The Marathon’s varsity boys basketball team’s offense operated like a well-oiled machine, which is rare for any team playing its season-opening game, during Friday’s dominating 82-48 home win against Phillips. To see the full story, call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
BREAK AWAY - Franny Gamillo sprints away from Rib Lake during the Falcons’ Nov. 27 game, as Abby guard Blake Draper trails behind. Gamillo had a team high 11 rebounds and four assists in Abbotsford’s Friday night road game against the Assumption Royals
The Abbotsford Falcons (1-1, 1-0 NMC) opened their season with an upset of Rib Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 27, but could not carry that same form forward during their Friday night road game against the Assumption Royals.
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING LIKE A HORNET - Sawyer Stuttgen glides through traffic for two points in Colby’s Friday night conference clash against Owen-Withee. Stuttgen finished with 14 points as Colby earned a come from behind victory over the Blackhawks.
The Colby Hornets (1-2, 1-0 ECC) split their last two games, defeating the Owen-Withee Blackhawks in a 68-60 come-from-behind 68-60 victory at home on Friday, but losing a tough 69-60 decision to the Athens Bluejays on the road on Monday.
Mark Speirs (left) of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point worked with Katrina and Jason Julian to help them access research and experts as they worked to bring their locally-raised organic beef to a wider market. Their certified organic, grass fed and finished beef is available at County Market in Medford.
Do you know where your food comes from? How about how far it had to travel from the farmer’s field to your dinner plate? For Jason and Katrina Julian, of the town of Goodrich, the answers to those two questions are important ones.
Mazie Nagel is a four-year starting varsity volleyball player who led Stratford’s program to new heights during her career. Call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper so you can see the full story highlighting the conference and state awards won by local high school volleyball players this season.
FATHER AND SON - 2018 Colby grad Sam Krause, right, stands next to his father, Dan, after a game against Minnesota Rugby Union rival University of Minnesota-Mankato. Krause recently competed in the D-2 USA Rugby National championships for the North Dakota State University Lost Boys rugby club on Nov. 16-17 in Greenville, North Carolina. Krause was selected as this year’s best tackler.
There are roughly eight million student-athletes currently participating in high school sports across the country. A lucky few will earn college scholarships and play sports at the Division One or Division Two level.
Stratford’s football team was disappointed it couldn’t bring home a state championship gold ball, but its players were not dejected following their 20-17 loss to Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs on Thursday, because they weren’t predicted to even come close to beating the Ledgers.
HELPING HANDS - Clayton Blassel, left, and Aaron Dukelow, right, make repairs on a fan favorite, the Green Bay Packers float. Since September, half a dozen students from shop teacher Randy Pempek’s class have been making repairs and upgrades on the fan favorite float.        STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
For nearly 50 years, people have been flocking to the small city of Abbotsford, population 2,300, to take in the sights and sounds of a spectacle that has been going strong since 1971. Thousands line the streets of Abbotsford, eager to see an event unlike any other in Central Wisconsin — the 48th annual Abbotsford Christmas Parade.
DEEP THREAT - Mariana Castillo, center, fights for a ball during the Falcons’ season opener on Thursday. Castillo finished with five points, five rebounds and three assists. Her biggest shot was a buzzer-beating three in the first half that helped Abbotsford defeat Rib Lake for their first victory of the season. Melanie Kunze and Kallie Falteisek had big games, Falteisek led Abby with 16 points, and Kunze had a career high 17 boards.              STAR NEWS/MATT FREY
The Abbotsford Falcons kicked off the regular season with a pair of conference home games, dropping the Rib Lake Redmen 46-32 on Thursday, and the Athens Bluejays by an identical 46-32 score on Monday. The victories push Abby’s record to 2-0 overall, and 2-0 in the North Marawood Conference.
Carol O'Leary has been a driving force in community journalism in Wisconsin for more than five decades. She is the publisher of The Star News and Courier-Sentinel and past publisher of The Record-Review and Tribune Phonograph.
The football bounced Edgar’s way during its 41-0 win against Reedsville in Friday’s Division 7 state semifinal game played in blizzard conditions, as the Wildcats will make their 12th appearance in the state finals this Thursday morning. To see the full story, please call 715-223-2342 to subscribe to The Record-Review newspaper.
BREAK AWAY - Franny Gamillo sprints away from Rib Lake during the Falcons’ Nov. 27 game, as Abby guard Blake Draper trails behind. Gamillo had a team high 11 rebounds and four assists in Abbotsford’s Friday night road game against the Assumption Royals
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING LIKE A HORNET - Sawyer Stuttgen glides through traffic for two points in Colby’s Friday night conference clash against Owen-Withee. Stuttgen finished with 14 points as Colby earned a come from behind victory over the Blackhawks.
Mark Speirs (left) of the Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point worked with Katrina and Jason Julian to help them access research and experts as they worked to bring their locally-raised organic beef to a wider market. Their certified organic, grass fed and finished beef is available at County Market in Medford.
Joe Mueller smiles as he receives his badge as the new interim chief of the Central Fire and EMS District. The badge was pinned on by his wife, and fellow EMT, Lin Mueller, during a short ceremony Tuesday in Abbotsford. Joe is taking over for Bert Nitzke, who was honored with a thank-you plaque from the district board.
FATHER AND SON - 2018 Colby grad Sam Krause, right, stands next to his father, Dan, after a game against Minnesota Rugby Union rival University of Minnesota-Mankato. Krause recently competed in the D-2 USA Rugby National championships for the North Dakota State University Lost Boys rugby club on Nov. 16-17 in Greenville, North Carolina. Krause was selected as this year’s best tackler.
HELPING HANDS - Clayton Blassel, left, and Aaron Dukelow, right, make repairs on a fan favorite, the Green Bay Packers float. Since September, half a dozen students from shop teacher Randy Pempek’s class have been making repairs and upgrades on the fan favorite float.        STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN
DEEP THREAT - Mariana Castillo, center, fights for a ball during the Falcons’ season opener on Thursday. Castillo finished with five points, five rebounds and three assists. Her biggest shot was a buzzer-beating three in the first half that helped Abbotsford defeat Rib Lake for their first victory of the season. Melanie Kunze and Kallie Falteisek had big games, Falteisek led Abby with 16 points, and Kunze had a career high 17 boards.              STAR NEWS/MATT FREY

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Medford guard Marissa Fronk drives the baseline while defended by Alison Gilles during the opening moments of the Raiders' 59-32 win over Wausau East Thursday. Photo by Matt Frey/The Star News
GIRLS BASKETBALL Medford 59, Wausau East 32 Next: Medford at Antigo, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. Lake Holcombe 47, Rib Lake 44 Next: Rib Lake at Phillips, Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

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