Hodag sports photo gallery: Cross country, tennis, volleyball and football
Rhinelander’s Greyson Gremban led the Hodags, placing third at the Eagle River Invitational last week. Bob Mainhardt photo
The Rhinelander girls and boys cross country teams both took first place at the Eagle River invitational last week. The girls had an impressive win, and the boys got help from a new runner to grab first place. Greyson Gremban led the Hodags with a third place finish, followed by Avrom Barr (7th), Gavin Denis (11th), Jackson Weinzatl (14th) and Gus Porter (20th) to secure the win.
Leah Jamison led the girls out front and was followed by the “Green Wall,” five Rhinelander runners who are not only intimidating but also hard to pass. The girls had all five runners in the top 10. Leah Jamison was the first Hodag to cross the finish (3rd), Sophie Miljevich (6th), Luna Grage (7th), Hayley Schiek (8th) and Kara Monk (10th). Photos by Craig Weinzatl.
The second volleyball conference meet was held at Tomahawk Saturday. The Hodags first faced Lakeland, then Mosinee and finished the day playing Northland Pines. The team was hoping to continue the trend of winning games and again hoped to sweep Pines as they had done at home Oct. 3. Unfortunately for the girls, they were not able to win a single game and went 0-3 on the day without winning a set. The Hodags will finish out the conference season on Tuesday at Antigo and the regular season at home Thursday against Crandon. Bob Mainhardt photos
The Hodag football team needed to win at least one of their last two games to be playoff eligible. If they win both games they are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. Step one was taken care of on Saturday afternoon in Merrill at their homecoming game. The Hodags were outgained on the day but the Hodags scored the only points of the game late in the second quarter. Landon Bates took a handoff close to the goal line and ran it in for his first touchdown of the season. Bates then kicked the extra point to give the Hodags a 7-0 lead and the final score. Next up for the Hodags is the Homecoming game Friday night when they will be playing for the Axe against Lakeland. Bob Mainhardt photos
Rhinelander hosted the subsectional girls tennis tournament Monday, at the Hodag Dome for the No. 1 singles and doubles matches and the high school courts for the remaining flights.
Tori Riopel playing at No. 1 singles was the only Hodag to advance to the Eau Claire sectional. Riopel was the fifth-seed playing the four seed at the sectional and won that match to advance to state. Bob Mainhardt photos