Lakeland defeats Tomahawk in GNC swimming showdown
- In a matchup of two undefeated teams in girls high school swimming, Lakeland showed their muscle. The T-Brids defeated Tomahawk 104-66 in a duel held at Lakeland Union High School.
With the victory, Lakeland will close out their duel schedule next week at fellow Great Northern Conference foe Ladysmith.
The GNC meet, which ultimately determines the conference champions is October 26 at Rhinelander High School.
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