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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.
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 the state Senate was to make it illegal to use unmanned drones to record video-and-audio in places where people can reasonably expect privacy. The bill also requires police to obtain warrants before using drones to obtain evidence. They could still be used for rescue operations, manhunts, and other emergencies.
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.