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ST. LOUIS - For the first time this preseason, the Green Bay Packers were able to put points on the board – beating the Saint Louis Rams 19-7. Second-round draft pick and running back Eddie Lacy had a solid debut for the Packers, carrying the ball 8 times for 40 yards and one reception for 11 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 10-of-12 for 134 yards and lead the team to a couple field goals.
Construction work for the new assisted living facility is Ellsworth is underway. The facility is located at the old Eaton farm off Hwy. 65 and near Golf Course Lane. Persons heading to the Ellsworth Country Club to play golf will have to dodge construction equipment as work is going on beind the homes on the north side of Golf Course Lane all the way to the Club.
OSCEOLA - The Prescott Pirates amateur baseball team was denied a second straight trip to the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Tournament finals as they lost to Sparta Saturday afternoon 4-1 at Oakey Park. After an 0-3 start Prescott concludes its season with a 22-8 record. Tomorrow's state finals pits Sparta vs. Brill. The Millers downed defending state champions Menomonie 7-2 in the other semifinal. Brill had beaten Chaseburg-Coon Valley earlier in the day in the quarterfinals 7-1. Menomonie won its first game 6-3 this morning over the Haguen Knights.
BARRON - Carson Huppert for Ellsworth and Jill Jaeckel for Prescott made their debuts as prep girls' golf coaches at the Barron Scramble Friday, the kick-off event to the high school sports season. Prescott did very well in their first ever appearance at the Scramble. They shot a best-ball 73, good for fifth place in the 14-team small school division. A young Ellsworth squad made up of mostly freshmen struggled in its first meet but didn't finish last.
ELMWOOD - While wins and losses were important for the Elmwood/Plum City prep football cooperative last fall in its very first season of action, so was the "getting-to-know-you" phase also. When two high schools who have been traditional rivals on the gridiron join together for the first time to form a new program, the construction process takes a while. "It takes time to get to know people," EPC head coach Jerry Hannack said. "But I believe we're past that stage now.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Liz Cambage had 27 points and eight rebounds and the Tulsa Shock defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 83-77, on Friday at Target Center. Nicole Powell, Angel Goodrich, Candice Wiggins and Skylar Diggins scored 11 points apiece for the Shock, who snapped a three-game losing streak and have won their first road game since July 17 against the Storm. Seimone Augustus scored a game-high 29 points and Maya Moore added 14 for the Lynx, who have lost three straight after a 10-game winning streak.
MADISON - After a 41-29 regular season record, the Madison Mallards won the Northwoods League title last night.
MADISON - State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) says he will back a bill to raise the state’s speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. Current speed limits are at 65, Vos says the additional five miles-per-hour would help interstate and highway traffic in the state. A similar bill in 2005 was introduced, but never made stream.
OSCEOLA - The Prescott Pirates edged River Falls 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Tournament played in the dark night of Friday evening. The first game of the tournament, Osceola vs. Sparta, went 11 innings and delayed the start of the Prescott-River Falls contest which was to be at 9 p.m.
Prep football scrimmages involving Pierce County teams took place Friday across the region. Ellsworth hosted a four-team scrimmage with Glenwood City, Arcadia and Osseo-Fairchild. Elmwood/Plum City scrimmaged in Alma, Spring Valley in Clayton and Prescott at St. Croix Central in Hammond.