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Packer Hall of Famer Makes a Stop in the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 08/30/2014

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WOODRUFF - The Gilbert Brown Foundation made a stop in Woodruff on Sunday.

Gilbert Brown, also known as the Grave Digger, uses his Hall of Fame Packer career to give back to the Wisconsin community.

The Foundation does over 144 charities across the state and helps children by providing life skills, promoting diversity, and raising funds for kids with cancer.


"It just comes back to the point of giving back," Brown said. "It's just if you got the opportunity to help someone change somebody's life or even a smile on someone's face that's one of the most rewarding things you can do."

Brown makes sure to go all over the state of Wisconsin because he wants to give back to as many Wisconsinites as possible. He also says Packer fans are unique.

"Football around here is different than any other state," Brown said. "These people here bleed green and yellow. It's truly a thing to see. Some of the other fans are fair weather fans, depending on what quarterback came in, what player came in, and then they will want to cheer for their team."

Browns effect on the youth can be seen.

"He's done anti-bullying speeches at multiple different schools and that's been a huge impact," said Carrie Geary, an intern for the Gilbert Brown Foundation. "Kids won't really talk about their bullying but when Gilbert gets up there says 'hey I've been through it's not good you need to talk to someone,' they standup and ask questions like 'who do I talk to, this happened to me, what do I do', and it's amazing the outcome."


Story By: Nolan Blair

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Lakeland Cross Country is preparing for a successful seasonSubmitted: 08/29/2014

MINOCQUA - The Lakeland Thunderbirds hope to run all the way to the cross country state championship this year.

The teams fell short of qualifying for the state championship last year. But, coaches think they have what it takes to win it all this year.

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The fun of disc golfSubmitted: 08/27/2014

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- You can play disc golf at the Sandy Point Resort and Disc Golf Ranch if you're looking for a good time.

Disc Golf is a growing and inexpensive way for some recreational or competitive fun.

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Mountain biking coming to Wisconsin high schoolsSubmitted: 08/26/2014

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WISCONSIN - High schoolers will get the chance to compete in a new sport this fall.

Starting this fall, students from schools like Wausau West and Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) will compete in mountain bike racing.

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Northern Wisconsin cross country teams start season in MinocquaSubmitted: 08/26/2014

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MINOCQUA - Seven high school cross country teams started their season in Minocqua Tuesday night at the eighth annual Ted Voigt Invitational.

Lakeland Union High School, the defending Great Northern Conference champs, hosted the first match of the season.

The event is named after a former coach at Lakeland Union High School.

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Hunting Season Approaching Submitted: 08/24/2014

RHINELANDER - Multiple hunting seasons will soon begin in the state of Wisconsin.
There are new changes in both regulations and ways of hunting this year.
Today I spoke with Roger Sabota, the vice chairman of the Oneida County conservation congress to learn more.

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1928 Dodge Victory 6 at Eagle River Car Show Submitted: 08/23/2014

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EAGLE RIVER - The 7th annual Classic Car Cruzins car show took place this weekend in the Northwoods.

A variety of beautiful cars could be seen down Wall Street in downtown Eagle River.

A car from 1928 stuck out amongst them all.

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Lakeland Union falls to ShawanoSubmitted: 08/22/2014

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MINOCQUA - The Lakeland Union Thunderbirds hosted the Shawano Hawks tonight in a non conference game.

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Northland Pines dominates Wittenberg-BirnamwoodSubmitted: 08/22/2014

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EAGLE RIVER - The Northland Pines Eagles hosted Wittenberg-Birnamwood Friday.

It was all Eagles early on.

Down in the red zone, quarterback Jack Sarama was in control.

They blow out the Chargers 37-0.

Bailey Ramesh came up big in this one with almost 300 all purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Rhinelander Defeats Antigo 19-8Submitted: 08/22/2014

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RHINELANDER - Antigo students showing support and excited to get the 2014 season underway.

Now both teams struggling on offense in the first quarter.

Junior Quarter back Brandon Reinthaler brought down for a sack.

Nearly an interception but he was called down.
On the other end, quarterback Tony Libit can't find any open wide receivers and is sacked.

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First Night of High School Football Submitted: 08/21/2014

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PHILLLIPS - 50 teams across the state kicked off their football seasons tonight.

Take you to Phillips where the loggers were taking on the Ladysmith Lumberjacks
Ladysmith's defense getting it done early.

Now lumberjacks first play of offense, Quarterback Lucus Weisenberger lays a stiff arm and then takes it all the way to the house.

Touchdown lumberjacks!

On their second drive Ladysmith scores again to go ahead 12-0 and they didn't look back.

Ladysmith wins 41-0.

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