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Bangor’s Sam Wittmershaus delivers a pitch in the fourth inning of Monday’s game with Necedah. Bangor won 12-0 as Wittmershaus completed a no-hitter against the rival Cardinals. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
The Bangor baseball team heads into this season looking to defend the Scenic Bluffs title they won in 2019. They’ll be hard-pressed to find a better pitching performance in league play this year than the one they got in their conference opener. Necedah hitters had no luck solving Sam Wittmershaus,...

Sparta’s Morgan Intihar dribbles the ball during a recent game. Herald photo by Jameson Anderson.
The Sparta girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season last Saturday at the Menomonie quadrangular and followed with another on Monday at Mauston. According to first year head coach Amy Russ, the recent victories are nothing but confidence boosters for a team of inexperienced players...

Tomah’s Hunter Neumann chips his way on to the first green during Monday’s MVC meet at Hiawatha Golf Course in Tomah. Neumann led all players with a 73 and the Tomah team moved into first place in league standings with a first place finish. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
The Mississippi Valley Conference boys varsity golf teams packed their golf bags and took their talents to Tomah to play at Hiawatha Golf Club on Monday. After the round of 18 was over, Tomah took the number one spot in the meet finishing with 306 team points. Onalaska finished in 2nd with 309...

Bangor’s Dawson Daines makes a break for first after connecting with a pitch for a hit in Saturday’s game with Westby. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
After a season away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangor baseball returned this past weekend. The Cardinals (1-1) kicked off their 2021 campaign by splitting a pair of games at a varsity tournament in Westby Saturday, May 8. They began their afternoon with a 5-2 victory over Fennimore. A Chase...

Jaylin Rezin beat the throw to second to put herself in scoring position. Herald photo by Bob Kliebenstein.
A consecutive dose of Mississippi Valley Conference action has the Tomah Timberwolves sitting at 3-4 after last week. On Thursday Tomah dropped a 7-3 game to the Holmen Vikings. Tomah rebounded Friday with a clutch 6-4 win against La Crosse Aquinas. Both games were played at Gerke Field in Tomah....
It had all the drama Tomah and Sparta fans and players could ask for in a cross-county rivalry. The Tomah Timberwolves baseball team hung on for a nail biting 6-5 victory over the Sparta Spartans Thursday, May 6 at Senz Field in Tomah. Tomah jumped out to a 4-1 lead by the second inning before...

Lauren Noth casually strolls into home during the fourth inning on Tuesday’s contest. Herald photos by Jameson Anderson.
A seven-hit fifth inning - as well as a bit of good fortune - helped the Tomah softball team score 8 runs in what would be the final frame of Tuesday’s first meeting between the two teams in 2021. In all, Tomah would finish with a 17-0 victory over their cross-county rivals to end a three-game...
When talking about unsung heroes in sports, few groups of players fit the bill more perfectly than linemen in football. They aren’t the players most likely to grab headlines or find the end zone, but their unheralded dirty work in the trenches is the pivotal piece through which everything else runs...

Bangor’s Hank Reader rejoices after a Tanner Jones touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Jones’ score with 18 seconds left in the game would prove to be the game-winner as the Cardinals earned a 34-28 victory over rival Cashton and a share of this year’s conference title. Herald photos by Nate Beier.
The Bangor football program has now won seven consecutive Scenic Bluffs championships without picking up a single loss along the way. To clinch a share of their latest league title, the Cardinals had to survive the biggest scare of their ongoing 42-game conference winning streak. The Cardinals (6-0...

Sparta’s Corbin Hauser scored his third touchdown on a kick return in Friday’s win at Eau Claire North. Sparta set a single season record with 5 kickoff returns for scores this year. Herald photo by Nate Beier
In the last game of the “unnatural” spring football season and for the seniors on the Sparta football their last game in the Sparta Spartan uniform, it was a fun one to say the least. The Spartans ended their spring season with a beat down of Eau Claire North holding a 52-28 advantage when the...

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