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CAMERON - Payton Dibble’s 21 points was the difference in Cameron’s 66-48 win over Spring Valley Monday evening in a non-conference boys’ basketball contest. The Comets led 36-26 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the second half, breaking the game open late. Dibble led all scorers in the ballgame. Spring Valley’s top scorers were Sam Green and Jake Helmer with 12 points each and Sean Borgerding with 11. Valley’s Lucas Olson finished with eight points. SV dropped to 6-15 overall while Cameron improved to 19-2 overall.
Saturday was a day to be out on a body of water, either on a lake in Spring Valley or a pond near Maiden Rock. Temperatures in the 20s and calm winds allowed many people in Pierce County to enjoy ice fishing derbies sponsored by the Spring Valley Lions Club on the Eau Galle Resivor or at Nelson's Pond just off CTH. A and sponsored by the Ellsworth Funsters.
OSSEO - Spring Valley/Elmwood's prep wrestling co-op team will go to Madison for next weekend's WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament with a contingent of five from the Division 3 Independence/Gilmanton Individual Wrestling Sectional Tournament Saturday hosted by Osseo-Fairchild High School. Two of the five are sectional champions. SVE's Cruze Hurlburt was a winner at 132 pounds, beating Bruce's Ben Adams by a 13-4 major decision in the finals.
AMERY - The Ellsworth High School wrestling team will have eight of its members competing in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament next weekend at Madison's Kohl Center. These wrestlers finished in the top three of their respective weight classes at the WIAA Division 2 Amery Individual Sectional Tournament Saturday. The Panthers had one sectional champion. Sawyer Strom finished first at 113 pounds, defeating Andrew Smith from the host school by a 9-6 decision in the finals. Taking second for EHS were Owen Matzek at 106, Adam Walter at 132 and Josh Hines at 160.
AMERY - Prescott High School wrestlers Sam Stuhl and Paul Hansen both won first places at the WIAA Division 2 Amery Individual Sectional Tournament Saturday. Both wrestlers advance to the state individual tournament in Madison next weekend. Stuhl defeated Ellsworth's Cole Skelton by 8-0 major decision to win the title at 120 pounds. Hansen defeated Neillsville/Loyal/Greenwood's Derek Nielsen by a 4-3 decision in the finals at 138 pounds. Sam Hoopingarner and River Christensen also competed in the tournament at 113 and 220 pounds respectively.
Boys basketball No. 1 Prescott 77, Durand 26 Ellsworth 50, Somerset 39 Elmwood/Plum City 87, Boyceville 68 St. Croix Central 45, Spring Valley 44 BOYS STATE HIGH SCHOOL SWIM /...
For a prep wrestling program where the numbers aren't so large, a berth in the individual state tournament is very important. “Dual meet success is nice, but for where we’re at as a program, we need to get kids to Madison at individual state,” Prescott head coach Paul Johnson said. “Last year we had good team when it came to dual meets and we had some very good individual wrestlers, but we didn’t get anyone to Madison and it was disappointing.
The Prescott and Elmwood/Plum City prep boys basketball teams now hold a share of the Middle Border and Dunn-St. Croix conference titles respectively. No. 1 Prescott handed Durand one of its worst defeats in school history Friday, 77-26 at Prescott to improve to 20-1 overall, 12-1 in the MBC. EPC won at Boyceville 87-68 and upped its record to 14-7 overall, 10-3 in the D-SC. The win probably gives the Wolves the second seed in their regional tournament which means a first round bye. The seeding meetings are this weekend. Prescott is a lock for a No.
Both the Prescott and Elmwood/Plum City prep boys basketball teams have the opportunity to clinch ties for their respective conference titles this evening. No. 1 ranked Prescott, 19-1 overall, plays in its final regular season home contest vs. Durand, 5-15 overall, while EPC, 13-7 overall, is at Boyceville, 8-12 overall. Niether Pierce County squad can afford to be complacent. Boyceville has already upended Colfax this season, keeping the Vikings a game behind EPC in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference standings. Four of Durand's wins have come against Middle Border Conference opponents.
SPRING VALLEY - A last-second three-point shot to tie the ballgame fell short for Spring Valley High School's girls' basketball team and so did their hopes of winning their final regular season contest against Alma/Pepin. The Eagles rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Cardinals 51-48. Valley concludes the regular season with a 1-20 overall record. Valley took its first lead in this close contest on a pair of Jacqueline Dieckman free-throws in the third quarter.