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Eagle River Speedway kicks off 40th season of stock car racing

The defending class champions in four classes opened the 40th year of racing at Eagle River Speedway by winning their respective features.

Winning one of the other classes was the defending points champion from another northern Wisconsin track.

Jesse Aho from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan started his trek on an unprecedented fourth consecutive class championship in the WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds by holding off Phillips’ Cole Spacek and George Truscott of Greenland, Mich.

Phelps’ Jerry Grasse, who won the heat race,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:35 PM
Northland Pines lacks offense in 1-0 GNC loss to Lakeland
Northland Pines shortstop Zach Kluever squared to bunt the ball against Lakeland last Thursday. The Eagles lost the Great Northern Conference game 1-0.  — Staff Photo By ERIK BARBER
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines Eagles baseball team played just one game last week, losing to Lakeland 1-0 last Thursday in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) contest.

The Eagles’ Tanner Beaman pitched a complete game striking out nine, but the Pines offense couldn’t get much of an attack going or pick up a clutch hit.

Logan Meier and Ryan Brown accounted for the only

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:33 PM
Lady Jays soccer team grabs two more wins
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes girls soccer team picked up two more wins, as the Lady Jays beat Bayfield-Washburn 3-0 last Tuesday and Amherst-Iola-Scandinavia 1-0 Thursday.

The girls also lost a game to Kingsford, Mich., last Monday 2-0.

The team expected a tough game against Bayfield-Washburn,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:32 PM
Bluejays track team finishes regular season

In the final week of the regular track season, the Three Lakes Bluejays traveled to Shiocton last Tuesday  and to Bonduel Thursday for their last opportunities to tune up before the WIAA?Regional, which was slated for Tuesday, May 27.

Both events saw great weather and good competition, with six teams in Shiocton and 12 at Bonduel.

At Shiocton, Three Lakes competed against athletes from Coleman, Iola-Scandinavia, Little Wolf, Wolf River Lutheran and the home team of Shiocton.

Seniors Jena Miles and Kirk Campbell

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:31 PM
Perfect record
The Phelps Knights seventh-grade boys basketball team finished its season with a perfect record of 6-0. The team included, front row from left, Tony Gutierrez, David Booth, Dakota Kangas and Carl Gutierrez; back row, coach Todd Riha, Andrew Gill, Chase Robbins, Gage Robbins and Thomas Kolling. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:30 PM
Lady Jays soccer team wins two over Phillips
Bluejays sophomore Brooke Stefonik battled with a Phillips defender near the goal during last Friday’s game in Three Lakes. The Lady Jays won 3-1.   —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes High School girls soccer team got back-to-back wins over Phillips with a 2-0 victory last Thursday and a 3-1 win Friday. The Lady Jays previously lost a match 2-1 to Ashland last Tuesday.

Against Phillips Thursday, Erika Running and Natalie Miller scored the goals with an assist credited to Kacey Running.

Friday’s game saw goals from Running,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:32 PM
Jays grab NLC?win over Elcho
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Bluejays baseball team got a 3-1 Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) win over Elcho last Thursday, but fell 14-11 to White Lake Tuesday, lost to Shell Lake 7-6 and 12-5 in a doubleheader Saturday, and dropped an NLC game to Laona-Wabeno 9-2 Monday.

The Bluejays came into the week still searching for their first conference win, and the team had high hopes hosting White Lake last Tuesday.

Three Lakes senior Matt Wilkowski took the mound and kept the ball around the strike zone going five innings while striking out six, walking two and surrendering six hits.

Senior Jimmy Houg contributed an inning on the mound,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:32 PM
Eagles upset Hodags 6-5 on ball diamond
Tanner Beaman tossed a complete game in the Eagles’ 6-5 victory over Rhinelander.                 —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines Eagles baseball team got a huge win last week, upsetting Rhinelander 6-5 in a Great Northern Conference (GNC)?game at Hodag Park.

The Eagles erupted for six runs on six hits in the top of the?second?inning. Rhinelander also had an error in the inning.

Tanner Beaman started the second inning with a single, followed by a single from Hunter Kaehler and a RBI single from Logan Meier. Dan Peters pushed Kaehler across on an RBI double and scored on a two-RBI triple

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:31 PM
Eagle River Speedway to host races Friday night
Eagle River Speedway has moved its race program to Friday nights. Returning to the one-third-mile tri-oval track will be the fast Micro Sprint vehicles.        —STAFF PHOTO

Spring is here and stock cars are set to take to the one-third-mile tri-oval at Eagle River Speedway this Friday night. Pits and stands will open at 5 p.m. and hot laps are set to start at 7 p.m.

For the past 39 years, this popular North Woods

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:29 PM
Season's end
The Phelps Knights junior high girls volleyball team recently finished its 2014 season, with the seventh-graders going 1-5 and the eighth-graders going 4-5. The team included, front row from left, Teresa Kopanski, Marti Rudawski, Richeal Montezon Long, Alexis Sieg and Madisen Hassell; back row, Alexandria Myszka, Angela Pietenpol, Ashley Buckmaster, Katherine Lewis, Holly Young and coach Jennifer Mueller.             —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:28 PM