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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PLUM CITY - Plum City High School's volleyball team overwhelmed Pierce County rival Spring Valley with strong serving and hitting Thursday. The Blue Devils defeated the Cardinals in three games 25-19, 25-13 and 25-16. PC improves to 5-1 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference while SV drops to 1-5. Spring Valley played even with Plum City early in each game but the Devils overpowered the Cards' with their hits and serves. Marah Boyer had 10 kills to lead the home team while Jordyn Mark had nine. Boyer finished with five aces while Bri Sigler had four.
The Pierce County Herald website is adding four new blogs onto its website and is looking for more from the Pierce County community. Maria Shea of Spring Valley is one of these new bloggers. She is a mental health counselor, part of the Awakening Counseling and Wellness Services in Hudson but who also has an office in Spring Valley. Maria talks about her work from this profile at the website LinkedIn.com ( www.linkedin.com ): "With over 18 year's of healing experience, I do not see people from a mental illness or disease perspective, I see people from a mental health perspective.
PLUM CITY - Plum City High School holds the final Homecoming celebration in Pierce County this fall starting next week. The dress up days for next week are: Monday - Hippy Day; Tuesday - Crzay Day; Wednesday - Twins Day; Thursday - Blaze Orange Day and Friday - Class T-shirts. The noon-hour activities for the week are as follows: Monday - Car Stuff; Tuesday - Mud Wrestling; Wednesday - Obstacle Course; Thursday - Bolleyball vs. Faculty and Friday - Powderpuff Football The annual Homecoming bonfire is at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Legion Park. The Homecoming game is Friday at 7 p.m.
As was stated last week, Elmwood had not won so much as a game since an Aug. 31 match vs. Ellsworth, let alone anything else. But all that changed last Tuesday as the Raiders not only won a game, they won the whole match 3-2 vs. St. Croix Central in Hammond for their first Dunn-St. Croix victory of the season. Plum City picked up a few wins here and there last week while Spring Valley is still struggling, winless in D-SC action. Go the distance What's remarkable about Elmwood's victory is that it came in a five-game match.
Ellsworth High School's girls' golf team had its highest Middle Border Conference meet finish and tied for its lowest nine-hole score of the season last Tuesday at the Ellsworth Country Club. The Panthers finished tied for second shooting a 201 along with Baldwin-Woodville. New Richmond easily took first with the low score of 170 and all-but-sealed the conference title as Osceola, playing without Casey Danielson, finished fourth with a score of 204. Amery shot a 210, Somerset 213 and Prescott finished with a 243. Ellsworth's home meet was scheduled back on Sept.
Saturday's match-up against Plum City offer many tests, tasks and challenges for the Elmwood High School football team. It's Homecoming. The Raiders are coming off a tough loss and they need to find a way to break PC's 48-game regular season winning streak to have a chance to win the Lakeland South Conference title. "I think any championship team has to be able to handle all that," EHS head coach Jerry Hannack said. "If we're worthy of it, then we need to handle the Homecoming distractions.
HAMMOND - Shannon Campbell's score of 89 propelled and Courtney Stoesz's score of 90 the Ellsworth High School golfers to the All-Middle Border Conference team at the league meet Monday. Campbell's score put her in second place behind meet medalist Casey Danielson. The Osceola sophomore won the MBC meet and individual titles for the second season in a row. Danielson shot a 76 on the Pheasant Hills Golf Course. Stoesz shot a 90 to finish tied with New Richmond's Leah Bauer. Campbell made the All-MBC first team and Stoesz made the second team.
PRESCOTT - Prescott High School's football team was shutout by New Richmond 28-0 Friday Laney Field. New Richmond quarterback Zach Kier threw two touchdowns of 15 and 49 yards and his passing helped to set-up the Tigers' two other touchdowns. Prescott did not have a first down in the game until the 6:08 of the third quarter. They had two interceptions and New Richmond had a huge advantage in Time of Possession. The Cardinals drop to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Middle Border Conference.
MONDOVI - Plum City High School's volleyball team played a full five-game match against Mondovi, the first time in many years they could do so. The end result, however, was still short of victory as the Buffaloes rallied for wins in Games 4 and 5 to beat the Blue Devils 3-2 and stay undefeated in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference at 4-0. Plum City drops to 3-1, 10-16 overall. Mondovi won Game 1 25-17 but Plum City displayed its serving prowess and strength at the net to win Games 2 and 3 by scores of 25-17 and 25-18. Plum City led 12-10 in Game 4 after falling behind 11-5 to start with.
A piece of first place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference is on the line Thursday night as Plum City High School's volleyball team travels to Mondovi for 7 p.m. match. Both teams are 3-0 in the D-SC. Colfax is only other team in the D-SC undefeated so far at 3-0. The Buffs' have a 19-1 overall record, their only loss being a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bloomer. Plum City is 10-15 overall. Both teams are coming into Thursday's match off of Tuesday sweeps, Mondovi over Pepin and PC over Glenwood City. And both teams have already played each other this season.