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Pickleball comes to the North
Participants play pickleball at the recently opened facility at Don Burnside Park in Three Lakes. Pickleball is a growing sport in the North Woods that suits all ages and is played using a paddle and plastic ball.         —Photo By Sonia Dionne
By Sonia Dionne
Feature Writer

The USA Pickleball Association indicates there are approximately 100,000 players actively playing pickleball in all 50 states, and that it has grown into an international sport as well.

The website, Pickleball Wisconsin, lists approximately 70 locations at which to play.

Three Lakes is one North Woods town which has grasped the enthusiasm for the game which some call the fastest growing sport.

According to participants, the game is easy to learn,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:37 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:41 AM )
Eagles beat West Salem 3-1, but lose to Ashland in final
Pines’ Kailyn Hogenmiller shows her footwork in the Eagles’ 3-1 victory over West Salem last Thursday evening in the WIAA Division 3 Regional final. In the background are midfielders Lexi Smith and Lauren Lenz.        —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls soccer team beat West Salem 3-1 in the WIAA Division 3 Sectional semifinal game last Thursday, but lost to Ashland 2-1 Saturday in the Sectional final — just missing a trip to the State Tournament this week.

Both teams in the Division 3 Sectional final game started a little hesitant, playing for a trip to State and playing on a turf field at Chippewa Falls.

“The girls seemed to struggle a bit trying to figure out how fast the ball was moving and bouncing on the different surface,” said Pines coach Wendy McCormack. “Despite this obstacle,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:40 PM
Pines golfers finish second in league, seventh in Sectional

Northland Pines High School recently ended its golf season in second place in the Great Northern Conference (GNC).

Lakeland won the conference championship with 47 points. Northland Pines followed with 39.5 points. The remaining teams were Antigo with 35 points, Medford with 23 points, Rhinelander with 20 points, Mosinee with 18.5 points and Tomahawk with 13 points.

Curtis Geiger of Lakeland was the GNC Player of the Year. First team all-conference included

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:40 PM
Three Lakes to host 34th Softball Classic

The 34th annual Three Lakes Softball Classic will be Friday through this Sunday, June 20-22, with $600 going to the first-place team.

The men’s double-elimination slow-pitch tournament has a $125 entry fee. Other payouts will be $400 for second, $300 for third and $200 for fourth.

The tournament will feature 20 teams from Three Lakes, Rhinelander and Eagle River, as well as southern Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

This year’s event also will feature U-17 girls fast-pitch softball,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:39 PM
All-conference awards go to Jays ball players
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Hunter Mathison of Three Lakes recently earned first team all-conference recognition in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC), while teammates Michael LoGalbo and Matt Wilkowski earned second team honors.

Junior Kaleb Remick and sophomore Danny Winesburg of Three Lakes earned honorable mention.

Mathison, a junior, was second in the NLC for batting, with a batting average of .571. He had 16 hits and seven RBIs. He also had 10 stolen bases.

Senior LoGalbo earned three wins for the Bluejays as pitcher,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:38 PM