Area EMTs and firefighters took part in a training exercise held at Rainbow Gymnastics in Medford on February 19. Here responders drill on removing a patient from the foam practice pits.
“OK now give yourself a big hug . . . And on your count . . . one, two, three, roll...”
The Athens varsity girls basketball team began the WIAA Division 5 playoffs with a convincing 57-41 home win against Wild Rose on Tuesday. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE - The sides of this Karl’s Transport semi include a 53-foot long mural in honor of Colby firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer, who died in the line of duty in 2012. This tribute will now be seen by people around the country.
Thanks to an Antigo-based trucking company, the memory of fallen firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer is being shared with people all over the United States as it travels down the nation’s highways on the sides of a semi trailer.
CAPTURING THE CONFERENCE - The 2018-19 Colby Hornets defeated the seventh ranked Regis Ramblers 64-57 in Altoona on Saturday night as part of the Cloverbelt Crossover. The Hornets finish the season with a 21-0 mark and a second straight East Cloverbelt title.
The Colby Hornets left no doubt in anyone’s mind who the top team in the Clovebelt was on Saturday. In a rematch of last year’s Cloverbelt Crossover challenge, it was the Hornets who knocked off the Regis Ramblers in a 64-57 whirlwind game that featured big runs from both teams.
STATE-BOUND SOPHOMORE - River Halopka wrestles with Nolan Johnson of the Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren co-op in the semifinals during the WIAA D-2 sectional meet in Neillsville. Halopka placed second in the 106 weight class, and will represent the Abby/Colby co-op in the state individual meet on Thursday.  					            STAR NEWS/MATT FREY
The Abbotsford/Colby wrestling co-op sent five wrestlers to the WIAA D-2 sectional meet in Neillsville on Saturday. The meet was the final leg of a long and arduous journey to the individual state meet in Madison this week, with the top three wrestlers from each weight class heading to the tournament.
POWER THROUGH THE PAINT - Vanessa Lopez muscles her way through traffic against the Loyal Greyhounds on Friday. Lopez scored a pair of baskets in the second half to finish with five points and help Colby secure another conference victory.
When the Colby girls season began in November everyone on the team knew this could be a special season. Just how special remains a mystery, but Colby got a better idea on Monday, after knocking off Granton at home.
Marathon’s varsity boys basketball team has strung together seven consecutive wins, since it lost two straight home games to Auburndale and Stratford in the middle of December. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
TITLE WINNER - Freshman Mason Wellman pins his opponent in the championship round of the 138 weight class. Wellman won both of his matches in just over a minute, and now holds a 24-12 season record.
There’s no better cure for the winter blues quite like winning. Chance Clement can tell you a thing or two about that. Clement, a senior at Abbotsford High, had twice wrestled in the championship round in the Cloverbelt Conference tournament, and twice he finished runner-up. But, as the saying goes, the third time is the charm.
Ben Stanfley was selected as the new Taylor County Highway Commissioner.
One department’s loss is another’s gain. At Monday’s meeting of the Taylor County Board of Supervisors, members approved hiring Ben Stanfley to replace Jess Sackmann as the county highway commissioner. Under county code the highway commissioner must be elected by the county code and serves for a four-year term.
READY TO SERVE - Bryce Kelley, financial advisor for Thrivent Financial, sits at his desk in the company’s Colby office. Just recently, a second advisor, Kole Hartwig, was hired at the Colby location.       STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
For many reasons, Bryce Kelley’s face is a familiar one for anyone living or working in the Colby-Abbotsford area. As the local representative for
FAB FRESHMAN- Freshman Alea Graff shoots for two against Spencer’s Rebecca Misna during Abby’s 57-31 home win. Graff scored three points and pulled down a team high six rebounds.
After falling to the Stratford Tigers 51-29 at home Friday, the Abbotsford girls earned double digit wins for the fifth consecutive season with a 57-31 defeat of the Spencer Rockets. The Falcons are now 10-5 on the season and 6-5 in the Marawood Conference.
The Edgar varsity wrestling team nipped Athens, 36-33, last Thursday, thanks to Ethan Heil’s 4-2 thrilling decision win against Connor Westfall in the 220-pound match. To read the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
Area EMTs and firefighters took part in a training exercise held at Rainbow Gymnastics in Medford on February 19. Here responders drill on removing a patient from the foam practice pits.
KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE - The sides of this Karl’s Transport semi include a 53-foot long mural in honor of Colby firefighter Jamison Kampmeyer, who died in the line of duty in 2012. This tribute will now be seen by people around the country.
CAPTURING THE CONFERENCE - The 2018-19 Colby Hornets defeated the seventh ranked Regis Ramblers 64-57 in Altoona on Saturday night as part of the Cloverbelt Crossover. The Hornets finish the season with a 21-0 mark and a second straight East Cloverbelt title.
STATE-BOUND SOPHOMORE - River Halopka wrestles with Nolan Johnson of the Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren co-op in the semifinals during the WIAA D-2 sectional meet in Neillsville. Halopka placed second in the 106 weight class, and will represent the Abby/Colby co-op in the state individual meet on Thursday.  					            STAR NEWS/MATT FREY
POWER THROUGH THE PAINT - Vanessa Lopez muscles her way through traffic against the Loyal Greyhounds on Friday. Lopez scored a pair of baskets in the second half to finish with five points and help Colby secure another conference victory.
TITLE WINNER - Freshman Mason Wellman pins his opponent in the championship round of the 138 weight class. Wellman won both of his matches in just over a minute, and now holds a 24-12 season record.
Ben Stanfley was selected as the new Taylor County Highway Commissioner.
READY TO SERVE - Bryce Kelley, financial advisor for Thrivent Financial, sits at his desk in the company’s Colby office. Just recently, a second advisor, Kole Hartwig, was hired at the Colby location.       STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN
FAB FRESHMAN- Freshman Alea Graff shoots for two against Spencer’s Rebecca Misna during Abby’s 57-31 home win. Graff scored three points and pulled down a team high six rebounds.

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Medford’s Andy Poetzl reacts after his 2-0 win over Bloomer-Colfax’s Mitchel Harmon Saturday clinches his first-ever trip to the WIAA Division 2 state wrestling tournament. Poetzl went on to win the 138-pound sectional championship at Neillsville and will wrestle his first state match Friday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
Medford Raiders Zeke Sigmund, Dane Higgins and Jake Rau return to the WIAA Division 2 individual state wrestling tournament aiming to improve on past performances, while senior Andy Poetzl is a fir

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