Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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ELLSWORTH -- The Ellsworth Village Board has approved a one-year building extension for a proposed strip mall in the Crossing Meadows Development. Lonnie Feuerhelm told the board he has all the necessary permits from the state to proceed with building and has already spent $18,000 on the proposed mall. However, poor economic conditions have meant no renters so far. "I?m not going to put a building out there with no renters," Feuerhelm said. "Times are tough, and maybe I'll have to eat $18,000. I'm certainly paying more in property taxes, because the land has doubled in value.
BAY CITY -- Three unanswered runs in the top of the sixth inning may very well keep Bay City out of the upcoming Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs. Hudson plated those runs Sunday afternoon to break a 2-2 tie and went on to win the St. Croix Valley League season finale. The win helps Hudson clinch a tie for the SCVL North Division title.
ELLSWORTH -- An eight-run fifth inning erased an early Ellsworth lead and led to a 13-3 Prescott win Wednesday evening at Young Field. The loss all but ends any chance Ellsworth had of making a return trip to the Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs. The Hubbers needed to win their last three St. Croix Valley League games to assure themselves a bid. Now they have a 5-7 SCVL record while Prescott, the league's South Division champions, boasts an 11-3 mark. Ellsworth went ahead 1-0 in the first when Nick Bayer scored on J.P. Paulson's RBI single.
ELLSWORTH -- A new grandstand will be constructed this fall at the Pierce County Fairgrounds, the Ellsworth Village Board decided on Monday. The 1,200-seat grandstand will include restrooms and an exhibit building.
PRAIRIE FARM, Wis. - With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth inning of a WIAA Division 4 regional final, Prairie Farm pitched around Plum City's Chris Biederman, willingly giving up a run to prevent a possible grand slam from the Blue Devil slugger. They couldn't, however, pitch around Kyle Flynn. The Plum City senior connected on a grand slam himself following Biederman's walk and the Panthers' lead was cut to one at 11-10. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, though, Prairie Farm reliever Brandon Guthrie steadied himself after a rugged sixth and got the outs he needed to help his
MEDFORD, Wis. - Ellsworth's girls track and field team qualified athletes in a school record eight events at Thursday's WIAA Division 2 Medford Sectional. The Panthers qualified three relay teams and will have individuals in five events at next weekend's state meet in La Crosse, Wis. Morgan Place will be one heading back to state. She placed second in both the 1,600-meter run and 3,200 and was a part of the Panthers' 3,200 relay that also qualified with a the top four finish. Ellsworth will also have their 1,600 relay team back at state as well.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Plum City's new baseball coach Zach Watkins said his team badly wants to get outside and play. Especially now after the Blue Devils' first game of the season didn't go so well Tuesday indoors at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Grantsburg scored 10 runs in the first inning and eventually won a non-conference contest 18-7 in five innings over the Blue Devils. "We weren't ready to play, especially on defense," Watkins said.
BAY CITY -- The weather turned ugly and so did Ellsworth's play in the second inning of Friday's Middle Border Conference opener with Prescott. The Cardinals scored six runs in the second inning just as the warmth of the late afternoon sun at Hortenbach Park was replaced by wind, rain and cold.
MADISON -- Ellsworth beat the team few said it could in Saturday's WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse. But the Panthers couldn't get past the team people thought they would in Lodi. The Blue Devils beat the Panthers 36-22 in the Division 2 championship match to take away their title and win their first state crown since 2004. No. 3 ranked Ellsworth pulled off the upset over the No. 1 ranked Spartans 33-28 in the semifinals that afternoon.
MADISON, Wis. -- It was a 1-2-3 count for Ellsworth at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. The Panthers' Hayden Hauschildt was first at 135 pounds, Sam Huppert was second at 103 and Chace Kinneman placed third at 119. Hauschildt defeated East Troy's David Edwards 9-2 in Saturday evening's finals. After giving up a takedown in the first period, Hauschildt quickly tied the score with a reversal. In the second, Hauschildt scored another reversal that led to a three-point nearfall and a 7-2 advantage.