- We're just a few days into October. In sports it means the Packers are starting to mow down their division rivals. The baseball playoffs are underway.On the high school level, area athletes are picking up their game. That's because the post season is right around the corner.Here are our nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.NOMINEE 1In football, Antigo won the Bell game for the 7th straight time against Rhinelander. Red Robins wide reciever Josh Hale caught 3 passes for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.
NOMINEE 2In volleyball, Laona/Wabeno swept Phelps in their final home match of the regular season. Mesa Geiter led the Rebels with 13 kills.NOMINEE 3In girls cross country, Natalie Miller of Three Lakes won the Athens Invitational. A state participant last year, she won the race by more than 36 seconds.NOMINEE 4Back to football, Lakeland earned their second victory of the season. T-Bird running back Tom Bruckner had 17 carries for 109 yards and 3 touchdowns. Lakeland knocking off Ashland in their homecoming game.To vote on any of the nominees, go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday.
Story By: Joe Dufek