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The Sparta varsity reserve boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season over the past two weeks, capturing wins in four of five games. The young Spartans started the run with a 63-62 overtime win at Onalaska Luther, before edging La Crosse Aquinas 63-60 in its Mississippi Valley...
Freshman Jon Bailey won five straight matches to earn an individual title and lead Sparta to a third-place finish at the annual Bi-State Classic wrestling tournament at the La Crosse Center last week. Bailey was one of four Spartan grapplers to place in the large tourney hosted by Holmen High...
Sparta built an early lead and held on down the stretch in a sometimes wild 40-35 victory over Viroqua last week. Spartan head coach Antone Laufenberg described the game as “chaotic” – with 49 turnovers and 45 fouls between the Lady Spartans and the Blackhawks. Sparta was able to forge a 21-17 lead...
Tomah parlayed a trio of top-tens into a 12th place finish in the annual Bi-State Classic wrestling tournament at the La Crosse Center last week. Casey Curran led the way for the Timberwolves with an eighth-place finish at the 58-team tournament, while Hunter Pierce and Jack Hessil both finished in...
An injury to its leading scorer left Sparta shorthanded, and likely played a big role in back-to-back losses at a holiday tournament in West Salem last week. Playing without junior Caleb Schauf most of the tourney, the Spartans were beaten 77-53 by Melrose-Mindoro in the opener, before falling 97-...
Tomah jumped out to an early lead and held on in the second half to score a 55-40 victory over West Salem in nonconference boys basketball action at Tomah High School Tuesday night. The victory gave the Timberwolves their first victory of the season and snapped the five-game losing streak that...
The Lady Spartan gymnasts opened up their 2015-16 season over the weekend at an invitational meet in Baraboo. Although no results were available from head coach Pagee Finley, team members said Sparta performed well, with several Lady Spartans recording personal best scores on their respective...
There were no team scores kept at Friday’s Wisconsin Dells Duals junior varsity wrestling tournament, but a look at the individual standings reveals that Sparta’s jayvee grapplers dominated the event. Six Spartan wrestlers earned individual titles at the Dells Duals, while six others finished in...
The Eagles took advantage of 11 forfeits Tuesday to roll to a rare shutout in Scenic Bluffs Conference wrestling action at Cashton. Cashton won the only two contested matches, rolling to a 78-0 victory over Royall. Eagle Gabe Anderson pinned Royall’s Joseph Sugden in the third period of the 152...
A big first-half run erased a slow start and lifted Sparta to a 43-38 win over La Crosse Logan in Mississippi Valley Conference girls basketball action at Alton Ask Gymnasium Friday night. The Lady Spartans struggled out of the gate in the MVC opener for both teams, allowing the Rangers to open up...

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