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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 6, 2019 

Cardinals overwhelm Bombers

An impressive shutdown defensive effort by the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team helped to propel the Cards to a 76-17 win over the Bombers Monday night in Cromwell. "Our defense is the strength... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 6, 2019 

CEC shuts out North Shore, 11-0

Comprised of girls from Two Harbors, Silver Bay and other areas along the north shore of Lake Superior, the North Shore girls hockey team is known as "the Storm." On Tuesday night the Lumberjacks prov... Full story


Rodd's Ramblings: Deer hunt is about more than venison

Another Minnesota firearms deer season has come and gone, and while some hunters enjoyed a bountiful harvest, others, like me, left 2019 in the rearview without adding any venison to their freezers....

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 29, 2019

Lumberjacks get a blowout, tie

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team delivered a 6-0 home win over Proctor in the opening game of the season Thursday and followed that up with a 3-3 overtime tie on the road at Chaska on... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 22, 2019

Win over Moose Lake doesn't come easy

Moose Lake Area senior goalie Jo Wekseth made 50 saves, but in the end that was not enough to hold off the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks who came away with a 2-1 win over the Rebels in Cloquet....

 By Kerry Rodd    People    November 22, 2019

County athletes make college commitments

Kiana Bender, Dea DeLeon and Taylor Nelson may attend different local high schools, but the trio have at least two things in common. The first is that all three play hockey for the...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 22, 2019

Minot takes two from Wilderness in Cloquet

It was a tough couple of games for the Minnesota Wilderness this past weekend. The North American Hockey League Wilderness dropped back-to-back games to the Minot Minotauros by scores of 6-3 and 4-3...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTON 7AAA CHAMPS: Big plays bring Esko a state berth

The Esko football team demolished Aitkin 41-14 earlier this season on the road in Aitkin, but winning proved more challenging last week in the Section 7AAA playoffs. In the end, however, the result wa... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTION 5 NINE-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Panthers outrun the Mercs

Fans attending the Section 5 Nine-Man championship football game between South Ridge and McGregror were barely in their seats Friday afternoon when the fireworks started for the Panthers. South Ridge... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7A VOLLEYBALL: Carlton stunned in section final

After an impressive 3-1 win over Ely in the semifinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Carlton girls volleyball team fell by a 3-0 score in the Section 7A finals to Greenway Saturday afternoon. Against Ely,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7AA VOLLEYBALL: Proctor denies Esko; prospects good for next year

Going into last Wednesday’s Section 7AA semifinal match, the Eskomos knew they would have to find an answer to Proctor’s Sam Pogatchnik and Payton Rodberg. That proved to be a tough task. The... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

7A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Raptors' wild ride ends

Kerry Rodd [email protected] All good things come to an end. The inaugural and undefeated Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors football season came to a close with a road loss at top-seed Deer River by a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

7AAA PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS: Esko is moving on

Kerry Rodd [email protected] At the end of the first quarter Saturday, things looked bleak for the Esko football team in their Section 7AAA semifinal game. The Eskomos trailed Proctor 14-0 and...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

SECTION 7AAAA PLAYOFFS: Injuries gash Lumberjacks in semifinal loss

If football is a war of attrition, the Cloquet football team got the full scope of things in their 14-0 home playoff loss to Chisago Lakes Saturday in Cloquet. In a matter of minutes, the Lumberjacks...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

NINE-MAN SEMIFINAL: South Ridge surges to final

South Ridge scored the last two touchdowns of the game and rode the strong running of Connor Bushbaum to a 24-16 win over Hill City/Northland in the Section 5 Nine-Man semifinals Saturday night in... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 25, 2019

Raptors race through first round of playoffs

After going undefeated during the regular season the Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors football team had to hit the road and play as the No. 5 seed in the Section 7A football tournament against the No. 4...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 25, 2019

Cardinals triumph over numbers but fall in playoffs

Playing with a roster of just 12 players all season, somehow Cromwell-Wright not only finished the season, but gave Hill City/Northland a scare in a 30-20 road loss on Tuesday in the opening round of...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 25, 2019

Barnum falls in battle of the Bombers

The Braham Bombers jumped out early and never were threatened in their 48-8 win over the Barnum Bombers in a Section 7A football game in Braham Tuesday night. “Braham has good size across their...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 25, 2019

It was a tough stretch on ice

It was a tough weekend for the Minnesota Wilderness hockey team, which dropped both games of its weekend matchup with the Aberdeen Wings. The Wilderness fell 4-3 in the opener on Friday night and 4-0...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 18, 2019

GIRLS SOCCER: Lumberjacks take aim at section championship

The Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team notched three straight shutouts to open play in the Section 7A tournament this week. That win streak set up a championship showdown with No. 1 seeded Chisago Lake... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 18, 2019

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: ML/WR, Barnum, South Ridge, Cromwell-Wright

South Ridge-25 Silver Bay-6 South Ridge continued its winning streak with a big road win over the Mariners. Connor Bushbaum broke a scoreless tie with just 41 seconds remaining in the first quarter...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 18, 2019

CEC swims to third with help from the entire team

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team finished third in the Section 7A True Team Meet held Saturday in Hibbing. Scoring in a True Team meet is a bit different than regular meets. At a True Team...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

'Jacks surge over Thunderhawks

The homecoming crowd in Cloquet last Friday night was treated to a wild night of football that saw the Lumberjacks rush for nearly 400 yards in a convincing 42-18 win over Grand Rapids. With 1:24...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

Cards are up, down

The Barnum volleyball team picked up an impressive win last Thursday when they downed Cromwell-Wright 3-2 in a thrilling five-set match in Barnum. "It was a huge win for us over Cromwell," said... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 11, 2019

Lumberjack girls freeze out Eskomos

With playoffs looming, the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team secured its 14th win of the season last Thursday by taking their second win of the season over Esko, 2-0. The 'Jacks managed to get by a... Full story


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