Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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There's nothing like playing on the home course, the one known the best, to lower a prep golf score. That was the case for Ellsworth's and Prescott's golfers last week as they played Middle Border Conference quad meets on their respective courses. Last Tuesday at Clifton Highlands, Prescott's Vince Chute finished second on home turf. He shot a nine-hole 42 on the front side, three strokes off meet medalist Joe Henning of Ellsworth. "Aaron really took advantage of the great conditions and weather and played well," EHS head coach Jack Radabaugh said.
You'd hate to say that entire baseball season is the line so early in the game, but the Brewers' upcoming West Coast trip may very well point the way to how the rest of the season may go. Which means that if their bullpen continues to blow saves, if one night the starting pitching isn't there or another night the hitting isn't there, they could well wind up with 2-8 record out of 10 games. And if that happens, it would be hard to see how they could catch the Cardinals in the NL Central unless they went through a swoon at some point. That's more than just wishful thinking, that's dreaming.
Prescott's track teams had several first place finishers at a five-team meet hosted by New Richmond Friday.
PRESCOTT - A truncated and rescheduled Prescott Track and Field Invitational had just three teams last Tuesday.
HAGER CITY - Steve Block said the most important thing the Ellsworth High School baseball team had to learn last week was how to win after the big win. After the Panthers scored a big win over Somerset last Tuesday, they followed up with a win at Baldwin-Woodville Friday 10-5. "I like the depth we have in pitching and that will make us okay in this situations," Block, the Panthers head coach, said.
CLEAR LAKE - For the second meet in a row the Elmwood-Plum city boys' and girls track and field teams were double winners. They both finished first in the Clear Lake Invitational held Tuesday. The boys' team scored over 200 points and swept all four relay events. Gabe Rodriguez was a double winner for the Red Devils in the 200 and 400-meter dashes. Jaylen Case in the high jump, Nick Kernstock in the 110-meter high hurdles and Tim Talford in the 3200-meter run were also gold medalists. E-PC's girls edged out the host Warriors for first 142-110.
PRESCOTT - A truncated and rescheduled Prescott Track and Field Invitational had just three teams Tuesday.
Ellsworth High School's softball team bookended their first two wins of the season at the beginning and end of last week. The Panthers topped both Durand and Osceola to give them a 2-2 record in the Middle Border Conference, 2-5 overall. Meanwhile Prescott took its first league and season loss to Somerset which dropped them out of first place. Ends justify the means Not only did Ellsworth win its first game of the season at home April 12 against Durand, but they also handed their Hwy. 10 rivals their first loss.
No Pierce County team in the Dunn-St. Croix Small could string together wins last week. Each team had wins and losses on their record. Elmwood got their first win over Plum City in two years 7-4 back on April 12 at Legion Park in Plum City. A big fourth inning plus five Plum City errors led Elmwood to upend the defending Dunn-St. Croix Small Division champs. Plum City was ahead 2-0 when the Raiders plated three runs in the fourth to turn the game around. Brian Tolonen brought two of those runs home with his single plus an outfield error.