Sports

Freshman Austin Erickson carded five birdies on his way to a four-over-par 76, leading the Sparta boys golf team to a first-place finish in Monday’s Mississippi Valley Conference match at Forest Hills Golf Course. Erickson fired back-to-back, two-over-par rounds of  38 on the front and back nine on...
Bangor picked up a big road win at Cashton to remain perfect and Brookwood outlasted Hillsboro in a pair of Scenic Bluffs Conference softball games Monday night. The Bangor Cardinals picked up a 2-1 extra-inning win over the Cashton Eagles in a battle of unbeaten teams, while the Brookwood Falcons...
Kyle Kroener’s two-run single erased a one-run deficit and lifted the red hot Tomah baseball team to its fourth Mississippi Valley Conference win in a row. Kroener’s bases-loaded single in the fifth inning gave the Timberwolves a 2-1 lead en route to a 3-1 victory at Onalaska. While Kroener...
It all happened so fast. One minute, Aiden Carney was sitting in a turkey blind trying to call in a big gobbler – the next thing you know, the Sparta 12-year old had downed a big tom. “I didn’t really have time to be nervous,” said Carney of his first-time turkey harvest. Carney, the son of David...
The Sparta High School boys track and field team turned it up a notch this week with a second-place finish at Tuesday’s Onalaska Luther Knight Invite. The Lady Spartan thinclads competed in the meet as well, coming in ninth place in the girls team standings. Sparta Boys Four firsts and four runner-...
The Brookwood High School track and filed team is coming off a pair of solid performances in two invitational meets this week. The Lady Falcons were stellar on Monday night, capturing the team title in the Lee Griffin Invitational at Kickapoo, while the Brookwood boys finished fifth at the 11-team...
The Tomah Lady Timberwolves scored back-to-back goals in the final five minutes Tuesday to score a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Lady Spartan strikers in Mississippi Valley Conference girls soccer action at Sparta High School. The loss was a tough one for Sparta, which held a one-goal lead...
Sparta recovered from a slow start with s strong second half, as the Lady Spartan strikers upended La Crosse Logan 2-1 in Mississippi Valley Conference girls soccer action at Sparta High School Thursday night. Both teams went scoreless over the opening 45-minute half, before Sparta was able to...
The Lady Spartan softball team put together its best effort of the season Thursday night, but a couple of big innings lifted La Crosse Logan to a 7-1 victory over Sparta in Mississippi Valley Conference softball action at Memorial Park. Sparta’s defense was solid throughout. Starting pitcher Ally...
A Sparta native made his mark on the high school basketball scene in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this year. Steamboat Springs senior point guard Ethan Riniker, the son of former Spartans Wade and Lisa Riniker and grandson of Sparta’s Kay Schneider, was named 2016-17 Western Slope League Player of...

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