Merrill’s Schmidt Voted Athlete of the Week, Oct. 18 – 24; Records Set with Voting Totals


Merrill (OnFocus) – Multiple area athletes excelled for the Week of October 18 – 24, and in the reader voting for the Athlete of the Week, record numbers turned out to vote for the top performance.

In a race that came down to the wire, Merrill’s Elizabeth Schmidt was voted the OnFocus Athlete of the Week, picking up an amazing  4866 votes.

Schmidt is heading to state on Saturday, after outracing the field and taking first at the Division 1 sectionals in Chippewa Falls.

Taking second in the spirited contest was  Andrew Scheer of Columbus Catholic with 4748 votes.

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A total of 9316 votes were cast. The voting this week sets records for most votes for a winner, most votes for second place, and most total votes cast.

Pacelli Cross Country voted OnFocus Team of the Week

OnFocus ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Nominees 2020-21

OnFocus TEAM OF THE WEEK Nominees 2020-21

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]