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Lakeland Senior routs Laser Pros for title
After a slow start to the season, the Lakeland Senior Babe Ruth squad made a Cinderella run to defend its Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League tournament crown. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 22, 2016

Lakeland Black takes championship
After both Lakeland Prep Babe Ruth teams swept the quarterfinals, they looked to face one another in the championship game.

Lakeland Black upset top-seeded Rhinelander White 3-2 Monday night in Minocqua, but Merrill Gray broke up the all-Lakeland party, downing Lakeland Silver 26-4 in Merrill. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Snowhawks get big win over WPS
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks had no intention of falling in two straight snowshoe baseball games.

With their bats working well, the Snowhawks bounced back from last week's loss to Dazzle's Demons and downed Wisconsin Public Service Local 420 score of 21-11 Monday at Snowshoe Park. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

89ers split regular season finale
The Minocqua Post 89 American Legion baseball team traveled to Park Falls Monday to face Chequamegon Post 182 in their final two contests of the 2016 season.

While the 89ers took the nightcap 5-1, they lost the first game 10-6, a loss that cost the team a share of the inaugural Great Northern Legion Conference title. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Kyle Gennett takes ERS Street Stock Challenge race
While the oddsmakers figured one of the Eagle River Speedway WISSOTA Street Stock regulars would be the one to beat Friday night, Auburndale's Kyle Gennett set his sights on pulling off the upset of the year.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Lakeland senior squad moves on
The Lakeland Thunderbird Babe Ruth Senior League squad earned itself a convincing win Friday in quarterfinal action of the 2016 Northwoods Babe Ruth League tournament. The squad took down Merrill Red 8-1 at Merrill High School. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

89ers split doubleheader with Marathon
It was a tale of two games Friday for the Minocqua Post 89 American Legion baseball team during a non-conference road trip at Marathon. After struggling offensively in the opening 2-0 loss, the 89ers bounced back to down Marathon 10-9 in the night cap. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lakeland Prep teams move on in playoffs
Two playoff games. Two playoff wins for both Lakeland Babe Ruth Prep teams. Both contests were strong and decisive wins, as Lakeland Black defeated Merrill Blue 10-6 Thursday and Lakeland Silver trounced Rhinelander Black 12-2 Friday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Legion Baseball: Minocqua takes Tomahawk doubleheader
Taking on Tomahawk at Lakeland Union High School Monday night, American Legion Minocqua Post 89 dismantled Tomahawk in both games, despite trailing in the second game by eight runs. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 15, 2016

Dazzle's Demons hand Snowhawks first loss
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks took their first loss of the 2016 snowshoe baseball season Monday as they faced Dazzle's Demons, a collection of ball players mainly from the Rhinelander area. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 15, 2016

Lakeland Silver drops game to Merrill Gray
Playing for second place in the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League, and a berth in the regular season championship game, Lakeland Silver hosted Merrill Gray Monday night and fell in a pitcher's duel 1-0.

Coming off a three-game winning streak, Lakeland hoped to continue its good play. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 15, 2016

St. Isaac Jogues fundraiser scramble honors Dick Bugni
The 4th annual Memorial Golf Scramble in memory of Dick Bugni was sponsored by St. Isaac Jogues Parish at Tahoe Lynx Golf Course in Mercer on Friday, July 8. The entire Bugni family gathered to enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends while paying tribute to their dad. Rain was predicted and threatened in the morning, but the weather cooperated and a beautiful day helped to have a successful day.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Subaru/International Mountain Bicycling Association trail care crew coming to Minocqua
The International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Minocqua, Saturday, July 16, 2016 to talk trails, teach people proper trail building technique and spend quality time digging in the dirt. The visit is one of about 40 stops on the 2016 schedule. Everyone is invited to attend the weekend's events.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Killian and Slavinsky look ahead to college
St. Norbert College in De Pere and Viterbo University in La Crosse will soon get a taste of what Lakeland baseball has to offer when Sam Killian and Brett Slavinsky head off in the fall to join the respective baseball squads. With Killian to St. Norbert and Slavinsky to Viterbo, the Northwoods will have more to cheer for as they support the LUHS standouts. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Minocqua claims big conference wins
Two home Great Northern Legion Conference games yielded two big wins for the Minocqua Post 89 American Legion baseball team last week.

