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  • Weather and missed putts hurt Cloquet at State

    Steve Korby|Jun 14, 2024

    Steve Korby [email protected] The Cloquet High School boys golf team competed in the Class AA Minnesota State Golf Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lumberjacks finished seventh in the eight-team field. Cloquet had won the section tournament on six straight occasions and has placed higher at state, including a championship in 2021, but this year the top teams from around Minnesota played better over two days in a rain-shortened event. The tournament was held, again, at the Ridges At Sa... Full story

  • Future bright for 'Jacks after State

    Kerry Rodd|Jun 14, 2024

    The Cloquet Lumberjacks top boys finisher at last weekend's Class AA Minnesota State High School League's boys and girls track and field state meet was Andrew Shepherd, who was ninth in the 800-meter run. The state meet ran last Thursday through Saturday at St. Michael-Albertville High School. Shepherd was also part of the 4x800 relay team which finished 13th, along with Calvin Snesrud, Emmett Prosen and Evan Rothamel. "Shepherd is going to be awfully fun to watch in his next two seasons," said... Full story

  • Errors cost Esko in section play

    Jun 7, 2024

    A huge five-run inning by Duluth Marshall Wednesday, June 5, saw the Hilltoppers topple defending state champion Esko 9-0 in the semifinal round of the double-elimination tournament at Wade Stadium in Duluth. But the season wasn't over yet. Esko needed to crawl back via the Section 7AA elimination bracket later on Wednesday, defeating Proctor to get another shot at the Hilltoppers. They would have to beat Marshall twice Thursday to advance once again to the state tournament next week in St.... Full story

  • Cloquet boys drive to State six-peat

    Steve Korby|Jun 7, 2024

    Not surprisingly, the Cloquet High School boys golf team has repeated as Section 7AA champions, with medalist Lance Sayler leading the way. The team will now play in the Minnesota state high school golf championship at the Ridges at Sand Creek golf course in Jordan, Minnesota, June 11-12. It is the sixth time the Cloquet team has won the section crown since 2018. As has been the mantra all season, the Lumberjacks relied on a balanced team approach to winning the section. Cloquet's varsity... Full story

  • 10 'Jacks head to state meet

    Kerry Rodd|Jun 7, 2024

    The Section 7AA boys and girls track meet concluded on Saturday at Members Cooperative Athletic Complex in Cloquet. Chisago Lakes was a double winner, capturing top honors in both the boys and girls division. The Lumberjacks finished fourth in the girls meet while the boys from Cloquet took sixth in the 11-team field. "Both the boys and girls teams this year are the youngest teams we've had in quite a while," said 'Jacks head coach Tim Prosen. "This is such a nice group of kids. All of them are... Full story

  • Historic season ends for able Lumberjacks

    Kerry Rodd|Jun 7, 2024

    A spectacular first season came to a close for the Cloquet- Esko-Carlton boys lacrosse team Thursday as the No. 4 seed Lumberjacks fell 16-8 to the No. 5 seed Centennial Cougars at Members Cooperative Credit Union Stadium in Cloquet. "They are a big, physical team and they took advantage of some matchups that were in their favor," said CEC coach Luke Mehelich. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair and ended in a 4-4 stalemate. After giving up the first goal just three minutes into the... Full story

  • Lumberjacks get dramatic playoff win

    Kerry Rodd|May 31, 2024

    Playing in the school's first-ever playoff game, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys lacrosse team eked out a narrow 7-5 home win over Duluth Marshall at Members Cooperative Credit Union Stadium Tuesday night. "I told the guys they nearly gave me a heart attack," said head coach Luke Mehelich. "It was a tough game, but we battled through and found a way at the end." The win put CEC into second-round action set for 7 p.m. Thursday at home against Centennial, which took a 17-2 win over Grand... Full story

  • Lavan returns to state matches

    Kerry Rodd|May 31, 2024

    For the second straight year, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis team has a player going to State and for the second year in a row sophomore Ethan Lavan is that player. Lavan captured the Section 7A singles title in amazing fashion. In all, the Lumberjacks sent six players to play in last week's individual section championships. "Ethan was incredible and just went out and took care of business," said CEC head coach Derek Johnson. "He won 48 games and lost just two in winning his four matches... Full story

  • Stellar pitching ends 'Jacks season

    Kerry Rodd|May 31, 2024

    After opening the Section 7AAA softball playoffs last Wednesday with a win, the Lumberjacks faced stiff competition Thursday and fell in back-to-back losses at home in the double elimination portion of the tournament. Cloquet, the No. 4 seed, opened at home with No. 5 seed Grand Rapids and parlayed a seven-run fourth inning into a 7-4 come-from-behind victory. "We broke things open in the fourth, which was kickstarted with a double by Brooke Proulx," said Cloquet coach Tyler Korby. "Being down... Full story

