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Moonlight 5K Run set Saturday night
Runners will be taking to the streets of Eagle River this Saturday night.               —STAFF PHOTO

Event to benefit
Wellness Center

The Pines Community Wellness Center will hold its first major fundraiser, the Moonlight Run (formerly the Moonshine Run) this 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 for ages 10

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:48 PM
 
Freedom 5K Fun Run draws 260 participants
Devin Sauvola (left) of Eagle River won the male division of the Freedom 5K Fun Run in St. Germain June 29 with a time of 16:37. Dana Steffen of Greenfield took top honors for the ladies with a time of 19:15.

For the 10th year in a row, St. Germain’s Independence Day celebration kicked off with the Freedom 5K Fun Run Sunday, June 29, drawing 260 participants.

The top male finisher was Devin Sauvola of Eagle River, who finished in 16 minutes, 37 seconds. The first female across the finish line was Dana Steffen of Greenfield in 19:15.

Trophies were awarded to the top overall male and female finishers, with medals going to the top three in each of eight age categories.

The event began in 2005 in an effort to raise

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:29 PM
 
Big fan turnout witnesses 82 cars at Eagle River Speedway special

A large turnout of fans saw 82 cars take on the challenging one-third-mile tri-oval at Eagle River Speedway for last Friday’s Fourth of July Fireworks Special.

The special included the Auto Value WISSOTA Midwest Modified Special, the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association Micro Sprint 600 Special and Harry’s Fireworks show during intermission.

The track also made up three feature races that were rained out the previous Friday night.

“The fans really got their money’s worth,”

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:29 PM
 
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
 
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