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The Colfax Vikings added the Spring Valley Cardinals to their seven-team list of Dunn-St. Conference casualties on Monday, Oct. 8, but despite their 3-0 loss, the Cardinals remain confident in their capabilities. "I think we played well against a very good Colfax team," Spring Valley's head coach Kelli Schlegel said after her team's 25-17, 25-13 and 25-22 set losses. "This team can compete with any other team as long as they all put forth effort and contribute."
The Ellsworth School Board is considering the future of the Panther Kids' Club Shuttle due to the low number of students using the district's service.
The Prescott Cardinals football team may have suffered a 42-8 homecoming loss to the St. Croix Central Panthers on Friday, Oct. 5, but the Cardinals' homecoming spirits were still alive and well throughout the day. Prior to the game, the Cardinals held a dunk tank, a face-painting booth and signed autographs for fans who joined them in celebrating the conclusion of Prescott's homecoming week.
Elmwood concluded its homecoming week on Friday, Oct. 5, with a 44-40 victory over Hurley, but the night began with an introduction of the Raiders' 2018 homecoming court. The freshmen class was represented by Patrick Tiffany and Halle Gilles, the sophomore nominated Paul Schwebach and Marissa Schutts as their royalty and the junior class voted in Trevor Tuenge and Kendra Kern. Bronson Huebner and Madelyn Nevin were named the senior class attendants, and Jordan Brunner and Amber Bartz were crowned this year's homecoming king and queen.
Most cross country teams begin to taper as their regular seasons wind down, but the Ellsworth Panthers decided to add one more challenging meet to their schedule before their upcoming conference meet. The Panthers raced on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gerald Holte Invite in Arcadia and brought home fourth- and seventh-place team finishes.
The Ellsworth Panthers added two wins to their record during the first week of October, and are now on a seven-game winning streak as they head into the final week of the regular season. The Panthers (21-5, 5-1) claimed their first win of the week on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a 3-0 sweep over Baldwin-Woodville (9-19, 1-5). Ellsworth won the match in set scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 26-24.
In an offense-heavy game, one Wolves defensive play sealed Elmwood/Plum City's homecoming win in their guests' final drive of the night. At third-and-1, Hurley's Jack Santini threw an interception into the arms of Josiah Boyce who helped his team claim a 44-40 victory on Friday, Oct. 5. The Wolves (5-3, 3-2) trailed Hurley (5-3) 40-36 until the 3:34 mark when Nic Forster ran in a 1-yard touchdown, which was followed by a successful 2-point conversion completed by Noah Gansluckner.
The Prescott vs. St. Croix Central Week 8 football game was no David and Goliath story. The winless Cardinals (0-8, 0-6) did not pull off a miraculous win over the undefeated Panthers (8-0, 6-0) or even come close to doing so. However, when it came to playing with no regrets, the Cardinals were victorious.
Spring Valley's boys' cross country team finished just two points short of claiming a second-place finish at the Eleva-Strum Invite on Thursday, Oct. 4, in a tight race between the second-, third- and fourth-place teams. The Cardinals finished in fourth place with 83 points, two points behind the second-place Elk Mound team, and one point behind the third-place Black River Falls Tigers.
After their 3-1 win over New Richmond, the Prescott Cardinals volleyball team reflected on what went well in their comeback win. "The first thing they said was, 'We had fun,'" Cardinals coach Sami Martell said. "Every game after that, I've been trying to get them to get to that 'fun.' That's when they start playing better." The Cardinals' enjoyment echoed through the packed Nest on Thursday, Oct. 4, in their 3-1 win over the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks, another game in which they came back from a 1-0 deficit.