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January 16, 2018

Second half surge
Photo by Nick Sabato/Lakeland Times

Lakeland’s Connor Evenhouse leaves Mosinee’s Oliver Barnes (32) flailing after a post move during the second half of an 85-75 Great Northern Conference win on Friday, Jan. 12.
Photo by Nick Sabato/Lakeland Times

Lakeland’s Connor Evenhouse leaves Mosinee’s Oliver Barnes (32) flailing after a post move during the second half of an 85-75 Great Northern Conference win on Friday, Jan. 12.
On Friday, Jan. 5, the feeling around the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team was frustration. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Pines steamrolls Lakeland thanks to five-goal first period
Lakeland Union High School boys' hockey has had its growing pains throughout the season. It was to be expected given the young talent on the roster, but the Thunderbirds have been playing good hockey during the last month. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Land O'Lakes' Ramesh set to begin his path to the 2018 NFL Draft
EAGLE RIVER - While many college football stars will be poked and prodded - literally and metaphorically - leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft at the end of April, there are others who will be going through the same process under the radar. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wohlleber's hat trick leads T-Birds to a road win
CHIPPEWA FALLS - Lakeland/Tomahawk hasn't had much success on the road during its existence in girls' hockey play. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

T-Birds top Mosinee to stay unbeaten at halfway mark of GNC slate
Lakeland Union High School had one more team to face to complete the first go-round of Great Northern Conference girls' basketball play and it was a team the Thunderbirds faced three times last season: Mosinee. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lakeland falls one point shy of winning Ashland invite
ASHLAND - After a disappointing finish to a Great Northern Conference dual meet against Medford on Tuesday, Lakeland Union High School wrestlers returned to the mat looking to right the ship at the Ashland Northland Invitational on Saturday. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lakeland falls to Medford in pin parade
Lakeland Union High School is looking to make its move into the top half of the Great Northern Conference wrestling standings this season.

The Thunderbirds have competed with some of the top teams in the conference thus far and had another opportunity to get over the hump Tuesday in a dual meet against the defending GNC champions, Medford. (subscriber access)

Friday, January 12, 2018

LUHS grinds out a win against a physical Antigo team
Last Friday night, Lakeland Union High School squared off against the only remaining fellow unbeaten in the Great Northern Conference and on Tuesday, the Thunderbirds faced a team in the basement of the conference when it made the trip to Antigo. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 12, 2018

Lakeland tops Mosinee to set up rematch with Pines
MOSINEE - Before a much-awaited rematch against Northland Pines looming on Saturday, Lakeland Union High School had to get through Great Northern Conference boys' hockey foe Mosinee on the road Tuesday night. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 12, 2018

T-Birds sweep Hodag Challenge
RHINELANDER - For just the second time this season, Lakeland Union High School competed in a Nordic ski race, this time braving the bitter cold temperatures to take part in the Hodag Challenge at Rhinelander. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 12, 2018

An injury to keep Ritchie out of World Championships
With the 55th annual AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River around the corner, Minocqua native Matt Ritchie was primed to put on a show. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 12, 2018

Vintage World Championship Snowmobile Derby this weekend
The Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby has endured 55 years of the best snowmobile racers in the world competing for the title "World Champion." In the small town of Eagle River, known as the "Snowmobile Capital of the World," this event is the largest winter sports event in the midwest.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Benson and Toijala tally five points apiece in T-Bird romp
PARK FALLS - Lakeland has played a number of tough outings through 13 games this season, but the 14th and first of 2018 turned out to be anything but. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lakeland falls to Rhinelander, places seventh at Merrill Invite
Following a good performance at the Northern Badger Tournament during the holiday break, Lakeland Union High School competed in a Great Northern Conference dual meet at Rhinelander on Thursday, before competing in another invitational at Merrill on Saturday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

T-Birds come out flat in pivotal GNC loss to Pines
Lakeland/Tomahawk has never won a Great Northern Conference girls' hockey championship, but on Saturday night at Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena, the Thunderbirds had a chance to take a stranglehold on the conference standings. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

LUHS gets knocked out by Medford in slugfest
In tight games, the difference between winning and losing is often the little plays. The team that can come up with the most loose balls, the most rebounds and the most smart plays - or winning plays - down the stretch, is going to come away with the win. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'Downtown' Abby
In 1984, a gallon of gas cost $1.10, a movie ticket was $2.50 and Lakeland Union High School sophomore Abby Parris was almost two decades away from being born when Holly Smigaj set the school record for points in a girls' basketball game. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lakeland sets records at Ashwaubenon Invite
Lakeland Union High School boys' swim team took to the pool for the first time in 2018.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

