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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.
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ELMWOOD - Spring Valley High School's girls' basketball team became the first PCH-area team to win a game as they topped rival Elmwood 57-29 Tuesday evening. Elmwood led SV 12-11 after the first quarter and was even with the Cardinals until Valley went on a 7-0 to lead 24-16 at halftime. Spring Valley was able to put on a press which forced numerous turnovers and helped them outscore the Raiders 33-13 in the second half. Emily Boisen led Spring Valley in scoring with 14 points. Four other Cardinal players scored between 7-8 points.
Ellsworth's Tristan Mueller and Kelsey Betthauser are Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week. Mueller, a wrestler, went undefeated last week, winning the 145-pound title at the Ellsworth Invitational. Betthauser, a basketball player, led Ellsworth in scoring in all three of their contests last week and she scored in high double figures. The Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week award is sponsored by State Farm Insurnace - Denton Achenbach, Ellsworth agency.
The two-game winning streak for the Plum City High School boys' basketball team was snapped in rather rude fashion by Mondovi Monday evening. The Buffaloes won 66-33 at PC, dropping the Blue Devils to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. The Devils again got off to a bad start, down 33-11 at halftime. But unlike their previous two affairs, PC could not rally in the second half.
The Ellsworth High School wrestling team won its 11th straight Ellsworth Invitational championship but in exteremly close fashion Saturday. The Panthers needed two third place match wins from Brock Steldt at 220 pounds and Ken Stowe at heavyweight over Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestlers Mike Roesler and D.J. Wheeler to come away victorious by a margin of 296 to 289.5. Boyceville was third with 236 points, Lake City was fourth with 162 points followed by Sparta 157.5, River Falls 148.5, St.
Sentiment by members of the Ellsworth Village Board and other village officials is leaning towards establishing a full-time chlorination process for the village's water suuply. The latest discovery of more bacteria in the water supply forcing a large dosage of chlorine to kill it brought a discussion of making the process a permanent one similar to many communities in the area to the board's monthly meeting last week.
Plum City's boys basketball team won its second straight game Friday 32-29 over St. Croix Central in Plum City. PC once again rallied from a bad start. They were shutout in the first quarter and were down 14-4 at halftime. But the Blue Devils outscored the Panthers 28-15 in the second half. Plum City had no one in double figures in scoring. Alex Boyer led the way with eight points and Peter Fenter had six. Also on a winning streak is Prescott.
NEW RICHMOND - Ellsworth High School's boys basketball team snapped a 21-game losing streak to New Richmond and how on Friday. The Panthers even their overall record at 2-2 and is 2-0 in the Middle Border Conference with 67-36 skinning of the Tigers. Ellsworth shot 54 percent for the game, including 75 percent for two-point baskets. Ellsworth outscored New Richmond 40-17 in the second half. EHS's Chrystian Kulow put down a game-high 26 points, including five three-pointers. Kyle Muprhy had a another huge game for the Panthers as he put in 23 points. He was 10-of-11 from the field.