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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 )
 
Eagles beat West Salem 3-1, but lose to Ashland in final
Pines’ Kailyn Hogenmiller shows her footwork in the Eagles’ 3-1 victory over West Salem last Thursday evening in the WIAA Division 3 Regional final. In the background are midfielders Lexi Smith and Lauren Lenz.        —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls soccer team beat West Salem 3-1 in the WIAA Division 3 Sectional semifinal game last Thursday, but lost to Ashland 2-1 Saturday in the Sectional final — just missing a trip to the State Tournament this week.

Both teams in the Division 3 Sectional final game started a little hesitant, playing for a trip to State and playing on a turf field at Chippewa Falls.

“The girls seemed to struggle a bit trying to figure out how fast the ball was moving and bouncing on the different surface,” said Pines coach Wendy McCormack. “Despite this obstacle,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:40 PM
 
Pines golfers finish second in league, seventh in Sectional

Northland Pines High School recently ended its golf season in second place in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).

Lakeland won the conference championship with 47 points. Northland Pines followed with 39.5 points. The remaining teams were Antigo with 35 points, Medford with 23 points, Rhinelander with 20 points, Mosinee with 18.5 points and Tomahawk with 13 points.

Curtis Geiger of Lakeland was the GNC Player of the Year. First team all-conference included

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:40 PM
 
Three Lakes to host 34th Softball Classic

The 34th annual Three Lakes Softball Classic will be Friday through this Sunday, June 20-22, with $600 going to the first-place team.

The men’s double-elimination slow-pitch tournament has a $125 entry fee. Other payouts will be $400 for second, $300 for third and $200 for fourth.

The tournament will feature 20 teams from Three Lakes, Rhinelander and Eagle River, as well as southern Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

This year’s event also will feature U-17 girls fast-pitch softball,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:39 PM
 
All-conference awards go to Jays ball players
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Hunter Mathison of Three Lakes recently earned first team all-conference recognition in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC), while teammates Michael LoGalbo and Matt Wilkowski earned second team honors.

Junior Kaleb Remick and sophomore Danny Winesburg of Three Lakes earned honorable mention.

Mathison, a junior, was second in the NLC for batting, with a batting average of .571. He had 16 hits and seven RBIs. He also had 10 stolen bases.

Senior LoGalbo earned three wins for the Bluejays as pitcher,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Purple Pride Golf Fundraiser slated Sunday in Eagle River

The Purple Pride Golf Fundraiser to help fight pancreatic cancer will be held Sunday, June 22, at Eagle River Golf Club.

Golfing will be limited to the first 40 two-person teams with paid registration. The format will be four-person teams consisting of two men and two women. Two-person teams will be paired to make a foursome.

Scoring will consist of the women’s scramble score plus the men’s scramble score on each hole.

The entry fee is $70 per player and includes 18 holes of golf,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:38 PM
 
Tournament winners
The U14 Blizzards recently won the Blue Devils AAA Hockey Invite Champions held in Onalaska. The team consists of skaters from all across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The team included, front row from left, Brad Gauthier, Andrew Turunen, Sammy Spencer, Nathan Pitek, Wesley Knutson, Paul Nash and Freddy Wisner; back row, coach Larry Snedden Sr., Tyler Morrison, Andrei Heiberger, C.J. Sorensen, Cody Jantzen, Mateo Soik, Matt Winter, Tyler Hunt, Brennen Spencer and coach Jeff Newton.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:37 PM
 
Discovery Center sets Just Tri It! triathlon

The North Lakeland Discovery Center will host its annual Just Tri It! triathlon Saturday, June 28, at 8:30 a.m.

Athletes may register by Friday, June 27, to receive a discount rate and a complimentary race shirt.

This event typically attracts more than 200 racers, and is meant for both first-timers and experienced triathletes.

Included are a 300-yard swim, 10-kilometer trail bike ride,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:37 PM
 
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