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The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week awards go to whole teams of athletes: the Spring Valley/Elmwood prep co-op wrestling team, the Ellsworth High School wrestling team and the Prescott High School boys’ basketball team. SVE won its first-ever WIAA Division 3 State Team Wrestling title after beating Random Lake and Coleman at the state tournament Saturday in Madison. Ellsworth fell short of defending its Division 2 state title from a year ago but still finished second and notched an impressive win over Wisconsin Lutheran 37-27 in the state semif
PRESCOTT - Another pre-sale of boys basketball tickets will be conducted by Prescott High School starting today at noon in the high school office. The tickets are $5 each for the WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game in New Richmond which tips-off at 7 p.m. PHS has been given allotment of 1,100 tickets to sell. Last weekend Prescott sold out both its regional tournament games at PHS. No. 1 ranked Prescott, 23-1 overall, will take on Maple Northwestern 19-5, in the semifinal contest.
Prescott High School's boys’ basketball team won its second straight WIAA regional championship Saturday by a 72-35 score over St. Croix Central in Prescott. No. 1 ranked PHS, 23-1 overall, will play in the Division 3 sectional tournament semifinal Thursday against Maple Northwestern, 19-5 overall, in New Richmond. Central finished with a 14-10 overall record. Meanwhile, Elmwood/Plum City’s boys’ basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday in a Division 4 regional championship game at Eau Claire Regis. The No. 1 ranked Ramblers, 24-0 overall, defeated the Wolves 76-43.
MADISON - When it came to close, the Freedom Irish prep wrestling team definitely had luck on its side in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Division 2 state championship dual meet Saturday. But Freedom is also quite good and is the No. 1 ranked team in the state in Division 2 for a reason. They showed why winning the D-2 state title for the first time since 1997 by a 34-15 score over No. 3 Ellsworth. Freedom won the first six matches to take a 20-0 lead.
MADISON - The past is now definitely past for the Spring Valley/Elmwood prep wrestling cooperative team. Past defeats are history and past heartaches are just memories as today Spring Valley/Elmwood is the state champion of Division 3. No. 3 ranked SVE defeated No.
MADISON – The Ellsworth High School wrestling team proved again the old adage about sum of the parts being greater as they defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 37-27 in the Division 2 semifinals of the 24th WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Saturday morning. After trailing 9-0 early on, the No.
MADISON – For the third time in four seasons, the Spring Valley/Elmwood and Coleman prep wrestling teams will meet in the state finals in Division 3. Both squads won their WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament semifinal matches Saturday morning to advance to this afternoon’s finals starting at 3 p.m. No. 3 ranked SVE downed Random Lake 37-22 while No. 2 Coleman downed No.
The Prescott and Elmwood/Plum City boys’ basketball teams will play in their respective WIAA regional tournament championship games this evening after winning semifinal games Friday. Prescott defeated Osceola 56-38 in the Division 3 semifinal contest at Prescott and EPC notched another one-point win, this time 45-44 over Colfax in Division 4 at Elmwood. No. 1 seed and the state’s top D-3 team Prescott, 22-1 overall, will be at home again tonight vs. No. 2 seed St. Croix Central, 14-9. EPC, 16-7, the No. 2 seed in its bracket, is at No.
The Prescott and Elmwood/Plum City prep boys’ basketball teams now get their turn to play WIAA regional tournament basketball as both teams host semifinal contests this evening. Prescott will take on Osceola in a Division 3 match-up while EPC entertains Colfax in Elmwood. Tip-off times for both games are at 7 p.m. The No. 1 ranked Cardinals, 21-1 overall, swept the season series with the Chieftains, 11-12, by outcomes of 52-27 and 72-31. Prescott, by virtue of being the No. 1 seed in this regional tournament, had a first-round bye.
For the Ellsworth High School wrestling team, the object of this weekend’s 24th WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament in Madison is to keep what they have, which is the state championship they won a year ago at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse by a 41-12 score over Pewaukee. It was the sixth such Division 2 championship the Panthers have won in this tournament. For Spring Valley/Elmwood, the object is to win one period.