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Upper Peninsula racers nearly sweep features at speedway

Street Stock racers from throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula converged on the challenging one-third-mile tri-oval at Eagle River Speedway last Friday night for the fifth annual Jake Mullins Memorial Race.

Fourteen of the best in the class started the feature, but a five-car pile up on the hairpin third turn knocked out the winner of the second heat race — and one of the favorites to win the feature — Glenwood City’s Ron Han­nestad.

With the field down to 11 drivers, the large turnout of fans still didn’t know who would be the favorite.

As the race wound down, it turned out to be a bumper-to-bumper,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:38 PM
Pines Hall of Fame sets induction night

The Eagle River/Northland Pines High School ­Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced it will induct a stand-out athlete, a golf coach, a long-time sports supporter and a football team to the hall Friday, Aug. 22.

The athlete to be inducted is 1985 graduate Dennis Snedden, along with former golf coach Rollie Christensen and supporter Jerry “Bucky” Burkett. They will be joined by the 1981 football team at the 2014 induction ceremony and other festivities.

The hall of fame committee invites friends, classmates

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:37 PM
Club champs
Kyran Kree (middle) battled past club champions Jim Kauzlaric (left) and Garth Gilster to win the 2014 Eagle River Golf Course Men’s Club Championship. Kree shot a 142 in the two-day golf event, playing even par.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:37 PM
A Flight winners
Eagle River Golf Course recently held its Men’s Club Championship. Winners of the A Flight were, from left, Mike Winter and Terry Bingham.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:36 PM
Phelps golf tourney
 The North South Twin Lake Riparian Lake Association recently held its second annual Phelps Big Sand Lake Golf Outing. Thirty-two golfers participated in the two-person scramble. Event winners included, from left, Jerry Maara, Chris Darton, Diane Micke and Doug Peterson. The men won with a score of 34 and the women with 40. Other event winners included Kay Hickson, closest to pin; Steve Bahrke, mens’ longest drive; Kay Hickson, women’s longest drive; Steve Bahrke, men’s long putt; and Marilyn Hilliard, women’s long putt.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:35 PM
No Frills Marathon serves as cheapest Boston qualifier

Event slated
for Aug. 31

Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care will sponsor the third annual No Frills Minocqua Marathon Sunday, Aug. 31, at 7 a.m. on the Bearskin Trail in Minocqua.

The event is planned to accommodate those who aspire to run their first marathon, as well as veteran runners trying to better their times or qualify for the Boston Marathon, according to Blain Nyberg, Marshfield Clinic Pharmacy manager and event organizer.

“Last year, we had 187 runners register for the race,”

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:34 PM
Belcher gets ace at golf league

Paul Belcher of Eagle River shot a hole-in-one the night of Wednesday, Aug. 6, during his weekly men’s league at Eagle River Golf Course.

He shot the ace on the seventh hole using a six iron to help him to a score of 39 for the nine-hole round. The seventh hole was playing at 160 yards.

Witnessing the event were golf partner Ken Biegel and match opponent Josh Joslin.

Belcher said he previously shot a hole-in-one on May 24, 1969, when he was 11 years old on hole 17 at Hillcrest Golf Course in Washington, Ill.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:34 PM
Third Bad-Dash race set in Manitowish Waters

The third annual Northwoods Bad-Dash, sponsored by Leinenkugels, the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce and the North Lakeland Discovery Center, will be held Saturday, Aug. 30.

Registration will be held at 8 a.m. at the Manitowish Waters Community Center and the race will begin at 9 a.m. at the North Lakeland Discovery Center.

“This is a fun, untimed race where participants will take on 12 obstacles including a mud crawl, fish crib climb, the Lambeau Leap and much more,” said an event spokesperson.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Lumberjack Couple,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:34 PM
The Northland Pines girls basketball team won the recent Phelps Girls Tournament. The Eagles were 4-0, beating  Laona-Wabeno, Ontanagon and Hurley in the preliminary rounds. The Eagles then beat Gilman in the championship. The Eagle girls who participated were Kate Mendham, Sydney Kamentz, Courtney Heller, Maria Wait, Tara Vanden Boom, Lexi Smith, Alex Gutierrez and Hadley Kruse.                                                               —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:33 PM
On to the next level
Northland Pines football players ready to play college football include, from left, Tanner Beaman, Cooper Kerner and Jon Konz. Coach Eric Swanson made the announcement during a ceremony last week.                             —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY

Four Eagles to play college football this fall

Northland Pines head football coach Eric Swanson announced last week that four seniors from the 2013 team will play college football this fall.

Cooper Kerner is going to play quarterback at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Jon Konz is headed to the University of Mount Union in Ohio to play quarterback and Tanner Beaman will take the field at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to play either offensive tackle

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:36 PM