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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 25, 2022 

'Jacks navigate tough opening path

If strength of schedule is important to developing a hockey team during the regular season, then the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team is on the right track. The 'Jacks opened the season on Nov.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 25, 2022 

Bittersweet swim at state

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team's season came to a close officially after the Minnesota state meet was held last weekend in the Twin Cities. Senior Hannah Sandman was the lone Lumberjack to... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    November 25, 2022 

Korby's connections: Top Cloquet athlete comes home with stories

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the legislatively approved Title IX provisions that required equal funding for genders in athletics. It is fitting and wonderful that Deb Hunter, who many... Full story


Team keeps pace, goes 5-2 on road

The Minnesota Wilderness followed a dramatic road win Friday with a trip-ending 5-2 loss Saturday in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The Wilderness got Gustavs Ozolins’ first goal at the perfect time in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Steel on Nov. 18.... Full story


A trio of signings

Esko High School senior Cale Haugen made an official commitment to Minnesota State, Mankato this month. Haugen signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Mavericks. He signed with... 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 rush is stymied

Third-ranked Barnesville scored on its first two drives of the game and its defense came through time after time in a 21-0 shutout of Moose Lake/Willow River in the Class AA State football... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 18, 2022

Enter Sandman: 'Jacks swimmer reaches State

Cloquet is sending one more athlete to state competition this fall, after senior Hannah Sandman swam her way to a second place and a personal record during last weekend's Section 7A girls swimming... Full story


Team holds own in Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness wrapped up a successful road trip to Alaska last weekend by splitting with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, winning 2-1 on Friday before falling 5-3 on Saturday. The loss snapped a four-game road win streak to start the season for... Full story


Foster runs through racetime injury to take sixth at state

Noah Foster ran the toughest race of his life - bleeding and in need of stitches - at Saturday's Class A Minnesota State Cross Country meet in Northfield. He was about 100 meters into the race and... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 11, 2022

Gritty win elevates Esko to State

When Esko needed big plays Thursday against Pequot Lakes, the defense delivered. Because of that, the Eskomos are headed to State. Whether it was a pair of sacks by Nolan Witt, or Witt knocking a... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 11, 2022

Cloquet can't match with North Branch

After upsetting the top team in the section last week, the Cloquet football team came back down to earth Friday against North Branch. The Vikings played a more physical game and slammed their way to... 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 Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 11, 2022

Panthers meet monster in final

After posting a regular-season record of just two wins, the South Ridge Panthers hit their stride in the postseason, making it to the Section 5 9-man championship game against defending section... Full story


Alaska swing begins with pair of wins

The Minnesota Wilderness built a three-game winning streak last weekend, winning twice in Alaska to go with the team’s record-setting performance to end October at St. Cloud. The Wilderness beat Anchorage, 3-1, on Sunday, and Kenai River, 2-1, on S... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    November 4, 2022

'Jacks return with hardware

It's a third at state in run for the record books In a historic run for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team, the Lumberjacks claimed third place in the Class AA Minnesota state soccer tournament... 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 Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 4, 2022

Furious comeback falls short for Esko

It was a tale of two halves for the Esko girls soccer team at the state tournament last week. The Eskomos started slow before mounting a furious rally Thursday, Oct. 24, but came up short on the... Full story


'Perseverance' prevails for 7A girls winner

It was hard to know who was more excited after the Section 7A girls cross country race last week: South Ridge champion Evelyn Brodeen, or her grandmother Lauri Brodeen. The proud grandma said she had... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 4, 2022

South Ridge redeems itself over Cromwell-Wright

When South Ridge and Cromwell-Wright met in mid-September, the Panthers marched up and down the field, but self-destructed with five fumbles and Cromwell capitalized. On Thursday, Oct. 27, the two... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 4, 2022

Cloquet wills itself into section final

If someone had told the typical high school football fan that the Lumberjacks would beat the No. 1 Section 7AAAA seed in a semifinal game, they may have rattled off a list of reasons that idea was crazy. The ’Jacks had lost 27-14 to the... 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


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