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Tomahawk softball completes historic season with runner-up finish in MadisonSubmitted: 06/09/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Tomahawk softball completes historic season with runner-up finish in Madison
MADISON - One of the most impressive seasons in all of the Northwoods this school year wrapped up Saturday.

The Tomahawk Hatchets captured the runner-up trophy in the Division 3 state softball tournament.

The Hatchets came up just short of the state title with their 2-0 loss, but were nothing but proud after the game of their incredible and historic season.

"To be able to get here and be able to finally achieve what we've wanted [to], we've talked about it, and to be able to experience it with our friends, some of us are like sisters. I'm really proud of our team," said Hatchets senior Courtney Theiler.

Hatchets Head Coach John Larson said the entire weekend was something he thinks will stick with Tomahawk's players and community for a long time.



"For two straight days the support we saw in the stands was unbelievable, I mean they were loud, they were exciting and they gave our girls a shot of energy. For all involved, what a great run, what a great achievement," said Larson.

Fellow Great Northern Conference softball team, Mosinee, also captured a state runner-up trophy.

After overcoming a seven-run deficit to win the semifinal on Friday, the Indians came up just short in a 3-1 loss to Whitnall in the D2 title game.

Rhinelander soccer's impressive season ended Saturday as well with a 2-1 sectional final loss to Rice Lake.

Tune into Newswatch 12 at 10 Sunday night to hear more from the Hatchets.


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