Glampe, 58, of Plum City.
SPRING VALLEY - Finally they'll get to run. The Spring Valley High School boys' cross country team never got a chance to compete in the season's first meet at Boyceville's Varsity Invitational. The race was canceled due to the extreme heat on afternoon of Aug. 30. This afternoon, barring anything unexpected, the Cardinals will finally race in the St. Croix Central invitational in Hammonmd starting at 4:30 p.m.
ST. PAUL -- A 24-year-old St. Paul man has been charged with murder, after police say he strangled a woman who was found dead by her 7-year-old son. The boy went to his grandmother's house and told her that his mom, 30-year-old Sherell Craighead, had been killed.