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Photo: Father-son skiers compete
Father and son Ben Olson, left, and Rod Olson, right, of Rhinelander competed in the Wisconsin State 3-Event Competition last month in Oconomowoc.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

RBA traveling basketball registration open through Sept. 1
Online registration for Rhinelander Basketball Association traveling basketball teams is open now through Sept. 1.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Photos: Local rider medals at State Games
Owen Ives of Rhinelander medaled twice in Olympic BMX at the State Games of America Aug. 5-6 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schoonover, Randall win RoC qualifier at Eagle River
Eagle River's Tad Schoonover and Rice Lake's Jim Randall qualified for the WISSOTA AFCO Race of Champions by winning the features in the Midwest Modifieds and Street Stocks, respectively, Friday night at Eagle River Speedway.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shoutouts & Callouts
As far as points of differential to set itself out from the crowd, the PGA Championship has always had the fewest of any of golf's major championships and with last week's announcement that the tournament will move to May beginning in 2019, the few unique traits it had will soon be gone. (subscriber access)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photos: BMX Monday Night Mayhem
The Hodag BMX Club took to the track again Monday, Aug. 7 for weekly racing at West Side Park in Rhinelander. Monday night's races featured an open "Monday Night Mayhem" class for all riders age 10 and under.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon fast approaching
Fitness enthusiasts will take to the pavement, dirt and water Aug. 26 for the fifth annual W.I.L.D. Hodag Mini-Triathlon at Holiday Acres.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Snowhawks ground Town Pump for third straight win
The Snowhawks jumped on Henkel's Town Pump early Monday night and never looked back en route to an 18-8 win. (subscriber access)
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Three Eagle Half Marathon & 5K to take place Oct. 14
The annual Three Eagle Half Marathon & 5K race will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 on the Three Eagle Trail, a 13-mile crushed limestone trail connecting the towns of Eagle River and Three Lakes.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rhinelander swimmers compete at state
Rhinelander Swim Club had two swimmers compete at the 2017 Wisconsin Long Course Meter 12 and Under state meet July 28-30, and another compete in the 13 and Over state meet a week later.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Photos: RHS holds youth gymnastics camp
Members of the Rhinelander High School gymnastics team took time this week to teach Hodag gymnasts of the future during a youth camp at the James Williams Middle School gymnasium.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rhinelander Women's Pool League to meet Aug. 23
The Rhinelander Women's Pool League will hold its organizational meeting for the 2017-18 season at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Town Pump.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

UW study shows sports specialization may lead to more injuries
High school athletes who specialized in a single sport experienced more lower-extremity injuries than athletes who participated in a variety of sports throughout the year, according to a new study presented this month at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

NFHS: High school sports participation up again
Led by the largest one-year increase in girls participation in 16 years, the overall number of participants in high school sports increased for the 28th consecutive year in 2016-17, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Eagle River Speedway announces Spirit Award finalists
Rain forced the cancellation of 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.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Shoutouts & Callouts
The symbiotic relationship between the Packers and their fans help make it one of the, if not the greatest franchise in professional sports. (subscriber access)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snowhawks snap losing skid
Finally, the Snowhawks began to get the big hits missing in the previous three weeks, putting together back-to-back 5-run innings to pull away for a 22-10 win. (subscriber access)
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Former USWNT stars hold camp in Northwoods
Two of the greatest women to ever put on a soccer uniform visited the Northwoods last weekend to work with the next generation of soccer stars. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Photo: Little Dribblers
Rhinelander High School girls' basketball coach Ryan Clark works with young players during the Rhinelander Basketball Association's Little Dribblers Youth Basketball Camp at James Williams Middle School Wednesday, July 19.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shoutouts & Callouts
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." Typically that adage is accompanied by a lesson about sportsmanship, being humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Sometimes, however, the saying can just as easily be applied to the fortitude a team or individual displays in a losing effort. (subscriber access)
Thursday, July 27, 2017


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