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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.

 



Herfindahl becoming big name in racing

By Gary Ridderbusch

Eagle River and snowmobile racing go hand in hand.  The AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby is located in Eagle River and there have been many great racing families here, including the Deckers in Oval and the Pitliks in Sno-Cross. There are other successful racing names tied to the Eagle River area, including Dolezal, Ramesh and Campbell.

It might be time to add another name to the list — cross-country snowmobile racer Zach Herfin-dahl of Eagle River.

Herfindahl started out in the cross-country snowmobile race circuit in the 2010-’11 race

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:45 PM
 
Marathon Man takes in Journeys
Trent Morrow, the Marathon Man, crossed the Journeys Marathon finish line.      —Photo By Kitty Sookochoff

By Gary Ridderbusch

The 17th annual Journeys Marathon, sponsored by the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center last Saturday, featured many inspirational stories of runners of all ages.

Some runners completed their first marathon while others established personal goals for the time it took them to complete the 26.2-mile course from near Boulder Junction to Eagle River.

The race also included a runner from Sydney, Australia, who is attempting to break a current Guinness World Record.

Trent Morrow, known as “The Marathon Man,” is a 40-year-old runner

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:41 PM
 
Runners deserve fan support at park

By Gary Ridderbusch

Spectators are being urged to come out to Riverview Park in Eagle River to cheer on the runners in the 17th annual Journeys Marathon this Saturday, May 11.

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced that more than 800 runners from more than a dozen states have already registered for the Journeys Marathon, to be held on the back roads of Vilas County.

Journeys Marathon will spring into action Friday night, May 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. with runners registrations at Northland Pines High School. An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for age 6- to 12-year-olds and free to those 5 and

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:07 PM
 
Top scholar athletes to be honored May 5

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Wisconsin’s 32 top scholar athletes from public and nonpublic high schools throughout the state have been selected by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) and will be honored at the 30th annual WIAA Scholar Athlete Awards ceremony at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau this Sunday, May 5.

Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys achieved the top combined classroom and sports performances during their four years in high school to be selected as finalists for the 2013 WIAA Scholar Athlete Awards underwritten by Marshfield Clinic. The list includes several athletes from northcentral Wisconsin, including Austin Bellile

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:50 PM
 
Momentum building for Journeys Marathon

By Gary Ridderbusch

While there is still snow on the ground, momentum is building for the 17th annual Journeys Marathon set for Saturday, May 11,  on the scenic back roads of Vilas County.

The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visi­tors Center has an­nounced that more than 600 runners are currently registered to run or walk the popular race course.

In addition, the chamber is seeking volunteers to participate in a variety of ways, according to chamber events coordinator Kim Emerson.

On Friday, volunteers can assist with registration

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:17 PM
 
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