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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.
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

Soccer struggles continue for LUHS in loss to Hodags
RHINELANDER - Lakeland Union High School had aspirations of competing for a Great Northern Conference boys' soccer title this season. Those hopes took a hit in the first game of the season when star Kieran Mullen went down with a leg injury.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Rising to the occasion
Imagine a team that ran more than twice as many plays as its opponent. That team also gained twice as many yards and held the ball for more than three quarters of game time. The odds that team would lose the game are slim to none, right? (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

T-Birds swim strong in defeat
RHINELANDER - Prior to the season, new Lakeland Union High School girls' swimming head coach Chris Garcia stated she believed her team could finish in the top three of the Great Northern Conference standings. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LUHS gives young runners opportunity at Mosinee Invite
WAUSAU - Coming off of a big performance at the Glenn Herold Invitational in Watertown on Saturday and a big race at Homestead tonight, Lakeland Union High School decided to rest its top runners at the Mosinee Invitational on Tuesday at Nine Mile County Park. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Pines takes advantage of slow start by LUHS in GNC opener
During the Hodag Invitational over the weekend, Lakeland Union High School struggled on the soccer pitch with physicality and ball possession in the absence of standout Kieran Mullen in the lineup. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Land O'Lakes native Ramesh happy with his role as a Badger
Fullback used to be a position of glory in football. Jim Brown, Franco Harris, Larry Csonka and Jim Taylor ran their way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Lakeland gets blanked by Rhinelander on tennis courts
Less than three weeks into the season Lakeland Union High School has already had to endure a daunting start to the Great Northern Conference girls' tennis season. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Minocqua Post 89 puts four on All-GNLC squad
The Great Northern Legion Conference has released its all-conference baseball team and a quartet of Minocqua Post 89 players made the list. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Snowhawks end season with a walk-off win
LAKE TOMAHAWK - As Labor Day approaches, it means the summer is coming to an end, along with another season of snowshoe baseball. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Pure Stock title to come down to the wire at Eagle River Speedway
With only one point race remaining, the point championship in the WISSOTA Pure Stock class at Eagle River Speedway is still up for grabs.
Friday, September 1, 2017

Lakeland opens GNC play against Medford
Sometimes emotions fluctuate week-to-week in high school football.

One week after Lakeland Union High School began its week of preparations elated, it looks to build its way back up after suffering a blowout loss on the road at Bloomer last Friday. (Subscriber access)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Badgers need to beat the big boys in Big Ten to get respect
Rejoice, the college football season is back. That means Wisconsin football is also ready to open its 2017 campaign tonight against Utah State. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 1, 2017

Wolfman Triathlon set for Sept. 9
Saturday, Sept. 9, marks the 23rd annual Wolfman Triathlon, a unique off road triathlon of kayaking, mountain biking and running, which highlights the rugged and beautiful terrain of the Langlade County and the Wolf River.
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Manitowish Waters Bad Dash takes place Sept. 2
The Northwoods Bad-Dash is a 4-mile adventure run in Manitowish WatersI on Saturday, Sept. 2. The course features 12 obstacles, including a mud crawl, cargo net and fish crib climb and much more.
Friday, September 1, 2017

T-Birds drop one, tie one at Hodag Invite
RHINELANDER - Lakeland Union High School won its first game of the season on the boys' soccer pitch on Tuesday, but it came at a price. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017


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