Northern Edge wins Hodagland Holiday Tournament Submitted: 12/28/2014

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RHINELANDER - The championship of the Hodagland Holiday Tournament took place Sunday.

The tournament consisted of 11 teams from different parts of Wisconsin.

Northern Edge beat Fox City 3-1.

Captain Katie Detert scored two goals in the championship game.

"Felt good winning our home tournament and bringing it home for our crowd, " said Detert.

Detert looks forward to the top ten matchup with Northland Pines.

"Last year we were pretty even with them but this year I think we'll have a good matchup with them," Detert said. "We got a lot of good skaters this year. We've got some returning people and some new freshman that will do really good for us."

The Northern Edge Pines matchup will be at Rhinelander on the 9th.

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Medford advances in Hodagland Holiday TournamentSubmitted: 12/27/2014

RHINELANDER - The Medford Raiders made the trip up to Rhinelander for the Hodagland Holiday Tournament.

They played the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers in the afternoon game Saturday.
Beaver Dam has the puck.

They pass it back up top.

The shot follows.

The puck somehow gets past all the Raider defenders to tie the game at one.

Medford comes back on the attack.

Beaver Dam clears it out, but it goes to Medford's Sienna Demulling.

She slaps it right back, and the Raiders take the lead.

The goals went back and forth from there, but Medford ends up with the victory.

They win 5-3.

They'll go on to play Sunday afternoon.

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Northern Edge hockey tears through Hodagland Holiday TournamentSubmitted: 12/27/2014

RHINELANDER - You could see lots of hockey this weekend.

The Northern Edge hockey team hosted this year's Hodagland Holiday Tournament.

The girls shined all weekend long.

The Edge have the number one seed in the tournament.

Other teams haven't quite been a match for the team ranked 9th in Wisconsin Prep Hockey.

They shutout the Siren Blizzard 9-0 Friday, and they moved right past Stoughton Saturday afternoon 4-1.

They're the number one seed for a reason.

They'll go on to play in the Championship game tomorrow against Fox Cities-Xavier Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

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Cross country ski author enjoys his passion Submitted: 12/26/2014

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WINCHESTER - Many people find their passions in the Northwoods through outdoor activities.

One Northwoods man has written multiple books on cross country skiing and hiking.

Chad McGraths love for the Wisconsin outdoors truly exemplifies the Spirit of the North.

McGrath grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He didn't find his love for the outdoors until he went to college in Kenosha.

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Chequamegon Wrestler has been coached by his dad his entire careerSubmitted: 12/25/2014

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PARK FALLS - Wrestlers need a certain type of work ethic to be successful on the mat.

A Park Falls wrestler has some help from his dad - who's also his coach.
On the 18th, Chequamegon's Isaac Weik scored a big victory over a state ranked opponent.

Weik's father, Darren, has been coaching Isaac for his entire career.

"Having my dad as a coach means everything to me," Weik said. "If he wasn't here I probably wouldn't be doing this sport because it is truly hard. If he wasn't pushing me I wouldn't be close to where I am."

"It's a lot of fun, a lot of fun, he's a good kid you know… it's a lot of fun," Darren Weik said.

The fun started for the Weik's when Isaac was in kindergarten.

"I started out in kindergarten and I remember taking third place at a little Park Falls tournament in my hometown," Weik said. "he said (Darren), 'you did a good job. I think you should do it next year' and it's evolved from there."
Weik has more than 100 career victories over his high school career. He also has a top ten state ranking.

"Getting my 100th career win was huge; it really makes you realize what all of your work is worth. A lot of times you are sitting there, you're super tired, wore out, hungry. But once you get your wins you realize what everything's worth," Weik said.

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Merrill's Sam Arneson reacts to Gary Andersen resigning Submitted: 12/24/2014

MADISON - The Badgers hired Paul Chryst to take over the football program last week, but players are still handling the emotions of having a coach walk out on them.

Merrill's Sam Arneson spoke with Newswatch 12 about his initial reaction to Gary Andersen's resignation.

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Merrill's Sam Arneson reacts to Paul Chyrst hiring Submitted: 12/24/2014

MADISON - Wisconsin's Paul Chryst seems to be a popular hire among Badger fans and players.

In the words of Merrill's Sam Arneson, hiring Chryst was a "no-brainer."

Chryst was born in Madison and played quarterback at Wisconsin.

Arneson is excited for the offensive mindset he will bring to the program.

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Skijoring and Sled Dog Racing in the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 12/24/2014

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GLEASON - Many people participate in outdoor sports during the winter months.

Sled Dog Racing and Skijoring are two sports that some people do competitively.

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Central Wisconsin girls' hockey ties Onalaska 1-1Submitted: 12/20/2014

WAUSAU - The Central Wisconsin Storm played host to the Onalaska Hilltoppers Saturday.

Both teams played some outstanding defense in this one.

Central Wisconsin's Katelyn Ramthun scoops around the goal.

She tries the reverse shot, but Onalaska's goalie is all over it.

The Hilltoppers clear it out.

A couple possessions later, the Storm are back on the offensive.

They try the sniper shot from out deep.

Onalaska won't budge.

The Storm are able to corral the miss.

They shoot it around the boards trying to look for a decent shot.

Jamie Henrickson gets the shot off, but Onalaska still won't let anything through.

The Storm come back with a head of steam.

A 2-on-1 rush with only one Hilltopper to beat.

Henrickson dishes to Kelly Knetter but the shot is still no good.

That's the way it went for the entire game.

This thriller went down to the wire, and it ended in a very fitting 1-1 tie.

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Northern Edge girls' hockey hosts CFMSubmitted: 12/20/2014

ANTIGO - Northern Edge welcomed in Chippewa Falls-Menomonie to Antigo Saturday.

This one was a fairly close battle.

Neither team had the upper hand early.

Northern Edge's Lauren Smith gets it up top to Katie Detert.

She takes the long range slapshot, but CFM comes up with the save.

Still 0-0 at this point.

Northern Edge playing some nice defense of their own.

CFM pokes it away from two defenders.

They take it up left side and take the shot, but Gracie Lenzner bats it away with the glove.

Northern Edge comes right back down the ice.

Detert goes coast to coast.

She slices through a couple defenders into the middle lane.

She puts up the shot and it's good.

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Rhinelander defeats AntigoSubmitted: 12/19/2014

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RHINELANDER - Rhinelander defeats Antigo 36-32.

Rhinelander's Brandon Reinthaler scored 14 points.

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