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It may well be Kelsey Betthauser is the Ellsworth High School girls’ basketball team’s top returning scorer for the upcoming 2013-14 season and a second team All-Middle Border Conference selection. But second-year head coach John Kleppe said that the Panthers will be improved enough on offense to where the scoring will be balanced. “Kelsey will definitely be a big factor for us but our whole offense won’t revolve around her,” Kleppe said.
PRESCOTT - There’s a void which must be made whole if the Prescott High School girls’ basketball team is to have another winning season. PHS lost much of their scoring and rebounding with the graduation of both Cassie Murphy (a first team all-conference selection) and Georgia Bowen, along with Emily Bayer, Kayla Lytle and Victoria Simones from last season’s team and has to find replacement points and rebounds starting tonight with the season and Middle Border Conference opener at Amery. “It will take time to find the people who will step up
Plum City and Elmwood girls' basketball team both lost non-conference games Monday evening. Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran had four players in double figures and scored 48 points in the first half to beat Elmwood 73-39 in Eau Claire. Plum City lost at home to Cochrane-Fountain City 45-41. The Pirates led 18-17 at halftime but outscored PC 14-2 in the third quarter. Only a 22-10 fourth quarter rally by the Blue Devils made the game close.
PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School boys' basketball team improved to 3-1 overall with a 58-42 non-conference win over Cannon Falls, Minn. Monday evening. PHS led at halftime 26-15 and a strong third quarter effort put the game out of reach for Cannon Falls. The Cardinals outscored CF 22-9. Clay Seifert led Prescott in scoring with 17 points. Marty Harris finished 13 points and Charlie Tayson had 10 points. Prescott hosts Baldwin-Woodville this evening.
The Ellsworth Village Board approved the 2014 village budget Monday. After the budget hearing was held at the beginning of the meeting, a unanimous vote of all members present approved the 2014 budget. Members also unanimously approved a resolution authorizing several amendments to the budget, which included transfers of funds to different accounts for various projects, including the police impound lot and dog kennel construction, the upgrades to Young Field at Summit Park, a water pressure reducing station, the Bonnie Langer Memorial Park and for
PLUM CITY - The Christmas season officially arrived in Pierce County as the Christmas lights were turned on in Spring Pond Park in Plum City Friday evening. Attendees received warm beverages and cookies while children took a wagon ride and told Santa Claus what they wanted for Christmas.
SALEM TOWNSHIP - The Ellsworth Fire Department put out a combined fire early evening Wednesday. The fire was reported approximately at 5 p.m. in a corn field off 330th Ave. in Salem Township. A John Deere model 4400 was reported on fire. The field was directly across Highway 10 from Weiser Concrete and includes the resident addresses of W3717-W2725. Also at the scene were units of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department and the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service.
The Cardinals of the Eau Galle and the Cardinals of the St. Croix were both winners on the hardwood last Tuesday evening. Spring Valley crushed Cameron 67-44 while Prescott beat Amery 56-46. Also in action Tuesday evening, Elmwood lost at Alma/Pepin 59-55. Spring Valley finally got its season underway last week after their first schedule game vs. Glenwood City was moved to Dec. 9. Valley scored 21 points in the first quarter on their home floor in a non-conference contest with the Comets and led at halftime 34-23.
All three of Pierce County’s Dunn-St. Croix Conference girls’ basketball teams lost their first league and season opening games last Tuesday. Glenwood City topped Plum City 42-34, Boyceville beat Spring...
PLUM CITY - The Plum City High School girls’ basketball team didn’t lose a lot of seniors from last year’s regional championship ballclub. But what they did lose was their leading scorers and rebounders along with team leadership provided by the graduated Marah Boyer, Heather Von Holtum and Shelby Kannel. Both Boyer and Van Holtum were All Dunn-St.