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T-Birds look to ride win
Coming off their first win of the season over Rhinelander, the Lakeland Thunderbirds look to carry the momentum into their Week 6 matchup against Medford Friday night at Raider Field. It will not be an easy task against the Raiders, however, who lead the Great Northern Conference with a 3-0 league mark. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Tennis avenges Antigo loss
The Lakeland Union High School girls' tennis team atoned for last week's Great Northern Conference loss to Antigo, defeating the Red Robins 4-3 Monday at the LUHS tennis courts. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

T-bird volleyball falls in Mosinee
MOSINEE - Traveling to Mosinee Tuesday night, the Lakeland Union High School volleyball team went searching for its first conference win. Unfortunately for the Thunderbirds, their best game didn't come through on court as they suffered a three-set sweep at the hands of the Indians. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 23, 2016

13th annual Lakeland Rotary Rump Roast Run set for tomorrow
Saturday, Sept. 24 will bring back the 13th annual Lakeland Rotary's Rump Roast Run to Minocqua. Traditionally, the event serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for the two Lakeland area Rotary Clubs and their service.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Buck Rut Run registration open
Registration is now open for the 25th annual Buck Rut Run to be held Oct. 1, at Minocqua Winter Park.

"This challenging 5K trail run is open to all," race organizers stated in a press release. "This year the first 100 registrants will receive custom race bibs.

Friday, September 23, 2016

T-Bird netters fifth in Rapids invite
On Saturday the Thunderbirds traveled to Wisconsin Rapids for an invitational tournament, securing medals for three of the four singles flights, and earning a fifth-place finish overall.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lakeland retains Northwoods Axe
Entering their biggest rivalry game of the season, Lakeland looked to record their first win on the season.

And boy, did they succeed. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Co-ops, seasonal placement discussed at WIAA area meeting
ANTIGO - The WIAA on Monday sought input from schools in the northern part of the state regarding a number of issues that are, or could become, concerns for the high school sports sanctioning body. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cross Country runs well in Smiley
WAUSAU - Competing in Division 1 in both boys' and girls' races, Lakeland took to the Tribute Golf Course in Wausau for the 60th annual Bill Smiley Invitational Saturday, Sept. 17.

The T-Birds finished first in the Division 1 Small boys' race while the Lakeland girls placed fifth in class. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

T-bird soccer successful over weekend
Picking up steam, the Lakeland union high school boys' soccer team claimed two wins and a tie in a successful weekend. Traveling to Eagle River to take on Northland Pines Thursday, the Thunderbirds walked away with a 3-2 victory.

Playing both Amherst and Kingsford at home on Saturday, Sept. 17., the T-Birds won one and tied their other game. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

T-Bird swimmers narrowly fall to Colby
Still looking for their first Great Northern Conference win of the season, the Lakeland girls' swim team hosted Colby/Abbotsford Thursday night, where they fell in a close contest, 87-83, at the LUHS pool.

Even though the T-Birds came up just short, head coach Sandy Bolger said was very pleased with how the night went, considering her team wasn't at full strength. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Volleyball falls in conference tourney
Playing two teams in the first part of the Great Northern Conference tournament, the Lakeland Union High School volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Saturday at home, falling to Rhinelander, 3-1, and Northland Pines, 3-0.

The Thunderbirds played their most competitive match of the day against the Hodags. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tennis falls to Rhinelander a second time
Taking on the Hodags a second time this season, this time at Lakeland, the Thunderbirds were unable to make any headway in the Great Northern Conference standings suffering their second 5-2 loss of the season to the Hodags. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nomm qualifies at Drive, Chip and Putt competition
Minocqua resident Kaeden Nomm, 12, has qualified for in the finals of the 12-13 division of the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

In doing so, Nomm will compete at the venue of golf's first major championship of the year, Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., next April on the Sunday prior to the Masters Tournament. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

T-Birds look to retain Northwoods Axe against Rhinelander
The first half of the season has been littered with injuries and tough competition for the Lakeland Union High School football team. The T-Birds are hoping Friday, with a trophy on the line, their fortunes will begin to turn.

