Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Race for the Record Submitted: 11/14/2013
Story By Kalia Baker

RHINELANDER - Second graders at Crescent Elementary wanted to make history Thursday.

They tried to beat the Guinness world record for "Most People Sport Cup Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day."

37,000 schools in 46 countries were also competing beat the world record. 30 second graders at Crescent elementary were among them.

Kelsey Yunkers is one of those second graders.

She says it's not as easy as it looks.

"Well you got to use two hands, only on the sides, because on top, how is it gonna fit through there? So use the sides, stack on two hands, [not] one.

Sport stacking isn't just for fun.

Teachers say it helps with math and reading. It also uses both sides of the brain.

Kelsey's advice for being good at sport cup stacking is pretty simple.
"It can be even harder if you only do one, she says. "So [use] two hands."

Crescent Elementary will continue sport stacking as a reward for students throughout the school year.

The physical education department is also considering buying the sport cups as a fun way to keep kids active.





Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker promised to reshape the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before he took office  -- and he has.

Now more even changes could be in store as Walker and his fellow Republicans continue to push the agency further toward what the governor has called a customer service foundation.

Critics say it adds up to a diminished agency.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - After a two-year hiatus the Eagle River Ice Castle returned back. Many people gathered to watch Sunday while firefighters added some finishing touches. 

Workers placed decorative ice sculptures on the top corners of each castle tower. Firefighters also started to string lights around the castle.  

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Starting a career in the medical field can be tough. That's why some Northwoods organizations are working together to promote job opportunities.

On Saturday, Rennes Health and Rehab in Rhinelander hosted a job fair open house.

+ Read More

WAUSAU - The South Area Fire and Emergency Response District responded to a fire at a Rib Mountain Sam's Club Saturday.

Firefighters got the call around 2:30 p.m.

According to Captain Doug Jennings, the fire was on the roof of the store. Jennings says a heating unit caught fire.

Everyone was evacuated and no one was hurt.

+ Read More

Play Video

PELICAN LAKE - When most of us drive out on the ice, we don't think we'll fall through.

That scary thought was a reality for Ken Wolfe, who grew up in Rhinelander.

On Friday, at around 3:15p.m., Wolfe went to Pelican Lake to meet his son and go ice fishing, but he never made it.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Many people make it a yearly tradition to race in the Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby. But not all of them can say they've won a race, and most don't even dream of making a record breaking win. 

Larry Severson is turning 80 in July, but he doesn't let age stop him from snowmobiling. 

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - Every year the Eagle River Snowmobile Derby attracts people from all over the country, and the world.

One group of men from Sweden returned to the derby this year and invited some others who had never been to the states before.

Although they come from a foreign country, snowmobile racing is certainly no foreign concept.
Mattias Andersson says he's been racing since 2002. This is his fourth year racing in Eagle River. Andersson's friend, Marcus Nystrom, runs his own snowmobile derby in their hometown in northern Sweden, called, "Sno Pro Scandinavia."

They heard about the Eagle River derby through their friend, Chris Dahl, who moved from Sweden to Woodruff about 25 years ago.

"I actually saw it in the newspaper back home in Sweden that, oh my goodness, Chris Dahl is racing at Eagle River, I have to call him right away," Andersson said.

They race in American sleds, but Andersson promises they are "Swedish tuned." Since comign to Eagle River, he and his fellow Swedes cheer each other on, make new friends and aim to bring home trophies to Sweden.

They haven't decided what to do with their sleds once they leave for Sweden on Monday. 

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here