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Prescott's Amanda Murphy had another top place finish at the Amery Invitational Tuesday. Murphy finished fifth in a time of 17:04. Teammates Annika Carlson and Emmie Carpenter were also in the top 25 as they finished 23rd and 25th respectfully. As a team PHS took seventh out of the 16 teams competing. Elmwood/Plum City was 11th led by a 43rd place by Josie Tiffany in 19:09. EPC's Noah Wells finished 18th in the meet in 18:49.
SPRING VALLEY - "Just win baby," as the old Al Davis phrase goes, is really all Spring Valley has to do from now until the end of the regular season if it wants the Dunn-St. Croix Conference title outright. And so long as the Cardinals keep doing so, tonight against Mondovi at home and Tuesday at Colfax that's exactly what will happen. The match against the Buffaloes will start at 7 p.m. and is SV's final regular season home match this season. Valley knocked back Boyceville on Tuesday with an impressive 3-0 sweep on the road. The game scores were 25-17, 25-19 and 25-23.
EAU CLAIRE - Over 500 people have signed petitions to legalize bee-keeping in Eau Claire. The practice is not illegal, because the city has no ordinance which either accepts or bans it. Still, an Eau Claire group called "Save the Bees" says urban bee-keeping can help keep the insects alive. That's after a disease called "colony collapse disorder" put a big reduction in the U-S bee population. Nicole Sorenson brought bee
ST. FRANCIS - Former U.S. Senator Rod Grams died late last night at the family farm where he grew up in Crown Township near St. Francis, following a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Grams represented Minnesota's 6th District in the U.S. House from 1993 through '95. He served a single term in the U.S.
GREEN BAY - Brad Jones will join fellow Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews on the sideline Sunday, when Green Bay plays the Ravens in Baltimore. Coach Mike McCarthy said today that Jones will not be ready to return for the game against the defending Super Bowl champions. McCarthy said Matthews would be out for "multiple" weeks amid reports he'd be out for a month with the thumb he broke last Sunday against Detroit. The coach said Matthews would play this week if he could make the decision -- and
PRESCOTT - Seniors Katy Syverson, Kellie Magee and Andrea Lewis were honored on Senior Night in their final home match as they helped Prescott High School's volleyball team beat Amery 3-0. Prescott won 25-19, 25-16, 25-12 to improve to 3-3 in the Middle Border Conference, 19-12 overall. Since last week the Cardinals have gone 9-2. Lily Weiser led the team with four aces, Anna Weiser had 15 kills and eight blocks and Annie Pryor made 21 assists. PHS will play in a tournament at La Crosse Logan on Saturday. Next Tuesday they conclude their regular season at Somerset.
MADISON - The state Assembly's Transportation Committee has endorsed a bill that would increase the speed limit on Wisconsin freeways to 70 miles an hour. The measure passed by a vote on nine to six. Neenah Republican Dean Kaufert voted in favor of the bill, saying it makes sense to get in line with the rest of the Midwest. Opponents argue that the bill requires more research and data to ensure safe driving conditions. The bill now goes to the full Assembly. _________________________ Some Wisconsin students will be taking part of “International Walk to School Day” tomorrow.
SOMERSET - The Prescott High School girls' golf team had a disappointing day at the WIAA Division 2 Somerset Sectional at Bristol Ridge Golf Course. The Cardinals shot a 466 to finish seventh in the meet out of eighth schools participating. They also had no individual state qualifiers. PHS's best score came from Megan Westerberg with a 100. She was five strokes from third and last qualifying spot to state. No. 7 ranked Hayward won the meet with a score of 402 and Spooner was the runner-up with a 406. Qualifying for state was meet medalist Hailey Seifert who shot an 89.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Brewers' centerfielder Carlos Gomez was named the team's Most Valuable Player today by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association. Right-hander Kyle Lohse was named the Brewers' Most Valuable Pitcher. Rightfielder Norichika Aoki was picked as the Crew's "unsung hero," just beating out reliever Brandon Kintzler. And catcher Jonathan Lucroy received the team's "Good Guy" award as a player who's easily accessible to reporters, and a positive force in the community. Gomez was a unanimous choice as the team's MVP. He r
A Minnesota Army Ranger was critically hurt when a bomb exploded in a house in Afghanistan during a fight between insurgents and NATO-led coalition forces. A Taliban spokesman says there was also a suicide bomber in the house, who caused a second explosion when coalition forces arrived to help the injured. Army medical officials say 27-year-old Tom Block lost his right eye, sustained injuries to his left eye and had a collapsed lung, but is alert and responsive. The Waseca native is a former Minnesota State University-Mankato wrestling star who was on a 2008 team that won