RHINELANDER, ELCHO - The Rhinelander boys soccer team closed out their regular season home schedule on Tuesday. The Hodags - facing Medford on both Parent's Night and Senior Night. Hodags still undefeated in the GNC going in.
A win and they clinch the conference title. And they got the job done, as Rhinelander would go on to win 4-1. It's their second conference title in three seasons.
Nate Twedten assisted on both of Rhinelander's first two goals, which were scored by Nick Wright and Ben Franson. Rhinelander goal keeper Connor Labelle had a dozen saves.
Rhinelander closes out the regular season in Antigo on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in volleyball on tuesday night, Northern Lakes Conference co-leader Crandon in Elcho. Crandon was undefeated in the NLC going in.
However, Elcho put a stop to that. After dropping game one, the Hornets would win the next three games to pull off the upset.
MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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