Merrill Seventh Grade Traveling Basketball Team headed to State

Front row L to R: Andrew Josiger, Landen Hattery, Johnathon Barnett, Brodie Johnas, and Assistant Coach Craig Josiger. Back row: Ryan Wallin, Henry Chrudimsky, Jamis Hanson, Aceson Graap, and Coach Nicole Josiger. Submitted photo.


The Merrill Seventh Grade Traveling Basketball Team punched their ticket to State for the second year in a row when they won the Wausau Noon Optimist basketball tournament on Feb. 3-4, 2024. There the boys defeated four other teams to move them forward to the State competition. They defeated Steven’s Point (Lopez) 44-19, Stratford 38-33, Wausau Newman 47-35, and Mosinee 44-42.
They also went undefeated in their home tournament on Feb. 10, 2024, defeating Antigo 41-23, Three Lakes 46-16, and Wausau Newman 49-36.
The State Tournmanent will be held in Stoughton on March. 22-24, 2024. “We are waiting to find out who and when we play,” Coach Craig Josiger said.

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