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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 21, 2020 

State Hockey: Fast start, hot goalie spur 'Jacks

Since the beginning of the sectional hockey tournament, the CEC girls hockey team has jumped on teams early in the game. On Wednesday the Lumberjacks opened play at the Minnesota State Girls Hockey... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 21, 2020 

'Jacks season ends with an OT crusher

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Elk River boys hockey teams took fans on a ride of epic proportions in Tuesday night's Section 7AA boys quarterfinal hockey game in Cloquet. After a slow start the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 21, 2020 

Kuhlman back with Bruins after leg injury

Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey player Karson Kuhlman is back playing with the Boston Bruins in the NHL after suffering the first injury of his hockey career back in October. Kuhlman, who also... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 21, 2020 

For Cloquet, it's a small (hockey) world, after all

Anyone attending a Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey game this year would probably not have noticed anything unusual when they looked behind the team bench at the coaching staff. A glance would... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 14, 2020

Girls hockey: Lumberjacks head to state for first time in 11 years

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage hung a 6-1 loss on the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team, the first loss in 17 straight games for CEC. On Wednesday night the two teams... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 7, 2020

Lacrosse takes hold in county

Here's a quiz question for you: What is the fastest growing sport in America? Lacrosse! That also holds true across Minnesota where the game, which was invented by American Indians long ago, is growin... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 7, 2020

'Jacks start playoff push, win 3-0

Entering Tuesday night's Section 7A girls hockey playoffs, the Lumberjacks were more than heavily favored. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton came in as the No. 1 seed with a gaudy record of 22-3, while their... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 7, 2020

East gets one back on 'Jacks

This is probably not what Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Shea Walters envisioned as the latter part of the hockey schedule winds down. After falling in tough back-to-back games against... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 7, 2020

The ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 30 Girls Basketball Esko-47 Barnum-11 The Eskomos led 21-4 at halftime and never looked back in their win over the Bombers. Sarah Wagemaker led Esko with 12 points and Kristy DeMuth... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 7, 2020

Girls Hockey: Lumberjacks to face Mirage in Section 7A championship game Wednesday

The girls hockey match up everyone has been waiting for has arrived. On Wednesday night the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks will square off against the Proctor-Hermantown Mirage in Proctor for the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    People    January 31, 2020

Cloquet's trailblazing hockey coach dies

Word began to filter out early Monday morning that the godfather of Cloquet hockey, former boys hockey coach Bill Kennedy, had passed away Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Mahtowa. The tough-as-... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 31, 2020

Rebels rip Cards

Depth and tough defense proved to be a perfect formula for the Moose Lake/Willow River boys basketball team on Friday night as they posted an impressive 88-55 win over a very good Cromwell-Wright team... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 31, 2020

Esko power boost bests Cloquet in second half

It was a tale of two halves on Monday night when the Eskomos and Lumberjacks met up in high school boys basketball. Cloquet zipped out to a nine-point halftime lead, but Esko stormed back to win... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

FDL finds another gear

Trailing by a point at halftime against Chisholm did not sit very well with Fond du Lac boy's basketball coach Earl Otis last Friday night. The Ogichidaa came out lethargic and the head coach felt an... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

CEC's 17-game win streak snapped in 6-1 loss

The Section 7A top seed was at stake on Tuesday night when the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team traveled to Proctor to take on Proctor/Hermantown. The Lumberjacks entered the game with a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 24, 2020

Wilderness get much-needed weekend sweep

Heading into their first weekend at home in 2020, the Minnesota Wilderness were in need of something substantial to happen. They got just that - sweeping Bismarck by 3-2 and 4-0 scores at Northwoods... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 17, 2020

CEC on a roll; ranked No. 2

After starting the season 1-2, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team has steamrolled the competition and have cruised to 16 straight wins including wins over Duluth Marshall, Cambridge-Isanti... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 17, 2020

The Jug stays in Carlton for boys

Things had to feel a bit different in Tuesday's tilt for the Little Brown Jug in Carlton. The Bulldogs hosted the Wrenshall Wrens for the annual "battle for the jug," but this was the first year the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 10, 2020

'Jacks sputter, then steamroll

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team was busy this past week with three home games that included a pair of wins on Friday and Tuesday. On Thursday, the 'Jacks fell 3-2 to Eagan. On Friday, the Lu... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 10, 2020

Pocernich is new points king

Micah Pocernich is now the all-time scoring leader in Cromwell-Wright boys basketball history. Pocernich poured in 27 points on Friday in a 68-43 win over Silver Bay and has now surpassed Pete Smith... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 10, 2020

Eskomos, Rebels battle to the bitter end

Friday's Esko-Moose Lake/Willow River boys basketball game featured teams that looked like mirror images of each other. In the end, the Eskomos overcame a 13-point deficit and managed to sneak out of... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 3, 2020

A rough-and-tumble tourney

The Wood City Classic opened last Friday in Cloquet with some competitive play on both sides of the court for the boys and girls. On the boys side, the host team downed Cromwell-Wright and Proctor... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 3, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: In 1976, a classic tourney

The history of the Wood City Classic basketball tournament is rife with stories about games and players. But perhaps no tournament was more impressive than the Jan. 2-3, 1976 Classic, which featured... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 27, 2019

Lumberjacks best Rebels again

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Moose Lake Area had a rematch of girls hockey on Friday night in Moose Lake. A little over a month ago, the Lumberjacks came away with a 2-1 victory in Cloquet. Friday night... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 27, 2019

Bombers drop Panthers

After a tightly played first half, the Barnum boys basketball team found a little something extra in the second half to take the game against South Ridge in Culver Thursday night. Barnum held a slim... Full story


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