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Ellsworth High School's wrestling team usually gears up for dual meet comeptition at this point in the season. But to win the Middle Border Conference title requires the No. 1 ranked Panthers to win an individual tournament. And while EHS has done so repeatedly since 2004, head coach Chad Steldt admits it's not the easiest transition to make. "We try to stress to our wrestlers to treat their individual matches like they would a dual meet match," Steldt said. " That means going for pins, going for extra points to give the team extra points.
Both the Prescott and Spring Valley high school girls basketball teams won by a single-point in action Thursday evening. Prescott edged out river rival Hastings, coached by former PHS hetman Tim Cerni, 36-35 while Spring Valley edged county rival Plum City 55-54. Prescott led 25-15 at halftime but was held to just 11 points total in the second half in the non-conference contest.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have filled two vacancies on their coaching staff with experienced NFL assistants. Newspapers in Green Bay and Milwaukee reported today that Detroit Lions' assistant Sam Gash will become the new running backs' coach -- and former New Orleans defensive coordinator Ron Zook will be the Packers' new assistant special teams' coach under Shawn Slocum. As running backs' coach, Gash replaces Alex Van Pelt -- who becomes the new quarterbacks coach in place of the departed Ben McAdoo.
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident with injuries took place just at 12 p.m. Friday in the Pierce County town of Martell just north of Lawton. Barbara Gagliardi, 56, Hudson, was southbound on Hwy. 63 when she attempted to make a U-turn in the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 690th Ave, according to Pierce County Sheriff's Sergeant Chad Koranda in a news release. While attempting the U-turn, Gagliardi entered into the path of a southbound vehicle driven by Ernest Schutz, 70, Trimbelle, causing the collision.
MADISON -- The top-ranked University of Minnesota men's hockey team plays at No.
The No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling team topped St. Croix Central 63-9 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference dual meet Tuesday in Hammond SVE picked up four forfeit wins along with along pinfalls from Cruze Hurlburt at 120; Ryan Berg at 138; Trent Miller at 160; Ethan Hofacker at 195 and D.J. Wheeler at 285. The Redbirds improved to 13-0 overall and clinched a tie for the D-SC title with a 3-0 record. They can wrap up a lone title tonight when they host Mondovi at Spring Valley beginning at 7 p.m. Prescott dropped a 46-25 decision to No.
The Prescott High School girls basketball team looks to go above the .500 mark for the first time this season with a pair of weekend ballgames. PHS, 7-8 overall, hosts...
ELMWOOD - The Elmwood High School boys' basketball team won its first Dunn-St. Croix Conference game Tuesday 53-44 over Boyceville. The Raiders got off to a good start leading 16-4 and outscored the Bulldogs 11-2 in the third quarter for a 34-22 lead. "We really had good scoring balance with a lot of players giving us points we really hadn't had throughout much of the season," EHS head coach Chris Segerstrom said. Nick Bechel led the Raiders in scoring with 12 points and Noah Wells finished with 10. Levi Wolf finished with eight points but he pulled down a team-best 13 rebounds.
PRESCOTT - Winning their third straight contest was the Prescott High School girls basketball team and they did so Tuesday against Highway 10 rival Ellsworth by a 46-33 score. PHS built a 28-17 halftime advantage and pushed to a 19-point spread in the third quarter with tough defense on the press and scoring inside from center Elle Boles and from point guard Katy Syverson. Boles finished 12 points and Syverson had 14 points.
The Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week Awards go to Ellsworth wrestler Brock Steldt, Spring Valley wrestler Zach Newton and Spring Valley girls basketball player Becky Fesenmaier. Steldt's 2-1 win at 195 pounds helped the EHS wrestling team win at Amery 33-29. Newton's 6-4 win at 145 pounds helped the Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling team win at Menomonie 30-27. Fesenmaier returned to the starting line-up from a concussion suffered in early January and scored 10 points in Spring Valley's 45-26 win over Elmwood. The PCH Athletes of the Week award is sponsored by State Farm Ins