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COLFAX - The Ellsworth High School boys' golf team finished tied for first in the Colfax Inviational played Thursday at Whitetail Golf Course. However, the Panthers were unable to successfully defend their meet title from last season as Somerset edged them in a one-hole playoff. Both teams finished with 18-hole scores of 327. The meet was originally scheduled for mid-April but moved back to yesterday due to bad weather. Glenwood City's Jake Hierlmeier won meet medalist honors with a score of 78.
RED WING - The Ellsworth Hubbers amateur baseball team's season opener turned sour Tuesday as they were beaten by Red Wing 11-1 in eight innings at Athletic Field. This was the first home contest for the Aces and the first game for Ellsworth at all in 2014. Red Wing also notched their first win of the season. The Hubbers will be at Hager City Saturday for their St. Croix Valley League opener. The first pitch is set for 1 p.m. at Brown Field.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are Ellsworth's Chrystian Kulow and Bryce Stein and Spring Valley's Zac Webster and Ellen Brorson. Kulow and Stein finished 1-2 for the Panthers in a Middle Border Conference meet at Durand. They both shot nine-hole scores of under 40 to lead EHS to its first league meet win since 2009. Webster won all three jumping events, the high, triple and long jumps, at the St.
The Ellsworth High School softball team won its sixth straight Middle Border Conference game Tuesday by a 9-8 score over New Richmond in Hager City. The win improves the Panthers' record to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in the MBC. Also in MBC softball action, Prescott had to endure a no hitter by winning pitcher Abby Klopp in a 12-0 win for No. 1 ranked Baldwin-Woodville in Baldwin. The win clinches a tie for the MBC title for B-W. PHS had swept a doubleheader over Amery Monday 14-1 and 7-0 in Prescott.
PRESCOTT - Prescott High School held its spring prom last Saturday, May 10. This year's king and queen were Garrett Ryan and Amanda Murphy. Other members of the prom court were Clay Seifert, Jack Farrell, Michael Brookshaw, Charlie Brookshaw, Olivia Simon, Alexi Schommer, Bailey Johnson and Shelby Cutler.
The second showdown between No. 2 Ellsworth and No. 7 Prescott on the baseball diamond isn't until next Thursday in Prescott. And both prep squads are making sure that contest will again be another important one in the Middle Border Conference. EHS stayed undefated in MBC action with an 11-0 win at Osceola Tuesday while Prescott also won by shutout, 8-0 over Durand at home. Ellsworth pitcher Brady Yanish struck out 11 batters in seven innings and held the Chieftains to just one hit. The Panthers had 11 hits with Isaac Hines, Dennis Schutz and Eric McGregor each having two.
SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley High school’s golf team placed third in a pair of Dunn-St. Croix Conference meets last week. The Cardinals finished third in its first home meet of the season, shooting a 192 last Tuesday at Spring Valley Golf Course. Taylor Leach had SVHS’s low score of 41 for nine holes. Jason Richardson was next with a score of 44 followed by Jordan Jensen 53, Mitchell Wittmer 54 and Blake Klatt 67. Glenwood City took first in this meet with a score of 165 followed by Mondovi 177, Spring Valley 192, St. Croix Central 196, Elk Mound 216, Colfax 243.
Pierce County Dunn-St. Croix Conference teams were beaten in baseball and softball action from last evening. The Elmwood baseball team was edged by Alma/Pepin 6-5 in Elmwood. The Raiders scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to get within a run of the Eagles but it wasn't enough. Noah Wells had two hits plus an RBI and Ryan Asher belted a double for Elmwood. A/P improves to 5-1 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference South Division, 8-2 overall. Alma/Pepin overwhelmed Spring Valley's softball team with a 9-5 win at Pepin Monday.
Spring Valley's softball team defeated Clear Lake and Elmwood/Plum City Saturday in Elmwood to win the EPC Invitational. The Cardinals downed Clear Lake 19-1 and then edged EPC 5-4. This was also a rescheduled Dunn-St. Croix Conference game as well. In other prep scores from Saturday: Plum City's baseball team lost both games it played in the Cochrane-Fountain City Tournament, 19-1 to Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau and 13-1 to Cochrane-Fountain City.
PLUM CITY - Plum City High School's junior prom took place last weekend with the theme "Under the City Lights." The king and queen were Nash Gilles and Megan Dahl. Other court members were Lexie Eggenberger, Paige Binkowski, Jillian Holt, Rhiannon Kernstock, Sidney Bartsh, Melanne Fredrickson, Andrew Gilles, Jordan Wagner, Alex Boyer, Austin Coss, Peter Fenter, Christopher Longsdorf.