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SOMERSET - The Ellsworth High School golf team will advance to the sectional meet for the second straight season as they finished fourth in the WIAA Division 2 Somerset Regional...
Prescott High School's baseball team will claim a share of the Middle Border Conference title as the Cardinals 7-0 win over Osceola Tuesday paired up with Ellsworth's 11-9 upset loss to Somerset to make it possible. Both Pierce County teams will finish with 12-2 MBC records. Brady Schommer was the winning pitcher for the No. 5 ranked Cardinals and Matt Holman picked up the save. Both pitchers combined to give up just two hits while striking out seven. Justin Lynner led PHS at the plate with two hits and four RBIs.
Fuller-Symes Field in Ellsworth was the site for a WIAA Division 2 track and field regional meet Tuesday, the first such meet in many years thanks to a resurfaced track and other renovations done to the facility. The top four in each event qualify for sectionals, which will be held Friday in Bloomer. At the D-2 meet in Ellsworth, the host Panthers and Cardinals will take contingents not quite as large as in year’s past. Pat Ballosh had the Prescott boys’ lone regional title by winning the 200-meter dash in :23.09 seconds.
BALDWIN - The No. 1 ranked Ellsworth High School baseball team had no problems staying unbeaten Monday as they routed Baldwin-Woodville 15-4 in six innings. The Panthers, 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Middle Border Conference, overcame five errors by cranking out 20 hits to B-W's four. The Balckhawks also had four errors. The Panthers scored 10 runs combined in the first three innings and winless B-W could not keep up. Spencer Schroeder was the winning pitcher. Dennis Schutz led EHS in hits with four.
DURAND - The Ellsworth High School boys' golf team won its first Middle Border Conference meet since 2009 and first since the current meet format was adopted in 2011 Monday at Rolling Greens Golf Course. The Panthers tied for first with Osceola and New Richmond with nine-hole scores of 167. It was Ellsworth's lowest score of the season so far. EHS by meet medalist Chrystian Kulow, who shot a 38. Teammate Bryce Stein finished second with a 39. Prescott finished sixth in the meet with a score of 196.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth High School baseball team successfully defended its No. 1 ranking in Division 2 by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association with a 7-1 win over No. 6 ranked and Pierce County rival Prescott Friday in front of an overflow crowd at Brown Field. Ellsworth jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning thanks to RBI-doubles by Nick Taranto and Eric McGregor.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth High School baseball team stayed unbeaten after defeating Bloomer 8-6 in a non-conference game Monday at Brown Field. The Blackhawks, 0-4 overall, led 4-0 after the top of the second but the Panthers, 6-0 came back by scoring seven unanswered runs by the fourth inning. EHS held the lead for the duration of the game with Eric McGregor getting the win. Ellsworth was helped by six Bloomer errors. Dan Giese had two hits and scored a run for the Panthers and teammate Dennis Schutz cracked a double and scored a run also.
HAGER CITY - The performance of the Ellsworth High School baseball team didn't surprise head coach Steve Block in the aftermath of an 11-1 season opening win Monday over St. Croix Central at Brown Field. "We need more work outside that's for sure," Block said. "We need to sharpen up. Of course, we went from indoors to outdoors right away and we have new players in new positions so you're going to have those mistakes.
MADISON - The No. 1 ranked Ellsworth High School wrestling team amassed the biggest margin of victory in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament so far with a 65-6 demolition of Evansville/Albany in the Division 2 state semifinals Saturday morning at the University of Wisconsin Field House. Jens Lantz got the Panthers, 19-3 overall, going with a pinfall of the Blue Devils' Chas Katzenmeyer in 3:22 at 126 pounds. E/A's only chance to stay in the dual was to get a pinfall from their state individual meet runner-up Jordan Meyer at 132 against Brad Cain.
MADISON - Ellsworth's remaining six wrestlers in the 71st WIAA State Wrestling Tournament all advanced into the semifinal round from the Division 2 quarterfinals wrestled this morning at the Kohl Center. Senior Jens Lantz (39-1) won his first match of his final state meet with a pin of Wittenberg-Birnamwood's Bobby Uttrecht (40-7) in 2:50 at 126 pounds. Tristen Mueller (31-10) scored five near-fall points in the third period to defeat Little Chute's Bryce Zdanovec (41-5) 8-3 at 138.