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High Sports Weekend RecapSubmitted: 09/21/2014
RHINELANDER - The Tomahawk swimming team had a successful weekend.

They scored 220 points and finished fourth behind three division one schools in the Ashwaubenon Jaguar Invite on Saturday.

They were one of two division two schools who competed in a 12 team field.


Tomahawk's 200 free relay got first place and had their fastest time in any season at 1:41.01.

Lauren Hilt accumulated four medals.

It was a good test as they prepare a successful playoff run.

The biggest high cross country meet in the northern Wisconsin was in Wausau on Saturday, the Smiley Invitational.

Lakelands boys cross country team had a strong showing finishing 1st in the division one small school race. They would have won the division two race. Andrew Schilling led the Thunderbirds with a time of 17:02.

On the girl's side, Pulaski won the division one small school race. Phillips won the division three race and would have also won the division two race. Ellie Lochner was up front for the Loggers.

Tomahawk's Dani Whiting finished first in the division two race with a time of 15:28. The Hatchets finished second.

In high school football, the top three in the Great Northern conference after week 5 is Mosinee, Merrill, and Lakeland.

In the Marawood Conference the top three are Edgewood Auburndale, and Stratford.
In the Northern Lakes, it's Florence, Crandon, and Northern Elite.

Wisconsin Valley South the top three are Oshkosh North, Fond Du Lack, and Hortonville.

In the Wisconsin Valley North the top three is Kimberly, Appleton North, and Appleton East.


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Stevens Point Area Senior High School Cross Country Program Has Strong TraditionSubmitted: 09/20/2014

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WAUSAU - People know Stevens Point Area Senior High School for its cross country. The high school has one of the most successful programs in the entire state at any level. This year, they expect another good run.

Head coach of the team Donn Behnke has been the coach for the past 38 years.

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Merrill Wins Again Submitted: 09/19/2014

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ANTIGO - Merrill beat Antigo 35-7 on Friday.

It was a packed house in Antigo

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Marathon handles Tomahawk 40-13Submitted: 09/19/2014

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TOMAHAWK - The Tomahawk Hatchets hosted the Marathon Red Raiders.

It was a rough start for Tomahawk.

They're down 8-0 in the second quarter.

Raiders QB Kellen Vetter hands to Ethan Seubert.

He barges through the defense almost untouched to put Marathon up 15-0.

The ensuing drive for the Hatchets.

They face a 4th and 8 in their red zone.

Quarterback Kaleb Kominski keeps it and runs off tackle to the right.

He fights through a few Raider defenders to pick up the first down.

Gutsy call by Tomahawk.

It's now 1st and goal for the Hatchets.

Next play, Kaminski drops back.

He's looking for Jordan Roessler on the comeback.

But it's picked off by Ethan Seubert.

He runs it back for the pick six to give Marathon another TD.

It's his second of the day.

Tomahawk gets the ball back just before halftime.

Just seconds left for Kaminski.

He's looking for his man down the seam.

But he's picked off AGAIN by Seubert.

He takes it to the house.

Marathon cruises to a 40-13 win.

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Crandon Wins Conference Game Against Elcho/White Lake Submitted: 09/19/2014

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CRANDON - Crandon beat Elcho/White Lake on Friday 46-6.

The Cardinals may have been up big in the second half but Elcho/White Lake still played defense.

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Tomahawk Hatchets Continue to Carry Momentum Forward Submitted: 09/18/2014

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TOMAHAWK - The Tomahawk Hatchets swim team added another win to their season on Wednesday taking down Wittenberg 98-57.

The team is now 10-0 and is ranked third in the state for D2 swimming.

The Hatchets Head Coach Theresa L'Esperance believes it's the team's attitude that's growing the program.

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Pick-up basketball available at the YMCA of the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 09/17/2014

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RHINELANDER - If you're looking for a great way to be active indoors, then pick-up basketball may be perfect for you.

Friendly and competitive pick-up basketball games can be found at the YMCA of the Northwoods.

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Lady Hodag tennis team chasing fifth straight GNC championshipSubmitted: 09/17/2014

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RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Girls Tennis team could win their fifth straight Great Northern Conference championship this year.

No other Hodag team has ever had that level of success.

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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.

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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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