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Lacko signs PDF Print E-mail
Northland Pines senior wide receiver Sam Lacko signed a national letter of intent last week to play Division 2 college football at Michigan Tech. He was joined at the signing by his parents, Kelly and Scott Lacko of Eagle River.          —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:30 PM
Eagle boys lose to Phillips after being tied early in fourth
Pines junior guard A.J. Skarbeck looked for a teammate to avoid the trap by two Phillips players. The Eagles were tied 30-30 early in the fourth quarter before Phillips went on a 7-point run to take the lead for good.        —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

By Gary Ridderbusch

News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines Eagles boys basketball team was tied early in the fourth quarter, but Phillips pulled away in the final seven minutes  to get a 50-40 victory in the nonconference game at Eagle River Friday night.
The young Eagles are looking for their first victory of the season and almost got it against the Loggers after a slow start.
Phillips led 11-4 after one quarter, but the Eagles cut the margin to 21-15 at the intermission.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:30 PM | Updated ( Friday, February 07, 2014 3:35 PM )
Lady Jays fall 50-40 to Crandon in NLC
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Lady Jays lost 50-40 to Crandon in a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) face-off last Friday night.
The Lady Jays came out slow and were outscored 13-4 in the first quarter.
“We had our problems with turnovers again,” said Three Lakes coach Michele Brown. “We were able to break Crandon’s press, but seemed to turn the ball over once we got beyond half-court.”

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:29 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:43 PM )
Eagles top Medford; GNC title hunt continues this week
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys hockey team improved to 10-1 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) with a 7-0 victory in a makeup game against Medford last Thursday.
Pines was scheduled to host Antigo Tuesday of this week in a game that will likely decide the conference cham­pionship. The Red Robins entered the game with an 8-1 record. Pines won at Antigo 3-2 in overtime back on Dec. 19.
The Eagles also have conference games against Medford and Lakeland remaining on the schedule.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:29 PM
Pines girls back in action

The Northland Pines girls basketball team did not play last week due to a game being postponed last Tuesday at Antigo because of frigid cold temperatures. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at Antigo.
Pines did not have a game scheduled for Thursday or Friday last week, due to getting a bye in the conference schedule, giving the Eagle girls the entire week off except for practices.
The Eagles, 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC), were scheduled to play a nonconference game at Calumet, Mich., on Tuesday of this week and will host Medford in a GNC game this Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:29 PM
Youth tourney PDF Print E-mail
The Northland Pines Basketball Association held a youth basketball tournament at the Northland Pines High School field house Saturday. Teams from Pines and Three Lakes, and as far away as Schofield and Wausau, competed in the daylong event for the Great Northwest Basketball League.         —STAFF PHOTO
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:27 PM
West Bend Bombers edge Eagle River 6-5 in hockey
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

The Eagle River Falcons hosted the West Bend Bombers Saturday night in Great Lakes Hockey League play. The Bombers brought the Southern Division’s best record at 10-2 to the Dome and were able to escape with a 6-5 win that came right down to the wire.
The visitors skated to a 2-0 lead in the first half of the first period, but the Falcons broke into the scoring column with their first goal at the 11:57 mark when Lucas Otto and Derek Tijan beat the West Bend defense on a breakaway, crashing the net with Otto capitalizing on a perfect pass from Tijan.
Four minutes later, Eagle River turned the puck over at their own blue line, resulting in a three-on-one assault of their net and Trevor Graham’s second goal of the period.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:26 PM
Soccer tourney set March 8-9 PDF Print E-mail

Northland Pines High School in Eagle River will hold the seventh annual Cabin Fever Indoor Soccer Tournament March 8-9.
Tournament proceeds will benefit the boys and girls soccer booster clubs at the school.
Grades three through eight will play March 8, while grades nine through adult will play March 9.
“Last year we had over 40 teams play in the tournament over the two days,” said tournament director Steve Gilbert. “Teams came from all over Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.”
Space is limited. To register, visit

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:26 PM
Phelps Knights lose 54-40 to Florence in basketball
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps High School boys basketball team fell to Florence 54-40 last Friday in a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) game.
The Knights played well defensively, but found themselves trailing 29-22 at halftime.
“We just did not execute on the offensive end of the floor, did not shoot well and had too many mental mistakes and turnovers,” said Phelps coach Kregg Mueller.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:25 PM
Spring Soccer League registration now open

The Headwaters Youth Soccer Association (HYSA) United recently announced that spring soccer registration will be open through March 1.
Spring soccer offers a competitive atmosphere for players who are looking to perfect and challenge their skills with the help of a professional soccer coach.
Last year, the Spring Soccer League involved more than 100 players and HYSA United officials said they hope for even more this season.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:25 PM