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GLENWOOD CITY’S Amalia Draxler (left) and Arianna DeSmith attempted to block this shot during a volleyball match in Elk Mound. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Toppers swept by Mounders in D-SC volleyball opener

By Editor | September 21, 2021

ELK MOUND — Just a week after playing a quad in Elk Mound, the Glenwood City volleyball team had to make a trip back to the Mounders’ home court last Thursday, September 16 to open Dunn-St. Croix Conference play. After falling in two sets to Elk Mound in the final round of that September 9…

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GLENWOOD CITY placekicker Marcis DeSmith stepped into a kickoff in Spring Valley last Friday, September 17. DeSmith also booted a 38-yard field goal at the end of the first half. —photo by Jacob Maes Photography

Toppers outmuscled in loss to Spring Valley Cardinals

By Editor | September 21, 2021

SPRING VALLEY — Glenwood City showed determination, focus, good special teams play, and an improved running game when it visited league-leading Spring Valley for a Dunn-St. Croix football clash last Friday. But it wasn’t enough! The Cardinals’ balanced offensive attack coupled with its physicality eventually wore down the Hilltoppers and led the hosts to a…

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WITH A LITTLE blocking help from teammates Justin Moe (left) and Noah Brite, senior Brady McCarthy (#1) was able to run to the outside for a nice gain in the September 10 home opener versus Elmwood/Plum City. McCarthy finished with 80 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. However, it was not enough s the Wolves won 32-20. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Toppers mauled by Wolves running attack, fall 32-20 in home opener

By Editor | September 14, 2021

GLENWOOD CITY — Junior back Max Janson returned a pair of kick offs for touchdowns, the latter a 78 yarder that opened the second half of play here last Friday evening and helped Glenwood City earn a 20-20 tie with visiting conference foe Elmwood/Plum City. Unfortunately, the Wolves potent rushing attack propelled them to answer…

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Williams wins, Hilltopper harriers place in Cameron, Fall Creek invitationals

By Editor | September 14, 2021

The Glenwood City cross country teams returned from the brief holiday break and hit the ground running as they competed and placed in a pair of invitationals late last week. For the second straight meet, junior JJ Williams crossed the finish line in first place. Williams was the top finisher in a field of 79…

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GLENWOOD CITY senior Kendall Schutz neared the two-mile mark in a cross country race at St. Croix Central September 2. Schutz, who ran a 22:25.1, finished tenth for the Lady Toppers who placed fifth as a team. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

GC boys finish fourth at SCC Harrier Invite, girls fifth

By Editor | September 7, 2021

HAMMOND — The Toppers’ JJ Williams won the boys’ cross country race to lead Glenwood City to a fourth-place finish at the St. Croix Central Invitational held September 2. Williams clocked the 5,000-meter course, that rings Central’s High School complex in Hammond, in just 16:58.5 to finish six and a half seconds ahead of his…

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LONG RUN — With blocker Thomas Moede (#52) leading the way, Brady McCarthy (#1) ran for a 52-yard touchdown late in the second quarter as the Toppers went ahead of host Turtle Lake 24-6 in last Friday’s football game. Glenwood City held on to pick-up its second straight road victory with a 24-12 final. —photo by Joel DeWitt

First-half scores help Hilltoppers sink ranked Lakers

By Editor | September 7, 2021

by Joel DeWitt Sports Correspondent TURTLE LAKE — The Hilltoppers traveled to Turtle Lake, who is ranked 10th in Division 7 according to Wissports.net, last Friday, September 3rd to open Dunn-St. Croix conference play. While the wet, misty weather wasn’t favorable to a huge offensive output, you’d see big plays on both sides of the…

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SMASHING DOWN this winner was Glenwood City junior Arianna DeSmith (#18) during a home match against New Auburn last Thursday, August 26. The Hilltoppers hosted a six-team tournament. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Toppers open volleyball season on the road at Menomonie Sprawl

By Editor | August 31, 2021

Glenwood City got its 2021 volleyball season underway last week when it competed in a pair of tournaments. The Hilltoppers opened the new season last Tuesday, August 24 in Menomonie before returning home on Thursday to host a six-team tournament. Although there were no scores or statistics to report, the Toppers shook off some rust…

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THE TOPPERS’ JJ Williams (left) and Austin Nelson ran along side each other and and Elk Mound competitor during the cross country season opener at the Boyceville Invitational. Williams placed third with a time of 17:42.3 while Nelson came in eighth after clocking the 5,000 meter course in 18:05.6. The Glenwood City boys placed third behind Prescott and Elk Mound. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Hilltoppers compete in first race of the season at Boyceville

By Editor | August 31, 2021

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent BOYCEVILLE — It wasn’t exactly ideal conditions for a race with the temperature over 80 degrees, but the Glenwood City cross country teams were just glad to be racing against a lot of different teams after last year’s odd schedule due to the Covid-19 issue. The Topper boys, by virtue…

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TACKLED FOR A LOSS — The Toppers’ Justin Moe (#23) pulled down Golden Bears’ quarterback Colin Kappel for a loss in the second quarter. Glenwood City earned its first win of the season, a 15-8 road win in Barron August 27. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Glenwood City Hilltoppers get defensive in football win over Barron Bears

By Editor | August 31, 2021

by Joel DeWitt Sports Correspondent BARRON — For the second time in this early season, the Hilltoppers found themselves on the road facing a tough non-conference football opponent. This time around, they travel to Barron on August 27th for one final tune-up prior to beginning conference play. Glenwood City was looking to build on a…

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GLENWOOD CITY’S cross country teams has a large contingent of competitors for the 2021 season which got underway August 25 with the annual Boyceville Invitational. Front row (L to R): Tyler Rogers, Ella Knops, Natelle McCarthy, Savanna Millermon, Kendall Schutz, Bella Simmons, Haylie Hannah, Elsja Meijer, Samantha Peterson and Evan Hojem Back row (L to R): Cody Hansen, Brendan Booth, Zeb Holden, Henry Draxler, Owen Bauman, Elek Anderson, JJ Williams, Austin Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Ilan Anderson, Xander Jacobsen and Justin Rogers. Missing is Elliott Springborn. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Hilltoppers return plenty of experienced runners in 2021

By Editor | August 31, 2021

by Marlys Kruger Sports Correspondent GLENWOOD CITY — Coming off the shortened season due to the COVID-19 issue, Glenwood City cross country coach Matthew Schutz has several experienced runners back but hopes some of his younger athletes can fill the gaps from departing seniors. Schutz begins his 12th year as head coach for the Toppers…

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