The 89ers used a big sixth inning to race past Eagle River 12-3 Tuesday and then knocked off GNLC-leading Mosinee 4-3 Friday in a pair of games played at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Babe Ruth Roundup: Lakeland area teams wrap up regular season
Both Lakeland Black and Silver of the Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League, as well as the Senior League squad wrapped up their regular seasons over the course of last week. Each team had a busy few days as multiple makeup games due to past rainouts were tacked on to the schedule. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Abinoojiiyag Youth Center to host basketball camp
The Abinoojiiyag Youth Center of Lac du Flambeau will host a summer basketball camp July 13-15. Players from fourth to 12th grade will have the opportunity to hone their skills under the direction of coach Dustin Mitchell.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Snowhawks hold on for Fourth of July victory
Thousands of people packed the standings and surrounding areas of Snowshoe Park in Lake Tomahawk to witness the home Snowhawks take on the Chicago All-Stars in their annual Fourth of July battle. After racing out to a big lead, the Snowhawks had to withstand a furious ninth-inning rally to down the All-Stars 16-14. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 8, 2016

Babe ruth Roundup: Late offense pushes Lakeland past Merrill Blue
Taking on Merrill Blue for the second time of the season, the Lakeland Thunderbirds played through a slow start by both teams to win 7-1 Tuesday in a Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League game at the 70 West Complex in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 8, 2016

Minocqua drops doubleheader to Medford
Travelling down to Medford, American Legion Minocqua Post 89 suffered dual defeats Friday night.

The first game ended up being the closer of the two, and despite having the early lead in the contest, Minocqua was unable to stay ahead, with Medford claiming the game, 3-2. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mercer Leo Club 5K Color Fun Run/Walk on August 3
The Mercer Leos Club, a youth affiliate of the Mercer Lions Club, will be sponsoring a 5K Color Fun Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. the morning of Mercer Loon Day on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Ouimette reflects on Pat Summitt's legacy
"We lost a leader in the game of basketball," Lakeland Union High School girls' basketball coach Melissa Ouimette said last week.

Ouimette was referring, of course, to Pat Summitt, the legendary University of Tennessee coach who transcended the game of basketball. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Counting on you: Implementation of pitch counts a potential game changer in Wisconsin high school baseball
"It's not if...it's when."

That's how Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association president and Waukesha West baseball coach Chad Montez characterized the concept of pitch counts entering the world of high school baseball in April. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

89ers slam past Rhinelander, trouncing Rebels11-1
After barely pulling out a victory two days prior, the Minocqua Post 89 American Legion baseball team played as if it had something to prove. And they did, hitting straight through Rhinelander Wednesday night to claim a quick 11-1 victory at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Babe Ruth Roundup
Each of the three Lakeland area Babe Ruth teams were in action last week with Lakeland Black, Lakeland Silver and the senior leaguers all continuing their 2016 seasons.

Lakeland Senior League

The Thunderbirds fell to Tomahawk by a score of 9-6 on Wednesday, June 29 at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field in Tomahawk. Hits matched the final run total in the contest with Tomahawk outhitting Lakeland 9-6. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bear Cupboard Run needs volunteers
Saturday, July 16, marks the 7th annual Bear Cupboard Run, Lakeland Pantry's largest yearly fundraiser. The event, featuring a half marathon, 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1.6K Cubby run, draws together families, friends, and supporters from across the community, state, and country joining as 'neighbors helping neighbors' to support a great cause.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Nicolet Foundation's Run to Remember Aug. 20
The Nicolet College Foundation's Run to Remember Honoring Kory Dahlvig scholarship fundraiser is looking to build even further on its past success when the fourth annual event is held Saturday, Aug. 20, at Nicolet College.

Dahlvig was a Nicolet graduate who lost his life in a traffic accident while on duty with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department. The three previous Run to Remember events raised more than $21,000 in total for scholarships and established an endowment in Dahlvig's name.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

T-Birds of Tomorrow Youth Football Camps
The Lakeland Union High School football program will be conducting two camps for incoming third through eighth graders during the summer of 2016. Campers will learn the basics of every offensive and defensive position and participate in team building exercises designed to make them better players in the non-padded, non-contact camp.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Age Defying: Manitowish Waters resident Paul Lehmkuhl finished first in USATF triple jump
Paul Lehmkuhl is not your average 83-year-old man.

