Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Matt Young is back with Antigo Hockey after cancer battleSubmitted: 11/08/2017
Story By Katie Leszcynski

Matt Young is back with Antigo Hockey after cancer battle
ANTIGO - Being back on the ice isn't the first competition for Matt Young in the last year. He played football this fall. But it is his first time playing his favorite sport again.

"Hockey is definitely my favorite sport because of the comradery," said Young.

Last year on December 8th, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The cancer battle was hard…
"It was tough for sure," said Young.

But his team was always there.

"It was incredible. Especially knowing that everyone is standing behind you and taking care of you and supporting you throughout everything," said Young.

The doctors told him he was cancer free back in March. And he immediately started thinking about playing sports again.

"First thing I did was tell my coaches right away. And then I got back out on the football field," said Young.

He played center for the Red Robins and helped them reach the level three playoffs. But Young had something else on his mind.

"Throughout the entire football season, I've just been waiting for hockey season," said Young.

And now that he's back playing the sport he loves, the thought on cancer is pushed even further away.

"You always have that little thought in the back of your mind that it could come back. But you pray every night that it won't," said Young.

Whether he's playing hockey or not, he knows that cancer taught him a lifelong lesson.

"You've just got to live one day at a time," said Young.

Young now hopes to help a young friend through a new cancer battle for the Antigo hockey community. 

11-year-old Eli Kassler was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and receiving treatment in Milwaukee. 

Antigo hockey is having a fundraiser for him on Saturday November 11th.

The event will be a live auction and raffle at Northstar Lanes in Antigo at 4:00 P.M. 

For more information, contact 715-610-2911 or BergAppraisalServices@yahoo.com.




Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
What We're Working OnSubmitted: 08/20/2018

- Tonight on Newswatch 12:


We'll tell you about a media campaign in Rhinelander that aims to draw attention to the problem of teen dating violence.

You can help the DNR keep track of wildlife in the Northwoods with the use of a trail camera. We talk to a wildlife biologist about the "Snapshot Wisconsin" project.

And we'll tell you about an award that the Wausau community hopes to earn that would give the area national recognition.


We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

+ Read More

CHICAGO - Strong winds are causing life-threatening waves on lake Michigan.

The winds are causing high waves to slam against the break walls on Lakeshore drive. That's an area where swimming isn't allowed, especially today.

Winds are picking up all morning long, and the waves are different depending on where you are along Lake Michigan.

+ Read More

RIB MOUNTAIN - The Marathon County Sheriff's Office reports that a 55-year-old Rib Mountain man who went missing Saturday night was found dead on Sunday.

The sheriff's office was told around 10 p.m. Saturday that Ian Turner had walked away from his home at 7000 South Mountain Road around 6 p.m. earlier that night. 

He was a diabetic and had an insulin pump. 

A search party discovered Turner's body on Sunday in a wooded area near his home. Officers say he died of natural causes.

+ Read More

PORTAGE COUNTY - Early Sunday afternoon a woman died and four other people were injured in a car crash near Stevens Point according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. on US Highway 10, east of County Trunk Highway K in the town of Stockton.

A Hyundai Elantra attempted to cross eastbound traffic on Highway 10 to get to the median turn around. In doing so, the Hyundai passed in front of a Chrysler Town & Country Van. The van struck the Hyundai's driver side. Both vehicles came to rest in the grass median.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 46-year-old Stevens Point woman, died in the crash. The passenger of the Hyndai and the three people in the van all suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Names will no be released until families are notified.

+ Read More

VINLAND, WIS. (AP) - Divers are searching for two women who are missing after their boat collided with another boat on Lake Winnebago in east-central Wisconsin.

The crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a 26-foot Crownline E6XS boat with two people aboard collided with a 20-foot Rinker Captiva boat with four occupants.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says two Neenah women, ages 20 and 26, were thrown from the Rinker Captiva, along with a dog.

The Post Crescent reports divers resumed searching for the women Sunday morning. The Grundman Boat Launch is closed to the public because of the search.

The other two occupants of the Rinker Captiva suffered serious injuries and were taken to a hospital by ambulance. The two people in the Crownline E6XS were treated on shore by paramedics.

+ Read More

WAUNAKEE (AP) - A 74-year-old man is jailed on suspicion he shot and killed a neighbor in his apartment complex in Waunakee.

Police were called to the complex Friday evening about a person being shot and found the victim in her apartment. Police say she was shot in the chest and was flown to UW Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim is identified as 54-year-old Julie Virginia Anderson of Waunakee.

Police say the suspect returned to his apartment after the shooting. He surrendered after speaking with a SWAT team negotiator and was booked on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Anderson was shot in the presence of her 15-year-old son and 4-year-old grandson.

Waunakee Police Chief Kevin Plendl says police don't have a motive for the shooting.

+ Read More

Play Video

EAGLE RIVER - People who have a passion for protecting lakes in the Northwoods celebrated today.

The Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association held its first summer social event to bring members from all 10 lakes together.

The ERCLA is a non-profit that maintains and protects the Eagle River Chain of Lakes.

Organizers wanted to members to re-connect and express their goals for the future.

There was food, music and trivia.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here