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Healthy and Ready For More: Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel

Healthy and Ready For More: Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel

July 20, 2022

It's been an up and down few years for Wisconsin Rapids native Vince Biegel. The NFL linebacker had a breakout season with the Miami Dolphins in 2019, then tore his Achilles before 2020 before injuring his calf in the 2021 training camp.

Now he's with the Baltimore Ravens with a clean bill of health, and he's ready to get back to work.

Noah Manderfeld talks to Biegel about his opportunity ahead in Baltimore and how he keeps a positive mindset despite the roadblocks.

State Soccer Bound: Lakeland girls’ soccer

State Soccer Bound: Lakeland girls’ soccer

June 14, 2022

Lakeland girls' soccer is returning to state for the first time since 2004 and the second time ever. It comes in the same year they won their conference for the first time in 11 years. It's a big deal in Minocqua.

Noah Manderfeld speaks with Sophia Myshchyshyn and Leah Wolf along with head coach Stephanie Hartzheim about how big it is for the school, and what they look to do in Milwaukee.

Ultra-competitiveness: Medford Softball

Ultra-competitiveness: Medford Softball

May 23, 2022

Medford softball is back-to-back Great Northern Conference champions and enters the playoffs as a two-seed. 

But the group has many storylines including their ultra-competitiveness.

Noah Manderfeld speaks with Martha Miller, Rynn Ruesch and Laurissa Klapatauskas as well as head coach Virgil Berndt to give some examples of their competitiveness. They also talk about how good it feels to be on top of Mosinee two years in a row.

 

Relay Dreams- Mosinee Girls Track and Field

Relay Dreams- Mosinee Girls Track and Field

April 26, 2022

The Mosinee 4x200 and 4x400 girls relay team was one second away from making the podium at state last year, and they return nearly everybody.

I speak with Adalyn Lehman, Kate Fitzgerald, Claire Selenske, Britt Fitzgerald and Katelyn Baars along with coach Craig Martens about their dynamic, their indoor performance and how they are hoping to get on that podium.

Breaking World Records: SPASH’s Roisin Willis

Breaking World Records: SPASH’s Roisin Willis

April 25, 2022

SPASH runner Roisin Willis has another world record, this time the fastest distance medley relay time ever recorded.

Willis set the mark with three new balance professionals at the unveiling of their new facility "The Track," besting the previous indoor mark by five seconds.

I speak to her about the opportunity and the moment, as well as discuss her high school season as she looks to break her own state record.

Coming Together at the Right Time: Marathon’s Jaden Koeller and Grant Warren

Coming Together at the Right Time: Marathon’s Jaden Koeller and Grant Warren

April 4, 2022

After making a thrilling run through the postseason last year, Marathon baseball's Jaden Koeller and Grant Warren hope to recapture some of that magic ahead of their new season.

The Journey to Recovery: Stratford’s Macey Kilty

The Journey to Recovery: Stratford’s Macey Kilty

March 29, 2022

Stratford native Macey Kilty was on the biggest stage of her wrestling career so far. She was in the finals of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials until a shoulder injury in the final bout ended her hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.

11 months after the injury, Noah Manderfeld talks to the wrestler about that moment, the recovery and where she is at since returning to competition.

Jumping Over Mental Hurdles: Wausau’s Brooke Jaworski

Jumping Over Mental Hurdles: Wausau’s Brooke Jaworski

March 28, 2022

Former Wausau West Track and Field star Brook Jaworski is coming off one of the most stunning moments of her career: tripping over a hurdle in the NCAA Preliminary Round last spring. But her mindset since has been one of focus.

Noah Manderfeld talks with Jaworski in a candid interview about that moment, and how she hit the reset button this year to qualify for the indoor championships, but also how badly she wants to finish business in the outdoor season.

Lakeland’s sister duo: Julianna and Kristina Ouimette

Lakeland’s sister duo: Julianna and Kristina Ouimette

March 14, 2022

Lakeland Union's Julianna and Kristina Ouimette aren't your average sister duo. They are best friends.

What was meant to be an interview about Julianna Ouimette committing to Lehigh for girls basketball turned into one about her and her sister's relationship. The conversation starts with Julianna about her commitment, but then quickly turns to the pair about their height difference, cooking recipes and everything in between.

Doing Damage: Lakeland Union Boys Hockey

Doing Damage: Lakeland Union Boys Hockey

February 28, 2022

For the second year in a row, Lakeland Union boys hockey is back in the state tournament. But this year, their mindset is a bit different.

Head coach Jake Suter along with players Max Masayesva and Cooper Fink about the feeling of going to state, and how they intend to make noise this time around.

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