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Phelps teams prepare for WIAA Regionals

 

By News-Review Staff

After a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) loss to Crandon last Tuesday, the Phelps Knights boys basketball team was preparing for the WIAA?Division 5 Regional tournament.
The Knights were seeded sixth and set to travel to face the third-seeded Suring Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.
The winner of that game will move on to face the winner between NLC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:29 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:29 PM )
 
Eagle boys open tourney at Tomahawk

The Northland Pines boys basketball team opened WIAA Division 3 Re­gional tournament play at Tomahawk on Tuesday of this week.
Entering postseason play, Pines was seeded sixth and Tomahawk was seeded third. The winner will play second-seeded Clintonville this Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. and the Regional final will be Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at a site to be determined.
While the Eagles lost to Tomahawk twice during the regular season,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:28 PM
 
Eagles maintain second with two more GNC wins
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls basketball team easily beat the Tomahawk Hatchets 48-16 in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) game last Tuesday.
Pines also beat Antigo 50-40 Monday night in a makeup game from Jan. 28 to improve to 8-2 in the conference and maintain second place with two games to play.
The Eagles will host Lakeland this Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. and

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:27 PM
 
Northland Pines group hosts 24-team basketball tourney
The winning fifth-grade team from Northland Pines included, front row from left, Brandon Messner, Devin Millis, Jack Gremban, Sam Gremban, Patrick Stemper and Brady Beyer; back row, assistant coach Justin Millis, Colby Kruse and head coach Greg Gremban. —Contributed Photo

Northland Pines hosted a Great Northwest Basketball League (GNBL)?tournament over the weekend for fifth- through eighth-grade boys, drawing more than 350 spectators.
Twenty-four teams came to the school to participate in a full day of basketball, including local teams from Northland Pines,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:26 PM
 
Pines girls defeat Lakeland 5-1 in Regional playoff game
Feeling pressure from a Lakeland defender, Northland Pines junior forward Cali Sanborn shot the puck toward the Lakeland goalie in third-period action. Pines outshot Lakeland 39-8 in the tournament game. —Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

After a 5-1 win over Lakeland Saturday, the Northland Pines High School girls hockey team will advance to the WIAA?Sectional playoffs.
“The Lakeland game was a good test for the girls,”?said Eagles coach Patrick Schmidt. “It’s always good,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:25 PM
 
Eagles top T-Birds to end 12-2
Any Northland Pines and Lakeland hockey game is a battle. In this play, three Eagles and three T-Birds battled for the puck. Pines players include No. 21 Noah Wittkopf, No. 20 Kory Droes and No. 12 Carson Cox.              —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

State Tournament run starts Thursday

By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys hockey team got a solid 3-1 victory over Lakeland last Thursday to finish in second place in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).

The Eagles also defeated Kingsford, Mich., 5-3 in a nonconference game last Tuesday night. But it was the Lakeland game that stood out for many of the Eagles.

“With emotions high in the game on Senior Night and the last regular season game for our seniors,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:25 PM
 
Three Lakes girls pick up two wins in NLC basketball
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Three Lakes Lady Jays basketball team recently picked up two Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) wins, as they defeated Elcho 53-31 last Tuesday before beating Laona-Wabeno 39-26 Friday.

Three Lakes came on to the court looking strong against Elcho, and got off to a big 43-19 lead in the first half.

They didn’t look back the entire game, as the Lady Jays’ patient offense took good shots throughout all four quarters.

“Lauren Sowinski played her best game of the season with eight points in the first quarter,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:24 PM
 
Knights boys lose 56-44 to Hornets
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps boys basketball team lost a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) game to Elcho 56-44 last Friday.

After two quarters, the game was still close, as the Hornets held a 17-14 lead over the Knights.

Phelps continued to battle in the third quarter,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:23 PM
 
Jays advance three wrestlers to WIAA?Sectional tourney
Devon Kliss earned a pin for his first-place finish at the Regional in Three Lakes, which earned him a trip to Sectional competition. Kliss was undefeated on the day. 	—Contributed Photo
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Three Lakes High School hosted the WIAA?Regional wrestling tournament Saturday, as the Bluejays ad­vanced three wrestlers to Sectional competition.

The team advanced Devan Kliss, who took first place at 106 pounds; Eric Hamilton, who took first at 113 pounds; and Justin Ertz, who took second at 182 pounds.

“Devan had a great tournament, which was capped off by an overtime win over Brandon Moravec,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:22 PM
 
Falcons split pair of hockey games
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

The Eagle River Falcons traveled to De Pere for a pair of Great Lakes Hockey League games last weekend, gaining a split with a 5-0 loss Friday night and winning 7-5 Saturday night.

In Friday’s contest, both goalies turned back all shots on net in the first period, resulting in a scoreless tie.

The Deacons netted a pair of goals to take the lead,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:21 PM
 
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