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PINE CITY, Minn. - The Ellsworth High School girls basketball won its first game of the 2013-14 season 54-32 Saturday over Pine City. It was part of a varsity doubleheader sweep for the Panthers. Ellsworth's boys team clobbered Pine City 90-31 for its second straight win in 24 hours. EHS was led by Will Huppert's 20 points while Kyle Murphy and Emery Whalen both scored 14 points. The boys team improves to 6-4 overall while the girls' team is 1-8 overall, The win also snaps a 10-game losing streak going back into last season. The boys team is at home Tuesday vs.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Village Board will take up a proposed ordinance to allow modified golf carts on village streets. Board members decided Monday to refer the idea to the Street and Sidewalk and Health, License and Welfare committees for further study. They will report back later in 2014. The proposal, offered by Rock and Jackie Erlandson, is similar to one on the books in Prescott.
LA CROSSE - Ellsworth High School's wrestling team showed itself to be the best in Division 2 by edging out top-ranked Luxemburg-Casco and Two Rivers to win the Bi-State Classic at the La Crosse Center Saturday. No. 2 Ellsworth won both its division and the overall meet title with 255 points, just two ahead of No. 3 Luxembug-Casco while No. 1 Two Rivers was third in Division 2 with 230 points and fourth overall behind Division 3 champ Stratford, who had 236 points. Holmen won Division 1 with 215 points. EHS had two champions, Jens Lantz at 126 and Gabe Frandsen at 160.
LA CROSSE - Strong showings in both the third and quarterfinal rounds pushed the No.
A fire which began in the Ellsworth High School wrestling room, took place and was put out this morning. The fire reportedly began around 4:30 a.m. According to Ellsworth School District Superintendent Barry Cain, it was a mobile air-cleaning unit inside the wrestling room which caught fire and caused damage to room.
Ellsworth High School's varsity boys and girls basketball teams played back-to-back in the EHS new gymnasium against Amery Friday. The Panther girls lost 39-24 but the boys’ team beat the Warriors 49-42 Ellsworth's girls’ team fell behind and could never generate the offense needed to catch up. The Panthers trailed 13-9 late in the second quarter but a three-pointer near the end of the first half put the Warriors up by seven at half. EHS came no closer than six in the second half.
The Ellsworth High School wrestling team won its 11th straight Ellsworth Invitational championship but in exteremly close fashion Saturday. The Panthers needed two third place match wins from Brock Steldt at 220 pounds and Ken Stowe at heavyweight over Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestlers Mike Roesler and D.J. Wheeler to come away victorious by a margin of 296 to 289.5. Boyceville was third with 236 points, Lake City was fourth with 162 points followed by Sparta 157.5, River Falls 148.5, St.
BLACK RIVER FALLS - It wasn't just Purple Pride but Purple Perseverance which helped Ellsworth High School's football team outlast Black River Falls in a hard-played WIAA Division 4, Level 2 playoff game Friday evening. No. 3 ranked Ellsworth advanced with a 38-33 win over the Tigers setting up next weekend's rematch with No. 4 Somerset in Level 3. Somerset downed Prescott 28-14, also on Friday. The momentum of the contest surged back and forth and the first half alone felt like a game unto itself with Ellsworth ahead 25-20 at the break.
The Ellsworth High School football team's WIAA Level 3 playoff contest vs. Somerset will take place Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Fuller-Symes Field. In order to avoid conflict with the school play "Monty Python's Spamalot", the Friday evening performance has been cancelled and the Sunday performance has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. that afternoon. Those with tickets to the Friday show can either transfer them to the Sunday show or get a refund at the high school office. WIAA Division 4 Playoff Bracket link: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Results/Football/2013/d4bracket.pdf
Dennis Schutz played just a half worth of football in Friday's WIAA Division 4 Level 1 playoff contest. But in just one half Schutz did as much as running backs do in a single game if at all ever. In a record performance for one half Schutz rushed for 275 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 51-0 Ellsworth romp. EHS all but ended the game in the second quarter scoring 26 points for 39-0 halftime advantage.