Sports

Sparta came out on the short end in a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference junior varsity hockey games with cross-county rival Tomah last week. The Timberwolves handed Sparta a 5-2 loss at Sparta Ice Arena on Tuesday night, before scoring a 1-0 victory over the young Spartan skaters at Tomah...
A second-half scoring slump sank the Lady Spartan cagers in a nonconference basketball game at Sparta last week. Sparta held a one-point lead at the half, but managed to score only a dozen second-half points in a 58-43 loss to Prairie du Chien at Alton Ask Gymnasium. The Lady Spartans found...
The date may have been a bit off, but the meeting between Bangor and Alma-Pepin was included on the Cardinals’ MAXPREPS website schedule before the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoffs were set to begin. And why not? The Eagles were the team that knocked Bangor from the...
West Salem’s full-court pressure was too much to handle for the Lady Spartan cagers Thursday night. The Panthers forced 30 turnovers en route to a 53-32 victory over the Spartans, spoiling Sparta’s season and home opener at Alton Ask Gymnasium. “There were a lot of turnovers – that was our main...
Lady Spartan seniors Elsa McPherson and Kira Schaitel have been named to the 2015 all-Mississippi Valley Conference girls tennis team for their performance on the court this season. McPherson, who played No. 1 singles for Sparta this season, earned a spot on the all-MVC honorable mention team,...
State qualifier Taylor Winterton led a contingent of four Lady Spartan harriers who landed a spot on the all-Mississippi Valley Conference girls cross country team. Winterton, a freshman, earned a spot on the all-MVC first team after finishing in the top seven in the MVC championship race in mid-...
A pair of Spartan harriers landed a spot on the 2015 all-Mississippi Valley Conference boys cross country team. Junior Caleb Pokorny earned his way onto the all-MVC honorable mention squad after a solid performance at the Mississippi Valley Conference Cross Country Championships in mid-October....
A thrilling fourth-quarter comeback kept Melrose-Mindoro’s post-season run alive Saturday, as the Mustangs erased a three-point deficit to earn a hard-fought 21-17 victory over Pecatonica-Argyle in the third round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 6 football playoffs....
Bangor’s defense stepped to the plate in a big way last week, fueling a 32-8 victory over previously unbeaten Ithaca in the third round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 7 football playoffs. The Cardinal defenders are likely to take center stage again this weekend, when...

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