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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Ellsworth showed it could have one of the best hitting line-ups in the St. Croix Valley League this past weekend, one in which they won two SCVL games to vault them into first place. There was nowhere for Prescott's pitchers to hide at Young Field in Ellsworth as the Hubbers belted six home runs in a 17-6 win in seven innings Friday, their first home game of the season. Both the Hubbers Scott DeWyre and J.P. Paulson hit two home runs with Paulson belting a grand slam in the sixth. He had five RBIs.
Without storm drains on Grove and Kinne streets, which slope downward from the hill Ellsworth was built on, the water from heavy rainfall has but one place to go. Much of that water came down the hill across Grant Street and collected on rental property village resident Donna Huppert owns at 170 N. Grant St. and her neighbors. The water runoff caused sinkholes, and the tearing out and replacement of badly damaged storm sewer pipes with a new culvert by the village.
On its face, expansion sounds like an interesting thing. I mean, I've been praying that UW will one day again play Nebraska in football (and my prayers have been answered). I would love to see Missouri replace San Jose State on the schedule. As much as I may not care for a Rutgers or a Syracuse in the league, I know Penn State wants them and I know Missouri would be a great fit for the Big Ten too. But what have God wrought if this happens? I mean Baylor in the Pac 10? Are you kidding me? I thought Texas was so big and bad they could do whatever they wanted.
There was nowhere for Prescott's pitchers to hide at Young Field in Ellsworth as the Hubbers belted six home runs in a 17-6 win in seven innings Friday, their first home game of the season. Both the Hubbers Scott DeWyre and J.P. Paulson hit two home runs with Paulson belting a grand slam in the sixth. He had five RBIs. DeWyre was a perfect 3-for-3, hitting an RBI-double in the first inning. Paulson and DeWyre hit back-to-back homers in the second and then in the fourth inning DeWyre, Cody Holden and Lance Hove all home runs right in a row.
Here is the picture of Alex Campbell the Herald was supposed to run in last week's newspaper. He is competing in the triple jump at the WIAA Division Colby Sectional. The Herald regrets and apologizes for the error.
Heather Flock isn't sure how many have signed up for the second annual Ellsworth Triathlon, which is set for this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Ellsworth Middle School.
This is the year the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is to celebrate its 100th anniversary and begin the process of expanding its plant. But it also could be the beginning of a long and contentious process for the creamery to engage in its expansion plans if the opinions offered at a public hearing lasting a little over an hour during the Ellsworth Village Board's meeting Monday are any indication. The hearing pushed the regular board meeting to over three hours in length. At issue was a resolution to apply for grants to begin the infrastructure building for the creamery's proposed expansion
The Ellsworth Village Board approved a plan to upgrade the wastewater treatment facility and sewer at a cost of $2,161,641 Monday. The plan calls for a roughing filter upgrade, along with a new, 3.5-mile pipe to be installed to 410th Street for discharge. The village has been informed it is No. 1 on the Clean Water Fund grant list of federal stimulus money and officials hope to pay for some of the costs with such grants.
Tuesday's rain has postponed the WIAA Division 4 Bruce Sectional until Wednesday. The times for the sectional are still the same. Luck will face Mellen in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. and then the Cardinals will take on Chippewa Falls McDonell in the other semifinal at 1:15 p.m. The championship game is set for 4 p.m. SV head co-coach Matt Ducklow knows the formidable challenge the Cardinals face taking on the No. 3 ranked team in the state.