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.
MERRILL - Most people enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family. But the Merrill firefighters spend their Thanksgiving at the station with their second family, their coworkers. Community members stepped in to make sure the firefighters still had a special Thanksgiving while they were working.
It might be Thanksgiving, but for the Merrill Fire Department, it's just another day
But it is a day with more turkey, stuffing, and pies.
"We had a couple of community organizations that dropped off meals for us which we're definitely grateful for," said firefighter and paramedic Bryson Cruise.
The job doesn't stop for firefighters and Thanksgiving is no exception.
So Park City Credit Union and Hands of Hope wanted to thank the firefighters for their service with a home cooked Thanksgiving meal.
PARK FALLS - Many families began their Thanksgiving Day with a run this morning. Topping off the holiday with a "trot" around town may not appeal to everyone, but for these families it was a way to spend time with one another.
"Trot now so we can pie later," said Steph Schultz, a runner in the Park Falls Turkey Trot.
Families used the Turkey Trot 5K in Park Falls as a way to bond.
RHINELANDER - Nineteen months ago, 10 police agencies surrounded the Tripoli home of Kenneth Welsh.
Police say Welsh caused a three-hour standoff, threatened to blow up his house, and threatened to kill his wife.
Later in court, he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to three years in prison by Oneida County Judge Michael Bloom.
But now, those convictions and prison sentence have been erased. This month, while in prison, Welsh argued he didn't fully understand all the elements of one of the crimes to which he pleaded no contest, first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Welsh's motion put some of the blame on his defense attorney, Rod Streicher.
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