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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. 12 Wisconsin in a rare Thursday night matchup at the Kohl Center (7:30 p.m.). The first-place Gophers...
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
The campaign for the Middle Border Conference 2014 prep boys' basketball title just went into very interesting mode Tuesday. Somerset handed Prescott its first loss in MBC action 58-40 at Somerset. PHS drops to 10-1 in the conference while the Spartans improve to 8-1. The Cardinals are 15-3 overall and Spartans are 12-2. Meanwhile, Ellsworth makes it a three-man race after the Panthers topped rival Durand 66-52 at home. Chrystian Kulow had a season-high 28 points to lead EHS while Will Hupert put in 13 points. EHS is 8-2 in the league and 9-5 overall.
The Prescott High School boys' basketball team is two games away from winning its first-ever Middle Border Conference title The Cardinals, who are unbeaten in the MBC at 10-0, face the other top teams in the league: Somerset this Tuesday and Ellsworth next Tuesday. Wins over both will secure the championship. PHS beat the Spartans back in December by a 57-45 score led by Clay Seifert's 23 points. The Spartans are 7-1 in the conference and 11-2 overall.
The Ellsworth Village Board unanimously agreed Monday to recommend Pierce County put its new jail on county-owned property located on Hwy. 65 north. The action followed a recommendation from the board’s Finance, Purchasing and Building Committee. Committee members made this recommendation after County Jail Ad-Hoc Committee Chair Jim Ross presented different jail site options to the committee at a meeting on Jan.