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A stellar late-season run by Garet Pfaff (right) earned the Sparta senior his first-ever berth in the state wrestling tournament. Herald photo by Shellie Von Ruden.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:51am
Four area grapplers will hit the mat this (Thursday) afternoon to kick-off their run in the 2019 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Individual State Wrestling Championships. Sparta seniors Jon Bailey and Garet Pfaff, Tomah junior Marques Fritsche and Brookwood senior James Gjefle are...
There will be colorful displays of ice fishing creativity on two area lakes over the next Saturdays.  As of last weekend there was a modest number of ice shanties on Lake Tomah. That figure will likely spike this weekend with the Tomah-Warrens Sportsman's fisheree Saturday, Feb. 9. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:19am
One of the silver linings about a polar vortex. Its conditions help make sure ice conditions are ideal for ice fishing. That's good news for organizers of the Tomah-Warrens Sportsman's Alliance Fisheree on Lake Tomah and the Eagles Nest Community Service Fisheree, hosted by Eagle's Nest Resort,...
Sparta senior Luke Wendorf (34) uses a stiff arm to get past a Blugold defender, as teammate Adam McKee (19) looks on during a Mississippi Valley Conference football game against La Crosse Aquinas earlier this season. Wendorf, who spent most of his junior season recovering from a devastating knee injury, had a breakout game with 135 yards and a touchdown in last week’s 33-14 playoff victory over New Richmond. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:38am
When Spartan senior Luke Wendorf sacked Central quarterback Johnny Davis late in the fourth quarter to seal Sparta’s 17-12 victory over the Red Raiders in late September, it was a sure sign the comeback was complete. Not Sparta’s comeback, but that of Wendorf, who two years earlier suffered a...
Bangor used its depth to outlast Brookwood 53-34 in Monday’s match-up between the only two unbeaten girls basketball teams in the Scenic Bluffs Conference. Above - Bangor’s Emma Wittmershaus (23) takes a little jump hook amidst a sea of Lady Falcons, including (from left) Kate Hyatt (21), Allyson Nelson, Cassidy Green (22), Amy Berg (3) and Angel Brueggen (10).
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:09am
It was all about the depth - Bangor had it, Brookwood didn’t And it was that depth that fueled the Lady Cardinals to a 53-34 victory over the Lady Falcons in a battle between the only two remaining unbeaten girls basketball teams in the Scenic Bluffs Conference. Brookwood hung with the defending-...
Sparta’s Laney Schell (32) drives past Madison Eberhardt of Black River Falls (right) in the first half of Friday’s girls basketball game at Alton Ask Gym. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:06am
Sparta recovered from a slow start with a big second half to upend Black River Falls 63-43 in nonconference girls basketball action at Alton Ask Gymnasium Tuesday night. The win snapped a two-game losing skid for the Lady Spartan cagers, who picked up their third win during a recent five-game home...
Cashton’s Isaac Hemmersbach (right) cuts off a passing lane as a La Farge opponent looks to nake a pass. Herald photo by Jenny Schendel.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:47am
A 32-point performance from sophomore Kristt Hilden and a stellar effort on the defensive end of the hardwood propelled Cashton to its second win in three games Tuesday night. Hilden knocked down nine three-pointers to lead the Eagle cagers to an 88-27 drubbing of La Farge in nonconference boys...
Bangor junior Ashlie Lockington (5) dribbles the ball up the floor against defensive pressure from Cashton freshman Adelynn Hyatt (31) during Tuesday’s Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball game at Cashton High School. Herald photo by Jenny Schendel.
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:46am
Bangor bounced back from a weekend loss and Brookwood won its 12th straight in a pair of Scenic Bluffs Conference girls basketball games Tuesday night. The Bangor Lady Cardinals used a big first half to topple Cashton 59-28 in a road game, while Brookwood’s defense was the key to a 55-41 home...
Bangor head coach Rick Muellenberg is all smiles as he shows the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 Football Championship Trophy to his team after Bangor’s 37-14 victory over Black Hawk at Camp Randall Stadium Thursday afternoon. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:02am
Touchdowns on three straight scoring drives to start the second half lifted Bangor to its second Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 State Football Championship in three seasons. The scores came after Black Hawk pulled within two points of the lead early in the second half,...
Lady Spartan sophomore Laney drives to the basket in the first half of last week's 60-39 loss to West Salem at Alton Ask Gymnasium. Herald photo by J.P. Schaller.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:59am
Sparta struggled to take care of the basketball Thursday night in a 60-39 loss at the hands of West Salem in home opener for the Lady Spartans at Alton Ask Gymnasium. The loss was the second straight for Sparta, which suffered a 65-25 loss at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau Tuesday night. Sparta stuck...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:56am
Tomah used a balanced scoring attack to pick up its second straight win with a 60-38 thumping of Menomonie in its girls basketball home opener Friday night. The Lady Timberwolves opened up a 30-20 lead over the Mustangs at the half and used a 30-18 run in the second half to pull away for the easy...


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