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Eagles open 2014 season with 37-0 win over Chargers
The Northland Pines defense bent in the first quarter as Wittenberg-Birnamwood had several scoring opportunities, but the Eagles held the Chargers scoreless until the offense took control of the game. Three Eagles were in on this stop. —Staff Photo By Gary Ridderbusch
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines football team got off to a slow start in the first quarter, but then rolled to a 37-0 victory over Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a nonconference game at Eagle River last Friday night.

The Eagles scored two touchdowns in each of the final three quarters and stopped several Chargers drivers early in the game to get the lopsided victory.

“What a great way to start the season,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:35 PM
Eagles top T-Birds for first GNC win in boys soccer
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines Eagles boys soccer team started the 2014 season on a positive note, beating Lakeland 3-1 in the first Great Northern Conference (GNC) game of the season.

Pines coach Andres Paez said a key to the game was the total ball control by Eagles’ center midfielders Connor Riley and Colton Raymond.

About 23 minutes into the game,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:34 PM
Jays football team beats Mellen 82-14

The Three Lakes High School eight-man football team defeated Mellen last Friday 82-14.

Jake Fath had 171 yards rushing and four touchdowns in the win. Gavin Maney had 115 yards and four touchdowns.

Starting quarterback Mitch Raatz

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:34 PM
Award-winners announced for Wounded Warrior Tourney
Event coordinators Mike and Michele Vinovich (center) presented trophies to first-place winners Al Sabrowsky (left) and Jack Spicuzza (right). They shot a 54 with teammates, Dave Sabrowsky and Brian Sabrowsky (not pictured).  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The third annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament saw 132 golfers compete in an 18-hole, four-person scramble at Eagle River Golf Course Saturday.

Twenty-eight non-golfers participated volunteering their time. The event was coordinated by Mike and Michele Vinovich of Eagle River.

After registration, golfers attended an opening ceremony. Before introducing the speakers, Mike Vinovich thanked all the golfers for attending and explained

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:32 PM
Bluejays returning six to play soccer in 2014
Returning letterwinners for the Three Lakes boys soccer team include, front row from left, Will Starke and Ben Ribbe; and back row, Brandon Running, Mitch Campbell, Gabe Edington and Hunter Mathison.                                 —STAFF PHOTO

The Three Lakes Bluejays boys soccer team will return six letterwinners to the field this season. Those players include seniors Gabe Edington and Hunter Mathison; juniors Will Starke, Ben Ribbe and Mitch Campbell; and sophomore Brandon Running.

Edington and Starke will lead the back four with strong outside support from Running, according to head coach Rob Ribbe.

Meanwhile, Ben Ribbe and Campbell will provide a

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:31 PM
Hall of Famers
The 2014 Eagle River/Northland Pines Athletic Hall of Fame inductees included, from left, Jerry Burkett, Rollie Christensen and Dennis Snedden.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:23 PM
Eagles JV football team tops Rhinelander 54-38

The Northland Pines junior varsity football team kicked off the 2014 season with a 54-38 victory against the Rhinelander Hodags last Thursday.

“The team should be commended for its spectacular performance in the first game of the year,” said coach Woody Ahlborn.

The coach said George Jackson and Ethan Polich, the team’s quarterbacks, took several hits while still completing passes, controlling deliveries to running backs and showing their own running abilities.

“Cameron Wait electrified the field with a total of five touchdowns. Cody Jantzen’s defensive?performance played an integral part in the game, causing the Hodags a loss of yardage. Zach Ciran’s two touchdowns sealed a victory for the Northland Pines Eagles,” said Ahlborn.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:22 PM
Lady Jays volleyball returns four players
Returning to play volleyball for the Lady Jays this season will be, from left, Maddie Lorbetske, Abbie Baumann and Havi Snyder. Missing from the photo was Erika Running. —STAFF?PHOTO
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Four seniors will return to the court to play volleyball this season for the Three Lakes Lady Jays.

The returning letterwinners include Erika Running, Abbie Baumann, Havi Snyder and Maddie Lorbetske.

Running is a strong middle player at the net,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:22 PM )
Eagles return seven in volleyball, look to get more wins in conference
Returning letterwinners for the Northland Pines volleyball team include, from left, Christine John, Makayla Hayes, Maddie Smith, Brittany Pockat, Lexi Smith, Tara VandenBoom and Emily Saltenberger.               —Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines volleyball team will have seven returning letterwinners when the Eagles take the court for the first game of the season this Thursday at Wausau East.

The Eagles, under the direction of second-year coach Julie Smith, will face East, Newman Catholic and Eau Claire North in a quadrangular starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Eagles are coming off a 10-19 overall record in 2013,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:19 PM
Tournament winners
Uptown Lanes of Niagara won the first-place trophy and $800 at the Old Timers Softball Tournament last weekend in Phelps. The team included, front row from left, Dave Messan, Brock Payette, Cory Allred, Aaron Schneider, Cory McLaren, Conner Taylor and Bob Majewski; back row, Jeff McClain, Mike Kronic, Gary Unrein, Todd Donaldson, Bill Taylor, Bob Barton and Ron Rembeck. Winning second place was Webko of Wausau and taking third was The Brick of Lake Tomahawk. The event was sponsored by the Phelps Booster Club.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:18 PM