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Lady Jays soccer team returns 11 players to field
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Eleven players will return to the soccer field this season for the Three Lakes Lady Jays.

Those players include seniors Bella Devereaux, Natalie Miller, Kacey Running, Lindsay Schoff and Karlie Stefonik; and juniors  Emma Beavers, Holly Belland, Erin Peczynski, Erika Running, Brianna Sanderfoot and Havala Snyder.

Miller, Running and Schoff all earned all-conference recognition last season, according to coach Stacy Stroud.

“That is a strong and talented core of seniors

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM
Pines girls take third at home track meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High?School girls track team took third place at a home meet last Tuesday.

Tomahawk won the meet with 86 points, followed by Ashland with 60, Pines with 46, Hurley with 42 and Mercer with 36.

“This was another solid meet for the team and we had a lot of girls competing in many events,” said Eagles coach Josh Rhode. “The relay format really encourages teamwork and pushes athletes to try new events.”

The coach added that the team finished

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM
TNT Speedway owners won’t operate track for 2014 season
By News-Review Staff

The future of stock car racing in Three Lakes is uncertain following an announcement by TNT?Speedway owners Tim and Patti Rutzen stating they’ve made the decision not to operate the track for the 2014 season.

The speedway is now up for sale, and the Rutzens said they’re willing to lease the facility for the season or on a per-event basis.

The Rutzens said it was one of the toughest decisions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:50 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:51 PM )
Eagle boys edged by Ashland, take second at home relay meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Northland Pines had another close finish in boys track last Tuesday, as the Eagles took second place after hosting an indoor relay meet.

“Relay meets are exciting for our athletes,” said Hayes. “Even in the field events, three athletes have their distances added together to get their overall distance.”

Ashland took home the win with 114 points, followed by the Eagles with 108, Hurley with 72, Antigo with 50 and Tomahawk with 46.

“Going into the last couple of events we were again tied for first,”

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:50 PM
Vilas, Oneida hearing speakers mixed on trolling
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

For the second straight year, a proposal to allow statewide motor trolling  drew the most interest at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual Spring Fish & Wildlife Hearings in two counties here Monday night.

At St. Germain, about 120 Vilas County residents showed up to vote on one DNR proposed rule change and 57 advisory questions, while more than 100 people attended the Oneida County meeting at James Williams Middle School in Rhinelander.

The DNR’s statewide trolling proposal

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:47 PM
Pines boys track team takes second at GNC meet
John Puffer of Northland Pines earned all-conference honors for a second-place high jump of 5 feet, 10 inches at last Tuesday’s Great Northern Conference meet in Eagle River. Puffer also won the 55-meter hurdles event.   —Staff Photo by ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Northland Pines High School hosted two indoor track meets last week, and the boys took second at both of them.

The Great Northern Conference (GNC) converged on the Pines fieldhouse last Tuesday for the annual GNC?Indoor Meet.

The Eagles grabbed second place with 121 points, falling just

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:46 PM
Pines girls take fourth at GNC meet
Vanessa Niemczyk (left) competed in a sprinting event during Tuesday’s GNC?meet.       —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls track team took fourth place at the Great Northern Conference (GNC)?Indoor Meet last Tuesday and eighth place at the Great Northern Elite Meet Saturday, hosting both events.

“The GNC is a tough conference with some great track teams, so we were happy with the team standings,” said Pines coach Josh Rhode. “The whole team chipped in much needed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:45 PM
Soccer sign up slated for St. Germain area

St.?Germain-Sayner Sting­­ers Youth Soccer will host registration Monday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the St. Germain Elementary School commons.

The registration will be for participation in the Headwaters Youth Soccer Association’s fall recreational soccer league.

It is open to all children from the St. Germain-Sayner area entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Home-schooled children are welcome.

The soccer season will

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:44 PM
Bluejays track competes outdoors at Bonduel High
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Bluejays track team journeyed to Bonduel last Thursday for its first outdoor competition of the season.

“Back home, the track still sat under a foot of snow, but with warmer temperatures and a dry running surface, the Bluejays capitalized on their first spring opportunity,” said coach Andy Wyss.

Other teams at the meet included Almond-Bancroft,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:44 PM
Eagles return five to diamond
Returning letterwinners for the Eagles baseball team include, from left, Tim Ebert, Wyatt Klein, Zach Kluever and Tanner Beaman. Missing was Blake Molkentine.                 —STAFF PHOTO
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines baseball team will return five letterwinners for the 2014 campaign and will try to improve on last year’s 1-15 record, according to coach Rob Govek.

“Our big losses to graduation were Jacob Schlitt in center field and Brandon Wallace on the mound,” said Govek.

The Eagles return five letterwinners in seniors   Tanner Beaman and Wyatt Klein, and juniors Blake Molkentine, Tim Ebert            and Zach Kluever.

“Tanner Beaman will be the leader of the infield

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:42 PM