WAUSAU - Trips to state were on the line in girls tennis on Wednesday. Wausau East was hosting a Division 1 sectional.
Rhinelander, Merrill, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids among the schools with players competing.
It was a tough day for the Hodags. Lyssa Messerli (#1 singles), and the team of Beth Zenk and Kelsie Prahl (#1 doubles) fell in the opening round, as well as #4 singles rep, Eva O'Melia. Although O'Melia did win third place in #4 singles.
In #1 singles, Gabi Kitchell of D-C Everest won the section championship and is off to state. She has only lost one match all season.
Also Madison bound, is Wausau West's #1 Doubles team of Caroline Krolicki and Mallory Wanserski. They captured the section crown with a win over Eau Claire Memorial.
Marshfield's Nadeen Lieberman was also among the athletes heading to next week's state meet in Madison.
For Merrill, Annie DeBroux fell in the semifinals at #3 singles, while the #1 doubles team of Jolene Ladewig and Morgan Wilde lost in the quarterfinals.
EAGLE RIVER - The initiative will help to rebound what's thought of as a suffering walleye population by adding hundreds of thousands of the fish to Wisconsin lakes.
The project could improve fishing for the state's most popular game fish and tourism in the state. George Langely, a local fishing guide at Eagle Sports bait shop in Eagle River, says walleye fishing isn't what it used to be.
"The walleye population has pretty much suffered in the last twenty years and it's really nice to see Madison recognizing that and taking some steps to do something about it. It will take a while but it's a great start."
DNR raises bag limits on hundreds of northern Wisconsin lakes
MADISON - Wildlife officials have increased daily walleye bag limits for anglers as Wisconsin Chippewa spearfishing winds down.
The state Department of Natural Resources has raised limits on 423 lakes in the ceded territory, a swath of northern Wisconsin the tribes gave to the government more than a century ago. The rules include a five-walleye limit on 289 lakes, a four-walleye limit on three lakes, and a three-walleye limit on 131 lakes.
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