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  • Fighting Pack

    Dave Harwig|May 3, 2024

    Raegan Grayson carries the ball during the Hermantown-Proctor-CEC Stealth lacrosse match with the Duluth Wolfpack Thursday, April 25 in Hermantown. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton players are part of the program co-op with Hermantown and Proctor. The Wolfpack won 18-9....

  • Raptors Routed

    Dave Harwig|Sep 1, 2023

    Carlton/Wrenshall's Carter Woodall looks for some running room against Nevis' Lealan Norby during Friday's football game. Nevis used explosive plays to take a 69-0 halftime lead on the road in Carlton Aug. 25, eventually notching a 77-0 win. The Tigers scored seven times on nine plays to begin the rout. The Raptors, who come into the season knowing they will be outmatched, were playing their first varsity game since low participation numbers last season meant there was no varsity team. The team...

  • Young players flood cloquet

    Dave Harwig|Jul 28, 2023

    The fifth annual Northland Baseball Classic held last weekend featured 56 teams playing a total of 126 games. Champions were crowned in six age classes and games were played at Braun Park, Ed Mettner Field and Pinehurst Park in Cloquet and Chub Lake Park in Carlton. "It was so fun to drive up to the parks and hear fans screaming and cheering on their teams," said tournament director Nate Knutson. "It was just great to have competitive baseball being played in Cloquet, and there were some... Full story

  • Spring all-stars

    Dave Harwig|Jun 30, 2023

    Competition turned to camaraderie June 20 at Wade Stadium in Duluth as the Polar League held its softball and baseball all-star games with players selected from league teams. In softball, Team Blue had a three-run sixth inning to put away Team Silver 5-1. In the baseball game, Team Haugen/Weber (coaches Ben Haugen of Esko and Aaron Weber of South Ridge) defeated Team Levinski (Cromwell-Wright coach Dean Levinski) 16-4. Five days earlier, Esko did the league proud by winning the Class AA state...

  • Cromwell choir sings for Cardinals

    Dave Harwig|May 20, 2022

    Cromwell-Wright choir director MaryRose Varo and her students sing the national anthem prior to the Cardinals baseball and softball games against Barnum on Tuesday afternoon in Cromwell....

  • Military weekend at the rink

    Dave Harwig|Apr 1, 2022

    Carlton's Abrianna Schmidt sings the national anthem Saturday night with the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard in attendance for the Minnesota Wilderness game and its Military Appreciation Weekend ceremonies.... Full story

  • Barney signs with central lakes

    Dave Harwig|Mar 25, 2022

    Cloquet High School basketball standout Conner Barney signs his commitment letter to Central Lakes College basketball March 11 with coach Jim Russell, his brother Jesus Delapaz, right, and Lumberjacks teammate Owen Defoe-Hayes looking on.... Full story

  • Rinks are ready to go in cloquet

    Dave Harwig|Dec 25, 2020

    Youth hockey players choose teams for an afternoon shinny game on the new and improved outdoor rink behind the Pine Valley Ice Arena Dec. 16. Members of the Cloquet Area Hockey Association and even some high school students tore down the old boards and dug up the ground below the rink this summer to create a bigger and better rink. Although the rink was the first to be frozen and ready for skaters, city parks staff have flooded the rinks at Pinehurst Park, Athletic Park and Sunnyside. Parks...