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June 10, 2011
Lakers' season ends
Pepin managed just two hits Friday in Boscobel, Wis., as it lost to Highland 2-1 and finished its season one game short of the Division 4 state semifinals. Highland junior pitcher Emily Wolfe wasn't overpowering -- she tallied five strikeouts -- but she kept the Lakers (21-3) off...
June 10, 2011 - 11:17pm
June 7, 2011
Area softball: Pepin 2, New Lisbon 1
The Lakers scored two runs in the bottom of the first and that's all they'd need to win the Division 4 sectional semifinal Tuesday in New Lisbon thanks to their defense and pitching. Pepin (21-2) advanced to play Highland in the sectional final at 4 p.m. Friday in Boscobel, Wis....
June 7, 2011 - 9:26pm
June 2, 2011
Area softball: No. 1 Pepin 4, No. 2 Cochrane-Fountain City 2
Breanna Ellison shut down C-FC Thursday night at home in the Division 4 regional championship, going seven innings and walking three. The Lakers scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to propel themselves into the lead. Ellison shut C-FC down the rest of the way. Junior...
June 2, 2011 - 10:24pm
May 31, 2011
Area baseball: No. 1 McDonell Central 9, No. 4 Pepin 1
The Lakers' first three batters struck out looking and that proved to be a sign of things to come Tuesday in the Division 4 regional. Pepin struck out 13 times -- including six times looking -- as it lost on the road. Pepin finished with three hits while McDonell Central pounded...
May 31, 2011 - 10:48pm
Area softball: No. 1 Pepin 16, No. 4 Independence/Gilmanton 1 (5 innings)
The Lakers' offense dominated the story Tuesday night in Pepin, scoring eight and six runs in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Independence also committed a total of five errors in the Division 4 regional game. "We just bounced back from our season ending loss against...
May 31, 2011 - 10:26pm
May 26, 2011
UPDATED: No. 4 Pepin 3, No. 5 Plum City 2
The Lakers were one out from elimination in the Division 4 regionals, but they survived at home Thursday thanks to three Plum City errors in...
May 26, 2011 - 11:59pm
May 24, 2011
Area baseball: Pepin 7, Plum City 1
With the two team scheduled to meet again Thursday in the Division 4 regional tournament, Lakers coach Eric Bjork elected to start Cole Carroll instead of one of his top two pitchers. Carroll, a sophomore, pitched parts of two previous games this season and struggled with control;...
May 24, 2011 - 8:41pm
May 23, 2011
Area softball: Spring Valley/Plum City 3, Pepin 2
Pepin already had the Dunn-St. Croix Conference title locked up before Monday's disappointing home loss to Spring Valley/Plum City, but that didn't make it sting any less. "(It was the) worst game that we could have possibly played," Pepin coach Matt Bellerive said. The Lakers...
May 23, 2011 - 11:14pm
Area baseball: Mondovi 7, Pepin 2
The host Buffaloes scored four run on four hits in the fifth inning en route to Monday's win. Pepin scored two runs in the first inning as Collin Welter and Adam Baader each drove in a run; however, the Lakers failed to score again and finished with just five hits. Cole Carroll...
May 23, 2011 - 7:35pm
May 19, 2011
Area baseball: Pepin 4, Elmwood 2
Both teams started Thursday's game slow, but turned up the offense in the later innings. Pepin, the home team, took the lead for good by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. "(Our) bats could have been a little warmer," Pepin coach Eric Bjork said. "It seems like...
May 19, 2011 - 11:26pm
Area softball: Pepin 5, Elk Mound 4 (13 innings)
Brianna Kircher hit a run-scoring triple in the top of the 13th inning Thursday in Elk Mound to give the Lakers their 15th straight conference win this season. "It was quite a battle there," Pepin coach Matt Bellerive said of the marathon game that lasted two hours and 40 minutes. The...
May 19, 2011 - 11:24pm
UPDATED: Wisconsin sports: Softball, baseball playoff brackets revealed
The Pepin softball team received a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the Division 4 regional tournament. The Lakers will play host to either No. 4 Independence/Gilmanton or No. 5 Alma at 5 p.m. May 31. In the Division 2 regional softball tournament, Ellsworth was awarded a No....
May 19, 2011 - 2:18pm
May 18, 2011
Subscriber Exclusive: Lakers buoyed by unity
Sophomore Ali Murray and junior Micky Dusek approached freshman Tana Prokosch outside the dugout before she had a chance to take her helmet off. Murray grabbed the helmet and tilted it upward so that Prokosch looked at her teammate's eyes instead of her toes. This article is featured...
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
May 17, 2011
Area track and field: E-PC girls shine at conference meet
The Elmwood-Plum City girls finished second out of nine teams at the Dunn-St. Croix Conference track meet with 114 points. Mondovi was the only school to tally more points Tuesday, finishing with 159.5. "We have a lot of quality athletes and they had a lot of great performances...
May 17, 2011 - 11:59pm
Area baseball: Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 10, Pepin 9
The Lakers tallied five errors Tuesday in a road loss. "I believe that's what cost us," Pepin coach Eric Bjork said. Collin Welter suffered the loss for the Lakers. Adam Baader went 2-for-4 with two RBI while Jake Lerum was 1-for-4 with two RBI.
May 17, 2011 - 10:58pm