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Four Eagle skaters earn all-conference
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Freshman forward Amanda Sergent of the Northland Pines girls hockey team was named to the first team all-conference in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) for the 2013-’14 season.

Meanwhile, senior Jessica Roach and juniors Cali Sanborn and Kali Ebert made the second team. Pines coach Patrick Schmidt was named Coach of the Year.

Sergent was sixth in the GNC?for

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:57 PM
Pines’ Skarbek receives honorable mention in GNC
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Great Northern Conference (GNC) has an­nounced its boys basketball all-conference team, including one player from North­land Pines.

Eagles junior guard A.J. Skarbek received honorable mention to the all-conference  team. Skarbek was second in the conference in rebounding, averaging seven boards a game. He also was tied for first in steals, averaging 2.3 a game. He average seven points a game for the Eagles.

Players named to the first team were Rhinelander

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:55 PM
Phelps Lady Knights defeat Niagara, finish season with loss to Goodman
Coach Jason Pertile and members of the Phelps Lady Knights looked on as freshman Amanda Grmick took the ball down the court during last Tuesday’s WIAA?Regional tournament game against Niagara.             —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps Lady Knights basketball team ended its season last week with a 37-31 win over Niagara last Tuesday and a 57-34 loss to Goodman-Pembine Friday in the WIAA Regional tournament.

The game against Niagara was close after the first period, as the Lady Knights took a narrow 14-13 lead after the first quarter.

From there, the game remained close. Every time Phelps tried to open things up,

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:54 PM
Snowshoe Challenge draws over 40 entrants

More than 40 adults and youths participated in four events at the 2014 Snowshoe Challenge at Trig’s Klondike Days in Eagle River March 1.

A total of nine men participated in the men’s 5-kilometer race on the wooded snowshoe course behind Rocking W Stables.

Derek Tassler, 39, of Tomahawk, won the race in 21 minutes, 32 seconds. The second-place male was Kyle Rogers, 30, of Rhine­lander, who finished the race in 24:04, and the third-place male was Andrew Niemi, 14, of Ironwood, Mich., with a time of 24:16.

The women’s 5-kilometer race — which featured 13 participants

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:54 PM
Hockey family
 Three generations of the Stebbeds family recently participated in an Eagle River Squirt A hockey tournament. Taking part in the event were, front row from left, Madison Stebbeds and Brady Stebbeds; back row, Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) board member Jeff Stebbeds, past ERRA president and referee Jr. Stebbeds and Jamie Stebbeds, whose team took second place at the tourney.                                                               —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:52 PM
Pool league sets banquet

The Eagle River Miller Beer of the Northwoods Thursday Night Pool League banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Uncle Kent’s.

There will be a pool tournament, food and prizes. All participants are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Jay Varro at (715) 617-7344.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:51 PM
Eagle girls lose Sectional final 2-0 to Central Wisconsin co-op
Pines goalkeeper Jenna Paez made a save as members of the Central Wisconsin Storm co-op girls hockey team pressured the net during Saturday’s Sectional final game in Eagle River at the Dome. The Eagles lost 2-0.                 —Photos By Darren Rubo
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

With a heartbreaking 2-0 Sectional finals loss to the Central Wisconsin Storm co-op Saturday, the Northland Pines girls hockey team’s season has come to an end.

Northland Pines ad­vanced to the Sectional Championship game after a 2-1 win over the Rhinelander co-op in the first round of the Sectional last Tuesday.

The Storm played tough offense throughout the game, keeping the puck on their side of the ice for the vast majority of the game.

Pines, adjusting to a de­fensive style of play,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:00 PM
Eagles lose 3-2 to Red Robins in Sectional semi
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

What many called the hockey game of the season, the Northland Pines boys hockey team lost to Antigo 3-2 in double overtime in the WIAA Sectional semifinal at Antigo last Thursday night.

The third-seeded Eagles and second-seeded Red Robins had split during the regular season, but Antigo won the Great Northern Conference after Northland Pines was upset by Mosinee in the Pines Classic Jan. 24.

“We started the game with a short memory from the last time we played Antigo and lost 3-1,” said Pines coach Charlie DePuydt. “We re­mem­bered the things we did very well in the games we played against them. We also knew it was imperative that we did not give them many power

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:59 PM
Eagle girls finish second in GNC, take 18-4 mark into D-3 Regional
The Northland Pines girls basketball team faced Mosinee in the middle school gym last Friday night in a game to decide the Great Northern Conference championship. Kate Mendham fired the ball inbounds.                       —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls basketball team lost to Mosinee 48-39 in a conference make-up game to end the regular season in the Northland Pines Middle School gymnasium Saturday night.

A victory for Northland Pines would have given the Eagles a share of the Great Northern Conference (GNC) title, but Mosinee’s tough man-to-man defense shut down the Eagles most of the game and gave the Indians the championship with an 11-1 record. Pines and Rhinelander

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:57 PM
Pines boys end season at Tomahawk 57-31
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys basketball team ended its season with a 57-31 loss to Tomahawk in the first game of the WIAA Division 3 Regional tournament last Tuesday at Tomahawk.

It was the third time in three weeks the Eagles faced the Hatchets.

“It was tough to play Tomahawk three times in three weeks,” said Pines coach Brent Luebke. “We both learned a lot about each other’s programs. They are well coached and were very well prepared for the opening round of tournament play. I give a lot of credit to their seniors,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:56 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:12 PM )

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