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Sparta’s Madisynn Bolen escapes a tag at home as Aquinas catcher Alyssa Brickson bobbles the ball. Bolen scored on an inside the park home run in the first inning of Tuesday’s season opener. Payton Jones would follow with her own inside the park score in the very next at bat. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Sparta softball’s return to action on the diamond ended in a picture-perfect way - a walk off single to upset perennial postseason and Mississippi Valley Conference power, Aquinas. The storybook ending, however, is hopefully just the beginning for better things for the Spartans. “Quite frankly, I...

Bangor’s Nathan Crenshaw sends the ball over his line and through the uprights on his first extra point try in last week’s win at Brookwood. took a chance on football after growing up playing soccer and has accepted an offer to continue playing football at Ripon College next year. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
Nate Crenshaw would have never imagined in middle school that his passion for soccer would lead him to a college football career. Prior to his junior year of high school, Crenshaw had never played competitive football in his life. But the decision to give football a try in 2019 has led him down a...
Sparta’s Chris Jacobs has been one of the most consistent parts of the Spartan offense this season. Jacbos enters the final week of play with a 15-16 mark in point-after-touchdown kicks. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
The kickers on the football team seem to always have the easiest job at practice. They come to practice knowing for most of the day they won’t be running routes or doing tackling drills but will be kicking the ball in between the goal posts as much as they can without even breaking a sweat. The...

Sparta’s Abe Eide makes a break to the outside after catching a pass during Friday’s game with Superior. Eide’s reception went for 11 yards. Herald photo by Jameson Anderson.
In what was the Sparta seniors’ last home game as Spartans, the contest came down to the wire but didn’t end in favor of the home team. In a hard fought overtime thriller, Superior came out on top as 22-21 victors over the Spartans. The first score of this game didn’t come until late in the first...

Cashton’s Tyson Menzynski (22) leads a jubilant group of Eagles that includes Jacob Huntzicker (8), James Hundt (21) and Colin O’Neil (7) in celebration following a narrow 7-6 win at Royall Friday night. Cashton improved to 5-0 for the first time this century with the win and will face Bangor (4-0) Friday night for control of the Scenic Bluffs Conference. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
It took plenty of mental fortitude and execution in the game’s biggest moments, but the Cashton Eagles now sport a 5-0 record on the season. In a defensive slugfest to end all defensive slugfests, it was Cashton (5-0 overall, 5-0 Scenic Bluffs) who escaped with a 7-6 win over Royall (4-1, 4-1) in...

The Bangor offensive line (pictured) will face a test this week when they square off against Brookwood. Brookwood may be coming off a 44-7 loss to Royall, but held the undefeated Panthers to their lowest rushing totals of the season. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
One could forgive you if you can’t quite remember the last time the Bangor football team was dealt a loss in Scenic Bluffs play. The date was October 18, 2013, when the Cardinals closed their regular season with a 40-21 loss to Brookwood to drop to 3-4 in conference play on the year. Redshirt...

The Cashton football team is off to a 4-0 start during the alt-fall season. The Eagles were 5-5 in 2019 after going 0-9 in 2018. Cashton will travel to Royall (4-0) Friday night for a meeting of undefeated teams. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
This Friday, for the first time since the opening week of the 2021 alt-fall football season, the Cashton football team will be playing a meaningful game. The Eagles, which opened the year against conference rival Brookwood, have taken care of business up to this point in time, but will face their...

Cashton’s Dylan Bayer jukes New Lisbon’s Jon Olson during a play in Friday’s game. Bayer pulled in a touchdown pass in the third quarter during the Eagles’ 22-0 second half scoring run. Herald photo by Jenny Schendel.
Cashton’s perfect record appeared to be in some trouble at halftime against winless New Lisbon, but a tighter performance in the second half helped the Eagles improve to 4-0 on the season. The other two unbeaten teams remaining in the Scenic Bluffs Conference — Bangor and Royall — also kept their...

Sparta’s Matt Biever lands on top of Holmen’s Troy Knutson while making a catch in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game. Biever would maintain his balance, avoid spin off of Knutson to add a few extra yards to his recpetion before being tackled. Biever finished with two catches for 52 yards. The Spartan offense as a whole, however, was held to just over 200 total yards in a 41-21 loss Friday night. Herald photo by Nate Beier.
In a normal season, Friday’s match with Holmen would have been a high caliber, conference rivalry game for Sparta. However, as none of the games this spring count towards a conference championship, this year’s matchup becomes just another mundane note in the series between the Spartans and Vikings...

Cashton’s Faith Hemmersbach and Adelynn Hyatt (center) and Kati Steinhoff and Karolyn Kirking (right) share a final embrace during the awards presentation following the Eagles’ 3-1 loss to Royall Tuesday night. Herald photos by Nate Beier.
Luke Lukaszewski’s first season as Cashton’s head varsity volleyball coach saw the Eagles reach heights uncommon for the program that brought them within reach of a historic win. In the end, they fell agonizingly short of securing the first state tournament berth in program history, instead...

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