- The Olympics is not the only place to find top-notch performances. Several highschool athletes are also putting in some memorable games.Here are the nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.NOMINEE 1Rhinelander senior David Pokrandt had the chance to go from manager to varistybasktball player for one night. Dave played the final minute against Tomahawkand hit the three pointer. A great moment for the young man batteling cognitivedisability and A-D-H-D.
NOMINEE 2Antigo boys' hockey team earned a huge road victory against Northland Pines. Matt Wolter had a hat-trick - or scored three goals against the Eagles.NOMINEE 3In nordic skiing, Lakeland's Erin Bolger was the state champion in the pursuitrace. She was more than one minute faster than all of the other competitors inCable this weekend.NOMINEE 4Chequamegon boys' basketball star Shane Wakefield scored a game-high 36 pointsagainst Rib Lake. He also had 9 steals, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists in the victory.To vote on any of the nominees, go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting endsat 3pm on Friday. The winner earns a plaque for the achievement.Dan Baratka of the Phillips boys' basketball team was last week's winner.
Written By: Joe Dufek