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Gary Ridderbusch

Sports Sidelines

Gary Ridderbusch has been a sportswriter for more than 20 years.
He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


Fall sports start for area athletes
By Gary Ridderbusch

While area high school students won’t head back to classes until after Labor Day, athletic teams at Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps are already back on the practice and game fields and courts.

Most teams started captains practices in late July and early August, and by the second week of August many teams had started organized workouts with their coaches. For some players, it’s meant meeting new coaches and adjusting to new philosophies and coaching styles.

The fall sports season means football, boys soccer,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:01 AM
Area bowling leagues getting ready for season
By Gary Ridderbusch

The bowling season is just around the corner, which means leagues will be having organizational meetings.

Stephen Janssen, a longtime bowler and organizer of leagues in this area, says he has some tips for new and existing members.

First, don’t wait until the last minute.

“Existing members should get in touch with each

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:07 AM
Kuklinski brothers headed to hockey hall
By Gary Ridderbusch

The board of directors of the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame has selected three individuals for induction into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in September.

Tom, Gary and Jeff Kuklin­ski will follow a pioneer of Wisconsin hockey, their late father, Florian Kuklinski, a 1979 inductee into the Hall of Fame.

The name Kuklinski has long been associated with

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:56 AM
Brett Favre deserves Packers Hall of Fame
By Gary Ridderbusch

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced Monday that it will induct former Packers quarterback Brett Favre at the 45th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to be held the evening of July 18, 2015. All I can say is: It’s about time.

The event also will feature the retirement of No. 4 by the Packers organization. Favre’s name and No. 4 subsequently will be unveiled inside Lambeau Field on the north façade during a ceremony at a to-be-determined game during the 2015 season.

The joint announcement took place at the site of the new Packers Hall of Fame,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:33 PM
Triathlon to test area athletes Aug. 9
By Gary Ridderbusch

Area athletes of all ages are invited to join hundreds of triathletes in the “See Me Tri” Minocqua Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 9. The event will start on the edge of Clear Lake in Woodruff at 8 a.m.

Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care are teaming up to be co-title sponsors for the triathlon that  raises funds for many worthy organizations.

The swim, bike and run courses will challenge athletes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:55 AM

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