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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LA CROSSE - Ellsworth High School's lone entry into the state track meet was Abbey Ristow in the discus but she made Ellsworth's presence known. Ristow placed eighth in the discus, securing a single point for the Panthers in the WIAA Division 2 girls team standings at Veteran's Memorial Stadium this weekend. Ristow's top throw of the meet was also her personal best, 123 feet and two inches. The winning throw was made by Devin Stanford of Milwaukee Lutheran at 139 feet, one inch.
LA CROSSE - The Elmwood-Plum City boys' 1600-meter relay team and Jenna Reitz were the Red Devils' two place winners at a wet WIAA State Track and Field meet Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Reitz took seventh in the 200-meter dash in a time of :27.05 seconds. The E-PC boys' 1600-meter relay team finished fifth in 3:28.55.
Spring Valley's 6-5 win over Elmwood in Thursday's WIAA Division 4 regional final game in Spring Valley means the Cardinals are the only Pierce County prep baseball or softball team left standing after yesterday's regional finals. Prescott's baseball team fell at St. Croix Falls 8-6 in Division 2, meaning the Cardinals will not be around when the sectional tournament is in town Tuesday. The PHS softball team was routed by Arcadia in Division 3 by a surprising 14-2 score at home. Valley will play Tuesday at approximately 1:10 p.m.
They couldn't split the regional championship plaque in two, so Sue Thompson had an idea. In order for both high schools, Elmwood and Plum City, to each have the award, the co-op programs' head coach took a picture of the plaque, blew it up and had it framed for Elmwood while PC got the actual plaque. In time both schools will have their own plaques but it was one team that won the WIAA Division 3 Colfax Regional back on May 24. Elmwood-PC used nine first places to amass 156 points, keeping them safely ahead of Eau Claire Regis' 117.50 points in the nine school meet. "There's a lot of athl
Prescott emerged from Wednesday's WIAA regional semifinal softball action as the only Pierce County team still going as Elmwood, Ellsworth and Spring Valley-Plum City all were eliminated. The Cardinals host their Division 3 regional final game Thursday at Biggs Field against Arcadia in a re-match of last year's final. Prescott topped SV-PC 8-1 Wednesday at home. Winning pitcher Kallie Krech threw a two-hitter and struck out seven. The Cards' Sophie Carlson was 3-for-3 with a run batted in and three runs scored.
The prep baseball seasons for Ellsworth and Plum City came to an end Wednesday as Prescott upset the No. 7 ranked Panthers 4-1 while PC was beaten 10-1 by Elmwood in WIAA regional semifinal action. Prescott overcame an early deficit to take the lead 3-1 helped by Bryan Early's RBI-single and then added to it in the fifth with Zak Charette's solo home run into left field. Winning pitcher Garrett Choate kept Ellsworth's offense in check and the Prescott defense played error free ball. Prescott moves on to the Division 2 regional final at St.
PLUM CITY - For the first time in the 20-year history of the Plum City Blues' Memorial Weekend Tournament, the host team won the championship. The Blues defeated Menomonie 7-3 on Memorial Day in the championship game. PC defeated Elmwood in its first game on Saturday 8-2 then downed Hudson 2-0 in the semifinals on Sunday. Taking third place in the tourney was Prescott, a 6-5 winner over Hudson. The Pirates won their first game 18-6 over Bay City before losing to Menomonie 5-4 in the semis.
SPRING VALLEY - The Spring Valley-Pepin match-up was the only WIAA regional semifinal to take place in Pierce County Tuesday as they rest were postponed to Wednesday evening due to wet field conditions from Tuesday's heavy rains. The Cardinals beat the Lakers for the third straight time this season 5-3. SV took a 5-0 lead and held on to it despite Pepin scoring three runs in the seventh, all on walks.
A special meeting of the Ellsworth Village Board will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Village Hall concerning the Class B retail license of the Eastender Bar in East Ellsworth. At issue is the status of the seller's permit to the bar, owned by Dick Riske. Such permits are issued by the state and according to village clerk Peggy Nelson, the village received a letter from the state back on May 24 saying that the bar did not have a valid seller's permit.
Well, Ellsworth High School will be looking for boys' basketball head coach No. 6 since the year 2000. As University of Minnesota football fans can tell you, running off coaches is the easy part. It's finding the right person for the job that's tricky. After all, they've had eight since their last Big Ten title in 1967. No one comes to your door wearing a name tag saying "Hello My Name is: Good Coach." The basic idea is course is finding someone who knows what they are doing and who makes sure the players also know while on the field or court.