MERRILL, ANTIGO, PHILLIPS, MEDFORD - Here are this week's four nominees for the "Newswatch 12 Player of the Week."
In volleyball on Saturday, Merrill's Renee Sladek had 10 kills against Wausau East. The Bluejays captured the regional final.
In football, Medford advanced to level 2 of the playoffs iwth an impressive victory over Onalaska. Running back Cole Loertscher ran for 118 yards and 3 TDs for the Raiders.
In boys corss country, Kyle Lochner of Phillips was the D-3 sectional runner-up in Bruce. Lochner finished in 17 minutes, 10.9 seconds as he's headed to this weekend's state meet. It's his second straight year competing at the event in Wisconsin Rapids.
Also in volleyball, Antigo knoecked off Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Brenna Nedden had 24 kills and 14 digs in the victory. She is a cousin of fellow nominee Renee Sladek.
To vote on any of the nominees - go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday.
MINOCQUA - “This disease is called the great imitator for a good reason,” says Jeff Waite.
Lyme disease can be good at hiding.
“Lyme disease is a bacterial type infection spread by a spiral keet, which is also considered a parasite. And it can be carried in the spit glands and intestinal track of ticks in this area. Particularly the deer tick," said Dr. Kurt Landauer.
EAGLE RIVER - The initiative will help to rebound what's thought of as a suffering walleye population by adding hundreds of thousands of the fish to Wisconsin lakes.
The project could improve fishing for the state's most popular game fish and tourism in the state. George Langely, a local fishing guide at Eagle Sports bait shop in Eagle River, says walleye fishing isn't what it used to be.
"The walleye population has pretty much suffered in the last twenty years and it's really nice to see Madison recognizing that and taking some steps to do something about it. It will take a while but it's a great start."
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