RHINELANDER - Austin Bowman of the Hodag boys basketball team won the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week award for January 18. He scored a game-high 18 points in Rhinelander's victory over Lakeland. Out 8120 votes, Bowman received 43% of the vote.
He'll receive a plaque courtesy of R and D Trophies of Tomahawk. Zach Fleischman of the Antigo boys hockey team, Lakeland swimmer Nick Garcia, and Three Lakes girls basketball player Peyton Raday (radeye) were the other nominees.
If you would like to nominate someone for next week's award - e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include stats for a game this week.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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