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 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 10, 2022

Another date at state for 'Jacks

The Cloquet High School boys golf team, the defending Class AA Minnesota state champions, are heading to the state tournament once again. In windy and chilly conditions last week, the boys... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 3, 2022

Korby: Lumberjacks boys golf team wins sections, head to state

The Cloquet High School boys golf team, the defending Minnesota State Champions, are heading to the state tournament once again. On June 1 and 2, with windy and chilly conditions, the boys won the... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 27, 2022

Lumberjacks host big golf meet

The Cloquet Country Club’s paved parking lot on Monday was packed with regular-sized buses, short buses, vans and cars delivering kids from all over northeastern Minnesota to a tournament hosted by... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 20, 2022

Lumberjacks getting their rounds in

Unlike high school basketball and hockey - which have competitive seasons for four months - high school golf in northeastern Minnesota can have seasons lasting closer to one month. "April was some... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 13, 2022

Korby's Connections: Coach recalls Cloquet's state baseball trips in 1970s

Ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic - including shortened and canceled sports seasons - contributed to the end of Jerry Erickson's 50-plus years of coaching youth sports. The Cloquet legend... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 22, 2022

Barney is a total gym rat

Nobody in the last three years has shot more hoops in the Cloquet and Fond du Lac area than Cloquet senior Conner Barney. Barney's high school career ended with Cloquet losing to Hibbing in the sectio... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 22, 2022

When basketball was king ... almost 60 years ago

It was a love affair. It's the only way to describe how people from Cloquet and the surrounding communities embraced the 1963 Cloquet High School boys basketball team. Basketball was king in Minnesota... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 8, 2022

Korby: Basketball records made and broken, Part II

It's been rousing fun tracking some of the feedback I've been receiving from my column March 4 on local high school basketball scoring records. Carlton County sports fanatics have much to be proud of... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 25, 2022

Korby's Connections: Memorial spurs a host of memories

At Cloquet coach Rol Bromberg's recent visitation at Nelson Funeral Care, I was astounded by the preeminent collection of athletic and family photos on display. Undefeated football teams, track... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    March 4, 2022

Korby's Connections: Basketball records made and broken

In January, I celebrated the 50-year anniversary of my scoring 12 points in a Cloquet high school boys basketball game versus the stunned Morgan Park Wildcats. It was my all-time CHS high. There was... Full story


Korby's Connections: Lost in the Ditchbanks

Have you ever been lost? No, really lost. Lost where your heart and pulse start elevating, you’re perspiring, it’s getting dark, personal fear and anxiety are on the rise. You try to be calm.... Full story


Korby's Connections: Remembering a friend and a crazy venture

Last June, I lost a close friend, Gary Ross. It wasn't officially recorded as a direct Covid-19 death, but the damn pandemic was surely a contributing factor. Sorry about the curse, but it is... Full story


Sliding adventures of the Scanlon Rottensnots

As I recently watched young, smiling kids riding down the snow-covered hill at Cloquet's Pinehurst Park, I thought back to the great times the "Scanlon Rottensnots" had sliding in "the pines" in the... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    January 7, 2022

Korby's Connections: More memories of Rol Bromberg

Kerry Rodd’s column about the late Rol Bromberg last week was right on, but I wanted to add a few of my favorite memories. I first met Bromberg when he was my physical education teacher at Cloquet... Full story


Korby's Connections: 1996 snowmobile adventure got a bit hairy

This saga sounds like the backdrop to a TV reality show: snowmobiles in the wilderness on the Minnesota/Canada isolated border with subzero record-breaking temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions a...


Hot stove burns red for Twins fans

Santa Claus came a few weeks early, bringing presents for Minnesota Twins fans. First was the news that Byron Buxton had signed a long-term million-dollar contract. The talented but oft injured... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    December 3, 2021

Korby's Connections: We lost a golfing great

I was saddened to hear that my high school driver education teacher, Gerald “Jiggs” La Breche, recently passed away. Jiggs was a legend at the Cloquet and Big Lake golf clubs. He was a longtime... Full story


Korby's Connections: Dream fulfilled as captain of fishing boat

At the ripe old age of 21, former Cloquet standout Riley Leslie has been an award-winning high school athlete and scholar, then a hard-working college student, and now you can call him “Captain.... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    October 22, 2021

Korby's Connections: He captured more than Kirby's homerun ball

Do you remember where you were the evening of Oct. 26, 1991 - 30 years ago? If I tell you it was the night that Twins baseball player Kirby Puckett hit a home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    October 8, 2021

Korby's Connections: Blackhoof softball honoree was a force

The dog days of August were always the time for the annual Blackhoof Valley men's fastpitch softball tournament. Blackhoof Valley is to the east of Mahtowa and south of Carlton. It's rural, mostly... Full story


Golf season winds down

With the turning of the leaves and calendar to September, many golf aficionados start planning where to store their clubs for the winter season. But a group of seniors maximize the remaining daylight... Full story


Korby's Connections: Getting a trophy ... and Lange

I think most folks in Carlton County probably have a Jessica Lange story. She’s our most famous hometown native and the only movie and television star who can still be seen waltzing through the... Full story


Annual adult-child golf tourney is tee-rific

Over the last weekend of August, the Cloquet Country Club hosted its annual Dan Sheff Memorial golf tournament, an adult-child event that has become the second- largest tournament of the summer....

 By Steve Korby    People    August 27, 2021

Korby: Cloquet native has lot to look back on

Bob Bromme recently stopped in Cloquet to catch up with friends and to pay a reverent visit to the site where his wife is buried, and where he will be, too. He's 88 now, born in 1933, and lives in... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    July 30, 2021

Korby's Connections: Finally, the magazine cover dream comes true

As a kid, I often dreamed, looking out the Scanlon grade school windows, of what magazine cover I might someday grace. I thought it was very possible, in fact likely. Kind of cocky for a little kid.... Full story


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