ATHLETIC PARK, MERRILL - In Legion Baseball Merrill is hosting a tournament this weekend at historic Athletic Park. The home team taking on Beloit.
Top of the 1st runner on second. Ty Grunenwald lays down the bunt, the throw to first gets away and Alex Cordova comes home to put Merrill on the board first.
Bottom of the frame some nice defense from Merrill. Brady Borrell swings and misses. After securing the out at first they also catch the runner at third and get the great double play.
Top of the second Alex Klug gets ahold of this one but it's not deep enough.
Beloit would go on to take today's game 4-2 the final.
The Rhinelander Rebels taking on the number 4 Legion team in the state Holmen.
And Holmen showed why they're ranked that high.
Top of the third Vic Berkley drives one down the line in left. Brett Kabat comes home to put Holmen up 8-zip and that would be part of a 7 run inning.. Bottom of the inning 2 on for Rhinelander. Trevor Young with the chopper, Brevin Persick charges home and beats the throw to put the Rebels on the board.
But it was all Holmen today they won 13-1 in 5 innings. The tourney wraps up tomorrow.
MILWAUKEE - A Wausau-based company that makes architectural metal finishing took home a big honor Thursday night. Linetec won the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce's Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Large Company category.
The annual awards program celebrates Wisconsin companies that are well respected, serve their communities, and make Wisconsin "a better place to live, work, and play", according to a press release from the WMC.
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.
MERRILL - Trinity Lutheran School in Merrill doesn't have room for any more kindergarten students next year.
Its class is already full, partly because some families can send their kids to Trinity for free.
For the third straight year, Trinity will participate in Wisconsin's private school choice program.
This year, the state pays tuition for about 30 of Trinity's 120 total students.
"Parents like the Christian base, obviously. That's the main reason people send [their kids] here," said School Administrator Kathy Yahr. "They're keeping them here more now because of the opportunities that we offer."
MINOCQUA - A Lakeland Union High School student could face punishment for putting a shooting threat in a bathroom last week.
According to a press release, the Minocqua Police Department believes the girl officers talked to today is likely the person who left graffiti referencing the Parkland, Florida school shooting in an LUHS girls' bathroom on Thursday.
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