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CEC stymied at State

The Lumberjacks boys soccer season ended in a shootout Wednesday, in a Class AA quarterfinal game against St. Cloud Tech High School that remained tied 1-1 through two overtime periods and ended 2-1 a... Full story


Golden goal is ticket to State

It was close, but the Lumberjacks boys soccer team is headed to State again after scoring a golden goal 2 minutes and 6 seconds into overtime. The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton team scored first and last in th... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    November 4, 2022

'Jacks return with hardware

It's a third at state in run for the record books In a historic run for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team, the Lumberjacks claimed third place in the Class AA Minnesota state soccer tournament... Full story


Lumberjacks topple East for the second time ever

The annual match between Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth East finished with a dramatic 3-2 win for CEC on Thursday, Sept. 15. The 'Jacks had early trouble, with Greyhound senior Pete Onchwari scoring... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    May 6, 2022

Cloquet boys hit the volleyball courts

Cloquet boys volleyball returns for its fourth year as a club sport, and expectations are high. This is the first year the Lumberjacks are fielding two teams, with 19 kids signed up including, for... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    October 15, 2021

CEC boys win playoff opener

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys kicked off their 7AA post-season play Tuesday, entering the game against Mesabi East as favorites and for good reason, winning 9-1. The first-half action started quickly... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    October 15, 2021

7AA Soccer: 'Jacks play back-to-back championship games tonight

Both the boys and girls Lumberjacks soccer teams will take to the pitch tonight to play for a section 7AA crown and the right to advance to the state tournament. With a 14-2 record, the Cloquet girls... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    October 8, 2021

Eskomos lose way in the fog

During a foggy Tuesday night game, fans barely saw the Esko girls soccer team fall 2-1 against a tough Denfeld side. A slow start for the Eskomos left the team unable to control a strong Hunters... Full story


Rain clips 'Jacks surge against East

In a stormy bout between the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth East boys soccer teams last Thursday, the Lumberjacks were left with a 1-0 loss and an early exit as the weather prevented a full second ha... Full story


We miss the coach who changed soccer for us

In light of the one-year anniversary of Anthony L. Makela III's tragic death, we wanted to share with the world how much he meant to those around him. Tony passed away in a single-vehicle accident on... Full story


Redemption begins for 'Jacks

After the undefeated CEC boys soccer team was stunned by Denfeld in the second round of the playoffs last season, things got only more complicated. The unexpected departure of head coach Dave Bergan... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    October 16, 2020

Former Cloquet star drafted by NHL's Bruins

Last year, former Cloquet High School student and hockey player Mason Langenbrunner made an unexpected move away from the Lumberjacks to play his junior season with the Eden Prairie Eagles. He's been... Full story

 By Jack Slater    News    September 4, 2020

Local players speak out in action and words

Several Cloquet players including Mireye Moose and Katelyn Kelley (pictured) and Ilie Benson took a knee during the playing of the national anthem Tuesday before the girls soccer game against Esko.... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    August 28, 2020

Experience will mark tennis team

Tennis is back, and the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls team isn't letting Covid-19 stop them. With 38 girls on the team this year, coach Derek Johnson said that "is the most we've seen on the roster in... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    July 3, 2020

Cloquet's Sam Baker wins state junior PGA tournament

Even without a high school golf season, Cloquet's Sam Baker has stayed sharp and this week won the 2020 Minnesota Junior PGA Boys Championship at The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. "It was a big... Full story


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