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Amherst girls basketball falls short in championship game Video included

The Amherst Falcons girls basketball team fell to the Marshall Cardinals 63-55 Saturday afternoon.

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Marshall wins D3 state title with strong second half performance

A quick start and a strong second half was what it took for Marshall to win the D3 state title 63-55 against Amherst. 

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Catch live state basketball games on Facebook, WAOW.com

Due to technical issues with WAOW.com streaming and the Magic of March app, you can see live games through Facebook Live on our WAOW Newsline 9 Facebook page. 

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Black Hawk uses strong defensive effort on way to D5 semifinal win

Poor shooting and a plethora of turnovers proved to be too much for Newman Catholic against Black Hawk in the Division 5 Semifinal Friday morning at the Resch Center. 

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All Access: Edgar's Sinz notches career win No. 400

Edgar coach Jerry Sinz notched his 400th career win as his Wildcats toppled Chequamegon 70-0 Friday night.

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All Access: Abbotsford tops Greenwood 56-20

Abbotsford coach Jacob Knapmiller wore a microphone Friday night during the Falcons' 56-20 win over Greenwood.

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Athlete of the Week: Ryan Dieringer, Marshfield Columbus Catholic Video included

For the high school athlete, the trip to State is special. But for our athlete of the week, it's extraordinarily special.  ...

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Athlete of the Week: Sam Hauser, SPASH

You can search the annals of Wisconsin high school basketball, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a player with the accolades that SPASH's Sam Hauser has gathered over the past four years.

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Athlete of the Week preview: Jaycie Dulak, Mosinee

You define the moment or the moment or the moment defines you. That's exactly what Mosinee junior Jaycie Dulak did in last night's conference-clinching win over Rhinelander.

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Athlete of the Week: Grace Hartman, Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids runner Grace Hartman has had a week to write home about. The highlight came last Tuesday, when the junior broke a major Wisconsin Valley Conference record.

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Athlete of the Week: Marissa Ellenbecker, Edgar

Edgar freshman Marissa Ellenbecker is one of those rare breeds that likes to run -- she's one of those cross country runners."It's not like you need rules and stuff," Ellenbecker said. "You just go out there and run."

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Athlete of the Week: Rylie Vaughn, Newman Catholic

When you're on a team with volleyball superstar Mariah Whalen, it's easy to be overshadowed. But every Batman has a Robin, and this season Newman Catholic's Rylie Vaughn has played so well, she's on the verge of Batman status.

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Athlete of the Week: Ean Rau, Abbotsford

Abbotsford quarterback Ean Rau is the key cog in an offense that's built on deception.

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Athlete of the Week: Emily Luetschwager, SPASH

If Stevens Point is the City of Champions, Emily Luetschwager is queen of the castle. The SPASH senior has made dominance a habit, and this weekend has her sights set on a second straight state title.

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Athlete of the Week: Joe Duty, Adams-Friendship

Four years ago, Joe Duty helped Adams-Friendship snap a 22-game losing streak.  Now, as a senior quarterback/safety, he's led the Green Devils to a perfect 9-0 season and a South Central Conference championship.

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Athlete of the Week: Mason Kauffman, Stratford

Mason Kauffman's return to the wrestling mat has been as miraculous as it has unlikely. Not only did a pair of heart infections cost the Stratford star a shot at back-to-back state titles last year, they nearly took his life.

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Athlete of the Week: Taylor Petit, D.C. Everest

After a series of ankle issues forced her to miss much of her sophomore season, D.C. Everest's Taylor Petit is finally ready for a breakout season this year.

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Athlete of the Week: Jake Bolanda, Mosinee

A basketball player, but a comedian first. Jake Bolanda is our Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week.

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Sports Express - Week 1

Scores, results and highlights from week one of the high school football season.

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Athlete of the Week: Kelly Knetter, Central Wisconsin Storm

With regionals set for Thursday, the Central Wisconsin Storm girls hockey team will begin its quest for an eighth consecutive state appearance.With 15 freshmen and sophomores on the roster, this season has had its ups and downs. But as senior forward Kelly Knetter has found her footing, the team has found its own.  More>>

Athlete of the Week: Chaz Mootz, Merrill

After a second-place finish in the Wisconsin Valley this season, the Merrill boys basketball team is now poised for a postseason run. And their team leader, senior Chaz Mootz, is already picking up postseason awards. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Matthew Nikolay

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The Auburndale boy's basketball team is preparing for the state tournament. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Jordyn Ostrowski, D.C. Everest

After a state runner-up finish last year, the D.C. Everest girls soccer team has its sights set on bringing home a gold ball this year. The Evergreens return several key players from last year's second-place squad, including senior Jordyn Ostrowski. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Sean Bailey, Wausau West

When asked how he feels heading into Thursday's sectional meet, Wausau West tennis star Sean Bailey simply said, "Pretty good. I've been playing well." That's an understatement.Bailey is the top-ranked tennis player age 16 and under in all of Wisconsin.  More>>

Athlete of the Week: Thomas Hogan

The Wausau West boys soccer team hasn't quite had the season it imagined this year. The Warriors are 4-6 in WVC play, and despite being in the middle of the pack in terms of points, West's defense has helped keep them in plenty of games. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Jack Mittelsteadt, D.C. Everest

