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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 23, 2022 

Rushing Rebels roll over Range's Titans

For 24 football seasons, Dave Louzek has been at the helm of the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels. During that time Louzek has clung to a philosophy that regular-season games are solely used to get a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 23, 2022 

Esko overcomes slow start to rock Agates

Entering Tuesday night's game against Two Harbors, the Esko girls soccer team sported a gaudy record of 8-1 and had the second best QRF ranking in the state. The Agates came in as the No. 30 ranked... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 23, 2022 

Ogichidaag bounce back to defeat Lions

Now into her second season as coach of the Fond du Lac girls volleyball team, Larissa Littlewolf is seeing marked growth in the program. "We have 26 girls in the program," Littlewolf said. "In fact,... Full story


CEC overcomes inexperience with grit

After losing 16 players to graduation last season, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis coach Derek Johnson figured there could be a falloff in wins and losses this season. However, after picking up... Full story


Boys runners fill up medal stand at Superior 5K

Local cross country teams got a firsthand look at almost all the other teams in the area last Thursday at the Dan Conway Classic in Superior. Held at Pattison Park Golf Course, the Conway Classic was... Full story


Bombers fly past Eagles in first home game

After opening the season with a road loss, the Bombers bounced back in fine style Friday with a 51-7 trouncing of East Central in Barnum. "Our kids did a nice job and were ready to play," said coach R... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 9, 2022

'Jacks clobber Proctor, gain coach first W

The Cloquet football team opened the season at Rol Bromberg Field Friday night with a resounding 57-0 victory over the Proctor Rails, giving first-year head coach Jeff Ojanen his first career... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 9, 2022

Balanced Esko rolls up Hunters

The Esko football team wasted little time in sending an early-season message to the rest of Section 7AAA that it is a team to be reckoned with after pounding Duluth Denfeld, 53-0, on Friday night in... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 9, 2022

Lumberjacks dunked, but ahead of pace

Despite having to open the season against the defending section champions, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team is pointed in a positive direction. Last Thursday saw the Lumberjacks host Grand... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 9, 2022

Cardinals sweep Rebels

Entering Tuesday night's volleyball match, Cromwell-Wright was 0-1 and Moose Lake/Willow River was 2-0, but the hometown Cardinals rode strong net play to a convincing 3-0 win, with scores of 25-16,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 2, 2022

Lumberjacks outshoot Esko for the win

Every year the Esko and Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer teams meet early in the season and the winner has an opportunity to set the tone for their season ahead. On Tuesday, it was the Lumberjacks who... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 2, 2022

Runners get their feet wet at Chub Lake

For more years than anyone can remember, the local high school cross country teams have opened the season at Carlton's Chub Lake Park. The race, hosted by Esko, is more of a scrimmage than an actual... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 2, 2022

Lumberjacks open season with strong play

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team opened play last week with an impressive win followed by a pair of tough losses to a pair of highly ranked metro teams. The Lumberjacks opened play Thursday... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 26, 2022

New football coaches bring plenty of experience

A couple of coaching changes dot the high school football landscape this fall. Two longtime head coaches moved on last spring and new coaches now fill their shoes in hopes of continuing their... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 19, 2022

Langenbrunner promoted by Bruins

The hockey journey of former Lumberjack Jamie Langenbrunner continued this past week when it was announced he is the new assistant general manager of the Boston Bruins. Langenbrunner starred for the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 12, 2022

Esko Junior Legion team takes third at state

The Esko Junior Legion baseball team had a strong performance in the Minnesota State Junior Legion baseball tournament held last week in Ely. Esko went 2-1 and finished in third place in the eight-tea... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 12, 2022

Burkholder 5K draws a crowd

Cool temperatures and overcast skies greeted runners on Saturday morning for the 25th running of the Kristin Burkholder 5K run/walk in Esko. "We had 178 finishers this year," said race director Randi... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 5, 2022

Cardinals fly through U15 playoffs

Don't look now, but the surprise of the Northland Baseball League U15 division has been the Cromwell Cardinals. The Cards have flown to an 8-3 record including three straight playoff wins - one of whi... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 5, 2022

Raptors beat Esko for championship

The Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors took top honors in last week's Arrowhead Softball League playoffs with an impressive 10-1 win over Esko in the U16/U18 division. "It was a fun summer season of softball... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Tourney brings baseball bonanza

The Cloquet Northland Baseball Classic wrapped up Sunday by crowning champions in six age divisions. The tournament featured 53 teams playing a combined 118 games at three locations starting Friday... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Esko Junior Legion team undefeated

The Esko Junior Legion team stayed in the undefeated bracket of the Division II Northeast Substate baseball tournament Tuesday night by trouncing Cook County 13-0. Esko opened play on Sunday, July 24 by posting a 13-2 win over Taconite and a 16-6... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Esko Legion falls in finals

The Esko Legion team struggled to solve the Wadena Legion team, and eventually that was enough to end their season. “We opened with a win over Aurora, then lost to Wadena,” said Esko coach Nick LeGarde. “We came back and beat International... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Cloquet Legion out in two

The Cloquet American Legion baseball team bowed out of the playoffs last Wednesday after dropping back-to-back games against Grand Rapids and Thunder Bay, Ontario. “Against Grand Rapids we got beat... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Playoff Roundup: Cloquet VFW rallies early, loses next two

After a miracle comeback in the opening round, the Cloquet VFW boys baseball team was knocked out of the playoffs with losses to Hermantown and Hibbing last weekend. Cloquet trailed 9-0 after two...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 29, 2022

Kuhlman signs with Seattle

Last January former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and UMD hockey player Karson Kuhlman was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Kraken of the NHL. Kuhlman, who played parts of four seasons with the Boston... Full story


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