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Player of the Week Nominees 2-18Submitted: 02/18/2013
Story By Marisa Silvas

Player of the Week Nominees 2-18
THE NORTHWOODS - Each week, we like to crown our own champion. Here are the latest nominees for the "Newswatch 12 Player of the Week."

NOMINEE 1

In boys basketball, Crandon's Kory Kincaid scored his 1,000th point in a win over Elcho. The junior scored 24 points in the victory.

NOMINEE 2

Also in boys hoops, Kris Gallagher of White Lake had a rare quadruple-double against Three Lakes. 25 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks.

NOMINEE 3

At the State Alpine and Snowbord championships, Rhinelander's Emily Babcock was the overall individual state champion. She also helped the Hodags win their first state snowboarding title.

NOMINEE 4

And in boys hockey, Goalie Jacob Stephan faced 18 shots and made 17 saves for Northland Pines. The Eagles knocking off Mosinee.

To vote on any of the nominees, go to the Sports Poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday. The winner gets a plaque courtesy of R and D Trophies of Tomahawk.


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RHINELANDER - Stepping onto a boat and casting a line doesn't come easy for some people.

The Northwoods "Let's Go Fishing" pontoon helps veterans, seniors, the disabled get on the lake for a day of fun.

The Northwoods chapter needs volunteer captains and mates to keep the rides running.

The first training session is tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Pavilion at Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

Chapter President Mark Schroeder says the program is like lake therapy.

"Hey for one thing we are out on the water. It's something that is good for all us; it is good for everyone really," said Schroeder.

Anyone can volunteer to be a captain or a mate.

The training takes about two hours.

"When you're out in the water, there's something that happens. It is the look that people have, it's the smile have. It truly changes your attitude towards life," said Pastor Rod Ankrom of Calvary Baptist Church.

Pontoon rides run through mid-September.

If you want to schedule a ride or volunteer, call 715-219-5436.



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