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T-Birds pick up impressive 2-0 win over Pines
Brandon Garcia (No. 12) sends a shot toward Northland Pines’ goalie Gabe Hartwig.Evan Wixom photograph

Brandon Garcia (No. 12) sends a shot toward Northland Pines’ goalie Gabe Hartwig.

Evan Wixom photograph

Two weeks ago, the boys soccer team defeated Rhinelander for the first time in more than four years. (Public access).
Monday, September 15, 2014


Lakeland blows past Rhinelander 44-13
While Friday’s night game against Rhinelander might have been played in a steady rain, Lakeland coach Mike Mestelle and his T-Birds didn’t notice. (Public access).
Monday, September 15, 2014

T-Birds drop matches to Ashland, Mosinee
The Lakeland volleyball team lost two matches last week, falling on the road to Mosinee 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18 last Tuesday before losing 25-12, 25-7, 25-14 to Ashland Thursday. (Subscriber access).
Monday, September 15, 2014

Girls tennis ekes out conference win against Columbus
It was probably a little closer than they would have liked, but the Lakeland girls tennis team survived an upset scare from Columbus Catholic Thursday at home, edging out the 4-3 win. (Public access).
Monday, September 15, 2014

Girls swim rolls past Colby in dual meet, 129-41
Behind six individual and three relay wins, the girls’ swim team easily picked up a 129-41 dual meet win over Colby-Abbotsford last Thursday. (Public access).
Monday, September 15, 2014

Wausau East, Merrill want in GNC
Could the landscape of high school sports in northern Wisconsin change again? If a couple of schools from the Wisconsin Valley Conference get their way, it will. (Public access).
Monday, September 15, 2014

'Baseball was my life'

Clinton, Iowa. 1969.

Don Hilgendorf is working the graveyard shift at an ALCOA factory – the world’s third highest producer of aluminum – and it’s the first summer he wasn’t playing competitive baseball. (Subscriber access).


Thursday, September 11, 2014

T-Birds, Hodags prepare for Hwy 47 rivalry

Through three weeks this season, the Lakeland football offense has had performances on both ends of the spectrum. (Public access).



Thursday, September 11, 2014

T-Birds roll past Antigo, 10-0
Prepping for their showdown with Northland Pines on Thursday, coach Rhonda Maulson wanted her team to focus on areas where they could improve and not falling into bad habits. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Girls swim team second at Rhinelander Invite
The Lakeland girls swim team is pictured holding its plaque after finishing second at the Rhinelander Invite last Saturday. The T-Birds were tied with Wausau West for first going into the final event, but Wausau West won the event to win the title. (Public access).
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Girls tennis drops dual to Antigo, 5-2
When asked about his team’s performance against Antigo on Tuesday, coach Ted Dasler got right to the point. (Public access).
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Volleyball goes 3-1 at Ashland Invite
The Lakeland volleyball team went 3-1 to finish fifth at the Ashland tournament over the weekend. (Public access).
Thursday, September 11, 2014

T-Birds on top of conference after win
The Lakeland boys soccer team played its best game of the season Thursday night, according to coach Rhonda Maulson. (Subscriber access).
Monday, September 8, 2014

Lakeland gridders defeat Pines for first win of season
Moments after the final horn had sounded in their game against Northland Pines Friday night, coach Mike Mestelle  summed up the game with two brief sentences. (Subscriber access).
Monday, September 8, 2014

LUHS drops home opener to Antigo
In the first home game under new coach Kerry Seyfurth, the Lakeland volleyball team played like a team that was playing its first home game under a new coach. (Public access).
Monday, September 8, 2014

Area horseshoes league done for the season
As anyone knows, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last hoorah for summer, much like Memorial Day weekend is the beginning.  (Public access).
Monday, September 8, 2014

Thunderbirds tie defending D-3 state champion
The Thunderbirds got at least a little bit of revenge. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lakeland cruises to invite titles
The boys and girls cross country teams continued impressive runs to begin the season, sweeping both team titles Tuesday at the Mosinee Invite at Nine Mile Forest Park in Wausau. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Girls' tennis drops dual to Rhinelander
The Lakeland girls’ tennis team ran into the buzzsaw that is Rhinelander Tuesday night and dropped a 6-1 dual on the road. (Public access).
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Green Bay Packers 2014 roster and schedule
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lakeland Times Prediction Board kicks off another season
Another year of the National Football League brings with it another year of The Lakeland Times Prediction Board, and the new members are hoping to break up  a dynasty three years in the making. (Public access).
Thursday, September 4, 2014

