Coach Melissa Krueger speaks to track athletes at the beginning of the first practice.
TRACK AND FIELD
Monday marked the opening of the spring sports season. The track team started things off with the boys and girls beginning together in the gym and then separating into various event groups.
The first meet is scheduled for Thursday, March 16 in Wisconsin Rapids. Two home meets are on the docket, April 11 and May 11.
The Hawgs and Dawgs lineman camp, youth camp, and perimeter camp all took place at the Hodag Dome with about 350 first through 11th graders participating.
The linemen began the day followed by the youth and the day finished with the perimeter camp.
Five linemen from the University of Wisconsin came up from Madison to coach as well as two from Division 1 Northern Illinois University. Joining those college players were players from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Local graduates coming back were Drake Martin, Joe Fugle, Payten Erikson, Jacques Tulowitzky and Connor Lund who are all still playing football. Former Hodag and current activities director at Ashland High School, Tyler Johnson also coached.
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