Lakeland hosts Rhinelander at LUHS Friday night in the second playing of the Northwoods Axe Game. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

T-Bird soccer dominates Antigo 9-3
Overcoming a slow start, the Lakeland Union High School boys' soccer team put on the afterburners Tuesday night, scoring eight second-half goals to defeat Antigo 9-3 in a Great Northern Conference match at the LUHS soccer field.

Justin Evenhouse and Kieran Mullen both recorded hat tricks for the T-Birds, but it took Lakeland awhile to get going, tied 1-1 at halftime with the Red Robins. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lakeland tennis takes hit in GNC race, falls to Antigo 4-3
Looking to keep pace with Rhinelander in the Great Northern Conference title race, the Lakeland Union High School girls' tennis team suffered a setback Tuesday, getting swept in doubles and falling 4-3 on the road at Antigo.

Elodie Martin won the top flight in singles for Lakeland. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lakeland volleyball falls to Antigo
Looking for its first Great Northern Conference win of the season, Lakeland took the home stand against the Antigo Red Robins Tuesday night, but were unable to make an imprint on the Red Robins.

The Thunderbirds found themselves holding their own against Antigo early, forcing errors. But once Antigo cleaned up its play, the Red Robins sprinted to the end of the first game, claiming it 25-13. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Peel Out 5K Trail Run part of Apple Fest Oct. 8
The Peel Out 5K Trail Run is offering another way for runners to get to the top of Mt. Ashwabay on Apple Festival weekend. Organizers have added a 10K option to the event, which begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, along with the popular the 5K run. The 10K racers will start at the same time as the 5K, then divert in the second mile to run on the west side of the mountain. Both the 5K and the 10K will finish at the top of Mt. Ashwabay, with open views of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Lakeland Hawks Registration Open
Lakeland Hockey and Figure Skating clubs will host an open house and tailgate registration for the upcoming season from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Snowshoe baseball donations
Thrivent Board of Directors member Sue Underberg and local agent Jeffrey Tessier present a check to the Lake Tomahawk Snowhawks for $500 prior to their final game of 2016 at Snowshoe Park on Aug. 27. The donation will be used to continue the growth of snowshoe baseball in Lake Tomahawk.
Friday, September 16, 2016

Retired NFL coach Greg Blache to teach Fe University course
Count the box, flood the zone, get a hat on a hat. Packers, Bears, Vikings, Lions - almost everyone has a favorite football team they passionately cheer on every weekend from September through January. We laugh, we cry, we argue, we celebrate; we Monday morning quarterbacks think we know a lot about football. But what do we really know?
Friday, September 16, 2016

Football foiled by Flivvers
KINGSFORD, Mich. - "We just can't catch a break."

Those were the first words by Lakeland head coach Dan Barutha after a 0-35 loss to Kingsford Friday night.

Lakeland struggled from the beginning, as Kingsford scored on their first possession, a 35-yard TD pass to lead 7-0. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tennis tops Marshfield Columbus
The Lakeland Union High School girls' tennis team continued to make short work of the bottom tier teams in the Great Northern Conference, defeating Marshfield Columbus 6-1 Thursday in Marshfield. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Volleyball falls to Medford
Looking to pick up after the straightforward win over Ashland last Tuesday, the Lakeland volleyball team was unable to replicate the performance, falling 3-0 to Medford on Thursday, before heading up to Ashland, taking sixth in an eight-team invite. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Soccer drops two games
Playing two games late last week, one against a Great Northern Conference opponent, Lakeland was unable to continue its recent strong play. On Thursday, Lakeland traveled to Mosinee, only to fall 2-0, and on Friday they hosted Phillips in a 4-2 loss. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Swimming falls in two meets
Still looking to find its comfort zone, the Lakeland girls' swimming team dropped a dual to Tomahawk Thursday, before coming in sixth place at the Hodag Relays in Rhinelander Saturday. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Volleyball beats Ashland
Looking for its second victory of the season, the Lakeland Union High School volleyball team took on Ashland at home and, despite small troubles in the third game, took the match 25-20, 25-22, 26-24.