T-Birds lose at Kingsford in lightning-shortened game
It wasn’t the way Mike Mestelle wanted it to end. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Girls' tennis has busy week
The Lakeland girls’ tennis team had split results Thursday at a home triangular, knocking off Phillips 6-1 before losing a tight one to Merrill 4-3. (Subscriber access).
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

T-Birds win big over Mosinee, 7-1

The old adage goes “When it rains, it pours.”

For the boys’ soccer team Thursday against Mosinee, the same rang true. (Public access).


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Boys' soccer wins back-and-forth game over Medford 5-4
It was a see-saw affair for the boys’ soccer team Tuesday night in Medford, and fortunately Lakeland was able to come out on top 5-4. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cross country teams cruise to titles at Ted Voigt Invite
The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams kicked off their seasons in dominating fashion Tuesday at the Ted Voigt Invite, with both teams sweeping the individual winner and team winner awards. (Public access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Girls' swim opens season by having fun
To open the season Tuesday against Wisconsin Rapids, girls’ swim coach Sandy Bolger decided to try something fun. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Snowhawks finish 2014 season with 11-2 win over All-Stars
Snowhawks manager Don Hilgendorf admitted his team was a little extra motivated for their 2014 season finale Monday night against Zimmy’s All Stars. (Public access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

New coach wants new results for LUHS volleyball
First-year coach Kerry Seyfurth admits she doesn’t know much about the other teams in the Great Northern Conference when it comes to volleyball. (Public access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Job in NASCAR dream come true for former Hazelhurst man
It took alot of hard work, determination and a big move away from family and friends but Mike Fehling – originally from Hazelhurst – got his job with a NASCAR Sprint Cup team. (Public access).
Thursday, August 28, 2014

LUHS drops season opener to Shawano 28-7
Friday night, the Thunderbirds held Shawano scoreless for three of the four quarters. (Public access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Girls' tennis drops close dual with Antigo
The LUHS girls’ tennis team traveled to Antigo last Thursday and won three of the four singles matches but dropped all three doubles matches, resulting in a 4-3 coference dual meet loss to the Red Robins. (Subscriber access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Boys' soccer team faces tough competition
The LUHS boys’ soccer team played four games in a span of just three days, a task that is daunting for any team, especially this early in the season. (Subscriber access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Boys' and girls' cross country teams loaded
2013 was a flagship year for both the Lakeland boys’ and girls’ cross country teams. (Subscriber access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Strength in numbers for LUHS girls' swim team
Bailey Nichols and Julia Kelk enjoy how the girls’ swim team bonds over the summer. (Subscriber access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Snowhawks fly past Wood Ducks 26-8
A few years ago in their annual game with the Wood Ducks, the Snowhawks found themselves down nine runs in the final inning before rallying for 10 runs to claim the stunning the victory. (Public access).
Monday, August 25, 2014

Boys' soccer team rolls 10-0 in season opener
The first game of the season in any sport usually invokes some kind of nerves or jitters. (Public access). 
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Girls' tennis drops season opener to Hodags 6-1
While the LUHS girls’ tennis team might have lost against Rhinelander 6-1 to open the season Tuesday night, they made their one victory count. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Coach believes T-Birds can reach playoffs
Although the Lakeland Union football team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2009, coach Mike Mestelle is confident his T-Birds can end that drought this year. (Subscriber access). 
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Coach believes T-Birds can reach playoffs
Although the Lakeland Union football team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2009, coach Mike Mestelle is confident his T-Birds can end that drought this year. (Subscriber access). 
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Coach confident boys' soccer team can win conference
While boys soccer may be a fall high school sport in Wisconsin, Lakeland Union coach Rhonda Maulson believes the summer off season is a critical time for players to improve. (Subscriber access).
Thursday, August 21, 2014


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