Volleyball: Rosholt at Port Edwards, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: The Blackhawks and Hornets are always in the chase for the Central Wisconsin Conference-10 championship. In the very early stages of the conference schedule both teams are 1-0 and share that record with Tigerton. In the past four years neither team has finished lower than fifth in the 10-team conference.
Football: Amherst at Shiocton, 7 p.m., Friday: It’ll take some time driving abput an hour to the northeast, but the trip could be well worth it to see two of the top teams in the area battle for a spot in the driver’s seat in the CWC-8 in a matchup of unbeatens. Amherst extended its winning streak to 17 straight with a 48-8 win over Pacelli in Week 4. The Falcons forced five turnovers and have yet to have their No. 1 defense scored upon. Shiocton has outscored opponents 206-8 through four games behind the senior tandem of running back Jacob Van Asten and quarterback Talon Heinemeyer, who have combined for 767 yards on the ground.
Volleyball: Wisconsin Valley Conference meet No. 1, 9 a.m. Saturday at D.C. Everest: Marshfield, Wausau East and SPASH enter the week tied for first place with 2-0 records, and SPASH will face both of the conference co-leaders in the first of two legs of the WVC tournament. East and Marshfield both have matches against Merrill — last year’s conference champions — which just got a boost this past weekend as Renee Sladek, who suffered a knee injury last winter, returned to action for the Bluejays.
Cross country: Smiley Invitational, 8:30 a.m., Saturday at American Legion Golf Course: More than 60 schools from across the state will compete in the 57th running of the oldest cross country invitational in northern Wisconsin. Last year the SPASH boys (Division 1) and Edgar girls (Division 3) won team titles, and Marathon’s Andrew Studinski was the top Division 3 boys finisher.