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Lakers' ball handling outshoots Hornets in cross-county boys basketball game
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The Elcho boys basketball team traveled to White Lake for a Northern Lakes Conference contest in the first of five consecutive road games for the Hornets.

The match-up between the two teams has been close in the past and that continued into Tuesday night's game as the the Hornets would fall 62-49.

Elcho controlled the game early enjoying a 7-0 lead from the tip-off before White Lake was able to slow the game down and get on the board. Once on the board, the Lakers continued to find the hoop tying the game and keeping pressure on Elcho. After tying the game, they went on a run putting in nine unanswered points. 

The change in momentum put the Lakers up 19-10 with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Hornets were finally able to stop the Lakers run when Kolton Schmidt was fouled with 4:28 remaining and went 1-2 from the line. The half would close with White Lake's lead cut down to just three 22-19.

Coming back to the floor after the break, both teams found better offensive rhythm. The Hornets Hunter Novak had a big second half putting in 10 points on the teams way to 30. The majority of the teams free throws also came in the second sho
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Northern Edge gets rocked by Western Wisconsin Stars, 7-1
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The Antigo girls hockey team had a tough non-confernence loss as it faced off with the Western Wisconsin Stars on Saturday putting its record at 0-5-1 for the season.

Alicia Turunen would once again have a busy afternoon in goal saving 45 shots through the contest. The girls had a difficult time clearing the puck from their zone, getting out shot 52-10.

Turunen played a fantastic game," Northern Edge Head Coach Kevin Sandstrom said. She kept us in the game."

The Northern Edge entered the game with a short-handed bench having just 11 players suiting up, with some key players not present. 

The Western Wisconsin Stars would strike first at 2:53 into the game. 

Lauren Kefalinos was able to answer to tie the game with her first varsity goal taking the puck unassisted and finding the back of the net at the 14:30 mark.

We skated well in the first, it was one of the best periods we've put together this season," Sandstrom added.

The Edge have played well in the first period thus far in the season, staying near even with its opponents. But it's been in the second and third that continue to be a struggle. 

The second and
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Hornets boys have close game against Marion, fall 64-60
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The Elcho boys basketball team hosted Marion Tuesday night in a non-conference contest and confronted a strong defense that would overtake them in the end. The Hornets found the early lead, but fell 64-60 to put them at 1-2 overall this season.

The Hornets lost the tip-off but went on an 8-0 run to start the game. Despite the promising start the boys quickly found Marion tying it up with 10:46 left in the first half, and they wouldn't let down from there. The Mustangs began a full court press that kept pressure on the ball giving them the opportunity to take the lead with 7:20 left. 

Offensively, we were put out of our game," said Hornets Head Coach Eric Strzok. And our defense was lacking tonight as well."

Marion's lead would increase to as much as 10 before foul trouble would give Elcho an opportunity. They took advantage of being a man strong on the court, and the Hornets were able to close the deficit to just three by the end of the half. 

The game stayed close in the second, but the Mustangs defense kept the pressure on causing 29 turnovers and making it difficult for the Hornets to get good looks at the basket.        

It was a
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Red Robins take first behind Eldridge, Dykstra and Krueger
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The 2017-18 wrestling season got underway for the Red Robins as it hosted the annual John Roberts Duals Saturday. The home team was looking to defend its 2016 title, along with several first place individual finishes.

Once again, taking first place as a team, Antigo reigned over Lakeland in second, Rosholt in third, Waupaca in fourth, Menominee Indian in fifth, Manawa in sixth, Cameron in seventh, Bayfield in eighth, and Elcho in ninth.

I’m very happy about the way we wrestled, First year Head Coach Ben Olsen said. We won several individual matches that would be considered upsets and we had some new wrestlers getting their first victories.

Collinn Eldridge was the lone repeat first place bracket winner as he competed in the 182 pound bracket. Finishing a perfect 4-0 he started off with a 8-0 major decision over Reese Anderson of Rosholt. Eldridge went on to pin Elliott Miller of Menominee Indian in 5:13 and Andre Starynski of Lakeland in 1:29.

At 120 pounds, Nathan Dykstra took first in the 120 pound class also finishing with a perfect 4-0 record. He won his first match against Dominick Betro on an injury at 1:54 while he pinned Joe Perez of Me
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AMS boys hoops split games at Horace Mann
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The Antigo Middle School boy's basketball teams squared off at Horace Mann on Tuesday night.

Neither the eighth grade A or B team came out of the night victorious as Horace Mann pulled out wins in both games, while the seventh grade teams were both winners.

The eighth grade A team ended the contest with 30 points versus Horace Mann's 42.

Despite the loss, Connor Kolz and Henry Berger had success from the field with nine points a piece and Marvin Duchac contributed to the effort with three. Another bright spot was the defensive efforts of Nick Raddish and Whitt Mach noted by coach Dennis Duchac .

The B team had a difficult game going down 39-15. Defense seemed unable to figure out Horace Mann, but coach Kaylee Marien said that Ben Beattie worked hard and had a good game pulling down rebounds. The leading scorers for the Antigo boys were Caden Kautza and Zach Zupon with four points each.

The 7th grade teams both came out on top of Horace Mann. The A team had an exciting finish while the B team kept Horace Mann at bay throughout the game.

The A team thriller saw Antigo go up by six when Dane Fredrickson hit a clutch three point
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