EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River Derby Track held the Northwoods Combat Challenge Saturday night.
A dozen Mixed Martial Arts bouts were on the card.
Hundreds of fans enjoyed the action under the big tent.
In the Main Event - Stef Schneider of Sugar Camp faced Missy Pontbraind from Norway, MI.
The 3-round bout went to the scorecards.
Schneider fell by unanimous decision.
"I went in there swinging," Schneider explains. "But I was winded and worn out. By the third round, I just lost my power. I just decided I was going to hang in there for the three rounds. Ended up losing by a decision. The crowd was definitely there cheering for me. Very happy with that."
It was a big night for several Northwoods competitors. The card held the first ever Border Battle - pitting athletes from Wisconsin against Michigan. But not everyone's night was measured by who had their hand raised.
To find out more, tune into this week's "Northwoods Spotlight." It's Wednesday night on Newswatch 12 at 10pm.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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