Lakeland found themselves down 10-14 in the first set, but won five straight points to take the lead. Ashland would tie it up, but the Thunderbirds went on a five-point run, before closing out the set. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lakeland T-Bird football heads to Michigan
After losing a 14-point lead last week to Merrill, the Lakeland Union High School football team looks to rebound this week against Kingsford, Mich., but will have to do so without quarterback Tyler Carroll, who left the game last week with injury. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 9, 2016

T-bird tennis sweeps Phillips
Taking on Phillips for the second time this year, Lakeland had no trouble dispatching the Loggers 7-0 Tuesday afternoon in Minocqua.

Continuing at the top of the singles lineup, Elodie Martin had slight trouble throughout her match from her opponent's pushing style of play, despite the 6-2, 6-0 scoreline in Martin's favor over Gabrielle Von Seggern. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lakeland took the home field against Ashland Tuesday night, hoping to avenge a season-opening loss. The Thunderbirds did just that, breezing past the Oredockers 6-3 in Minocqua.

Even though Lakeland was in charge for most of the game, the contest didn't start out that way. (subscriber access)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Registration open for 25th annual Buck Rut Trail Run
Registration is now open for the 25th annual Buck Rut Run to be held Oct. 1, at Minocqua Winter Park.

This challenging 5K trail run is open to all. This year the first 100 registrants will receive custom race bibs. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Buck Rut run T-shirts will be available for an additional cost. Register for the race and T-shirt by Sept. 17 to guarantee a T-shirt in your size.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hammes wins 22nd Northwoods Open disc golf tournament
Adam Hammes, Minocqua, is congratulated by Sandy Point Disc Golf Resort owner Mike Cozzens for winning the 22nd Northwoods Open. Hammes scored 18 under, beating competition which included a world pro.
Friday, September 9, 2016

Champions crowned at Eagle River Speedway
The 2016 class championships in all five classes at Eagle River Speedway came down to one night of racing. In the Micro Sprint 600 class, it came down to one final race.

Going into Friday's regular season finale, Dylan Larson of Shiocton had a two-point lead over his brother Denver, and a four-point lead over Eagle River's Ty Springer.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Lakeland falls to Merrill 37-14
MERRILL - Looking to get a jump start on Great Northern Conference play, Lakeland traveled to Merrill for the conference opener Friday night.

And they looked to be on their way to succeeding, jumping out to an early two score lead. However, the preseason GNC favorite, recovered and picked up a 37-14 win at Jay Stadium. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Soccer beats Medford 5-2
Hoping to gain some ground after falling to Rhinelander, Lakeland took on Medford Thursday searching for its first conference win on the year. The T-Birds succeeded in that quest as Kieran Mullen recorded a hat trick and Lakeland grabbed with a convincing 5-2 victory over the Raiders at Stetsonville Elementary School. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lakeland tennis beats Medford 5-2
Bouncing back from its first loss of the season, the Lakeland Union High School girls' tennis team recorded a 5-2 victory over Medford Thursday at the LUHS tennis courts. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

T-Bird spikers start fast, fade against Hatchets
Taking the home court for the first time this fall season, the Lakeland Union High School volleyball team looked to win consecutive matches for the first time.

Despite a fast start, the Thunderbirds fell to Great Northern Conference opponent Tomahawk 3-1 Thursday at the LUHS Fieldhouse. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

T-Bird swim falls in close race to Rhinelander
Taking to the pool against Rhinelander for the second time in as many weeks, Lakeland was once again on the wrong side of the score. Despite the Hodags competing without their best swimmer, Lakeland still fell 72-98 at home Thursday night. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

T-Bird soccer drops GNC opener 3-1 to Rhinelander
Playing a Great Northern Conference team for the first time this season, the Lakeland Union High School boys' soccer team was unable to sustain a fast start, allowing Rhinelander to score three unanswered goals in the 3-1 loss at the LUHS soccer field. (subscriber access)
Friday, September 2, 2016


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