- Tuesday was opening night of regionals in girls basketball. Some Northwoods teams actually wait until Friday to begin play. But it was still a busy night on the hardwood.
In Division 2, Lakeland hosted Rhinelander. Lakeland up by 4 at halftime, and led by 10 points in the 3rs quarter. However Rhinelander rallied, as Sydney Smith hit 2 free throws late to give the Hodags a 39-38 win.
Rhinelander travels to Medford on Friday.
In Division 3, Northland Pines has only lost once going into regionals. In fact, the Eagles were orginally awarded the #4 seed and would have played on Friday. However Oconto Falls won an appeal of the pairings.
Northland Pines hosted Tomahawk on Tuesday. After a slow start for both teams, the Eagles proved to be too much. Northland Pines advanced with 49-35 victory. Abby Alft led the Eagles with 13 points.
Northland Pines now travels to Oconto Falls on Friday.
Crandon proved to have little trouble against Crivitz Tuesday night. The Cardinals knocked off Crivitz 48-27. Crandon plays at Coleman on Friday.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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