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ATV/UTV World Champions are crowned in Eagle River Submitted: 08/30/2015

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EAGLE RIVER - The two main events of the World Championship side by side UTV/ATV Derby took place Sunday in Eagle River.

Kaukana's Cody Janssen won the ATV Championship by a large margin.

Janssen says he is ranked in the top ten for professional ATV.

He enjoyed the trip up to Eagle River.

"It's been great for me," Janssen said. "I feel like I'm in my backyard. When we race from 20 to 25 hours away it's just great for me to be at this event promote this event help grow this event."


Janssen said that the fans were great Sunday.

He says there's a special vibe in the Northwoods.

"You know when we go to races half the fans are just the families of the people that are there," Janssen said. "That's not the case here. We pulled people out of the town and the surrounding area. It's great to be a part of that."

Zach Zakowski won the UTV Championship.

It was a dramatic start for the second place finisher, Zach Szymik.

"I ran it on Zach and the whole shot off the first jump and took the radiator out and everything," Szymik said. "So the entire time the car was overheating and spraying anti-freeze all over me. I went a little high than I should of on the first jump. I just prayed and kept trying to wipe the antifreeze off my goggles."



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GREEN BAY - The Packers are actually optimist that Randall Cobb will be ready for week one according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

Cobb injured his shoulder on the Packers third play from scrimmage last night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cobb went down hard on his right shoulder.

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, an MRI that was done Sunday showed an AC Joint sprain.

Sportsmed.com says the AC Joint is where the collar bone meets the shoulder blade,
Cobb talked about the injury after last night's game.

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ST. GERMAIN - Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno Fleas and the St. Germain Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club hosted its 19th Benefit Pig Roast at the Sportsman's Chalet in St. Germain.

The two clubs combined cover more than 200 miles in the Northwoods.

Organizers said it's fun to get together in the summer.

"We'll now it's a different setting and to come out and sit down and cookout and catchup over some summer activities and people you haven't see much off, it's really a lot of fun," said St. Germain Bo Boen Snowmobile Club Trail Boss Jim Wendt.

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EAGLE RIVER - Dylan Seis from Antigo won the ProAm competition Saturday at the ATV/UTV Derby World Championship at the AMSOIL Eagle River Derbytrack.

He's only 15 years old.

"You forget everything else that is going on, you realize what's in front of you and what you're doing," said Seis.

The Antigo champion travels around the country to race four wheelers. He enjoyed the short trip up to Eagle River.

"Pretty good the track was really rough in the corners but other than that it was a decent track for the first year," said Seis.

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TOMAHAWK - (2-0) Tomahawk defeats Pittsville (0-2) 41-0 on Friday. 

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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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