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ARKANSAW - The Prescott High School softball team just got past Durand 2-1 Monday afternoon in a rescheduled contest. Marti Johnson was the winning pitcher, tossing a four-hitter. Leading the Cardinals at the plate were Katy Syverson with two hits, including a triple, and Mariah Krings, who also had two hits. PHS won its third straight contest also thanks to three Durand errors. The Panthers lost their second straight league contest by one run as they fell to Ellsworth at home Saturday 11-10.
BALDWIN - The No. 1 ranked Ellsworth High School baseball team had no problems staying unbeaten Monday as they routed Baldwin-Woodville 15-4 in six innings. The Panthers, 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Middle Border Conference, overcame five errors by cranking out 20 hits to B-W's four. The Balckhawks also had four errors. The Panthers scored 10 runs combined in the first three innings and winless B-W could not keep up. Spencer Schroeder was the winning pitcher. Dennis Schutz led EHS in hits with four.
DURAND - The Ellsworth High School boys' golf team won its first Middle Border Conference meet since 2009 and first since the current meet format was adopted in 2011 Monday at Rolling Greens Golf Course. The Panthers tied for first with Osceola and New Richmond with nine-hole scores of 167. It was Ellsworth's lowest score of the season so far. EHS by meet medalist Chrystian Kulow, who shot a 38. Teammate Bryce Stein finished second with a 39. Prescott finished sixth in the meet with a score of 196.
SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley High School baseball team stayed unbeaten by going the distance yesterday afternoon against Elk Mound. The Cardinals improved to 6-0 overall and in the...
Ellsworth Village Board member Neil Gulbranson sharply criticized last weekend's decision by the Pierce-Pepin electric cooperative to cease selling appliances during the village board's monthly meeting Monday evening. Gulbranson made the statement during the portion of the meeting agenda dealing with public comment on non-agenda items.
The Ellsworth softball team swept Amery Friday afternoon in a doubleheader at Brown Field in Hager City. The Panthers won 13-0 and 14-3 in two five inning games. The Panthers only led Amery 2-0 in game one until the bottom of the fifth when EHS scored 11 unanswered runs. Abby Giese had the big bat for Ellsworth in both contests. She had three hits in game one and in game two she had two home runs, a triple, five RBIs and scored four runs. Serena Hoisington was the winning pitcher in both games.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth High School baseball team successfully defended its No. 1 ranking in Division 2 by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association with a 7-1 win over No. 6 ranked and Pierce County rival Prescott Friday in front of an overflow crowd at Brown Field. Ellsworth jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning thanks to RBI-doubles by Nick Taranto and Eric McGregor.
Both Menomonie track and field teams dominated the seven-team field at the Fuller Invitational Friday at Fuller-Symes Field in Ellsworth. Both Mustang teams scored over 190 points to win the boys' and girls' meet titles with rainy and windy meet conditions early on. Three Pierce County teams participated in the meet: Prescott, Elmwood/Plum City and the host school Ellsworth. County individual event winners included EPC's Sarah Gilles in the 100-meter high hurdles in :16.92 seconds and the 300-meter low hurdles in :42.94; Ellsworth's Brett Freier in the 110-meter high hurdles in :15.66
PRESCOTT - Prescott High School teacher and coach Luke Kjelland will be leaving the PHS dsitrict in June to take a new assistant principal's position in the Cochrane-Fountain City school district. Kjelland is Prescott's head girls' basketball coach and head boys' track coach and assistant football coach for several seasons. He had been an assistant coach in track and girls basketball before then. Prescott's boys track team won the WIAA Division 2 Bloomer Sectional title last season.
Prescott High School's softball team snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Somerset 8-2 Thursday afternoon at Biggs Field in Prescott. The win put the Cardinal softball team back over .500 at 4-3 overall and again at .500 in the Middle Border Coneference at 3-3. Prescott was the only MBC softball team to get a game in yesterday. Ellsworth's home game with Durand was postponed until Saturday when the Panther will play their Highway 10 east rivals in Arkansaw at 10 a.m.