Hatchet Boys Swimming Team Hosts Shawano Published on 01/11/2021 under Sports
Saturday morning the Hatchets swam a rare Saturday morning meet in a GNC Dual, make-up meet vs. the Hawks from Shawano.

Both of the Hatchet relays did well, the 200 yard Medley Relay team and the 200 yard Freestyle Relay team took solid first place finishes, over 5 seconds faster than the Hawks teams in both events. Both relays featured Seniors Adam Hall and Ethan Liebnitz plus Junior Caleb Kretzschmar and Sophomore Zach Hanse.

Not to be outdone, the group of Seniors Cullen Flynn, Noah Buckwalter and Alex Norman, plus Sophomore Taje Casey scored all important point for us in their 200 and 400 yard Freestyle Relay events, taking 3rd in the 200 and 2nd in the 400.

Individually, the Hatchets also had a bit more success in meet placement with the following:

Sophomore, Taje Casey was the swimmer of the day, coming through in the relays mentioned above, but also with a third place finish in the 500 yard Freestyle and a 4th place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke, both in come from behind finishes and also with considerable personal time drop – another 13 seconds faster in the 500, (which he had already dropped by 16 seconds on Tuesday vs. Rhinelander) as well as going 7.63 seconds faster than his '19-20 season fastest time in the Breaststroke.

Individual first place finishes were abundant for the Hatchets this morning as well, with double wins for both Senior Adam Hall in the 50 yard Freestyle and the 100 yard Breaststroke, Sophomore Zach Hanse in both the 100 yard butterfly (at a 2.44 second personal record) and the 100 yard backstroke, plus two additional individual wins for Senior Alex Norman in the 200 yard Freestyle and Junior Caleb Kretzschmar in the 500 yard freestyle events.

The Hatchet Boys Swimmers will be back in the water at home on Tuesday evening, January 12 vs. the Medford Raiders.  The action begins at 5:30 pm.

