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Regional champs!
COLBY - The Lakeland Thunderbird track and field team has for their first time in its storied history taken both the boys' and girls' regional title in the same year. On Monday, May 23 the T-Birds made the trek to Colby High School and came home with some new hardware to add to the trophy case.

"Track and field at Lakeland is a team sport and it requires everybody's effort to do what we did," Lakeland head coach Kevin FitzPatrick said.

Friday, May 27, 2016

T-Birds tennis battles at subsectional
APPLETON - The Lakeland Thunderbird boys' tennis team came into the 2016 season knowing an uphill battle was to ensue. Despite a group of young, inexperienced players, the T-Birds fought throughout the season and the subsectional meet, hosted by Xavier at the Fox Cites Racquet Club, was a telling sign of just of the team's progress. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 27, 2016

T-Bird golf season ends in soggy Ashland
ASHLAND - The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team made the best of what turned into a near unplayable situation. Rain fell heavily and steadily for much of the T-Bird players' front nine's during the WIAA division 2 regional meet at Chequamegon Bay in Ashland and resulted in very difficult scoring conditions.

"I'm not a player or a coach to make excuses but we got a pretty bad deal going off early in the morning," Lakeland head coach Scott Howard said. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lakeland soccer falls to Kingsford 1-2
Despite a strong defensive effort, a late goal was too much for the Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer team to overcome as it fell to Kingsford, Mich., 1-2 Tuesday in Minocqua.

"It was an impressive game from both teams," Lakeland head coach Stephanie Wolf said. "Kingsford came out, we bodied up and were prepared to win every single ball. We caught on and began to match their aggressive play but it took us a little bit to get going." (subscriber access)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lakeland trap team competes in Boulder Junction
The Lakeland Thunderbird trap shooting team competed in the 2016 NWCTC North Division Shootout Saturday, May 21 at the Boulder Junction Shooting Range.

Highlights from the event included Madison Jakubek winning the junior varsity division, Chase Cantor finishing sixth and Sam Pagels placing 19th.

Michael Schrom finished fifth place in the varsity division with Kyle Wuestenhagen placing sixth and Jacob Pagels 16th. Andrea Kohl finished in seventh in the girls' varsity division.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Book closed on 2016 T-Bird softball
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball season has come to a close following a 3-19 loss in the first round of the WIAA Division 2 regional softball playoffs Tuesday at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High in Galesville.

The T-Birds struggled during their season, finishing the year with a 3-17 overall record but made some significant strides forward throughout their 2016 campaign.

Lakeland will look to expand upon their win total for the 2017 season as head coach Dean Parris will head into his 11th year leading the Thunderbirds.

Evan Verploegh may be reached via email at sports@lakelandtimes.com.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lakeland girls' basketball team to hold camps throughout the summer
Lakeland Union High girls' varsity basketball head coach Melissa Ouimette is offering three separate opportunities during the summer.

Focusing on skill development, the first option of the summer will run six sessions on June 6, 14, 20, 21, 29 and 30. These six sessions will focus on skill development and small group scrimmage at all levels and will be lead by Ouimette and other high school staff and coaches.

Friday, May 27, 2016

T-Bird golf caps regular season
The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team has come on very strong in recent weeks. That hard work manifested itself in a third-place finish at the final Great Northern Conference meet at Northwood Golf Course on Friday. The team's best finish at a GNC meet in 2016, the T-Birds vaulted from sixth to fourth in the final conference standings.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hodags run over T-Birds
The Lakeland Thunderbird girls' soccer team was handed a bitter loss on Friday, May 20 as they made the short trek down State Highway 47 to Rhinelander High to take on the Hodags. The home team had no trouble on parents' night, downing the T-Birds 5-0.

"We began to play better in the second half and started to develop some more control with the ball, but we just weren't on our game," Lakeland head coach Stephanie Wolf said. "I thought we were chasing the ball a little too much and not working together to push the ball up field." (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

T-Birds drop three straight
The Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team had a tough three game stretch that included a 5-4 loss to Mosinee on Thursday, May 19 along with two dropped doubleheader games on May 20 in Merrill. With the regular season now in the books, Lakeland will now look to bounce back in postseason play. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lakeland softball grabs third win
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team nabbed their third win of the 2016 season defeating the Northland Pines Eagles 15-11 Thursday at Lakeland Union High School. It was the second win of the season for the T-Birds over their Great Northern Conference rivals.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Victory for the T-Birds
RHINELANDER - The Lakeland High School track and field team once again is the toast of the Great Northern Conference.

The Thunderbirds dominated Tuesday to sweep the boys' and girls' titles as the Great Northern Conference meet at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander. It was Lakeland's seventh straight boys' GNC outdoor title. The T-Birds girls have won the conference outdoor three times in the last four years. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 20, 2016

T-Birds bounce back with two wins
After getting outscored 17-1 in its previous three contest, the Lakeland Union High School girls' soccer team bounced back earlier this week, defeating Amherst 5-4 and Antigo 4-0 in two home games. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lakeland golf team claws back
The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team recovered from a couple tough meets to finish fourth in the sixth leg of the Great Northern Conference tournament on May 16 in Medford and third at a May 17 tournament in Rhinelander. With the season winding down, the T-Birds are trending up at the right time. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 20, 2016

Tomahawk nips Lakeland in extras
The Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team fell in a tight matchup with the Tomahawk Hatchets on Tuesday at LUHS. The game featured a combined 21 hits, 13 runs and Lakeland overcome a five-run deficit, but Tomahawk scratched across a run in the eight to win 7-6. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 20, 2016

Lakeland tennis finishes third in the GNC
The Lakeland Thunderbird boys' tennis team had a busy stretch to close out its 2016 conference season. After a make-up dual meet with Rhinelander Wednesday and two with Phillips Thursday, the T-Birds competed at the Great Northern Conference meet on Saturday, May 14 at Rhinelander High School where they finished in third place. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lakeland looks for titles at GNC meet
The Lakeland Thunderbird track and field team has established itself as the program to beat in the upcoming Great Northern Conference meet at Rhinelander High School on Tuesday. With depth on both sides, the T-Birds have strong candidates in each element and head coach Kevin FitzPatrick is hoping to come away with nothing less than a conference championship. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lakeland routs Northland Pines 19-3
Feeding off of the bat of shortstop Jack Melms, the Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team had no trouble taking down Great Northern Conference opponents Northland Pines on Thursday. Lakeland generated 13 hits in the huge 19-3 home victory over the Eagles.

"It was about time for Jack and he would say that too,"  Lakeland head coach Mike Wilhelm said. "I've been waiting for Jack to get hot all year long. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LUHS golf finishes sixth at Timber Ridge
The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team competed in its home Great Northern Conference meet at Timber Ridge on Thursday, May 12 and in a two-man best ball tournament at Merrill Golf Course on Saturday, May 14. Though the squad struggled in overall scoring, head coach Scott Howard said he is continually encouraged by the dedication and work ethic his team has shown. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lakeland soccer drops three straight
The Lakeland Thunderbird girls' soccer team had a gritty battle with the Mosinee Indians on Thursday at LUHS before traveling to D.C. Everest in Weston on Saturday for two tough games. The busy stretch for the T-Birds was not kind as they fell to Mosinee 1-0, Prairie School 10-1 and Holmen 6-0. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016


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