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Sparta shot a sizzling 48 percent from the field Thursday night, fueling the Lady Spartans to a 49-46 upset victory over Wisconsin Dells in nonconference girls basketball action at Alton Ask Gymnasium. Sparta led at intermission, but trailed midway through the second half, before rallying down the...
Tomah recorded five pins – including four in a row – to open ins 1025-16 wrestling campaign with a 37-26 nonconference victory over Mauston Thursday night. The Timberwolves built an early lead in the home match at Tomah High School , then held on down the stretch to secure the hard-fought victory....
The Total Force Fort McCoy swim team traveled to Chippewa Falls on Nov. 21 to compete in the second meet of the season. The team sent 24 swimmers to compete, and the athletes were excited to get into the pool. The swimmers made their mark with 11 first-place finishes, 11 second-place finishes, and...
Junior Dominic Leis scored a pair of goals and sophomore Nathan Thompson recorded 41 saves Tuesday, as Sparta edged Holmen-Aquinas 4-3 to score its first Mississippi Valley Conference boys hockey win in four seasons. Leis scored a shorthanded goal in the third period to break a 3-3 deadlock and...
Ilayna Long was likely showered with presents she loved on her 18th birthday Wednesday. But perhaps the highlight of the day for the Tomah senior is when she signed a National Letter of Intent to play women’s golf at Upper Iowa University. Long, who’s been playing golf since the sixth grade, said...
Taren Hall had an answer for everything Tuesday night. Sparta did its best to battle back after a slow start, but the Mauston junior seemed to come up with a big basket or a big play every time the Spartans looked to be closing the gap. Hall poured in a game-high 31 points, including a trio of...
Fennimore finished with four straight wins – including two by pin – to spoil the season opener for the Sparta wrestling team Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles dominated the upper weight classes, erasing a 26-16 deficit to score a 35-26 victory over the Spartans in nonconference action at Fennimore....
Last year was one of the best on record for the Sparta High School wrestling team. First-year head coach Mike Roddick’s grapplers swept through the Mississippi Valley Conference schedule to capture their second straight league championship, then won Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association...
It may not be the norm when it comes to coaching situations – but it suits Mike Roddick and Jared Rickert just fine. Roddick, who led the Sparta wrestling team to a Mississippi Valley Conference championship and a berth in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Team Tournament...
Caleb Schauf scored 13 points in the final eight minutes Tuesday, leading Sparta to a 50-45 victory in nonconference boys basketball action at Adams-Friendship. Schauf converted a pair of old-fashioned three-point plays and made three of four free throws in the final 1:32 to help the Spartan cagers...

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