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T-Bird baseball tops Indians
Ben Gauger/Lakeland TimesTate Olson smacks an RBI double in the sixth inning of a Great Northern Conference baseball game at Lakeland Union High School on Tuesday, May 2.
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Tate Olson smacks an RBI double in the sixth inning of a Great Northern Conference baseball game at Lakeland Union High School on Tuesday, May 2.
The Lakeland baseball team avenged a 13-3 loss to Mosinee earlier in the season, defeating the Indians 9-6 Tuesday night in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017


T-Bird track takes regional titles
COLBY - Heading into regionals as one of the favorites, the Lakeland track teams left proving they were just that. Both boys' and girls' teams took titles Monday night, with the boys topping the field with 188 points over Medford's 144, while the girls earned 125.5 points, with Wittenberg-Birnamwood taking second with 123. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

T-Bird golf takes second at regionals
For the seventh time this season, the Thunderbird golf team came up just short of being on top, and for the sixth time, the Thunderbirds were beaten by Great Northern Conference rival Medford. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

T-Bird softball wins first home playoff game since '95
Lakeland Union High School softball's first home playoff game in 22 years was well worth the wait.

Taking on Colby/Abbotsford Tuesday night, the Thunderbirds rallied from an early deficit to win 23-11 in five innings. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mercer throwers dominate at regionals
The Mercer track team is picking up steam at just the right time. Competing in a WIAA Division 3 regional meet Monday at Flambeau, the Tigers took third in the girls' division with 96 points. Chequamegon took first place with 167, while Phillips finished in second with 136. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

LUHS tennis falters at subsectionals
For most of the Lakeland boys tennis team, the season came to an end Monday in a WIAA Division 2 subsectional at Rhinelander High School.

But Aaron Petersen, at No. 1 singles, advanced his way to Wednesdays sectional meet. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 26, 2017

T-Birds top Amherst, fall to Newman
Heading into its final games of the regular season, the Lakeland girls' soccer team split results to start the week, falling to Wausau Newman on Monday before rebounding on Tuesday to top Amherst. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 26, 2017

Youth Football sign-ups Wednesday
It's that time of year again for Lakeland Youth Football sign-up. For those with interest in playing youth football this fall, sign ups will take place at the Brandy Lake Park equipment shed from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Noon Time Hockey seeks goalies, skaters
Noon Time Hockey, a new hockey group in Rhinelander, is looking for members from all around the area - Rhinelander, Minocqua, Eagle River - to join. The group skates from noon to 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

The group will be geared towards those 50 and up, but anyone over the age of 12 is welcome.

Friday, May 26, 2017

LUHS baseball goes 2-1 over weekend
The Lakeland baseball team continued its road of inconsistency this season, coming out with two wins from three games over the weekend - topping Medford 6-2 and Kingsford 3-1 - but with a tough third game loss to Kingsford 5-1. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lakeland golf takes second at final GNC meet
The Thunderbirds finished off their Great Northern Conference meet schedule at Medford's Black River Golf Course on Friday, finishing in second place to the home team, Medford. Lakeland shot 330, while Medford finished with 326. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lakeland softball falls to Medford 4-2
The Thunderbirds softball team started out strongly Friday against Medford, scoring twice in the first inning at Northland Pines High School. Tatum Morris smacked a double line drive to center field, scoring Syerra Farah and Caitlin Hartigan for a 2-0 Thunderbird lead. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

T-Bird soccer ties Pines, falls to Flivvers
The struggles continued for the Lakeland girls' soccer team as it couldn't come away with wins in two games this weekend. On Thursday, the Thunderbirds tied with Northland Pines 2-2 in a non-conference battle, while falling to Kingsford on Friday, 2-0. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NATH hosts golf scramble on June 4
The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing, Inc. (NATH) will host its 7th annual Golf Scramble​ ​on Sunday, June 4 ​at the Northwood Golf Course on Highway 8 West in Rhinelander. A shotgun start at 2 p.m. will kick off the 9-hole, 4-person scramble.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trap victorious at conference
The Lakeland Trap Club took to the Minocqua Gun Club for its conference meet over the weekend, taking first place of seven teams. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pruess's Pub presents charity golf outing on June 11
Pruess's Pub presents the Charity Golf Outing starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, hosted by Trout Lake Golf Course in Arbor Vitae. The event supports the Wisconsin Injured Law Enforcement Officers Resource Council.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

T-Birds upset Ashland, fall in Everest invite
Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer entered the weekend looking to find some consistency. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lakeland softball takes four out of five during weekend stretch
Lakeland Union High School softball has found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard more often than not this season.

