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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 29, 2023 

Esko keeps rolling, scoring at will

Esko played what most folks predicted would be the football team's most competitive game of the regular season against Pequot Lakes Friday night. They crushed the Patriots at home. Esko won 60-0 and... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 29, 2023 

Lumberjacks get even at 2-2

After opening the season with two straight losses, the Cloquet football team picked up their second win in a row Friday with a 38-12 win over Rock Ridge. The home game was played at Proctor's... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 29, 2023 

Raptors continue to learn despite routs

When Cromwell-Wright and Carlton/Wrenshall took the field on Friday night, both teams knew the Cardinals were the heavy favorite. The Raptors are trying to meld a program together, while the Cards... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 29, 2023 

'Jacks sweep Esko

Two of the top teams in northeastern Minnesota did battle at Cloquet Middle School Tuesday, when Cloquet defeated Esko 3-0. "It's always fun to play Esko," said Cloquet coach Heidi Anderson. "They hav... Full story


Deep Lumberjacks are on a roll

Optimism is running high for the Lumberjacks boys soccer team. Heading into Tuesday night's game against Superior, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton had reeled off six straight wins and improved its record to... Full story


It's domination for Esko on the court

Esko and Barnum met in girls volleyball Thursday with Esko dominating its southern neighbor, and improving their record to 11-3 with the win. "So far so good," said Esko coach Pete Stasiuk. "We lost... Full story


Senior captains lead young Lumberjacks team

A young Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team had the dubious honor of having to open the season against the three toughest teams in Section 7 this season. Starting with Grand Rapids,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    News    September 15, 2023

The Hall comes calling

It's still sinking in for Cloquet native Jamie Langenbrunner. Already a revered hockey player from the high school, professional and national team ranks, he will become a hall of fame inductee in...


Homeless 'Jacks are in a 0-2 hole

When does a high school home opening football game not feel like a home game? When your home game is played 12 miles away in another town, that's when. Such was the case last Friday night when... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 8, 2023

Bombers get a win for the century

Local football fans got a treat Friday when Barnum defeated Moose Lake/Willow River for the first time since 1998. It wasn't easy, but the Barnum defense got it done during a second overtime,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 8, 2023

Cardinals catch Raptors at right time, sweep

One team is learning to play together for the first time while the other school returns six players who either started full- or part-time last season. Such was the case when Carlton/Wrenshall hosted... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 8, 2023

Esko routs East, wins by 57

Esko fans have been anticipating the high school football season ever since the team lost in the state quarterfinals last year. On Aug. 31, Esko showed its optimism was warranted, demolishing Duluth E... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 8, 2023

'Jacks hit road in tennis

It's been an interesting year for the 43-member Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls tennis team. With construction of the new $4.7 million Members Cooperative Credit Union Stadium complex going on, the 'Jacks... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

Cards hang tough, run out of gas

It's nice to open a football season at home. What wasn't so nice for Cromwell-Wright last Thursday was its opponent, defending Section 5 nine-man champion Ogilvie. While the Cardinals played tough,... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

A dramatic draw for next-door foes

When the Cloquet/Carlton and Esko girls soccer teams met Tuesday night, the game featured the Class AA and Class A Section 7 champions from last year. It also featured quality defensive efforts by... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

Runners get some seasoning at Chub

Local high school cross country runners got a chance to shake off the rust last Thursday with the annual Chub Lake meet, which is all about having fun and getting a chance to run. "This is not your ty... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    September 1, 2023

Esko anglers prep for state

Formed in 2021, next weekend will mark the second year Esko has had anglers in the state championships. It's quite an accomplishment for the startup program. "It all started a few years ago with my... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 25, 2023

'Jacks looking for a way home

It will be an interesting slate of games for the Cloquet Lumberjacks football team this season as most, if not all, games will be on the road. Home games will be played at Egerdahl Field in Proctor... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 25, 2023

Esko is laden with seniors, expectations

A year ago, the Esko football team was an offensive juggernaut that finished 11-1 with their only loss coming against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the quarterfinals of the State Class AAA Football... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 25, 2023

Raptors return to varsity

If there is another high school football team more excited about the upcoming season than Carlton/Wrenshall you'd be hard pressed to find them. After taking a year off from varsity play due to low...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 11, 2023

Cloquet athletic fields upgrade is on time

Over the summer, the Cloquet High School outdoor athletic facilities have been transformed. This week saw another milestone in the $4.9 million project, as workers began installing bright green turf... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 11, 2023

Esko rebounds for state consolation title

It was a tough draw. When Esko opened the Division II Minnesota State Junior Legion Baseball Tournament last Friday in Granite Falls against Morris, most baseball observers felt that the top two teams... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 4, 2023

Cloquet wins U16 title

Play in the U16/U18 Arrowhead Fastpitch League ended last week with the Cloquet U16 team winning the championship by picking up four impressive victories and going undefeated in the double-elimination... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 4, 2023

Esko cruises to state tourney

After the July 25 round of the 8th District Division II American Jr. Legion playoffs, Carlton County had two local teams still in the running. Esko was undefeated and Barnum-Moose Lake-Willow River... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 28, 2023

Legion teams fall

After opening the Division II Northeast Substate baseball tournament with a loss to Proctor, the Esko Legion team bounced back with wins over Milaca and International Falls before bowing out of the... Full story


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