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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 22, 2021 

It's tough sledding early on for 'Jacks

The new high school boys hockey schedule could not have been much tougher for the opening two games of the season for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team. On Thursday the Lumberjacks opened... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Skaters work out the kinks

Junior hockey returned to the Northland this past week as the Minnesota Wilderness opened 2021 with a pair of road games and their first home game of the season, with mixed results. The Wilderness... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Finally, pucks are being dropped

A year ago, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team completed a season for the ages by going 27-4 and finishing as runner-up at the Minnesota High School Class A Girls Hockey Tournament. The...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Ski teams seek return to postseason success

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys Nordic ski team is starting the season with a ranking that may remind some oldtimers around here of the glory days when Mike Marciniak, Joe Nowak and John Loumala...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 1, 2021

Competition makes three Tims real chums

Many famous people and things come in threes. Think of Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Three Musketeers; the Three Amigos; or The Three Stooges. Locally, you can add "the Three Tims" to the list. Tim...

 

Rodd's Ramblings: Early gift buying is my mantra this year, I think

It’s Christmas and holiday time again and that means the annual ritual of finding presents for family and friends is well underway. Usually I am a last-minute shopper, and by last minute I’m...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 11, 2020

A fruitful end of line for Line

Growing up in Wright, professional drag racer Jason Line wasn't much involved in sports. Perhaps that is what makes it interesting that he went on to a professional sports career that is nearly...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 4, 2020

School Sports Limbo

In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character, Phil, is destined to live the same day over and over again. To local high school activities directors and coaches it must seem like they are... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

'Jacks end it with exclamation point

If there was a good way to end a season marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cloquet volleyball team found it Friday night by downing the Proctor Rails in a total team effort. The Lumberjacks managed... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Cloquet scraps to a bitter end

The wild ride known as the 2020 high school football season came to an end for Cloquet on Thursday night in Proctor when Cloquet fell 40-36 to North Branch, a team the Lumberjacks defeated in the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Denouement for Panthers after perfect regular slate

After going undefeated during the regular season, the South Ridge Panthers looked forward to playing for a section crown in nine-man football. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the state order... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Cardinals can't keep up in final game of season

Entering their Wednesday game vs. Hill City/Northland, Cromwell-Wright Area knew the game would be their final game of the football season as sports . When the dust cleared on perhaps the craziest... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 20, 2020

Cloquet hangs tough with East

The Cloquet football team couldn't quite overcome a rough start last Wednesday night as they fell on the road to Duluth East 27-22. "They are pretty big up front and we were caught out of position a... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 20, 2020

Esko drops playoff opener

Usually when a high school football team heads into the playoffs there is renewed hope of the possibility of winning a section championship. Regardless of a team's record, there is always a chance to... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 20, 2020

Esko zips past 'Jacks

Esko kept its undefeated volleyball record intact Friday night with a 3-1 win over Cloquet in Esko. The Eskomos took the convincing win by scores of 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 to improve to 8-0. "We... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 20, 2020

Bombers sweep diminished Rebels team

In a neighborhood volleyball match up on Thursday, Nov. 12, host Barnum improved its record to 9-1 on the season with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-8 win over Moose Lake/Willow River, which had to scramble players... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 20, 2020

Bombers bomb Bombers

The Barnum football team rallied hard in the second half of Tuesday night's playoff game vs. Braham, but a 24-8 halftime deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the Bombers were beaten 24-16 and... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

Covid, fumbles stymie Cloquet

Friday night's Cloquet football game against the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks proved to be a nightmare. Prior to the game the Lumberjacks found out they had lost four coaches, including head coach Tom... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

South Ridge still perfect

Connor Bushbaum and his South Ridge teammates have gone on a roll of epic proportions. For the second straight week the star running back scored four touchdowns and raced for well over 200 rushing... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 13, 2020

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Cromwell-Wright 33 Isle 14 Ethan Shelton and Jaegar Goranson both scored a pair of touchdowns as the Cards rebounded from last week's loss to Ogilvie. Shelton led the Cards with 118 yards rushing and... Full story

 

Rodd's Ramblings: Returning to the magic of the deer hunt

The annual event that brings families and friends together kicked off this past weekend when the 2020 Minnesota firearms deer season opened. Deer camps across the state welcomed young and old alike as... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Lumberjacks have mojo working; on 6-0 streak

The Cloquet volleyball team is on a winning streak following their 3-1 win over the Duluth Denfeld Hunters Thursday, Oct. 29. The Lumberjacks dropped the first game 22-25, but rebounded to win the...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Esko dropped by powerhouse Mora

Entering Friday’s home game, the Eskomos were 2-1 and facing a Mora team that was undefeated and averaging 38 points per game through three games. When the wind died down following the game, the...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Barnum starts strong, but Warriors end stronger

Barnum was looking for its second win of the season against a good Deer River team for its homecoming celebration Friday, and it looked like they might get it. After the first half, the Bombers held...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 6, 2020

Esko finally gets one over on Carlton

For the past few years the Esko volleyball team has come up short against Carlton. After the graduation of a boatload of Bulldogs and only one Eskomo lost to graduation, this year it's the Eskomos...

 

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