Sports Sidelines

Sports Sidelines

Gary Ridderbusch has been a sportswriter for more than 20 years.
He can be reached at
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

Pond hockey joins Derby in spotlight

While all eyes are on the 54th annual AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby this weekend, there’s another major sporting event set for Eagle River in February.

The Three Lakes Lady Bluejays came away with a 4-3 road win to claim the WIAA Division 3 Regional title by defeating rival Laona-Wabeno to move on to the Sectional. The Lady Jays then lost to Thorp in the Sectional. 	—Contributed Photos
The Northland Pines girls hockey team reached the Sectional before losing to the Central Wisconsin Storm.

Girls hockey, Smith top ’16 sports stories

There were many exciting local sports stories for high school teams and individual athletes during 2016. The following were some of the highlights of the past year:

Football bowl frenzy continues this week

For many people, a little extra time off during the holidays means visiting with family and spending time outdoors, but for others it might mean finding a place on the couch to watch an onslaught o

WIAA announces sportsmanship honors

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has selected the team sportsmanship award winners for the 2016 fall state championships.