In Other News

Hatchets Sports Recap - Monday
Published on 06/15/2021 under Sports SOFTBALL: The season for the Tomahawk Hatchets Softball Team came to end with a heartbreaking 8-7 loss in 11 innings to the Westfield Pioneers in the WIAA Tournament on Monday.  The Hatchets scored first with one run in the first inning, but Westfield took a 4-1 lead with 4 runs in the third inning. They added one more run to take a 5-1 lead to the bottom of the fifth inning. But the Hatchets stormed back with 4 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 5. The game stayed tied and went to extra innings.  Maddie Marino (Tomahawk) and Trista Drew (Westfield) both pitched the entire game for their teams and kept the opposition scoreless until the 11th inning. Westfield scored 3 runs in the top of the 11th inning, and the Hatchets had work to do in the bottom of the 11th. The Hatchets were able to score 2 runs, but Maddie Marino flew out to centerfield with Scout Stromberg on second base to end the game. The Hatchets lost 8-7 and Westfield moves on in the WIAA Tournament.  TRACK AND FIELD: The Hatchets Girls and Boys Track and Field Teams competed in the WIAA Regional Meet in Medford on Monday. Many Hatchets qualified for the WIAA Sectional Meet on Thursday. See below. Girls Sectional Qualifiers: -2nd Rachael Reilly- 3200m run -3rd 4x800m relay- Morgan Hansmann, Kate Reilly, Rachael Reilly, Macey Mann -3rd 4x200m relay- Maddie McCormick, Autumn Peissig, Halle Derleth, Karlie Woodall -4th Ava Dragosh Pole Vault Boys Sectional Qualifiers:-1st Ethan Liebnitz Pole Vault -1st Noah Buckwalter 800m run -2nd Drew Bolder 1600m Run -2nd Drew Bolder 3200m run -2nd Alex Norman 800m run -4th Dakota Jelinek Long Jump
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Nicolet Named 'Promising Place to Work' by National Diversity Groups
Published on 06/15/2021 under News For the second consecutive year, Nicolet College has been named a 'Promising Places to Work' award winner by two national organizations that support diversity efforts by community colleges across the country. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development partnered with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education to recognize Nicolet for its  "best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities." The school highlighted several recent efforts that contributed to the award including their 10 member diversity, equity and inclusion committee, interviewer bias training on hiring committees, and professional development workshops by indigenous presenters. They've been able to utilize a grant from the Lumina Foundation to build clearer pathways to degrees for adults, particularly those of color or Native America Learners. Nicolet also works with the Wisconsin Indian Education Association to implement 'The Many Ways of Knowing: American Indian Culture Competencies for Community College Career Pathways' 'project. Nicolet was the only college in Wisconsin and one of 16 across the country to receive the honor in the two most recent years.
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Update: Victims Identified in Fatal Brokaw Crash
Published on 06/15/2021 under News Officials have released the names of the two victims in a fatal crash this weekend in Brokaw. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, that three vehicle collision happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 51 South. The initial investigation showed the first SUV rear-ended a second, sending that vehicle forward into a third SUV. The two backseat passengers in the middle vehicle sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Yesterday, the State Patrol identified the victims as 88 year old Ralph Rosenbecker and 99 year old Darlene Rosenbecker. Both are from Mukwonago. Between the three vehicles, there were five other occupants. None listed further injuries from the crash. The Wisconsin State Patrol and the Marathon County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate.
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Blood Donations Encouraged Ahead of Summer; Declining Inventory
Published on 06/15/2021 under News Officials are encouraging blood donations with a dwindling inventory ahead of their busiest season. On Monday, the American Red Cross highlighted a "severe blood shortage" on World Blood Donor Day, recognized yesterday. They note that hospitals are currently responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits. And this year, they note that more patients are being treated at hospitals after deferring their care during the pandemic. This comes ahead of the summer, which is typically when blood donations are most in demand due to travel and other summer activities. Dr. Baia Lasky is medical director with the Red Cross. Lasky says, "As many people begin to enjoy travel and time with loved ones again this summer, patients are relying on the generosity of donors to help ensure they have access to the treatment they need." We routinely post local blood drives in the WJJQ Community Calendar including both the American Red Cross and Community Blood Center.
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Local Communities Planning for 'Normal' 4th of July Celebrations
Published on 06/15/2021 under News The Fourth of July is less than a month away. After a one year pause due to the pandemic, a number of Northwoods celebrations will return in 2021. Last year, most July 4th celebrations in the Northwoods were postponed. Local organizers have been busy planning for a return this Independence Day. We've recently received schedules for a number of community celebrations. The latest came from Merrill City Administrator David Johnson. On Monday, he confirmed that the annual Merrill fireworks show would return this year. A bit further north, the respective Chambers in Eagle River, Rhinelander, and Minocqua have all shared their 4th of July parades will be back and they are accepting parade entries. As we've mentioned a number of times here on WJJQ, the Tomahawk Lions Club have been busy planning this year's Powwow Days celebration as well. Of course, we'll be covering these events as they approach.
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14 Projects Receive Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants; Two Local Recipients
Published on 06/15/2021 under News Fourteen food projects across Wisconsin have been selected to receive grants through the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin  program including two here in the Northern Wisconsin. The grants are administered through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The program is designed to strengthen Wisconsin's agriculture and food industries by helping farms and businesses more efficiently process, market,and distribute locally grown foods and products. Kara Kasten-Olson, DATCP Agriculture Programs Supervisor says, "These grants are intended to support the diverse sectors of Wisconsin agriculture, and outcomes generated by the grant recipients provide benefits to local communities and serve as models for others in the food industry." The 14 recipients were selected from 37 requests. Together they'll share $300,000. Local recipients include: 45 Mercantile in Antigo- Increasing processing and sales capacity and creating branding, website, signage,and photography for featured products and e-commerce Forest Co. Potawatomi Comm. in Crandon- Increasing farm-related opportunities and purchasing necessary supplies and materials.
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Two Dead in Multi-vehicle Crash on Hwy 51 in Brokaw
Published on 06/14/2021 under News Two people are dead in a multi-vehicle crash in Northern Marathon County Sunday afternoon. According to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol, that crash happened at shortly before 1:30pm on southbound Highway 51 in Brokaw. Three SUVs were involved. According to the initial report, the first vehicle rear-ended the second, sending it forward into a third vehicle. According to the trooper's report two occupants in the rear seat of the middle vehicle were severely injured and pronounced dead at the scene. Names of those involved were not immediately released. The two victims were listed as an 88 year old male and 99 year old female from Mukwonago. No other injuries were reported among the 5 other vehicle occupants. The crash remains under investigation.
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Overnight Fire at Sting Ray's in Arbor Vitae
Published on 06/14/2021 under News Firefighters responded to a blaze at an Arbor Vitae restaurant over night. According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, crews were called to Sting Ray's Bar and Grill for that fire at shortly before 1am this morning. Firefighters arrived to find the building fully involved. Multiple agencies provided mutual aid and they were able to contain the fire from spreading to nearby structures. The building is considered a total loss. The business was closed at the time and no injuries were reported. Highway 51 was closed for several hours while crews were on the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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