From recently finishing first in the United States rankings at the USATF Wisconsin Masters Indoor Championships in Kenosha, to continually challenging himself with goals on and off the track, Lehmkuhl is far from slowing down. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Snowhawks edge Happy Daze 17-14
The Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks picked up another win Monday, but this victory did not come easily as the team's first triumph of the summer season as the crew from Happy Daze made life difficult for the home team.

The second week of snowshoe baseball brought plenty of hits, runs and laughs to Snowshoe Park as the Snowhawks prevailed 17-14. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2016

89ers claim a come-from-behind win
Straightforward would not have been the way to describe Minocqua Post 89's win Monday night over non-league opponent Merrill.

Minocqua trailed in the final inning before capitalizing on a pair or Merrill errors to steal a 5-4 victory in an American Legion baseball game at Lakeland Union High School. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lakeland girls' hoops splits games in summer play
SCHOFIELD - The Lakeland Union High School girls' basketball team played two games Tuesday in the D.C. Everest Summer League.

With a strong win over Marshfield and a tough loss to Merrill, the T-Birds have both positives and negatives to takeaway from their first batch of summer action. (subscriber access)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Early deficit costs Lakeland Senior Leaguers
Falling behind early proved to be the undoing of the Lakeland Thunderbirds as it fell to Crandon 10-5 Tuesday in a Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior League game at the 70 West Complex in Minocqua. (subscriber access)
Friday, July 1, 2016

Bear Cupboard Run announces July 16 races
This year marks the 7th annual Bear Cupboard Run, Lakeland Pantry's largest yearly fundraiser. The event, featuring a half marathon, 5K run, 5K walk, and a 1.6K Cubby run, draws together families, friends, and supporters from across the community, state, and country joining as 'neighbors helping neighbors' to support a great cause. This year, funds raised will also help support hundreds of state youth served by the Wisconsin Nordic Development Group.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Boulder Junction Community Foundation receives $20,000 donation
In honor of longtime resident Earl Sturm, and in recognition of his great love of baseball and softball, Sturm's family donated memorial funds to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation to be designated for improvements to Boulder Junction's Community Sports & Recreation area located off Highway M South.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Challenge Series kicks off Friday at Eagle River Speedway
Eagle River Speedway will host a multi-race series for WISSOTA Street Stocks and Midwest Modifieds this summer. Both classes will have their own Eagle River Speedway Challenge Series, kicking off Friday night.

Other Friday Nights that are a part of the Midwest Modified Challenge Series are July 22, and Aug. 26.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Minocqua splits in legion doubleheader
TOMAHAWK - It was a tale of two games for the Minocqua 89ers American Legion baseball team as its traveled to face Tomahawk for a doubleheader on June 23. After falling 14-4 in six innings in the first game, the squad turned around to down Tomahawk 10-2 in the nightcap. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lakeland holds off Laser Pros in extras 12-10
In a game that would not be mistaken for a pitchers' duel, the Lakeland senior Babe Ruth squad took on Laser Pros International Wednesday at Stafford Field in Rhinelander for a wild Northwoods Babe Ruth Senior game. With each team finishing the game with 12 hits and five errors, fans were treated to a 12-10 game that was not short on excitement. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lakeland Black tops Silver
Lakeland's two Northwoods Babe Ruth Prep League teams took to the field Wednesday at the Minocqua Park Complex. After a well-played game from both sices, a late six-run burst in the bottom of the sixth inning proved to be the difference as Lakeland Black walked away with a 10-4 victory. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

89ers sweep Chequamegon
While most of Minocqua's American Legion baseball season has been characterized by high-scoring, offensive-minded games, their battles against Chequamegon Friday were much the opposite.

The 89ers won a pitchers' duel 1-0 over Chequamegon in a Great Northern Legion Conference matchup at Lakeland Union High School and then won a five-inning exhibition over the Eagles 4-1. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


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