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Elcho Hoops Star named Newswatch 12 Player of the WeekSubmitted: 02/01/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Sports


ELCHO - In boys basketball, Elcho knocked off Goodman-Pembine last week. Clayton Grose scored 17 points for the Hornets. Out of over 1000 votes, he got nearly half of the vote to win this week's Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.

He'll be awarded a plaque for his efforts.

Marshfield girls hockey player Paige Johnson, Antigo gymnastics athlete Maura Boodry and Wausau West wrestler Joe Umlauf were the other nominees.

If you would like to nominate someone for next week's award, go to wjfw.com. In the Sports section, simply click on "Nominate a Player of the Week" at the bottom of the Sports Poll.

Please include stats for a game this week. Next week's nominees will be named on Monday.


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