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Lakeland 14U softball team advances to championship game

A slow start didn’t deter the Lakeland 14U softball team from coming back to win a playoff game against Crandon.

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Errors, missed opportunities cost 89ers in home loss

Another baseball game between the Minocqua Post 89 Legion team and the Tomahawk Post 93 Legion team came down to the final innings.

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Snowhawks cruise to victory

The Snowhawks led wire-to-wire and beat Lake Tom Tap House 21-13 in seven innings.

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Home run sparks 89ers in win over Eagle River

The Minocqua Post 89 Legion baseball team got back on track and won their second game of the summer sandwiched between two losses.

Playoff run comes to an end

Tomahawk defeats Lakeland 12U softball

The Lakeland 12U softball team couldn’t dig themselves out of an early-hole deficit in a playoff loss to Tomahawk on Thursday.

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Thunderbirds taking the positive in loss to Eagle River

A lopsided first inning got the Thunderbirds out to a bad start. They improved as the game went on in a loss to Eagle River on Thursday.

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Comeback advances Lakeland 12U softball to next round

A 12U softball playoff game ended up coming down to the final innings. In the end, Lakeland walked away victoriously and advanced to the next game.

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Snowhawks win big over Pukall Lumber Studs

Many runs were scored when the Snowhawks flexed their muscles in their first official win of the season on Monday night.

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Lakeland falls to Rhinelander in prep league play

The Lakeland Babe Ruth Prep League baseball team stayed close early before Rhinelander took off for a big win at Minocqua Park Complex.

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Eagle River comes back to beat Lakeland

Eagle River was down to their last out. They scored, tied the game and took the lead late to beat Lakeland on Wednesday.

The Olympic Games are worth celebrating

It’s an Olympic year and with summer in full swing, many of the world’s greatest athletes will be competing in Paris very soon.

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Snowhawks, Newswatch 12 kick off new snowshoe baseball season

Snowshoe baseball returned to Lake Tomahawk on Monday night with an opening game that came down to the final innings.

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Lakeland 12U softball wins final regular season game

After a rocky start, the Lakeland 12U softball team rallied to win their final game of the regular season on Tuesday.

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Minocqua drops two games to end Rebel Invite

The Minocqua Post 89 Legion baseball team struggled to stay in games as they concluded their time at the Rebel Invite last weekend.

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Minocqua-Merrill marathon

Merrill outlasts 89ers in 10 innings

A big lead in the opening game of the Rebel Invite turned into an extra-inning contest for the Minocqua Post 89 Legion baseball team.

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Lakeland 14U softball wins big in three innings

From start to finish, the Lakeland 14U softball team dominated in a road win on Wednesday night.

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Tomahawk beats Lakeland in Babe Ruth play

The Lakeland Thunderbirds of the Senior Northwoods Babe Ruth League got off to a positive start before Tomahawk came back to win.

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Minocqua 89ers split two games to open Legion season

The Minocqua Post 89 Legion baseball team got their season started with two close and competitive games.

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All-conference honors

Forty-six Thunderbirds named all-conference

The 2024 spring season saw three conference championships from Lakeland Union High School teams. Forty-six Thunderbirds were honored with an all-Great Northern Conference selection.

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Season-ending loss

Ashland snaps Lady Thunderbirds’ 15-game unbeaten streak

The Lakeland girls’ soccer team had one of their toughest tests of the season to date on Thursday. Ashland ended up knocking the Thunderbirds out of the playoffs.

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Ten Thunderbirds sign to play sports at the next level

Ten Lakeland Union High School student-athletes, representing eight different sports, signed to continue their athletic careers in college last month.

Golden Golfers

SHEBOYGAN — It was a moment years in the making. All the practices, rounds, drives and putts culminated in the Thunderbirds victoriously winning the state championship.

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LUHS track and field brings home state title

Owen Clark tops the podium in 3,200-meter run

Owen Clark has been a staple of Lakeland’s cross country and track and field teams. He ended his high school career with a state championship and runner-up finish over the weekend.

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Regional champions

Lady Thunderbirds win fourth regional title since 2019

A year ago, the Rhinelander Hodags eliminated the Lakeland girls’ soccer team from the playoffs. The script flipped this season with the Thunderbirds winning the regional championship on Saturday.

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A once-in-a-lifetime moment

Mercer’s Ona Ruiz makes the podium at state

A few months ago, Ona Ruiz had never done the triple jump before. She stepped into the spotlight of the state track and field meet and shined.

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Dominic Gironella’s season comes to an end at state

Dominic Gironella got his first taste of state competition by competing in the individual boys’ tennis state meet on Thursday.

