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Northern Wisconsin cross country teams start season in MinocquaSubmitted: 08/26/2014

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MINOCQUA - Seven high school cross country teams started their season in Minocqua Tuesday night at the eighth annual Ted Voigt Invitational.

Lakeland Union High School, the defending Great Northern Conference champs, hosted the first match of the season.

The event is named after a former coach at Lakeland Union High School.

"It's our first meet of the year. It's everybody's first meet of the year. So we thought it might be nice to have a meet named after a longtime coach who had a successful program here," said of Lakeland head coach Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Seven teams gathered at the Minocqua Winter Park for the meet. Coaches say the course presents runners with challenging terrain.

High schoolers from Lakeland, Mosinee, Merrill, Mercer, Northland Pines, Phelps, Rhinelander, and Wisconsin Rapids all competed in the invitational.

"It's a chance to kind of shake off the cobwebs and see where you're at. What's nice about these early races is that varsity and JV kids run together, so you really get a chance to see where you fit on your team," said Fitzpatrick.

Lakeland's Senior Andrew Schilling finished the course with the fastest time of 17:51. Lakeland had the five fastest boys runners in the invitational.

Meanwhile, Lakeland sophomore Lauren Schilling finished the course with the fastest girls time of 21:31.3. Lakeland had three of the four fast girls at Tuesday's event.



Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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Mountain biking coming to Wisconsin high schoolsSubmitted: 08/26/2014

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WISCONSIN - High schoolers will get the chance to compete in a new sport this fall.

Starting this fall, students from schools like Wausau West and Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) will compete in mountain bike racing.

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A variety of beautiful cars could be seen down Wall Street in downtown Eagle River.

A car from 1928 stuck out amongst them all.

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Rhinelander Defeats Antigo 19-8Submitted: 08/22/2014

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Now both teams struggling on offense in the first quarter.

Junior Quarter back Brandon Reinthaler brought down for a sack.

Nearly an interception but he was called down.
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Northland Pines dominates Wittenberg-BirnamwoodSubmitted: 08/22/2014

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It was all Eagles early on.

Down in the red zone, quarterback Jack Sarama was in control.

They blow out the Chargers 37-0.

Bailey Ramesh came up big in this one with almost 300 all purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Lakeland Union falls to ShawanoSubmitted: 08/22/2014

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MINOCQUA - The Lakeland Union Thunderbirds hosted the Shawano Hawks tonight in a non conference game.

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First Night of High School Football Submitted: 08/21/2014

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PHILLLIPS - 50 teams across the state kicked off their football seasons tonight.

Take you to Phillips where the loggers were taking on the Ladysmith Lumberjacks
Ladysmith's defense getting it done early.

Now lumberjacks first play of offense, Quarterback Lucus Weisenberger lays a stiff arm and then takes it all the way to the house.

Touchdown lumberjacks!

On their second drive Ladysmith scores again to go ahead 12-0 and they didn't look back.

Ladysmith wins 41-0.

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Aaron Rodgers Prepared to Get Corey Linsley Ready Submitted: 08/25/2014

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There's only one preseason game left to get Center Corey Linsley up to speed. Quarterback Aaron Rogers doesn't see any issues with the task.

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Packers win in the preseason home opener against the RaidersSubmitted: 08/23/2014

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field 31-21 in the preseason home opener last night.

There will be an empty spot in the Packers' defense heading into the season.

Nose tackle B.J. Raji tore his right bicep in last night's game against the Raiders and will be out for the season according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Green Bay will now look to Josh Boyd and undrafted rookie Mike Pennel.

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Brewers take down the Dodgers Submitted: 08/17/2014

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Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Brewers beat the Dodgers 7-2 on Sunday to maintain their three-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central.

Lucroy also had five RBIs on June 17 at Arizona, including a pair of homers -- one of which was a grand slam.

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Aaron Rodgers looked pretty polished, too.

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Brewers Knock Off Dodgers Submitted: 08/16/2014

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But what helps the returnees is that Andersen rotated a lot of younger players in and out of the lineup last year, so many of this year's replacements have at least some experience. The goal this year is to be faster and more athletic, in part to help keep up with trendy spread offenses.

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Brewers silenced by Cubs 3-0Submitted: 08/13/2014

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Hendricks (4-1) struck out five and walked one in his third consecutive win, continuing an impressive opening run for his major league career. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.01 ERA in five starts since he got a no-decision in his debut at Cincinnati on July 10.

Anthony Rizzo hit his 26th homer for Chicago, which had lost three of four. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and drove in a run after going 1 for 14 through the first four games of the Cubs' seven-game homestand.

Trying for a major league-high 15th win, Peralta (14-7) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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