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Sixth-grade boys basketball team to attend Invitational State Tourney
The sixth-grade boys basketball team headed for the State tournament in Green Bay includes, front row from left, Aiden Lifshutz, Joe Misina, Ryan Peterson and Foster Hakes; back row, Bjorn Luebke, Trey Lindemann, coach Jim Swenson, Bradley Stephens and Nick Greenberg. Missing from the photo were Silas Savage and assistant coach Steve Greenberg.  —Contributed Photo

The Northland Pines sixth-grade boys basketball team recently was invited to the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament (WSICT).

The team will be among approximately 24 teams in the state invited into the Division 3 tourney.

This marks the second time that a Northland Pines youth boys basketball team has been invited to State.

The WSICT is an annual basketball event

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Pines boys hockey players compete in post-season events

Three senior from the 2013-’14 Northland Pines boys hockey team were chosen to represent Section 3 in the 32nd annual Wisconsin Senior Class Tournament in Waupun last weekend. Details are:

Pines defenseman Brandon Hunt had two assists in the tournament, while forward Zach Kennedy had one assist. Goalie Jacob Stephan had a .944 save percentage, a shut out and a penalty shot save. Stephan tied for second in overall standings of the 16 goalies that participated.

The boys were coached by Pete Susens (Wausau West)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Banquet slated for pool league

The Eagle River Miller Beer of the Northwoods Thursday Night Pool League banquet will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Uncle Kent’s.

There will be a pool tournament, food and prizes. All participants are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Jay Varro at (715) 617-7344.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:38 PM
Three Pines girls honored in GNC hoops

Three players from the Northland Pines girls basketball team were recognized on the 2013-’14 girls basketball all-conference teams.

Pines freshman Lexi Smith was named to the first team, senior Ashley Mai was named to the second team and senior Lauren Lenz received honorable mention.

Smith led the conference with 183 points in GNC game, averaging 15.3 a game. She also led the conference with a .745 free throw percentage. She was fifth in the league with 80 rebounds.

Mai was 10th in the conference in scoring with 122 points,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:37 PM
Siegmeier wins Big Ten title, then finishes13th at NCAA’s

After winning a 2014 Big Ten indoor championship in February, University of Minnesota senior Zach Siegmeier competed in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships in the pole vault in Albuquerque, N.M., last weekend.

Siegmeier, son of 1985 Northland Pines High School graduate Toby Siegmeier, cleared 5.26 meters (17-03.00 feet) to win the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championship in the pole vault  Feb. 28.

Siegmeier, who was the Big Ten outdoor pole vault champion last season as a junior,

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:37 PM