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Newswatch 12 POW Nominees 12-31Submitted: 12/31/2012
Story By Joe Dufek

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- 2013 is just around the corner. Last week, several holdiay tournaments were held not only in the Northwoods - but throughout the state.

Here are our nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.

In Boys basketball, the Hodags went 2-0 at the Big Rivers - Wisconsin Valley Challenge in Wausau. Rhinelander's Shane White scored 26 points in the Hodags' victory over Menominee.


In wrestling, Merrill's Mason Reinhardt showed why he is the top-ranked wrestler in the state at 160 pounds. Mason went undefeated in the Bluejays Northern Exposure Tourney. Merrill went on to win the team title.

In girls hockey, the Northern Edge finished second in their annual Hodagland Tournament. Lauren Smith scored 3 goals in two games - both victories for the Edge.

Back to boys basketball, Elcho went 2-0 in their Hornet Holiday Tourney... Jaeger Adams - who made the all-tournament team - led Elcho with a dozen points in a 1-point victory over Bowler.

To vote on any of the nominees, go to the sports poll at wjfw.com and cast your vote.

Voting ends at 3pm on Friday.


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