Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Featured Athletes of the Week: Jessica and Katelyn SlowikSubmitted: 02/19/2018
Story By Mark Spillane

Featured Athletes of the Week: Jessica and Katelyn Slowik
ELCHO - Elcho girls basketball went 33 years without winning a conference title. Then the Hornets claimed back-to-back Northern Lakes championships in 2017 and 2018. That's thanks in large part to a pair of sisters.

"She can read my mind before I can even tell what's going on and vice versa," said Elcho senior Jessica Slowik.

"I don't even know how to explain it. It just happens," said Elcho sophomore Katelyn Slowik.

Whatever the explanation might be, the Slowik sisters make the Elcho Hornets tough to beat.


"[With] both of the girls on the court is when we are the strongest," said Elcho Head Coach Michelle Kincaid.

That's partly because of their different styles.

"We call [Katelyn] little because she is little and she's very, very speedy," said Kincaid.

"Jess is a little more laid back. She looks at the game a little bit differently, she lets the game come to her a little bit more," said Kincaid.

Jessica thinks it gives her and Katelyn a nice balance.

"I let her take the more aggressive aspect, so diving after the ball, getting the loose rebounds, and I'm kind of there to back her up with the shot," said Jessica Slowik.

Statistically, they're two of the best. Both players are top five in the conference in points, assists and steals. But off the floor they make a different kind of impact.

"They are great leaders around the school," said Kincaid. "They do it in the classroom. They're honor students."

Katelyn says she tries to be like her sister both on and off the basketball court.

"Following Jessica is just like setting a goal to be as great as her and having someone that I can always count on," said Katelyn Slowik.

On the court, they'll keep counting on each other, in a way that only they can.

"We just have that special bond on the floor that's really hard to have with other teammates. We just get each other," said Jessica Slowik.

The Hornets are a No. 2 seed n the D5 playoffs. They'll host the winner of Florence and Lena on Friday.

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





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

LAND O' LAKES - People passing by Land O'Lakes over the last year may notice some changes in town. Namely, the new businesses starting up.

Members of the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) and Land O' Lakes Chamber of Commerce say there isn't any one particular reason for the recent business boom in Land O' Lakes. But rather that the community as a whole working together and preparing for these opportunities is what's paying off. 

+ Read More

Play Video

PLOVER - Last February, the condition of a pit bull named Darcy helped force a dog kennel seizure by Oneida County Sheriff's deputies, an arrest of their owner, and the stripping of her dog license.

A Rhinelander veterinarian found Darcy was the victim of severe neglect at It Matters to One Animal Rescue in Sugar Camp, and soon after, 38 other dogs were taken from the property.

It took Darcy a year to find a new home while staying at the humane society. But now, Darcy is living happily in Portage County.

"She needs to live a quiet, retired, peaceful life," said Darcy's new owner, Vanessa DeWalt.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Sixth grader Marcus Anderson enjoys class projects. He also likes drawing, playing outside, and hanging with his dog. But there's one other thing he likes the most.

"Helping out classmates," Anderson said.

Anderson's teachers at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander said he's a helpful student.

So helpful, they nominated him for a special contest called 95.5 Hero of the Week.

H&R Block and WIFC radio in Wausau run the contest. They select a nominated student as their Hero of the Week and the student is then recognized and given a trophy.

+ Read More

MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to offer paper-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. a deal worth $25 million to keep a plant open and save nearly 400 jobs.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thursday that the deal will be done using powers Walker currently has but that would be taken away under a bill Republicans passed in a lame-duck session last week. Walker has yet to take action on the bill.

+ Read More

RICHMOND, IN - A police chief says a teenage suspect and officers fired gunshots at each other at an eastern Indiana middle school before the youth killed himself.

Richmond Police Chief Jim Branum tells the Palladium-Item that police and school officials were alerted Thursday morning that an armed person was heading to Dennis Intermediate School with the intention of hurting people.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - Governor Scott Walker's replacement, Tony Evers, went to Washington today to meet with President Trump. The White House hosted a large group of incoming governors.

President Trump was joined by cabinet officers and member of his administration during the meeting.

+ Read More

HAYWARD - A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial.

Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges for alleged abuse between June 1982 and April 1983, while he was at St. Peter's Church in Winter, Wisconsin.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here