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Tourney champs
?Bucketheads of Rhinelander won the Three Lakes Softball Classic last weekend. Team members included, front row from left, Jeremy Huhnstock, Dan Nelson, Shawn Black, Ryan Black, Ben Stecker; back row, Keith White, Sam Hartmann, Jasen Price, Nic Treder and Kyle Leighton.                                        —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:27 PM
Men’s Senior Championship golf event set in Eagle River

The Eagle River Golf Course will host the Eagle River Men’s Senior Club Championship Sunday, July 20.

The 18-hole event is sponsored by Eagle River State Farm Insurance agent Paul Belcher.

Tee times will start at noon. There will be $600 in prize money, based on a 35-player field. There also will be awards for individual hole competitions.

Players must be age 55 or older to participate,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:26 PM
Northwoods Combat Challenge scheduled Saturday, July 5
The Northwoods Combat Challenge is set Saturday, July 5, at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River. Stef Schneider of Sugar Camp will be featured in the main event. Schneider is involved in a nonprofit organization called It Matters to One Animal Rescue. To date, she has saved more than 200 dogs from shelters in California and Wisconsin. The proceeds from the tickets she sells from the event will benefit her dog-saving endeavors. 	—Contributed Photo

The AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track in Eagle River will once again be the home for the Northwoods Combat Challenge, sanctioned by USA Federation of Pankration Athlima, Saturday, July 5.

The open day tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Championships and main events will start at 6 p.m. This is an outdoor event. Free camping will be available.

The featured main event will be Sugar Camp local Stef Schneider

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:24 PM
Fundraiser golf tourney
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library recently held its annual golf classic, which raised a preliminary total of nearly $9,100 with the help of event sponsors Nelson’s Ace Hardware, First National Bank of Eagle River, and Jim and Christine Spring. Showing a banner for the event were, front row from left, Jessica Eibner of Ace Hardware, Norma Yaeger of the Library Foundation, Christine Spring and David Eibner of Ace Hardware; back row, Tom Ellis of First National Bank, John Hletko of the Library Foundation and Jim Spring.  —Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:23 PM
Softball classic
Three Lakes held its 34th annual Softball Classic Friday through Sunday with 19 teams participating in the double-elimination men’s tournament. Bucketheads of Rhine-lander, after losing a game Saturday, bounced back to win six straight Sunday to take first place. Cross Country of Sugar Camp placed second after dropping two straight to Bucketheads in the championship games Sunday. Third went to Pine Isle of Three Lakes and fourth to The Elite Extra of Osseo-Fairchild.              —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:37 PM
Olson Memorial Library raises more than $9,000 at golf event
Deb and Rick Conant (right) presented first-place golfers Garth and Beth Gilster (left) at the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library’s 21st annual golf classic.        —Contributed Photo

The 21st annual Walter E. Olson Library Foundation’s Golf Classic was held under ideal golfing weather June 8 at Eagle River Golf Course.

Forty-eight golfers competed in the two-person shotgun start scramble, raising a preliminary total of $9,100 for the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library.

The funds earned at this golf event will be added

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Riley signs national letter of intent to play soccer for Wisconsin Badgers
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

Paula Wilkins, head women’s soccer coach for the University of Wisconsin, announced last Tuesday six high school seniors who have signed national letters of intent to attend Wisconsin and play soccer for the Badgers beginning in the fall of 2014, including Caitlin Riley of Eagle River.

Riley, the daughter of Charles and Laura Riley of Eagle River, attended Northland Pines High School her freshman and sophomore years and then attended Shattuck High School in Faribault, Minn. She played foward at both Pines and Shattuck.

A three-star prospect, according to

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Beaman, Molkentine receive GNC honors

Northland Pines senior Tanner Beaman and junior Blake Molkentine were both recognized on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) all-conference baseball team.

Beaman was named to the second team as a pitcher and utility player, while Molkentine also was named to the second team as a utility player. Additionally, the two players received honorable mention as a catcher.

According to GNC statistics, Beaman was sixth in the conference with 32 strikeouts as a pitcher. At the plate, he was second in the conference with a .500 batting average. He was sixth in the conference with 16 hits.

Molkentine hit .316,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:34 PM
Derek Thorn recognized in NLC golf all-conference
By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Derek Thorn of the Three Lakes High School golf team recently earned honorable mention in the Northern Lakes Conference.

Co-medalists for the 2014 season were Sam Belland and Brady Weber, both of Crandon.

Joining the medalists on the first team were Hunter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:33 PM
Munnik gets honorable mention

Northland Pines senior Morgan Munnik received honorable mention on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) all-conference softball team for the 2014 season.

Munnik had a .355 batting average, getting 11 hits in 31 trips to the plate. She also had two doubles and five RBIs. She scored six runs.

On the mound, Munnik pitched 35 innings for the Eagles. Haley Cox also pitched for Pines, throwing 18 innings in conference play.

Northland Pines finished the season 2-10

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:33 PM