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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 16, 2024 

Young 'Jacks run out of gas

A massive run over the second half of the season propelled the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team into the Section 7A semifinals on Saturday against defending champions Proctor/Hermantown. But a... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 16, 2024 

Marshall flurries end MLA's season

Less than two weeks ago, Moose Lake Area defeated Duluth Marshall 4-0 in girls hockey in Moose Lake. Last Saturday, MLA was looking to become the first Rebels girls hockey team to play in a section fi... Full story

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

THURSDAY, FEB. 8 BOYS HOCKEY CEC 3 Sartell 2 Northern Lakes 5 Moose Lake Area 0 BOYS BASKETBALL Denfeld 70 Cloquet 59 GIRLS BASKETBALL North Woods 72 Fond du Lac 21 Cloquet 82 Coon Rapids 69 South Ridge 30 Cromwell-Wright 29 Pequot Lakes 50 Esko 40... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 16, 2024 

Big night, big win for running Raptors

The gym was rocking and the fans were in a frenzy last Friday when the Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors hosted Barnum in Wrenshall. The game was part of the Wrenshall homecoming festivities, and the Raptors... Full story

 

Sports Schedule

Friday, Feb. 16 Girls Basketball ML/WR vs Hinckley- Finlayson, 7:15 Boys Basketball Barnum at Esko, 7:15 Carlton/Wrenshall at Two Harbors, 7:15 ML/WR at Cloquet, 7:15 Saturday. Feb. 17 Boys Hockey Section 7A playoffs Moose Lake Area at... Full story

 

Wilderness end slide, win a pair

The Minnesota Wilderness got a much-needed home sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears last weekend, ending a five-game losing streak. The Wilderness got wins of 3-0 on Feb. 9, and 3-2 on Saturday, allowing them to keep pace in a tightly packed... Full story

 
 By Howie Hanson    Sports    February 16, 2024 

Esko notches Cloquet sweep

Esko completed a boys basketball home-and-home sweep against Cloquet on Tuesday night, coasting to an 83-66 nonconference victory in Esko. Adding to the celebration was senior guard Koi Perich... Full story

 

CEC gets No. 2 spot in playoffs

The Cloquet boys hockey team was seeded No. 2 for the upcoming Section 7A playoffs. Moose Lake Area is the last seed which is No. 9. Cloquet benefited from a strong finish to the season. After... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    February 16, 2024 

Lumberjacks girls make historic trip to State

For the first time in a while, the weather at the Minnesota State High School Alpine Skiing State meet was fabulous. That made Tuesday even better for the Lumberjacks girls alpine ski team, the first... Full story

 

Skiers swish into State slot

The Lumberjacks girls alpine ski team raced its way to State this week, taking second place during Tuesday's Section 7 meet. Head coach Ryan Zimny wasn't surprised - it's the best girls team he's had... Full story

 

Nordic season ends at sections

The Lumberjacks Nordic ski season ended during Wednesday's Section 7 meet as it began, with unseasonal weather challenges. Held at the Giant's Ridge Recreation Area near Biwabik, the pursuit race -... Full story

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Feb. 1 Girls Hockey MLA 1 Pine City 0 Boys Hockey Hermantown 6 CEC 1 Boys Basketball Deer River 84 South Ridge 58 Carlton/Wrenshall 78 Northland 65 Girls Basketball Esko 61 Carlton/Wrenshall 22 Cloquet 67 Grand Rapids 65 South Ridge 73... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 9, 2024

'Jacks off to a strong start in playoffs

Tuesday night the Lumberjacks girls hockey team hosted Hibbing/Chisholm in the first round of the Section 7A playoffs. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton came in on a roll having gone 9-0-1 over their last 10 games... Full story

 

Captain will go to RPI

Wilderness captain Gustavs Ozolins has decided to take his talents to RPI. The veteran defenseman announced this week he had committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at the institution based in Troy, New York. Ozolins, from Riga, Latvia, began his ju... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 9, 2024

Rebels moving on after a 1-0 squeaker

The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team opened their season with four straight losses, the last one Nov. 28 at the hands of the Rock Ridge Wolverines. On Tuesday night, the Rebels avenged the loss as... Full story

 

Esko rises to the challenge

Esko and Pequot Lakes are located 107 miles apart, compete in separate conferences and are fierce competitors in Section 7AA high school boys basketball. A Pine Knot News analysis of recent regular- and post-season game results between the storied pr... Full story

 

SPORTS schedule

Friday, Feb. 9 Boys Hockey MLA vs Ely, 6 Girls Basketball Carlton/Wrenshall at Northland, 7:15 Boys Basketball Barnum at Carlton/Wrenshall, 6:15 Cromwell-Wright vs South Ridge, 7:15 Esko at St. Paul Johnson, 7:15 ML/WR at Two Harbors, 7:15 Wrestling... Full story

 
 By Dan Saletel    Sports    February 9, 2024

PHOTO: 1,000 points

The Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors boys basketball team pauses to take a photo with Sam Ojibway as he surpassed the 1,000-point mark in Thursday 's matchup against Northland Community Schools in... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 9, 2024

'Jacks feel tested for playoff run

With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boy's hockey team is fighting for seeding in the upcoming Section 7A tournament. "Right now we could be anywhere from the... Full story

 

Neck protectors required for hockey

USA Hockey, which oversees hundreds of youth hockey leagues across the country, will require neck protectors for all of its players starting in August. The decision, which was announced Monday, comes after the death of Adam Johnson. Johnson, a Minnes... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 2, 2024

Lumberjacks hold on in OT

A little over two weeks ago, the Cloquet boys basketball team throttled Duluth Marshall by 22 points in a home win. On Monday night, the 'Jacks managed to sneak away with a 77-66 overtime road win... Full story

 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 25 Girls Hockey Duluth Marshall 2 Moose Lake Area 1 Boys Hockey WSFLG 4 Moose Lake Area 1 Girls Basketball Duluth Marshall 77 Cloquet 73 South Ridge 73 Silver Bay 24 Cromwell-Wright 54 McGregor 37 Esko 82 ML/WR 29 Barnum 63 Two... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    February 2, 2024

Defense wins the night for Esko

A stifling defense helped the Esko girls basketball team to slowly pull away with a 59-48 road win over Cromwell-Wright Monday night in Cromwell. "Esko is long and athletic, and we did not pass the... Full story

 

Wilderness loss streak hits five

Losers of five straight, the Minnesota Wilderness got a much needed two-week break after being swept last weekend. The Wilderness lost both ends of a home-and-home series against the Chippewa Steel, falling 2-1 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on Friday... Full story

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    February 2, 2024

Korby's connections: Minnesota boy makes the Hall

Like me, I think most of Minnesota and its baseball fans were glad to see Twins catcher Joe Mauer inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Only two other... Full story

 

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