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 By Jake Kachinske    Sports    March 22, 2019 

Cards' state wait ends

CROSBY-The last time Cromwell-Wright sent a boys basketball team to the state tournament, there was just one champion crowned. The next year, boys basketball would move to the four-class format as we...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 22, 2019 

Eskomos head back to state tourney

The Eskomos headed back to the boys state basketball tournament this week for the second consecutive year and fourth time in the last five years, after defeating Pequot Lakes in the Section 7AA...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2019 

Cloquet on track for great season

With a state champion on their roster, the Cloquet girls and boys track teams are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. Kendra Kelley, who won the 200-meter Class AA race at the Minnesot...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 22, 2019 

Bismarck sweeps Wilderness out of playoff contention

To say that tough times have fallen on the Minnesota Wilderness is putting it far too mildly. The Wilderness have suffered nine straight losses. And last weekend they were eliminated from the North...

 

Seventh-graders take fourth at state tourney

The Cloquet seventh-grade girls basketball team competed in the B1 division of the Grade State Basketball Tournament March 2-3. The team lost to Eastview, 32-35, in the first game, beat Delano 41-23...

 

Cloquet sixth-grade girls are Grade State champs!

The Cloquet sixth-grade girls basketball team won the C1 Grade State Championship played at Champlin Park High School March 2-3. The girls went 4-0 with wins against Mendota Heights, Park Center and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Eskomos are two steps closer to State

The defending Section 7AA boys basketball champion Esko is back in the championship game this year after a pair of wins over Pierz and Virginia this week. On Monday the Eskomos downed Pierz by 23...

 

Cardinals tame Tigers, advance to semifinals

BRAINERD -The Cromwell-Wright boys basketball team survived a couple of comeback attempts by their Section 5A quarterfinal opponent Tuesday night but held off Browerville- Eagle Valley 47-42. The...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Rangers capture the Cardinals with defense

Twice during the regular season, Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl met on the basketball court with the Rangers winning the first game by eight points and the Cards taking the second game by 20 p...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Tigers topple the Lumberjacks

When the Cloquet boys basketball team met Princeton Friday night at Duluth East High School, the players knew they would have their hands full. The Tigers came into the Section 7AAA semifinal game...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 15, 2019

Local teams can't get past playoff hump day

ast Wednesday night, March 6, was a tough night for local Section 7A boys basketball teams. Wrenshall, Fond du Lac, Carlton and South Ridge all lost and were eliminated from the tournament. Lakeview...

 

It's crunch time for the Wilderness

Three weeks ago the Minnesota Wilderness were poised to make a run in the standings, with the team tied for third in the NAHL’s Central Division and fresh off a sweep of the Bismarck Bobcats. Since then, the Wilderness have found wins hard to come...

 

U12 girls head to state

The CEC U12B hockey team is headed to state in Proctor this weekend. Made up of girls from Cloquet, Esko and Carlton, the team finished its regular season with 31 wins, eight losses and three ties. The team took second place in its regular season Dis...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

'It's a kind of magic'

To say the Cloquet boys basketball team had a slow start to its Section 7AAA playoff basketball game against Grand Rapids Tuesday might rank as one of the understatements of the year. Midway through...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 8, 2019

Cardinals roll into Section finals

The Section 7A No. 1 seeded Cromwell-Wright Cardinals have won three straight tournament games and are now one game away from the state tournament. They were set to play No. 2 seed Mountain Iron-Buhl...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

Carlton, Wrenshall exit playoffs

Wednesday night the Section 7A girls basketball tournament saw two local teams eliminated from further play. The Wrenshall Wrens were bounced out by No. 2 seeded Mountain Iron-Buhl and No. 7 seeded...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

'Jacks fall to Thunderhawks to end season

A slow start to Saturday's Section 7AAA semifinal game versus Grand Rapids sealed the fate of the Cloquet girls basketball team. The Thunderhawks raced out to a 19-point halftime lead and then fended...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 8, 2019

In playoff upset, Aitkin beats No. 1 seed Esko

On Jan. 28, the Esko and Aitkin girls basketball teams met in Esko. The Eskomos mauled the Gobblers by 29 points that night, so when the two teams met up at UMD in the Section 7AA tournament...

 
 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 8, 2019

Trio of homegrown jumpers compete at national championships

When asked who her Nordic combined female role models are, Cloquet eighth-grader Charlotte Ripp doesn't have a quick answer. She can name her favorite ski jumpers or Nordic skiers, but the truth is, R...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 1, 2019

Lumberjacks advance to Section 7AAA semifinals

Top seeds prevailed Tuesday in Section 7AAA girls basketball games. Cloquet, the No. 4 seed, knocked off Chisago Lakes, and No. 2 Hibbing downed North Branch and the No. 3 Princeton bounced Hermantown...

 
 By Dwight Cadwell    Sports    March 1, 2019

Harms-Synkiew advances to state

Cloquet junior Tyler Harms-Synkiew advanced to the state wrestling tournament last weekend with a second-place finish in the Section 7AA wrestling tournament in Hibbing. Harms-Synkiew lost in the...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 1, 2019

Eskomos enter playoffs on a winning streak

Esko, Moose Lake-Willow River and Barnum were set to play in the Section 7AA girls basketball tournament Thursday to secure a quarterfinal round game at UMD's Romano Gym on Saturday. Section 7AA...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 1, 2019

Cardinals bounce into playoffs on top of their game

The Section 7A girls basketball tournament kicked off with three play-in games Monday. Seven quarterfinal games were scheduled for Wednesday, including No. 1-seeded Cromwell-Wright. Play-in game...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 1, 2019

Lumberjacks knocked out of playoffs

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team came out buzzing against Duluth East in the first period Saturday afternoon in the Section 7AA boys hockey semifinal game at Amsoil Arena in Duluth....

 

Sports Schedules

BOYS BASKETBALL Carlton Bulldogs Friday, March 1 7:15 pm at Isle March 5-15 Section 7A Tournament Cloquet Lumberjacks Friday, March 1 7:15 pm at Proctor March 5-14 Section 7AAA Finals Cromwell-Wright Cardinals Friday, March 1 7:15 pm vs....

 

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