Messenger Sports

Thompson, Scharlau lead Colfax boys to sweep of Elk Mound

By Amber Hayden ELK MOUND — It’s called senior leadership for a reason. Colfax senior Ben Thompson scored a game high 29 points including 20 in the first half alone to help the Vikings build a slim four-point advantage over the rival Mounders in the first 18 minutes of play last Monday’s Dunn-St. Croix boys’…

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Mounder men bounce back after loss to Glenwood City down Buffaloes

By Amber Hayden Thanks to postponements caused by winter storms and cold, the Mounder men’s basketball team had another busy week, playing in-league games against Colfax, Glenwood City and Mondovi. After a home loss to rival Colfax in a Monday make-up, Elk Mound again found itself on the short end of the score in Glenwood…

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Colfax duo qualifies for state wrestling championships

NEILLSVILLE — A pair of Bloomer/Colfax wrestlers have qualified for this week’s state wrestling championships. Colfax juniors Mitchel Harmon and Sawyer Best placed second and third respectively at 138 and 132 pounds in last Saturday’s WIAA Division 2 Neillsville Individual Sectional tournament and earned berths in the 2019 WIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships that begin…

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Colfax boys closing in on Dunn-St. Croix conference title

By Amber Hayden Winding down another busy week with three more conference wins, the Colfax boys ran their win streak to 15 straight games and have shown why they were seeded third in their half of the upcoming WIAA Division 4 Hudson sectional tournament which gets underway next Tuesday, February 26. But that unbeaten streak…

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Slow start dooms Colfax girls in rematch loss to Durand

By Amber Hayden DURAND – With weather still playing a factor, the Colfax ladies sat idle for much of last week after their twice-postponed game against Mondovi had to be rescheduled to this Saturday, February 16, at 2:30 p.m. In Mondovi. That meant more than a week between games with few practices as the eighth-ranked…

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Mounders’ foul trouble and injury prove costly against Mondovi

By Amber Hayden MONDOVI — The Lady Mounders traveled to Mondovi last Friday evening, February 8, and suffered a tough 60-54 loss to the Buffaloes as foul trouble hurt Elk Mound. In its previous meeting against Mondovi back on January 8, Elk Mound enjoyed a 33-point victory. “We battled some bad foul trouble,” explained Mounders…

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Bosshart, Spring Valley pull out win against Elk Mound

By Amber Hayden ELK MOUND — Winter weather continued to wreak havoc with this season’s basketball schedules leaving the Elk Mound boys’ team with just a single game last week – a tough home match-up against second-place Spring Valley last Friday. The Mounders were looking to extend the Cardinals losing skid to three games. Spring…

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Colfax boys win non-conference nail biter against Bloomer

By Amber Hayden COLFAX — The cardiac kids were at it again. The Colfax boys pulled off its second straight, three-point win in the waning seconds in an out-of-conference contest at home against Bloomer last Saturday evening. A little more than a week after the Colfax needed a last-second, three-pointer to stave off upset minded…

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