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Pines boys lose to Antigo 5-2 in GNC battle
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

In a showdown of the top teams in the Great Northern Conference, Antigo beat North­land Pines 5-2 on the Eagles’ home ice last Tuesday night.
Having lost a game to Mosinee in the Pines Classic,  the Eagles needed a win against Antigo to claim sole ownership of another Great Northern Conference (GNC) title.
“With the title and  a higher seed riding on the outcome of the game, we knew the importance of showing up and playing,” said Pines coach Charlie DePuydt.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:42 PM
Pines girls win GNC title
Following a tough 2-2 tie against Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids last Thursday, the Northland Pines girls bounced back with a 4-1 victory over Rhinelander-Antigo to win the GNC championship Monday night.                   —STAFF PHOTO

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

The Northland Pines High School girls hockey team clinched the Great Northern Conference (GNC) with a 4-1 win over Rhinelander Monday night.
They had a chance to win the GNC last Thursday against Point-Rapids, but ended up battling to a 2-2 tie through overtime.
Scoring Thursday night were Kali Ebert assisted by Allison Sauvola and Anna Hartwig; and Cali Sanborn assisted by Lauren Czarapata and Amanda Sergent.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:40 PM
Falcons get three home wins for large Pond Hockey crowd
By Gene Adamovich
Special to the News-Review

An estimated 2,800 fans filled the Dome over Pond Hockey weekend to take in Great Lakes Hockey League action hosted by the Eagle River Falcons, who swept all three games.
Eagle River defeated Calumet 6-5 Thursday, Fox Cities 8-6 Friday and Fond du Lac 8-2 in dominating fashion Saturday night.
Eagle River skated to an early lead over Calumet. The Falcons first goal was a pretty one, as Lucas Otto found Josh Calleja at the edge of the crease with a perfect pass to put the Falcons on the board.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:40 PM
Eagle girls beat Medford, Calumet
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines girls basketball team earned two significant wins last week, including a 53-48 overtime win against Medford in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) game at Eagle River Friday night.
The first game of the week saw Pines beating Calumet, Mich., the No. 5-ranked   team in the Upper Peninsula, 58-52, in a nonconference contest last Tuesday.
In the first meeting between Pines and the Medford Raiders back on jan. 3, the Eagles got a slim two-point victory.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:39 PM
Pines soccer teams to hold 3-on-3 event

The Northland Pines High School boys and girls soccer teams will hold a three-on-three indoor soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9, in an effort to raise funds for the upcoming soccer seasons.
The tournament will be held at the Northland Pines High School fieldhouse.
Saturday will feature co-ed three-on-three for third through eighth grades, with a maximum roster of five players.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:38 PM
Phelps School sets basketball tourney

The Phelps School District will hold its 14th annual elementary basketball tournament Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Teams from local communities will compete, including Crandon boys and girls, Elcho girls, Wabeno girls and Goodman Pembine boys.
There is still room for both girls and boys teams. Concessions will be available throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Phelps School Scholarship Fund.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:38 PM
Obrodovich honored PDF Print E-mail
The Northland Pines hockey community recognized Tom “OB” Obrodovich last Tuesday night for his lifetime of dedication to the game of hockey in Eagle River. Al Geiger acknowledged the 25th anniversary of the 1989 WIAA State Championship Northland Pines hockey team, which also was coached by Obrodovich. Obrodovich was presented the Northland Pines Outstanding Achievement Award. Many of the 1989 players attended the ceremony prior to the Northland Pines boys game against Antigo.                                                     —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:35 PM
Eagle boys beat Watersmeet 65-48 for first victory
By Gary Ridderbusch
News-Review Editor

The Northland Pines boys basketball team got its first victory of the season with a 65-48 win against Waters­meet, Mich., in a nonconference game at Eagle River last Tuesday.
Northland Pines led 22-13  after one quarter, but the Nimrods came storming back to take a 35-31 lead at the intermission.
But the Eagles had their best quarter in the third period, as they outscored Wa­ters­meet 24-2 to take a 55-37 lead into the final eight minutes. The Nimrods outscored Pines 11-10 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles notched their first win of the 2013-’14 season.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:34 PM
Bluejay boys lose 63-35 to Elcho in NLC?hoops
By News-Review Staff

The Three Lakes Bluejays boys basketball team lost 63-35 to the Elcho Hornets last Friday in a Northern Lakes Conference (NLC)?game.
The Jays came out against Elcho and played a good first quarter on the defensive end, holding the Hornets to only eight points in the quarter.
“Then, we lost focus and we turned the ball over a number of times in the second quarter, leading to early and easy scores for Elcho,” said Three Lakes coach Jack Wales. “It took us a full two quarters to regain our focus, and by then it was to late.”

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:34 PM
Lady Jays edge Phelps with 35-33 win
Kendra Pietenpol, playing for the Phelps Lady Knights, looked for the basket in the face of pressure by Three Lakes’ Erika Running.      —Staff Photo By ANTHONY?DREW

By Anthony Drew
News-Review Asst. Editor

Keeping busy last week, the Three Lakes Lady Jays basketball team fell 65-49 to Prentice Monday, defeated Phelps 35-33 Tuesday and dropped a game 34-32 to Laona-Wabeno Friday.
With another big Northern Lakes Conference game scheduled the following night, Three Lakes coach Michele Brown said she wanted to rest some of her players during the Prentice game.
“This gave the other girls who haven’t seen a lot of playing time the chance to get out on the court,” she said. “We had just about everyone score in the game.”

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:32 PM