Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

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.


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





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - A man whose armed robbery of a Madison Culver's restaurant led to a bystander's fatal heart attack has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Nicholas Ivy and Xavier Fleming pleaded guilty in August to causing the death of 56-year-old Chris Kneubuehl, of Twin Lakes, during the robbery last year.

+ Read More

OSHKOSH - A man escaped from Oshkosh's Drug Abuse Correctional Center, a part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, Saturday afternoon at 2:34 p.m.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - The hills at Granite Peak turned white which means the winter skiing season will start soon. 

The ski center prepared for the opening by selling season passes, adding snow to their slopes, and booking bands throughout the winter season.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - The sizzle of the grill is a familiar sound for Bob Lee. 

He's been cooking at the Tomahawk Venison Feed for 34 years. 

Some things change from year to year, like the weather.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER -
It doesn't matter if you plan to travel through the air or on the roads for Thanksgiving... you're bound to see a lot more traffic than usual. The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport hopes to make that traffic flow smoothly.

Airport Director Matthew Leitner wants people to get to the airport an hour and 15 minutes before takeoff. TSA screening will begin forty-five minutes prior to take-off. The same liquid carry-on rules from years ago still apply.

"Things go very smoothly here typically, it's a beautiful airport, we have a lot of amenities, we've got a great crew, airline, TSA and airport."

"We're dealing with aircraft that are 50 seats so typically there aren't a lot of congestion with passengers cues and things of that nature which is very nice. That is a very decided advantage for our airport." says Airport Director Matthew Leitner.

+ Read More

CRANDON - Jackie Shepherd hopes some of the money in deer hunters' pockets this weekend goes into her red kettle.

Shepherd coordinates Salvation Army bell ringing in Crandon.

Until she started setting up at Schaefer's grocery store six or seven years ago, no one rang bells in Crandon. She stays motivated by thinking of the people the Salvation Army helps.

"A woman came to me and said, 'If it hadn't been for the Salvation Army, my children wouldn't have Christmas.' She put a $20 bill into my bucket, and from then on, I've been hooked on the Salvation Army," Shepherd said.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - People easily take for granted the amount of layers you need in order to stay warm during the winter.

The Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce is taking that into consideration with their eighth year of the 'Big Bundle Up.'

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here