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More than 800 archers will be on hand this weekend to compete at the Rinehart R100 shoot at the Sparta Rod and Gun Club. Herald file photo.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:30am
It’s the premier archery shoot of its kind – and it’s headed for Sparta this weekend. The Rinehart R100  - dubbed The Greatest Archery Shoot In The World – will return to the Sparta Rod and Gun Club Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30. The shoot is entering its 12th year in Sparta after a brief...
Tomah’s Madison Lindauer (center) drives the ball past the outstretched hands of two opponents during a 16-team tournament at Black River Falls. The Lady Timberwolves finished second in their pool, but turned it up a notch in the final round to capture the team title with a 2-1 victory over Hillsboro. Herald photo by Delaney Schaller.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Because they’re played in the off-season, summer league sports are sometimes less intense than those contested during the regular high school season. But don’t tell that to Teri Derousseau and the Tomah High School volleyball team. The Lady Timberwolf spikers brought all kinds of intensity to the...
Lady Cardinal spiker Cora Kostuch (center) blasts a spike past a pair of Viroqua opponents during Friday’s summer volleyball tournament at Black River Falls. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:58am
Bangor won its pool and posted a top-eight finish in a summer volleyball tournament in Black River Falls Friday. The Lady Cardinal spikers finished with a 4-2 mark in pool play and advanced to the quarterfinals, before falling to eventual champion Tomah in the varsity tourney. Bangor opened play in...
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...
Josh Knoll
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. He’s...
Umpire Clarence Justin and Tomah teammates Sam Shamhart (left) and Zoey Ludeking (right) look on, as Stix third baseman Emma Van Teese (middle) is late in making the tag on Sparta’s Madasen Lund during last week’s summer league softball doubleheader at Sparta Memorial Park. The Lady Spartan nine came away with a sweep in the home twinbill, edging Tomah 7-3 in the opener, before rolling to a 16-0 victory in the nightcap. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
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...
Thirteen-year-old Maddy Kline swims the 50-meter breaststroke during the Tomah Torpedoes Swim Team season-opener at La Crescent June 24. Despite some chilly weather, Kline and her Torpedo teammates turned in stellar performances at the meet. Contributed photo.
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. “The...
Former Badger basketball standout Brian Butch was in Sparta last week hosting a boys basketball camp. Above - Butch puts a little defensive pressure on Spartan senior Wes Yahnke (left). Herald photos by Logan Myhre.
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...
A Holmen runner heads to third as Sparta Juniors shortstop Nick Church (right) zeros in on a ground ball during Friday’s American Legion baseball game at Sparta Memorial Park. Holmen jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first and held off a late Sparta rally to score a 5-4 victory. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
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,...


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