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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.
The winning streaks continued Monday evening for the Prescott and Spring Valley girls basketball teams. Prescott won its second contest in a row by a 54-17 score over Elmwood at home while Spring Valley won its third contest in a row, beating Clear Lake 51-22 in Spring Valley. Nevada Schlegel scored 16 points for Spring Valley as the Cardinals led from start to finish against the Warriors in a non-conference contest. Kellie Magee scored 12 points to lead Prescott in a match-up of schools from each end of Pierce County. Both Spring Valley and Prescott will be in action again tonight
Ellsworth High School's wrestling team completed another undefeated Middle Border Conference season Monday winning a rescheduled dual meet at home over Durand by a 74-3 score. The No. 1 ranked Panthers have gone undefeated in league action every season since 1997.
Here are dual meet prep wrestling scores from across Wisconsin last week: Baraboo 41, Waunaukee 25 Big Foot/Williams Bay 42, Palmyra-Eagle 27 Big Foot/Williams Bay 34, Orfordville Parkview 33 Brookwood 54, Hillsboro 24 Cadott 47, Osseo-Fairchild/Altoona/Augusta/Fall Creek 31 Lakeside Lutheran 52, Marshall 12 Madison La Follette 81, Madison Memorial 0 Milton 66, Oregon 9 Mineral Point 45, Iowa-Grant/Highland 26 Mount Horeb/Barneveld 42, Reedsburg 33 Mukwonago 44, Muskego 21 Oconto Falls 67, Marinette 12 Oconto Falls 45, New London 30 Sh
MINNEAPOLIS - Elmwood High School's boys' basketball team got to be part of the Minnesota Timberwolves's annual Basketball Academy Saturday evening, playing a non-conference game vs. Frederic at the Target Center. While the experience of playing in the Target Center was nice, unfortunately for the Raiders, the basketball lesson was a hard one as they lost 45-26. Elmwood was held below 10 points a quarter until the fourth. EHS was held to just two points in the second quarter alone.
A bad week for the Plum City High School boys basketball team and good week for Spring Valley was capped off by Spring Valley's 58-39 win over PC at Spring Valley Saturday in a rescheduled Dunn-St. Croix Conference contest between the two Pierce County rivals. Spring Valley essentially put the game away in the first half leading 33-14 at halftime. Valley had two played in double figures led by Zac Webster's 19 points while Jake Helmer finished with 14 points. Nash Gilles had 12 points to lead Plum City.
MENOMONIE - The No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling team won the Whitetail Ardrenaline Shoot-out Friday by beating No. 6 Menomonie 30-27 Friday. Zach Newton's 6-4 win at 145 pounds in the final bout of the dual meet broke a 27-27 tie in the Redbirds' closest dual meet of the season. SVE had to rally from a 21-6 deficit and did so with wins in the light and middleweights starting with Andrew Webb at 106 followed by Derek Huebel at 113, Cruze Hulburt at 120, Tyler Berg at 126, and Logan Newton at 132.
SPRING VALLEY - Outscoring Elmwood 19-3 in the second quarter helped the Spring Valley High School girls basketball team defeat Elmwood Friday 45-26. The SV press and the turnovers it produced proved too much for the Raiders to overcome. They were able to knot the ballgame at 8-8 at the end of the first quarter before falling behind 27-12 at halftime. The Cardinals also had two players in double figures in scoring led by Emily Boisen's 12 points and Becky Fesenmaier's 10 points. Justine Weix was Elmwood's co-leading scorer with six points, all coming from the free-throw line.
Snowmobile riders from all across Pierce County and the region gathered at the Rush River Trail Riders clubhouse in El Paso Township Saturday to look at vintage snowmobiles, sign-up for raffle prizes and ride the nearby snowmobile trails on one of the best days in years for snowmobile riding in Pierce County.
SOMERSET - The Prescott High School wrestling team guaranteed itself a winning season in the Middle Border Conference by beating Somerset 45-18 Thursday evening. After losing the first match, PHS won the next six in a row and got pins from Sam Hoopingarner at 106 and Nick Opdahl at 138 along with forfeits at 120, 126 and 132. Also winning for the Cardinals were Matt McNurlin at 152; Troy Urman at 160 and River Christensen at 220. Prescott improves to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the MBC. The will conclude the regular season next Tuesday at home vs. No. 5 Amery.