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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 27, 2023 

Eskomos show depth in another big win

The Esko boys basketball team proved again Friday why it's a favorite in local basketball circles. The Eskomos hosted Moose Lake/Willow River - another perennial local basketball power - and handed... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 27, 2023 

Cardinals soar past Rebels

Entering the game between Cromwell-Wright and Moose Lake/Willow River, the Cardinals had 12 wins and the Rebels just a single win. One of the reasons for the Cardinals' strong season, Sascha Korpela,... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Girls zoom on rainy course

Rain and soggy snow conditions greeted eight high school alpine ski teams Monday at Mont du Lac Resort. Temperatures soared into the mid-30s. But the Cloquet-Esko- Carlton girls were undeterred, enjoy... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Well-matched Lumberjacks, Rebels tangle for a tie

The Moose Lake Area and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey teams seem like a good barometer for one another. The teams tied 1-1 on Monday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, as staunch goaltending... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Fond du Lac finds groove in 100-point game

The Fond du Lac boys basketball team pulled off a significant road win on Tuesday by knocking off the North Woods Grizzlies in Cook. The Ogichidaa won the high-scoring affair, 100-86. "The guys are... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 20, 2023

Bombers get back on track

The Barnum Bombers are winning again. Although that's nothing new when it comes to boys basketball, the team entered Tuesday's basketball game against Duluth Marshall searching for itself a bit. Marsh... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 13, 2023

Rebels' toughness showing

Entering this high school hockey season, expectations were high for the Moose Lake Area girls hockey team. So far, the Rebels have not disappointed, and sit with an impressive 9-3 record after... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 13, 2023

'Jacks move to 11-2 after busy week

In November, the Cloquet and Esko girls basketball teams opened the season with the Lumberjacks sneaking out a 3-point home win. Last week on Thursday, the two teams met again last Thursday - in Esko... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 6, 2023

'Jacks take hardware in Duluth

This season's version of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team is a throwback look at old-time hockey. Last week, these Lumberjacks parlayed physical play, sound penalty killing and an... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 30, 2022

Rodd's ramblings: How the sports sausage is made

Usually this column has something to do with sports. However, I thought this week I’d explain what type of effort goes into getting a newspaper out to the public each week. Well, maybe not the entir... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 23, 2022

Bombers duo dominates Rebels

Rayna Klejeski and Allison Marine combined for 50 points in leading the Barnum girls basketball team to a 65-36 victory over next-door neighbors and rival Moose Lake/Willow River Monday night in... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 23, 2022

Cardinals star thrives at UMD

Just two years ago Taya Hakamaki was at the Minnesota state high school basketball tournament and getting ready to leave the hotel, and then take the floor in the state semifinals, when her... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 16, 2022

Rugged 'Jacks show scoring prowess

To say that Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Shea Walters is excited about this season may be an understatement. Walters thinks this year's version of the Lumberjacks has a chance to be a good... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 16, 2022

Esko finds way vs. neighbor Cloquet

Esko parlayed a strong defensive effort into a 72-55 early season win over Cloquet in Esko on Friday, Dec. 9. "It's always a tough game against Cloquet, but it is fun to play your next-door... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 16, 2022

Cards blow by Wrens

Cromwell-Wright and Wrenshall girls basketball met up Thursday, Dec. 8 in Cromwell in what turned out to be a fairly lopsided game. The Cardinals have been among the best small-school teams in the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 9, 2022

Wrestling history is made

Girls-only match is a Cloquet first The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton wrestling team hosted a triangular with Proctor/Hermantown and Mille Lacs Tuesday at Cloquet High School. The 'Jacks dropped the opener... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 9, 2022

Carlton outduels rival Wrenshall

Carlton and Wrenshall opened their respective high school girls basketball seasons last Thursday, Dec. 1 in Wrenshall with the Bulldogs coming away with a 58-30 win over the Wrens. "I was pretty... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 9, 2022

Lumberjacks face early season tests

If the Cloquet boys basketball team was looking for a tough schedule to start its season, the Lumberjacks found it. The Lumberjacks opened on Friday, Dec. 2 against Hermantown, a state tournament... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 2, 2022

'Jacks settle neighborhood feud

In a game that featured massive momentum swings, the Cloquet and Esko girls basketball teams kicked off thier seasons with a real nailbiter that ended in a 55-52 win for the 'Jacks. Both teams had... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 2, 2022

Rebels walk off on Lumberjacks

Neighborhood rivals Moose Lake Area and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton met up Nov. 22 in a girls hockey clash in Moose Lake. The spirited contest delivered, ending with a 3-2 MLA overtime victory. The Rebels... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 2, 2022

Power play propels Wilderness

The Minnesota Wilderness needed to fight back both nights last weekend, and they completed a home sweep of the Janesville Jets and solidified their spot near the top of the North American Hockey... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 25, 2022

'Jacks navigate tough opening path

If strength of schedule is important to developing a hockey team during the regular season, then the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team is on the right track. The 'Jacks opened the season on Nov.... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 25, 2022

Bittersweet swim at state

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team's season came to a close officially after the Minnesota state meet was held last weekend in the Twin Cities. Senior Hannah Sandman was the lone Lumberjack to... Full story

 

Rodd's ramblings: Outdoors gets local boost on YouTube

For many families across the state, deer hunting is a tradition that goes back generations. Whether it is the same stretch of land they hunt each year, a shack that has been around for decades, or... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 18, 2022

Enter Sandman: 'Jacks swimmer reaches State

Cloquet is sending one more athlete to state competition this fall, after senior Hannah Sandman swam her way to a second place and a personal record during last weekend's Section 7A girls swimming... Full story

 

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