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NORTH FOND DU LAC - Prescott High School's wrestling team finished second in the N. Fond du Lac/St. Mary's Springs Tournament Saturday. The Cardinals only loss was to DeForest by a 45-21 score. PHS defeated Horicon 55-12, Michicot 48-24, the host team 60-24 and Waupun 50-19. Prescott improves to 8-4 overall. They will host No. 1 Ellsworth Thursday with the meet starting at 7 p.m.
Ellsworth and Prescott's girls' basketball teams both came up short of victory in Middle Border Conference play Friday evening. EHS dropped to 0-9 overall and 0-5 in the MBC after losing 61-50 at home to Somerset. It was the Spartans' first league win. Prescott was beaten by Durand 57-36 but not after the Cardinals led 25-20 at halftime. The Panthers, 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the league, outscored Prescott 37-11 in the second half led by the game-high 33 points of Morganne Gruber. PHS, 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference, was led in scoring by Mariah Krings 10 points.
The Spring Valley Boys Basketball team wons its sixth straight contest Friday evening 46-39 over St. Croix Central in Hammond. SV improves to 7-1 overall and has a Dunn-St. Croix...
The recent polar vortex weather event wiped out the schedules of Pierce County's prep basketball teams but the games have been rescheduled. Monday's Spring Valley at Prescott boys basketball game was moved to Feb. 18. The Spring Valley girls game at Unity was move to Friday, Jan. 24 and will be part of an eight-game homestand the SVHS girls team will have from Jan. 14 through Feb. 3. Tuesday's Ellsworth-Prescott games were moved to different dates. The boys will play Jan. 21 in Ellsworth while the girls' game in Prescott was moved to Feb. 4.
The Ellsworth High School boys' basketball suffered its first Middle Border Conference loss of the season Thursday 70-67 at Somerset This allowed Prescott to claim first place in the MBC all by its lonesome. The Cardinals won at home Thursday 54-43 over Durand to be 5-0 in league play. Both Ellsworth and Somerset are 4-1. Mike Brookshaw's 17 points and Clay Seifert's 13 lifted PHS to the win over the Panthers. Prescott led at halftime 30-20 and held on from there.
Prescott, Spring Valley/Elmwood and Ellsworth were all winners in conference dual meet action Thursday evening. Prescott topped Durand 46-27, No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood defeated Glenwood City 45-21 and No. 1 ranked Ellsworth walloped Osceola 63-9. SVE came back from a 21-3 deficit in the upper weights to outscore the Hilltoppers 42-0 to win at Spring Valley.
After being off the court and the mat for a while due to record cold temperatures (and in some cases off since before Christmas), Pierce County prep teams resume their seasons starting tonight and Friday. On the wrestling mat tonight, both of the state's top ranked teams in Division 2 and 3 are at home in conference dual meets. No. 1 Ellsworth hosts Osceola and No. 1 Spring Valley/Elmwood hosts Glenwood City.
The University of Wisconsin football team and its fans were not the only Wisconsinites traveling to Orlando, Fla. for the Capitol One Bowl Game on New Year’s Day.
The Ellsworth Village Board will take up a proposed ordinance to allow modified golf carts on village streets.
The Pierce County Herald Prep Athletes of the Week are Ellsworth HIgh School wrestler Gabe Frandsen and Plum City High School girls basketball player Cheyanne Catura. Frandsen won first place in the prestigeous Cheesehead Invitational last weekend at 160 pounds, beating two nationally ranked wrestlers to do so. Catura sank the game-winning shot in Plum City's 62-60 win over rival Alma/Pepin at Pepin last week. She also led her team in scoring with 20 points. The Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week award is sponsored by State Farm Insurance - Denton Achenbach Agency of Ellsworth.