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Northland Pines boys soccer preparing for strong seasonSubmitted: 08/13/2013
Story By Joe Dufek


EAGLE RIVER - Boys soccer teams held their first practice on Monday.

Northland Pines is coming off quite a year.

The Eagles finished second to Rhinelander in the Great Northern Conference last year. But they reached the D-3 section semis last season - losing to eventual state champ Appleton Xavier.

Pines has only 30 kids playing this year.

Many are from last year's playoff team.


Over the summer they faced some of the top teams in the state to get ready for the year.

They're confident they can make a run both in the G-N-C and the playoffs.

"Coming into the season, we're pretty optimistic," senior midfielder Christopher Paez explains. "Last year we lost alot of good guys - but we got really good in the off-season."

"We don't have any superstars either in the front or back," Northland Pines head coach Larry Favorite adds. "But we've got a good balance of kids that will need to work together."

The Eagles open the season August 22 at Antigo.

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EAGLE RIVER - This years Capitol Christmas tree came from Eagle River, and now the choir performing at the tree-lighting ceremony will come from Eagle River, too.

The Northland Pines High School choir got in one last practice before they head down to Madison tomorrow.

More than 30 students will be performing in front of the governor.

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CONOVER - Great Headwaters Trails board members know people love to walk, run, and bike on the Conover-Phelps Trail.

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EAGLE RIVER - Every year, a Christmas tree from Wisconsin helps brighten the Capitol rotunda in Madison. 

The Governor officially lit this years tree, which is from Eagle River, Friday.

While the trees decorations provided the light, the Northland Pines High School choir provided the sound.

"It's in the capitol and its, I mean, people from the state come to see it," said Northlands Pines sophomore Malcolm McCanles.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said they got the call around 4 p.m. that the man was missing, and they found the body just after 6 p.m.

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The Portage County Sheriff's Office revealed Thursday morning that 59-year-old Scott Otterson was killed in the wreck.

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