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Decker women get early start with developmental race series
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Sisters Paige and Claire Decker and cousin Natalie Decker, all of Eagle River, are getting  an early start to the stock car 2014 race season, all participating in developmental race programs.

Paige Decker was selected for NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), the leading youth development program for multicultural and female drivers. Decker will compete for the Rev Racing team in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The 20-year-old driver competed in her Super Late Model at tracks throughout the Midwest in 2013.

“NASCAR is committed to providing training, competition experience

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:41 PM
Five Pines players get GNC honors
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Five players from Northland Pines were named to the Great Northern Conference (GNC) 2013-’14 boys hockey all-conference teams.

Pines senior goalie Jacob Stephan was named to the first team, along with senior forward Zach Kennedy.

Stephan was second in the conference with a 1.64 goals against average and third in the conference with a 0.919 save percentage. Kennedy was third in the conference in scoring with 27 points on 17 goals and 10 assists.

Second-team honorees included Pines senior defenseman

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:40 PM
Sixth-grade boys basketball team to attend Invitational State Tourney
The sixth-grade boys basketball team headed for the State tournament in Green Bay includes, front row from left, Aiden Lifshutz, Joe Misina, Ryan Peterson and Foster Hakes; back row, Bjorn Luebke, Trey Lindemann, coach Jim Swenson, Bradley Stephens and Nick Greenberg. Missing from the photo were Silas Savage and assistant coach Steve Greenberg.  —Contributed Photo

The Northland Pines sixth-grade boys basketball team recently was invited to the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament (WSICT).

The team will be among approximately 24 teams in the state invited into the Division 3 tourney.

This marks the second time that a Northland Pines youth boys basketball team has been invited to State.

The WSICT is an annual basketball event

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Pines boys hockey players compete in post-season events

Three senior from the 2013-’14 Northland Pines boys hockey team were chosen to represent Section 3 in the 32nd annual Wisconsin Senior Class Tournament in Waupun last weekend. Details are:

Pines defenseman Brandon Hunt had two assists in the tournament, while forward Zach Kennedy had one assist. Goalie Jacob Stephan had a .944 save percentage, a shut out and a penalty shot save. Stephan tied for second in overall standings of the 16 goalies that participated.

The boys were coached by Pete Susens (Wausau West)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Banquet slated for pool league

The Eagle River Miller Beer of the Northwoods Thursday Night Pool League banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Uncle Kent’s.

There will be a pool tournament, food and prizes. All participants are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Jay Varro at (715) 617-7344.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Three Pines girls honored in GNC hoops

Three players from the Northland Pines girls basketball team were recognized on the 2013-’14 girls basketball all-conference teams.

Pines freshman Lexi Smith was named to the first team, senior Ashley Mai was named to the second team and senior Lauren Lenz received honorable mention.

Smith led the conference with 183 points in GNC game, averaging 15.3 a game. She also led the conference with a .745 free throw percentage. She was fifth in the league with 80 rebounds.

Mai was 10th in the conference in scoring with 122 points,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:37 PM
Siegmeier wins Big Ten title, then finishes13th at NCAA’s

After winning a 2014 Big Ten indoor championship in February, University of Minnesota senior Zach Siegmeier competed in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships in the pole vault in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend.

Siegmeier, son of 1985 Northland Pines High School graduate Toby Siegmeier, cleared 5.26 meters (17-03.00 feet) to win the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championship in the pole vault  Feb. 28.

Siegmeier, who was the Big Ten outdoor pole vault champion last season as a junior,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:37 PM
Event set for youth football

Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading will hold its awards ceremony Sunday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the commons area of Northland Pines High School.

Cake and beverages will be available as the program reviews accomplishments of the past season.

Joe Bucher of the Joe Bucher Blues Festival also will present a check to Northland Pines Youth Football & Cheerleading.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:36 PM
Youth softball sign up slated

A youth softball registration meeting will be held Wednesday, March 26, at 6:15 p.m., in the commons area of Northland Pines High School.

Those who have already signed up should still attend the meeting.

This is the only youth softball league in the Northland Pines School District.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:36 PM
Tourney champs
Team Green Energy U12 recently won first place after an overtime shootout in the championship game at the Cabin Fever Soccer Tournament in Eagle River. The team included, from left, Jared Savage, Aiden Lifschultz, Liam Oas, Zak Kroschel, along with coach Aaron Lifschultz (back).  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:35 PM