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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2019 

'Jacks win conference title

The Lumberjacks boys team continued its march toward tennis domination Tuesday, and captured the Lake Superior Conference championship as a result. The Lumberjacks shut out Hermantown 7-0 at...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 17, 2019 

Lumberjacks peaking for playoffs

The Cloquet boys baseball team made the two-hour trip to Princeton Friday night and promptly handed the Tigers a 5-3 loss as the ‘Jacks picked up their fifth win on the season. “The boys have been...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 10, 2019

Wrens, Bulldogs battle for Polar League small-school championship

The Carlton varsity boys baseball team secured the championship of the Polar League small-school division by picking up a 7-5 win over Wrenshall at Chub Lake Park Tuesday afternoon. It was a tough...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 10, 2019

Wrens compete in varsity softball for the first time in a decade

It has been 10 years since the Wrenshall Wrens fielded a high school softball team. A year ago the Wrens played a junior varsity schedule to help dip their toes in the water. This year they made the t...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 10, 2019

Tenth-ranked Cloquet triumphs in section rematch

In a rematch of the Section 7AAA championship last year, the No. 10-ranked Cloquet girls varsity softball team exacted a small bit of revenge over North Branch Friday afternoon when the 'Jacks...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 3, 2019

Carlton dominates diamond

At six wins and zero losses, the Carlton softball team is steaming through the season, at least as often as the weather allows. The Bulldogs beat Cromwell-Wright 16-1 Tuesday, a game that ended in...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 3, 2019

Cloquet softball team sees mixed results

It’s been a feast-or-famine type of week for the Lumberjacks softball team. Averaging more than 10 runs per game, the team faced a scoring famine when beaten by Hermantown 6-0 last Friday, then...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 26, 2019

Weather cooperates for Esko track meet

Fittingly named, the Esko Vortex track meet was held April 16 at the Esko Sports Center. Many of the local schools participated in one of their first outdoor meets of the year and there were plenty...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 26, 2019

Lumberjacks dominate conference meet

It seems Mother Nature is the most formidable foe for Northland track and field, as the weather is the only thing slowing down the Lumberjacks this spring. With 140 kids on the varsity roster and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 19, 2019

Mother Nature derails spring sports ... again

A couple of weeks ago it looked like the spring sports season would be right on track. Then colder-than-average temperatures and an April snowstorm combined to cause cancellations and set schedules...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 12, 2019

Eskomos hold off Blue Devils until the fourth

The visiting Virginia Blue Devils broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning and went on to beat the Eskomos 4-0 in a game that was shortened to five innings due to rain and lightning. "Things...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 5, 2019

County track teams race into spring

The Northland overcame a record-setting snowfall in February by having one of the driest months of March in history. That, in turn, allowed area running tracks to melt and local high school teams to...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 5, 2019

Tomhave, boys tennis serve notice they are team to watch

Led by senior Peter Tomhave, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis team is looking for big things this season. But the No. 1 singles player is just one of many strong players for the boys team that...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 29, 2019

Whitecaps win hockey championship

The National Women’s Hockey League completed its playoffs March 17 with the Minnesota Whitecaps taking the championship 2-1 in overtime over the Buffalo Beauts in Minneapolis. Playing at the Tria...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 29, 2019

'They are the face of Cloquet cross country'

To say Mike Bushey has put in his time as a coach in the Cloquet High School cross-country program is putting it mildly. Last week Bushey announced via Twitter that he was resigning his position as...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    News    March 22, 2019

How to make winter go away

Spring sports enthusiasts may have to wait just a little longer than normal to see their favorite team on the field or track. Or will they? February brought record snowfall for much of the region and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2019

Cloquet on track for great season

With a state champion on their roster, the Cloquet girls and boys track teams are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. Kendra Kelley, who won the 200-meter Class AA race at the Minnesot...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2019

Bismarck sweeps Wilderness out of playoff contention

To say that tough times have fallen on the Minnesota Wilderness is putting it far too mildly. The Wilderness have suffered nine straight losses. And last weekend they were eliminated from the North...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Eskomos are two steps closer to State

The defending Section 7AA boys basketball champion Esko is back in the championship game this year after a pair of wins over Pierz and Virginia this week. On Monday the Eskomos downed Pierz by 23...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Rangers capture the Cardinals with defense

Twice during the regular season, Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl met on the basketball court with the Rangers winning the first game by eight points and the Cards taking the second game by 20 p...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Tigers topple the Lumberjacks

When the Cloquet boys basketball team met Princeton Friday night at Duluth East High School, the players knew they would have their hands full. The Tigers came into the Section 7AAA semifinal game...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Local teams can't get past playoff hump day

ast Wednesday night, March 6, was a tough night for local Section 7A boys basketball teams. Wrenshall, Fond du Lac, Carlton and South Ridge all lost and were eliminated from the tournament. Lakeview...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

'It's a kind of magic'

To say the Cloquet boys basketball team had a slow start to its Section 7AAA playoff basketball game against Grand Rapids Tuesday might rank as one of the understatements of the year. Midway through...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

Carlton, Wrenshall exit playoffs

Wednesday night the Section 7A girls basketball tournament saw two local teams eliminated from further play. The Wrenshall Wrens were bounced out by No. 2 seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl and No. 7 seeded...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

'Jacks fall to Thunderhawks to end season

A slow start to Saturday's Section 7AAA semifinal game versus Grand Rapids sealed the fate of the Cloquet girls basketball team. The Thunderhawks raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and then fended...

 

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