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Riley signs national letter of intent to play soccer for Wisconsin Badgers
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Paula Wilkins, head women’s soccer coach for the University of Wisconsin, announced last Tuesday six high school seniors who have signed national letters of intent to attend Wisconsin and play soccer for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2014, including Caitlin Riley of Eagle River.

Riley, the daughter of Charles and Laura Riley of Eagle River, attended Northland Pines High School her freshman and sophomore years and then attended Shattuck High School in Faribault, Minn. She played foward at both Pines and Shattuck.

A three-star prospect, according to

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Beaman, Molkentine receive GNC honors

Northland Pines senior Tanner Beaman and junior Blake Molkentine were both recognized on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) all-conference baseball team.

Beaman was named to the second team as a pitcher and utility player, while Molkentine also was named to the second team as a utility player. Additionally, the two players received honorable mention as a catcher.

According to GNC statistics, Beaman was sixth in the conference with 32 strikeouts as a pitcher. At the plate, he was second in the conference with a .500 batting average. He was sixth in the conference with 16 hits.

Molkentine hit .316,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Derek Thorn recognized in NLC golf all-conference
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Derek Thorn of the Three Lakes High School golf team recently earned honorable mention in the Northern Lakes Conference.

Co-medalists for the 2014 season were Sam Belland and Brady Weber, both of Crandon.

Joining the medalists on the first team were Hunter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:33 PM
Munnik gets honorable mention

Northland Pines senior Morgan Munnik received honorable mention on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) all-conference softball team for the 2014 season.

Munnik had a .355 batting average, getting 11 hits in 31 trips to the plate. She also had two doubles and five RBIs. She scored six runs.

On the mound, Munnik pitched 35 innings for the Eagles. Haley Cox also pitched for Pines, throwing 18 innings in conference play.

Northland Pines finished the season 2-10

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:33 PM
Golf scramble planned in honor of Christensen

A?nine-hole golf scramble and dinner will be held at the St. Germain Golf Club and Whitetail Inn Friday, June 27, to celebrate the life of Lee Christensen.

Christensen served on the town development committee which built the first nine holes of the golf course. He and his wife, Hazel, donated the first St. Germain entry sign in 1993 and the second sign in 2011.

The nine-hole scramble will begin at 2 p.m. and the $36

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:32 PM
Boulder Junction Chamber announces new triathlon

The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce has announced that a new triathlon set to make its debut next year will become the first of five events in the 2015 Northwoods of Wisconsin Tri-Master Series.

The White Deer Triathlon, which will include three kilometers of kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding on Boulder Lake, a 23-kilometer bike ride along scenic roads and a 6.5-kilometer run along rustic roads and wooded trails, will be held in Boulder Junction in May of 2015.

The White Deer Triathlon will join four other events in

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:32 PM
Youth softball
The Northland Pines School District has continued an effort to build its softball program through youth teams. The U10 and U12 girls recently played two home games against Lakeland at the Northland Pines High School softball field. Through competition with other teams, the Pines girls continue to learn the fundamentals of the game, including hitting (above), pitching and fielding.             —Staff Photo By             ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:31 PM
Start/ReStart program has adults playing tennis
“Start/ReStart Tennis,” a program of the U.S. Tennis Association Midwest that encourages tennis play among adults, will hold sessions Wednesdays, July 2, through Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vilas County Fairgrounds tennis courts in Eagle River. Above, program representative Sherry Stecker promotes the program at the St. Germain Flea Market June 16.  —Photo By Wally Geist

Sherry Stecker of St. Germain was on hand at the St. Germain Flea Market June 16 to promote Start/ReStart Tennis, a program of the U.S. Tennis Association Midwest that encourages adults to play tennis.

Stecker said the program encourages people of all skill levels to play the game.

“Whether they are new to the game or players who have hung up the racket for a few years,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:28 PM
Hodag Run For Your Life set in Rhinelander June 28

The streets of Rhine­lander will come alive with running shoes Saturday, June 28, as the YMCA of the Northwoods is set to host its eighth annual Hodag Run for Your Life five-kilometer (5K) run/walk and 10-kilometer (10K) run.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. at Stevensport Square in downtown Rhinelander and will conclude at the same location.

Spectators may cheer on the participants

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:24 PM
Pickleball comes to the North
Participants play pickleball at the recently opened facility at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes. Pickleball is a growing sport in the North Woods that suits all ages and is played using a paddle and plastic ball.         —Photo By Sonia Dionne
By Sonia Dionne
Feature Writer

The USA Pickleball Association indicates there are approximately 100,000 players actively playing pickleball in all 50 states, and that it has grown into an international sport as well.

The website, Pickleball Wisconsin, lists approximately 70 locations at which to play.

Three Lakes is one North Woods town which has grasped the enthusiasm for the game which some call the fastest growing sport.

According to participants, the game is easy to learn,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:37 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:41 AM )