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BARRON - Criminal charges are possible against a 17-year-old boy suspected of making a bomb threat last week at Barron High School in northwest Wisconsin. Sheriff's deputies said the boy admitted writing the threat on a wall at the school. Officers said they obtained the confession yesterday during an interview with the teen. The Barron County district attorney's office will decide what, if any, charges to file. He's also awaiting an expulsion hearing at his school, and is suspended for now. Also, prosecutors are still reviewing possible cha
MEMPHIS - Mayors of cities along the Mississippi River say they're in dire need of more federal money for projects that will keep commerce flowing. T The Delta Regional Authority and the Mississippi River Cities-and-Towns Initiative agreed to do what they can to reduce freight bottlenecks and increase container shipping.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ receiver James Jones and linebacker Mike Neal are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game against Cleveland. That means there’s a 50-50 chance they’ll play.
ALMA - The Plum City High School volleyball team defeated Alma in a non-conference match Thursday in three straight games. The Blue Devils downed the Rivermen 25-13, 25-18 and 25-15. The match was one that was rescheduled from late August due to excessive heat. Sarah Gilles led PC with 13 kills, four aces, and 15 digs. Setter Jillian Holt had 23 assists and alos had four aces. Cheyanne Catura had 10 kills, Elaina Danzinger had a block and Lexie Radle led the team in digs with 19. Plum City win its third straight match to improve to 13-16 overall.
The Friday finale for Pierce County's prep football teams is tonight at 7 p.m. and includes three local rivalry games. In the Middle Border Conference No. 3 ranked Ellsworth will aim to go 9-0 for the first time since 1999 when they play at Hwy. 10 West rival Prescott. The game lost a little of its potential when PHS stumbled at Durand last week 30-28. Prescott's loss and EHS's 26-14 win over Osceola last week allowed the Panthers to grab a piece of the MBC title for just the fourth time in school history.
There were 11 prep cross country runners who made either first or second team all-conference in their respective legaue meets Thursday afternoon. Ellsworth and Prescott competed in the Middle Border Conference meet at Rolling Greens Golf Course in Durand while Spring Valley and Elmwood/Plum City were at the Dunn-St.
Spring Valley's Emma Gaustad and Ellsworth's Dennis Schutz and Jordan Olson & Prescott's Owen Schommer are this Week's Pierce County Herald Athletes of the Week Schutz was again top-notch for Ellsworth as he rushed for 104 yards on 14 carries. He scored on a 44-yard TD run, returned a kick-off 95 yards for score and did all this while fighting off a leg cramp against Osceola.
Playoff pairings for prep regional volleyball tournaments have been released. First round matches are on Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. and three county teams will be at home. In Division 2, Prescott and Ellsworth and square off right away. The two Highway 10 rivals will meet Tuesday in Prescott. EHS, 12-15 overall, is a No. 5 feed and PHS, 26-16 overall, is seeded No. 4 . The winner is at No. 1 seeded and Middle Border Conference champion Osceola on Thursday. The Cardinals rallied form a 2-0 deficit to beat Ellsworth 3-2 a few weeks ago.
COLFAX - A winner-take-all showdown between Colfax and Spring Valley in prep volleyball for the Dunn-St. Croix Conference title went to Colfax in 3-0 sweep Tuesday evening. The Vikings used baseline hitting strikes from hitters Kori Buchanan, Breanna Steen and Cheyanne Olson and good defense to win 25-13, 25-18, 25-18. They rallied from early deficits in games two and three with late surges. Colfax wins its first league title since 2010. For head coach Pam Meredith its her seventh D-SC regular season title in 15 seasons since she began coaching in the league in 1999.
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