Sports

The element of surprise usually comes in handy, especially when you’re talking about sports. That was the case at La Crosse Logan Tuesday, when the Sparta volleyball team surprised the Rangers with a 3-1 Mississippi Valley Conference road victory. Logan likely came into the match confident after...
Homecoming is always a big game for any high school football team, but Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference match-up between Sparta and Onalaska is bigger in more ways than one. The Spartans haven’t won multiple games in the MVC for a decade, but last week’s 34-20 road win at La Crosse Central...
It’s nearly midway through the season for most high school football teams, which means each and every game is becoming increasingly important for area grid squads. Friday’s slate of games in the Scenic Bluffs conference is no different, especially for Cashton and Brookwood. The Eagles are coming...
It was a clean sweep for the Sparta cross country teams in Tuesday’s Warrior Invitational at Neillsville. The Spartan harriers picked up a pair of huge wins at the Levis-Trow Mounds Recreational Area, capturing first in both the boys and girls races. Sparta Boys Three Spartans finished in the top...
Senior Laney Sullivan finished in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings Monday, leading the Sparta girls golf team in a Mississippi Valley Conference match at Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. Sullivan carded a 12-over-par 48 on the front nine at Forest Hills to lead the Lady...
Sophomore cross country runner Mathias Krein has been named Spartan Athlete of the Week. Mathias, the son of Claus and Kris Krein of Sparta, turned in a personal best time of 20:27.8 Thursday to help the Sparta boys cross country team finish in second place at the Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau...
Sawyer Brown scored on a one-yard touchdown run in the second half to help Sparta erase a 6-0 deficit and defeat La Crosse Central 8-6 in junior varsity football action at Memorial Field Monday. Both teams started slow, as the first half ended in a scoreless tie. The Red Raiders drew first blood,...
The Sparta girls golf team kept pace in the Mississippi Valley Conference race Wednesday, finishing fourth in a pair of league meets at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek. The outing was actually an 18-hole event, but it was broken into two nine-hole MVC matches hosted by Holmen and La Crosse Aquinas....
Senior Coral Jones hammered home 14 kills Tuesday, leading the Sparta volleyball team to its second Mississippi Valley Conference victory of the season. The Lady Spartans spikers hit on better than 90 percent of their serves and turned in a stellar defensive effort en route to a 3-1 victory over...
The scores may have changed from a season ago, but the results are the same leading up to Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference football game between Sparta and La Crosse. Just like last year, the Spartans and the Red Raiders are both searching for their first win of the season – and something’s...

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