Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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DURAND - Ellsworth High School tennis player Tiffany Weiss faced one of the top players in western Wisconsin in Wednesday's WIAA Division 2 sectional meet. Weiss took on La Crosse Aquinas' Sloan Kessler and lost 0-6, 0-6 in the first round. Kessler went on to win the sectional title in No. 1 singles. However, Aquinas finished second to Eau Claire Regis in the team standings 50 to 46 points. Regis will play in the state team tournament in two weeks. Ellsworth finished tied for ninth with four points.
AMERY - Although they are on different teams, both Spring Valley's Breanna Colbenson and Prescott's Victoria Simones seem to have good teammawork when it comes to finishing near the top of prep cross country races. Colbenson won Tuesday's Amery Invitational with Simones in third.
SOMERSET - Shannon Campbell will represent Ellsworth High School at the 2010 WIAA State Girls' Golf Meet next week as she qualified in Tuesday's sectional meet at Bristol Ridge Golf Course. Campbell finished seventh overall in the meet with a score of 91, two off her personal best score of 89. She was one of three qualifiers not with a qualifying team. The other two are Luck-Unity's Avery Steen, who shot an 82 and Hayward's Jenny Xu who shot an 89. "I was just able to stay focused on my game and block out anything else," Campbell said.
Prescott High School's volleyball team outplayed Ellsworth to the tune of 3-1 win at Ellsworth Tuesday. Prescott took solid leads in all four games and only faltered in Game 2, where the Panthers rallied for a 25-17 win. Ahead by a 14-12 in Game 3, the Cardinals outscored the Panthers 11-5 to win Game 3 and was well in control of Game 4 most of the way. PHS dominated at the net led by Mary Kate Pryor's eight blocks and nine kills while Autumn Stees had 17 assists. Ellsworth was led by Kayla Christopherson's 14 kills and four aces. EHS drops to 15-4 overall and 2-3 in the Middle Border.
OSCEOLA - Ellsworth High school tennis player Tiffany Weiss was the team's only sectional qualifier after winning her No. 1 singles match during Tuesday's WIAA Division 2 Sub-Sectional meet. Weiss defeated her first round opponent, Ashland's Emily Halvorson, 6-1, 6-2. She has to win one more match to qualify for the individual state meet. The sectional meet begins Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in Durand. Ellsworth scored four points in the sub-sectional meet. The Panthers only other points win came from its No.
The Village of Ellsworth will spend $2.9 million for upgrades to its wastewater treatment plant. The village board approved the water and sewer committee recommendation for the upgrades and the appropriation Monday. Village President Gerald DeWolfe said the village has no choice but to spend the money to modernize the aging plant in order to meet new Department of Natural Resources (DNR) guidelines. The cost will be addressed by the quarterly sewer rate, which will now be $10.67 per quarter.
ELMWOOD - Plum City High School's football team scored 27 points in the second half in a 34-6 beating of Elmwood Saturday. The No. 6 ranked Blue Devils led only 7-0 at halftime but scored on its first possession of the second half on a two-yard TD run by running back Ryan Gillman.
Baldwin-Woodville scored 28 of its 35 game points Friday in the third quarter alone to beat Ellsworth 35-6 and spoil the Panthers' Homecoming festivities at Fuller-Symes field. The Panthers played the undefeated and No. 4 ranked Blackhawks to a 0-0 tie after one half of football. On the opening kick-off of the second half, Ellsworth tired an onside kick that failed.
PLUM CITY - Plum City High School's volleyball team overwhelmed Pierce County rival Spring Valley with strong serving and hitting Thursday. The Blue Devils defeated the Cardinals in three games 25-19, 25-13 and 25-16. PC improves to 5-1 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference while SV drops to 1-5. Spring Valley played even with Plum City early in each game but the Devils overpowered the Cards' with their hits and serves. Marah Boyer had 10 kills to lead the home team while Jordyn Mark had nine. Boyer finished with five aces while Bri Sigler had four.