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Tomahawk blows out Pittsville 41-0Submitted: 08/28/2015
TOMAHAWK - (2-0) Tomahawk defeats Pittsville (0-2) 41-0 on Friday. 


Tomahawk will play at Northland Pines next Friday.

Pittsville will take on Edgar next Friday at home.


Story By: Nolan Blair

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MOSINEE - Mosinee lost a tough game last week to Stratford.

Things looked better for them this week against Onalaska.

Indians with the ball just before halftime.

Landon Stepan trying to get a last second drive going.

Third down in Hilltopper territory.

Stepan gets taken down by a strong side blitzer.

Indians get nothing out of the drive, but they're still up 16-0 at halftime.

Start of the second half, it's Onalaska ball.

They faced a couple of fourth downs this drive.

Quarterback rolls right and throws across his body.

Their driving into the red zone.

Hilltoppers get it to fourth and goal.

Handoff goes to the fullback.

A whole lot of bodies in there in the scrum and the fullback is one of them.

Mosinee wouldn't score again after that, but they wouldn't need to.

Indians hold on to win 16-12.

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Edgar shuts out Auburndale 43-0Submitted: 08/28/2015

EDGAR - Edgar trying to build on a big win in week one.

They had a tough task Friday in a game vs. Auburndale.

Early in the first quarter.

Matthew Urmanski drops back with a whole pack of Auburndale Apaches bearing down on him.

The pass is up and it's picked.

Apaches run it back aways, and their ensuing drive starts off great.

Ryan Issacson's got plenty of time.

Two Wildcats draped on the receiver, but the ball somehow sneak through.

After that the drive seemed to stall.

Second and long, the toss.

The halfback puts it on the ground.

Apaches recover the fumble but it halts the drive.

Edgar builds big momentum from there.

They win 43-0.

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MARATHON - (2-0) Marathon takes down Laconia Friday 36-0.




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PARK FALLS - The Chequamegon Screaming Eagles football team made the playoffs last year, but their team looks very different from last year's.

The team had 13 seniors graduate.

That means many of the returning players haven't gotten a lot of playing time, but coaches say their philosophy hasn't changed.

"Our program is founded on three words, and that's 'Expect to Win,'" says Head Coach Scott Herbst. "We have a sign that says it, we carry it everywhere we go, and our expectations are that and our number one goal will always be playoffs."

Chequamegon opened their schedule last week with a tough conference matchup against Edgar.

They lost 46-0, but coaches say that's just the way they like it.

"Some people say 'boy, it would be nice to open up against somebody else,' but for me, I'd rather open up against Edgar," says Herbst. "I really would. It gives you a really good gauge right away, and it gets it out of the way so you can focus on the rest of your schedule."

The Screaming Eagles will play Rib Lake/Prentice this Friday night.

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RIB MOUNTAIN - The AMA Pro Flat Track Series visited Rib Mountain Sunday for 2nd Wisconsin Oh Fest.

The races were held at Wausau 525 but canceled due to rain. 

Pros in the AMA Pro Flat Track series started at a young age.

"When I was three years old my dad got me on a dirt bike before a bicycle," New York's Ryan Wells said. "I could ride that before I even got on a bicycle."

"I've been racing since 1991," Wisconsin's Jesse Janisch. "I started racing when I was four years old for my parents."

"My dad was always into motorcycles and so was my mom," Illinois's Rob Pearson said. "Flat track racing was pretty popular in central Illinois where I'm from and started going to local races and just never stopped."

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PHELPS - Some folks get the most out of nature by competing in it.

Phelps provides a great spot to explore nature.

That's why the Phelps Chamber of Commerce held the 1st Twin Triathlon today.

It stretched from the North Twin Lake and around the Vista Lake Trail.

"We wanted to get a triathlon going here again in town and really wanted to take advantage of the natural resources that we have and share that with the racers," said Phelps Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Celeste Hendrickson.

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RHINELANDER - Local athletes got to show off their skills on Saturday's third annual W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon.

More than 70 people participated. Many more came cheer on their athletes at Holiday Acres Resort, where the competition was held. 

Athletes had to swim 300 yards or kayak about half a mile, bike a 10K and run a 5K.

"The weather's perfect," said event organizer Mike Prom. "It's a beautiful day. And people are excited. It's fun when they come, you can just see the enthusiasm." 

Money raised will benefit W.I.L.D. or Wise International Leadership Development, which Prom founded. The organization promotes Christian-influenced leadership in Africa.  

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ANTIGO - Antigo knocks off Two Rivers 40-12 at Schofield Stadium Friday

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MERRILL - Superior beats Merrill 50-20 at Jay Stadium on Friday

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MOSINEE - Mosinee and Stratford met in the playoffs last year.

Mosinee came out on top then.

They looked in control off the bat.

Landon Stepan pump fakes.

He's got Ben Fochs streaking down the field.

A huge downfield gain, but the car stalled for the Indians.

4th down on the same drive.

Stepan's got nowhere to go.

The Tigers swarm him to force a turnover on downs.

Ensuing possession for Stratford started out the same as Mosinee.

A read option play and the QB keeps it, slipping through holes for a big gain.

Mosinee wouldn't let them get much after, but Stratford pulls out the win on the road.

They win 21-14 despite a last second Hail Mary attempt from Mosinee.

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