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February 21, 2018

A stately performance
Ben Gauger/Milton CourierLakeland senior Grant Gibson celebrates after setting a new school record and placing second in the 100-yard freestyle at the WIAA Division 2 Championship meet on Friday, Feb. 16, at the UW-Madison Natatorium. Lakeland placed fourth overall in the meet.
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Lakeland senior Grant Gibson celebrates after setting a new school record and placing second in the 100-yard freestyle at the WIAA Division 2 Championship meet on Friday, Feb. 16, at the UW-Madison Natatorium. Lakeland placed fourth overall in the meet.
MADISON - Last season Lakeland Union High School boys' swim team focused its training regimen on getting to the WIAA Division 2 Championship meet.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


T-Birds take Pines to the woodshed for first ever playoff win
Lakeland/Tomahawk girls' hockey team has broken down several barriers this season.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nordrum, Scandin and Olson advance to state for LUHS
Lakeland Union High School snapped a streak of 12 years without sending a wrestler to the state meet last season as Dejay Nordrum and Jake McClintock qualified.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Salvation Army gets $1K from Football Prediction Pool donation
The Salvation Army recently received a $1,000 donation from Lake of the Torches Resort Casino and The Lakeland Times that will assist in its ongoing efforts to help provide emergency shelter and basic needs to residents in Lac du Flambeau and the surrounding area.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mercer/Butternut to be represented at WFCA All-Star Game
On July 21, high school all-star football players from all over Wisconsin will come together to participate in the WFCA All-Star Charity Football Games at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium on the UW-Oshkosh campus.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Keep it moving
Lakeland Union High School ended the regular season with losses in five of its final six games. On Tuesday, the puck dropped on the WIAA boys' hockey playoffs, however, and the records in the regular season went out the window. It's win or go home now and the Thunderbirds heeded the message. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Lakeland's run ends in wrestling sectional finals
Fresh off its first WIAA Regional wrestling championship in nearly four decades, Lakeland Union High School made the trip to Freedom looking to advance to the team state meet. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

T-Birds get offensive in senior night win
Senior night is always a special occasion and Lakeland Union High School turned it into a memorable night on Tuesday. The Thunderbirds put on an impressive offensive performance against Antigo in Great Northern Conference boys' basketball action. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Lakeland gymnasts have a big night in defeat
MOSINEE - Lakeland Union High School wrapped up its Great Northern Conference gymnastics dual meet schedule Tuesday at Mosinee and it got a strong performance from two seniors in a losing effort. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

LUHS swimmers in position to make a splash at state
Lakeland Union High School has built its swim program to the point where advancing swimmers to the WIAA Division 2 championships is expected under coaches Chris and Robert Garcia. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

The Olympics offer everything a sports fan wants
The Olympic Games often draw a mixed reaction from people. Some are enthralled, while others could care less. For me, the Olympics are fascinating. It's an event showcasing some of my favorite things about sports, along with creating a chance to see sports not normally in the mainstream. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 16, 2018

Connect Four
Lakeland Union High School has established a dominance in the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League over the years.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lakeland swim repeats as sectional champs
HUDSON - Lakeland Union High School boys' swim team won its first WIAA Division 2 Sectional championship last season and throughout most of this year, it looked like the Thunderbirds were the runaway favorite to repeat.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

T-Birds win first regional title since 1979
It had been nearly four decades since Lakeland Union High School won a WIAA Regional wrestling championship.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LUHS rips Red Robins on senior night
Lakeland Union High School clinched a share of its second consecutive Great Northern Conference girls' basketball championship on Tuesday at Medford.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lakeland/Tomahawk drops last two games before playoffs
Lakeland/Tomahawk already knows its seed and opponent for the upcoming WIAA girls' hockey playoffs, but it still had two non-conference games to play before that.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Defense leads Lakeland to a pair of wins
Winning the Great Northern Conference is likely out of the question at this point in the season for the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team, but each game left on the schedule is crucial to seeding for the playoffs.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LUHS gets healthier at Ashland invite
ASHLAND - Lakeland Union High School has pushed through the first month and a half of 2018 with just three gymnasts competing thanks to injuries.(subscriber access)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Milestones in Medford
MEDFORD - When Lakeland Union High School hosted Medford a month ago, it was a matchup of the last two unbeaten teams in the Great Northern Conference girls' basketball standings. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 9, 2018

Godfrey's late goal gives Lakeland/Tomahawk a win in GNC finale
Lakeland/Tomahawk entered Tuesday night's Great Northern Conference finale at Rhinelander/Antigo with little on the line. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 9, 2018

Size advantage helps T-Birds turn Hurricanes into a breeze
One of the focuses for the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team this season has been to consistently get the ball into the paint on offense.

