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


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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