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 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Wrestlers rebuild in age of Covid

In a sport that requires true grit, the Lumberjacks wrestling team faces two additional challenges this year: numbers and Covid-19. They lost five seniors to graduation last year, and another four... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    January 22, 2021 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 14 Boys Hockey Grand Rapids-6 CEC-1 Boys Basketball Northwoods-110 Carlton-46 Girls Basketball Moose Lake/ Willow River-83 Aitkin-66 Carlton-59 McGregor-31 MIB-77 Cloquet-47 Cromwell-Wright-66 South Ridge-39 Friday, Jan. 15 Boys... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 22, 2021 

It's tough sledding early on for 'Jacks

The new high school boys hockey schedule could not have been much tougher for the opening two games of the season for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team. On Thursday the Lumberjacks opened... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Skaters work out the kinks

Junior hockey returned to the Northland this past week as the Minnesota Wilderness opened 2021 with a pair of road games and their first home game of the season, with mixed results. The Wilderness... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Fast gliding so far for Nordic ski team

Despite less than ideal snow conditions, the Lumberjacks Nordic ski teams are off to a fast start in this year's ski season. Still ranked in third place by, the boys team won both of the... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 22, 2021 

Proctor's Egerdahl was a great athlete, person

Reminiscing. It can be very somber and thought provoking wondering about what could have been. Newspapers, magazines, and television programs often give quick snapshots of those who died the past... Full story


Girls Basketball Preview

Cromwell-Wright Oh what could have been! Last year Cromwell-Wright was on the precipice of what could have been a state title. The Cardinals were loaded with talent and had two of the top players in... Full story


Boys Basketball Preview

Cromwell-Wright If Cromwell-Wright is going to contend for a section championship this year, they will have to overcome the loss of five seniors who graduated from last year's state-ranked 20-5 team.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Finally, pucks are being dropped

A year ago, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team completed a season for the ages by going 27-4 and finishing as runner-up at the Minnesota High School Class A Girls Hockey Tournament. The...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 8, 2021

Ski teams seek return to postseason success

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys Nordic ski team is starting the season with a ranking that may remind some oldtimers around here of the glory days when Mike Marciniak, Joe Nowak and John Loumala...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 1, 2021

Competition makes three Tims real chums

Many famous people and things come in threes. Think of Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Three Musketeers; the Three Amigos; or The Three Stooges. Locally, you can add "the Three Tims" to the list. Tim...


League says high school games can start Jan. 14

The Minnesota State High School League announced Monday that winter sports contests and competitions may resume starting Jan. 14, according to the latest Covid-19 guidelines for youth sports from the Minnesota Department of Health. Included in the... Full story


Korby's Connections: When basketball was king

When I was growing up in Cloquet and Carlton county in the 1960’s, basketball was, in popularity, definitely the king of winter high school boys sports. Most of who were considered each school‘s... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 11, 2020

A fruitful end of line for Line

Growing up in Wright, professional drag racer Jason Line wasn't much involved in sports. Perhaps that is what makes it interesting that he went on to a professional sports career that is nearly...


High school league plans for restart of winter sports

The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors approved a flexible plan last week for the restart of winter activities — once clearance is provided by state leaders. In preparation for the lifting of the governor’s order pausing... Full story


Cloquet football players honored

Awards for the 2020 high school football season have been handed down and Cloquet had several players named to the All-Section 7AAAA Coaches All-Section Team as well as the 2020 All-Sub District Northeast Red Team. The Lumberjacks had two players... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    December 4, 2020

Test your sports acumen

Gauge your sports knowledge with Pine Knot News writer Steve Korby’s quiz. 1) Minnesota Wilderness hockey roster players with ties to Cloquet/Esko include: a) Christian Galatz b) Dominkis Marcinkevi... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 4, 2020

School Sports Limbo

In the movie "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character, Phil, is destined to live the same day over and over again. To local high school activities directors and coaches it must seem like they are... Full story


All conference honors, Cloquet

Cloquet, CEC athletes named to all conference teams: Cross country First team Miles Fischer Josh Sanders Harmony Tracy Lauren Sertich Second team Ben Bauer Jake Mertz Sam Buytaert Victoria Nelson Amelia Allen GIRLS TENNIS Kylie Mckeon Carley... Full story


Sign up for Nordic ski lessons Dec. 19-20

The Nordic Spirit Youth Ski League offers cross-country ski lessons at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center to kids ages 5-14 at an affordable price, with great volunteer teachers. The weekly lessons begin Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 and run for six weeks. The...

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

'Jacks end it with exclamation point

If there was a good way to end a season marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cloquet volleyball team found it Friday night by downing the Proctor Rails in a total team effort. The Lumberjacks managed... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Cloquet scraps to a bitter end

The wild ride known as the 2020 high school football season came to an end for Cloquet on Thursday night in Proctor when Cloquet fell 40-36 to North Branch, a team the Lumberjacks defeated in the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Denouement for Panthers after perfect regular slate

After going undefeated during the regular season, the South Ridge Panthers looked forward to playing for a section crown in nine-man football. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the state order... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 27, 2020

Cardinals can't keep up in final game of season

Entering their Wednesday game vs. Hill City/Northland, Cromwell-Wright Area knew the game would be their final game of the football season as sports . When the dust cleared on perhaps the craziest... Full story


Wilderness pause season until after Christmas

Instead of playing their home opener on Saturday night, the Minnesota Wilderness will now put a hold on hockey operations until at least late December. Following the latest executive order put out by... Full story


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