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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.
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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-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

Lakeland softball falls to Antigo
The Lakeland Thunderbird softball team has stepped up their play in recent weeks but still struggle to find the win column. The Antigo Red Robins had no problem with the T-Birds on Thursday, May 12, winning 11-0.

Hallie Kalmakoff was on the mound for the T-Birds and had success against the solid hitting Red Robin offense. The game stood at 5-0 through the fourth inning before Antigo exploded in the fifth for six runs. Kalmakoff finished the game with two strikeouts, four walks and 12 allowed hits in the contest. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LUHS track sweeps Shawano Invite
The Lakeland Thunderbird track and field team heads into next week's Great Northern Conference meet with a full head of steam following its second straight varsity sweep on Tuesday at the Shawano Invitational. The boys' squad accumulated 212 points, while the girls' team came in with 183.5 to head home victorious. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2016

T-Birds handle Cardinals 4-1
The Lakeland Thunderbird girls' soccer team took on Newman Catholic High School of Wausau on Tuesday for their second straight meeting between the squads in Great Northern Conference play. Lakeland beat Newman on Friday, May 6 at home and had a similar result when they traveled to Newman, winning 4-1. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2016

Wausau East rallies late, beats Lakeland baseball 4-2
The Lakeland Thunderbird baseball team looked to be in good shape until a three-run sixth inning for the Wausau East Lumberjacks put the game in the hands of the opposition. The T-Birds fell by a score of 2-4 Tuesday at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2016

T-Bird softball falls to GNC-leading Mosinee
Lakeland Thunderbird softball battled hard Tuesday in a home game with the Great Northern Conference-leading Mosinee. After the Indians broke the game open with a six-run second inning, the T-Birds could not crawl back, falling 2-13.

Hallie Kalmakoff was on the rubber for Lakeland and pitched the full five innings. Kalmakoff gave up 14 hits while striking out one batter and walking six. (subscriber access)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lakeland to host GNC tennis meet Saturday
The Lakeland Thunderbird boys' tennis team will host the upcoming Great Northern Conference meet Saturday. After an up and down regular season combined, Lakeland will hope to ramp up its play as they head into the five-team meet. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2016

Lakeland golf team on the upswing
The Lakeland Thunderbird golf team had a rough start to their 2016 season. A combination of a youthful team and some tough breaks, the T-Birds struggled to turn in scores that head coach Scott Howard knew it was capable of. Things took a turn for the better earlier this week as Lakeland turned in a couple solid performances at St. Germain Golf Club and Bass Lake in Deerbrook. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 13, 2016


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