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Esko's Perich shines on national stage

Playing safety, Esko's Koi Perich earned the most valuable player award in Saturday's high school football All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Perich created havoc on defense and special teams,... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    News    August 18, 2023

Mascot change is a process

Although the Esko school board voted to eliminate the Eskomos nickname and associated iconography as of June 30, it will take time to eliminate the word and associated igloo image from various locations and uniforms. For now, the school district is s...

 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


Esko eschews 'Eskomos' moniker

By unanimous vote of the school board Monday night, the Esko school nickname will no longer be "the Eskomos" as of June 30. The change, which has been urged for at least three years by some in the...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 9, 2023

Esko boys takes meet; county athletes shine

Esko is the Section 7A boys track champion this year after beating runner-up Crosby-Ironton by 10 points. Two Harbors took the girls title with International Falls taking second and also qualifying... 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 Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 2, 2023

Revival rally isn't enough for Eskomos

The Section 7AA softball tournament opened May 23 with Esko pulling out a convincing 12-1 victory over Two Harbors. That was the first of many games for Esko over the next week as they tried to get a... Full story


Local projects see benefits from legislative session

Both legislative bodies approved a capital investment package to fund infrastructure projects around the state Monday, just hours before the session adjourned. It included funding for three District...


Our View: Mascot name change is inevitable now

The writing is on the wall, as plain as the nickname Eskomos and accompanying igloo are on the school walls, floors and uniforms of Esko sports teams. The state has spoken, and nicknames appropriating terms regarding Native peoples are no longer allo... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 26, 2023

Carlton County track stars shine at conference meet

The Esko boys and the Two Harbors girls are this year's Polar League Conference champions after last Wednesday's conference meet in McGregor. Esko won the boys event with a total of 168 points. Moose... Full story


Photo: Eskomos sign college letters

Esko athletes Megan Chopskie (Macalester College, swimming), Ben Meysembourg (St. Scholastica, cross country, track), AJ Kazel (Northwestern, baseball), Raegan Olson (UW-Superior, softball) and Gabby... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 19, 2023

Baseball: Undefeated Esko rolls over Rebels

A big first two innings helped propel the Esko baseball team to another impressive win on Monday night as the Eskomos downed Moose Lake/Willow River, 14-2, in Esko. The win was the 14th of the season... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    May 12, 2023

More chime in on Eskomo nickname

Esko parents are continuing to show up and show their support for changing the school district’s Eskomos nickname. At the Esko school board’s meeting Monday, two parents and a representative from the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports spo...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 5, 2023

Raptors, Esko softball battle to the bitter end

Local softball rivals kept it interesting on a rainy afternoon Saturday. After trailing Carlton/Wrenshall 7-2 through three innings, Esko scratched and clawed its way back to take an 8-7 win. Esko... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    May 5, 2023

Sports roundups

Esko sweeps round robin The weather broke long enough on April 25 for the Esko, South Ridge and Barnum baseball teams to play a three-game round robin at Wade Stadium in Duluth. Barnum came in at 1-0 after a 6-2 win over ML/WR a week earlier, but... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 28, 2023

Esko players find football beyond Friday night lights

Junior Koi Perich is latest Eskomo to commit Avid area football fans by now have probably heard that Esko junior star running back and defensive back Koi Perich has committed to play for the... Full story

 By Rebekah King    News    April 14, 2023

'Eskomos' mascot comes under fire again

The Esko school board is once again being asked to consider changing the school mascot's "Eskomos" nickname. The call for change from some community members comes as the Minnesota State Legislature is...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 14, 2023

Talent needs to cover inexperience in Esko

Following a 17-7 season last year, the Esko softball team will need to overcome the loss of five starters, including two pitchers, if they are to contend for a section title. Coach Jeff "Huff"... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 31, 2023

Esko uses trip to gel as a team

Last season ended abruptly for the Esko baseball team. The Eskomos had an incredible regular season, but were stunned with back-to-back losses at the hands of Marshall and Proctor in the Section 7AA... 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 Rebekah King    News    March 17, 2023

Board approves fitness center plan, payment

The Esko School Board approved its 2022-2023 revised (and largely unchanged) budget of $16.14 million at its monthly meeting Monday, March 13, along with final funding and construction plans for the...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 17, 2023

Esko steamrolls to championship

The Eskomos are the lone local team remaining in the Section 7AA boys basketball tournament after Saturday's quarterfinal round of play. Esko picked up an impressive and easy win over Aitkin, while Mo... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 10, 2023

Esko, Rebels end season in quarterfinals

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Esko girls basketball team dropped an 11-point decision to Duluth Marshall. On Saturday, the Eskomos played the Hilltoppers again, this time in the quarterfinal round... Full story


Eskomos cool hot Cloquet start

For the second time this season, rivals Esko and Cloquet met in boys basketball and for the second time it was the Eskomos prevailing over the Lumberjacks, this time by a much closer score of 75-69 on... 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


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