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Three Lakes football player signs with St. Norbert College Submitted: 02/04/2016

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THREE LAKES - Gavin Maney of Three Lakes signed his letter of intent Thursday to play football at St. Norbert College in Green Bay.

He will play fullback.

According to Wissports.net, Maney finished second in the Northern Lakes conference in rushing yards in 2015.


He will be going on an academic scholarship.

Maney explained his decision.

"I really like the campus there," he said. "I was also looking at other schools like Norbert, Point, Ripon and stuff, but I really liked the campus, first of all, and that's why I decided to go there."

St. Norbert is in Division III. The team won its conference last year but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Maney is ready to get on the field.

"I'm pretty excited. I've always wanted to play football," he said. "I mean, my uncle played and it's always been my dream for me, so it's kind of surreal that I'm going to be able to play."

St. Norbert will kick off its season at home against UW-Stevens Point.



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Northern Edge beats up M&M 8-0Submitted: 01/30/2016

RHINELANDER - The Northern Edge were back in Rhinelander Saturday.

I hope you like a lot goals, because that's all there was.

Katie Detert hit 150 career goals earlier in the week, but she was hungry for more.

She takes the pass all alone, and catches the goalie out of the net.

The wrister hits the top bar and bounces in.

That's her first of the day.

The next one came a few minutes later.

She fakes out the goalie with some great puck control, and scoops it into the net.

The goalie never had a chance.

She's just one away from the hat trick, and the third might look the easiest.

Detert takes just the simple slapper.

I'm not sure M&M's goalie ever even saw that puck.

Hats on the ice for number 13.

Detert adds a couple of assists here, and Northern Edge dominates the Thunder offensively.

Goalie Shea Peterson preserves the shutout.

Detert tallies 5 of the Edge's 8 points.

8-0 is your final.

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EAGLE RIVER - Waupaca went up to the Dome Friday to take on Northland Pines.

First period, Waupaca doing a good job of keeping opportunities in their favor.

Pines looks like they can clear it, but the puck is stolen.

Cannon Hermanson gets it into the middle of the ice.

Jack Menzies finishes it off.

Waupaca draws first blood.

The Eagles don't wait long at all to give their answer.

Two puck drops later, Colton Raymond driving quick.

He has no alley for the shot, so he passes to Nick Dean in a scrum of players.

Good luck is on the Eagles' side.

Dean stays with it, and it's a Pines goal.

That's why you don't give up.

Pines takes this one 5-2.

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The Thunderbirds were rolling.

Taryn Williams puts up the triple.

It clangs away, but Olivia Killian with the great vision.

She gets the hoop and the harm on a terrific play.

A couple possessions later, Williams passes low for a nice, strong bucket.

Thunderbirds win big.

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It'll be a big one for sports fans.

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RHINELANDER - Rhinelander's Athletic Director Brian Paulson sent out a letter Wednesday reminding students to cheer loudly at sporting events.

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Paulson says that the national coverage of the suggested bans has also made students nervous to chant at games.

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The Packers had an up and down season on the offensive side of ball.

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Larry Fitzgerald set up and scored the winning touchdown on the third play of overtime Saturday night, taking a 5-yard pass from Carson Palmer that lifted Arizona past Green Bay 26-20 after Aaron Rodgers sent the game to an extra period with his 41-yard touchdown heave to Jeff Janis on the final play of regulation.

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