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Weekend tennis action and more
Story By Griffin Stroin
Local Sports Published 05/08/2021 8:55PM, Last Updated 05/08/2021 10:31PM
Northwoods - Due to the global pandemic and the alternate fall sports season, spring sports had to start later than usual. The start date varied for each sport as well. Baseball and softball were able to begin practice a full week before girls soccer.
Boys tennis was the last sport that was able to begin practice, on May 3rd. After a week of practices, teams were finally able to compete in over a year!
In Wausau, six teams were in action for the first time this season. Each team had three matches on the day. The Rhinelander Hodags was the only team to win all three of their matches. Behind them with two wins each was Wausau West and Shawano.
Girls soccer is wrapping up their first full week of games. The Merrill Blue Jays hosted the Rhinelander Hodags at Jay Stadium. Rhinelander's Ella Schiek had a pair of goals which would be the difference in the match. Hodags win on the road 2-0.
In baseball, the Tomahawk Hatchets hosted a double header against Northland Pines. The Eagles were able to win the first game of the day, and was looking for the sweep. Pines scored six runs in the first inning but then the bats went cold. This game down to the wire but Northland Pine wins it in walk off fashion 9-8.