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View from the cheap seats

View from the cheap seats View from the cheap seats

A weekly perspective on sports

Casey Krautkramer Reporter The Record-Review

I certainly enjoyed devouring the Fenny burger I purchased from server

Dakota Stahel at the Fenwood Lions Club’s food stand on Saturday.

The Fenny burger was so delicious to eat, especially because this cheeseburger includes fried onions. I’ll miss not being able to eat the hamburgers with fried onions on them at Marathon Fun Days on Labor Day weekend.

I told my girlfriend I can guarantee to see people from The Record-Review’s coverage area of Athens, Edgar, Marathon and Stratford participate in the annual Fenwood corn hole and men’s softball tournaments at the Fenwood Village Ball Park.

For example, a few of the people I saw enjoying themselves at this village of Fenwood event on Saturday were Tyson Zettler of Athens, Jason Stahel of Edgar, Cody Hanke of Marathon and Guy Mueller of Stratford.

I used to work with Mueller on first shift at Marathon Cheese Corporation. Now his wife, Kim Mueller, and their daughter, Sierra Custer, own and operate Ground Up Coffee Shop in Stratford.

It’s interesting to see Chequamegon High School head varsity boy’s basketball coach Joel Karnick and his son, Blake Karnick, competing in the Fenwood Lions Club’s corn hole tournaments during the year. The Karnick family duo won the Fenwood Lions Club’s fourth annual bean bag tournament in February at the Fenwood Village Hall. I’m not sure if they also won the Fenwood Lions Club’s ninth annual corn hole tournament on Saturday at Fenwood Ballpark.

I’m also unsure if the Karnicks have relation or friends in the Fenwood or Edgar areas, that they were willing to travel almost two hours from Park Falls to Fenwood twice this year to compete in corn hole tournaments. Maybe they are just great corn hole players who enjoy competing in tournaments throughout the state?

I remember interviewing Joel Karnick and taking a picture of him with a $3,041 check the Athens High School boys and girls basketball players presented to him two years ago in the Athens High School gym.

The Athens basketball teams and the Athens community donated the money to former Chequemegon High School boy’s basketball player Thomas Harris, to help his family pay for his chemotherapy treatments in Milwaukee.

Harris needed chemotherapy to treat an immune deficiency disorder that causes white blood cells to build up a person’s organs including the skin, spleen and liver. These cells then destroy other blood cells such as red blood cells and platelets.

The Athens basketball teams helping out a player from another Marawood North Conference opposing school was a true display of good sportsmanship.