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Volunteers still needed for pond hockey tourney

With the 2014 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey National Pond Hockey tournament just around the corner Feb 7-9, coordinators are seeking volunteers for the event on Dollar Lake.

Volunteers are still needed as drivers for the shuttle vehicles from Chanticleer Inn to Dollar Lake for Friday and Saturday.

In addition, scorekeepers and general helpers are needed all three days.

To volunteer, call Jake Alward at (715) 479-4486 or the Eagle River Area Fire Department at (715) 479-8835.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:27 PM
Eagle girls lose first GNC game
Northland Pines senior guard Lauren Lenz drives to the basket against a Rhinelander defender in the Eagles’ 64-45 loss to the Hodags last Friday night.                    —STAFF PHOTOS
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls basketball team lost its first Great Northern Conference (GNC) game of the season at the hands of the Rhinelander Hodags 64-45 last Friday night in Eagle River.

The Hodags jumped out to a 12-7 lead after the opening period. Lexi Smith had four points for Pines in the first frame. The Hodags took a commanding 30-17 lead into the break.

“Rhinelander’s pressure man-to-man defense was solid and after two periods we could only manage 13 points,” said Pines coach Larry Bergum. “Rhinelander also shot the ball very well all night long

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:25 PM
Jays boys drop game 68-52 to Laona-Wabeno
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Bluejays boys basketball team lost 68-52 on the road to Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) rival Laona-Wabeno last Friday.

All week at practice, the Jays stressed the importance of fundamentals and doing one’s part on the court, according to Three Lakes coach Jack Wales.

“Although at times we did a nice job, we had too many inconsistencies to get the win,” he said.

The Jays played a slow first quarter defensively,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:25 PM
Knights fall 56-45 to Elcho
By News-Review Staff

Although the Phelps High School boys basketball team lost a physical game 56-45 to Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) rival Elcho, one Knights player’s performance served as a silver lining.

Phelps freshman Sawyer Rosner hit seven three-pointers during the course of the game against the Hornets.

“Sawyer is continuing to grow into a varsity basketball player and hit seven threes, which is a huge night for any player, let alone a freshman,” said Phelps coach Kregg Mueller.

Elcho took an early lead,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:24 PM
Second place
The Eagle River Pee Wee A hockey team recently took second place in their home tournament. The Eagles battled back in their fourth game for an overtime win against Fond du Lac to play in the championship game against the Madison Polar Caps. The team includes, front row from left, Michael Paul, Alex Sternhagen, Brett Wilkins, David Sauvola and Lochlan Siegmeier; back row, Brady Snedden, Riley McGee, Gunnar Schiffmann, Noah Miller, Daniel Johnson and Kevin John.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:24 PM
Rhinelander YMCA to hold snowshoe race

Registration is now open for the YMCA of the Northwoods’ third annual Hodag Snow Dash and Family Fun Tromp slated for Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m.

The five-kilometer snowshoe event is just one of the many events taking place at the 38th annual Rhinelander Lions Club Fisheree and Winter Festival.

The Hodag Snow Dash course will wind through Hodag Park.

All preregistered participants in the event

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:23 PM
Pines girls get two hockey wins over Tomahawk, Sun Prairie
Sophomore Katy Gwyn battled with a Sun Prairie defender near the net during Saturday’s showdown against the co-op school at the Dome. Northland Pines won the game 2-1 and outshot Sun Prairie 29-10.                     —Staff Photos By ANTHONY?DREW
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls hockey team are now 10-2 after defeating Tomahawk 6-1 last Friday and beating the Sun Prairie co-op 2-1 Saturday.

The Tomahawk Hatchets tested the Pines girls in the first period, scoring first and taking an early 1-0 lead.

“We came out playing like individuals, rather than a team,” said Pines coach Patrick Schmidt.

However, the Eagles rallied late in the period,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:13 PM
Eagle boys lose to Medford 54-37
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys basketball team lost to Medford 54-37 in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) game at the fieldhouse last Friday night.

The Eagles played well in the first quarter, only trailing 19-14 after eight minutes. Medford stretched the lead to 32-20 at the intermission.

The Raiders put the game away with a 10-2 advantage in the third quarter to build a 42-22 lead heading into the final quarter.

“I felt the players once again are understanding why we have to continuously play disciplined basketball for four quarters,”

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:12 PM
The frozen tundra
Although the Green Bay Packers lost the wild card playoff game 23-20 to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, it will be remembered by all who attended as one of the coldest in recent memory. The weather didn’t stop these Eagle River and Sayner natives from taking advantage of low ticket prices, however, as they made the pilgrimage to support their home team. —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:11 PM
Phelps boys take second in basketball tournament
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps Knights boys basketball team went 1-1 at the recent Best with the Least holiday basketball tournament with a 61-26 win over Mercer and a 63-32 loss to South Shore.

Phelps got off to a quick start against Mercer, taking a 19-6 lead in the first quarter and building up to a 43-16 halftime lead.

Good defense and balanced scoring prevailed for the Knights in the second half,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:10 PM