The Thunderbirds often have a height and length advantage over their opponents, but sometimes they have a propensity to attempt to live off outside shots. (subscriber access)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ashland scores in the second to axe Lakeland
Lakeland Union High School already knows its seed and opponent for the WIAA boys' hockey playoffs, but on Tuesday night, the Thunderbirds still had one last regular season game to play at Ashland. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 9, 2018

Schlecht dominates Football Prediction Board
Another NFL season is in the books and there was a runaway winner of The Lakeland Times Football Prediction Board. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 Wisconsin High School Nordic Ski State Prediction
The plot thickens. Plans are made and mislaid, truths are perpetuated, or are they? Some of the characters disappear, mysteriously of course, but consistency in the prediction game is never a given, 2018 being no exception. It's been a long year, but you can trust this news, so, let's get to it.
Friday, February 9, 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame took a step in the right direction
One of my favorite parts of Super Bowl week is the night before the actual game.

No, I don't care what players and celebrities are wearing on the red carpet for the NFL Award Show. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announces who will be the newest class of inductees to be enshrined in August. (subscriber access)
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Friday, February 9, 2018

Adult Pond Hockey Championships in Eagle River
The 13th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships will take place on Dollar Lake in Eagle River on Feb. 9 through 11.
Friday, February 9, 2018

Registration is open for 2018 Minocqua Little League
Registration for the 2018 Lakeland Little League is now open online. Parents or guardians interested in registering their son or daughter must register at minocqualittleleague.com before Feb. 28.
Friday, February 9, 2018

Rip, Zip and Sip Fat Bike Race on March 3
On Saturday, March 3, the Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization (LAMBO) will hold its unique fat tire race appropriately named Rip, Zip and Sip. This will be the third year for this fat tire race, held at the Northwoods Zip Line.
Friday, February 9, 2018

LUHS wins second straight GNC title
Lakeland Union High School boys' swimming team was the best team in the Great Northern Conference during the regular season. The Thunderbirds went a perfect 10-0 for the second straight year. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A first time for everything
In 2011-2012, Lakeland Union High School went 1-17 in girls' hockey and 1-11 in the Great Northern Conference, good enough for last place.

Steve Bucklew was hired after the season as the head coach. He had to visit the local elementary schools looking for players just to fill out a roster the following season. (Subscriber Access)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Scandin and Burgess win GNC titles for Lakeland
Lakeland Union High School had a goal of finishing in the top three of the Great Northern Conference wrestling standings at the end of the year. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Another win brings Lakeland one away from GNC crown
Repeating as conference champions is a difficult task to achieve. At the beginning of the seasons, Lakeland Union High School girls' basketball team had some question marks and took its lumps during the early portion of the season. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Benson's big game propels T-Birds past Hodags
Lakeland Union High School has hit the skids recently in boys' hockey thanks to some untimely injuries in a difficult portion of the schedule. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jurries lights up Tomahawk in second half as LUHS pulls away
After a lethargic performance at Northland Pines, the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team wanted to get back on track with a road game against a team at the bottom of the Great Northern Conference. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

LUHS Thunderettes qualify for state
It has been 12 long years since the Lakeland Union High School Thunderette dance team has qualified for State and Jan. 27 they did just that.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lakeland survives a scare from Northland Pines
EAGLE RIVER - Lakeland Union High School lost a heartbreaker last Friday night to Rhinelander. The crowd was raucous, there were Great Northern Conference implications on the line and it was a rival on the basketball court. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018

Hayes and Tiffany set personal records in home finale
The Lakeland Union High School gymnastics team only had three girls healthy enough to compete in the final home meet of the season in a Great Northern Conference dual meet against Chequamegon on Tuesday evening, but it didn't stop the Thunderbirds from putting forth an impressive performance. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018

LUHS skiers sweep Northern Conference meet
Lakeland Union High School's Nordic ski team may not be a big fan of surprises. The Thunderbirds took to the Birkebeiner Trail for the WNSL's Northern Conference championships Tuesday and they came away with yet another dominating win. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018

One win from history
Just three years ago, Lakeland Union High School and Tomahawk combined to go 7-17 in Great Northern Conference girls' hockey play, with the former going 2-10. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018

Those who failed to act in Nassar scandal aren't getting the vitriol they deserve
In November 2011, we saw the unraveling of one of the most prestigious college football programs, guided by a legendary coach, thanks to sexual abuse scandal that rocked the sporting world. (subscriber access)
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Antigo's big third period puts the T-Birds on ice
ANTIGO - The last two weeks of the season have not been kind to the Lakeland Union High School boys' hockey team. (subscriber access)
Friday, February 2, 2018


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