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Lakeland runs over Northland Pines
Evan Verploegh/Lakeland TimesGunnar Weitz takes a cut at the plate during the fourth inning of an April 19 game against Northland Pines. Weitz drove in a run with a groundout during his at bat.
Evan Verploegh/Lakeland Times


Gunnar Weitz takes a cut at the plate during the fourth inning of an April 19 game against Northland Pines. Weitz drove in a run with a groundout during his at bat.

The Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team had no trouble with the Northland Pines Eagles on the road Tuesday. After accumulating 12 runs on 14 hits, the T-Birds secured their first Great Northern Conference victory of the 2016 season. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016


T-Birds clash with Hodags in GNC game
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team took on the Rhinelander Hodags April 26 at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. The T-Birds fell 12-0 in the Great Northern Conference contest as they still look for their first victory of the 2016 season.

Lakeland was unable to garner a hit during the game as they struggled to catch up to Rhinelander starting pitcher Ali Schickert, who finished the game with 11 strikeouts and just two walks in her no-hitter.

Friday, April 29, 2016

LUHS golfers finish sixth in GNC opener
The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team had a tough day as they traveled to Tomahawk on April 26 to compete at the first Great Northern Conference meet of the year at Inshalla Country Club. With a combined score of 373, the T-Birds finished sixth of seven schools in the event.

"It was a tough day for us as evidenced by the scores," Lakeland head coach Scott Howard said. "We kept our heads up though, and we'll learn from it." (subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Baseball: Mosinee beats up Lakeland 13-0
The Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team struggled in all facets on Tuesday as they hosted Mosinee. Lakeland struggled to get their bats going and made some key mistakes on defense as they fell to the Indians 13-0.

Mosinee starting pitcher Bryce Graveen ran through the Lakeland lineup as he racked up six strikeouts, while allowing only four hits in the five inning contest. Graveen, a unanimous first-team all-Great Northern Conference pitcher in 2015, is sure to find himself back on that list in 2016. (subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lakeland loses a heartbreaker
Things appeared to be in good shape for the Lakeland Thunderbird girls' soccer team as they went into halftime with a 1-0 lead. The Rhinelander Hodags, however, found a spark in the second half which led to two goals and the defeat of the T-Birds on Tuesday, April 26 at LUHS. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 29, 2016

New crop of T-Birds shine at Medford track invite
The Lakeland Thunderbird track and field team had the chance to showcase some of its younger athletes in the Medford Invitational on Tuesday. Though the teams didn't sit atop the team standings as per usual, many Lakeland individuals were able to prove themselves on a big stage.

"This was a varsity meet, but we wanted to give our kids the opportunity to compete at that level," head coach Kevin FitzPatrick said. "All of the kids that competed were either JV athletes or third or fourth varsity athletes. We had some kids come away with hardware and it was a good day for everyone."

(subscriber access)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lakeland softball takes on Medford
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team took on the Medford Raiders at home on Thursday. The T-Birds fell 12-1 in the contest.

Jenna Poupart was the starting pitcher for the T-Birds as she struck out two batters and gave up seven hits in the five-inning game.

Lakeland also traveled to Ironwood, Mich., on Friday to take on the L.L. Wright Red Devils in a nonconference game. The high-scoring contest featured a total of 48 runs, though the T-Birds fell 29-19 in the shootout.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

T-Birds go 1-1 in two-game stretch
It was a tale of two games for the Lakeland Union High School baseball team late last week. The T-Birds overcame Tomahawk in a back-and- forth battle on April 21 before falling to D.C. Everest on April 22. Lakeland moved to 4-3 (2-0 Great Northern Conference) following the two-game stretch. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bodewes commits to University of New Hampshire
Lakeland Union High School student-athlete Will Bodewes will continue his journey as a competitive Nordic skier after he graduates this spring. Bodewes has signed his national letter of intent to attend and ski for the University of New Hampshire in Durham. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

T-Birds shut out Red Robins
The Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer team might not have played a perfect game in the eyes of head coach Stephanie Wolf, but the scoreline would say otherwise. During the April 22 matchup with the Red Robins, the T-Birds were able to accumulate five goals in their shutout win at Listle Field. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lakeland netters split home triangular
The Lakeland Thunderbird boys' tennis team hosted a home triangular meet on Thursday, April 21. Taking on Ashland and Newman, the T-Birds fell in the first contest 3-4, but bounced back to take their second match 5-2 on a dreary day at LUHS. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lakeland softball defeated in two games
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team moved a step in the right direction in their contests with Ashland on Monday and Tuesday but could not manage to come away victorious. The T-Birds fell to the Oredockers 23-20 and the Red Robins 12-0. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016

LUHS golf team competes at Chequamegon Bay and Black River
Friday, April 22, 2016

Lakeland track and field takes Mosinee Invite
The LUHS track and field team once again proved itself as a squad to beat when they traveled to Mosinee on Tuesday, April 19 to compete in a six-team invitational. Finishing ahead of the host school, along with Northland Pines, Adams-Friendship, Edgar and Tomahawk in the team scoring, individual T-Birds had a series of outstanding finishes as well. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016

T-Birds struggle against Red Robins
The Lakeland boys' tennis team had a tough day on the courts as they faced a talented Antigo roster. The road match featured just a single win for the T-Birds as they fell 6-1 on a cloudy, blustery day. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016

T-Birds beat Medford, fall to Mosinee
The Lakeland Thunderbird girls soccer team went 1-1 in two Great Northern Conference games on Monday and Tuesday. Traveling for both games, the squad downed Medford and went on to face a narrow loss to Mosinee. (subscriber access)
Friday, April 22, 2016

Sports Recap: Monday, April 18.
A recap of Monday's sports action:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lakeland tennis falls to Rhinelander 6-1
The Lakeland Union High School boys' tennis team was no match for Rhinelander on Thursday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ziebart scores two in T-Bird comeback
The LUHS girls' soccer team might not have come out on top in their opening Great Northern Conference matchup with Northland Pines, but it sure felt that way. After being down 2-0 on their home field Friday, the T-Birds dug deep and managed to tie the game with just minutes to play, earning a 2-2 draw. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lakeland softball in action
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team took the field on April 14 and 15 when they took on Mosinee on the road and Rhinelander at home.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LUHS track and field kicks off outdoor season
The LUHS track and field team continues to up their distances and lower its times. In the first outdoor meet of the year, the T-Birds showed strong yet again as the the girls' finished second and the boys' first in the Medford Early Bird meet. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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