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Thunderbirds state bound for seventh straight season

Lakeland wins sectional championship in Rice Lake

The Thunderbirds continued their dominance in golf with a seventh straight trip to state on Tuesday at the course where the streak began.

Ona Ruiz advances to state with record-breaking triple jump

Ona Ruiz has made leaps and bounds in the triple jump this season for Mercer. Last week, she had her best jump yet with a school record and a trip to state.

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Nine Thunderbirds qualify to the state track meet

Owen Clark wins two sectional championships

The Lakeland track and field teams had a number of top performances Thursday and qualified nine total athletes to state.

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Lakeland boys’ tennis wins one match at sectional meet

Dominic Gironella and Mika Rempp went up against tough competition as they looked to advance to state on Thursday.

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Heartbreak in extra innings

New London walks off Lakeland softball in 12 innings

A marathon pitchers duel turned into a heartbreaking loss for the Lakeland softball team in a regional final.

Easton Stone leads Rice Lake past T-bird baseball

The Lakeland baseball team saw their season come to an end with strong pitching by Rice Lake and a couple of homers.

Lakeland Union High School girls’ soccer team shuts out Merrill

The Lakeland girls’ soccer team ended the regular season with another shutout win on Thursday.

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Lakeland golf regional champions again

Matt Haggart wins individual regional title with even par 72

Adverse weather conditions popped up again on the golf course. For the Thunderbirds, it didn’t bother them, proceeding to win their sixth straight regional championship.

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LUHS track and field advances athletes to next round

Owen Clark, Ethan Gonzalez, girls’ 4x800, boys’ 4x400 win regional titles

Lakeland’s track and field teams had several regional champions when they competed in a regional meet on Monday at Rice Lake High School.

Dominic Gironella, Mika Rempp punch their tickets to sectional meet

The Lakeland boys’ tennis team advanced two to the next round after their subsectional meet on Tuesday.

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Shootout success

Lady Thunderbirds beat Rhinelander in penalty kicks

A few years ago, penalty kick shootouts provided the Lakeland girls’ soccer team with a path to state. On Tuesday, it helped them finish unbeaten in conference play.

Mercer girls’ track wins individual conference, regional championships

The Mercer track and field teams rose to the occasion with several conference and regional champions over the last two weeks.

Thunderbird baseball victorious in final game of regular season

A comeback win ended the Lakeland baseball team’s regular season with momentum on Monday in Minocqua.

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‘Three-peat’ complete

Lady Thunderbirds win third straight Great Northern Conference title

A few years ago, the Lakeland girls’ soccer team hadn’t topped the conference standings since 2011. They’ve now won three titles in a row.

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Streak continues

LUHS golf wins sixth consecutive conference championship

For a sixth straight season, the Thunderbirds are conference champions. The Lakeland golf team officially brought home the title on their home course.

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Mika Rempp wins conference title at No. 3 singles

Thunderbirds finish second in Great Northern Conference, best finish since 2015

After a second-place finish in the regular season, the Thunderbirds backed that up by finishing second at the Great Northern Conference Tournament on Friday.

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Lakeland baseball posts program’s best conference record since 2017

The Lakeland Union High School baseball team got back to .500 in conference play with their second win over Northland Pines this season.

Playoff ready

LUHS softball wins big in three innings

The Lakeland softball team had one final tune-up before the start of their playoff journey.

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Season review: Lakeland Nordic ski teams ‘did the best we could’

Lack of snow hindered season

The 2023-24 Nordic ski season was anything but normal. With little-to-no snow, Lakeland traveled far and wide for meets, including the state distance meet in March.

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Conference champs for second straight season

Lakeland boys’ track team ties for first with Northland Pines

The Lakeland boys’ track and field team showed how every point mattered when they tied for first with Northland Pines on Tuesday.

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Lady Thunderbird softball finishes with program-best 8-4 record in Great Northern Conference

Saylor Timmerman pitches perfect game vs. Crandon

The Lakeland softball team made program history with their best finish ever in the Great Northern Conference standings.

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Seventh-inning winner

Thunderbirds score two in the seventh, win on the road

The Lakeland baseball team was looking to snap a four-game losing streak, and they went on the road to beat Northland Pines in Eagle River, 6-4, on Tuesday.

Lakeland golf wins two more

The Lakeland golf team showed no signs of slowing down with a win in Solon Springs and Mosinee.

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LUHS girls’ soccer shuts out Northland Pines

The Lakeland girls’ soccer team inched closer to a conference championship with a road win in Eagle River.