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Phelps boys take second in basketball tournament
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps Knights boys basketball team went 1-1 at the recent Best with the Least holiday basketball tournament with a 61-26 win over Mercer and a 63-32 loss to South Shore.

Phelps got off to a quick start against Mercer, taking a 19-6 lead in the first quarter and building up to a 43-16 halftime lead.

Good defense and balanced scoring prevailed for the Knights in the second half,

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:10 PM
Broomball tournament slated Feb. 8

The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Hodag Broomball Tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, at Hodag Park.

This one-day tournament will again be a part of the Lions Fisheree and Winter Festival Feb. 8-9 at the park.

For two years running, Team Bucketheads has taken home the Golden Broom Trophy.

Teams may register for the tournament at

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:10 PM
Snowshoe Hare race set Saturday

Holiday Acres in Rhinelander will host the Snowshoe Hare snowshoe race Saturday, Jan. 11, with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

The race, which is part of the Braveheart Series, is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., and a free youth race will start at 11:30 a.m.

Registration costs will be $25 for forms received by Jan. 3 and $30 after that date.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:09 PM
Eagles defeat Medford; face Hodags this Friday
Members of the Northland Pines girls basketball team celebrated the team’s 38-36 victory over Medford at Medford last Friday night. The Eagles improved to 2-0 in conference play.
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Playing in a tough atmosphere, the Northland Pines girls basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) with a 38-36 win at Medford Friday night.

“Traveling to Medford seems to be anything but dull when it comes to girls basketball,” said Pines coach Larry Bergum. “Medford is an extremely tough atmosphere to play in.  

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:07 PM
Lady Knights earn convincing 46-18 win over Wisconsin Valley
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Phelps High School girls basketball team put another mark in the win column after defeating Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 46-18 last Friday.

The win put the Lady Knights at 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC).

“On average, we’ve played two to three more games than most of our NLC opponents coming into January,” said Phelps coach Jason Pertile. “We’re hoping that this experience will help us have a good January run to keep us in the conference contention.”

The Lady Knights were in complete control of the game

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:07 PM