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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2024 

Cloquet golf teams aim for section titles

First-year Lumberjacks head coach Andrew Miller aims to build a solid girls golf program, much like the Cloquet boys, a perennial frontrunner for the Section 7 championship. This year Miller has been... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 24, 2024 

'Jacks tennis team out of section play

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton went 1-1 in the Section 7 boys tennis tournament play last week. The Lumberjacks opened with an impressive 7-0 win over Duluth Marshall before being ousted from tournament play... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2024

Lumberjacks remain on a roll

A big third inning helped send the Cloquet softball team to a 9-1 win over Esko Monday afternoon at Braun Park. The Lumberjacks led just 1-0 entering the bottom of third and then blew the game open...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2024

'Jacks fare well at conference meet

The 2024 Lake Superior Conference was held Tuesday afternoon in Cloquet under blue skies and sunshine, with a bit of an east wind. When the day came to an end, the Cloquet Lumberjacks nabbed first... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 10, 2024

Stealth rains on CEC's win parade

The first season in history of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys lacrosse program has been nothing short of impressive. The Lumberjacks have displayed massive offensive firepower and a stingy defense, a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 10, 2024

Lumberjacks look to break through

The Cloquet baseball team is in the midst of the busiest part of its spring schedule. Last Thursday, the Lumberjack fell 7-5 to Proctor, on Monday they lost 5-3 to a tough Superior team. Don't judge... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 3, 2024

Wilderness bow out of playoffs

The Minnesota Wilderness rallied Friday only to end the season the next night with a 6-2 loss to the Anchorage Wolverines at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. The Wilderness, which trailed... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 3, 2024

Lumberjacks are on cruise control

The Cloquet girls softball team got a little help from Mother Nature Tuesday when rainy weekend skies cleared enough to allow the Lumberjacks a chance to get on their home field for Senior Night. The... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 3, 2024

11 schools meet at Esko Showcase

Esko hosted one of the largest local track meets of the year last Thursday at the Esko track and field complex. Eleven schools competed at the varsity and junior varsity boys and girls divisions at... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 26, 2024

Raptors 8 runs in 8th spell doom for Barnum

For seven innings the Carlton/Wrenshall and Barnum boys baseball teams battled nose to nose. Then, in the top of the eighth inning, all that changed when the Raptors erupted for eight runs and came... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 26, 2024

Esko gets hot on a cold day, wins 13-3

Cold temperatures and ominous skies greeted the Esko and Barnum softball teams Tuesday afternoon in Esko. Fortunately, the rain held off and both teams did their best to keep warm with temperatures... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 19, 2024

CEC lacrosse makes history

A new era in Cloquet-Esko-Carlton athletics began last week when the first lacrosse team in school history hit the field April 11 with a home game against Roccori at Members Cooperative Credit Union... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 19, 2024

Cloquet brings pitching, power into season

Last season, the Cloquet girls softball team got over a big hurdle by winning in the first round of the Section 7AAA tournament. Next, the 'Jacks nearly pulled off the impossible by taking Chisago Lak... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 19, 2024

Raptors pitcher ready to make her mark

It would be an understatement to say Carlton/Wrenshall pitcher Abby Mitchell had a strong start to her season last week against Hinckley-Finlayson. Just how strong has yet to be determined. "We are... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 12, 2024

Lumberjacks felled in opening games

The Cloquet boys baseball team could have picked a couple of easier opponents to open with this season. Instead, the Lumberjacks opened with a doubleheader against Duluth East and Duluth Marshall at... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 12, 2024

Boys tennis: New courts, new season, opening win

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis team was all smiles on Tuesday as the team competed for the first time on the new high school tennis courts. "Everyone was so excited and thrilled with the new... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 5, 2024

Late snow crimps outdoor practice

Just a couple of weeks ago, spring sports teams were licking their chops because there was no snow on the ground. Teams were able to get outside and simulate gamelike conditions. Then Mother Nature... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 29, 2024

And they're off ... spring sports begin

With a snowstorm looming, the Polar League high school track season kicked off indoors Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Although no team scores were kept, local track and field... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Esko denied by Pequot again

The Esko boys basketball team met its Achilles' heel in the Section 7AA championship Friday, falling to Pequot Lakes, 55-42, at Romano Gym on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. It was t... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Raptors, Ogichidaa fall in Section 7A semis

The Section 7A boys basketball season came to an end for local teams March 13 in Hibbing, where both Carlton/Wrenshall and Fond du Lac bowed out of the playoffs after semifinal games. In the first... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2024

Esko grad is an All-American thrower

Gage Stankiewicz is now an All-American in track and field after the NCAA Division III meet in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earlier this month. A junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2024

Rebels surge past Bombers

It was a tale of two halves last Saturday when No. 4 seed Moose Lake/Willow River and neighboring No. 5 seed Barnum met in the Section 7AA boys basketball quarterfinals in Hermantown. The Bombers... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2024

Lumberjacks bounced in first round

It took a nearly flawless game for the North Branch Vikings to beat the Cloquet in the Section 7AAA boys basketball tournament last week. The game was even at 41-41 at halftime on March 6, but the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2024

Raptors rip through Section 7A foess

The large Section 7A boys basketball tournament reached a fever pitch Wednesday, with two of the remaining four teams hailing from Carlton County. One of those local teams was expected to be in the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2024

7A girls playoffs: Cromwell-Wright, South Ridge remain

And then there were two. The two remaining local teams in the Section 7A girls basketball tournament are Cromwell-Wright and South Ridge. Both teams won twice last week and entered Wednesday night's... Full story


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