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RHS sports recap: Tuesday, Aug. 15
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 1-1, Wausau West Invite
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RHS sports recap: Monday, Aug. 14
Girls' tennis: Rhinelander 1-2, Wausau West Invite
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Team preview: RHS girls' swimming
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team has bid farewell to one of the most decorated swimmers in program history, but coach Lindsay Byrka says that doesn't change the expectations for a Hodag team that has improved greatly over the last two seasons. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hodags fall to West in scrimmage
A Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team trying to redefine itself after graduating seven seniors had a tough go of it Saturday in its one preseason tune-up before the start of the season. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WIAA reaffirms shot clock decision in vote
Among the actions taken by the WIAA Board of Control Friday included a 9-2 vote to not revisit the decision from its June 22 meeting to implement a 35-second shot clock in basketball beginning with the 2019-20 season.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Getting ready for action
The Rhinelander High School football team flexed its muscles against three smaller schools Friday in a final dress rehersal for the regular season. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Local skaters fare well at State Games of America
Ten members of the Rhinelander Figure Skating Club took part in the State Games of America Aug. 2-6 at the Patterson Ice Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Photos: JV2 football family day
The Rhinelander High School junior varsity 2 football team took part in an 11-on-11 practice Hodag Football Family Day in front of Rhinelander High School Saturday, Aug. 5.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Team Preview: RHS girls' tennis
major question marks surround the Hodag girls' tennis team's quest for an eighth-straight GNC title - a feat that only Lakeland boys' cross country and Mosinee softball can boast. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Business as usual for Hodag swim on Day 1
The Rhinelander High School girls' swim team settled in Tuesday to begin what is one of the longest schedules of the fall sports season. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Photos: RHS holds youth gymnastics camp
Members of the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team took time this week to teach Hodag gymnasts of the future during a youth camp at the James Williams Middle School gymnasium.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

UW study shows sports specialization may lead to more injuries
High school athletes who specialized in a single sport experienced more lower-extremity injuries than athletes who participated in a variety of sports throughout the year, according to a new study presented this month at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

NFHS: High school sports participation up again
Led by the largest one-year increase in girls participation in 16 years, the overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 28th consecutive year in 2016-17, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lots to sort out for RHS netters
"This is a different year," Rhinelander High School girls' tennis coach Bob Heideman said toward the end of Tuesday's opening practice of the 2017 season. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Camp about skills, routines for Hodag gymnasts
After narrowly missing out on repeating as Great Northern Conference Small division champions last winter, the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team has been in the gym for a late summer tune-up in preparation for a run at the GNC Small crown. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

White edges Green on Family Day
The first public glimpse at the 2017 Rhinelander High School football team featured some big plays on both sides of the ball.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Rhinelander's Winnicki medals at Indigenous Games
When freshman-to-be Makenna Winnicki enters the pool for the first time next week for the Rhinelander High School girls' swim team, she will do so after completing a busy summer that included several podium finishes in an international competition. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Be aggressive 
Fall camp is underway for the 2017 Rhinelander High School football team, although preparations for the season began months ago. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Snowhawks pound Coaching All-Stars
Last Monday, the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks broke a three-game losing streak with a win over Smiley's. This week, the Snowhawks looked to continue that hot streak against a team that beat them last year, the Coaching All-Stars. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Hodags gearing up for Family Day practice
Football, family and fun will converge Saturday morning as the Rhinelander High School football team and the Hodag Gridiron Club hold their annual Hodag Football Family Day on the practice fields adjacent to Mike Webster Stadium. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Northwood's Ladies League goes pink for a good cause
Pink was the prevalent color of the day Tuesday during the weekly ladies golf league at Northwood Golf Course in Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lessons set stage for Hodag tennis' success
There's a reason the Rhinelander High School girls' tennis team will be gunning for its eighth straight Great Northern Conference title this fall while the boys' netters will look for their seventh conference crown in eight years next spring. (subscriber access)
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Gritty Rebels turned in strong summer
At the start of the summer, Rhinelander Post 7 manager Dan Hunhstock said he expected his Rebels to compete for another Great Northern Legion Conference title and contend for a spot in the Wisconsin American Legion Class AA state tournament. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Shoutouts & Callouts
Sure, the calendar just turned to the first day of August, but from a local sports perspective the summer is officially over. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ferge: Hodags 'have great energy' as practice begins
The last time the Rhinelander High School football team won a Great Northern Conference game was in 2013, but it hasn't been for a lack of trying. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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