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Milwaukee Hamilton's Diener helps HodagsSubmitted: 07/11/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

Milwaukee Hamilton's Diener helps Hodags
RHINELANDER - Hodag boys basketball team is having it's final summer workouts.

They are also hosting a youth clinic.

Milwaukee Hamilton head coach Tom Diener is making is annual visit to help. This is his 3rd straight year.

He's won 5 state championships in 28 years of coaching.
He's known Hodag coach Derek Lemmens for a several years.

In fact, Derek's brother Nate was an assistant for Diener.


Nate was hired as the new boys basketball coach at Wausau West back in May.

The camps wrap up on Friday.


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