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Cage fights
The Northwoods Combat Challenge took place at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track July 5. The event featured fighters from Wisconsin pitted against fighters from Michigan. Matches included a variety of fighting styles. The main event featured Stef Schneider (above left) of Sugar Camp against Missy Pontbriand (above right) of Norway, Mich., in which Pontbriand won by unanimous judge’s decision.          —Staff Photo By RYAN BURGY
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:50 PM
 
Moonlight 5K Run set Saturday night
Runners will be taking to the streets of Eagle River this Saturday night.               —STAFF PHOTO

Event to benefit
Wellness Center

The Pines Community Wellness Center will hold its first major fundraiser, the Moonlight Run (formerly the Moonshine Run) this Saturday, July 12, at 10 p.m. in downtown Eagle River near the depot.

Northland Pines School District officials said they hope to make the run an annual fundraising event for the wellness center, which the district took over center operations from the YMCA in 2013.

The event will be a 5-kilometer (5K) run along with a children’s 1-kilometer (1K) race. Activities for the entire family will begin at 7 p.m. with food, games, music and a 50-foot inflatable obstacle course.

The children’s fun run for ages 10

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:48 PM
 
Freedom 5K Fun Run draws 260 participants
Devin Sauvola (left) of Eagle River won the male division of the Freedom 5K Fun Run in St. Germain June 29 with a time of 16:37. Dana Steffen of Greenfield took top honors for the ladies with a time of 19:15.

For the 10th year in a row, St. Germain’s Independence Day celebration kicked off with the Freedom 5K Fun Run Sunday, June 29, drawing 260 participants.

The top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, who finished in 16 minutes, 37 seconds. The first female across the finish line was Dana Steffen of Greenfield in 19:15.

Trophies were awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, with medals going to the top three in each of eight age categories.

The event began in 2005 in an effort to raise

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:29 PM
 
Big fan turnout witnesses 82 cars at Eagle River Speedway special

A large turnout of fans saw 82 cars take on the challenging one-third-mile tri-oval at Eagle River Speedway for last Friday’s Fourth of July Fireworks Special.

The special included the Auto Value WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special, the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association Micro Sprint 600 Special and Harry’s Fireworks show during intermission.

The track also made up three feature races that were rained out the previous Friday night.

“The fans really got their money’s worth,”

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:29 PM
 
Field of dreams
The youth baseball field at Oldenburg Sports Park has been busy weeknights with plenty of action on the diamond. Pictured above, a batter watching a pitched ball hit the dirt. A second softball field was added to the complex last week. The facility now offers one baseball field and two softball fields. —STAFF PHOTOS
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:30 PM
 
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