• Champions made, not born

    The podium beckoned, and Lincoln County took up the siren call.

  • Two in finals at state wrestling
    Five of six Lincoln County wrestlers competing at WIAA State Individual Tournament are still in the hunt for a medal as high as third place... 
  • Lincoln County lights it up at state

    Five out of the six Lincoln County wrestlers are still alive after Thursday’s action at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament.

  • Bluejay girls take Rapids’ lesson to playoffs

    Fresh off a disappointing finish that marred an excellent rally in the final regular–season game, the Bluejay girls opened the playoffs with Medford at home on Tuesday.

  • Merrill grapplers ready for state with trio of sectional champs
    Honey badger don’t care and neither does the mongoose. 
  • The Merrill boys faced an important but tough task on Friday night – take second-place WVC rights away from Wis. Rapids on the Raiders’ home court.
  • Seventh-seeded East ended the season for a short-handed, 10th-seeded Merrill squad in a 12-2 contest in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs at Marathon Park last Tuesday. 
  • Three Hatchets move on
    The Hatchet wrestlers will be sending a solid trio of upper-weight wrestlers to the WIAA state meet this week and they nearly sent two more out of seven qualifiers to Saturday’s Oconto Falls Sectional. 
  • The old adage of how it’s difficult to defeat the same team three times in one year came true on Thursday night, when the Point/Rapids co-op took down Tomahawk 4-3. 
  • The Hatchet boys split a pair of GNC games last week, falling 67-30 to Lakeland on Tuesday, but rebounding with a 45-35 triumph over Pines at home on Friday.
  • The Tomahawk boys varsity hockey team closed out a 6-17 season with a 10-0 loss at Northland Pines in the opener of the WIAA playoffs last Tuesday.
  • Another Birkie in the books
    The American Birkebeiner -- the largest cross country ski race in North America with 10,000 participants split between its 32- or 34-mile Birkebeiner, 15-mile Kortelopet and 8-mile Prince Haakon events – was held for the 42nd time in the Hayward area on Saturday in challenging conditions... 
  • Merrill girls battle Rapids to overtime

    The Bluejay girls had one last chance to pick up a Valley win after a season of strong efforts, but things didn’t look good after a two-point second quarter of Tuesday’s Senior Night game put them in an 18-12 hole.

  • tate-ranked Valley teams handed the Bluejay skaters a pair of lop-sided losses last week, but unranked Wausau East ended their season at Marathon Park on Tuesday in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs. 
  • The Merrill girls played three games in a five-day span and even though they didn’t find a way to win, they kept pace with solid teams.

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