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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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WINONA - Another 15-year-old southeast Minnesota high school student is in trouble after being caught with a weapon on school grounds, and while he is facing charges officials say it was an accident. The 15-year-old Winona High School student was stopped and asked to empty his pockets and the search turned up a pocket knife, a lighter, and two cans of chewing tobacco. Deputy Police Chief Tom Williams says the teen explained that he uses the knife at work and forgot it was in his pocket. Williams says the student didn't show the knife to anyone and did not make any th
MADISON - University of Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was expected to practice today, after suffering a head injury in last Saturday’s Badger win over Northwestern. Abbrederis took part in a light workout yesterday. Coach Gary Andersen told the Big Ten’s weekly coaches’ teleconference that Abbrederis is ready to prepare. He left early in last Saturday’s victory. Andersen said yesterday he’s hopeful that the Badgers’ leading receiver can play on Saturday night, when the 25th-ranked Badgers go against Illinois in Champaign.
SPRING VALLEY - It's been six years since Pam Meredith left the bench at Spring Valley High School as the Cardinals' head volleyball coach and moved over to Colfax, replaced by her former player and assistant coach Kellie (Keehr) Schlegel. Even so, Schlgel says there's a different kind of atmopshere whenever the teams play, which they will tonight in Colfax.