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MADISON - The 71st WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament begins at 3 p.m today at the Kohl Center. The Division 1 preliminary matches start the day's action followed by D-1 quarterfinals at 5:15 p.m. Division 2 and 3 prelims will begin at 7:15 p.m. It will be a big day for the Ellsworth High School wrestling team as they will have eight of their school-record 12-person contingent competing this evening.
The seasons for both the Plum City and Elmwood prep boys basketball teams both came to an end Tuesday evening in first round action of the WIAA Division 5 regional...
Ellsworth wrestler Jacob Fuchs, Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestler Kevin Fesenmaier and Plum City girls basketball player Sarah Gilles are the Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week. Fuchs, a senior, won a pair of matches for the Panthers in the WIAA Division2 Ellsworth Team Sectional and also qualified for his first state WIAA State Individual Tournament at the sectional meet Saturday in Amery. Fesenmaier, also a senior, helped SVE win a Division 3 team sectional title for the second time in three seasons with a pair of wins and then came back through the wrestleback rounds to qualify
Plum City and Elmwood's prep boys' basketball teams will begin play in WIAA regional tournament this evening. PC has a first round match-up at Coachrane-Fountain City while Elmwood is at Gilmanton. Plum City is the No. 6 seed and C-FC the No. 3 seed in this particular Division 5 regional. The Blue Devils enter tournament on a nine-game slide. But a new season gives the Blue Devils a chance to start over.
Plum City High School's girls basketball team swept the season series with Elmwood, winning 48-38 at Elmwood Monday evening. The Raiders stayed almost even with PC but the Blue Devils stayed ahead thanks to having three players in double figures led by Cheyanne Catura's 15 points, Elaina Danzinger's season-high 14 points and Sarah Gilles's 12 points. While Plum City struggled at the free-throw line, they were able to make 6-of-10 in the crucial fourth quarter.
PLUM CITY - Boyceville and Plum City's prep girls basketball teams battled to the buzzer of Saturday's Dunn-St. Croix Conference rescheduled game.
AMERY - The Ellsworth HIgh School wrestling team will send a school record 12 athletes to the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament from the Division 2 Amery Sectional Saturday. The Panthers had four sectional champions.
OSSEO - Last season only one Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestler made it to the state individual meet from the WIAA Division 3 Independence/Gilmanton Sectional. A year later No.
Like a meat grinder, a sectional wrestling meet can chew up teams with even large numbers of athletes competing in them. Spring Valley/Elmwood knows this all to well. Last year they came into the WIAA Division 3 Independence/Gilmanton Individual Sectional with nine wrestlers and only one, Zach Newton, went to state. But both SVE and Ellsworth are confident they'll get a good number of kids to next weekend's individual state tournament in Madison through this weekend's individual sectional meets. No.
Once again this winter the prep boys and girls basketball schedule for Pierce County teams has been marked up and rewritten. The recent winter has wiped out two full night of scheduled action forcing athletic directors to scramble to keep up. This time around they face the hard deadline of upcoming regional tournaments. Which in that case means some games, like the Spring Valley/Prescott boys game scheduled for tonight in Prescott will not be made up. Even a conference game like the Dunn-St.