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Sophomore Michael Ouimette is set to lead Lakeland Union High School as the starting quarterback for the 2017 season.
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Sophomore Michael Ouimette is set to lead Lakeland Union High School as the starting quarterback for the 2017 season.
Football is finally back and Lakeland Union High School is set to usher in the 2017 season against Hayward tonight at River Valley Bank Field. It's a new year, the Thunderbirds have a new field and there is a different feeling to this team. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017


T-Bird harriers begin quest to maintain dominance
It might be hard for Lakeland Union High School to top its 2016 cross country season, but the Thunderbirds are going to give it a try this fall. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

Mullen gets technical in first practice as LUHS soccer coach
Lakeland Union High School placed second in the Great Northern Conference boys' soccer standings last season, but head coach Rhonda Maulson decided to step away from the team, leaving the job vacant. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

Lakeland volleyball looks to find the right pieces as practice begins
Lakeland Union High School produced a dominant volleyball program in the 1980s and 1990s, but in recent years the team has fallen on hard times. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

Snowhawks pelt shorthanded D&R Bombers
LAKE TOMAHAWK - Back on the Fourth of July, the Chicago All-Stars defeated Lake Tomahawk to start a three-game losing streak, an unheard of occurrence by Snowhawk standards. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome back, Friday Night Lights
Prep football is back and there is nothing like it.

The smell of grills and popcorn at the concession stands blends in with homemade noise makers, the glow of lights hovering overhead and the sound that crazy parent accusing the referee of fixing the game. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Schoonover, Randall win RoC qualifier at Eagle River
Eagle River's Tad Schoonover and Rice Lake's Jim Randall qualified for the WISSOTA'S AFCO Race of Champions by winning the features in the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, respectively, last Friday night at Eagle River Speedway.
Friday, August 18, 2017

LUHS plans big start to fall sports season on Aug. 18
Lakeland Union High School looks to kick off the fall sports season with a bang this year.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Two Minocqua tennis players win silver at State Outdoor Tournament
Two tennis players represented Minocqua at the State Outdoor Sports Tournament on Aug. 4-5 as part of Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hazelhurst resident excels at US Masters Swimming Nationals
Between Aug. 2 and 6, the University of Minnesota hosted 1,016 competitors from across the country, ranging in age from 18 to 94 for the U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship short course. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Former LUHS star FitzPatrick to finish college career at Minnesota
Despite earning a Bachelor's degree in English at Yale this spring, one of the best runners to set foot on a track at Lakeland Union High School is not quite finished with her collegiate running career. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LUHS plans big start to fall sports season on Aug. 18
Lakeland Union High School looks to kick off the fall sports season with a bang this year.

On Friday, Aug. 18, the school will unveil its brand new football field, to be renamed River Valley Bank Field.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

T-Birds show promise in gridiron scrimmage
WAUSAU - Lakeland Union High School got its first taste of live action Friday as a quintet of schools traveled to Wausau West High School for a football scrimmage. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Timber Ridge and River Valley Bank to host fourth annual T-Bird Golf Outing on Aug. 26
Timber Ridge Golf Club will host the annual T-Bird Classic Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 26 to support athletics at Lakeland Union High School.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hole-in-One
John Granger sank a hole-in-one on the second hole at St. Germain Golf Club. It was a 137-yard Par 3, hit with a 6-iron.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Oestreich takes over LUHS girls' tennis program
Lakeland Union High School finished second in the girls' tennis standings last season, but as the team began the 2017 season on Tuesday, there were changes abound. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Packers must create depth in preseason
With NFL preseason games beginning this week, fans of the Green Bay Packers will get their first look at what the team will look like this fall ... sort of. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Snowhawks ground Town Pump for third straight win
LAKE TOMAHAWK - As the snowshoe baseball season heads into the final month of the season, the three-game losing streak which plagued the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks earlier this summer has become a distant memory. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Lakeland girls' swim team gets a shake up
The girls' swimming program at Lakeland Union High School has historically finished in the upper half of the Great Northern Conference, but last season the team took a dip. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Paavo Nurmi Marathon takes place Aug. 12
Plan now to come to Hurley on Saturday, Aug. 12, for the annual Paavo Nurmi Marathon, always held on the second Saturday in August.
Friday, August 11, 2017

See Me Tri Minocqua Triathlon on Aug. 12
The 7th annual Minocqua Area "See Me Tri" Triathlon, part of the Northwoods of Wisconsin Tri-Master Series (N.O.W. Tri-Master Series), will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Clear Lake picnic area off Hwy. J in Woodruff. The triathlon begins at 8 a.m., with late registration open at 6:30 a.m. at the staging area.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Woods & Water Paddle Races, Aug. 12
The Woods & Water Paddle Races will take place at Lynn Ann's Campground in St. Germain on Aug. 12, with registration at 9 a.m. and race starts at 10 a.m.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Eagle River Speedway announces Spirit Award finalists
Rain forced the cancellation of last Friday night's races at Eagle River Speedway and prompted the announcement of the finalists for the Bobbi-O Spirit Award to be made over the media rather than at the track.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Pinewood Country Club hosts third Fun Day on Aug. 13
Pinewood Country Club in Harshaw is hosting its third Fun Day of the year on Sunday, August 13 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. There will be betting on teams, pin events, mulligans and the cook shack will be available during play to eat lunch.
Friday, August 11, 2017