  • Area teams stay alive in early playoff rounds

    Dwight Cadwell|May 31, 2024

    The Section 7 boys baseball playoffs got into full swing Tuesday. Lots of local eyes were focused on defending Class AA state champion Esko as they opened 7AA play with victories over Two Harbors and Greenway-Nashwauk/Keewatin (GNK), scoring 25 runs in two shutout victories. Esko rolled through the regular season, dropping only two contests: one to section rival Duluth Marshall and the other to Grand Rapids. Jackson Peterson stuck out six batters in the 12-0 win over the Agates. Jamis Halverson... Full story

  • In softball playoffs, weather is an opponent

    Dwight Cadwell|May 24, 2024

    With rain looming Tuesday, proactive school officials rescheduled Section 7 softball action for Monday afternoon to keep things set for semifinal action on Thursday. Several local teams had byes in the opening round of action in both sections 7A and 7AA. In Class AA, Moose Lake/Willow River, South Ridge and Proctor had byes as the top teams in their respective sections, while Esko, Carlton/Wrenshall, Cromwell-Wright, and Barnum all opened victoriously on Monday afternoon. Section playoffs contin... Full story

  • Cloquet golf teams aim for section titles

    Kerry Rodd|May 24, 2024

    First-year Lumberjacks head coach Andrew Miller aims to build a solid girls golf program, much like the Cloquet boys, a perennial frontrunner for the Section 7 championship. This year Miller has been able to double the number of athletes on the team. His group was rewarded on Monday with a third-place finish in the Lumberjack Invite held at the Cloquet Country Club. "The girls played well under some tougher conditions," said Miller. "It was raining as they warmed up, but then the rain stopped,... Full story

  • 'Jacks tennis team out of section play

    Kerry Rodd|May 24, 2024

    Cloquet-Esko-Carlton went 1-1 in the Section 7 boys tennis tournament play last week. The Lumberjacks opened with an impressive 7-0 win over Duluth Marshall before being ousted from tournament play in a 5-2 loss to Hibbing. "Winning 7-0 in our first playoff match at home was great," said CEC head coach Derek Johnson. "Against Hibbing we were the underdogs, and in the regular season we lost a close 4-3 match to them." Against Marshall, the Lumberjacks swept all singles and doubles games. Ethan... Full story

  • Lumberjacks remain on a roll

    Kerry Rodd|May 17, 2024

    A big third inning helped send the Cloquet softball team to a 9-1 win over Esko Monday afternoon at Braun Park. The Lumberjacks led just 1-0 entering the bottom of third and then blew the game open with five runs in the inning. Cloquet grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, when Blythe Proulx singled and Rylie Goranson laid down a bunt in an attempt to sacrifice Proulx to second base. Instead, Esko misplayed the bunt, which ended up down the right field line, allowing Proulx to...

  • 'Jacks fare well at conference meet

    Kerry Rodd|May 17, 2024

    The 2024 Lake Superior Conference was held Tuesday afternoon in Cloquet under blue skies and sunshine, with a bit of an east wind. When the day came to an end, the Cloquet Lumberjacks nabbed first place in the boys meet while the Cloquet girls took second place at the brand-new Members Cooperative Credit Union athletic complex. The Cloquet boys placed first with 152.5 points. Proctor was second with 135 points and Grand Rapids was third in the eight-team field. Hibbing captured top honors for... Full story

  • Wilderness reach out to local players

    Pine Knot News|May 17, 2024

    The Minnesota Wilderness North American Tier 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) team has added 11 players over the last few weeks to its roster for its first season under new ownership. The Wilderness made two selections in the NA3HL draft held April 24 and followed that with nine player tenders. The first player added to the franchise was Cloquet-Esko-Carlton forward Ryan Jones. The 18-year-old Jones was the second-round, 49th overall selection. Jones played 23 games for the CEC Lumberjacks in his senior season, recording six goals and six assists. Mark...

