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Cloquet bows out of Legion playoffs

The Cloquet American Legion baseball team went 1-2 in the District 10 tournament last week, after opening with a 7-2 victory over Hibbing. Cloquet was the host site this year, with Wade Stadium in...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    July 26, 2019

Cloquet set for playoffs

The Cloquet VFW baseball team finished its regular season Tuesday with a disappointing loss to Proctor, but second-year coach Greg Thompson said the young team has continued to improve. "We wanted to...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    July 19, 2019

CCC Invite goes into overtime

Hermantown's Taylor Sundbom won his third Cloquet Country Club Invitational Sunday, coming from three strokes off the lead to tie Matt Mellin of Duluth and force extra holes. With both players tied...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    July 12, 2019

Young Cloquet Legion team takes on diamond

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July in our rearview mirror, the Cloquet Legion baseball team is preparing for a district tournament right around the corner. "We are a very young team," fo...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 28, 2019

Softball, baseball stars get one last turn on the diamond

The spring sports season wrapped up with what has become a fan and player favorite for all - the Polar League All Star baseball and softball games. Things kicked off Friday at Wade Stadium in West...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 21, 2019

South Ridge can't find offense at state tournament

Entering the Class A State Baseball Tournament, the South Ridge Panthers were hoping experience would pay off at their second-straight appearance, but South Ridge fell twice last Thursday and Friday....

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Panthers play in first state softball tournament

The South Ridge Panthers were rolling on a hot streak when they entered the girls state softball tournament last week at Caswell Park in North Mankato, with Malania Madill throwing 33 scoreless inning...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Young Esko team falls at State

The Esko Eskomos made their fourth consecutive appearance at the Class AA girls state softball tournament last Thursday in North Mankato, but this one was somewhat different than the previous three...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Eskomos baseball team fall in section finals

Playing in their seventh section 7AA playoff game last Thursday in Proctor, the Esko Eskomos knew it was an uphill battle facing Duluth Marshall. They were right. The two-time defending section champi...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 7, 2019

South Ridge gets first title; draws returning state champs

For a season threatened by no head softball coach until a few days before the start of spring practice, having Roger Plachta appears to have been the perfect choice. The former University of Wisconsin...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 7, 2019

'Jacks are section champs on the links

Keegan Poppenberg may have not been the favorite to win the section title heading into the section meet at Giants Ridge last week, but the senior certainly showed his leadership skills, winning the...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 31, 2019

'Jacks bolt to front in section 7AA play

Lumberjack senior Keegan Poppenberg led all golfers after the first round of the section 7AA boys golf tournament Tuesday at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Poppenberg shot an even par 70 to finish atop the...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 24, 2019

Esko takes boys track title; girls are second

The Eskomos boys track team captured the 2019 Polar League Track and Field Championship crown last week in Esko while the girls team took a close second to Two Harbors. The Esko boys finished ahead of Two Harbors with a team total of 145.5 points...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 17, 2019

Lumberjack boys continue mastery on the links

The Lumberjacks boys golf team dominated play at their home meet last week, with the team coming in 34 points ahead of the next-closest team and Sam Baker winning the individual play. The...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 17, 2019

Girl golfers get it in gear

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls golf team has not participated in many meets this spring but they are growing into the game, now that the weather is cooperating. Last week the Lady ’Jacks competed...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 10, 2019

Hot Eskomos team trounces the Bombers

The Esko Eskomos boys baseball team improved to 9-2 on the season Tuesday afternoon after defeating the Barnum Bombers by a score of 17-2 in a Polar League conference matchup. Esko scored 17 runs on...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 3, 2019

'Jacks best ML-WR, lose to Marshall

Early in April it looked like Mother Nature was going to provide the kind of spring we have not seen for a while, where Northland sports teams could play a full and normal schedule. As we all know,...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    May 3, 2019

Golf team starts fast

The Cloquet boys golf team finally got to play in its first meet of the season last weekend and played very well - with a top-three individual finisher and a fourth-place team finish - despite a lack...

 

CEC tennis team busy making up for lost time

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis team dropped an early season match with Duluth East Tuesday afternoon 7-0 at Cloquet High School. The Greyhounds, a dominant local power on the tennis circuit, pro...

 

Crane throws one-hitter in win for Carlton

Carlton pitcher Kaden Crane threw a one-hitter Tuesday afternoon as the Bulldogs defeated Polar League rival McGregor 11-1 at Chub Lake Park in Carlton. Crane allowed only one hit while striking out 11 batters, and allowing only one run — an unearn...

 

Lumberjack golfers ready to hit the links

The Cloquet-Esko boys and girls golf teams are ready to hit the links for the upcoming 2019 high school season. Fresh off a fourth-place finish a year ago at the Boys Class AA state golf tournament, t...

 

'Take me out to the ball game'

As winter turns into spring and local high schools attempt to make the transition to spring sports, several local baseball teams are looking for the success they had from a season ago. Class A South Ridge: The South Ridge Panthers are coming off...

 

Eskomos baseball off to a fast start

The Esko boys baseball team didn't let a lack of experience get in the way, as they started their season Monday by beating defending section 7A champion South Ridge by a score of 9-4. "We had many...

 

Cardinals compete hard, but fall at state

Although Cromwell-Wright didn't get the outcome it had hoped for at last week's Minnesota Boys Basketball Tournament, the team certainly proved it belonged on the big stage. The Cardinals opened play...

 

Underdog Eskomos end run in consolation championship

Esko entered the 2019 Minnesota Boys Basketball Tournament as huge underdogs March 20 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Playing in their second-straight state Class AA tournament - and fourth in the...

 

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