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 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 10, 2020 

Cloquet Invitational tradition continues

The 89th Cloquet Invitational is on. The golf tournament began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the Cloquet Country Club, weather permitting. Due to the pandemic, the format has changed.... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    July 10, 2020 

Ready for a big cut

As his teammates watch, Alex Walther keeps an eye on the ball he's about to crush one evening in late June during bar league slowpitch softball play at Cloquet's Pinehurst Park. The teams play games... Full story

 By Lexis Gerard    Sports    July 3, 2020

Pro dreams from Pine Valley

Zebulon Wehr is going pro. The 2020 Cloquet High School graduate known for his prowess on mountain biking paths will try to qualify this month for a professional circuit. His first qualifying race, sc... Full story

 By Jack Slater    Sports    July 3, 2020

Cloquet's Sam Baker wins state junior PGA tournament

Even without a high school golf season, Cloquet's Sam Baker has stayed sharp and this week won the 2020 Minnesota Junior PGA Boys Championship at The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. "It was a big... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 3, 2020

Korby's Connections: Squirrel brings absurd touch to golf outing

It was a beautiful June day at the Cloquet Country Club with very little breeze, and temps in the mid-70s. My son Ryan and I were just about to embark on the back nine course challenge, standing on... Full story

 By Mike Creger    Sports    June 26, 2020

Youth sports inching toward games

For some, the slow opening of youth sports in Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic comes too late. For others, it offers a ray of hope for action outside of practice. State health officials... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 19, 2020

Frozen Forester bike and run race is on

Not every sports event has been canceled. At 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, the Frozen Forester Pine Valley Bike and Run is still on at Pine Valley Recreation Area in Cloquet. The event is a fundraiser to... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 19, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: You with babies, don't you walk so fast

In recent columns I’ve talked about my walking prowess and how I have used this time to enjoy outdoor walks with my wife each night. It is well reported that I am not in a rush when I go out for... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 12, 2020

Soccer practice is on despite hold on games

In a normal spring and summer, area youth soccer players would be smack-dab in the middle of their seasons, but with the COVID-19 pandemic that has all changed. Until recently, no teams had even... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 12, 2020

Rodd's Ramblings: Variety ruled how kids once passed the time boys enjoyed

I saw something unusual the other day while visiting some neighbors down the street. They have three kids and the two boys were outside playing what appeared to be a game of tag. Those of us who grew... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Northlanders don't take golf for granted

It's one of my favorite sports stories. It's also a golf story that shows a little of the craziness, stubbornness, and sisu of golfers in northeastern Minnesota. For many years, I played in a two-man... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Grab some green: Course Directory

Open area courses 29 Pines Golf Course 2871 Sundberg Road, Mahtowa 218-389-3136 Cloquet Country Club 400 Country Club Drive, Cloquet 218-879-7997 Grand View Golf Links 5665 Grandview Road, Duluth Off... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Kendahl Miniature Golf

Back in 1966, in what would become classic cars, people flocked to Sunnyside in Cloquet to grab a 49-cent hamburger at the fairly new Gordy's Hi-Hat or a burger along with a frosty mug of Root Beer... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Cloquet Country Club

The Cloquet Country Club opened as a nine-hole course in 1923 and its credited designer was renowned Scottish golf course architect Donald Ross. Rudy Weyerhaeuser, its president, also consulted with... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Pine Hill Golf Club

The famous Mark Twain once said: "Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Such is the case for Jim and Cassie Barry, who have owned and operated the Pine Hill... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Moose Lake Golf Club

The Moose Lake Golf Club is celebrating its 91st season. Pro/manager Josh Gamst (in 2019 photo at right) is now in his 13th season in that role. "As of June 1, our decks are now open to serve our... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: The Retreat Golf Club

Where do you go for relaxation, fresh air, exercise and charging your batteries? Where is your retreat? Everybody has one. Many golfers in the region escape to The Retreat Golf Club five miles east... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Course closeup: Minnesota National Golf Course

Located just 53 miles from Cloquet, near McGregor, the National Golf Course is officially in Aitkin County but a welcome addition to the golf guide. This highly rated golf course has easy access, yet... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 5, 2020

Business closeup: Midwest Golf Cars

Mark Carlson has been in the golf course business for 50 years. The past two decades, he has also owned Midwest Golf Cars, supplying golf carts to area courses, including many in Carlton County.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    June 5, 2020

Show goes on for youth hockey camp

It must have seemed like Christmas to the youth hockey players Monday when Northwoods Credit Union Arena opened on a limited basis for hockey camp. "I am having a great day because I am looking out my... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 22, 2020

Summer leagues still in limbo

The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc on sports across the country and this area is no exception, with youth baseball and softball in a holding pattern. Cloquet Area Youth Baseball/Softball... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 22, 2020

A year ago was glorious

In talking with a co-worker on Tuesday, we were hashing about ideas for this column. He suggested I go back a year and write about what happened then. A year ago on Memorial Day weekend, the Section 7... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 15, 2020

Korby's Connections: Extending those glory days

In the early 1970s, a bunch of us guys finishing up our high school days wanted to continue to play competitive basketball. We played nearly every evening after school at the Cloquet Civic Center.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 15, 2020

Wanted, needed: Officials, coaches

With the current lull in the sports world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a good time to discuss two dire needs in the Minnesota sports world: referees and coaches. Across the state, the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 8, 2020

Hockey: Familiar faces on the move

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports world across the globe has slowed to a crawl and in some instances seems to have stopped completely. But there is still work to be done in the case of a few... Full story


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