- More than 2,200 votes in this week's poll. Let's find out who is our Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.
Rhinelander manager - turned basketball player David Pokrandt played his very first varsity game last week.
Dave played the final minute against Tomahawk and hit the three pointer. A great moment for the young man batteling cognitive disability and A-D-H-D.
He received 41% of the vote. He'll receive a plaque from R & D Trophies of Tomahawk.
Matt Wolter of Antigo boys hockey, Lakeland nordic skier Erin Bolger, and Shane Wakefield of the Chequamegon boys basketball team were the other nominees. In fact, Wakefield dropped out of the running because he wanted Pokrandt to win. A class act.
If you would like to nominate someone for next week's award, we have a form on our website at wjfw.com. Please include stats for a game this week.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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