The Hodags will take part in a WIAA Division 2 sectional in Antigo this evening and, while qualifying as a team for next weekend’s state meet in Wisconsin Rapids is a deep long shot, sending an individual or two to state for the first time since 2021 is not out of the realm of possibility.
The Hodag boys placed fourth in Division 2 and 14th overall in the WIARA Ski and Snowboard Championships at Mt. La Crosse. The Hodags girls were last in both the D2 field and overall.
Gretzinger nets 1,000th point on late 3
On Friday night in Mosinee, the Rhinelander High School boys’ basketball team finally got the signature win it has been looking for. That win has set up the Hodags, potentially, for an even bigger triumph on Thursday.
Rhinelander High School senior Owen Kurtz was pinned by Hayward’s Bradey Gottwald in the third period for the third and final state qualifying spot in the 215-pound weight class in the Division 2 sectional meet, marking the end of Kurtz’s Hodag career.
Treder sets single-season 3-point mark in Mosinee defeat
A nearly 10-minute scoring drought to start the second half was the difference as the Hodags fell to Mosinee 53-47 in at the Jim Miazga Community Gymnasium.
Balance beam set the tone for a strong performance Saturday for the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team. The Hodags posted a season high in that event, and parlayed the performance into a season-high overall score, as they totaled 113.3 points in a third-place finish in the Great Northern Conference Small Division meet at the YMCA of the Northwoods.
The Rhinelander High School boys’ hockey team could not pull off a Cinderella upset Thursday night in Tomahawk, but it certainly gave the top-seeded Hatchets much more of a game than it did in the regular season.
Hodag swimmers break three school records, finish second at D2 state meet
The Hodags scored four runner-up finishes and placed second at the state championships in Waukesha. Rhinelander broke three school records in the process and wound up with eight podium finishes out of their 16 entries.
Rhinelander has tough road ahead of it as it tries to become the first repeat WIAA Division 2 boys’ swim state champion since Madison Edgewood in 2019-20. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from each event.
First-place battle at Mosinee on deck tonight
Seth Nofftz scored 20 points, leading four Hodags in double figures, and Rhinelander led nearly wire-to-wire in a 72-55 victory in a non-conference contest at Shawano.