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 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    July 19, 2019 

CCC Invite goes into overtime

Hermantown's Taylor Sundbom won his third Cloquet Country Club Invitational Sunday, coming from three strokes off the lead to tie Matt Mellin of Duluth and force extra holes. With both players tied...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 19, 2019 

Esko teams head into stretch run

It’s been a busy summer so far for the Esko Legion baseball program. As of Tuesday, the Esko senior Legion team sported a 6-4 record while the junior Legion team is 7-3. With playoffs right around...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 19, 2019 

Braun Park buzzes with tournament play

Braun Park was the hub of softball in northern Minnesota over this past weekend with the USSSA Northern State Softball Championships. The complex will continue to be a mecca for ball when a massive...

 
 By Jordan Allen    Sports    July 19, 2019 

Mountain bike team gears up for third year

On any given Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday you may see the large group of mountain bikers standing eagerly, roughly in a circle. This group is the Cloquet- Esko-Carlton mountain biking team, and they...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 12, 2019

Kuhlman keeps making championship runs

Esko grad reflects on Stanley Cup Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey standout Karson Kuhlman has had a storybook run since leaving Esko High School to pursue a career in hockey. The star forward...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 12, 2019

Sawdust runners dodge the raindrops

Despite threatening weather on Wednesday night, the Fourth of July weather conditions were nearly perfect Thursday morning for the annual running of the Sawdust 5K road race in Cloquet. Runners began...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    July 12, 2019

Young Cloquet Legion team takes on diamond

With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July in our rearview mirror, the Cloquet Legion baseball team is preparing for a district tournament right around the corner. "We are a very young team," fo...

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    July 12, 2019

Basketball tourney packs park courts

The basketball courts at Pinehurst Park were awash in action and testosterone Friday, packed with young men playing basketball, or bantering as they hung out along the fence waiting for their next...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    July 5, 2019

Weather or not, tourney goes on

Not even bad weather could stop the 20th Ashley Abrahamson Memorial Softball tournament last weekend in Cloquet at Braun Park. A total of 19 teams converged on the complex at Hilltop and, despite an...

 
 By Jordan Allen    Sports    July 5, 2019

Young wrestlers gain skills at camp

Over the last week of June, upcoming Lumberjack wrestlers woke up early and headed to Cloquet Senior High School, where they spent several hours a day learning the skills needed to one day stand at...

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 5, 2019

Sports Beat: Caddies go the distance in Cloquet

There was a time when the Cloquet Country Club would advertise in the Pine Knot newspaper every July for 100 caddies to work the annual invitational golf tournament. Back when golf carts weren't...

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 5, 2019

Ashley Award winners

Coaches choose players from their teams who best exemplify the spirit of Ashley Abrahamson. U12 Josie Lindstrom - Cloquet AJ’s Landscaping Anna Serna - Cherry Emma Parks - Cloquet Carlton Meat &...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 28, 2019

Softball, baseball stars get one last turn on the diamond

The spring sports season wrapped up with what has become a fan and player favorite for all - the Polar League All Star baseball and softball games. Things kicked off Friday at Wade Stadium in West...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 28, 2019

Rodd's Ramblings: Goodbye to event honoring Ashley

On April 14, 2000, a vehicle carrying Tom and Marcia Braun and their family, and children who were friends of the family rolled over in Illinois as the group was headed for Florida for a vacation....

 
 By Jordan Allen    Sports    June 28, 2019

Honored Cloquet tennis coach gets personal

Tom Proulx, the assistant coach for Cloquet boys tennis, was recently named the Section 7A 2019 Assistant Coach of the Year Award by the Minnesota Tennis Association. Proulx has been coaching in...

 
 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 21, 2019

Fastpitch softball was once a big deal in Carlton County

It’s probably been more than 20 years since there was an active Carlton County fastpitch softball league. I thought about it the other day when I was driving down Minnesota Highway 210 toward...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 21, 2019

South Ridge can't find offense at state tournament

Entering the Class A State Baseball Tournament, the South Ridge Panthers were hoping experience would pay off at their second-straight appearance, but South Ridge fell twice last Thursday and Friday....

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 21, 2019

Rodd's ramblings: Coaching is about a lot more than winning

The last few weeks have been more than a bit of a whirlwind. As an assistant coach with the Cloquet softball team, I had a chance to be part of something special with the team picking up a Section 7AA...

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    June 21, 2019

Hockey's Isobel cup comes home to Cloquet

Getting to play on the Minnesota Whitecaps team was a dream come true for 2009 Cloquet High School grad Sadie Lundquist, but winning the championship — and the Isobel Cup that comes with it — was...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 14, 2019

Boys golf team takes third at state

With nine holes to play at the Minnesota State Class AA Boys Golf Tournament, the Cloquet-Esko Lumberjacks trailed Hill Murray by four strokes for third place Wednesday afternoon. Led by senior...

 

Lumberjacks return from state with hardware

When practice started in March in the Cloquet Middle School gymnasium, the Cloquet girls softball team had high hopes. Returning eight starters from last year's section runner-up team, the coaching...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Panthers play in first state softball tournament

The South Ridge Panthers were rolling on a hot streak when they entered the girls state softball tournament last week at Caswell Park in North Mankato, with Malania Madill throwing 33 scoreless inning...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Young Esko team falls at State

The Esko Eskomos made their fourth consecutive appearance at the Class AA girls state softball tournament last Thursday in North Mankato, but this one was somewhat different than the previous three...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 14, 2019

Panthers baseball on the prowl to State

Don't look now, but South Ridge is fast becoming a top local school during the spring sports season. After the softball team made the state tournament for the first time in school history a week ago,...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    June 14, 2019

Eskomos baseball team fall in section finals

Playing in their seventh section 7AA playoff game last Thursday in Proctor, the Esko Eskomos knew it was an uphill battle facing Duluth Marshall. They were right. The two-time defending section champi...

 

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