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When Sparta faces Mississippi Valley Conference rival on the gridiron Friday night, both teams will be looking for their first win of the season. But that’s not the only big game on the area football slate this weekend. Bangor puts its undefeated season on the line with a nonconference home game...
The Sparta girls tennis team suffered a Mississippi Valley Conference road loss at Holmen Tuesday afternoon. The host Vikings swept both the singles and doubles matches to capture a 7-0 MVC victory over the Lady Spartan netters. In singles play, Sparta’s Elsa McPherson was defeated 6-2, 6-1 by...
By JOHN PAUL SCHALLER Sports Editor   Three of Lady Spartan tennis players are the first to earn Spartan Athlete of the Week honors for the 2015-16 school year. Junior Elsa McPherson, Sparta’s No. 1 singles player, earned the honor for taking first place in Sparta’s first triangular of the season...
by JOHN PAUL SCHALLER Sports Editor   When the dust cleared, the scoreboard showed Onalaska Luther defeating Sparta 7-0, but sometimes the final score doesn’t tell the entire story. Despite being swept in both the singles and doubles matches, the Lady Spartans turned in a solid effort during...
by JOHN PAUL SCHALLER Sports Editor   Sparta got off to a fast start in Friday’s Mississippi Valley Conference grid opener, but failed to score in the second half of a 31-14 loss to La Crosse Logan. After exchanging punts with Logan to open the first quarter, Sparta drew first blood with an 11-play...
by JOHN PAUL SCHALLER Sports Editor The Lady Spartan spikers turned in a solid effort over the weekend, winning two of four games at an invitational tournament in Richland Center. The wins came just two days after Sparta suffered a 3-1 loss to cross-county rival Tomah in a Mississippi Valley...

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