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The Pierce County Herald's Athletes of the Week are Plum City's Cheyanne Catura and Spring Valley's Derek Huebel. Catura scored 20 points plus in two games last week and her...
PRESCOTT - Prescott High School's girls basketball team got win one last week as they downed Osceola at home Friday 36-27. The Cardinals, 1-2 overall, did almost half their scoring from the foul line where they went 17-for-32. While it wasn’t a sizzling effort from the line it sure beat Osceola 4-for-13 showing. Although PHS has struggled to score so far this season, their defense has been consistently good.
BYRON, Minn. - The Ellsworth High School wrestling team finished second at the Scharberg Memorial meet held Saturday. Ellsworth's only loss was to Kasson-Mantorville, Minn., ranked No. 3 in Minnesota Class AA by a 39-22 score in the third round of the five-team meet. The No. 2 ranked Panthers topped the host Bears 54-13 along with WEM/JWP co-op team 54-21 and Dover-Eyota, Minn. in the final round 39-24. EHS has a 5-1 overall record and wrestles at New Richmond Thursday.
WISCONSIN DELLS - The Spring Valley/Elwmood prep wrestling team won the top level pool at the Wisconsin Dells Dual Classic held at the Chula Vista Resort Saturday. The No. 4 ranked Redbirds defeated No. 9 Sparta 50-21, Wausau West 37-23, No. 3 ranked Amery 34-23, MIneral Point 49-13 and West Salem/Bangor 52-18. SVE's record is perfect 6-0 overall. SVE had four unbeaten wrestlers in meet.
SPRING VALLEY - Plum City High School's girls basketball team won its first game of the regular season Friday 58-40 over Spring Valley. The Blue Devils were back at full strength and at full strength against the Cardinals was Cheyanne Catura. The Dunn-St. Croix Conference's leading scorer poured in a game-high 27 points for the Blue Devils, 1-4 overall and 1-3 in the D-SC. Emily Boisen led Spring Valley with season-high 20 points. Also in D-SC action from last evening, St.
Structures in East End Park in East Ellsworth are wrapped in lights to illuminate the Christmas season throughout all of Ellsworth.
Ellsworth High School's varsity boys and girls basketball teams played back-to-back in the EHS new gymnasium against Amery Friday. The Panther girls lost 39-24 but the boys’ team beat the Warriors 49-42 Ellsworth's girls’ team fell behind and could never generate the offense needed to catch up. The Panthers trailed 13-9 late in the second quarter but a three-pointer near the end of the first half put the Warriors up by seven at half. EHS came no closer than six in the second half.
Spring Valley and Plum City high schools were both winners in a night of boys basketball action in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. Valley improved to 2-1 in the league with a 59-43 win over Boyceville and PC reached the .500 mark overall after an 0-3 start and above .500 in the league by outlasting Glenwood City 50-47. SV had three players in double figures led by Zac Webster's 17 points.
All three Pierce County prep wrestling teams were victorious in dual meets Thursday evening by more than comfortable margins. No. 2 ranked Ellsworth won at Baldwin-Woodville 76-0, No. 4 Spring Valley/Elmwood won at Unity 76-3 and Prescott topped Osceola in a Middle Border Conference dual 46-27. The county's ranked grappling teams won pinfests in their respective duals.
PRESCOTT - Other Middle Border Conference clubs have struggled against non-conference competition, but not Prescott. The Cardinals 3-1 record against opponents outside the MBC (PHS only loss was to Elk Mound) includes wins over Hastings, Cannon Falls and Osseo-Fairchild. These three wins along with three league wins over Baldwin-Woodville, Osceola and Amery have PHS atop the MBC in the state coaches' poll. Prescott comes in at No.