PHELPS - David vs. Goliath, Jack and the bean stalk. You've heard of the fairy tales. The story of a tiny person taking down a giant.
In basketball, the underdog is known as Cinderella. The Phelps Lady Knights certianly hope the glass slipper will fit come Thursday night.
Phelps will face last year's Sectional Champion Newman Catholic in the D-5 sectional semifinal on Thursday in Antigo.
Phelps knocked off the #1 seed Marion in last weekend's regional final. It was just their second regional final title. The last one was in 2006.
Add to it, the school has only 32 kids enrolled. Just 16 girls - with 10 playing on the basketball team.
It's easy to see how the town of Phelps is sky high for their team.
Stormy Schreiber, a senior for Phelps says, "That (a Regional Championship) was our goal. When we accomplished that last Saturday, it was undescribable."
Thursday night's game in Antigo tips off at 7pm. Phelps has never made to the state tournament. In fact, they have not even reached a sectional final. Now they are just 2 games away from a trip to state.
Regardless of Thursday's result, it's been quite a ride for the players.
"Whenever we go to the gas station, we always have people yelling at us," adds junior Ashley Bolkmann. "Little kids are starting to look up to us. It's a great feeling."
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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