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Eagles return 11 letterwinners to soccer field for spring season
Returning letterwinners for the Northland Pines girls soccer team include, front row from left, Allyson Sima, Christine John, Lauren Lenz, Jessie Wilkins, Libby Collins and Kailyn Hogenmiller; and back row, Jenna Paez, Tess Osiecki, Emily Saltenberger, Carly Ridderbusch  and Savannah Graf.                                    —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls soccer team will look to 11 returning letterwinners as it makes a run at the Great Northern Conference (GNC)  championship this spring, according to coach Wendy McCormack.

The Eagles were 4-2 in the GNC last year, a season that was cut in half due to a late spring. While this spring isn’t much different, the Eagles have lost just two conference games to this point and those are expected to be made up later this season.

Pines was 8-6 overall in 2013. Lost to graduation from that team

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:56 PM
Bluejays return four letterwinners
Letterwinners returning to play baseball for the Three Lakes Bluejays this season include, from  left, Hunter Mathison, Jimmy Houg, Mike LaGolbo and Matt Wilkowski. —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

First baseball game set Thursday at Laona

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Bluejays baseball team will enter the 2014 season with some big shoes to fill with the graduation of five solid starters from last year.

“The 2013 class not only played very well, but also had great leadership skills,” said Jays coach Jeff Liebscher. “They really were a special group that led us to our first Regional Championship and Sectional appearance in 18 years.”

This year, the team will return four starters

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:54 PM
Eagles lose two to open season
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines baseball team opened the season with two losses to Peshtigo in a pair of nonconference games at Peshtigo last Saturday.

The Eagles lost game one 13-0 and dropped game two 6-2.

In game one, the Eagles’ Tanner Beaman and

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:54 PM
Girls soccer team sets benefit dinner

The Northland Pines girls soccer team will have a “chicken feed” benefit dinner at Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill this Sunday, April 27, from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the chicken buffet dinner will be $12 for adults and $8 for children age 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from any girls soccer player, at Lumpy’s or at the door the day of the dinner.

There also will be raffles and prizes throughout the evening.

Lumpy’s is located at 838 Highway 45 South, Eagle River.

For more information, call Cheryl Hogenmiller at (715) 891-1848.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:53 PM
Returning to softball
Letterwinners returning to play softball for the Three Lakes Bluejays softball team this 2014 season include, front row from left, Lauren Sowinski, Hailey Sankey and Abbie Baumann; back row, Brooke Mathison, Brooke Sowinski, Abby Zielke and Maddie Lorbetske. —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:52 PM
Lady Jays soccer team returns 11 players to field
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Eleven players will return to the soccer field this season for the Three Lakes Lady Jays.

Those players include seniors Bella Devereaux, Natalie Miller, Kacey Running, Lindsay Schoff and Karlie Stefonik; and juniors  Emma Beavers, Holly Belland, Erin Peczynski, Erika Running, Brianna Sanderfoot and Havala Snyder.

Miller, Running and Schoff all earned all-conference recognition last season, according to coach Stacy Stroud.

“That is a strong and talented core of seniors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM
Pines girls take third at home track meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High?School girls track team took third place at a home meet last Tuesday.

Tomahawk won the meet with 86 points, followed by Ashland with 60, Pines with 46, Hurley with 42 and Mercer with 36.

“This was another solid meet for the team and we had a lot of girls competing in many events,” said Eagles coach Josh Rhode. “The relay format really encourages teamwork and pushes athletes to try new events.”

The coach added that the team finished

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM
TNT Speedway owners won’t operate track for 2014 season
By News-Review Staff

The future of stock car racing in Three Lakes is uncertain following an announcement by TNT?Speedway owners Tim and Patti Rutzen stating they’ve made the decision not to operate the track for the 2014 season.

The speedway is now up for sale, and the Rutzens said they’re willing to lease the facility for the season or on a per-event basis.

The Rutzens said it was one of the toughest decisions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:50 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM )
Eagle boys edged by Ashland, take second at home relay meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Northland Pines had another close finish in boys track last Tuesday, as the Eagles took second place after hosting an indoor relay meet.

“Relay meets are exciting for our athletes,” said Hayes. “Even in the field events, three athletes have their distances added together to get their overall distance.”

Ashland took home the win with 114 points, followed by the Eagles with 108, Hurley with 72, Antigo with 50 and Tomahawk with 46.

“Going into the last couple of events we were again tied for first,”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:50 PM
Vilas, Oneida hearing speakers mixed on trolling
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

For the second straight year, a proposal to allow statewide motor trolling  drew the most interest at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings in two counties here Monday night.

At St. Germain, about 120 Vilas County residents showed up to vote on one DNR proposed rule change and 57 advisory questions, while more than 100 people attended the Oneida County meeting at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.

The DNR’s statewide trolling proposal

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:47 PM

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