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 By Tyler Korby    Sports    June 23, 2023

Esko players bask in state championship

When AJ Kazel applied the tag on the runner for the final out of the state championship game last week, the Esko senior first baseman knew exactly what his next steps would be. "I put that ball in my... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    June 16, 2023

With two out of three, Rebels take third

When asked what her three seniors have meant to her and their community's softball squad over the years, an emotional Moose Lake/Willow River head coach Kelley Goeb needed a moment. Rightfully so, as... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    June 9, 2023

Esko star leads team to brink of State

Since the days of T-ball, Ben Haugen has been coaching his son, Cale, how to throw, catch, hit and run. Tuesday was evidence of just that. Cale, now an Esko senior and do-it-all pitcher, hurled a... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 24, 2023

Patriots end Eskomos' season again

Cuinn Berger has sunk plenty of hoops as part of his impressive prep basketball career, but the Esko senior shotmaker said Pequot Lakes' percentages last week were hard to think about even for him.... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 17, 2023

Grand Rapids rolls over Cloquet for three-peat

One wouldn't be able to tell by seeing the Cloquet senior's red, teary eyes afterward, but Macie Majerle saved her best basketball game for last. Entering last week scoring just 5 points per contest,... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 17, 2023

Barnum can't get past BBE in Section 5A final

Rayna Klejeski knew she and her Barnum girls basketball teammates had the potential to be successful this winter. But even the Bombers senior superstar was a bit wide-eyed with their results. A... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    March 10, 2023

Barnum rolls to 5A championship

After taking off her sophomore season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Barnum's Allison Marine made the decision to return to the basketball court the following year because of her teammates. And those... Full story


Bulldogs bounce Cards in homecoming comeback

Having already sunk five 3-pointers on the night, Cromwell-Wright's Dylan Nyberg was probably the last player Carlton wanted to toss up a potential game-tying triple as the buzzer sounded Friday.... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    February 3, 2023

Eskomos freeze out Cardinals

While it's evident how hard the Esko girls basketball team plays on the court against its opponents, head coach Sue Northey is quick to note her Eskomos don't hold back when it's blue versus gold.... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    January 20, 2023

Carlton girls retain jug on cruise control

As she warmed up before the girls basketball jug game with rival Wrenshall Monday night, Carlton's Eliza DeCaigny admitted her blood pressure was a little high. "Everyone's on the team was," said... Full story


Cloquet tournament goes on the clock

The Wood City Classic in Cloquet is as traditional as a holiday basketball tournament gets, featuring a warm welcome, picture-perfect venue and action-packed slate of games. And a shot clock, too. In... Full story


Tradition holds at Esko tourney

Buzzing around in her yellow Esko girls basketball sweater Tuesday, Sue Northey greeted fans with hugs as they entered the school, made time for an interview, and eventually coached her Eskomos to... Full story


For Esko, so crushingly close

Wyatt Hudspith had just booted a careerlong 35-yard field goal to give his Esko football team a 17-14 lead over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton midway through the fourth quarter last weekend, and the boys in... Full story


Rebels remain section royalty

In his 24th season heading his mighty Moose Lake/Willow River football program, coach Dave Louzek always hopes his Rebels teams set the tone of a game early on. In the Section 7AA championship game,... Full story


Journey ends, but 'Jacks cherish run

Each season, Cloquet volleyball coach Heidi Anderson has her team take part in a weekly book club, as her players learn life skills they can take with them well beyond the volleyball court. It's... Full story


Eskomos so close, can't tame Tigers

With wins over a pair of higher seeded teams in the Section 7AA volleyball tournament - and a spirited student section screaming behind them for every point - it'd be easy to call Esko a postseason... Full story


Bombers taste defeat against Deer River

While he decided to try a year as the Barnum football team manager, holding a clipboard wasn't quite then freshman Ryan Manahan's thing. After some convincing from Bombers assistant coach Josh... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    November 4, 2022

Defense freezes 'Jacks state run

Mankato East sported a pitch-perfect record entering its Thursday, Oct. 27 Class AA girls soccer state quarterfinal against Cloquet. The opposing Lumberjacks found out why. Ella Huettl had the game's... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    November 4, 2022

They're back: Esko rolls to final

While being a football quarterback bestows extra expectations, the weight of the position doesn't faze Ty Christensen. Literally. When the Esko senior shouldered the hardest of defeats last November... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    October 28, 2022

State Soccer online update: Defensive-minded Mankato East stops Cloquet

NEW BRIGHTON - Entering Thursday's Class AA girls soccer state quarterfinal against Cloquet-Carlton, Mankato East sported a pitch-perfect record. The opposing Lumberjacks leaned exactly why. Ella Huet... Full story

 By Tyler Korby    Sports    October 28, 2022

Bombers cruise in postseason

Being best of friends, quarterback Hayden Charboneau and wide receiver Caden Sheff didn't need long to respond when asked what the pair of Barnum football standouts do together outside of the sport.... Full story


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