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Eagle girls win 2 in GNC; host Tomahawk Thursday

The Northland Pines girls softball team played a pair of doubleheaders in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) last week, winning two games at Lakeland but then dropping two contests at Medford 24 hours later.

The Eagles beat Lakeland 22-12 and 13-3 last Thursday, only the third and fourth games of the season for Pines who already had three doubleheaders postponed due to poor weather.

“We got an all-around great effort in the first and second games,” said Pines coach Mike Cox.

The coach said the Eagles got good

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:37 PM
Pines girls finish meet in middle of the pack
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls track team finished in the top half of a nine-team meet last Tuesday at home.

Tomahawk won the meet with 177 points, followed by Houghton, Mich., with 143, Calumet with 101, Pines with 64, Mercer with 54, Hurley with 49, Wakefield-Marinesco, Mich., with 26, Watersmeet, Mich., with 16 and Three Lakes with 16.

“We were missing several top scorers

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:36 PM
Eagles split GNC games, host Medford Thursday
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls soccer team split a pair of Great Northern Conference (GNC) games last week, including a 10-0 win at Antigo and a 2-1 loss at Rhine­lander.

Last Tuesday against Antigo, Pines got on the board less than two minutes into the game as Lauren Lenz received a pass from Carly Ridderbusch and slotted the ball past the Antigo keeper.

Lexi Smith then scored on a high shot just out of the keeper’s reach. Ridderbusch got her first goal of the game from an outside shot again going high out of the keeper's reach.

Lenz got her second goal on a pass from

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:35 PM
Eighth-grade boys
The Phelps School eighth-grade boys basketball team recently ended its season 6-6. Coach Todd Riha said, “They  played very well together as a team and were able to take third in the conference tournament in Laona-Wabeno.” The team included, front row from left, Gage Robbins, Andrew Gill, David Booth, Michael Franzen, Tony Gutierrez and Carl Gutierrez; back row, Caleb Seals, Nolan Rosner, Brady Bierman, Tyler Mesun, Jonathan Kangas, Thomas Kolling and Riha.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:32 PM
Bluejays track team travels for two meets
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

After three consecutive meet cancellations, the Three Lakes Bluejays track team traveled to Eagle River last Tuesday and to Stratford Thursday to compete.

Both meets brought competition from a combined 22 teams.

At Northland Pines, Three Lakes senior Kirk Campbell

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:32 PM
Multiple medals
Emily Fink (center) of Three Lakes recently qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics to be held this July. Fink competed in the AAU State gymnastics meet, bringing home a gold medal on floor, a silver medal on bars and a bronze medal for all-around gymnast.       —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:31 PM
Trees center schedules golf outing

Trees For Tomorrow in Eagle River is seeking golfers for its 12th annual Scholarship Golf Outing set for Friday, May 30, at the Eagle River Golf Course.

The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A registration fee of $100 ($75 for Eagle River Golf Course pass holders) includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, breakfast snacks and a buffet lunch.

To register for the golf outing, visit treesfor­to­morrow.­com. For more information or to receive a registration form by mail, contact Barbara Janesh at (715) 479-6456.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:29 PM
Eagle girls open 2014 season with wins at Newman, Mosinee
Northland Pines senior forward Lauren Lenz got behind the Wausau Newman defense and fired a shot at the goal. She had the game-winning goal against Newman and three goals against Mosinee.                         —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls soccer team opened the season with two Great Northern Conference (GNC) victories last week, beating Wausau Newman 4-3 and Mosinee 6-1.

The contest against    Newm­an last Tuesday was the girls’ first game of the season and only the second day outside for the Eagles due to a late-arriving spring.

“We came into the game without having a full-field practice,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:12 PM
Pines boys track team takes sixth at relays
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

With a roster of only 15 athletes, the Northland Pines High School boys track team took sixth place out of seven teams at the T-Bird Relays in Minocqua last Tuesday.

Lakeland Union won the event with 107 points, followed by Newman Catholic with 101, Rhinelander with 63, Tomahawk with 48, Hayward with 46, Pines with 45 and West Iron County with 19.

“This meet is a yearly tradition for the boys team,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:12 PM
Eagle girls compete at T-Bird track relays
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls track team took sixth place out of seven teams at the 10th annual T-Bird Relays meet at Lakeland Union High School last Tuesday.

Newman Catholic won the meet, followed by Hayward in second place and West Iron County in third.

“This was a tough meet for our team,” said Pines coach Josh Rhode. “The competition was great with some of the best teams in the area competing, but we did not perform up to our capabilities for the most part. We will focus on being more mentally prepared to

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:11 PM