Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:56am
A heartbreaking loss in the semifinals forced the Sparta Juniors to settle for a third-place finish at the American Legion U16 State Baseball Tournament in Nekoosa over the weekend.
Holding a 3-2 lead over Bayport in the bottom of the seventh inning, Sparta committed a pair of errors that led to a...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:48am
It’s always been a dream of Josh Knoll’s to coach baseball, so landing his first coaching job at his alma mater at the age of 25 has got to be the icing on the cake.
Knoll, a 2009 graduate of Sparta High School, was selected as Western Technical College head baseball coach earlier this summer.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:46am
Sparta put together 17 hits in two games to capture a doubleheader sweep of cross-county rival Tomah in summer league softball action at Sparta Memorial Park last week.
The Lady Spartan nine outlasted the Tomah Stix 7-3 in the opener and brought out the big bats en route to a 16-0 victory over...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:43am
Reis Derousseau scattered four hits in four innings of work to help the Tomah Stix capture a 7-2 victory over Black River Falls at Gerke Field last week.
After Derousseau held Black River Falls scoreless in the top of the first, the Stix forged an early lead with a three-run rally in their half of...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:52am
Although the forecast called for some chilly weather, the Tomah Torpedoes didn’t let a little cold air stop them from swimming “hot” at their first meet in La Crescent June 24.
Other teams braving the unseasonably cold weather were La Crescent, Winona, Holmen, Trempealeau, Sparta and Blair.
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:39am
Former NBA player and Wisconsin Badger Brian Butch returned to Sparta High School on Friday to run a boys basketball camp, largely similar to the girls camp he conducted on Monday - with only a few slight differences here and there.
“I think the biggest difference here is the boys program has made...
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:34am
A late comeback effort came up one run short Friday night, as the Sparta Juniors fell 5-4 to Holmen in American Legion baseball action at Sparta Memorial Park.
Holmen used three straight singles in the top of the first to jump out to an early 4-0 lead.
Sparta answered in the bottom of the frame,...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:58am
The Monroe County Herald Team of the Week is the Sparta Red U10 softball team.
Sparta Red is part of the Parks and Recreation Department U10 Tomah-cooperative league. They play games in either Tomah or Sparta every Tuesday and hold practice on Thursday.
There are currently 11 girls on the team. The...
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:10am
National Truck and Tractor Pull something to ponder over the next few months.
Birkholz, 20, whose family farms near Wilton, competed in the 8,500 light pro stock class at the Tomah pull during the Friday afternoon session at Recreation Park.
It was the first time the class was offered at Tomah. As...
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...