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  • In a WIAA Sectional Final in boys hockey game played Tuesday night at the Eagle River Sports Arena,  the Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) Panthers came back from an early 1-0 deficit to score four unanswered goals and move into Saturday's WIAA Sectional Final with a 4-2 win over the Northland Pines Eagles. In WIAA postseason action on the hardwood, the Northland Pines Lady Eagles fell on the road to Peshtigo, while the Three Lakes girls advanced with a win in Suring.

    The Northland Pines boys hockey team advanced in the WIAA playoffs with a 5-1 victory over...
  • The Northland Pines girls hockey team saw their 2018-’19 season come to an end Thursday night in Black River Falls as the team dropped their WIAA playoff opener, 2-0.
    Though the Lady Eagles exited the 28-team State Tournament with a loss, they were
  • With the WIAA playoffs nearing, the Northland Pines boys basketball team beat Tomahawk 69-56 in a Great Northern Conference (GNC) game at Tomahawk Monday night in a game that was postponed last Tuesday due to poor weather.
    The Eagles lost to
    While the mood following Friday night’s 43-34 loss at home to Laona-Wabeno was a somber one, head coach Chris Rader came out of the Division 5 seeding meeting in Three Lakes Sunday afternoon all smiles. The Knights were able to cement their spot as the top
  • Lady Jays win three games, start playoff run at Suring

    Mother Nature took no mercy this week as it threw many North Woods athletic teams under the bus, including the Three Lakes girls basketball team. Due to weather cancellations and the end of the conference season, the Lady Jays were relegated to a brutal four-games-in-five-days schedule heading into this week’s

  • The U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program and Headwaters Youth Soccer Association will hold a referee clinic Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northland Pines High School in Eagle River.

    The course fee is
  • Pond hockey refs
    Eleven local referees recently assisted at the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships, reffing a total of 189 games over three days. Their proceeds were donated back to Northern Access Special Olympics and the Eagle River Recreation Association. They include, from left, Julia Weber, Stew Sonnenberg, Jason Bramstad, Curt Wain­right, Todd Budde,USA Hockey representative Katie Holmgren, Jason Boxrucker, Lou Deditz and
  • Three Lakes wins big over White Lake, earns home playoff game in first round
    The 2018-’19 season continues to creep nearer the end, and like most teams Three Lakes head coach Ryan Bock hopes the twists and turns his squad has taken over the course of the season have readied them for the WIAA postseason which gets underway next week.
    This past Friday the team got a
  • A northern trip this past Friday wasn’t a friendly one for the Eagle River Falcons men’s hockey team as they dropped a 7-4 decision to the Portage Lake Pioneers in Hancock, Mich.
    Friday night road trips in the Great Lakes Hockey League (GLHL) can be tough, but
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