Friday, June 23, 2017
The Sparta American Legion Juniors posted a perfect 5-0 record to capture the team title at the La Crosse A’s Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Front row, from left - Austin Stuessel, Noah Freit, Dalton Mayer, Jess Sullivan, Carter Horstman, Hunter Steinhoff, Adam McKee and Brett Stuessel. Back row, from left – Assistant coach Tim Stuessel, assistant coach Bob Stuessel, Isaac Stuessel, Mason Hampel, Tanner Oswald, Ben McPherson, Kadon Milne, Nick Church, Ethan Krueger, Phillip Richards, Ryley Steinhoff
The Sparta American Legion Juniors picked up a pair of one-run wins in pool play and held their momentum into the championship round to put together five straight victories en route to the team title in the La Crosse A’s Wood Bat Tournament over t
“Diggin’ Hard”, the Degenhardt Motor Sports team’s Case International, will be one of the local competitors at this year’s 42nd Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull. The pull will get underway with a 7 p.m. session on Thursday and run through Sunday at Recreation Park in Tomah. Herald photo by John Froelich.
It's likely most fans at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull have never heard of Back Road Story.
Sparta Legion catcher Austin Stuessel snags a foul ball up against the fence in the third-inning of Tuesday’s U-17 game against Holmen at Sparta Memorial Park. Holmen struck for seven runs in the top of the fifth to pull away for a 12-4 victory over Sparta. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Holmen used a seven-run rally in the top of the fifth to break open a close game and pull away for a 12-4 victory over Sparta in U-17 American Legion Baseball action at Sparta Memorial Park Tuesday night.
The Tomah Youth Baseball 11U team that competed against West Salem on Tuesday. From left - Jace Shelley, Kole Peterson, Austin Gray, Cody Coenen, Landon Pierce, Austin Hangartner, Nathan Sankey, Brady Baldwin, Tanner Goodbear and Colton Fakner. Herald photo by Logan Myhre.
Kicking off our first Monroe County Herald Team of the Week feature is the Tomah Youth Baseball 11U Team. This team consists of 22 players, all about to enter sixth grade.
Tomah’s Dalton Prielipp (right) slides safely into second after belting a double during the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal. The Timberwolves scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Middleton 2-1 in the semifinal, but fell one game shy of a state berth after a 10-2 loss to Waunakee in the final. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
With nearly 200 innings of baseball played this season, the Tomah High School baseball team had rightly earned a reputation of stinginess on the defensive of the ball.
Six area cowboys and cowgirls landed a spot on the Wisconsin National Junior High Rodeo team recently. The youngsters take their rodeo talents on the road later this month, when they travel to Lebanon, Tennessee, to compete in the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo. From left -  Brady Uppena, Coy Nelson, Krista Cook, Cheyenne Check, Evan Salzwedel and Dylan Breitsprecher. Contributed photo.
Six area youth earned positions on the Wisconsin National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lebanon, Tennessee, June 18-24 to compete at the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR).
The Sparta American Legion Juniors posted a perfect 5-0 record to capture the team title at the La Crosse A’s Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Front row, from left - Austin Stuessel, Noah Freit, Dalton Mayer, Jess Sullivan, Carter Horstman, Hunter Steinhoff, Adam McKee and Brett Stuessel. Back row, from left – Assistant coach Tim Stuessel, assistant coach Bob Stuessel, Isaac Stuessel, Mason Hampel, Tanner Oswald, Ben McPherson, Kadon Milne, Nick Church, Ethan Krueger, Phillip Richards, Ryley Steinhoff
“Diggin’ Hard”, the Degenhardt Motor Sports team’s Case International, will be one of the local competitors at this year’s 42nd Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull. The pull will get underway with a 7 p.m. session on Thursday and run through Sunday at Recreation Park in Tomah. Herald photo by John Froelich.
