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Border Bash
ABOVE: Clara Schroeder rises for a jump shot against Rhinelander during a regional playoff game this winter. BELOW: Levi Herrick skies to the rim during a game against Mosinee this winter.Photos by Evan Wixom/Lakeland Times

ABOVE: Clara Schroeder rises for a jump shot against Rhinelander during a regional playoff game this winter. BELOW: Levi Herrick skies to the rim during a game against Mosinee this winter.

Photos by Evan Wixom/Lakeland Times

A pair of Lakeland basketball standouts will have another opportunity to hit the court later this year when they take part in the Kiwanis Classic Border Bash High School All-Star Game. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 24, 2015


Weather wipes out Monday-Tuesday sports schedule

While most spring sports events have gone off without a hitch so far this year — a vastly different story than a year ago — the weather took a turn earlier this week forcing all of Monday and Tuesday’s sports action to be postponed or canceled. (Public access)


Friday, April 24, 2015

T-Bird golfers place at Ashland, Medford invites

This season, the Lakeland golf team is only starting four varsity players — so every shot counts. (Subscriber access)



Friday, April 24, 2015

Lakeland boys win first outdoor meet, girls fourth

Traveling to Medford for that school’s annual “Early Bird” meet, the Lakeland boys came away with a convincing win, while the girls, with their small numbers, finished strong in fourth place. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lakeland tennis tops Medford

The Lakeland boys’ tennis team picked up another conference dual win Thursday, sweeping the singles matches and taking two of three doubles matches on the way to a 6-1 victory over Medford. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

T-Bird soccer cruises past Wausau Newman

The Lakeland girls’ soccer team picked up its second straight shutout victory Thursday night, defeating Wausau Newman 4-0 on the road. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lakeland baseball splits pair of non-conference games

In a pair of non-conference games last week, the Lakeland baseball team split, losing to Merrill Thursday, but rebounding with a win over Phillips Friday night. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lakeland area Special Olympics basketball team earns gold

The Lakeland Lakers capped off a great season by winning first place in Division 8 at the Special Olympics Wisconsin State Indoor basketball tournament held April 11 and 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Kolf Center. 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shoutouts & Callouts

Each year I keep track mentally of the games that were my favorites to watch, as a sportswriter and fan. Last Tuesday provided a new leader in the clubhouse which will be difficult to top, even though the team I follow lost. (Subscriber access) 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Walk-off winners

Getting a chance to hit a walk-off game winner doesn’t happen too often. 

Getting two opportunities in the same game — for the same player? Almost unheard of. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 17, 2015

Lakeland girls' soccer picks up second conference win

One goal was all Lakeland needed Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds picked up a win over conference foe Northland Pines and moved to 2-0 in the Great Northern Conference early in the 2015 season. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 17, 2015

T-Bird softball team wins at Hayward, falls to Rhinelander

The Lakeland Union High School varsity softball team split a pair of games early this week, picking up a 14-11 win at Hayward Monday, April 13, but falling 15-0 at Rhinelander on Tuesday, April 14. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 17, 2015

Tennis sweeps Phillips 7-0

The Lakeland boys’ tennis team made quick work of Phillips Tuesday afternoon, earning a 7-0 sweep with wins across the board.


Friday, April 17, 2015

LUHS boys win, girls take second at T-Bird Invite

The Lakeland Union High School boys’ track team ran away with first place at the 17th annual T-Bird Invitational held Saturday, April 11, inside the LUHS fieldhouse. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lakeland girls' soccer opens season 2-1 on the road

The Lakeland girls’ soccer team opened the 2015 season with a trio of games on the road, beginning with a pair of wins Thursday and Friday before falling Saturday. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lakeland tennis takes two matches against D.C. Everest

Lakeland boys’ tennis defeated D.C. Everest 6-1 in a dual match on Saturday, April 11 at D.C. Everest. It was the team’s first match of the 2015 season. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thunderbirds drop doubleheader to River Valley

The Lakeland baseball team took a trip south over the weekend to get a couple of games in and take advantage of the warmth in the southern half of the state. The boys traveled to River Valley, but fell in both games of a doubleheader, 15-2 and 12-2. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

T-Birds fall in season opener

The Lakeland baseball team couldn’t keep the momentum rolling after a two-run first inning Tuesday night at Medford, and fell 5-2 to the Raiders in the first game of the season. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 10, 2015

Veteran team returns for Lakeland baseball

The 2015 version of Lakeland baseball will have few strangers to the varsity level. With a couple of four-year starters returning, and plenty of varsity experience all around, the Thunderbirds look poised for a big year in 2015. (Subscriber access)


