Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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MADISON - Hudson's Eliot Motu fell short in his attempt to place at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Friday. Motu, 39-9 overall, won his first match in the consolation...
MADISON - Hudson's three-man contingent at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament was reduced to one after Thursday's Division 1 competition. Eliot Motu at 220 pounds is the only Raider...
MARTELL - A two-vehicle accident with injuries took place just at 12 p.m. Friday in the Pierce County town of Martell just north of Lawton. Barbara Gagliardi, 56, Hudson, was...
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - River Falls prep cross country runner Trent Powell placed fourth and the Hudson girls team finished 10th at the 101st WIAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday at...
MADISON - The Hudson High School wrestling team actually had a lead against No. 1 ranked Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. But the lead was short as Rapids came back to win 62-10 in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Saturday morning at the UW Fieldhouse. Hudson won the first two matches of the Division 1 semifinal as Nick Nelson pinned Eddie Van Valen in 5:51 at 112 and Gordon Johnson major decisioned Joshua Minch 18-5. The Raiders had a 10-0 lead. Rapids won the next 12 matches in a row. Hudson's lead lasted until 130 when Rapids' Keegan Einerson won pinfall.
MADISON - Hudson won its first dual meet at the WIAA Team State Tournament Friday by winning its last match. The Raiders' Gordon Johnson went up a weight class to 125 to clinch the Division 1 quarterfinal, dual meet win 32-29 over Holmen at the University of Wisconsin Fieldhouse. The middle weight classes helped Hudson, 12-4 overall, build a 25-6 (the meet's starting weight class was 130) lead. Winning their matches were Tanner Owens at 140, Kolya Hawksford at 145, Ryan Smith at 152, Nick Larson at 160 and Derek Schindler at 171.
MADISON - Hudson High School wrestler Nick Larson finished fourth in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Larson's fourth place came in the Division 1, 152-pound weight class. Larson split the two matches he wrestled Saturday in the placing round at the Kohl Center, both of which went into overtime.
MADISON - There's reason why Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln's wrestling program is one of the best around, not just in Wisconsin but in the nation as well. It's because they produce good individual wrestlers like Zak Benitz, who handed Hudson's Nick Larson a 3-1 semifinal loss at 152 pounds in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Friday evening at the Kohl Center. Benitz scored a takedown in the first period but Larson scored and escape in the second and trailed just 2-1 heading into the third period. Benitz scored an escape to start the period.
MADISON - Hudson's Nick Larson made it through to the semifinals of the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday. But two other Hudson wrestlers did not. Gordon Johnson lost 3-0 at 119 to Franklin's Roman Stiff and Tanner Owens was beaten 14-8 by Jake Maechtle of Port Washington at 135. The score of Owens' match was tied 3-3 in the second when Maechtle blocked a takedown attempt and landed on Owens for four point nearfall to go with the takedown points. Larson edged Milwaukee Marquette's Jonathan Bleach 9-7 in the quarterfinals.
RED WING, Minn. - Jason Przekurat had the crowd almost fooled at the final weigh-in of the FWL Walley's Tour's Red Wing Tournament Saturday afternoon in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He and his co-angler fishing partner for the day Phil Milleser of Plymouth, Ind., came to the weigh-in area with an empty plastic bucket. It looked like neither of them caught anything that day, giving the championship to Elmwood's Nick Johnson, who led the field with 69 pounds and two ounces worth of fish caught.