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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ELMWOOD - Ellsworth and Elmwood played a grueling four-game non-conference match Tuesday, one where the Panthers had to use their depth to outlast the shorthanded Raiders by a 3-1 score. Three of the four games went past 25 points. Ellsworth took games one and two 26-24 and 29-27 by Elmwood, thanks to the serving of Christina McKune, rallied from a 24-16 deficit in game three to win 26-24. Ellsworth, led by hitters Kayla Christopherson and Claire Tingelhoff and blocker Abbey Ristow, dominated game four to win 25-15 and improve to 6-1 overall. The Raiders drop to 3-7 overall.
SPOONER - Ellsworth High School's volleyball team won the Spooner Invitational this weekend for the second straight season. The Panthers were undefeated, finishing 5-0 in the competition Saturday. The Panthers beat Minong Northwood in three: 25-15, 16-25, 15-10, then Spooner's varsity 25-15 and 25-23; Shell Lake 25-19 and 25-20; Spooner's JV: 25-19 and 25-23 and finally Cumberland: 25-12 and 25-18. For more on this and other volleyball action last week, the opening week of the prep season, read the Sept.
MENOMONIE - In a Gridiron Classic game that was a classic, Plum City High School's football team made it 44 regular season wins in a row Friday evening as they edged Pierce County rival Spring Valley 20-14 in overtime at UW-Stout's William's Stadium. Quarterback Alex Gilles tossed a shovel pass to wide receiver Tyler Churchill in the back of the end zone for the winning score as the Blue Devils had the ball on the two-yard line in the extra session. Gilles also threw a two point conversion pass to Churchill to tie the ballgame with 2:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.
MENOMONIE - For the fourth time in a row Elmwood defeated Whitehall in the Gridiron Classic played at UW-Stout in Menomonie and for the fourth straight time they did so coming from behind Thursday afternoon. The Raiders led 14-0 in the first quarter before the Norse scored 20 unanswered points and led 20-14 midway through the fourth. But an interception by Brian Tolonen turned the game in Elmwood's favor. The interception set up a 34-yard touchdown run by the Raiders' Jesse McKune.
COLFAX - In one fell swoop the Plum City High School volleyball team matched its win totals from last season at Tuesday's Colfax Quadrangular. The Blue Devils won each three-game match by 2-1 scores. They downed Unity 25-11, 22-25, 25-19; upended D-SC preseason favorite and host school Colfax 25-19, 21-25, 25-11 and beat Boyceville 25-18, 25-16, 12-25. For more one this another meets involving Pierce County's Dunn-St. Croix volleyball teams, please see the Herald's print edition on newstands Aug. 24. Plum City will be back in action Tuesday hosting non-conference rival Alma at 7 p.m.
MONDOVI - Ellsworth High School tennis team lost its season opener Tuesday 5-2 at Mondovi. But it was a dual meet that could have easily been a 4-3 win. While EHS lost all their doubles matches, Ellsworth saw two of their singles players, Stacie Peterson at No. 2 and Josie Gilbertson at No. 4 lose three-set tiebreakers. Winning their matches for Ellsworth were No. 1 singles player Tiffany Weiss and Beth Olson at No. 3 For more details on the dual meet check out the Aug. 25 print edition of the Herald. The Panthers' next dual meet is on Tuesday against Lake City,Minn.
Most fish stories are about size. This one is about color. Back on the morning of June 16, former Pierce County resident Allen Webb, now residing in Eau Claire, was fishing the Eau Galle River in between Elmwood and Spring Valley where he's native to. He caught an 18 inch brown trout that had something unusual on it when he reeled it in after about 5-10 minutes after it bit the line of his Cabela rod. "It had a red streak on its side, I mean it was really bright red," Webb said. "I couldn't believe it.
TOMAHAWK - The Plum City Blues were beaten in extra innings in the quarterfinals of the Wisconsin Baseball Association state tournament Saturday. Plum City lost to the Haugen Knights 2-1 in 10 innings. Haugen is playing in the state finals for the second straight season and they will face Onalaska Sunday afternoon. In other tournament games involving St. Croix Valley League teams, River Falls won its first game, 5-0, over Everest Friday but lost 16-0 to Onalaska in the semifinals Saturday. Osceola was beaten 8-1 by Sparta in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Previews featuring prep football, golf and tennis teams from around Pierce County are in this week's print edition of the Pierce County Herald on newstands across the county. Plum City and Elmwood's football teams will both be competing for the South Lakeland Conference title once again.
TOWN OF MARTELL--The flood waters didn't exactly announce their presence with a ringing alarm. "I have to hand it to my wife because I would have slept right through it," Grady Radabaugh said. At 4:15 a.m., Radabaugh's wife woke him to the fact their house on 535th Street in Martell was surrounded by waters from the overflowing Rush River brought on by the intense rainfall Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. The son of Ellsworth High School Wrestling Coach Jack Radabaugh, a veteran of Iraq and a school teacher, was prepared to cross through the water to a hill in back of the home to be