LUHS plans big start to fall sports season on Aug. 18
Lakeland Union High School looks to kick off the fall sports season with a bang this year.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Lakeland 14U ends season with a bang
The Lakeland 14U traveling baseball team ended their 2017 summer season in championship fashion, edging out host Reedsburg 3-2 to win the 30th annual Lenny Alexander Memorial Baseball Tournament held July 21-23.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fundamentals stressed at Lakeland Girls' Basketball Camp
A week after Lakeland Union High School hosted a basketball camp for boys, it was the girls' turn.

Lakeland, led by varsity head coach Melissa Ouimette, held the T-Bird Girls' Basketball Camp, from Monday through Friday in the school's fieldhouse, with 125 kids attending. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New turf on track for grand opening
In March, the Lakeland Union High School Board approved a $720,000 joint donation from River Valley Bank and Greg and Darcy Nicklaus to install an artificial turf at the football stadium. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

LUHS students named to WFCA academic all-state team
Lakeland Union High School graduates Dale Kuckkahn, left, and Beau Ertl were named to the 2016 WFCA Academic All-State Team. Members had to be senior football letter winners with a GPA of 3.75 or better. Kuckkahn finished with a GPA of 3.8 and is planning to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College and Ertl had a 3.9 GPA and is set to attend UW-Eau Claire this fall.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Safety First
Football is not a contact sport. It's a collision sport. The collisions which make the sport the most popular in the United States are the same which have put football under siege in recent years due to injuries, and more notably, concussions. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snowhawks pound Coaching All-Stars
LAKE TOMAHAWK - Last Monday, the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks broke a three-game losing streak with a win over Smiley's. This week, the Snowhawks had to continue that hot streak against a team which beat them last year, the Coaching All-Stars. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

UFC desperately needs star power of Jon 'Bones' Jones
Jon "Bones" Jones returned to the UFC when the company needed him the most.

Jones rocked Daniel Cormier with a left kick to the head and finished him off with vicious blows on the mat to regain his Light Heavyweight title on Saturday night at UFC 214. (subscriber access)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Football season begins
We still may be nearly two months from the actual first day of fall and more than a month away from classes beginning, but the high school football season kicked off Tuesday for Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 4, 2017

Isabelle Valeria captures first Eagle River Speedway win
The Valeria family has a long and storied history at Eagle River Speedway.

Ken Valeria has won dozens of features and championships over the years. Ryan Valeria has been the Pure Stock class champion and is the defending WISSOTA Street Stock class champion.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Pre-registration deadline for Phelps Twin Tri approaching
The Phelps Chamber will be hosing the 3rd annual Twin Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 26 in beautiful Phelps. To guarantee an event tee, participants must pre-register by Aug. 5.
Friday, August 4, 2017

5K Bacon Dash Trail Run/Walk tonight in St. Germain
Get running shoes on and join the fun at Pig in the Pines: Bacon, BBQ & Bands 2nd annual Bacon Dash on Friday, Aug. 4. The Bacon Dash, a 5K trail run/walk, starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by a concert under the stars with the ABBA Salute Band.
Friday, August 4, 2017

10th annual Mary Mile and 5K on Aug. 5
Aug. 5 will be the 10th annual running of Mary Mile and 5K. The event takes place at Torpy Park in Minocqua. Both races start at 9 a.m.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Turkey Shoot Trap Competition on Aug. 5
The Northwoods Wildlife and Wetlands Club will sponsor a Turkey Shoot Trap Competition - 16 yards - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Public Shooting Range, four miles south of Mercer, just off Hwy. 51.
Friday, August 4, 2017

LUHS holds annual youth basketball camp
Summer means camps for many kids. Day camp, Boy Scout camp or whatever other camp imaginable. This past week, roughly 30 kids entering third grade through ninth grade spent Monday through Thursday at basketball camp. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lakeland Figure Skating Club prepares for national competition
The Lakeland Figure Skating Club held an exhibition on Thursday at the Lakeland Ice Arena in advance of a pair of major competitions.

Starting Aug. 2, the club is scheduled to travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., to perform in the State Games of America with skaters from across the country. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

High level hockey returns to Minocqua each summer
Each summer, while the Northwoods thaws out from a cold winter to take to the lakes, there is a group of hockey players that take to the ice three mornings per week to maintain and improve their skills during the offseason. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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