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Pines boys end season at Tomahawk 57-31
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys basketball team ended its season with a 57-31 loss to Tomahawk in the first game of the WIAA Division 3 Regional tournament last Tuesday at Tomahawk.

It was the third time in three weeks the Eagles faced the Hatchets.

“It was tough to play Tomahawk three times in three weeks,” said Pines coach Brent Luebke. “We both learned a lot about each other’s programs. They are well coached and were very well prepared for the opening round of tournament play. I give a lot of credit to their seniors,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:56 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:12 PM )
Mixed martial arts coming to Derby Hall March 15
Fighters from Stevens Point Neutral Ground gym, Sixel’s Fight Club and other pro fighters will be on hand Saturday, March 15, at the Derby Expo Hall for a mixed martial arts cage-fighting event.        —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

The nonprofit Team USA Pankration organization will sanction its first ever mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Eagle River at the World Championship Derby Expo Center Saturday, March 15.

The event will feature 14 main matches, including a women’s match that eve­ning and a karate, pan­kration and grappling tournament to be held during the day.

Registration for the tournament will begin at 9 a.m.  This tournament is open to all competitors and spectators.

Doors for the nighttime finals

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:55 PM
Falcons credited with tie against West Bend Bombers
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

In Great Lakes Hockey League action, the Eagle River Falcons traveled to West Bend for a game with the South Division-leading Bombers last Saturday night.

In an offense-dominated game that saw a total of 104 shots on net, the 15-3 Bombers edged the Falcons by a score of 6-5 in a shootout.

Eagle River was credited with one point in the standings

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:54 PM
Fools Run set April 5 in Minocqua

Approximately 1,000 costumed athletes are planning to run the streets and trails of Minocqua at the stroke of midnight Saturday, April 5, for the eighth annual Only Fools Run at Midnight. There will be a five-kilometer run and walk and 10-kilometer run.

The event will be presented by Ministry Health Care. Online registration is now open and available at

The registration fee for adults is $30 and for youths 18 and under the fee is $20.

Registration includes a virtual goodie bag,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:52 PM
Bluejays lose Regional to tough Patriots team
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Bluejays boys basketball team lost the opening game of WIAA Regional playoffs last Tuesday, falling 63-43 to Goodman-Pembine.

The Patriots were ranked sixth in the state in Division 5, and the score wasn’t an indicator as to how hard the Jays played, according to Three Lakes coach Jack Wales.

“We only had the one senior on the team, and much

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:49 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:13 PM )
Three Lakes girls prepare for WIAA Regional hoops
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Lady Jays finished up their regular season with a 51-41 loss to Phelps last Monday and a 48-28 victory over Goodman-Pembine Thursday.

Neither game counted for Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) standings, but they gave some of the younger players an opportunity to see some time on the court, according to Three Lakes coach Michele Brown.

Phelps took an early 11-8 lead after the first quarter,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:47 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 07, 2014 2:13 PM )
Papermakers retain River Cup with two wins over Eagle River
The Eagle River Falcons and Mosinee Papermakers met in the annual River Cup series last weekend, with this action taking place in the Dome Saturday. The Falcons’ Mike Otto mixed it up in front of the net.            —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

The Eagle River Falcons and Mosinee Papermakers battled it out last weekend in their quest for the coveted Wisconsin River Cup in the annual series that awards the cup to the team with the most combined goals after two games.
In the two games, a total of 26 goals were scored. Mosinee claimed the cup, posting a 7-5 win on their home ice Friday night and then clinching the series with an 8-6 victory Saturday

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:33 PM
Lady Jays claim victory in finale

Team looks ahead
to WIAA?Regionals

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes High School girls basketball team finished up its regular season with a 47-35 win over Florence in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) last Friday for the Lady Jays’ Senior Night.
Four of the team’s five seniors — Larissa Gartner, Amara George, Peyton Radaj, and Lindsay Schoff — got to start in the final conference game of their career.
Kiana Liebscher, who is out for the season after suffering a

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32 PM
Northland Pines to hold 3-on-3 soccer tourney

The Northland Pines High School boys and girls soccer teams will hold a three-on-three indoor soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, in an effort to raise funds for the upcoming soccer seasons.
The tournament will be held at the Northland Pines High School fieldhouse.
Saturday will feature co-ed three-on-three for third through eighth grades,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:32 PM
Eagles top Hodags 4-0
Northland Pines senior defenseman Spencer Oberg (No. 34) and a teammate scramble for the puck against Lucas Fix of Rhinelander. The Pines defense played well in the tournament game.                        —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Win over Antigo would put Pines in Sectional final

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The ninth-ranked Northland Pines boys hockey team defeated Rhinelander 4-0 in the second round of the WIAA hockey tournament last Thursday at the Dome.
Rhinelander, seeded 11th in the Sectional, upset sixth-seeded Mosinee 1-0 last Tuesday in the tournament’s first round.
“We knew they were playing good hockey, so it was not too much of a surprise that Rhinelander beat

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:30 PM