- A couple of Northwoods girls basketball teams began Thursday night just two games away from a trip to state. Merrill and Goodman-Pembine.
In Division Two, Merrill was playing in the sectional semifinals for the second time in three years.
Bluejays faced the 3-time defending sectional champs New London.
The game was in Stevens Point. In a low-scoring battle, Merrill fell 29-24. Bluejays led 14-4 at the half. However they were outscored 25-10 in the second half. Renee Sladek led Merrill with 17 points. Bluejays end the season at (16-8).
In Division 5, Goodman-Pembine traveled to Oconto Falls. There the Patriots took on Green Bay NEW Lutheran.
Patriots won 41-29. Courtney Goyak had a double-double for Goodman-Pembine. 23 points and 20 rebounds.
Goodman-Pembine will Assumption. The Royals defeated Newman Catholic 52-40 in Antigo Thursday night. You can watch highlights of this game in the video above.
Saturday's game is scheduled for 2 p.m. start at D.C. Everest High School.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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