• Merrill netters make solid debut in North Invite
    The Merrill girls tennis team looks promising right out of the blocks, winning two of three in Saturday’s Eau Claire North Invite. The Bluejays’ only loss came to Eau Claire Regis, a powerhouse team in recent years. 
  • A chance to hit someone other than teammates sure sounded good to the Bluejay football team last Friday, and the boys quickly acclimated to the contact. 
  • Derek Hoff gets shot at head coaching job
    Merrill native Derek Hoff has worked his way up through the ranks to become the head coach for the South Milwaukee football program in 2014. 
  • The Merrill Rangers may have narrowly qualified for this year’s WBA playoffs, but they pushed a top seed to the limit in Saturday’s opening round game in River Falls. 
  • Merrill kids prove wrestling’s more than a winter thing in Fargo
    Several Merrill wrestlers decided to go the extra mile this summer, literally, traveling to Fargo, N. Dakota, to compete in the USA-Wrestling Greco and Freestyle Nationals held July 21-22. 
  • Bats go cold at worst time for Post 46 baseball team
    Merrill’s Post 46 baseball team had trouble getting its offense going in two games at the American Legion AA State Tournament, held at Mary Rountree Evans Field in Baraboo late last week. 
  • The Merrill Rangers pulled off a 9-0 triumph over Minocqua last Wednesday to put themselves within one game of playoff guarantee, but Dairyland League foe Whittlesey wrapped up the third seed in the division with Saturday’s 11-1 victory in seven innings.  
  • Tomahawk’s Post 93 American Legion team entered last weekend’s Marathon Regional with a stellar 21-1 record, but tough opponents stood between the Cubs and a state berth.  
  • Post 46 rallies to capture regional title and state slot
    The Legion Post 46 baseball team faced an enhanced challenge when shortstop Ty Grunenwald – a First team All-State player in the high school season – needed an emergency appendectomy just prior to Friday’s opening game of the Merrill Regional.

    But their backs were truly to the wall...

  • Memorial Pool Tournament donates over $12,000
    A very successful 11th Annual Mary Stahel Memorial Pool Tournament was held at Pagels Pub & Grub which resulted in three charities each receiving a $4,100 check.  
  • The American Legion Post 46 baseball team blew open a close game Monday night, taking down a 17-7 contest in five innings against Antigo, an opponent it will see in its next contest. 
  • Ogden joins national board
    Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) announce six new members to its National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), including Irma’s Donald Ogden.  
  • Tomahawk’s American Legion Post 93 kept on rolling last week, adding three more victories to boost their record to an impressive 21-1 heading into Wednesday’s regional opener with Nekoosa in Marathon. 
  • Rangers come through in Abbotsford clutch
    The Merrill Rangers kept their playoff hopes alive with Sunday’s 9-6 home triumph over Abbotsford. 
  • The American Legion Post 46 baseball team ran its win streak to three games before dropping a couple of close ones to quality teams Holmen and Jefferson City in last weekend’s Merrill Tournament.  
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