Loading

70°F

62°F

72°F

66°F

67°F

72°F

70°F

66°F

63°F

70°F

72°F

66°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Lemmens brotherns to have family hoops war FridaySubmitted: 12/17/2013
Story By Joe Dufek


RHINELANDER, EAGLE RIVER - In boys basketball on Friday Night, Wausau West is in Rhinelander.

This is our Game of the Week on Friday Night Blitz.

It's a battle of brothers. Derek Lemmens, is the Hodags head coach. His brother Nate is in his first year at West. Nate and Derek are also former Hodag players.

In fact, Nate helped out at the Hodags summer camp back in July.

But even back then, both brothers were looking forward to this Friday's family hoops battle.


"I'm sure (Rhinelander) will be packed," Nate explains. "I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time I'm not looking forward to it."

"I'm excited to play against him," Derek adds. "It's a nice mix. (Rhinelander) is Division Two, (Wausau West) is Division One. It won't effect us necessarily for playoffs. It's just for pride. It's just to say, 'I got you this year.'"

Tuesday night, the Hodag boys handed Antigo their first loss of the season. Rhinelander won 48-44.

In boys basketball, Hayward defeated Northland Pines 51-42. To check out the highlights, click on the video above.



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





 IN OTHER NEWS

WAUSAU - The name sounds scarier than most of the symptoms would suggest, but doctors take West Nile virus seriously.

This week, a dead crow in Marathon County tested positive for West Nile. The Marathon County Health Department reported the discovery Monday. Counties look mainly at crows, blue jays, and ravens to find the virus. It is spread mostly through mosquito bites.

+ Read More

Play Video

MINOCQUA - A K9 unit can track scents, catch suspects, and save lives. The Minocqua Police Department hopes to get one.

The police chief says the dog and training could cost thousands of dollars. Because the town is a popular summer destination, police think a K9 could be a useful tool.

+ Read More

LAC DU FLAMBEAU - A crash on a Vilas County lake severely injured a Park Falls man over the weekend.

Twenty-five-year-old Joel Goll crashed into a docked boat while wakeboarding on Ike Walton Lake Saturday afternoon.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Wildlife workers think lead poisoning may have killed an eagle east of Rhinelander on Friday.

The bird was found at the intersection of highways 8 and 51. It died before workers at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander could rescue it.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - You may know a Tomahawk man for his museum dedicated solely to the 1955 Chevrolet. But now that same man has finished work on another unique project: a miniature Viking boatófor turtles.

"I got models of drekars, but they're just little," said Swede Jorgensen. "And I wanted a big one."

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - For the first time in 25 years, a new Dr. Seuss book will hit library shelves all across the Northwoods this week.

"Since he's been passed away for so many years, it's pretty exciting the new book is coming out," says Rhinelander District Library Children's Librarian Tom Hurlbert.

+ Read More

Play Video

VILAS COUNTY - The Vilas County Fair 4-H Club wants more people to set up exhibit booths in this year's event.

Fewer people have participated in the exhibit portion the last few years.

Last year, the fair board received 400 entries and 1,500 exhibits, numbers that are still lower than in past years.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here