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A wild, topsy-turvy week in Dunn-St. Croix Conference volleyball action leaves five teams with a good shot of winning the conference title, including Pierce County's Spring Valley High School team. The Cardinals swept both their opponents this week, beating St. Croix Central at home Tuesday and Glenwood City, also at home, Thursday. SV, 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the D-SC, plays in the Amery Invitational tomorrow. Spring Valley is tied for first place in the league along with Colfax, Boyceville and Mondovi. The Buffaloes were handed their first league loss Tuesday 3-2 by Elk Mound.
PRESCOTT - Storming back from a 2-0 deficit the Prescott High Schoopl volleyball team rallied the beat Hwy. 10 rival Ellsworth 3-2 Thursday evening in its Homecoming Week match. Ellsworth jumped out to big leads and easily took games one and two by scores of 25-19, 25-18. But the Cardinals started their comeback with a huge game three win 25-10. The momentum continued in their favor as they won game four 25-14. Game five was more even until PHS's Lily Weiser scored a kill to put Prescott ahead 7-6. They outscored the Panthers 8-3 from there.
PRESCOTT - Amanda Murphy won her first prep cross country race at the Ellsworth Invitational Tuesday. The meet was moved from Ellsworth to Prescott's home course and the familiar surroundings helped Murphy take first place in a time of 16:57 on the 4000-meter course. Also finishing in the top 10 for Prescott were Annika Carlson in fourth and Emmie Carpenter in seventh. The Cardinals finished second to Glenwood City 32-39. Liberty Christian was third with 95 points, Durand fourth withy 100 and Ellsworth had 103.
PRESCOTT - Katy Syverson was crowned Homecoming Queen for 2013 at Prescott High School. Syverson, a senior and captain of the volleyball team was crowned after the match Thursday evening. She helped her Cardinal team rally to beat rival Ellsworth. The Homecoming King will be crowned at halftime of the football game this evening between Prescott and Baldwin-Woodville this evening at Laney Field.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice today for the first time since he injured a hamstring 10 days ago against Cincinnati. Packers' Coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews was limited, but he has made a lot of progress – and the coach hopes he’ll make more tomorrow. McCarthy also said corner Casey Hayward will again sit out of Sunday’s home contest against Detroit with the hamstring injury he suffered ov
GRANTSBURG - Fire crews in Burnett County continue working on the aftermath of a blaze that burned about 600 acres. The fire near Grantsburg, where a planned burn area went beyond the allotted 500 acres.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Stearns County prosecutors will convene a grand jury to seek a first-degree murder indictment against the St.
Shutdown or not, the White House warned there would be glitches on the first day that people could buy health insurance in the Obama-care exchanges. In Wisconsin, many who tried signing up online yesterday were greeted with a message that "The system is down at the moment." Those signing up by phone had long waits.
It's Day-Two of the federal government's partial shutdown, with no end in sight as the two parties stand their ground. For Wisconsin, it has meant more limited recreation opportunities with the closings of national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges -- a reduction of in-state troops with the furloughs of 840 National Guard members and 900 civilians at Fort McCoy -- and a warning of possible cuts to