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Wausau East v. West log game canceled for 2021

The annual matchup between Wausau East and Wausau West’s football team won’t happen in 2021, Wausau School District officials confirmed on Wednesday. The Log Game tradition traces back to 1971, when Ted Harenda, a parent of two students, teamed up with three local businesses to create the log trophy, in part as a fundraiser for foreign exchange programs at the schools.
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7-27-21- Wausau East Football Cancels varsity season

Back to school vaccination clinic set up at East Junior High in Wisconsin Rapids. Push for children 12 and older to get vaccinated ahead of school as COVID-19 cases surge. Staying safe with an emergency plan when severe weather strikes. Updated: 6 hours ago. Stay weather aware and have a...
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Wausau East shifts to 8-player, varsity reserve football for 2021 season

WAUSAU - Wausau East High School will be taking a "combined 8-man and varsity reserve approach" to its football team for the 2021 season. District activities director Kurt Vanden Heuvel said the move came after 15 upperclassmen players committed to participate in the upcoming season. Numbers were reassessed on the first contact day, with no additional participants committing.
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Hilight Zone Podcast Episode 70: A Varsity Season Canceled

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Wausau East football made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 varsity season. They cited low numbers, which they say just 14 upperclassmen were signed up to play. They do still intend to play 8-man football. Noah Manderfeld talks with athletic director Kurt Vanden Heuvel and...

Wausau East football talks about decision to cancel the 2021 varsity season

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Wausau East football will not play a varsity season in 2021 after not having enough players to field a team. The decision comes a canceled the second half of the 2020 season due to low numbers caused by COVID-19. Athletic Director Kurt Vanden Heuvel says they’ve been building up to this decision for the last month.

Wausau East Football Hitting the ‘Pause’ button in 2021

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — East Athletic Director Kurt Vanden Heuvel says Monday’s call to cancel the varsity football season was made with input from everyone, including the players. The first-year AD said as soon as they were aware of the low numbers they began talking about how to best approach...
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Wausau East will not offer varsity football this season

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -Wausau East’s varsity football season has officially been cancelled due to low turnout numbers. The news was first reported by Wissports and confirmed by NewsChannel 7. A release from the Wausau School District says in part: “Wausau East’s High School’s football program is going to look a...
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Oredockers geared up for first scrimmage

The Ashland Oredockers football team is the smallest school in a typically strong Great Northern Conference, competing against teams from Antigo, Lakeland, Hayward, Medford, Mosinee, Merrill and Rhinelander. Despite the relative disadvantages that come with a smaller enrollment, Ashland finished with a 4-3 record in 2020 and Athletic Director and Head Coach Travis Larson believes the team has another strong season ahead in 2021.

Wausau East HS Takes A Year Off From Football

The Wausau East High School Lumberjacks won’t play varsity football this fall because the program can’t field enough players. The decision was made after a meeting with players and parents last week. Athletic Director Kurt Vanden Heuvel says the discussion has been going on for a month. Head coach Henry...
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Wausau East football adjusts after lack of participation

The Wausau East High School football team will not have a traditional varsity football team this year, after too few student athletes committed to the sport. According to a Wausau School District news release, the school will have a small senior team this year that can play both 8-man and varsity reserve football games to the “greatest extent possible,” depending on scheduling availability. Varsity reserve is essentially junior varsity with the understanding that seniors also play in the game.
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Longtime Wausau teacher, coach dies at 85

William M. Hickson, a longtime Wausau School District educator who taught and coached for nearly 40 years, has died. He was 85. If you went to middle school in Wausau between 1961 and 2000, you either had him as a teacher or coach – or at the very least knew who he was.
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Majeski scores first Larry Detjens Memorial victory

WAUSAU, Wis. (July 24) – State Park Speedway holds a special place in Ty Majeski’s racing career. It was 10 years ago he won his first Midwest Truck Series race. Ten years later he would hold off defending winner Justin Mondeik to win the Larry Detjens Memorial 125, his third victory in four starts this season in the ARCA Midwest Tour.

Wausau East Cancels Varsity Football Season

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — The Wausau East varsity football season has been canceled due to a low number of students interested in playing. According to a release from the school the one-year change will see the school drop all varsity games in favor of playing an eight-man or varsity reserve schedule against other teams.

Wausau logrolling group brings unique sport, fun to area

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - A log rolling group in Wausau is aiming to bring awareness to the sport and fun for kids involved. The Wisconsin River Rollers have been in existence for three years and boast a team of nine kids, plus a few adult members. “It’s really fun. It’s...
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State matchups announced for Ahnapee Trailblazers

The Ahnapee Trailblazers know who they will be playing when the Wisconsin American Legion Baseball Tournament kicks off in Antigo on Friday. The Trailblazers will play Medford in its first matchup at 4 p.m. against Medford. A win puts them against either Waupaca or Onalaska at the same time on Saturday. A loss puts them in do-or-die mode at 10 a.m. against the loser of the same matchup.