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Newswatch 12 POW nominees Oct 21Submitted: 10/21/2013
Story By Joe Dufek


- This week, the post season begins in football, volleyball, and cross country.

Sectionals are also this week in boys soccer.

Athletes are beginning to perform at a higher level. Let's take a look at our nominees for the Newswatch 12 Player of the Week.

NOMINEE 1

In football, Merrill running back Alex Klug rushed for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns against Lakeland. Merrill defeated Lakeland to finish the regular season with a (6-3) record.


NOMINEE 2

In girls tennis, Newman Catholic senior Grace Larrain captured the Division 2 singles championship. She finished (28-3) and earned the school's first state championship in girls tennis.

NOMINEE 3

In girls cross country, Lakeland's Lauren Schilling won the race at the Great Northern Conference meet. The T-Birds won the team competition at the meet.

NOMINEE 4

Back to football, Crandon's Morgan Krueger rushed for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Cardinal's victory over Menominee Indian.

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 celebrating their performance.


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