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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,...
The Monroe County Herald Team of the Week is the Sparta Red U10 fastpitch softball squad. Front row, from left - Kaydence Erickson, Ella Hagen, Anika Kirchhoff, Elexa Jones, Leah Modjeski and Izzy Mickelson. Back row, from left – Head coach Tim Dearman, Stella LaRock, Ayrahel Dearman, Makayla Blount, Olivia Shepard, Venessa Janzan and assistant coach Daryl Blount. Herald photo by Logan Myhre.
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...
Collin Birkholz of Wilton on his way to a first-place finish in the 8,500 pound light pro stock tractor class with his International 1456 at the 42nd at the Budweiser Dairyland Grand National Truck and Tractor Pull in Recreation Park Friday night.. It was the first time Birkholz competed in Tomah. Contributed photo.
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...
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...
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.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:23am
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. Sparta fell behind early, but rallied in the fourth frame to pull within a run of the lead,...
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.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:22am
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. They play games on Tuesdays and Thursdays as part of the 11U lower division in the Coulee Region Sports League. There are no...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:14am
The Tomah High School clay shooting team will travel to Rome Saturday in the same position it found itself in 2016. Tomah finished second in the final competition week in Class A - Conference 7 this year behind Boscobel High School. The same position for Tomah in 2016, but Tomah was on top of its...
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.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:07am
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. The Timberwolves were successful in avoiding a blow-up inning all season long, successfully holding their opponents to one or two-...
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.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:03am
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). Cheyenne Check, an eighth-grader at Queen of the Apostles School in...

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