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PRESCOTT - For the first time since 2000-01 the Prescott High School football team will play in back-to-back WIAA Playoffs. The Cardinals clinched a berth with a 36-0 Homecoming win over Baldwin-Woodville on a wet and windy Friday evening at Laney Field. The Blackhawks marched down the field on their opening possession and got to the PHS eight-yard line. It was the only offense B-W had for the game as Prescott held the line and turned its first possession into a scoring drive capped by Troy Urman's 30-yard touchdown run.
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The University of Minnesota women's hockey team won its 50th straight game 3-1 over Colgate to open the 2013-14 women's college hockey season. Colgate led 1-0 but the Golden Gophers tied the score on Hannah Brandt's goal in the first period. Minnesota's Rachel Bonna tallied two goals in the third period. Both Brandt and Bonna had assists and Gopher goalie Amanda Leveille had 21 assists.
A massive October storm throughout the Midwest brought heavy rains to the middle third of Wisconsin -- and there's more on the way. The National Weather Service issued an urban-and-small-stream flood advisory for La Crosse County until 7:30 this morning. A similar advisory for Wood and Marathon counties in central Wisconsin was to expire at 5:30. Marshfield reported an inch of rain around midnight. Forecasters said La Crosse would get an inch of rain per hour duri
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Two Pierce County prep football teams can clinch and or put their playoff hopes in a good place with wins this evening. Prescott has its Homecoming game at Laney Field against Baldwin-Woodville. And what better way to celebrate a Homecoming than with clinching a playoff berth which the Cardinals can do with a win. But just like with Ellsworth a week ago, PHS cannot let Baldwin-Woodville's 1-5 record fool them into complacency, as if all the Homecoming distractions were bad enough. The Blackhawks once again endured another close defeat last Friday.
SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley High School girls cross country team won their own Spring Valley Invitational meet Thursday held at Spring Valley High/Middle School. Valley had the low score of 23 followed by St. Croix Central with 40 and Elmwood-Plum City with 66. The Cardinals took the top three places with Emma Gaustad winning in 17:03 on the 4000-meter course while Sophie Koch came in second at 18:11 and Claire Arneson was third in 18:22. EPC's top runner in the girls' race was Josie Tiffany as she finished in eighth in 18:52. St.
LUCK - For the second season in a row the Prescott High School girls golf team will play in the sectional meet as it advanced through the WIAA Division 2 Luck/Unity Regional Wednesday at Luck Golf Course. Prescott finished second out of nine teams with an 18-hole score of 437. Osceola won the regional title with a score of 393. PHS's Megan Westerberg becomes PHS's first-ever regional champion in girls' golf as she shot a 92, edging out Baldwin-Woodville's Lindsay Veenendal by a single stroke.
GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it knows what caused the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay to sag last week. An investigation found pilings on the bridge buckled due to corrosion. A spokesman for the department says a combination of soil composition to the rise and fall of the water table caused the corrosion. Further inspections determined additional pilings could be affected by corrosion, but the bridge itself is “sound” and in no danger of collapsing. An investigation is expected to wrap-up next week.
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MINNEAPOLIS - The new Minnesota Vikings stadium use agreement will require the team's owners to come up with about $100-million of their own money. The state has agreed to sell $125-million in personal seat license fees on the team's behalf, but the Vikings were hoping to generate closer to $200 million. Governor Dayton wanted to see the Wilf family contribute their own cash and credited the Sports Facilities Authority for "hanging in there and...bringing down the amount of revenue from personal seat