Elcho/White Lake Stays Focused on Winning Submitted: 09/13/2014

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ELCHO - A high school football team plays in the area that you have probably don't hear a lot about.

Elcho/White Lake Elcho/White Lake is a team combined of two high schools with about 100 students so they can have enough players for a football team.

The team hasn't won a game since 2012 and scored their first touchdown of the season on Saturday but they fight as hard as anyone.

"The confidence level for kids, we've been really focusing on the fact that they can do this," said Tyler Figueroa, the head coach of Elcho/White Lake. "They've overcome some stuff, we have very low numbers obviously. They've done a great job not using it as an excuse, they show up every day ready to work."

The coach keeps his players focused on the attainable goal of getting a victory this season.

"Week by week our goal is to put a W on the board." Figueroa said. "And if the kids are focusing on that and make some things happen maybe get a win here a win there, you got to see where it goes. The Northern Lakes Conference, there's not a ton of teams in the conference, you get a couple wins here and there and you're up there in the standings."

Elcho/White Lake plays at Crandon this Friday at 7.

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Northland Pines beats HancockSubmitted: 09/12/2014

EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines beats Hancock 62-12.

Northland Pines taking on Hancock from the Upper Peninsula.

It was all Eagles early on.

They were up 41-6 at halftime.

Northland Pines ran the ball quite a bit, just like many other teams playing in the rain.

The birds get the ball to start the second half.

Joe Roach fields the kickoff.

He gets a seam down the left side and takes off.

He gives Pines great field position on Hancock's side of the field.

It didn't take them long to score after that.

The handoff here goes to Lance Bahn-trae-ger.

He brakes a few tackles and stretches for the goal line.

The Eagles wouldn't look back.

They go on to win 62-12.

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Rhinelander falls to Lakeland Union Submitted: 09/12/2014

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MINOCQUA - Lakeland played host to the Rhinelander Hodags tonight.

Lots of rain meant lots of running the football.

Opening drive of the game for the Thunderbirds, quarterback Nick Peterson tosses to running back Sam Killian.

He rumbles through several Hodag defenders for a 30 yard gain.

Lakeland ends up in the red zone a couple of plays later.

The hand-off goes to Sam Jaeger.

He runs off tackle to the right side and barrels into the endzone for a T-bids touchdown.

The aggressive Lakeland offense then goes for two on the QB keeper.

Peterson walks in to make it 8-0.

The rain continues to fall.

That makes the ball nice and slippery.

The ensuing Hodags possession, QB Brandon Reinthaler hands it to Cole Oettinger.

He drops the ball.

T-birds recover, and take control of this one.

Killian and Jaeger scored three touchdowns each.

T-birds win 44 to 13 with more than 300 yards on the ground.

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Great Competition in the Great Northern Submitted: 09/11/2014

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RHINELANDER - The Great Northern soccer teams can be a threat when it comes to playoff time.

Currently there is a competitive race between three teams for the conference championship.

The three teams at the top of the league include Rhinelander, Northland Pines, and Lakeland.

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Yoga's popularity growing as weather worsensSubmitted: 09/10/2014

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RHINELANDER - With summer over and the weather starting to turn colder, there aren't as many things to do outside.

But one indoor activity that will help take your mind off the gloomy weather is yoga.

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Calvary Baptist Church sponsors archery program Submitted: 09/07/2014

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RHINELANDER - Archery can be a tough sport. It's one that takes place in the Olympics, but it can also be a fun sport to try.

Calvary Baptist Church took the opportunity to sponsor a Centershot archery program for students in third through sixth grades. The church thinks the program can teach the community new skills.

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20th Annual Wolfman Triathlon Has Impressive Course Submitted: 09/06/2014

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- The 20th annual Wolfman Triathlon took place in Langlade County on Saturday.

The 357 participants had a perfect day to complete the beautiful course.

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Red Robins take down Oredockers 38-14Submitted: 09/05/2014

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ANTIGO - The Antigo Red Robins defeated the Ashland Oredockers 38-14 Friday night for their first win of the season.

Antigo marched down the field on their first drive and capped it off with a five-yard end around to Runningback Aeric Berner for the touchdown.

The Red Robins shut down the Oredockers on the next drive, but Antigo's Quarterback Tony Libit tried going for the deep pass. It was then picked off by Ashland's Brendan Carter.

He pulls in the duck, but the Robins held the lead. Libit found Alex Nagel later for a 14-yard gain. Nagel showed off some footwork and nearly got the first down on the play.

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Lakeland Gets First Victory of Season Submitted: 09/05/2014

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MINOCQUA - Lakeland defeats Northland Pines 45-28 in Minocqua on Friday.

Lakeland tied the game at seven after a play-action fake from Nick Peterson to Erik Herzog.

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Merrill Runs All Over Rhinelander Submitted: 09/05/2014

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RHINELANDER - Merrill defeated Rhinelander 55-7 in a Great Northern Conference match up at Mike Webster Stadium on Friday.

The Merrill rushing attack had no trouble Friday against the Hodag defense.

Mason Reinhardt ran it in for the score to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

The Blue Jays went up 14-0 after Reinhardt found room to the outside for his second score of the night.

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Packers Season Opener against the SeahawksSubmitted: 09/04/2014

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RHINELANDER - The Packers will kick off their first game of the season Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks at 7:30.

The Brewers are on a losing streak, so the Packers game against the Seahawks is all people are talking about.

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