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Sparta came up short in a 35-21 Mississippi Valley Conference loss at West Salem last week, but a solid performance in the second half has head coach John Blaha optimistic about this week’s MVC match-up against La Crosse Aquinas. The Spartans battle the Blugolds in a 7 p.m. conference contest at...
Last week was a good one for area football teams, as Cashton, Bangor, Brookwood and Tomah all posted big road wins on the gridiron. Cashton’s win at previously unbeaten Hillsboro shook up the standings in the Scenic Bluffs Conference and Tomah snapped a two-game losing skid with a big Mississippi...
Lady Spartans Gabrielle Nemec and Esperanza Hedrick won one of three matches to place fourth in No. 3 doubles at Monday’s Mississippi Valley Conference girls tennis championships at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Nemec and Hedrick opened the tourney with a 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Tracy...
Sparta struggled from the get-go Tuesday, dropping three straight sets in a 3-0 loss to Onalaska in Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball action at Alton Ask Gymnasium. The loss was the second straight for the Lady Spartan strikers, who defeated the Hilltoppers 3-2 when they two teams met in...
The Sparta boys soccer team earned a tie and suffered a loss in a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference road matches earlier this week. The Spartan strikers battled La Crosse Logan to a 1-1 deadlock in a Monday match that was postponed due to inclement weather earlier this season. A day later,...
Sparta swept all three doubles matches and added a pair of singles wins Thursday, rolling to a 5-2 victory over Black River Falls in nonconference girls tennis action at Meadowview Middle School. The Lady Spartans dominated the doubles competition, as all three Sparta teams picked up easy victories...
A late Panther touchdown stymied Sparta’s hopes of an upset on the gridiron Friday night, as West Salem held on for a 35-21 Mississippi Valley Conference football victory over the Spartans. Sparta trailed 28-7 at the half, but a pair of Spartan touchdowns in the second half cut the deficit to seven...
It was a great Friday night on the road for a quarter of area football teams. Cashton, Brookwood and Bangor all posted big road victories in Scenic Bluffs Conference play and Tomah rolled to a big Mississippi Valley Conference road win at La Crosse Central. Cashton 19, Hillsboro 0 Cashton forced...
Eight Spartan harriers turned in season-best performances Tuesday, leading the Sparta boys and girls cross country teams to stellar finished at the Holmen Invitational. The Sparta boys captured second place at the 12-team invitational, while the Lady Spartan harriers finished third out of 10 teams...
Fourth place in its last two Mississippi Valley Conference matches  led t fourth place in the finals league standings for the Sparta girls golf team this week. The Lady Spartan linksters finished fourth in a nine-hole match at Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah Monday and added a fourth-place finish in...

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