Sports

The Sparta hockey team is coming off a rough week after dropping a pair of nonconference games last week. The Spartans suffered a lopsided 10-1 loss to La Crescent at Sparta Ice Arena Thursday, before falling 5-3 at DeForest Saturday. Sparta 1, La Crescent 10 Sparta got off to a slow start and...
The Sparta Meadowview Middle School grapplers wrestled in high gear when they took to the mat to compete in the Neillsville Team Duals Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5. The tournament consisted of eight teams spilt into a pair of four-team pools who battled for a spot in the championship round at the...
Freshman Jon Bailey captured an individual title to lead the Spartan wrestling team to an 11th place finish at the 25-team Battle of the Bay at Bayport High School Saturday. Bailey, who posted four wins to capture the 113-pound title, was one of four Spartans to earn top three finishes. Bailey...
Tomah recorded seven pins and won 10 of 14 matches to open its Mississippi Valley Conference wrestling season with a 54-19 pounding of La Crosse Central Thursday night. Ben Venner opened the match with a 10-2 victory over Central’s A.J. Bell at 220 pounds to give Tomah an early 3-0 lead. Zach...
The Bangor, Cashton and Brookwood girls basketball teams all opened their Scenic Bluffs Conference scheduled with victories last week. Bangor topped Necedah 47-25, Cashton doubled up on Wonewoc-Center 60-39 and Brookwood thumped New Lisbon 66-31 in SBC action Thursday night. Bangor 47, Necedah 25...
Collin Gartner, Autumn Glover and Alex Meinhardt each recorded a pin Tuesday, lifting the Sparta junior varsity wrestling team to a 45-21 thumping of Blair-Taylor in nonconference action at Alton Ask Gymnasium. The Spartans also took advantage of four forfeits by the Wildcats, who only had...
The Sparta High School dance team got its competitive season off to a solid start over the weekend with a pair of first-place finishes at the Timberwolves Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday. The Lady Spartans took first in the pom category and earned the highest overall score in the...
The Fort McCoy Total Force Swim Team traveled to Merrill Dec. 5 to compete in its fourth meet of the season. A total of 15 swimmers attended the meet and were able to capture six first-place finishes, 10 second-place finishes and eight third-place finishes. This was a very strong showing...
Cashton opened with three straight pins and recorded a total of six en route to a 45-28 victory over Brookwood in Scenic Bluffs Conference wrestling action at Brookwood Tuesday night. The Eagles won seven of 14 matches and earned a forfeit, while the Falcons picked up five wins – four of which were...
Sophomore Emma Wittmershaus scored a game-high 15 points Monday, leading Bangor to a lopsided 60-37 victory over Arcadia in nonconference girls basketball action on the Cardinals’ home floor. Bangor used a balanced scoring attack to open up a 28-19 lead at intermission, then poured it on in the...

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