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Pines boys lose to Hurley

The Northland Pines boys basketball team lost to Hurley 71-53 in a nonconference game at the Pines field house last Friday.

Details of the game were not reported to the News-Review sports department prior to an early deadline due to the New Years holiday.

The Eagles, 0-8 overall and 0-2 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC), will host Medford in a GNC game this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Pines will travel to Tomahawk next Tuesday, Jan. 7, for another GNC game at 7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:25 AM
Eagle girls go 1-2 in hockey
By News-Review Staff

The Northland Pines High School girls hockey team went 1-2 in the Culver’s Cup hockey tournament.

The Lady Eagles started the tourney with an 8-1 victory over Brookfield Friday, but followed it up with a 2-1 loss to title winners St. Croix Valley and a 4-3 loss to the Superior Spartans.

Pines will travel to Tomahawk Friday, Jan. 3, for a 7 p.m. game before hosting the Sun Prairie co-op Saturday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m.

The girls will then travel to the South Wood County Rec Center in Wisconsin Rapids to take on Point-Rapids Monday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM
YMCA?plans winter leagues

After wrapping up a variety of fall adult leagues, the YMCA?of the Northwoods announced it will host co-ed volleyball Monday nights, basketball Wednesdays and Thursdays and co-ed dodgeball Friday nights.

Volleyball and basketball are slated to start the week of Jan. 20, while dodgeball is set to begin Feb. 7.

For more information, visit or call (715) 362-9622.

After nine weeks of league play and a three-week tournament this fall,

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM
Basketball team sets fundraiser

The Northland Pines High School girls basketball team will host a fundraiser dinner Sunday, Jan 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grill in St. Germain.

The dinner will feature  chicken and pizza. Tickets will be $12 for children and $15 for adults, and will be available at the door. There will be raffles during the meal. The 19th Hole is located at 9067 Highway 70.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM
Lady Knights take second at Best with Least tourney
Phelps High School girls basketball coach Jason Pertile talked strategy during halftime at one of the games. The Lady Knights took second at the tournament.       —Contributed Photo

The Phelps Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Port Wing to play in the third annual Best with the Least tournament Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Knights got off to a slow start against the Mercer Tigers Friday, falling behind 26-23 by halftime.

“Although the margin was only three points at half, the Knights were down by more than that at one point in the first half,” said Phelps coach Jason Pertile. “It was nice to finally see them respond when they knew they were not playing well.”

The second half was completely

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:23 AM
Razorback Ridges to host ski race

Cross-country ski racing will return to Razorback Ridges Ski and Mountain Bike Trails in Sayner Saturday, Jan. 18, as the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club will host the Retro RidgeRunner.

The classic-style 15-kilometer and 7.5-kilometer races are slated to begin at 10 a.m.

The January race will include 15-kilometer and 7.5-kilometer races for skiers 18 years and older, with a 7.5-kilometer race for high school skiers, a 3.2-kilometer race for youths 10-13 years old and a 0.75-kilometer race for children age 7 and younger.

Racing will be classic stride-style only with individual

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:22 AM
Week 17 winner
Cori Seyfert (right) of Eagle River Service Center recently presented $150 cash to Barb Barker, who represented her son, Dan Barker of Hartford, the week 17 winner of the Vilas County News-Review Football Contest.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:22 AM
NPBA’s sixth-grade team to compete at State tourney
The Northland Pines Basketball Association’s sixth-grade team will travel to the State tournament in De Pere April 12-13, 2014. The announcement was made to the team at a Northland Pines varsity game last week. 	—Contributed Photo

The Northland Pines Basketball Association’s (NPBA) sixth-grade boys team recently received an invitation to the 2014 Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament slated April 12-13, 2014, in De Pere.

This team is made up in part of the 2012-’13 fifth-grade team that received Northland Pines’ first-ever invite to the tournament last year.

The announcement was made as a surprise

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:21 AM
Knights defeat Bluejays 40-37 in NLC
Three Lakes junior Quinn Luepke went up for a rebound during the Jays’ Northern Lakes Conference loss to the Phelps Knights last Friday night. He led his team in rebounding in the game with a total of nine.                    —Staff Photos By ANTHONY DREW

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes High School boys basketball team dropped two games in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) last week after falling to Crandon 52-28 Tuesday and losing a close game 40-37 to Phelps Friday night.
The Bluejays found themselves a step behind the Knights throughout the game at Phelps High School.
"We got close a number of times,” said Jays coach Jack Wales. “We cut the lead to one point, and we did take a one-point lead in the fourth, but we managed to give the momentum back to Phelps through turnovers, bad shots or just a bad time for a foul.”

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:53 PM
Eagle boys edge Antigo, Mosinee; stay on top of GNC
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines Eagles beat Antigo 3-2 in overtime and Mosinee 4-3 last week to improve to 5-0 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).
The Eagles’ Zachary Ken­nedy took a pass from Noah Weber and fired a shot over the Antigo goalie with 1:17 remaining in overtime to give Pines a road win over the host Antigo Red Robins Thursday night.
In the first period, shots were fairly even at 7-6 in favor of the Robins, but Pines tallied the only goal. Ken­nedy squeezed the puck between the goalie and the pipe.

Monday, December 23, 2013 1:52 PM