- Several girls basketball teams will tip off the season later this week. Both the Rhinelander Hodags and the Crandon Cardinals will begin the year with a new head coach.
Rhinelander's Mark Jacobson and Crandon's Josh Jager are busy getting their respective teams ready.
The two teams met for a scrimmage tonight in Rhinelander.
Rhinelander finished with just 9 victories and tied for third in the Great Northern Conference.
Crandon won the Northern Lakes Conference a year ago - but lost 4 of their starting 5 to graduation.
Both coaches say there is a lot of work to do before the season gets underway.
Hodags begin the year at the D.C. Everest Invite beginning on Friday. They will face Davenport Assumption.
Crandon starts the year Nov. 27, hosting Tomahawk.
Story By: Joe Dufek