  • Stealth rains on CEC's win parade

    Kerry Rodd|May 10, 2024

    The first season in history of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys lacrosse program has been nothing short of impressive. The Lumberjacks have displayed massive offensive firepower and a stingy defense, a formula that guided them to an impressive 7-0 record on the season. That changed on Tuesday night when CEC took its first loss of the season by a score of 13-5 to the Proctor/Hermantown Stealth. CEC drew first scoring blood in the game on an impressive individual effort by Logan Dahlman, who weaved... Full story

  • The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

    May 10, 2024

    Thursday, May 2 Boys Baseball Cromwell-Wright 8 Cook County 1 Proctor 7 Cloquet 5 Girls Softball Cromwell-Wright 16 Cook County 6 Friday, May 3 Boys Lacrosse Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 11 Bloomington Kennedy 5 Girls Softball South Ridge 17 Ely 7 Hinckley-Finlayson 6 Barnum 5 ML/WR 13 Crosby-Ironton 2 Esko 11 Mesabi East 1 Cromwell-Wright 6 MIB 3 South Ridge 11 North Woods 1 Baseball South Ridge 18 Ashby 13 Mille Lacs 12 Barnum 11 Rock Ridge 10 ML/WR 0 Braham 10 Cromwell-Wright 0 New York Mills 5 South Ridge 2 Boys Tennis CEC 4 Mora 3 Saturday, May 4... Full story

  • Lumberjacks look to break through

    Kerry Rodd|May 10, 2024

    The Cloquet baseball team is in the midst of the busiest part of its spring schedule. Last Thursday, the Lumberjack fell 7-5 to Proctor, on Monday they lost 5-3 to a tough Superior team. Don't judge the team's ability by its win-loss record (4-8), because all but one loss was by three runs or fewer, head coach Tyler Olin pointed out. Against Superior, Cloquet fell behind 4-0 after the first inning and a half, but then erupted for three runs in the bottom of the second to pull to within 4-3.... Full story

  • Lumberjacks are on cruise control

    Kerry Rodd|May 3, 2024

    The Cloquet girls softball team got a little help from Mother Nature Tuesday when rainy weekend skies cleared enough to allow the Lumberjacks a chance to get on their home field for Senior Night. The Lumberjacks didn't disappoint the fans at Braun Park as they rolled to an easy 11-0 win over Duluth Denfeld. "It was a pretty special night for the seniors," said Cloquet coach Tyler Korby. "It was emotional for the seniors, but they all came out to play tonight for us." Cloquet's four seniors... Full story

  • New Cloquet track shines in debut

    Jana Peterson|Apr 26, 2024

    The Lumberjacks track and field teams held their first home meet Tuesday at the newly renovated Members Cooperative Credit Union Stadium. "We've got a great facility," said head coach Tim Prosen. "We're really excited." While everything is shiny and new, Prosen and assistant coach Michelle Wick really praised the arrangement of the renovated facility. "The layout is way nicer," Wick said. "The kids can stay warmed up easier on the infield turf, which is also just better on their legs. And the... Full story

  • Lumberjacks get a win 'down south'

    Steve Korby|Apr 26, 2024

    The Cloquet High School boys golf team traveled to Red Wing to take on the Wingers at the Mississippi National Golf Links on April 17. Traveling 178 miles south from their home course, Cloquet coach Aaron Young said they figured when they put the match on the schedule "that we'd get nice weather again, like we did last spring. It wasn't exactly the case," he said. It was overcast and temperatures were in the 50s. Cloquet won the duel meet by a score of 312 to Red Wing's 337. Cloquet was led by... Full story

  • CEC lacrosse makes history

    Kerry Rodd|Apr 19, 2024

    A new era in Cloquet-Esko-Carlton athletics began last week when the first lacrosse team in school history hit the field April 11 with a home game against Roccori at Members Cooperative Credit Union stadium. When the final horn sounded, the Lumberjacks not only had played the first game in school history, they also had their first win, defeating Roccori 10-7. It was a far cry from playing club games on dirt and grass fields around the Northland, some without a scoreboard. Senior Saige Moran... Full story

  • Cloquet brings pitching, power into season

    Kerry Rodd|Apr 19, 2024

    Last season, the Cloquet girls softball team got over a big hurdle by winning in the first round of the Section 7AAA tournament. Next, the 'Jacks nearly pulled off the impossible by taking Chisago Lakes, the section's top seed, into extra innings before losing to the team that eventually ended as runner-up in the state tournament. "We beat Hibbing after they had eliminated us the year before, so that was big for this group of girls," said Cloquet coach Tyler Korby. "After we lost to Chisago, we... Full story

  • Lumberjacks felled in opening games

    Kerry Rodd|Apr 12, 2024

    The Cloquet boys baseball team could have picked a couple of easier opponents to open with this season. Instead, the Lumberjacks opened with a doubleheader against Duluth East and Duluth Marshall at Wade Stadium last Thursday, April 4. The 'Jacks lost the opener to East 7-4 and then fell in the nightcap 8-1 to Marshall. "Both of those teams are going to be awfully good this season," said Cloquet coach Tyler Olin. The Lumberjacks will have to find a way to replace 13 players who graduated last... Full story

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