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ELLSWORTH — Members of the Ellsworth School Board have come to a consensus to hold a spring referendum for the district. The referendum was discussed at a special board meeting...
DURAND, Wis. – With its game against Colfax last Friday cancelled due to severe weather, the Ellsworth High School football team essentially got a bye week. But a week off was not what the team needed according to head coach Clair Austin, especially with the Middle Border Conference opener looming at rival Durand. “Any time we don’t play a varsity game we lose a week of experience for our players,” Austin said.
A record number of entries plus the normal huge crowd of spectators were highlights of the Ellsworth Funsters annual Demolition Derby at the Pierce County Fair Saturday evening. This year's derby was a memorial to honor long-time derby driver Wayne Peterson, who passed away in April of this year. A moment of silence was also taken for Nicholas Rhiel, a pit crew member for driver Dan Langer who was seriously injured in an accident Saturday morning.
Another year of almost perfect weather has the Pierce County Fair set for a big weekend of attendance. With the forecast for Saturday and Sunday practically the same as Friday's, sizeable crowds should be expected as there were Friday evening for the annual tractor pull and FFA livestock auction. The big grandstand event for Saturday is the annual Ellsworth Funsters Demolition Derby, which begins at 7 p.m.
While the 131st Pierce County Fair doesn't officially open until Thursday, there was plenty going on Wednesday, the "pre-fair" period. There was plenty of judging, plenty of setting up, plenty bringing in animals and exhibits and grandstand pulls for both ponies and horses. Each of the county's 4-H clubs have made barn quilts for this year's fair and are offering them to fairgoers via silent auction. They are on display outside the new exhibition building. The fair officially opens tomorrow at 7 a.m. The gates will reamin open until 9 p.m.
The good news is the Mississippi River crested at 15 feet over the weekend. The bad news it will take a while for the river to go back into its...
ALTOONA - Mitch Stalsberg's 16 strikeouts plus no errors on Viroqua's part helped the No. 9 ranked Blackhawks upend No. 3 Ellsworth 2-0 in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal match-up Tuesday afternoon at Bement Field in Cinder City Park. EHS was held to just three hits. Their best chance the Panthers had to score runs came in their last at bats as they put two runners on with the winning run at the plate.
MADISON - The Ellsworth High School boys' golf team finished the WIAA State Meet in seventh place in the Division 2 field out of eight teams. The Panthers continued to struggle on the University Ridge course during the second day of the meet Tuesday.
HAGER CITY – Ellsworth’s Dennis Schutz blasted a hit into deep centerfield with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to win a WIAA Division 2 regional tournament championship game for No. 3 ranked Ellsworth over No. 5 Prescott 5-4 Friday afternoon at Brown Field. Prescott held a 4-0 lead in the fifth when EHS plated four runs.
CUMBERLAND - A lackluster front nine effort was more than made up by a spectacular showing on the back nine by the Ellsworth High School boys' golf team at the WIAA Division 2 Cumberland Sectional today. And that back-nine effort on the Cumberland Golf Course pushed the Panthers past Hayward by a single-stroke to qualify them for the state golf meet next week in Madison for the first time since 2000. Osceola won the sectional title with a score of 315 and Ellsworth was second with a combined score of 338, beating out Hayward's 339.