Rebels QB Ambrosius is Newswatch 12 Player of the Week
- This week's winner is Laona/Wabeno QB Jake Ambrosius. The senior threw for 302 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Rebels victory over Florence.
Jake receievd 49% of over 1,700 votes cast. Three Lakes cross country runner Natalie Miller, as well as football stars Cole Loertscher of Medford and Antigo's Josh Hale were the other nominees.
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National Geography Bee Finalist
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