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The Sparta freshman football team picked up a pair of big Mississippi Valley Conference wins over the past two weeks, thumping La Crosse Aquinas 50-12 on Oct. 1 and edging cross-county rival Tomah 22-14 Thursday. Sparta 22, Tomah 14 Luke Wendorf's 39-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds lifted...
Sparta rallied from a 2-1 deficit Tuesday night, outlasting Central 3-2 in Mississippi Valley Conference volleyball action at Central. The Lady Spartans struggled after opening with a first–set victory, dropping the second and third games to fall behind 2-1, before they bounced back to win the...
It’s been a long time since a gridiron match-up between Sparta and Tomah took on more significance than just your average high school football rivalry. Make no mistake about it, the Sparta-Tomah rivalry is a great one, but when the Spartans and the Timberwolves meet under the Friday night lights...
Sparta’s post-season run on the golf course came to an end Monday, as the Lady Spartan linksters finished eighth in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 regionals at Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah. Sparta finished with one of its best team scores of the season with a 408, but...
It may have taken an uncharacteristic performance for Kendall Johnson to realize her full potential, but when she finally became comfortable on the Nebraska ice, the 14-year old Sparta figure skater came out on top – twice! Johnson, a freshman at Sparta High School, turned some heads over the...
You could hear the roar from several holes away, and the smile on Ilayna Long’s face as she approached the final hole at Hiawatha Golf Club Monday was a reminder to everyone watching that the Tomah High School senior had just done something extraordinary. Long sank a hole-in-one on No. 16 to fuel a...
The Spartan harriers continued to show they are among the top cross country teams in the area Tuesday, turning in stellar performances at the Black River Falls Invitational. Both the Sparta boys and girls teams ran to a third-place finish in the 13-team invite at Skyline Golf Course. Sparta Girls A...
While the biggest gridiron game in the area this weekend is likely the Mississippi Valley Conference battle between cross-county rivals Sparta and Tomah, there are a couple of important match-ups in the Scenic Bluffs Conference as well. League-leading Bangor hosts New Lisbon under the Friday Night...
A pair of early first-half goals lifted Central to a 2-1 victory over Sparta in Mississippi Valley Conference boys soccer action at Field for Kids in La Crosse Tuesday night. Aarom Brum got things started for Central, scoring off an assist by Austin Helgerson to give the Red Raiders a 1-0 advantage...
The 2015 season came to an end for the Sparta girls tennis team Monday, as the Lady Spartan netters failed to come up with a victory at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sub-sectional in Tomah. Mississippi Valley Conference champion La Crosse Central won the nine-team sub-sectional...

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