Friday, April 10, 2015

Girls soccer returns a wealth of talent

Expectations are high for the 2015 Lakeland girls soccer team, as the team returns a majority of its players from last year’s 9-10-5 team that lost 1-0 to West Salem in the regional final. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lakeland boys continue indoor season at Warhawk Invite

The Lakeland boys’ track team, or at least a small portion of it, continued its indoor season at Saturday’s WFTA State Indoor Championship meet held at UW-Whitewater. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Registration now open for 'running fools'

Join 1,000 costumed “fools” as they run through the streets and trails of Minocqua at the stroke of midnight Saturday, April 11. 


Monday, April 6, 2015

'Get Your K's On' to be held April 25

The Lakeland Area Kiwanis Club are once again hosting the “Get Your K’s On Run,” a 1-5-10K run this year. The 2015 edition of the event will be held April 25 at 1 p.m. at the Minocqua Park on State Highway 70 West. This run be a timed event in all categories. 


Monday, April 6, 2015

Historical season for girls hoops
For many people, the success the Lakeland girls basketball team experienced this season came mostly as a surprise.  (Subscriber access).
Friday, April 3, 2015

Girls hockey season meant more than wins and losses
At the team banquet following the Lakeland girls hockey team’s 2013-14 season, there were questions if LUHS would even be able to field a team this year. (Subscriber access).
Friday, April 3, 2015

Many former T-Birds are competing at the next level. Here’s how in-season Lakeland alumni are performing in collegiate athletics. (Subscriber access).
Friday, April 3, 2015

'I'm very humbled'
In the fall of 1993, the Lakeland Union football team was under the guidance of first-year coach Don Scharbarth. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scott breaks own high jump record at T-Bird Invite
Two high school meets, two school records. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kellen Anderson steps down as girls basketball coach
Kellen Anderson’s most successful season as Lakeland girls basketball coach will be his last. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Setting the bar: Schilling, Scott break school records at Point Invitational
Two new school records highlighted action for the Lakeland boys and girls track teams last weekend at the season-opening Point Invitational at UW-Stevens Point. (Subscriber access).
Friday, March 27, 2015

Gymnastics team continued to make strides this season
The Lakeland gymnastics team continued the multi-year process of showing progress and improvement during the 2014-15 season. (Subscriber access).
Friday, March 27, 2015

North Lakeland Pee Wee's take third at state
After a tough loss in the semifinals at the Pee Wee 4A state tournament, North Lakeland coach Neil Wallace knew his team would bounce back in the third-place game Sunday. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monumental year for LUHS Nordic Ski
Prior to the start of the Nordic ski season last November, coach Mike Bolger knew both his teams — especially the boys — were going to be strong. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

College Checkup: Kevin Bolger 16th at NCAA Ski Championships
Many former T-Birds are competing at the next level. Here’s how in-season Lakeland alumni are performing in collegiate athletics. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Indoor track season begins today
The Lakeland track and field team never has to worry about the outside weather when it comes to its indoor season. But this year, the T-Birds and coach Kevin FitzPatrick are dealing with a different factor that has thrown off the usual schedule. (Subscriber access).
Friday, March 20, 2015

FitzPatrick and Bodewes compete at Junior Nationals
Lakeland Union juniors Will Bodewes and Mack FitzPatrick have accumulated a plethora of awards and honors in the Nordic ski world. (Subscriber access).
Friday, March 20, 2015

North Lakeland Pee Wees preparing for state tournament
Last year, the North Lakeland Pee Wee hockey team had to travel over 200 miles and more than three hours to the state tournament in Manitowoc. (Public access).
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lakeland Squirt A's finish second in state
It may not be the outcome the Lakeland Squirt A’s wanted, but coach Gary Olson said the lessons his team learned in its state title game loss to Waupun  will go a long way to the team’s success. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Journey to state
The Lakeland eighth-grade traveling basketball team will end their season this year at the Wisconsin State Tournament March 28-29 in Stevens Point and Mosinee. (Public access).
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Vote for the Lakeland Thunderbird in the 2015 Mascot Challenge
Voting is underway in the 2015 Frontier Communications Mascot Challenge, hosted by wissports.com. (Public access).
Monday, March 16, 2015

Winter Sports Wrap Up
As I sit here typing, it’s a balmy 42 degrees outside, which feels like a heatwave compared to what we’ve been subjected to over the past several months. (Subscriber access).
Friday, March 13, 2015


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