The D.C. Everest boys soccer team appears to be inspired by the success of the school's state champion girls soccer team. The Evergreens are off to a 7-0-1 start, and along the way, junior Jack Mittelsteadt has been lighting up the scoreboard.  More>>

Athlete of the Week: Landon Stepan, Mosinee

Mosinee quarterback Landon Stepan said before this season started that he had two goals: win the conference, and beat Merrill.His Indians won't win the Great Northern, but they did take down their arch rival last week in our Game of the Week. Stepan has 260 yards and three TD in that game. For that, he's our Athlete of the Week. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Tyler Biadasz

Our Athlete of the Week is well on his way to his second straight All-State selection. But next year he'll be competing for bigger honors - like Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Meet Amherst's Tyler Biadasz. More>>

Athlete of the Week: Mariah Whalen, Newman Catholic

She's the younger sister of Wisconsin linebacker Jake Whalen and four-year Division I volleyball player Carissa Whalen. But Mariah may just be the best Whalen yet. More>>

Athlete of the Week - Garrett Groshek

If Garrett Groshek's career at Amherst has been a work of art, then this season has been his masterpiece. The Falcons senior QB has accounted for 51 total touchdowns so far this season - 37 through the air and 14 on the ground - on his way to WFCA Offensive Player of the Year honors.

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Athlete of the Week: Natasha Hanke, Marathon

At just 5'8", Marathon's Natasha Hanke is one of the tallest players on her team. And despite being one of the most vertically challenged teams in their conference, the Red Raiders girls' basketball team is ranked second in the state. Hanke is our Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week: Austin Jensen, Wausau East

Prior to his freshman year at Wausau East, junior Austin Jensen had limited experience in the net, but necessity is often the mother of invention.  Without a true goalie on the roster, the Lumberjacks simply had nowhere else to turn.

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Athlete of the Week: Kirsten Clark

It's not an easy task to take a year off from a sport, come back, and just a year later be the top player on your team - but that's exactly what Kirsten Clark has done. 

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Athlete of the Week: Ema Fehrenbach

Rocky had it. The band Survivor sang about it. But, what does it really mean to have the “eye of the tiger?” At Marshfield High School – home of the Tigers – it means having a roaring appetite for excellence, something junior Ema Fehrenbach most assuredly has.

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Athlete of the Week: Emma Haugen

At the Division I sectional meet last weekend, Marshfield's Emma Haugen literally vaulted passed her competition. Her score of 9.1 in the vault event was good enough for a third-place finish and ticket to State.

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SPASH & Amherst advance to State

SPASH & Amherst advance to State

The top-ranked SPASH Panthers entered their Sectional final against the Appleton West Terrors today undefeated and exited the same way, defeating the Terrors, 86-49, to become Sectional champions yet again. 

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Stevens Point beats Germantown to win state title

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 Sam Hauser and Trev Anderson scored 25 points apiece as Stevens Point denied Germantown a fourth straight title with a 67-51 victory in the Division 1 championship game of the WIAA state boys basketball tournament on Saturday. More>>

Saturday Sports Report: Wausau West finishes second in state hockey tournament

Scores, results, and highlights from Saturday's local sports action.  More>>

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  • Athlete of the Week: Trevor Anderson

    Athlete of the Week: Trevor Anderson

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-04-05 23:17:44 GMT
    SPASH junior point guard Trevor Anderson is having a banner season with the undefeated Panthers.More >>
    SPASH junior point guard Trevor Anderson is having a banner season with the undefeated Panthers.More >>
  • Athlete of the Week: Makayla Scheuer

    Athlete of the Week: Makayla Scheuer

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-04-05 23:17:44 GMT
    The Marshfield girls basketball team is ranked second in the Wisconsin Valley Conference and Makayla Scheuer is a big part of the reason why.More >>
    The Marshfield girls basketball team is ranked second in the Wisconsin Valley Conference and Makayla Scheuer is a big part of the reason why.More >>
  • Athlete of the Week: Mathew Janke

    Athlete of the Week: Mathew Janke

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-04-05 23:17:44 GMT
    SCHOFIELD (WAOW) -- Mathew Janke is in his junior year at D.C. Everest, but his passion for hockey began far before he played at the varsity level."Born in Minnesota, is kind of in my blood," he said. "I just love playing hockey, I love the guys on the team... I never get enough of it.""He's been with us for three years now and just seeing his growth and maturation is tremendous," DCE Head Coach Dan Vanslyke said. "When he came in as a freshman he was a little raw."Now he's found his place on...More >>
    SCHOFIELD (WAOW) -- Mathew Janke is in his junior year at D.C. Everest, but his passion for hockey began far before he played at the varsity level."Born in Minnesota, is kind of in my blood," he said. "I just love playing hockey, I love the guys on the team... I never get enough of it.""He's been with us for three years now and just seeing his growth and maturation is tremendous," DCE Head Coach Dan Vanslyke said. "When he came in as a freshman he was a little raw."Now he's found his place on...More >>
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