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Gary Ridderbusch

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Gary Ridderbusch has been a sportswriter for more than 20 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 



Badger hockey fans can view 13 games
By Gary Ridderbusch

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) will continue a long tradition of broadcasting University of Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey games this fall with a schedule of 13 games to be aired on The Wisconsin Channel.
This year’s schedule will feature two games broadcast live on the statewide network, along with 11 tape-delayed broadcasts of hockey action.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:44 AM
 
Hockey hall to induct Caufield, Kennedy, Nelson and Robinson
By Gary Ridderbusch

Four individuals dedicated to the sport of hockey will be inducted to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in Eagle River this Saturday, Sept. 10.
Those named include Wayne Caufield of Greendale, Jerry Kennedy of Madison, Gregg Nelson of Randolph and Mary Ann Robinson of Manitowoc, the first woman to be inducted into the hall of fame. These four individuals and their families will be the guests of honor at ceremonies planned for Eagle River.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 2:14 PM
 
Training, conditioning can help prevent injuries
By Gary Ridderbusch

With the school year starting this week, it also means back-to-fall sports for many student athletes.  Many high school athletes have returned to the strenuous sports, such as football, soccer, volleyball and cross-country after a summer of relaxing.
But many younger students also participate in sports during the fall, including club activities for football, soccer and cheerleading.
According to Dr. Dalie Krakowsky, podiatrist, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua, proper training and

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:03 AM
 
Y Scramble to benefit Strong Kids Campaign
By Gary Ridderbusch

There is one way to help more youths and adults get involved in YMCA programs. That’s by participating in the YMCA of the Northwoods-Eagle River Branch’s third annual “Y Scramble” golf event.
The four-person best-ball scramble will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Eagle River Golf Course. The entry fee is $85 per person, $65 per person if an Eagle River Golf Club member, and will include 18 holes, cart, lunch, and dinner. Participants can register as a team or individually.
All proceeds will go to the YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign, a financial assistance program which

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:20 PM
 
Pines Hall of Fame to induct former greats
By Gary Ridderbusch

An athlete, a coach and two girls basketball teams will be inducted into the Eagle River/Northland Pines High School (NPHS) Athletic Hall of Fame this Friday, Aug. 19.
While it is early for the annual induction ceremony, the hall of fame committee is hoping a big crowd turns out to recognize the individuals and teams.
Those to be honored as 2011 inductees will be athlete Gene E. Staffen and coach Dave Koller, along with the 1979-’80 and 1980-’81 girls basketball teams that won conference titles and were

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:01 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:19 PM )
 
Hall of Fame to induct four hockey supporters
By Gary Ridderbusch

Four individuals dedicated to the sport of hockey will be inducted to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in Eagle River Saturday, Sept. 10.
Those named include Wayne Caufield of Greendale, Jerry Kennedy of Madison, Gregg Nelson of Randolph and Mary Ann Robinson of Manitowoc, the first woman to be inducted into the hall of fame. These four individuals and their families will be the guests of honor at ceremonies planned for Eagle River.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011 1:53 PM
 
Fall sports practices kick off this week
By Gary Ridderbusch

Even though the calendar just flipped over to August, some area high school student athletes will begin practicing for the fall sports season this week.
Coaches are going through equipment, athletic directors are making final adjustments in the schedules and athletes are starting to get in shape with personal training and contact days with coaches.
At Northland Pines and Three Lakes, football practice begins today, Wednesday, Aug. 3, with coaches issuing equipment and holding the first workouts. Boys soccer practice gets under way

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:38 AM
 
It's back to football for Green Bay fans
By Gary Ridderbusch

It’s back to football at Titletown.
Green Bay Packers players will report to Lambeau Field Friday, July 29, and training camp will see its first practice Saturday night, July 30. It’s an exciting time for Packers fans, as Green Bay is coming off a Super Bowl championship earlier this year.
The popular Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, with tickets on sale now.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:37 AM
 
Chain Skimmers to host jump clinic, tournament
By Gary Ridderbusch

The Chain Skimmers Water-ski Show team is currently in the middle of its 41st season, wowing fans with thrilling shows three days a week with the theme based on the popular movie “Grease.”
But the Chain Skimmers also hold many special events throughout the summer. The team will host the Mats “The Mobius” Mirick Jump Clinic and Tournament Friday, July 29, at the Lake Pleasant ski site, located 12 miles north of Eagle River.
Mirick, a friend and teammate of the Chain Skimmers, unexpectedly passed away in early May.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 10:53 AM
 
Staffen, Koller, teams to be inducted at Pines
By Gary Ridderbusch

The Eagle River/Northland Pines High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will induct a standout athlete, a long-time coach and two girls basketball teams into the hall of fame this fall.
The athlete to be inducted is Gene E. Staffen, a 1947 graduate of Eagle River High School, and the coach to be inducted is Dave Koller, a cross-country and track coach at the high school for more than 30 years.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 11:06 AM
 
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