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The top-ranked Ellsworth and Spring Valley/Elmwood prep wrestling teams both won conference dual meets Thursday evening. No. 2 Ellsworth downed Osceola 51-18 in Osceola while No. 3 Spring Valley/Elmwood won at Glenwood City by a 63-9 score. Getting pins for the Redbirds were Cruze Hurlburt at 138 pounds, Devon Johnson at 152, Jed Schlegel at 160, Ryan Asher at 182, Ethan Hofacker at 220 and Jake Howe at heavyweight. Prescott lost a close dual meet to Durand at Prescott 41-33.
Bo ys basketball No. 2 Prescott 66, Durand 25 Ellsworth 42, Somerset 35 Elmwood/Plum City 49, Spring Valley 37 Wrestling No. 2 Ellsworth 51, Osceola 18 Durand 41, Prescott 33 No.
SPRING VALLEY - The Elmwood/Plum City prep boys' basketball team continued its upward trend while Spring Valley continued its downward trend after Thursday's Dunn-St. Croix Conference contest. EPC downed Spring Valley 49-37 to win its third straight contest while handing SV its third straight loss. The Wolves were able to use their depth to handle foul trouble on several of its players throughout the game. EPC was led in scoring by Alex Boyer's 15 points while Levi Wolf fiished with 14 points.
The Ellsworth High School boys basketball team withstood a third quarter rally by Somerset and went on to beat the Spartans 42-35 Thursday at EHS. "Tonight was a well needed win for our team. The guys worked hard to earn this hard fought win." Ellsworth head coach Corey Enberg said. The Panthers led at halftime 24-13 but the Spartans rallied to outscore the Purple 12-3 in the third quarter to go into the fourth only trailing 27-25.
The new travel center (convenience store and gas station) which Countryside Cooperative plans to build in East Ellsworth is an investment worth “a couple million dollars,” according to CEO Frank Brenner.
If Prescott has to try harder being No. 2, as the old saying goes, head coach Nick Johnson wouldn't mind it one bit. PHS's boys' basketball team slipped to No. 2 in the state rankings this week, both in the AP media poll and the state coaches' poll sponsored by Wisconsin Sports Net ( www.wissports.net ) The Cardinals took their first loss of the season last week 49-45 to No. 3 Eau Claire Regis.
The team rankings in Wisconsin prep wrestling remained constant from last week to this week. The top five schools in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 remain the same, including both Ellsworth and Spring Valley/Elmwood. The Panthers are still No. 2 in Division 2 behind Freedom while SVE is No. 3 behind Coleman and Stratford. The top five in Division 1 (in order) are Kaukauna - Stoughton - Milton - Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln and Hudson. In D-2 its Freedom - Ellsworth - Luxemburg-Casco - Amery and Evansville/Albany. And in Div.
Prep Girls Basketball Amery 55, Prescott 23 Boyceville 51, Spring Valley 42 Elk Mound 55, Elmwood/Plum City 45 Baldwin-Woodville 57, Ellsworth 33 Wisconsin boys' high school basketball Algoma 65, Sevastopol 36 Alma/Pepin 104, Alma Center Lincoln 98, 2OT Almond-Bancroft 53, Plainfield Tri-County 33 Amherst 54, Shiocton 43 Antigo 60, Crandon 33 Argyle 59, Brodhead 52 Arrowhead 61, West Allis Central 56 Ashwaubenon 64, De Pere 62 Auburndale 58, Northland Lutheran 24 Augusta 61, Cadott 58, OT Bangor 65, Cashton 28 Berlin 45,
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin's top two football assistants under new coach Paul Chryst have had their hirings approved by the UW Board of Regents yesterday. Joe Rudolph officially came on board yesterday as the Badgers' new offensive coordinator. He'll also coach the offensive line, after serving under Chryst at Pittsburgh for the past three seasons. Dave Aranda, the defensive coordinator under Gary Andersen for two years, will stay in that post.
MANKATO - Mankato police are asking the public for help locating a missing vulnerable adult. 33-year old Jessica Ann Scofield of Mankato was last seen just before noon Monday at 201 North Victory Drive. She is five-foot, seven-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket and blue jeans. The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office said it's possible she may be in the Lake Crystal area. It is unknown if she is on foot or in a vehicle.