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Scorers needed for pond hockey

Scorekeepers are needed for the ninth annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championship on Dollar Lake in  Eagle River Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7, 8 and 9.

Tournament coordinators  said people are needed to stand on the bank of each of the 28 rinks to keep score in three- to four-hour shifts. Other people will serve as referees for the games.

For more information, call Marci McDonald at (715) 891-4496.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:35 PM
Starting young
The AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby attracts the best racers in the world. Many of them got their start racing in 120 and Kitty Cat classes as youngsters. This was the scene Saturday as young racers competed on an ice oval on the Derby Track grounds. Above, a racer takes a checkered flag. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:32 PM
Lady Knights split pair on basketball court
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Splitting a pair of games last week, the Phelps Lady Knights basketball team won a nonconference game 54-13 against Butternut Tuesday before falling 27-20 to Laona-Wabeno Friday in overtime.

Phelps got off to a quick 12-3 lead in the first quarter against Butternut and didn’t look back.

“We were able to get everybody and work on a variety of different looks that we don’t always get to do in practice,”

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:30 PM
Phelps boys beat Butternut, lose in Wabeno
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps Knights basketball team defeated Butternut 53-47 last Tuesday in a nonconference game before falling 68-27 to Laona-Wabeno Friday in a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) matchup.

The Knights outscored Butternut in the first half 24-19. The third quarter saw Phelps extend their lead, as they outscored Butternut 19-15.

Butternut refused to give up, though,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:29 PM
Pines boys lose to Mosinee; host Lakeland this Friday
Northland Pines boys basketball coaches watch the action on the court. They include, from left, junior varsity coach Woody Ahlborn, assistant coach Kevin Gauthier and head coach Brent Luebke. The young Eagles are still looking for their first win of the season.    —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys basketball team lost to Mosinee 60-28 in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) game in the field house last Friday night.

Pines only trailed 12-9 after the first quarter, but got outscored 17-2 in the second quarter to trail 29-11 at the half.

“Once again, we came out strong having the lead near the end of the first quarter,” said Pines coach Brent Luebke. “We are continuing to learn how to stop our opponent’s momentum. Right now in the season we are focusing on positives to keep the players’

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:28 PM
Bluejay wrestlers lose to Elcho
By News-Review Staff

The Three Lakes High School wrestling team lost a dual against Elcho last Thursday and traveled to a 20-team invitational Saturday.

Although the Jays lost the conference dual against Elcho, the event came down to the very last match, ac­cording to coach Jed Lechleitner.

The team had wins by Mike Logalbo, Jake Fath, Justin Ertz,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:28 PM
Eagles edge Stevens Point 2-1 after Sectional loss last year
Just seconds into a third-period power play, Northland Pines forward Noah Weber (No. 11) sent a pass across the crease to a streaking Colton Raymond, who put the puck past the Stevens Point goalkeeper to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

After Stevens Point knocked Northland Pines out of the playoffs last year, the sixth-ranked Eagles bounced back with a 2-1 victory at the Eagle River Sports Arena Saturday afternoon.

“This was a game we were all looking forward to,” said Pines coach Charlie De­Puydt. “We had the opportunity to play the team that knocked us out of the play-offs last year and it was pretty much the same personnel SPASH (Stevens Point Area Senior High) had last year. We knew SPASH was going to bring a team that played a very offensive-minded game.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:32 PM
Falcons split pair of hockey games
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

The Eagle River Falcons recently traveled to Calumet for a pair of Great Lakes Hockey League games, winning 5-3 last Friday night and losing 8-2 Saturday night to post a 4-6 record thus far in league play.

In Friday night action, it was the visiting Falcons scoring first as Lucas Otto split the pipes just a minute into the game off an assist coming from Derek Tijan and Alex Hauswirth.

Calumet’s Alex VanWagner tied it up at the 4:33 mark to finalize the first period, scoring and knotting it up at one apiece.

The second period saw a scoreless battle for the first 13 minutes of play before the Wolverines took a 2-1

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:31 PM
Phelps girls basketball improves to 4-2 in NLC with win over Elcho
Amanda Volkmann (No. 35) of the Lady Knights looked for the rebound in the first quarter of the conference game against Elcho last Friday night. Phelps moved to 4-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference with a win.             —Staff Photos By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps Lady Knights basketball team improved to 4-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) and 8-3 overall after holding off Elcho in a 36-34 win last Friday at home.

The Knights and Hornets played pretty even throughout the first quarter, and Elcho held a slight 11-10 lead going into the second.

Phelps went on a 13-0 run and held Elcho scoreless in a huge second quarter.

The third quarter saw the teams play relatively even again,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:30 PM
Lady Jays defeat Elcho 66-55 in NLC
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Lady Jays basketball team traveled to Elcho last Thursday to take on the Hornets, coming away with a 66-56 win.

Elcho was tied for first place in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC), and the Lady Jays hadn’t played a game in 10 days, according to coach Michele Brown.

We hadn’t played since the Holiday Tournament in Al­mond-Bancroft, plus we had only had a handful of practices in that 10-day span, so I wasn’t sure exactly how the girls would perform,” she said.

Three Lakes came out strong, applying full-court pressure and going on an 8-0 run to start the game.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:28 PM