PHELPS - David vs. Goliath, Jack and the bean stalk. You've heard of the fairy tales. The story of a tiny person taking down a giant.
In basketball, the underdog is known as Cinderella. The Phelps Lady Knights certianly hope the glass slipper will fit come Thursday night.
Phelps will face last year's Sectional Champion Newman Catholic in the D-5 sectional semifinal on Thursday in Antigo.
Phelps knocked off the #1 seed Marion in last weekend's regional final. It was just their second regional final title. The last one was in 2006.
Add to it, the school has only 32 kids enrolled. Just 16 girls - with 10 playing on the basketball team.
It's easy to see how the town of Phelps is sky high for their team.
Stormy Schreiber, a senior for Phelps says, "That (a Regional Championship) was our goal. When we accomplished that last Saturday, it was undescribable."
Thursday night's game in Antigo tips off at 7pm. Phelps has never made to the state tournament. In fact, they have not even reached a sectional final. Now they are just 2 games away from a trip to state.
Regardless of Thursday's result, it's been quite a ride for the players.
"Whenever we go to the gas station, we always have people yelling at us," adds junior Ashley Bolkmann. "Little kids are starting to look up to us. It's a great feeling."
TOMAHAWK - Tomahawk High School sporting events got an attendance boost this winter. At the same time, local charities benefited from the community's generosity.
The school's Varsity Club sponsored six nights of special events, one for each winter sport. The Varsity Club gave out T-shirts printed with team rosters. Meanwhile, fans brought donations for local charities.
"Each kid would walk in and they'd put on their T-shirt," said Varsity Club member Jackie Elliott. "When we got our student section going, they were all together, and you just had this block of white. It was awesome."
RHINELANDER - People lived through detours, dust, and demolition throughout most of 2016 in downtown Rhinelander. Residents won't see that kind of work in 2017, but the city is planning more closures and road work to finish up the Streetscape Project.
Crews will start with the Davenport Street Bridge shutting down for a month in starting April 17. Public Works Director Tim Kingman says some sections of concrete, sidewalk, and asphalt pavement shifted, settled and cracked over the winter.
RHINELANDER - Cracked concrete, twisted rebar, and overgrown trees and bushes don't paint the most ideal picture for a park. But a Rhinelander alderman sees the perfect chance for a peaceful place to enjoy nature.
Alderman Alex Young hopes to turn an old snow dumping dock site into a "pocket park." The site sits where Norway Street runs into the Wisconsin River behind Ripco Credit Union and the DNR Service Center building.
WAUSAU - A contractor fell from a ladder and died at the construction site of the new Hilton Garden Inn in Wausau last week. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
Marathon County Sheriff's Captain Dale Wisnewski said Shane J. Cash, 45, of Wisconsin Rapids was drilling holes in the ceiling on Thursday when he fell from his ladder and died on scene.
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