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Ellsworth's opponent in the upcoming WIAA State High School Baseball Tournament was finally determined yesterday. The No. 6 ranked Panthers will take on Green Bay Notre Dame at 6 p.m. in the Division 2 state semifinals. No. 2 Lodi and No. 7 Waupun will play in the other semifinal contest, which will start approximately at 8 p.m. at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. Notre Dame topped defending sectional champion Fox Valley Lutheran in the sectional finals last night by a 5-4 score.
VIROQUA - Neither rain nor mud nor Barron could stop the Ellsworth High School baseball team from winning their second straight WIAA Division 2 sectional title and second straight trip to the state baseball tournament. The game was delayed almost two hours to get the field in playing shape after an afternoon downpour in the La Crosse area. The rain held off long enough for the No.
VIROQUA - Another pitching gem from James Georgakas along with timely hitting and good base running led a 1-0 sectional semifinal win for the Ellsworth High School baseball team Tuesday over Viroqua. The No. 6 ranked Panthers, 15-3 overall, will play in the WIAA Division 2 Viroqua Sectional final today, weather permitting, against Barron, who won a grueling 4-3 win in 12 innings over Rice Lake in the first game of the day. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. Gegorgakas struck out 11 Viroqua batters and allowed the Blackhawks, 16-8 overall, just two hits in seven innings.
Have-a-Heart in River Falls is having a charity Bike Ride and Car Show Saturday, June 15, at the Gas Lite, between Ellsworth and Prescott. Bill Fleischman, owner, has donated his bar for the event for four years now and his generosity is appreciated. Bike Ride registration will be at 9 a.m. at the No Name Saloon. The ride starts at 10 a.m. and ends at the Gas Lite for a Pig Roast, Karaoke and Raffles, 50/50, etc.
LA CROSSE - Ellsworth's Alex Campbell will come away with a podium finish in his final WIAA State Track and Field Meet. Campbell placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, five inches, which is the same mark as his seed going into the state meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the UW-La Crosse campus. The winning jump was by Seymour junior Sandy Cohen, who leaped 45-6.
RICE LAKE - Ellsworth High School's boys golf team had one of its best meets of the season to place fifth in Wednesday's WIAA Division 2 Barron Sectional played at Turtleback Golf Course. Ellsworth shot a 338 led by 80 scores from Chrystian Kulow (81), Mike Tingelhoff (81) and Bryce Stein (84). Emery Whalen shot a 92 and Kyle Kurrelmeyer had a 94. The Panthers had a front nine team score of 164 and they shot a 174 on the back. Hayward won the sectional meet shooting a season-best 317 while Osceola will also head to state as it shot a 324.
HAGER CITY - Only one of these two state finalists from last year was going to leave Brown Field still alive in the WIAA Division 2 regional baseball tournament. And that turned out to be Ellsworth in a 4-1 decision over Pierce County rival Prescott Wednesday. Ellsworth jumped ahead 2-0 in the first after a pair of wild pitches/past balls took place with the bases loaded and scored Dan Giese and Dennis Schutz.
PRESCOTT--Prescott receives prominent billing in the latest recreational guidebook to Northwest Wisconsin, "Headin' to the Cabin: Day Hiking Trails of Northwest Wisconsin," by Rob Bignell. Describing more than 100 trails, the book covers nine Wisconsin counties. And while not in those nine counties, Kinnickinnic State Park near Prescott is detailed as a good excursion from neighboring St.
A Cannon Falls, Minn., woman and her three passengers -- including a six-year-old girl -- were taken to Red Wing Mayo Medical Center Monday afternoon, May 27th, after her Honda sport utility vehicle was rear-ended while waiting to turn across traffic on Hwy. 63 near Hager City. Pierce County sheriff's deputy Mike Vodinelich said in a press release that Sara J. Niebur, 42, was stopped on Hwy. 63 northbound, waiting to turn left across traffic onto 830th Avenue near Mister Sippi's, when her 2006 Pilot was struck from behind by a Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Scott D.
BLOOMER - Ellsworth have two competitors at next weekend's boys' state track and field meet. Senior Alex Campbell and junior Brett Freier both qualified by finishing in the top four of their respective events at Thursday's WIAA Division 2 Bloomer Sectional. Campbell took second in the triple jump with a leap of 44-5. Freier finished third in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of :40.75. Ellsworth head coach Rich Powers believes Freier might also qualify in the 110-meter high hurdles, which he finished fifth, if his time is one of the top ones in the state.