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Softball meeting planned May 4

The Northern Lakes Softball League will hold its annual meeting for the upcoming 2014 softball season at Eagle Lanes in Eagle River Sunday, May 4, at 7 p.m.

All new teams and players are welcome to join the league. Contact Donald Tess at (715) 891-2059 or  donaldtess@­

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:40 PM
Games on hold
The spring sports seasons at Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps are getting off to a slow start due to snow still on softball, baseball and soccer fields. Like last spring, athletic directors will reschedule many games in April. The Great Northern Conference decided to postpone all conference games prior to April 22 for baseball and girls soccer. All conference softball games in the first half of the season have been postponed and will be scheduled as doubleheaders for the second half of the schedule. Monday, the Pines softball team practice in the field house, above. —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:45 PM
3-on-3 event set April 26 in Michigan

The annual Carney-Nadeau 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, April 26, at Carney-Nadeau High School, Mich.

Rosters for the one-day tourney will be limited to four players per team.

Divisions will include third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade, seventh and eighth grade, ninth and 10th grade and 11th and 12th grade, with boys and girls playing separately.

All games will be officiated and rules

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:44 PM
Strauss of Three Lakes bowls 300 for 829 series
Tommy Strauss of Three Lakes High School recently bowled a perfect 300 game on his way to an 829 series. He fell short of setting a citywide record at Hodag Lanes by 29 points for the series. 	—Contributed Photo

Three Lakes High School sophomore Tommy Strauss, 15, recently bowled a 300, 279, and a 250 for an 829 series in junior league play at Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander.

This was the first 300 game and 800 series bowled in the junior league, and he came up just short of the city record of an 858 series. Strauss is on the Three Lakes-Rhinelander High School bowling team.

Strauss started out his series with a 300 game,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:43 PM
Falcons drop two in league tourney at Fond du Lac
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

The 2014 Great Lakes Hockey League Tournament was held at the Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac last weekend.

The Eagle River Falcons and the Mosinee Papermakers faced off in a Friday afternoon game that saw the always tough Papermakers defeat the defending champion Falcons 7-4. The Falcons then suffered a 9-1 loss to the Fond du Lac Bears in round two Friday night.

Mosinee skated to an early lead, scoring twice in the first five minutes of the first period.

Eagle River got one back on a goal by Josh Calleja

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:43 PM
Adam Kresl having late-season impact for NAHL’s Kenai River Brown Bears
Adam Kresl, a 2013 Northland Pines graduate, is playing for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League.                               —Contributed Photo
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Former Northland Pines hockey standout Adam Kresl is playing for the Kenai River Brown Bears in Sodotna, Alaska, competing in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

After a wild weekend that ended the NAHL 2013-’14 regular season, the Kenai River Brown Bears and Kresl found themselves playoff bound, finishing in fourth place in the Midwest division.

The Bears are facing rival Fairbanks in the first round of playoff competition.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:41 PM
Pines girls track team gets fourth place at home meet
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls track team recently hosted an indoor meet, taking fourth place out of nine teams.

West Iron County won the meet with 175 points, followed by Chequamegon with 171.5, Kingsford, Mich., with 80, Pines with 77, Ashland with 42, Antigo with 30, Crivitz with 15.5, Wakefield-Marinesco, Mich., with 13 and Watersmeet, Mich., with 2.

“This was an awesome meet for our team,”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:40 PM
Golf leagues plan scrambles, meetings

The Eagle River Monday men’s golf league will hold a scramble and organizational meeting Monday, April 21, at 4:45 p.m.

The scramble will be followed by the meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to join.

The Eagle River Wednesday men’s golf league will hold a scramble and organizational meeting Wednesday, April 23, at 4:45 p.m. All are welcome to join.

To register for either league, visit the pro shop at Eagle River Golf Course or call (715) 479-8111.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:40 PM
ERRA to hold benefit dinner

The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) will hold its end-of-the-season benefit dinner and silent auction Monday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River.

Tickets will cost $30 apiece and this is an adults-only event. Proceeds from the raffles and silent auction will fund ERRA’s general operations.

Auctions items will include figure skating and hockey lessons, an autographed Packers 2013-’14 football, autographed women’s USA Hockey jersey, a round of golf at Lac Vieux Desert Casino and gift certificates.

For more information or tickets, contact Amanda at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (715) 617-4519.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:40 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 08, 2014 1:32 PM )
Knights baseball team to return four players

The Phelps High School baseball team will compete in the junior varsity program this season, due to a general lack of participation.

Letterwinners returning to play for the Knights include Nicholas Cirese, Nathan Cirese and Robert Rosner. Matt Oliver, who did not play his junior year, also is returning to play.

Kyle Bretz will be the team’s only senior. New recruits include Travis Buckmaster, Taylor Huza, Sawyer Rosner and Jake Martinez.

Riley Brockman also will compete on the team this year,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:39 PM