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Tomahawk volleyball sweeps Antigo in playoffsSubmitted: 10/23/2014
TOMAHAWK - You'll find more than football playoffs in high school sports this time of year.

The GNC volleyball playoffs are also in full swing.

The Tomahawk Hatchets hosted Antigo Thursday.

Tomahawk had already won the Great Northern Conference in volleyball.

Despite their success, Tomahawk coaches say they have to stay aggressive.

"Stay hungry," says Tomahawk volleyball head coach Amanda Kriese. "I mean that's kind of been our motto for most of the season: stay hungry, and wanting it and I think the girls really, now that we're in the postseason, I think they're really focused and they know what their goals are and they won't stop at anything to accomplish those."

Coaches think the Hatchet's success comes from the team's depth.

But the girls' dedication is what gives them an edge over their competition.

"It's really a testament to the girl's hard work," says Kriese. "They've been putting a lot of time in in the off-season. We had a disappointing end to our season last season, so they really worked hard on getting better and working together so they could have a successful season."

And that success will continue for Tomahawk.

They swept Antigo tonight in three straight sets.

Story By: Dan Marz

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Practical shooting group offers practice, training for beginners & expertsSubmitted: 10/22/2014

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RHINELANDER - Practical shooting gives people the chance to practice in real-life situations. You can find a number of teams across Wisconsin. Shooters believe the sport helps experts and beginners trying to work on their skills.

"I've been shooting for more than a year and a half, for me this is more fun than any type of shooting I've done in my life," Northwoods Practical Shooters Range Officer Bruce Gary said. "And I have literally been shooting my whole life."

The sport starts quietly, but that changes quickly. Gary describes the sport in a few words.

"It's an addiction." Gary said. "The more you shoot the more you want to shoot."

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Hunters try wolf trapping for first timeSubmitted: 10/21/2014

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LITTLE RICE - Everyone doesn't agree with Wisconsin's wolf hunt. However the state is in the middle of its third wolf season.

It started Wednesday. Since then, trappers have found major success, quickly in the Northwoods.

Four of the six wolf zones are already closed. Zones 3 and 6 are still open.

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Lakeland cross country sibling bond Submitted: 10/21/2014

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MINOCQUA - The Lakeland cross country team hopes to run well at cross country sectionals this weekend.

The boys team is ranked 3rd in the state. The girls are 15th in Division Two standings.

Each team's best runners share a number of athletic qualities with the other.

You could credit their family connection.

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Area Regional Volleyball Scores Submitted: 10/21/2014

NORTHWOODS - Rhinelander 3 Northland Pines 1

Florence 3 Phelps 0

Phillips 3 Ladysmith 0

Mosinee 3 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 1

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Northland Pines finally hires boys basketball coachSubmitted: 10/20/2014

EAGLE RIVER - The Northland Pines boys basketball team waited a while.

But it finally has a new coach.

Less than one month before practice starts, the school selected Rick Mai to coach the Eagles.

He takes over a struggling program.

Mai will be the third coach in three years for Pines, following Ryan Clark and Brent Luebke.

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Alayna Franson is a strong freshman runnerSubmitted: 10/20/2014

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RHINELANDER - High school runners will take on sectionals this weekend.

Every school from the Great Northern Conference, except Rhinelander, will compete in Tomahawk. Rhinelander will run at Stevens Point.

You might want to watch out for Rhinelander Freshman Alayna Franson.

She finished second at this past weekend's Great Northern Conference Cross Country Meet, and Franson doesn't want the season to end soon.

Franson doesn't consider her freshman title negative. Instead she looks at her class as a challenge.

"I wanted to push myself and see what I could do as a freshman and see how far I could go," said Franson.

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GNC volleyball tournament kicks offSubmitted: 10/18/2014

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RHINELANDER - Great Northern Conference volleyball teams made the trip to Rhinelander today for the conference tournament.

They were led by the undefeated Tomahawk Hatchets.

But it was the Hodags that had a strong showing.

They swept the Lakeland T-Birds in 3 sets in round 2 after sitting the first round out.

But there is one team that Rhinelander is concerned with more than the others.

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Great Northern Conference Holds Conference Cross Country ChampionshipSubmitted: 10/18/2014

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MINOCQUA - The Great Northern conference held their cross country championship meet Saturday.

It was the final competition for high school runners before sectionals next weekend.

Minocqua Winter Park was the site of Saturday's meet.

Lakeland's Andrew Schilling set the pace early on.

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Friday ScoresSubmitted: 10/17/2014

UNITED STATES - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Final: Mosinee 49, Rhinelander 14

Final: Merrill 35, Lakeland 6

Final: Northland Pines 35, L'Anse 34

Final: Iron Mountain 35, Hurley 34

Final: Athens 54, Abbotsford 8

Final: Antigo 24, Mondovi 14

Final: Appleton North 42, Wausau East 8

Final: Wausau West 13, Appleton East 3


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON

Final: Charlotte 96, Washington 86

Final: Orlando 99, Detroit 87

Final: Dallas 108, Cleveland 102

Final: Milwaukee 105, Minnesota 98

Final: Toronto 109, Oklahoma City 90

Final: Miami 115, Golden State 108


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final: Columbus 3, Calgary 2

Final: Florida 1, Buffalo 0

Final: Detroit 4, Toronto 1

Final: Nashville 2, Winnipeg 0

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Area Football Scores Submitted: 10/17/2014

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ACROSS THE NORTHWODS - Northland Pines won close one over L'Anse 35-34 Friday night.

The Eagles are headed to the playoffs.


Another close one in Iron Mountain, they win over Hurley 35-34.


A big matchup for #3 ranked division 6 team Athens.

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