ELCHO - In boys basketball, Elcho knocked off Goodman-Pembine last week. Clayton Grose scored 17 points for the Hornets. Out of over 1000 votes, he got nearly half of the vote to win this week's Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.
He'll be awarded a plaque for his efforts.
Marshfield girls hockey player Paige Johnson, Antigo gymnastics athlete Maura Boodry and Wausau West wrestler Joe Umlauf were the other nominees.
If you would like to nominate someone for next week's award, go to wjfw.com. In the Sports section, simply click on "Nominate a Player of the Week" at the bottom of the Sports Poll.
Please include stats for a game this week. Next week's nominees will be named on Monday.
NORTHWOODS - Lakes and nature bring people from all over the country to the Northwoods during the summer. Those same attractions get some people to stay here. Home sales and home prices in the Northwoods went up in 2017.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association reports about 1,300 more homes sold last year than in 2016 in Wisconsin. A local broker saw the increase firsthand.
"The markets that are going crazy right now are premium homes. The Minocqua chain is red hot, the Eagle River chain is pretty hot the Three Lakes chain is pretty hot and there are some chains of lakes that are less hot," said Coldwell Banker broker Jim Mulleady.
HAYWARD - Trail conditions for this year's American Birkebeiner race will be just about perfect.
Executive Director Ben Popp said there's about a six inch base, three inches of snow on top, and more snow on the way in the Hayward area.
"The energy right now is just unreal. You can feel it here in Hayward and Cable and certainly around the world. Now with a gold medal, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, brings more excitement to not only this event, but the sport. So it's a really great time to be a cross country skier," said Popp.
WAUSAU - Police arrested a Florence County man in connection to a Wausau homicide case this week. Online court records show Lee Franck, 56 doesn't face homicide charges, but instead domestic abuse counts.
According to the Wausau Pilot and Review paper, the criminal complaint shows Franck got into an argument with Lyle Leith a few days before the 77-year-old was found dead at his Wausau home on Kickbusch Street.
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