LUHS gymnasts turn in best score of season in defeat
After two weeks off, Lakeland Union High School was finally back in gymnastics competition Tuesday night for its first Great Northern Conference dual meet of the season. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

Portage wins Lakeland Holiday Classic as T-Birds falter down the stretch
Lakeland Union High School took its six-game winning streak into the finals of its girls' basketball Holiday Classic last Friday night against Portage. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

Lakeland takes eighth in D1 at Northern Badger
While many people were using the holiday break for rest and relaxation, the Lakeland Union High School wrestling team made the trip to River Falls High School for the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic - its biggest of the regular season - last Thursday and Friday. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

LUHS defense doesn't transition well in first game of 2018
MERRILL - Since its lopsided loss to Rhinelander in early December, Lakeland Union High School had won four of its last five games heading into 2018. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

T-Birds take third at Culver's Cup
After splitting a pair of games to start the Culver's Cup in Madison, the Lakeland Union High School boys' hockey team found itself with a chance for its best finish ever at the tournament. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

Packers fans can survive one year without the playoffs - I did it for 17 years
As a relative newcomer to the Northwoods, I have seen many Green Bay Packers fans struggle with the lack of success of the team this season and understandably so, considering it was just the third time in 26 years the Packers finished with a losing record. (subscriber access)
Friday, January 5, 2018

T-Birds start fast, down Unity in Lakeland Classic opener
Lakeland girls' basketball coach Melissa Ouimette admitted to be a little nervous heading into the opening game of the Lakeland Classic against a Unity team she knew nothing about. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Evenhouse scores 14 in return as T-Birds beat Ridge River 70-63
Christmas came a couple of days late for the Lakeland Union High School boys' basketball team, but the T-Birds were OK with that. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Just one of the guys
By looking at the results of the junior varsity 100-yard backstroke between Lakeland Union High School and Antigo on Nov. 28, one wouldn't see anything out of the norm. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

FitzPatrick and Bodewes continue friendship as Division I skiers
It's not common for a high school team to have multiple Division I athletes at the same time. Lakeland Union High School had that with Mack FitzPatrick and Will Bodewes. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Holiday Tournament Roundup
Editor's note: Due to our early holiday deadline, recaps for Lakeland games contested on Friday will appear in the Jan. 5 edition of The Lakeland Times. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Nordic Pups and Wolves program begins Jan. 11
Minocqua Winter Park organizes the youth ski adventure program Nordic Wolves and Pups for kids in kindergarten through eighth grades.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

LAMBO rehabilitates donated bikes
Wednesday, Nov. 8, many Lakeland Area Mountain Biking Organization (LAMBO) members gathered to rehabilitate donated bicycles. By the end of the evening LAMBO had 18 bikes ready to give to the Lakeland Sharing Foundation for distribution to community children and thanks Chequamegon Adventure Company for use of their tools and shop area.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

FitzPatricks earn more cross country awards
The awards keep rolling in the for the FitzPatrick family. Lakeland Union High School has developed one of the most dominant cross country programs in the northern part of the state and now the Thunderbirds are beginning to earn recognition for it. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 29, 2017

American Birkebeiner International Bridge coming to Super Bowl LIVE
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Cross-country skiing, skijoring and tubing are just a few of the activities visitors can witness when the American Birkebeiner International Bridge comes to Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon.
Friday, December 29, 2017

Top stories of 2017
Another year is in the books and there were plenty of memorable moments in sports throughout 2017, particularly in the Northwoods. Although it was difficult to widdle it down, here are the top 10 moments this year in local sports. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 29, 2017

Shoutouts & Callouts
I had something of an epiphany last Saturday night as I struggled to stomach the Green Bay Packers' 16-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. (subscriber access)
Friday, December 29, 2017

Lakeland holiday sports lineup
Athletics don't take a break just because of the holiday, so here is a complete list of tournaments Lakeland Union High School is scheduled to participate in this week.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Queens of the Court
The Lakeland seventh grade girls' travel team took first place at the Merrill Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 16 to remain undefeated in regular season play.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation and Lumberjack World Championships Foundation to join forces
Over 50 years ago, Hayward entrepreneur, Tony Wise, picked up the phone and began assembling competitors for an event he called the Lumberjack World Championships.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lakeland crushes short-handed Three Lakes
Lakeland Union High School had one last wrestling dual meet scheduled before Christmas and that was a non-conference tilt against Three Lakes/Phelps on Thursday evening. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

T-Birds bury Lumberjacks for fifth straight win
In the past three weeks, Lakeland Union High School has managed to right the ship in the girls' basketball team. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lakeland stays unbeaten against Antigo
Lakeland Union High School boys' swim team is now on the second half of its Great Northern Conference schedule. (Subscriber Access)
Tuesday, December 26, 2017


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