The Thunderbirds have lost six games by 10 runs or more this season, but on Thursday, it was a complete change of pace. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

LUHS baseball takes third at home invite
Playing on their home field for an invitational Saturday, the Lakeland baseball team look to take advantage of its home field. The Thunderbirds couldn't manage to topple Chequamegon in the opener, falling 2-1, but came storming back over Ashland in the second game to win 9-2. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Schuman makes Top 25 Native American high school athletes in country
While she is done taking shots for the Thunderbirds, Lakeland girls' basketball player Lilith Schuman isn't quite done getting recognized for the team. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

T-Bird tennis takes fourth at conference tournament
The season could be considered a struggle, starting the season with a less-than-full roster, but the Lakeland boys' tennis team didn't let that get in its way at the Great Northern Conference tournament. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lakeland golf takes second at Rhinelander
In the fifth stage of the Great Northern Conference golf schedule, the Lakeland golf team took second at the Northwood Golf Course in Rhinelander, shooting 354. Medford topped the course with 336. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lakeland looks to continue dominance at GNC meet
The Lakeland Union High School track and field team has played the long game all season. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

LUHS softball hangs close, falls to Tomahawk
TOMAHAWK - As the regular season nears its close, the Lakeland softball team continues to improve. Facing Tomahawk on the road Tuesday night, the Thunderbirds fell 5-2 to the Hatchets. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

T-Bird soccer dominates Antigo 8-0
The Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer team needed a bounce back game following a rough stretch of soccer, and it got it Tuesday night, dominating Antigo on the road 8-0. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Tennis heads into conference looking to compete
On Saturday, the Great Northern Conference tennis meet will take place in Rhinelander, and Lakeland will look to make up ground. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Lakeland splits a pair of GNC games to start the week
Call it deja vu or call it a nightmare, but lightning struck twice in three days for Lakeland on the diamond. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Lakeland golf earns back-to-back runner-up finishes
The Lakeland golf squad took to two courses to begin the week, taking second to Northland Pines for an invite in St. Germain on Monday, while taking second again Tuesday to Antigo for the fourth leg of the Great Northern Conference schedule. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Lakeland girls win, boys earn second at final meet before GNCs
SHAWANO - Just days after competing in the Otto Bacher Invitational, Lakeland Union High School returned to the track to take part in Shawano's Joswiak Invitational. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Mercer track continues strong field results
In another busy week for the Mercer track team, the Tigers took part in two invites, continuing to achieve strong field results along the way. On Monday, Mercer traveled to Ashland, where the girls finished in fourth place. The Tigers also competed in Tomahawk on Tuesday, with the girls again taking fourth. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 12, 2017

GOTR Northwoods 5K Fun Run on May 20
Girls on the Run of the Northwoods will host a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20 at Torpy Park.

Race Village open at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. This race is a timed Fun Run along the Bearskin Trail.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Iron Mike 5K Run to be held May 20
The Iron Mike 5K is designed to honor the legacy of Rhinelander native Mike Webster and his lifelong dedication to the game of football. The Hodag Gridiron Club organizes this event to provide the safest football experience possible, raising awareness of and reducing the impact of concussions on high school football players.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Golf successful in Eagle River, Hayward
The T-Birds golf team keeps chipping away, earning another win in the Great Northern Conference Thursday with a first place finish in Eagle River at the Eagle River Golf Course. Lakeland followed it up with a 10th place finish at the Hayward Invitational on Friday and Saturday, where 24 teams competed from all over the state. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Relay teams set records as LUHS boys' win Otto Bacher, girls' place third
MERRILL - Lakeland Union High School held out some of its upper echelon athletes for last Tuesday's meet at Three Lakes in preparation for the Otto Bacher Invitational. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lakeland splits a pair of weekend games on the pitch
Heading into the weekend, the Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer team desperately needed to get back on track after losing by a combined 16-0 in its previous two games. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lakeland's Lilith Schuman signs with North Dakota State
Lakeland Thunderbird basketball standout Lilith Schuman signed her Letter of Intent with North Dakota State Wednesday afternoon at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LUHS baseball drops three straight in tough weekend
It wasn't a weekend meant to be for the Lakeland baseball team. The Thunderbirds took on tough Great Northern Conference opponents, coming up short in all three games. Dropping a doubleheader to Antigo on Thursday, 7-2 and 10-3, the Thunderbirds were upended by Rhinelander Saturday 6-4. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

T-Bird softball tops Rib Lake, falls to Antigo
The Lakeland softball teamed earned a fourth win on the season Friday night. The Thunderbirds defeated Rib Lake 11-1 at home, following a pair of losses to Great Northern Conference opponent Antigo on Thursday night, falling 11-1 and 11-3. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

T-Bird tennis falls in Antigo doubleheader
Robins appeared to be stronger than Thunderbirds Thursday night as the Lakeland boys' tennis team took on Antigo in a doubleheader due to weather makeups. The Red Robins took both duals over the Thunderbirds, 7-0 and 6-1.

Head coach Ted Dasler said the idea of a doubleheader wasn't ideal, but was necessary at this point in the season. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Get Your K's On Run results
The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club announces that the Kiwanis "Get Your K's On Run" was a huge success. The 102 runners who defied the weather's challenge with Wednesday's snowfall showed up raring to go on Saturday. The sponsors' generosity was again phenomenal this year.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Young Lakeland runners fare well at Three Lakes Invite
With the Otto Bacher Invitational at Merrill High School looming on Friday, another opportunity popped up for young runners for the Lakeland Union High School track and field team Tuesday. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 5, 2017


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