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Another blast of Arctic air and sub-zero high temperatures have canceled a whole night of prep sports action Pierce County again. Three wrestling dual meets, four girls basketball games and a boys basketball game were cancled last night into this morning as schools announced their closures. Most of these game have been rescheduled. These include: - Amery at Prescott wrestling - Jan. 28 - Prescott at Baldwin-Woodville boys' basketball - Jan. 24 - Prescott at St. Croix Central girls' basketball - Feb. 10 - Plum City at Glenwood City girls basketball - Feb.
Ellsworth and Prescott high school's girls basketball teams both were beaten in Middle Border Conference games Tuesday, both played away from Pierce County. Prescott suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss at Amery 42-41. PHS couldn't hold onto a 20-14 halftime lead as the Warriors outscored them 12-2 in the third quarter. Elly Boles and Katy Syverson both scored 14 points each for the Cardinals, who are 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the league. Prescott won't have much time to stew over the loss as they play at St. Croix Central Thursday. Ellsworth was beaten by No.
Both the Spring Valley and Plum City prep boys basketball teams won important Dunn-St. Croix Conference contests Tuesday evening. Spring Valley won in overtime over Colfax 62-50 at Spring Valley and Plum City won at home over Elmwood 57-46. Playing one of its best games of the season so far, SV outscored the Vikings 12-2 in the extra session and moved into third place in the conference standings.
Prescott High School's boys' basketball team was able to get out of Ellsworth with its perfect Middle Border Conference record intact as PHS downed Ellsworth High School 37-35 Tuesday evening. Trailing 22-19 at halftime, Prescott outscored Ellsworth 12-7 in the third quarter to take 31-29 lead going into the final quarter. Ellsworth led again, 33-31 with 2:54 to go but it would be the last advantage they enjoyed. A pair of free-throws by Alex Helmer plus a basket by Helmer tied the score at 35-35 with a minute to go.
The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are Ellsworth's Will Huppert, Spring Valley's Kevin Fesenmaier, Ellsworth's Hayley Stoesz and Plum City's Sarah Gilles are the Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week. Fesenmaier won a crucial match in Spring Valley/Elmwood's dual meet against Boyceville leading the No.
It’s been a contest worth waiting for. Originally scheduled for Jan. 7 but cancelled due to the polar vortex, Ellsworth and Prescott’s boys’ basketball finally meet on the hardwood tonight in Ellsworth. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. While missing scheduled games due to the weather can be frustrating, they can also turn out to be lucky break as well. EHS head coach Corey Enberg said the Panthers are in a better place as a team now than back then.
ELMWOOD - The Elmwood High School girls basketball team won its first ballgame of the season Monday evening 37-27. The Raiders, 1-10 overall, were able to break out from a slight 21-18 lead at the end of the third quarter by going on a 14-5 run in the fourth quarter led by Alysha Hoyt's eight points. She finished with 10 points and became the first Elmwood players this season to break into double figures. Addie Morrell finished with eight points for the Raiders and teammate Kaitlyn Lee scored seven points. Elmwood is at No. 3 ranked Colfax Thursday.
PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School girls basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Plum City in a non-conference game at home Monday 31-24. The Cardinal defense put the clamps on the Blue Devils offense while PHS's Katy Syverson led all scorers with a 16-point effort. PHS held Plum City to just six points in the entire second half after leading 18-12 in the first half. Prescott improves to 4-6 overall while PC drops to 3-7.
PINE CITY, Minn. - The Ellsworth High School girls basketball won its first game of the 2013-14 season 54-32 Saturday over Pine City. It was part of a varsity doubleheader sweep for the Panthers. Ellsworth's boys team clobbered Pine City 90-31 for its second straight win in 24 hours. EHS was led by Will Huppert's 20 points while Kyle Murphy and Emery Whalen both scored 14 points. The boys team improves to 6-4 overall while the girls' team is 1-8 overall, The win also snaps a 10-game losing streak going back into last season. The boys team is at home Tuesday vs.