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 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 1, 2024 

Two Lumberjacks enter State meet

Two Lumberjack wrestlers qualified for the state boys wrestling tournament this week in St. Paul: freshman Aiden Theisen and senior Warren Heitala. Theisen will make his second straight state... Full story

 

Girls hockey: Visiting Mirage blank Lumberjacks

Izzy Fairchild helped the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage jump out to an early lead in the first period and go on to a 4-0 win Tuesday night over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in... Full story

 

Holiday tournaments headed this way

With the holidays on the near horizon, so too is the long-standing tradition of holiday sports tournaments between Christmas and New Years. Hockey and basketball take center stage over the break, but... Full story

 

Cloquet legend enters hockey hall of fame

It may have started in northern Minnesota, but Jamie Langenbrunner's hockey career has taken him across the country and around the world. But Wednesday, Dec. 6 brought him right back to northern... Full story

 

'Jacks hit a roadblock at home

The Cloquet boys basketball team played tough Tuesday, but ultimately fell to North Branch 73-69 in this season's home opener at Cloquet Middle School. Head coach Steve Battaglia isn't worried. "We... Full story

 

Cloquet wins 'Paddle' game with Esko

The Cloquet and Esko girls basketball teams battled for the first time Tuesday with more than just bragging rights on the line. The Lumberjacks prevailed to win the first "Battle for the Paddle."... Full story

 

Rebels outgunned at State

The Moose Lake/Willow River boys football team entered last week's Class AA quarterfinals confident after a section victory over Barnum and how well the defense had played all season long, but Eden... Full story

 

Young Lumberjacks edge Rebels

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team evened its season record at 1-1 Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory over the Moose Lake Area Rebels at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake. Lumberjacks junior defende... Full story

 

Rebels bypass Bombers, head to state

All season long, the Moose Lake/Willow River defense has played like a unit possessed by protecting the endzone. The Rebels entered the playoffs allowing an average of a little over 8 points per game... Full story

 

Esko can't get by star-laden Rush City

For the third consecutive season, Rush City ended the Esko girls volleyball season in the 7AA playoffs. Last year, a late comeback by Esko in the section final forced a deciding fifth set for the Tige... Full story

 

Rebels, Bombers will battle for 7AA crown

When they met for the season opener, Barnum's first victory over Moose Lake/Willow River came only after two overtimes. This week, the neighboring football teams will play again, with the Section 7AA... Full story

 

It's a breeze for Esko in title game

In the Section 7A championship game on Tuesday, Esko scored early and often for a decisive 4-0 victory over Marshall, eclipsing a September tie between the teams and sending Esko to state. Esko's... Full story

 

Lumberjacks stay hot with sweep

The Cloquet volleyball team raced to a fast start this season, a trend that continued with a sweep of Moose Lake/Willow River on Tuesday at Moose Lake Area School. Cloquet won the first set 25-15,... Full story

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 3, 2022

7A softball roundup: Rebels claw way to championship game

The Section 7A softball tournament has found its way to the final two teams as tournament action continued Tuesday at Braun Park in Cloquet. Defending section 7A champion Cherry will face Moose... Full story

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 3, 2022

Baseball: Eskomos eating up playoff opponents

Esko opened up section 7AA baseball action with a pair of victories Tuesday afternoon and evening. The top-seeded team was scheduled to face Rock Ridge at 2 p.m. Thursday at Superior High School... Full story

 

Barnum falls short in section final

The Barnum boys basketball season came to an end Friday night as a state-ranked Nevis team defeated the Bombers 67-37 in the section 5A finals in Foley. Barnum - the top seed out of the eastern half o... Full story

 

Section 7A roundup: South Ridge battles to the end

The South Ridge boys basketball season came to an end Saturday at UMD in a hard-fought game against the No. 1 seeded Cherry Tigers. After falling to Cherry by 43 points in December, the Panthers... Full story

 

Bombers soar past Cardinals to title game

Evan Gustafson and Joe Peterson each scored 18 points as Barnum topped Cromwell-Wright 57-39 to capture the 5A east subsection championship Tuesday night in Hinckley. Gustafson, who hit three of... Full story

 

Bombers edge out Upsala, fall in semis

Barnum junior Rayna Klejeski had a big night last Thursday in the section 5A playoffs: not only did she score the 1,000th point of her career, she also hit the game-winning basket as the Bombers... Full story

 

Panthers maintain perfection

The South Ridge girls basketball remained unbeaten with an impressive 68-24 victory Thursday at home over Barnum in a Polar League Conference matchup. The Panthers used defense and solid shot... Full story

 

Lumberjacks get over Esko

Prior to the Lumberjacks first game of the season Tuesday, head coach Heather Young said "the first game of the season we normally feel rushed and ready to go, but tonight I think we are set." This... Full story

 

Eskomos hang tough in rugged loss

The Eskomos' hopes of moving into the state Class AAA championship next week dwindled away down the stretch of the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. That's when Dassel-Cokato... Full story

 

Tournament draw is a tough one for South Ridge

Longtime Carlton volleyball coach Barb Soukkala sent a note to Brad Olesiak following the Panthers victory over Northeast Range in the section finals. “Congratulations,” it read, “remember to... Full story

 

'Jacks hit a stadium wall

The Cloquet girls soccer team ended its state run last week with two losses and a fourth place in Class AA. The Lumberjacks took to the big stage at U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday afternoon in a... Full story

 

South Ridge earns first trip to state tournament

South Ridge earned its first ever state volleyball appearance Saturday by defeating Northeast Range 3-1 in front of a large crowd at the Lincoln Elementary School in Hibbing. After coming from behind... Full story

 

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