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The Ellsworth Community School District is attempting to fill a vacant seat on the Ellsworth School Board that was formerly held by Jeff Stockwell. Stockwell resigned from his school board position at the board’s Monday, March 4, meeting after announcing that he and his family were moving out of the district.
All Pierce County high school football teams will be affected by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association's proposed statewide football-only conference realignment plan. Head coaches from Ellsworth, Elmwood/Plum City and Spring Valley acknowledged the WIAA's attempt to bring uniformity to conference play and are optimistic about the changes their teams could see in the upcoming 2019 season.
Outdoor running conditions will be swamp-like for the time being, but the Menomonie Mustang's indoor facilities were put to use by the Ellsworth Panthers track and field team on Friday, March 15. After their first nine days of practice, the Panthers got in an indoor meet where they faced the Mustangs, the Boyceville Bulldogs and McDonnell Central's girls' team. Both Ellsworth teams finished in second place behind the Mustangs and brought home plenty of first-place individual finishes.
The madness of March is erupting for state-qualifying boys' basketball teams, but it's been a quiet month for the Prescott Cardinals. There was no hoisting of a sectional title trophy, no rallying send-off, no game-winning buzzer beater, and the closest the Cardinals will get to center court of the Kohl Center this March is from $12 spectator seats. The defending Division 3 state champions were eliminated from their WIAA regional bracket on Saturday, March 2, after dropping their regional title game to the St. Croix Central Panthers.
So, my February diet didn't go as well as planned. My meal planning wasn't as diligent as I had hoped, resulting in more eating out and buying snacks on the road while traveling. My workout routine took a minor hit as my desire to hop on a treadmill plummeted near Week 3 of the month. But that's OK — as long as I avoid overcompensating.
A Prescott Cardinal has been named the Middle Border Conference Player of the Year for five straight seasons, but this year's highest honor will be shared. Prescott's Parker Nielsen and Ellsworth's Logan Benson were awarded co-Player of the Year honors at the conclusion of the 2018-19 regular season after the two star players' superiority over one another was deemed indecipherable.
Since their conference play was cut from 16 to 14 games, the Spring Valley Cardinals have boasted 12-win seasons twice — the first in 2016-17, and again in 2018-19. The Cardinals led the DSC for the majority of the 2018-19 season, and though their league dominance was made possible by their rookie role players, co-captains Aaron Borgerding and Dylan 'Zip' Bosshart played a large hand in leading their team to a 12-2 DSC record.
At the conclusion of the 2018-19 regular season, the Prescott Cardinals girls’ basketball team accounted for over half of the All-Middle Border Conference’s First Team. Bella Lenz, Allie Murphy and Haylee Yaeger were all named to the MBC’s top team after leading the Cardinals to a 12-2 conference record, the program’s best league finish in the past decade.
The Spring Valley girls' basketball team saw significant improvements during the final stages of the 2018-19 season. Those improvements resulted in a Spring Valley playoff win and two Cardinal players receiving Dunn-St. Croix Conference All-Conference honors. Spring Valley juniors Lexi Johansen and Sandy Bune were recognized for their DSC play at the conclusion of the season and will be back next year to continue to progress their skills and the Cardinal basketball program.
The St. Croix Central Panthers earned their first regional title in 16 years on Saturday, March 2, and had to get past two higher-seeded Pierce County teams to advance to this year's sectional tournament. The No. 5-seeded SCC Panthers made their way to the regional title game by defeating the No. 4-seeded Ellsworth Panthers 68-53 on their home court on Friday, March 1, ending Ellsworth's season at 14-8.