Newswatch 12 POW nominees Oct 14Submitted: 10/14/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

- The Hodags won their first football game last week - thanks to their senior running back. Also a Tomahawk cross country star won his team's invitational.

Those are just a couple of the nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.


Starting in football, Rhinelander finally got off the shnide with a victory over Ashland. Connor Johnson had 33 carries for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns in Rhinelander's victory.


In volleyball, Tomahawk won their invite over the weekend. Senior Amanda Schneider had 9 aces and 20 digs over 4 matches.


Back to football, Chequamegon shutout Phillips in the battle for the Eagle Trophy. Sam Lehman rushed for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Screaming Eagle victory.


And In boys cross country, Tomahawk's Bryan Tomek won the Hatchet Invite. He finished in 16 minutes, 29 seconds. He also won the Northland Pines Invite earlier in the week.

To vote on any of the nominees, go to the sports poll at wjfw.com. Voting ends at 3pm on Friday. The winner will receive a plaque.

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