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Two streaks continued for the Spring Valley and Ellsworth high school boys' basketball teams on Tuesday. Spring Valley won its fifth in a row, dispatching St. Croix Central 56-37 at home while Ellsworth lost its third in a row, 60-46 at Osceola. Led by 15 points from Jake Helmer, 11 from Ben Becker and 10 from Zac Webster, Valley concluded it's Dunn-St. Croix Conference schedule with a 11-5 record, 16-5 overall. Ellsworth was outscored 21-9 in the third quarter by the Chieftains after trailinbg 31-26 at halftime.
PRESCOTT - A dominating 65-23 wipeout of New Richmond on Tuesday has given Prescott High School's boys' basketball team it's first-ever Middle Border Conference title in schools history. The Cardinal defense held the Tigers to just eight first half points to lead 26-8 at halftime.
If you came to the WIAA Division 2 Ellsworth Team Sectional Tournament Tuesday evening hoping to see another exciting dual meet between Ellsworth and Amery like the 33-29 regular season dual, you were bound to be disappointed. Unless you were an Ellsworth fan. The No. 1 Panthers walloped No.
BOYCEVILLE - No.1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood to its second berth in the WIAA Team Wrestling State Tournament in three years after winning the Division 3 Boyceville Sectional Tuesday evening. SV/Elmwood defeated No. 9 Cumberland 51-18 in the semifinals and Phillips 69-6 in the finals. The Redbirds only led Cumberland 16-15 after the heavyweight match (the meet began at 160) but won seven of the next eight matches. Trent Miller started the meet off with 1:12 pinfall.
MADISON - Wisconsin lawmakers started acting on a host of bills this afternoon. Both houses of the state legislature had full agendas. One of the first major acts approved by...
In 2012, half of the stands of the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse in Madison were filled with Pierce County wrestling fans. They were watching both the Ellsworth and Spring Valley/Elmwood prep wrestling teams compete together on the same Fieldhouse floor at the same time in both the state semifinals and finals of the WIAA State Team Tournament. This scene may well repeat itself two years later as both Ellsworth and Spring Valley/Elmwood, both ranked No.1 in the state in their respective divisions, will try to qualify for state from team sectional meets being held this evening beginni
The Plum City High School girls' basketball team topped Pierce County rival Elmwood 62-35 Monday evening in Plum City. This was the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Blue Devils used a 15-7 second quarter spread to lead 32-18 at halftime then outscored the Raiders 30-17 in the second half. Cheyanne Catura had 17 points for PC and teammate Sarah Gilles finished with 16 points.
Only two Pierce County prep boys’ basketball teams will be engaged in first round, WIAA regional tournament games next Tuesday. Three teams: Prescott, Ellsworth and Spring Valley will have first-round byes and not play until Friday of that week. On top of that fact, all three teams will host regional semifinal games. Prescott is the No. 2 seed of its Division 3 semi-sectional (sectional semifinal is in New Richmond on March 6), which is a part of the whole Eau Claire North Sectional. The Cardinals, (17-3 overall), will face either No. 7 seeded Amery (9-11) or No.
SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley High School boys' basketball team won its fourth straight ballgame Monday evening 78-45 over Clear Lake in a non-conference contest. SV's Zac Webster led...
Pierce County's Dunn-St. Croix girls' basketball teams all lost their games held over the weekend. Spring Valley, 5-12 overall, came the closest to winning. They were beaten by Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 58-47 in Eau Claire Friday. Emily Boisen had 16 points and Becky Fesenmaier scored 15 points for SVHS. The Cardinals led at halftime 22-21 but were outscored 37-25 by the Lancers, 9-6 overall, in the second half. Plum City came close as well, only trailing Mondovi by three points heading into the fourth quarter. But the Buffaloes domainted the final eight minutes for a 46-32 win.