Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Sparta sophomore Jon Bailey (top) ties up Holmen’s Rylee Rensberry as an official checks for a pin in a 113-pound semifinal match at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Bailey blanked Rensberry 15-0 en route to finishing first and earning his second straight trip to state. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Four state tourney veterans – including two returning champions - will be back in Madison later this week representing Sparta at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Individual State Wrestling Championships.
Tomah sophomore Dawson Lambert (left) takes a peek at the clock while scoring near-fall points in a 106-pound semifinal match against Guillermo Tellez on Madison Memorial at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Lambert pinned Tellez on his way to a runner-up finish and a berth in this week’s WIAA state tourney. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
A pair of pins helped Dawson Lambert capture second place Saturday, earning the Tomah sophomore a trip to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Individual Wrestling Championships.
Cashton’s Taylor Costello dribbles the ball around the screen of a teammate to the top of the key, as the Lady Eagles set up their offense late in the first half of a Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game at New Lisbon Tuesday night. Cashton outscored the Rockets 33-25 in the second half on its way to a 56-46 win. Photo by Nate Beier.
The Brookwood girls basketball team split a pair of games against Kickapoo and Wonewoc-Center earlier this week, while Cashton suffered a loss to New Lisbon in Scenic Bluffs Conference action Tuesday night.
Bangor’s Hunter Ellenburg (2) makes contact with Onalaska Luther’s Ben Kennedy (right) as Knight teammate Bennett Loersch (43) looks on during Monday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Bangor. The Cards outlasted Luther 94-82. Photo by Rachel Fries.
It seems that nobody can stop the red-hot Bangor boys basketball team, as they picked up another big win with a 94-82 victory over Onalaska Luther in nonconference play Monday night.
Lady Cardinal cagers Mikaela Jepson (left) and Lily Martin (right) turn to share the Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball championship trophy with their team and the hometown crowd following Saturday’s 63-35 victory over Royall at Bangor High School. The win allowed the Cardinals to win the 2016-17 title outright. Photo by Nate Beier.
The Bangor girls basketball team earned the Scenic Bluffs Conference championship title outright after soaring to a 70-53 victory over Hillsboro Thursday night and a 68-29 win over Royall on Saturday.
Kristen Clark, center, helps St. John's student volunteers Caden Erickson, left, and AnnaLysa Holliday monitor grade schoolers as they separate their lunch waste. St. John's is the first satellite school to take advantage of Sparta High School's food diversion program started by the Earth Club.
Kristin Clark is a tree hugger and she's got the photo to prove it. When the Sparta High School freshman was four years old, someone snapped a photo of her in an embrace with one of her leaf-bearing friends. The picture was prescient.
Sparta sophomore Jon Bailey (top) ties up Holmen’s Rylee Rensberry as an official checks for a pin in a 113-pound semifinal match at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Bailey blanked Rensberry 15-0 en route to finishing first and earning his second straight trip to state. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tomah sophomore Dawson Lambert (left) takes a peek at the clock while scoring near-fall points in a 106-pound semifinal match against Guillermo Tellez on Madison Memorial at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Lambert pinned Tellez on his way to a runner-up finish and a berth in this week’s WIAA state tourney. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Cashton’s Taylor Costello dribbles the ball around the screen of a teammate to the top of the key, as the Lady Eagles set up their offense late in the first half of a Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game at New Lisbon Tuesday night. Cashton outscored the Rockets 33-25 in the second half on its way to a 56-46 win. Photo by Nate Beier.
Bangor’s Hunter Ellenburg (2) makes contact with Onalaska Luther’s Ben Kennedy (right) as Knight teammate Bennett Loersch (43) looks on during Monday’s nonconference boys basketball game at Bangor. The Cards outlasted Luther 94-82. Photo by Rachel Fries.
Lady Cardinal cagers Mikaela Jepson (left) and Lily Martin (right) turn to share the Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball championship trophy with their team and the hometown crowd following Saturday’s 63-35 victory over Royall at Bangor High School. The win allowed the Cardinals to win the 2016-17 title outright. Photo by Nate Beier.
Kristen Clark, center, helps St. John's student volunteers Caden Erickson, left, and AnnaLysa Holliday monitor grade schoolers as they separate their lunch waste. St. John's is the first satellite school to take advantage of Sparta High School's food diversion program started by the Earth Club.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:29am
Wednesday, Feb. 15 was a busy day for Ken Poole and Chin-Chin Minnear. They arrived with a third member of their traveling party just under the wire for an 11 a.m. meeting at Ground Round. In one hour the group was en route to a destination in Cashton for another meeting. Minnear is affiliated with...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:12am
The Sparta Area School District could be joining other public districts in supporting the repeal of the state-mandated Sept. 1 school start date. At its Feb. 28 meeting, the Board of Education will vote on a resolution that would formally ask Wisconsin Legislature to re-establish local control in...
Sparta sophomore Jon Bailey (top) ties up Holmen’s Rylee Rensberry as an official checks for a pin in a 113-pound semifinal match at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Bailey blanked Rensberry 15-0 en route to finishing first and earning his second straight trip to state. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:55am
Four state tourney veterans – including two returning champions - will be back in Madison later this week representing Sparta at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Individual State Wrestling Championships. Sophomore Jon Bailey and junior Hayden Krein won individual titles...
Tomah sophomore Dawson Lambert (left) takes a peek at the clock while scoring near-fall points in a 106-pound semifinal match against Guillermo Tellez on Madison Memorial at Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional in Tomah. Lambert pinned Tellez on his way to a runner-up finish and a berth in this week’s WIAA state tourney. Photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:52am
A pair of pins helped Dawson Lambert capture second place Saturday, earning the Tomah sophomore a trip to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 Individual Wrestling Championships. Lambert, who was sidelined with an injury earlier this season, upped his record to 17-2 with...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:51am
Senior Joey Perrigo and junior Ben DeWitt extended what’s already been a stellar season for the Brookwood wrestling by qualifying for this week’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual State Wrestling Championships. DeWitt battled his way to a second-place finish at...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:50am
Eagle senior Brandon Klimek used a pair of quick pins to advance to this week’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 3 Individual State Wrestling Championships. Klimek finished second in the 285-pound weight class at Saturday’s Division 3 sectional in Mineral Point to become the...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 11:54am
Two area legislators got what they asked for Monday, when they held a listening session at the American Legion in Sparta to get feedback from constituents. "We're here to pin your ears back a little bit and say its time to get off the fence and let us know if you're for or against," said Town of...

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