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Dominance in the trenches made up for some special teams miscues and lifted Sparta to a 35-25 nonconference victory on the gridiron at Westby Friday night. The Spartans controlled the line of scrimmage all night, picking up nearly 400 yards on the ground, but a short punt and a pair of long punt...
To say that this week was a big one for Austin Erickson would be an understatement. The three-time Mississippi Valley Conference Golfer of the Year won his first Wisconsin Professional Golfers Association Juniors Tournament of the season on Saturday. Two days later, the Sparta senior made a verbal...
Before Madison Lindauer steps away from her prep basketball career, she will add another exclamation point. The 2019 Mississippi Valley Conference girls hoops Player of the Year, Lindauer has been selected to play in the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game next weekend. She is...
Toto was nowhere to be found, but the Tomah boys golf team may have been clicking its heels a bit at Hiawatha Golf Club after capturing its first Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regional title in 33 years Tuesday. The last time the Timberwolves won a regional they were known as the...
For as long as he can remember, Jared Rickert has been a part of wrestling in Sparta. The 2007 Spartan graduate first took to the mat in the first grade, and what followed was one of the most prolific wrestling careers in Sparta history. Rickert was a three-time state qualifier for Sparta,...
All the Cardinal cagers could do was watch. Tom Nystrom’s buzzer-beater flew through the air and settled in the bottom of the net as time ran out Friday, propelling Marshfield Columbus Catholic to a thrilling 69-66 victory over Bangor in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 5...
All the Cardinal cagers could do was watch. Tom Nystrom’s buzzer-beater flew through the air and settled in the bottom of the net as time ran out Friday, propelling Marshfield Columbus Catholic to a thrilling 69-66 victory over Bangor in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 5...
When Bangor hits the hardwood for its Friday-morning state semifinal with Marshfield Columbus Catholic at the Kohl Center in Madison, it will be like looking in a mirror. Like the defending Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 5 state champion Cardinals, Columbus likes to push...
If things fall right in Friday’s Division 5 state semifinal match-ups between Bangor and Marshfield Columbus Catholic and Chippewa Falls McDonell Catholic Central and Sheboygan Lutheran, the Cards could be looking at a familiar foe in Saturday’s championship game. Semifinal wins by Bangor and...
Opening the season with a team that lost 10 seniors – including three 1,000-point scorers – not to mention a new head coach, nobody expected defending Division 5 state champion Bangor to make a run similar to that of last season. The Cardinals would be a solid team for sure, but another state...

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