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Mosinee outlasts Antigo 60-59Submitted: 02/05/2016
MOSINEE - It was an important night for Great Northern Conference standings in boys basketball Friday.

Mosinee is on top of the standings by a game.

Antigo hoped to knock them off that ledge.

Red Robins are on the run.

Zach Falk deals from long range for a huge three pointer.

Mosinee didn't waste any possessions.

Jared Novitzke gets big in the post, and the six-two senior nearly caps it with a dunk.

He's loving it, but he won't love this.

Antigo misses the longball, but Falk corrals the miss.

That time it'll go.

Red Robins give Mosinee a serious scare, but the Indians escape with the 60-59 win.



Story By: Dan Marz

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MERRILL - The Merrill boys basketball team took back to their home court Friday.

They hosted the Marshfield Tigers.

Merrill's Scott Wallace had a nice day.

He strips the fast break, slows up his own, and pulls up for the Ray Allen three-pointer

No messing around there.

Marshfield matched the Blue Jays bucket for bucket.

They put up the triple on the very next possession.

Merrill doing there best to hang around, feeding the hot hand in Wallace who knocks down some tough shots.

But Marshfield holds off a Blue Jay comeback.

Tigers win 64-50.

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WAUSAU - Last time we saw DC Everest, they were in second place in the Valley Conference.

Now, Wausau West is sitting in that spot.

Everest's Jacob Gebert doing his best to reverse the standings.

The sweet pullup jumpshot falls, but West played better team basketball.

Steven Lewendowski backs down into the paint, but he's not looking to shoot.

He's looking for Tommy Borta on the baseline.

They move the ball pretty well too.

Jakob Tordsen finally gets it up top and puts in the triple.

West trying to make up ground on SPASH.

This win will help.

Warriors win 61-50.

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THREE LAKES - Gavin Maney of Three Lakes signed his letter of intent Thursday to play football at St. Norbert College in Green Bay.

He will play fullback.

According to Wissports.net, Maney finished second in the Northern Lakes conference in rushing yards in 2015.

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MOSINEE - Teams from the same high school don't usually win conference titles in the same year, but the Mosinee girls and boys basketball teams have a shot to do just that this season.

"We've just become such a family, and I think that's showing on the court just because we are so close, both on and off the court, and I think that's been a factor in our success," says senior forward Natasha Stubbe.

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Northern Edge beats up M&M 8-0Submitted: 01/30/2016

RHINELANDER - The Northern Edge were back in Rhinelander Saturday.

I hope you like a lot goals, because that's all there was.

Katie Detert hit 150 career goals earlier in the week, but she was hungry for more.

She takes the pass all alone, and catches the goalie out of the net.

The wrister hits the top bar and bounces in.

That's her first of the day.

The next one came a few minutes later.

She fakes out the goalie with some great puck control, and scoops it into the net.

The goalie never had a chance.

She's just one away from the hat trick, and the third might look the easiest.

Detert takes just the simple slapper.

I'm not sure M&M's goalie ever even saw that puck.

Hats on the ice for number 13.

Detert adds a couple of assists here, and Northern Edge dominates the Thunder offensively.

Goalie Shea Peterson preserves the shutout.

Detert tallies 5 of the Edge's 8 points.

8-0 is your final.

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EAGLE RIVER - Waupaca went up to the Dome Friday to take on Northland Pines.

First period, Waupaca doing a good job of keeping opportunities in their favor.

Pines looks like they can clear it, but the puck is stolen.

Cannon Hermanson gets it into the middle of the ice.

Jack Menzies finishes it off.

Waupaca draws first blood.

The Eagles don't wait long at all to give their answer.

Two puck drops later, Colton Raymond driving quick.

He has no alley for the shot, so he passes to Nick Dean in a scrum of players.

Good luck is on the Eagles' side.

Dean stays with it, and it's a Pines goal.

That's why you don't give up.

Pines takes this one 5-2.

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MINOCQUA - The Tomahawk Hatchets went up to Lakeland Friday.

The Thunderbirds were rolling.

Taryn Williams puts up the triple.

It clangs away, but Olivia Killian with the great vision.

She gets the hoop and the harm on a terrific play.

A couple possessions later, Williams passes low for a nice, strong bucket.

Thunderbirds win big.

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Antigo's Nagel a special talentSubmitted: 01/28/2016

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ANTIGO - You can see great athletes on any team here in the Northwoods, but not every team has a great athlete who's also a great student and person, on and off the ice.

Even fewer teams can say that great athlete is coming off a major injury.

But Antigo's Alex Nagel can check off all those boxes.

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MOSINEE - The Badger State Games will keep moving along this weekend in the Wausau area.

It'll be a big one for sports fans.

Trap shooting and snowshoeing will take center stage, but one of the biggest events will be figure skating.

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WAUSAU - Stevens Point's boys' basketball team wins its conference basketball games by an average of 41 points.

But there's a lot that has gone into the team's success.

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