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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The Ellsworth Village Board unanimously approved a committee recommendation to declare Tax Incremental Financing District (TID) No. 7 a "distressed" district Monday. The board took this action after last month's meeting, when officials from Cedar Corporation, engineering firm from Menomonie, warned them the district would be running millions in the red due to the recession, and the lack of construction and development going on within the district, located in the northern portion of the village where the Crossing Meadows and Highlands developments are, producing tax revenue.
Ellsworth and Bay City both went 1-1 in St. Croix Valley league play last week. Ellsworth whipped St. Croix Falls at home Friday 13-1. Jeremiah Paulson hit a three-run homer, Lance Murphy hit a double and drive in three runs and Jordan Zimmer also homered and drove in three runs. Murphy was the winning pitcher as he struck out six in a five-hitter over six innings. However, the Hubbers were unable to make a winning streak as they lost at River Falls the very next afternoon 4-2. Cody Holden had three hits, including a double while Nate Hove had two hits.
Elmwood is making a race of things in the South Division of the St. Croix Valley League. A pair of wins by the Expos this past weekend put them a half-game behind Prescott in the league standings while the Pirates came up with a split. Elmwood outslugged Ellsworth Saturday at Bob Young Field in Ellsworth 16-12. Home runs by Adam Churchill and Royce Baier in the first inning alone indicated the kind of night the Expos would have at the plate. The Hubbers had their bats working too.
It may seem like the ideal situation for new head coach. You're taking over a defending state champion team. A traditional power as an athletic program.
The Ellsworth Village Board held off Monday on voting on a resolution approving the district boundaries and project plans for the TID (Tax Incremental financing District) No. 7 due to a warning about future deficits in the district running into the millions. The TID district is to be set up for the Crossing Meadows Development along Hwy. 65.
MADISON - Spring Valley High School's Kyle Shafer will begin play in the WIAA State Golf Meet at noon today. Shafer's official tee-off time is 12:18 p.m. at University Ridge Golf Course.
Ellsworth High School's baseball team plated five runs in the third inning and went on to beat Baldwin-Woodville 9-1 at Brown Field in Hager City in a WIAA Division 2 regional first round contest. Winning pitcher Brady Schroeder tossed a one-hitter and struck out eight batters. He also was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs. The Panthers' Dennis Schutz had four hits, an RBI and scored three times as the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak. Ellsworth, 8-10 overall, the No. 4 seed in the regional, plays at No. 2 seeded Somerset on Tuesday.
COLBY - Pierce County came away with a pair of sectional champions and several state qualifiers from the WIAA Division 2 Colby Track and Field Sectional Meet Tuesday. Ellsworth's Alex Campbell took first in the triple jump. On his very last jump of the finals, Campbell leaped 43 feet, three inches. It was his best jump of the year. "I do well when the pressure is on like it was in my final jump," Campbell said.