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Field of dreams
The youth baseball field at Oldenburg Sports Park has been busy weeknights with plenty of action on the diamond. Pictured above, a batter watching a pitched ball hit the dirt. A second softball field was added to the complex last week. The facility now offers one baseball field and two softball fields. —STAFF PHOTOS
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:30 PM
Seven from Pines receive GNC honors in girls soccer

Seven players from the Northland Pines girls soccer team re­ceived all-con­ference recognition from the Great Northern Conference (GNC) for the 2014 season.

Pines seniors Lauren Lenz and Kailyn Hogenmiller received first-team all-conference honors. Lenz was a unanimous selection.

Lenz played midfield and forward for the Eagles, scoring 20 goals and adding 11 assists for 51 points.

Hogenmiller also played multiple positions for the Eagles,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:29 PM
Rain ends racing early in Eagle River; speedway to host Fourth of July special

With the previous Friday night’s races being cancelled due to rain, and rain moving in this past Friday night, racers and track officials at Eagle River Speedway did all they could to get as many races in before the rain came.

All of the heat races were ran and three of the six feature races were finished before the clouds opened up.

Those races have set the stage for

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:28 PM
First Moonlight Run slated in Eagle River

The Pines Community Wellness Center will hold its first major fundraiser, the Moonlight Run (formerly the Moonshine Run) Saturday, July 12, at 10 p.m. in downtown Eagle River near the depot.

Northland Pines School District officials said they hope to make the run an annual fundraising event for the wellness center, which the district took over center operations from the YMCA in 2013.

The event will be a 5-kilometer (5K) run along with a children’s 1-kilometer (1K) race. Activities for the entire family will begin at 7 p.m. with food, games, music and a 50-foot inflatable obstacle course.

The children’s fun run

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:28 PM
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