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.
Massive tornado flattens homes, neighborhoods in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roars through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
NBC News reports at least 37 people are confirmed dead as of 7:30 p.m.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city.
The National Weather Service says it had winds up to 200 mph.
People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.
Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado.
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