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Despite a strong showing, the Sparta boys cross country team fell short of a trip to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state meet. The Spartans finished fourth at Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 sectional in Black River Falls, coming up just two places shy of a state berth. It marked...
There was good news for two of four area teams in the opening round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoffs Friday night. Bangor and Brookwood both posted big Level 1 victories to keep their post-season runs alive, but the season came to an end for both Cashton and...
There were plenty of ups and downs and peaks and valleys Thursday night, but when the dust settled in West Salem Thursday night, the Lady Spartans spikers came up just short in their upset bid against the top-seeded Panthers in Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 volleyball...
The Lady Spartan spikers recorded a dozen blocks and 41 kills Tuesday, en route to a 3-1 victory over La Crosse Logan in the opening round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 volleyball regional at Sparta’s Alton Ask Gymnasium. The match - the fourth time the two teams...
The Sparta Middle School cross country teams hosted a large invitational at Meadowview Tuesday afternoon. Sparta’s middle school boys varsity team earned a fifth-place finish in the 11-team invite, while the girls varsity squad landed in ninth place. In middle school junior varsity action, the...
The season may be over for the Spartans, but four area grid squads will be in action Friday night for the opening round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association football playoffs. Scenic Bluffs Conference champion Bangor will but its perfect record on the line in a Division 7 Level 1...
Sirrus Bier and Jayden Raymer each scored a touchdown, lifting the Sparta junior varsity football team to a 14-8 win over Holmen in Mississippi Valley Conference action at Memorial Field Monday. Raymer’s touchdown came midway through the fourth quarter, erasing a two-point deficit to give the young...
Sparta erased a two-touchdown deficit to score a come-from-behind victory over Holmen in Mississippi Valley Conference freshman football action at Memorial Field. Sparta trailed 18-6 early in the second half, but rallied to score a pair of touchdowns and a safety to pull off a 22-18 win over the...
There will be few secrets left when Sparta hosts La Crosse Logan in the opening round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 volleyball regional at Alton Ask Gymnasium Tuesday night. The 7 p.m. match-up of Mississippi Valley Conference rivals will mark the fourth time the...
The Viking offense poured it on in the opening half Friday, scoring five unanswered touchdowns en route to a 41-12 victory over Sparta in Mississippi Valley Conference football action at Holmen. The victory gave Holmen a share of the 2015 MVC title with La Crosse Logan. Zac Rusk ignited the Vikings...

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