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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