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Two Pierce County St. Croix Valley League teams did not fare well in league play last night. Hager City was downed 9-1 at Osceola while Plum Cuty was clobbered 16-3 at Menomonie. Those two teams plus a host of others will be in action today in SCVL contests. Plum City plays a make-up game vs. St. Croix Falls later this afternoon and takes on Osceola this evening. Hager City plays at St. Croix Falls also this afternoon starting at 1 p.m. Bay City hosts Elmwood with the first pitch at 1 p.m.
PRESCOTT – The first Hillfest bike fest sponsored by Lifestyle Fitness took place Saturday. There were several rides which took place throughout morning of various distances of 35, 60 and family ride for 15 miles. The racing portion took place during the hill climbs on the 100-mile course, which was the first one of the day. The course went from Prescott through Diamond Bluff, Hager City, Bay City, Maiden Rock, Plum City and Ellsworth back to Prescott.
The Ellsworth Hubbers came back from a mid-week defeat to River Falls to beat New Richmond on the weekend. The Hubbers lost to River Falls 11-8 Wednesday at Summit Park but came back to beat New Richmond 10-7 Saturday at Citizen’s Park in New Richmond. Also playing on Saturday was Elmwood as they hosted Menomonie. The game was called in the sixth inning due to rain but Eagles had a 6-3 lead at the time and thus were given the win. Hager City downed Spring Valley 7-4 Sunday at Brown Field in Hager City.
CLIFTON - A one-car rollover accident was reported in Clifton Township Friday evening on CTH. M near 1060th St. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department report, a vehicle was traveling westbound on CTH. M when it went off the road into the north side ditch. The vehicle then reportedly came back onto the road, causing it to rollover several times into the south side ditch. The driver was IDed as Daniel Dutton of River Falls and the passenger was IDed as Richard Wanner, also of River Falls.
PRESCOTT - The Lifetime Fitness sponsored Hillfest Bike Ride began Saturday morning at 7 a.m.
The Ellsworth Hubbers baseball team lost 11-8 to River Falls Wednesday evening at Summit Park. T.J. Wink was the winning pitcher and the Fighting Fish got three hits apiece from Brian Giebel, Kyle Westhuis, and Adam Stuessel. RF stayed unbeaten in the St. Croix Valley League at 5-0. The Hubs' drop to 3-2 in the St. Croix Valley League. They host the St. Paul Mudhens Friday and are at New Richmond on Saturday. Both game begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are Spring Valley's Zac Webster, Ellsworth's Brett Freier, Plum City's Sarah Gilles and Ellsworth's Dennis Schutz. Webster repeated as Division 3 triple jump champion at the recent WIAA State Track and Field Meet.
ALTOONA - Mitch Stalsberg's 16 strikeouts plus no errors on Viroqua's part helped the No. 9 ranked Blackhawks upend No. 3 Ellsworth 2-0 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal match-up Tuesday afternoon at Bement Field in Cinder City Park. EHS was held to just three hits. Their best chance the Panthers had to score runs came in their last at bats as they put two runners on with the winning run at the plate.
MADISON - The Ellsworth High School boys' golf team finished the WIAA State Meet in seventh place in the Division 2 field out of eight teams. The Panthers continued to struggle on the University Ridge course during the second day of the meet Tuesday.
LA CROSSE - Spring Valley's Zac Webster nabbed silver medals in two events and helped SVHS's 1600-meter relay team also place in the WIAA State Track and Field Meet yesterday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Webster finished second in both the high jump and long jump. Webster and Princeton/Green Lake's Jordan Wesner cleared 6-4 in the high jump and could not get past 6-6. But Wesner had fewer misses at 6-4 and thus the tie-breaker over Webster. In the long jump, Webster best mark was at 21-11 on his last attempt in the finals.