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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.

D.C. Everest’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hall Brothers

D.C. Everest’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hall Brothers

February 14, 2022

The Hall brothers are an interesting duo, but their story this season with D.C. Everest boys basketball is special.

Colton, the senior, tore his ACL before the season started. His brother Marcus, the junior, has filled his role, averaging 29.6 points per game

The pair talk with Noah Manderfeld about an analogy including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pick-up basketball game, Marcus’ success and more.

Defense Wins Championships: Neillsville Girls Basketball

Defense Wins Championships: Neillsville Girls Basketball

February 9, 2022

If you ask Neillsville girls basketball head coach John Gaier the key to winning, he'll likely respond with, "defense wins championships."

It's worked wonders this season. The team is allowing just under 25 points per game, holding teams to under 20 points eight times on their way to a 19-2 record.

NewsChannel 7's Noah Manderfelds speaks with Junior Delaney Rochester and Senior Emma Moseley, along with Gaier about how important defense is and how they hope their style of play will win a championship.

It’s Only the Beginning: Wausau West Girl’s Wrestling

It’s Only the Beginning: Wausau West Girl’s Wrestling

January 30, 2022

The first-ever WIAA-sanctioned girls wrestling state tournament was held on Jan. 29. The tournament was a milestone for the sport of girls wrestling, which has long competed with the boys in the past.

Noah Manderfeld speaks with the Wausau West girls wrestling team (Anya Mueller, Chloe Weisenberger, Savanna Danielson, Sabina Ramos, Ashley Danielson and Alianna Totzke) about the experience, and what the tournament means for the sport.

297 yards: Wausau West’s Colton Geurink

297 yards: Wausau West’s Colton Geurink

August 22, 2021

297. That's how many rushing yards Wausau West's Colton Geurink had in their season-opening win over De Pere. He also added five touchdowns to that line.

Noah Manderfeld talks with Geurink about the game, If he expected to rush for that many yards and what his goals in development are this season.

 

Hodag High Hopes: Rhinelander Football

Hodag High Hopes: Rhinelander Football

August 9, 2021

Rhinelander football has started to cement itself as a team to be feared. Last season, they won two playoff games and brought success to Hodag country.

In a preview of the 2021 season, Noah Manderfeld talks with head coach Aaron Kraemer and quarterback Jacksen Smith about how they continue the successful Rhinelander tradition, how Smith will fill the shoes of outgoing quarterback Quinn Lamers, and what the team will look like with a strong senior class after losing another strong class last year.

A Varsity Season Cancelled: Wausau East Football

A Varsity Season Cancelled: Wausau East Football

July 28, 2021

Wausau East football made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 varsity season. They cited low numbers, which they say just 14 upperclassmen were signed up to play. They do still intend to play 8-man football

Noah Manderfeld talks with athletic director Kurt Vanden Heuvel and head coach Henry Kremnitzer about the decision, what this means for the kids and what the future of Wausau East football holds.

Putting the World on Notice: Wausau’s Luke Fenhaus

Putting the World on Notice: Wausau’s Luke Fenhaus

July 18, 2021

Wausau East's Luke Fenhaus put the racing circuit on notice when he finished second in the SRX race at Slinger Speedway. He competed against racers like Tony Stewart and Marco Andretti.

Matt Infield talks with the 17-year-old about the experience, what the race was like and where he sees his career going.

Bad Luck after Bad Luck: Stratford’s Derek Kraus

Bad Luck after Bad Luck: Stratford’s Derek Kraus

July 14, 2021

Stratford's Derek Kraus has had a difficult sophomore season. It seems like every race, something happens that sets him back. Through it all, he's still been able to capture his first two career poles in the Gander RV and Truck Series.

Matt Infield talks with Kraus about the season thus far, and where he sees the rest of the season going on his quest for a first career NASCAR victory.

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