MADISON - Champions were crowned in all three divisions. Plus third place and 5th place matches were decided.
In Division 1 126 pounds, Wausau West's Colin Baine defeated Merrill's Garrett Schmelling by decision 8-2.
In Division 3 126 lbs, 2 undefeated grapplers faced each other. Devin Lemanski of Edgar was against Austin Loos from Lourdes Academy. Devin also won by decision 9-4.
Also from Edgar, senior twin brothers Matt and Luke Nowak both won the state title in their weight classes. Matt at 170 pounds. Luke at 182 pounds.
In Division 1 170 pounds, Junior David Pophal from Merrill was pinned by Jake Stilling of Elkhorn Area.
And in D1 220, Merrill's Tyler Schmidt defeated Dakota Johnson from Elkhorn Area by a decision in the Division 1 220 pound championship. Tyler finishes the year undefeated.
Third place winners from the area include: D1 - 152lb. Travis Hettinga (Wausau West), 160lb. Mason Reinhardt (Merrill), D2- 152lb. Aaric Spencer (Medford), D3- 132lb. Carter Shampo (Crandon), 145lb. Hayden Krueger (Crandon), 152lb. Anthony Lemanski (Edgar), and 160lb. Cole Dollar (Florence).
Other results include Rhinelander's Connor Johnson was fifth in D-1 195 pounds, and Tomahawk's Austin Bellile was fourth in D-2 182 pounds.
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MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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