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 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

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 4, 2019

CEC out of team playoffs

After a wild finish to the regular season, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis team opened the Section 7AA team tournament Tuesday in Grand Rapids. The 'Jacks came into the tournament as the No. 12...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 4, 2019

Bulldogs shut the door on Wrens

The Carlton volleyball team continued its roll through the regular season with a 3-0 win over Wrenshall last week. The Bulldogs won 25-5, 25-18, 25-12 and their record is now 21-2 after winning a...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    October 4, 2019

'Jacks just keep winning

Three more games meant three more wins this past week for the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team, adding up to 13 wins on the season so far. "I think the team is quietly moving along," said...

 

Cloquet girls kick into high gear

Over the past few years the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team featured a two-headed offensive threat: Kendra Kelley and Kiana Bender. With Kelley's graduation - she led the area in scoring the past...

 

Eskomos prepare for playoff push

It's been a busy and very challenging part of the schedule for the Esko girls soccer team. On Saturday, the Eskomos took on one of the top teams in the state. On Monday, they faced a tough Duluth...

 

Football Roundup

Football Cloquet-50 Hibbing-14 At halftime the Cloquet Lumberjacks led Hibbing by a 20-14 score but seemed to be struggling against the over-matched Bluejackets. Enter Marshall Hayes, a sophomore...

 

Let's play hockey

The Minnesota Wilderness opened the North American Hockey League season with a bang this past week. After losing the opening game on Wednesday, the Wilderness exploded to win three straight games at...

 

Wrens take Fond du Lac

The Wrenshall Wrens notched a road volleyball win on Tuesday night by beating the Fond du Lac Ogichidaa 25-15, 25-20 and 25-13, as two of the areas smallest schools did battle at FDL. "Offensively we...

 

Eskomos sweep Rebels

A well rounded hitting attack served the Esko volleyball team well last Thursday as the Eskomos downed Moose Lake-Willow River 25-16, 25-9 and 25-15. "All of our girls played well," said Esko coach...

 

Cloquet teams sweep a wet Eveleth race

The sky threatened the Cloquet girls cross country team and drenched the boys, but both teams raced to firsts in the Class AA boys and girls divisions at the Eveleth Lions Invitational Sept. 12....

 

Football Roundup

Cloquet-35 Denfeld-8 The Lumberjacks rolled to a 23-0 halftime lead on their way to a home victory over the Hunters. Markus Pokornowski rushed for 238 yards and Cole Ketola added 104 yards on the grou...

 

CEC swimmers dive into the season

In a dual meet last Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team fell 97-73 to the Proctor Rails. Despite the loss, the 'Jacks have been seeing solid improvement early in the swim...

 

Mistakes haunt Cloquet in loss to Hermantown

The Cloquet football team committed a host of penalties and had three turnovers last Friday night - a recipe for a sour-tasting game as the Lumberjacks fell to the Hermantown Hawks 27-12. Despite the...

 

Rebels keep on rolling

Things got tough early for Barnum in Friday night's football matchup with Moose Lake-Willow River. The Rebels got out to a two-touchdown lead and were up 42-0 at the end of the first half. By the time...

 

CEC team aces hard work to improve their game

A young Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis team has seen steady improvement since the season began a few weeks ago. The ’Jacks have been in a lot of close matches and are starting to see their hard...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 6, 2019

Bulldogs knock down Lumberjacks

Everyone in the area expected the Carlton volleyball team to be a tough squad this season. The Bulldogs feature a load of experience, talent and a ton of grit - an often lethal combination to...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 6, 2019

Cloquet survives scare from Agates

After a loosely played first half, the Lumberjacks football team was challenged by head coach Tom Lenarz at halftime Friday night. The 'Jacks responded to the challenge and bounced back for a 30-15...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 6, 2019

Esko defeats tough Rails team

Dylan Vinje and Eli Blue hooked up twice for touchdown passes on Friday as the Esko Eskomos opened their season with an impressive 13-7 road win over the perennially tough Proctor Rails. “They are...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 30, 2019

Cloquet sports a fresh look

With only three players returning who saw regular action last year, the learning curve will be steep for the Cloquet volleyball team this season. The Lumberjacks will look to replace seven players fro...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 30, 2019

Cards have just enough

With four state tournament titles and a ton of trips to the state tournament, the Cromwell-Wright football team is one of the premier football programs in Minnesota. But high school sports invariably...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 30, 2019

Raptors on the prowl

It's history in Carlton and Wrenshall this fall as the two schools pair up for football and 11-man competition. The combined program now features a healthy number of players and added depth that neith...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 30, 2019

Cloquet stays hot against Esko

After opening the season with a win over Forest Lake and then notching an impressive 5-0 win over Tartan on Monday, the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team scored an equally impressive victory on...

 

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