Sparta Legion catcher Austin Stuessel snags a foul ball up against the fence in the third-inning of Tuesday’s U-17 game against Holmen at Sparta Memorial Park. Holmen struck for seven runs in the top of the fifth to pull away for a 12-4 victory over Sparta. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
The Tomah Youth Baseball 11U team that competed against West Salem on Tuesday. From left - Jace Shelley, Kole Peterson, Austin Gray, Cody Coenen, Landon Pierce, Austin Hangartner, Nathan Sankey, Brady Baldwin, Tanner Goodbear and Colton Fakner. Herald photo by Logan Myhre.
Tomah’s Dalton Prielipp (right) slides safely into second after belting a double during the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal. The Timberwolves scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Middleton 2-1 in the semifinal, but fell one game shy of a state berth after a 10-2 loss to Waunakee in the final. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Six area cowboys and cowgirls landed a spot on the Wisconsin National Junior High Rodeo team recently. The youngsters take their rodeo talents on the road later this month, when they travel to Lebanon, Tennessee, to compete in the 13th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo. From left -  Brady Uppena, Coy Nelson, Krista Cook, Cheyenne Check, Evan Salzwedel and Dylan Breitsprecher. Contributed photo.
Samuel Lucka
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:16am
Charges against a Warrens man were filed last week after he allegedly stole a $300 pair of alligator-leather boots from the Antique Mall in Tomah. Samuel S. Lucka, 30, reportedly entered the store on May 1, and questioned why a certain pair of boots was so expensive. After she told him they were...
Leroy Woodworth
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:14am
A Sparta man is being held at the Monroe County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond after allegedly crashing his girlfriend’s vehicle on purpose last Wednesday night. Leroy A. Woodworth was alone in the car when he drove the vehicle into a tree/brush line in the Town of Little Falls, at the intersection of...
The Sparta American Legion Juniors posted a perfect 5-0 record to capture the team title at the La Crosse A’s Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. Front row, from left - Austin Stuessel, Noah Freit, Dalton Mayer, Jess Sullivan, Carter Horstman, Hunter Steinhoff, Adam McKee and Brett Stuessel. Back row, from left – Assistant coach Tim Stuessel, assistant coach Bob Stuessel, Isaac Stuessel, Mason Hampel, Tanner Oswald, Ben McPherson, Kadon Milne, Nick Church, Ethan Krueger, Phillip Richards, Ryley Steinhoff
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:43am
The Sparta American Legion Juniors picked up a pair of one-run wins in pool play and held their momentum into the championship round to put together five straight victories en route to the team title in the La Crosse A’s Wood Bat Tournament over the weekend. The Spartans opened with a 5-4 victory...
“Diggin’ Hard”, the Degenhardt Motor Sports team’s Case International, will be one of the local competitors at this year’s 42nd Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull. The pull will get underway with a 7 p.m. session on Thursday and run through Sunday at Recreation Park in Tomah. Herald photo by John Froelich.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:41am
It's likely most fans at the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull have never heard of Back Road Story. It’s certainly possible, especially if they hail from Missouri, but you can bet the Springfield band will be well-known in the area after they take the stage at this weekend’s...
After putting on an outdoor shelter on the west side of the building with his group in October, Mark Sherman, a member of the 1-310 Brigade Engineer Battalion, is adding a new lobby to the Monroe County Dog Shelter.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:48am
Four-legged friends at the Monroe County Dog Shelter have been enjoying a new, covered outdoor play area the last few months, and now it’s the staff’s turn for an upgrade. Mark Sherman, who started volunteering at the shelter two years ago with his wife, Karri, when he was stationed at Fort McCoy,...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:44am
As part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of time students are spending on the bus before and after school, the Sparta Area School District Board of Education has chosen to no longer allow pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to attend schools outside their attendance areas....
Ashley Peterson
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:42am
A woman wanted in Iowa County for her alleged involvement in the death of a Mississippi man was arrested May 25 at the Scottish Inns in Sparta. Sparta police officers took Ashley Peterson, 31, of Ocala, Fla., into custody after the Dodgeville Police Department requested they check the motel room...

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