Sports

A half-dozen Sparta junior varsity cross country runners turned in strong performances during a recent invitational at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau. While no jayvee team scores were kept during the race, a trio of Spartan harriers captured top 10 finishes. In the junior varsity boys race, Spartan...
The Sparta High School dance team and the Spartan wrestling team will once again team up for the annual Grapplers & Grace competition on Saturday, Oct. 3. The third annual event is slated to get underway at 7 p.m, in the Sparta High School auditorium. A social will take place prior to the event...
The Sparta Boys Basketball Club and Sparta Girls Basketball Association will hold a fall fundraiser at The Greens on Saturday, October 10. The fundraiser will get underway at 7 p.m. and feature live music from Carlos Danger from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost to attend is $15 per person and $25 per couple...
A pair of Sparta High School graduates will be inducted into the Spartan Wall of Fame at Friday’s homecoming football game against Mississippi Valley Conference foe Onalaska. Dennis Bernett and Mike Gasper will be honored during a halftime ceremony. A 1970 Sparta graduate, Bernett was a standout...
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...

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