- The N-F-L Draft is the biggest weekend for college football players.
For high school stars, it's National Signing Day. It's the first day seniors can officially commit to where they will play in college.
Wednesday morning, two Antigo football stars sgined on the dotted line.
Tight end Josh Hale is headed to Division One South Dakota. Hale's a 3-time letter winner in football. He has also played baseball and track and field for Antigo. He's expected to contribute right away for the Coyotes.
Blake Kirsh decided to go to Division Two Sioux Falls, SD. He was a mainstay for the Red Robins offensive line.
In Eagle River, wide receiver Sam Lacko committed to Michigan Tech - another D-2 program. Tech is well-known for its engineering program. Plus, the school is a short two-hour drive from home.
We'll hear from the three athletes this weekend on Friday Night Blitz at 10pm.
Other area stars signing today include Marcus Gabriel of Newman Catholic decided to go to St. Cloud State in Minnesota.
Wisconsin's signings include George Panos, an offensive guard from Hartland. He's considered among the top 100 recruits in the country.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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