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Luke who? That was the question the Ithaca football team was surely asking during Friday’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 Level 3 playoff game at Bangor. A Bulldog defense, focused on stopping Bangor powerhouse running back Andrew Piske, found out that the Cardinals have...
To hear Kirk Lebakken tell the story – coaching is in his blood. In fact, the 33-year old SAILS Charter School teacher can’t envision a time when he won’t be coaching. “I was born a coach,” said Lebakken, who was introduced as Sparta’s new softball coach during a meet and greet at the high school...
A trio of Lady Spartan linksters have been named to the 2015 all-Mississippi Valley Conference girls golf team. Senior Becca Yahnke landed a spot on the all-MVC second team, while her sister, sophomore Ginny Yahnke, landed on the honorable mention squad. Senior Laney Sullivan was honored as well,...
Five members of the Sparta High School volleyball team earned all-Mississippi Valley Conference honors for their performance on the court this season. Senior Jackie Page led the way for the Lady Spartan spikers when she earned a spot on the all-MVC first team. Page led the Lady Spartan spikers with...
Something’s gotta give. That will be the prevailing theme Friday night, when Scenic Bluffs Conference powerhouse Bangor meets Ridge and Valley Conference champion Ithaca on the gridiron in the third round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 football playoffs. The fourth...
Freshman Taylor Winterton made the best of her moment on the big stage Saturday, finishing in the top half of a large field at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Cross Country Championships. Winterton, who advanced to state with a fourth-place finish at the Oct. 24...
Bangor’s Andrew Piske usually does his damage carrying the football, but Friday night he fueled a second-half defensive shutout of Hillsboro to help the Cardinals move on to Level 3 of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 football playoffs. The Cardinal defense held the...
A slow start proved to be fatal for the Falcons Friday night, as Brookwood dug itself an early hole on its way to a 32-14 loss to Melrose-Mindoro in Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 6 football playoff action. The host Mustangs scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first...
Royall came up just short in its bid for a berth in the state volleyball tournament. The Scenic Bluffs Conference champion Panthers suffered a 3-1 loss to Southwestern in Saturday’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 4 sectional finals at Onalaska Luther High School. Royall...
Taylor Winterton was on everyone’s radar as a middle school cross country runner. The Sparta freshman showed a great deal of potential as a young harrier, but sometimes potential doesn’t pan out. But that’s not the case for Winterton, who just last week qualified for the Wisconsin Interscholastic...

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