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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.
PLUM CITY - Inspired by the return of Plum City's first two state tournament teams of 1994 and 1995, which were honored during a halftime ceremony, the current Blue Devil basketball team went out and routed Boyceville 64-46 Saturday afternoon. Alex Boyer scored 19 ponts to lead PC and teammate Peter Fenter had a season-high 13 points. Plum City led 20-10 after the first quarter and built on the lead throughout the game.
PLUM CITY - Members of the 1993-94 and 1994-95 boys basketball teams from Plum City High School were honored in a halftime ceremony during the Plum City-Boyceville boys basketball game Saturday afternoon. These teams were the first state boys basketball tournament teams in school history. In fact they were the first teams in school history to win regional titles in basketball as well in back-to-back seasons and play in the old Spooner Sectional Tournament.
The No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood and Ellsworth High School wrestling teams both compted in tournaments Saturday. SVE won the Chippewa Falls Invitational while Ellsworth took second in the Cambridge-Isanti, Minn. Dual Tournament SVE had tournament champions in Derek Huebel at 113 pounds, Cruze Hulrburt at 120, Tyler Berg at 126, Logan Newton at 132, Kevin Fesenmaier at 170 and Ethan Hofacker at 195. The Redbirds scored 236 points, well ahead of runner-up Chippewa Falls's 169 points.
PLUM CITY - A second half surge of points fueled by an opportunistic press helped the Plum City High School girls basketball team beat St. Croix Central Friday 59-47. The game was tied at 23-23 at halftime before PC outscored SCC 36-24 in the second half. The Blue Devils used their quickness, especially in the backcourt to force steals which were converted into points. Plum City guard Sarah Gilles scored many of her 16 points in this way. The Dunn-St. Croix Conference's leading scorer, Plum City's Cheyanne Catura, led her team again in scoring with 19 points.
The table is set for a match-up of the two of the top teams in the Middle Border Conference this coming Tuesday. Both Ellsworth and Prescott's high school boys' basketball teams won their respective Middle Border Conference games Friday evening, leaving PHS still undefeated in conference play at 7-0 (12-2 overall) while Ellsworth is 5-1 (5-4 overall). The showdown betwene the two Highway 10 rivals is in Ellsworth and the tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Ellsworth downed Baldwin-Woodville 72-62 at home to snap a two-game losing streak t
The Ellsworth High School boys basketball team has only played on game in the last three weeks, a 70-67 loss to Somerset back on Jan. 9. The weather cancelled two of those games. And on top of those frustrations, the Panthers have a two-game losing streak which evened their overall record at 4-4. But EHS is still 4-1 in the Middle Border Conference and still in the picture for the league title. They hope to stay in that frame with tonight's home game vs. Baldwin-Woodville. Prescott leads the league at 6-0 and plays at Amery tonight.
BOYCEVILLE - The No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood prep wrestling co-op team won the final two matches of its dual meet with No.
Both of Pierce County's No. 1 ranked prep wrestling teams will be tested in dual meets Thursday. Division 3 No. 1 Spring Valley/Elmwood takes on rival and No. 6 ranked Boyceville at Boyceville while Division 2 No. 1 Ellsworth is at Highway 10 rival Prescott. Both meets begin at 7 p.m. Prescott goes into the dual meet with a record of 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Middle Border Conference. The Cardinals will go in as confident and successful as they’ve ever been against No.