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September 23, 2017

Early goal by Evenhouse lifts LUHS past Mosinee
The 2017 season assuredly didn't start the way the Lakeland Union High School boys' soccer team had expected it to. The squad was ravaged by injuries and some inexperience, resulting in a six-game losing streak at one point. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017


T-Birds give Mosinee a run for its money in defeat
Lakeland Union High School had suffered four consecutive losses in Great Northern Conference play, including two at the first GNC meet on Saturday. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Lakeland tennis plays well in loss to Medford
It may have taken an extra day due to rain, but Lakeland Union High School hosted Medford in Great Northern Conference girls' tennis action. It was actually the makeup date of a makeup date from the a rainout earlier this season. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Diamond Blades approved as club by LUHS
Lakeland Union High School recently approved a new club. This year the school will field a figure skating team, dubbed the Northwoods Diamond Blades. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Discipline is key to T-Birds' upset bid
The mood circulating around River Valley Bank Field after Lakeland Union High School's loss to Mosinee on the gridiron last Friday was pessimistic at best. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Baseball's steroid era looms over current home run uptick
While NFL and college football seasons are in full swing, the Major League Baseball regular season is winding to a close. It's not unusual for fans to take a break in the final month of the season before the playoffs begin, but this year there is more reason to watch than usual, but still hasn't drawn fans to do so. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 22, 2017

Berry Bog 5K Jog to be held Oct. 7
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and the Christ Lutheran Church Youth Group are inviting walkers, joggers and runners to enter the Berry Bog 5K Jog (run/walk).
Friday, September 22, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. 23
On Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Rhinelander High School, the Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place along a choice of a 3-mile or 1-mile route, rain or shine.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Mercer/Butternut football hosts golf scramble
The Mercer/Butternut Pioneer football team fundraiser golf scramble was held at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer on Sunday with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Run the Iron Belle Trail on Sept. 23
The year 2017 is the inaugural year for a series of races along the Iron Belle Trail in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These races will take place on Sept. 23.
Friday, September 22, 2017

LUHS demolishes Colby for first win of season
Last season, Lakeland Union High School won just one girls' swimming dual meet in the Great Northern Conference. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lakeland tennis improves in defeat
The Lakeland Union High School tennis team has had a rough go of it in recent weeks when it comes to wins and losses. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FitzPatrick wins Smiley in record time
The 60th edition of the Smiley Invitational was held Saturday at American Legion Golf Course in Wausau and Lakeland Union High School made a major splash. (subscriber access)
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LUHS soccer has new life after snapping skid
Lakeland Union High School hasn't had the type of soccer season it expected coming into the fall thanks to a variety of key injuries. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mistakes cause Lakeland to let Mosinee slip by
It's not often a team can allow 50 points and 463 yards, while playing without a starting quarterback and still feel like they let the game slip away. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LUHS drops a pair at GNC volleyball meet
After a pair of back-to-back losses to Medford and Antigo, Lakeland Union High School headed into the first Great Northern Conference meet of the season at Mosinee looking to bounce back. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

T-Birds seek revenge
Lakeland Union High School hasn't made an appearance in the WIAA Football Playoffs since 2009. The last two years the Mosinee Indians have kept the Thunderbirds out, winning on the final play, in the final regular season game of the year. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

T-Bird tennis gets blanked by Antigo
Lakeland Union High School's young tennis team continued its growing pains on Tuesday evening as it hosted the Great Northern Conference leader, Antigo. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Losing streak extends to six for LUHS soccer
Lakeland Union High School entered the week looking to snap a five-game losing streak on the soccer pitch by making the drive to Portage County Soccer Complex in Stevens Point to battle Amherst. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 15, 2017

Antigo tops T-Birds in three sets
After competing in the Ashland Invitational over the weekend, Lakeland Union High School got back into its Great Northern Conference volleyball schedule Tuesday night by making the trek to Antigo. (subscriber access)
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Gauntlet race concludes Eagle River Speedway season
The old movie "Animal House" came to life last Friday night for the final race of the 2017 season at Eagle River Speedway.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Sometimes adults ruin it for everyone
With less than seven minutes left in the game last Friday night, Antigo quarterback Matt Winter dropped back to pass and connected with his tight end Hunter Bolson for a 19-yard touchdown.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Circle of Life 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 16
The Circle of Life 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Kiddie Race will take place in downtown Lac du Flambeau on Saturday, Sept. 16. This race is in collaboration with the annual Wild Rice Fest.
Friday, September 15, 2017

