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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.

23-1: Mosinee Girls Basketball

23-1: Mosinee Girls Basketball

February 22, 2022

Mosinee girls basketball is 23-1, and they believe they have a chance at state.

A team made up of mostly seniors, they look like one of the most dangerous teams in Division 2.

Noah Manderfeld speaks with the team about the regular season, specific games and the team's goals moving forward in a playoff run.

A Century in the Making: Marshfield Boys Basketball

A Century in the Making: Marshfield Boys Basketball

February 21, 2022

For the first time ever in 100 years in conference, Marshfield is outright Wisconsin Valley Conference champions.

With an 11-0 record in the conference so far, the year 2022 will be on the banner forever.

Noah Manderfeld speaks to coach Chris Fischer, Gavin Fravert and Chase Hinson about the season and their upcoming playoff matchup against D.C. Everest.

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