Antigo and Tomahawk clash in a GNC classicSubmitted: 01/30/2015
TOMAHAWK - A big GNC showdown in Tomahawk Friday night.

The Antigo girls' team came in looking to boost themselves in the standings.

Red Robins drive in.

The pull up jumper is no good, but Sarah Duff is able to tip it right back in.

Nice team effort to get her the opportunity, and some nice defense.

Antigo comes up with a steal.

The first attempt is no good, but the Red Robins call Nicole Payant for clean-up service.

Tomahawk trying to keep up.

Talyn Jones drawing up the triple.

It's raining threes in Hatchet country.

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Phillips holds off Prentice Submitted: 01/30/2015

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PHILLIPS - Phillips holds off Prentice on Friday in Phillips.

Phillips will play at Northland Pines Tuesday.

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MOSINEE - A big game for Mosinee Friday night to stay afloat in the GNC.

They hosted the Nekoosa Papermakers.

The Indians need a win to keep pace with Rhinelander in the standings, and they were up to the challenge tonight.

Aaron Maas getting it started.

The give goes to Logan Miller on the baseline for an easy layup.

Nekoosa played Mosinee tough though.

Papermakers penetrate and pass to the center underneath.

He gets stuffed initially, but a great heads up play gives the Papermakers the basket.

The Indians are quick to strike back though.

Erik Jass gets the rebound.

He fires a quick pass up-court, and a lightning fast pass back to a cutting Maas gets the gorgeous bucket.

Mosinee uses their home court advantage to take the 73-40 win.

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PARK FALLS - Edgar takes down Chequamegon 53-49 on Friday in Park Falls.

Edgar will play Phillips on Friday.

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ANTIGO - First place in the Great Northern Conference could be decided Thursday night in Antigo.

That's where the first place Red Robins will take on the second place Mosinee Indians.

Antigo comes into the game undefeated at 10-0. Mosinee is right on their heels at 9-0-1.

Both teams need a win to maintain control of the conference.

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ANTIGO - An Antigo football player will be heading to a division three college to play quarterback.

The university is a perfect fit for him for more than just for football.

Tony Libit only has 20 percent of his hearing. Soon he will head to Gallaudet University in Washington DC to play football and to become an educator. Gallaudet is a liberal arts college but it is also a school that teaches the deaf and students who are hard of hearing.

"I think it's always kind of been destine, I just never knew it," said Libit.

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THREE LAKES - The one-on-one nature of wrestling sets wrestlers apart from athletes in team sports, such as basketball and football. "There's no one else out on that mat but you--and that makes it all that much more fun when you win, 'cause if you lose, you got nobody to blame but yourself," said Three Lakes Jr. High Coach Joe Fitzpatrick.

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Fat Biking in the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 01/28/2015

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WINCHESTER - People of the Northwoods find creative ways to enjoy the outdoors.

The beauty of the Northwoods in the winter can be enjoyed on two wheels. The two wheels are bit bigger on a fat bike than your regular bike wheels. They're big enough to handle the snow on the trails.

"It's awesome to be able to ride a bike in the winter in January on trails, not on the roads not dealing with salt in the woods," said WinMan Trails user Jimmy Vogel.

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WOODRUFF - Some of last year's hunting rules changes could become permanent.

Many of the new rules were just temporary, but some could stick around.

Last year, Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board allowed temporary rule changes for the season.

Those changes came out of the Deer Trustee Report, but they'll expire this year.

Now, the DNR wants to hear from the public before permanent rules go into effect.

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ASPEN - The Neillsville snowboarder that Newswatch 12 featured this week raced Thursday in the Winter X-Games.
Daina Shilts finished second in first ever Unified Snowboarding dual slalom race at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.
10 Special Olympic athletes teamed up with 10 winter-x game participants for the snowboard race.
Shilts was paired with 2006 Halfpipe Olympic Gold Medallist Hannah Teter.

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MINOCQUA - A Lakeland Union High School Nordic skier will head to Sweden to compete in the Nations Cup.

Seventeen year-old Mack FitzPatrick will be a part of the United States under-18 team.

FitzPatrick treats Nordic skiing as not only a year-round sport but a lifetime sport.

"Pretty much been skiing my entire life," FitzPatrick said. "I've been on the Lakeland ski team all throughout high school and middle school teams. It's been a part of my life."

He trains hard outside of ski season.

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