LUHS finishes tough week in the pool with some fun
After a week off from competition, Lakeland Union High School returned to the pool late in the week, first with the first home dual meet of the season against Tomahawk on Thursday and then in the Hodag Relays at Rhinelander on Saturday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lakeland drops two more on the soccer pitch
Lakeland Union High School endured a brutal week on the soccer pitch in a variety of ways. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

T-Bird tennis youngsters continue to improve
Lakeland Union High School had a busy week on the tennis courts. The Thunderbirds were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader on Tuesday at Phillips, but that match was rained out. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MOMENTUM KILLER
ANTIGO - Momentum is a critical aspect of high school sports. It can allow a less talented team to hang around in a game against a more talented team and it can quickly turn a game between evenly matched teams into a blowout. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lakeland starts week with tough loss but bounces back at invitational
Lakeland Union High School got its first volleyball win of the season last week against Tomahawk and it was hoping the momentum would carry over into the end of this week with a match against Medford and then at the Ashland Invitational on Saturday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mercer tops Mellen, takes third at invite
Mercer Public School had some early jitters to open its Indianhead Conference volleyball schedule on Thursday at Mellen. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday golf
Robert Schroeder of Minocqua celebrated his 99th birthday by playing golf with his four sons at Trout Lake recently. Pictured, from left around Schroeder, are sons Bob, Jim, Tom and John.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lakeland looks to string together another GNC win at Antigo
Lakeland Union High School opened its Great Northern Conference schedule with a bang by snapping a seven-year losing streak to Medford last Friday. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Opening week of college football exemplifies reasons for not paying players
Opening week of college football exemplifies reasons for not paying players

College football returned last weekend and it was as fascinating as ever. Many of the games delivered exciting games, and obviously Wisconsin fans got a treat on Friday night.

Friday, September 8, 2017

T-Birds show improvement in non-conference loss
Lakeland Union High School opened the boys' soccer season with a win, but since then the team has hit the skids, losing three of its last four, with a tie in the middle. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Young runners gain experience in Marshfield invite
With a quick turnaround after the Homestead Highlander Invitational on Friday, Lakeland Union High School opted to once again give its young performers a chance to race Tuesday as the majority of runners recovered from Homestead. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 8, 2017

Mercer dominates Phelps triangular
The Mercer volleyball team remained hot by winning the Phelps triangular on Tuesday without dropping a set.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Register to Learn to Skate at Eagle River Ice Arena
The Eagle River Figure Skating Club invites everyone to learn to skate or to increase skating skills in the Basic Skills Group Lessons Program.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Mercer volleyball holds ninth annual golf scramble fundraiser
The Mercer School volleyball team held its ninth annual fundraiser golf scramble on Friday, Sept. 1, at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer under beautiful skies. Funds earned from this golf tourney are used for volleyball equipment.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Eagle River Speedway crowns champions
Eagle River Speedway crowned five new class champions last Friday night.

In the WISSOTA Midwest Modified class, it was the first time since 2012 someone other than Michigan's Jesse Aho put his name in the record books. It was another Western Upper Peninsula racer who claimed the point's championship - Wakefield's Marcus Dunbar.

Friday, September 8, 2017

STREAK SNAPPED
TOMAHAWK - Wins in the Great Northern Conference have been tough to come by for Lakeland Union High School since 2013. The Thunderbirds entered the 2017 volleyball season with just two in the past four years, with the last GNC win coming on Sept. 15, 2015 against Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LUHS tennis drops third straight
MEDFORD - After dropping two consecutive girls' tennis dual meets within the Great Northern Conference, Lakeland Union High School looked to get back on track with a trip to Medford on Thursday evening. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LUHS cross country learns about its team at Homestead invite
SAUKVILLE - The Lakeland Union High School cross country team began its Labor Day weekend by competing in the Homestead Highlander at Tendick Park against some of the top teams in the state. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017


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