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Hager City's three-game St. Croix Valley League winning streak was ended at Plum City Sunday by a 3-2 score. The Skeeters out-hit the Blues by a 9-4 margin but also stranded nine base runners as well. Winning pitcher Tony Garner struck out 11 HC batters and only walked two. Also in league play last weekend, Bay City's losing streak continued as they fell to Menomonie Saturday 9-1 and New Richmond Sunday 3-0. Both games were at Hortenbach Park. Elmwood, meanwhile, traveled north and split a pair of ballgames, losing to Oscoela Saturday but beating St.
ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Hubbers baseball team bounced back quickly from a tough loss to Prescott Wednesday by beating St. Croix Falls Saturday evening 16-9 at Young Field. The Hubbers' third baseman Scott DeWyre went 3-for-5 from the plate with a double and a team-leading six RBIs. Cody Holden hit a solo home run and first baseman Jeremiah Paulson belted a two-run homer. Holden pitched six innings to get the win. Teammate Lance Murphy came on in relief to pitch the final three innings. The Hubs' are 7-3 in the St.
Ellsworth's 12th annual Cheese Curd Festival began late Friday afternoon and evening. For the second year in a row the festival is taking place in East End Park in East Ellsworth. The band Midnight Special was the featured entertainment. This year's festival theme is "Fiesta con Queso!" for the Cheese Curd capital of Wisconsin. Saturday's schedule features a full day of events. The Cheese Curd Fest website has a list of them here: http://www.ellsworthchamber.com/cheese-curd-festival.html
ELLSWORTH - Even a 6-1 lead in eighth inning was not secure enough for the Ellsworth Hubbers. Prescott rallied for four runs in the eighth and ninth innings to beat Ellsworth 8-6 Wednesday evening at Young Field. Ellsworth pitcher Britton Wolf pitched through six innings and Hubs' first baseman J.P Paulson hit two homers and drove in three runs. But Prescott loaded the bases in the top of the eighth for Nick Johnson to clear with a double. Johnson himself scored on an RBI-single by Jim French and Pirates were within one at 6-5.
APPLETON - A big inning for Green Bay Notre Dame put the WIAA Division 2 State Baseball Tournament semifinal game in their favor over No. 6 Ellsworth Wednesday. The Tritons, 14-10 overall, scored three runs in the fifth inning to beat the Panthers 4-1 and advance to this afternoon's state final to play No. 2 ranked Lodi, who beat No. 7 Waupun in the other semifinal game.
Ellsworth's upper weight wrestlers delivered the decisive strike on Amery in the finals of the WIAA Division 2 Ellsworth Team Sectional Tuesday evening in front of a big crowd at Ellsworth High School. With the sectional finals dual meet starting at 106, Amery led 16-12 after 145 pounds. But the Panthers won six out of the next seven matches, recording four pins in the process to win their eighth straight sectional title by a 45-22 score. Ellsworth will be making its 12th appearance in the state team tournament. EHS, 13-5 overall, will face No.
A mid-afternoon heavy downpour from a storm system (which dropped lots of hail in the Plum City area) Thursday couldn't keep the Pierce County Fair from a strong opening day of its 129th edition at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth. Once the storm was shaken and dried off the fair proceeded with judging for sheep and swine and exotic animals along with the horse judging, which will go on through all three days of the fair.
HAGER CITY - A small sinkhole cracked open right in the middle of Hwy. 35 south near its intersection with Hwy. 63 yesterday evening. Mike Hawkins of Bay City, made the discovery of the sinkhole around 7 p.m. Tuesday and put down two jugs of Prestone anti-freeze to keep drivers turning south on Hwy. 35 away from it. He said he saw a small crack in the road in the same spot a few days ago. "It just looked like another pothole, I didn't think much of it" Hawkins said.
LA CROSSE - The Ellsworth High School Wrestling team is in position to successfully defend its Bi-State Classic title after the first round's action Thursday at the La Cross Center. The Panthers have 10 wrestlers still alive in the tournament field. Three of them will be wrestling in the semifinals Friday morning. Action begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes all day with the finals at 6 p.m. EHS's Jens Lantz at 113 pounds, Roarke Langer at 132 and Parker Hines at 195 will be competing in the semifinals.
MENOMONIE - Plum City High School football team's regular season winning streak ended at 52 games as Spring Valley defeated the Blue Devils 38-18 Saturday evening in the final game of the Gridiron Classic at UW-Stout's Williams Stadium. Spring Valley took control of the game in the first quarter scoring on their first two drives with touchdown runs of one and 21 yards by quarterback John Newton and fullback Steve Von Haden. Valley led 19-0 after a one-yard touchdown run by Kyle Bosshart when Plum City scored its first TD on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Chad Fox to Chase Luebker. Luebker