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October 17, 2019

Piasecki out; Ellenbecker to return to RHS wrestling on interim basis
Paul Ellenbecker has been named interim head coach, the School District of Rhinelander announced in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Nathan Piasecki who has been let go by the district, according to activities director Brian Paulson.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hodag spikers take Tomahawk to four sets
The Hodags took a set from Tomahawk, and were more competitive with the Hatchets than in their first meeting of the season, before falling 3-1 at Hatchet Fieldhouse.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

RNC riders close in on state titles
With one race remaining in the Wisconsin High School Cycling League season, the Rhinelander Northwoods Composite Mountain bike team is on the verge of a number of state championships.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Finish or finished
After squandering 13-point first-half leads the last two weeks against Mosinee and Merrill, the equation for Rhinelander is simple - beat winless Ashland Friday night at Weikal Field or be a spectator when the playoffs kick off next week.
Thursday, October 17, 2019

A golden opportunity
Roughly 30 swimmers were on hand in Rhinelander Saturday morning to listen to former Olympian Josh Davis, who competed for Team USA in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won three gold medals as part of relay teams in the 1996 games in Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hodag harriers place fifth in Tomahawk
The Hodags placed fifth in both the boys' and girls' divisions of the 12-team Hatchet Invite in Tomahawk, which served a couple of purposes for Rhinelander down the road.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hodag volleyball shows fight in GNC tournament
Rhinelander took a set from Antigo, and nearly stole a set from GNC-champion Mosinee, during the event at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua. Rhinelander also suffered a three-set loss to Medford in the competition.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RHS boys' soccer team hosting Go Pink game tonight vs. Merrill
In conjuction with its Go Pink game for cancer awareness, the Rhinelander High School boys' soccer team is taking orders for T-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel with a special "Hodag Strong" cancer awareness logo.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Destiny delayed
For the second week in a row the Rhinelander High School football team let a chance to get into the WIAA playoffs slip through its grasp.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Football: Merrill 27, Rhinelander 21, OT
Eddie Collinsworth scored from a yard out in overtime as Merrill stunned the Hodags 27-21 Friday at Mike Webster Stadium.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hodag swimmers nearly perfect in 138-30 rout of Mosinee
First-place Rhinelander dominated last-place Mosinee in a Great Northern Conference swim dual on Thursday and was nearly perfect in the process. Rhinelander swept the top two spots in every race and cruised to a 138-30 win over Mosinee at the Heck Family Community Pool.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Photos: JV football vs. Mosinee
The RHS football program combined its JV and JV2 squads on Monday to take on Mosinee at Mike Webster Stadium.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

A saintly lift
The Hodags got a pair of goals and an assist from senior Nick St. Pierre, and won back-to-back games for the first time this season, as they defeated Antigo 3-0 at Listle Field on Thursday.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hodag harriers capture Pines Invite
The Hodags dominated, placing all seven of its varsity runners in the top 12 in the boys' race, and six runners in the top 12 of the girls' race, to take the Northland Pines Invite in overwhelming fashion.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hodag soccer snaps 8-game winless streak, beats Mosinee 1-0
Hugh Wiese converted a penalty kick in the 30th minute, which proved to be the only goal in Rhinelander's 1-0 triumph over Mosinee Tuesday at Edgewood Park.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hodag volleyball fades against Lakeland, falls in four sets
Rhinelander took the first set 25-21, but Lakeland won the last three 25-16, 25-19, 25-13.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Season comes to an end for Hodag tennis
The momentum of winning a Great Northern Conference title did not carry over for the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team come WIAA tournament time.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pigskin Preview Week 8: Merrill at Rhinelander
Rhinelander still has plenty to play for as it entertains Merrill, needing only one win in its final two contests to become playoff eligible for only the third time in school history.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Column: Officials 'hanging it up' because of unruly behavior by parents
About four weeks ago, we distributed an op-ed suggesting that inappropriate behavior by parents and other adult fans at high school sporting events was causing many officials to quit before they even reached two years on the job. Perhaps we should have been more direct.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Almost doesn't count
Big plays, and a key injury, cost the Hodag football team a chance to become playoff eligible, for at least one week. Mosinee's Trey Fitzgerald hooked up with wide receiver Cyle Kowalski for three touchdowns and the Indians rallied for a 21-20 win at Veterans Park in Mosinee.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mosinee nips Hodag football 21-20
Trey Fitzgerald, the state's leading passer, hooked up with Cyle Kowalski for three touchdowns - including the go-ahead score on the first play of the fourth quarter as Mosinee outlasted Rhinelander 21-20 Friday at Veterans' Park in Mosinee.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hodag swimmers sweep Antigo in 127-43 win
The Hodags won all 11 events and had eight different swimmers record a victory in a 127-43 rout over Antigo at the McKenna Aquatic Center.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hodag tennis in familiar spot entering subsectional play
Ever since joining the Great Northern Conference, the script for the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis has pretty much been the same.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hodag harriers finish third in Waupaca
Rhinelander turned in a solid showing on Thursday in Waupaca, collecting four individual top-15 finishes as both its boys' and girls' squads placed third in the 10-team invitational.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fit to be tied ... again
Lakeland scored in the 62nd minute, and had plenty of other quality scoring chances in the second half, but the Hodags did enough to preserve a 1-1 deadlock at IncredibleBank Field. It was Rhinelander's fifth tie of the season and fourth in its last five contests.
Saturday, October 5, 2019

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