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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.
MADISON - Ellsworth High School had one of the largest contingents of participants at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament, 12 in all. But that number was cut in half after Thursday evening's Division 2 preliminary round action at the Kohl Center. Only Dennis Schutz at 182 pounds and Brock Steldt at 195 advanced to Friday morning's quarterfinals.
MADISON - The 71st WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament begins at 3 p.m today at the Kohl Center. The Division 1 preliminary matches start the day's action followed by D-1 quarterfinals at 5:15 p.m. Division 2 and 3 prelims will begin at 7:15 p.m. It will be a big day for the Ellsworth High School wrestling team as they will have eight of their school-record 12-person contingent competing this evening.
AMERY - The Ellsworth HIgh School wrestling team will send a school record 12 athletes to the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament from the Division 2 Amery Sectional Saturday. The Panthers had four sectional champions.
ELLSWORTH - It was a day of dominance for the Ellsworth High School wrestling team.
The Middle Border Conference title in boys' basketball is down to two teams now at the conclusion of play this week. Somerset eliminated Ellsworth from contention with a 57-45 win Friday at Ellsworth while Prescott stayed tied with Somerset for first place with a 65-28 whomping of Durand at Durand. The Spartans, 12-1 in the MBC led the Panthers, 9-4 in the league, almost the whole way and by as may as 14 points in the second half at 47-33.
The Prescott High School girls' basketball team got over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 40-27 win at Ellsworth Thursday evening. PHS's defense was stingy all evening, holding EHS to zero points in the first quarter and just nine in the first half. But the Panthers were able to hang around, only trailing 19-15 midway through the third quarter. But Prescott went on a 14-2 run to close the quarter led in scoring by center Elly Boles.
OSCEOLA - The Ellsworth High School wrestling team crowned eight individual champions at the Middle Border Conference meet Saturday and thus were crowned team champions once again for the 11th straight time. The No. 1 ranked Panthers spread over runner-up, No. 5 ranked Amery was 298.5 to 234 with New Richmond in third at 165.5 and Prescott fourth at 126. Winning titles for EHS were four-time MBC champ Jens Lantz at 126 pounds, Tristan Mueller at 138; Jacob Fuchs at 145, Josh Hines at 152, Gabe Frandsen at 160; Logan Kemmerer at 170, Dennis Schutz at 182 and Brock Steldt at 195.
Ellsworth High School's wrestling team completed another undefeated Middle Border Conference season Monday winning a rescheduled dual meet at home over Durand by a 74-3 score. The No. 1 ranked Panthers have gone undefeated in league action every season since 1997.
Prescott High School's boys' basketball team was able to get out of Ellsworth with its perfect Middle Border Conference record intact as PHS downed Ellsworth High School 37-35 Tuesday evening. Trailing 22-19 at halftime, Prescott outscored Ellsworth 12-7 in the third quarter to take 31-29 lead going into the final quarter. Ellsworth led again, 33-31 with 2:54 to go but it would be the last advantage they enjoyed. A pair of free-throws by Alex Helmer plus a basket by Helmer tied the score at 35-35 with a minute to go.