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Sports Spotlight: Antigo's Langseth draws inspiration from motherSubmitted: 04/29/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
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agoldstein@wjfw.com

Sports Spotlight: Antigo's Langseth draws inspiration from mother
ANTIGO - Antigo's Eric Langseth knows better than most to take advantage of every moment: a lesson he learned from his mother, Julie.

"The way that she gets up every morning and always has something to do, something to say to you, she's one of the most incredible people I've ever met," Langseth said.

His appreciation for her has only deepened since a day four years ago when doctors told her she had colon cancer.

"I was at the middle school in Spanish class and my mom actually called the teacher because she's a middle school teacher as well and brought me down to her room and told me right there," Langseth said. "I'll probably never forget that day."


With his mother in the fight of her life, Langseth found comfort in one of the sports he knew best.

"He's grown from being a junior last year who was fighting for a spot on the team, now he's one of our team captains," head coach Scott Farmer said. "He's leading off for us."

Antigo has the tough task of replacing 10 seniors from last year's team.

Farmer sees Eric as one of the keys to doing that.

"Just seeing how he knows how to handle himself and carry himself, he doesn't let things get him too down," Farmer said.

That's something Langseth learned from his mother.

"I know she's not going anywhere anytime soon," Langseth said. "She loves watching me play and she loves watching the team battle."

Julie Langseth is undergoing chemotherapy and her health continues to improve.

Antigo baseball has four games this week, including a doubleheader Tuesday against Lakeland.


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