- The four nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week feature a state champion, a regional champion, a sectional champion, and a sectional finalist.NOMINEE 1Hodag senior Shane White shined for Rhinelander this week. After scoring 20 points against Merrill in their first playoff game, White scored 12 points and added 10 rebounds in Rhinelander's 44-34 Regional Final win over Medford.NOMINEE 2
Merrill Junior Tyler Schmidt finished the season undefeated by capturing the Division 1 220-lb. state championship. He went (45-0) this year.NOMINEE 3Antigo Gymnastics star Kirsten Tincher won the All-Around at last weekend's sectional. The senior also won the uneven bars competition for the Red Robins.NOMINEE 4In girls hockey, Northland Pines senior Claire Decker had a big game against Marshfield in the Section semis. Decker scored a goal and added an assist in the Eagles win to reach the Sectional Final.To vote on any of the nominees, cast your vote on the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends 3pm Friday.
Story By: Joe Dufek