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Countdown to Kickoff: Iola-Scandinavia

Iola-Scandinavia is fresh of a trip to the WIAA Division 6 state football championship game and although the outcome wasn't what they hoped for, the Thunderbirds are prepared to make another run to Madison. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Edgar Video included

Our countdown to kickoff heads to one of the state's most dominant programs in recent years. The Edgar Wildcats are led by their Head Coach Jerry Sinz, who begins his 45th year at the helm. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Wausau East Video included

Wausau East has had its fair share of rough years on the football field, winning just a single game in the last three seasons, but the Lumberjacks are hoping to turn over a new leaf this year.  

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Countdown to Kickoff: Wausau West Video included

The Wausau West Warriors haven't had much success in the last few years, finishing last in the VFA West in 2017.

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Countdown to Kickoff: Lincoln High School Video included

In just a few weeks the Friday night lights will illuminate the stage for high school athletes across Wisconsin. So, to get you ready, we continue our countdown to kickoff series. In this edition Lincoln high school in Wisconsin Rapids is the focus. The Red Raiders return only five starters, but with new talent, also comes new opportunities and game plans. 

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Countdown to Kickoff: Medford Video included

Our countdown to kickoff series continues with a look at the upcoming high school football season. This time we check in with the Medford Raiders. The Raiders head into the 2018 season looking to improve after a disappointing 3-7 campaign last year. Things are looking good though, as the Raiders offense will lean more on the run game. Something that was their strong suit last year and it appears to be getting even better. "Well we're a multiple offense so th...

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Countdown to Kickoff: Merrill Video included

The countdown to kickoff is on for high school football Friday nights. The first game is just weeks away and area teams are back on the field for of practice. The Bluejays have already been dealt some early adversity. Former Head Coach Nick Sturm resigned only a few weeks ago. However defensive coordinator and new head coach Rob Klug, are confident the staff and the players can handle the adjustment. "We've got a number of coaches that have been here for a while and were g... More>>

Countdown to Kickoff: Assumption Royals Video included

We continue our countdown to kickoff series, as we head to Wisconsin rapids, home of the Assumption Royals. The Royals are looking to make it to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. They may only have an enrollment of just under 150, but the they don't necessarily think of that as a bad thing. 

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    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:28:18 GMT

    Brad Hanson joined News 9 WAOW as the Sports Director in April of 2018.

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    Brad Hanson joined News 9 WAOW as the Sports Director in April of 2018.

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    Alexis Geffin

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    Alexis Geffin joined the Newsline 9 team in May 2017.

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    Alex Stewart joined the News 9 team in June 2018 as a sports multimedia journalist.

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    Alex Stewart joined the News 9 team in June 2018 as a sports multimedia journalist.

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