• Merrill girls launch into new season
    The Bluejay girls jumped feet-first into a new season in last Friday’s indoor opener at UW-Stevens Point, ending up 12th in the 28-team event. 
  • Squirts capture state title
    The Merrill Youth Hockey Association’s Squirt A Team won the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association Squirt 4A State Championship  
  • Bantams are state runners-up
    The Merrill Bantams gave a great effort in the 4A state tournament... 
  • Point Invite give Bluejay track boys an early barometer
    The Merrill boys took an early look at themselves and loads of competition when they attended Saturday’s 24-team invite at UW-Stevens Point.
     
  • Junior Jays to state

    Fourteen Merrill youth and middle school wrestlers joined a massive group of 540 participants in the folkstyle state wrestling qualifier in Merrill on Saturday, March 21.

    The top two wrestlers in each weight and age group qualify for the state tournament to be held at the Aliant Energy Center in Madison this Friday and Saturday, March 27-28. 

     
  • One step short of state
    The Bluejay boys basketball team avenged another regular-season loss when it knocked off Shawano in Thursday’s WIAA sectional semi-final in Stevens Point, winning six of its last seven with the only loss to second-ranked SPASH.
    But last year’s state runner-up Rice Lake... 
  • Heckendorf lights the lamp for Falcons’ women’s hockey team
    Merrill native Emily Heckendorf just wrapped up one of the premier scoring seasons in Concordia University Wisconsin women’s hockey history.
     
  • Otherworldly comeback

    Never underestimate the power of pure desire.

    The Merrill boys basketball team probably had no business being in Thursday’s WIAA sectional contest with Shawano, 
  • MHS senior Dylan Heller was the only member of the Bluejay hockey team to pick up All-Conference consideration when he earned Honorable Mention in the loaded Valley for the past season. 
  • Turenne makes WVC list
    MHS senior Mariah Turenne caught the eye of Valley coaches after a solid season and earned Honorable Mention to the All-Valley girls basketball team.
     
  • Merrill checkmates Mosinee to reach sectional

    The Bluejay boys will be advancing to the sectional level after a 55-51 triumph at home Saturday night that killed a 13-game win streak from Mosinee.

    “Mosinee is a lot like Antigo,” MHS coach Kurt Soderberg said. “They have a lot of tough kids that really compete. We’ve got a heck of a rivalry going with Mosinee these last couple of years.”

     
  • Bluejays kick off playoffs with second-half romp

    The Bluejay basketball team looked like it was going to have its way with Wausau East after grabbing an 11-4 lead in the first quarter of Friday’s playoff game in the MHS Fieldhouse.

    By halftime, East had actually taken a 19-17 lead and it appeared the battle was on.

     
  • Merrill girls repel Raiders, but Indians end their season
    The Bluejay girl captured their playoff opener over Medford last Tuesday, but stumbled early before rallying 
  • Flying on the iced oval
    Record numbers of entries, racers and fans turned out in January and February for the Iced Oval Winter Races located in Gleason, sponsored by the Gleason Community Club. 
  • Champions made, not born

    The podium beckoned, and Lincoln County took up the siren call.

     
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