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State champs
The Eagle River Pee Wee B youth hockey team recently won the State Championship trophy from the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association. The team included, front row from left, Brett Nesbitt, Zach Maillette, Jesse Ebert, Adam Sima and Trevor Romatoski; back row, coach Gregg Nesbitt, Abby Ahlborn, Cooper Cox, Sam Garske, Jacob Martin, Max Brown, coach David Cox and coach Kurt Romatoski.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:50 AM
 
Northland Pines girls track hosts first indoor meet of year
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls track team hosted its first meet of the season last Thursday, taking home fifth place out of nine teams.

Edgar won the meet with 136 points, followed by Newman Catholic with 122, Chequamegon with 97, Hayward with 71.5, Pines with 52, Three Lakes with 50, Ashland with 48.5, Rib Lake with 32 and Menominee Indian with 10.

“This was a very solid first meet for our team,”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:49 AM
 
Falcons split pair of hockey games
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

Last Friday night the Eagle River Falcons lost a heartbreaker 6-5 on their home ice to the Calumet Wolverines and then traveled to Fond du Lac Saturday for an exhibition game with the Bears, posting an impressive 8-3 win.

Friday’s game was played in the Cube due to structural concerns of the roof on the Dome. The Eagle River Recreation Association board has canceled all scheduled activities in the Dome until the situation has been inspected by an engineer and determined safe.

“It was quite different playing in the Cube with the larger sheet of ice and a smaller crowd,”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:49 AM
 
Rosner, Maney get NLC honors
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Three Lakes sophomore Gavin Maney and Phelps junior Robert Rosner earned second team all-conference honors in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) for the 2013-’14 season.

Meanwhile, Three Lakes senior Jordan Wales, Phelps junior Nicholas Cirese and Phelps freshman Sawyer Rosner earned honorable mention.

Maney scored 13.5 points per game this season, making 124 field goals, 35 free-throws and seven three-pointers.

Robert Rosner averaged 8 points per game,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:47 AM
 
Sanborn, Roach to compete at national hockey tourney
Cali Sanborn, left, and Jessica Roach of Eagle River will be competing in National Championships in Boston April 2-6. —Contributed Photo

Team Wisconsin (TW) will send hockey skaters Cali Sanborn and Jessica Roach of Eagle River to compete in the USA?Tier 1 Hockey National Championships in Boston, Mass., April 2-6.

Other northern Wisconsin skaters joining junior forward Sanborn and senior defenseman Roach will be junior defenseman Nicole Nerva of Tomahawk and junior forward Kelly Knetter of Wausau.

Nerva and Knetter were on the TW U16 team that made

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:45 AM
 
Volkmann of Phelps named to first team for fourth time

Phelps senior Ashley Volkmann earned first team all-conference honors for the fourth straight year in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC), while Three Lakes seniors Peyton Radaj and Lindsay Schoff made the second team.

Earning honorable mention were Phelps senior Kendra Pietenpol and Three Lakes junior Erika Running.

Volkmann averaged a double-double for the season with 14.7 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game. Over her four-year career, she scored 1,328 points and collected 995 rebounds.

“Ashley is one of those special players that most coaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:45 AM
 
Pines boys track team takes third at home meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School boys track team hosted its first indoor track meet last Thursday, taking third place out of the eight teams which converged on the school’s field house.

Newman Catholic came away with the win with 125.5 points, followed by Ashland with 118.5, Pines with 97.5, Chequamegon with 89.5, Edgar with 69.5, Rib Lake with 38, Hayward with 37.5, Menominee Indian with 22.5 and Three Lakes with 11.5.

“It was a solid performance for the Pines boys,”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:44 AM
 
Youth hoops
A total of 35 boys and girls basketball teams in grades fifth thru eighth converged on Three Lakes March 8 for the Fish & Wildlife Association’s annual youth tournament. The event, both a fundraiser for scholarships and the promotion of a healthy sport for kids, attracted teams from as far away as Clintonville, De Pere and Port Edwards. Funds from the event will also be used for hunter’s safety instruction and the association’s enormous wildlife display in the school — one of the largest in Wisconsin. This photo show some of the action of fifth- and sixth-grade girls team from Chequamegon.    —STAFF?PHOTO
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:42 PM
 
Decker women get early start with developmental race series
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Sisters Paige and Claire Decker and cousin Natalie Decker, all of Eagle River, are getting  an early start to the stock car 2014 race season, all participating in developmental race programs.

Paige Decker was selected for NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading youth development program for multicultural and female drivers. Decker will compete for the Rev Racing team in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 20-year-old driver competed in her Super Late Model at tracks throughout the Midwest in 2013.

“NASCAR is committed to providing training, competition experience

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:41 PM
 
Five Pines players get GNC honors
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Five players from Northland Pines were named to the Great Northern Conference (GNC) 2013-’14 boys hockey all-conference teams.

Pines senior goalie Jacob Stephan was named to the first team, along with senior forward Zach Kennedy.

Stephan was second in the conference with a 1.64 goals against average and third in the conference with a 0.919 save percentage. Kennedy was third in the conference in scoring with 27 points on 17 goals and 10 assists.

Second-team honorees included Pines senior defenseman

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:40 PM
 
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