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 By Pine Knot News    Sports    January 14, 2022 

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Jan. 6 Girls Basketball Cloquet-66 Esko-61 Cromwell-Wright-87 ML/WR-29 Boys basketball Cherry-80 Wrenshall-38 South Ridge-78 Littlefork-43 Boys Hockey CEC-3 Brainerd-2 Friday, Jan. 7 Girls Basketball Barnum-71 Silver Bay-27 Cloquet-67... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 14, 2022 

In a boistrous battle, Carlton claims the jug

The battle for the Brown Jug between the Carlton and Wrenshall girls basketball teams is always a fun night. The atmosphere is loud and raucous, and the intensity is always at a fever pitch. That's... Full story

 By Marty Hill    Sports    January 14, 2022 

Team hits a Steel wall

Croix Kochendorfer stopped all 31 shots Saturday night in leading the Chippewa Steel to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness. It was the first game of 2022 for the Steel (17-15-1) as the team returned after a three-week break. The team showed... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 14, 2022 

Lumberjacks outshoot Brainerd

Until last Thursday, the last time the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team played at home was Dec. 14. During that span the Lumberjacks went 0-5-1. When they finally got a chance to play in the frie... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 14, 2022 

'Jacks topple Esko with tight defense

A tenacious defense and a key first-half run were just enough to give the Cloquet girls basketball team a narrow 66-61 victory over Esko in Cloquet last Thursday night. "We pride ourselves on playing... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 14, 2022 

Youngest Ripp sets her sights on world competition

Aidan Ripp wasn't the only Cloquet athlete competing at Lake Placid last month - his younger sister, Charlotte, was hot on his heels. Charlotte, a Cloquet High School junior, and her older brother... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    January 14, 2022 

Local Sports Schedule

Friday, Jan. 14 Boys hockey MLA vs. International Falls, 7 Girls basketball Carlton vs Cook County, 4:45 Barnum vs. McGregor, 7:15 Esko vs. Hibbing, 7:15 ML/WR at Silver Bay, 6:15 Wrenshall vs. East Central, 7:15 Boys basketball Cromwell-Wright vs.... Full story

 By Ann Markusen    Sports    January 14, 2022 

On The Mark: Ski programs grow strong at Cloquet's Pine Valley

It was a cold, cold day - even at 1 p.m. - minus 8 degrees with modest winds. The chalet at Pine Valley was crowded with kids and parents. The Cloquet Ski Club's Jenny Barta ably led us through the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 14, 2022 

Kuhlman picked up by NHL's Seattle Kraken

Former Lumberjacks and UMD star Karson Kuhlman faced a bad-news, good-news scenario on Sunday and Monday of this week. On Sunday, Kuhlman found out he was being put on waivers by the Boston Bruins.... Full story


Skiers set sights under the lights

Nordic skiers from six schools descended on Cloquet for a rare evening ski meet Tuesday, held on the lighted trail loop at Pine Valley. While skiers sped off into the darkness like clockwork every 30... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Wednesday, Dec. 29 Girls Basketball Cloquet-78 Virginia-61 Mesabi East-62 Crosby-Ironton-60 Esko-52 Hermantown-45 South Ridge-69 Ely-38 Deer River-83 Wrenshall-40 Boys Basketball Esko-73 Duluth Marshall-44 Cloquet-78 Pine City-72 Deer River-86 Fond... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 7, 2022

Esko girls take title

Esko and Hermantown met in the championship game of the Esko Coaches Classic girls basketball tournament last week. The Hawks had opened the tournament with a 68-50 win over Cherry and the Eskomos fol... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 7, 2022

Esko reaches No. 8

Esko and Duluth Marshall faced off in the championship game of the Esko Coaches Classic boys basketball tournament last week, with the Eskomos rolling to a 73-44 win. The Hilltoppers gained entrance... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    January 7, 2022

Cardinals right ship with win over Bulldogs

Something had to give when Cromwell-Wright and Carlton collided in boys basketball Tuesday night in Cromwell. The Cardinals were coming off back-to-back losses in the Wood City Classic and the... Full story


Special Skate Date

The girls and boys Lumberjacks hockey teams skated with younger area hockey players during the "Skate with the Jacks" event Sunday afternoon at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet. Ann Dunaiski... Full story


Sports schedule

Friday, Jan. 7 Boys hockey CEC vs. Stillwater, 7:30 Boys basketball Esko vs. Breckenridge, 7:15 Carlton at South Ridge, 7:15 Barnum at Silver Bay, 6:15 Cromwell-Wright at ML/WR, 7:15 Wrenshall vs. Cook County, 6:30 Girls basketball Cloquet vs.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 31, 2021

Cloquet girls can't close on Mesabi East

Mesabi East used a furious second-half comeback to defeat the Lumberjacks 51-49 in the opening round of the Wood City Classic girls basketball tournament Tuesday night. The Lumberjacks had a strong... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 31, 2021

Boys teams cruise

The Wood City Classic boys basketball tournament returned to Cloquet Middle School Tuesday afternoon with Cloquet and Pine City capturing first-round wins. The Dragons opened the tournament with a... Full story


The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action

Thursday, Dec. 23 Girls Basketball Esko-54 Pine City-38 Virginia-70 ML/WR-55 Cloquet-60 St. Francis-45 Girls Hockey CEC-5 Pine City Area-1 Boys Hockey CEC-3 Holy Angels-3 Monday, Dec. 27 Girls Hockey Moose Lake Area-2 Buffalo/Maple Lake-1 Boys... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 31, 2021

Young Rebels strike paydirt

Playing with a young roster and far fewer players than most, the Moose Lake Area boys hockey team faces steep odds nearly every game they step onto the ice. But after opening the season with eight... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    December 31, 2021

Rodd's Ramblings: Rol Bromberg, Lumberjacks legend, dies

When you walk into the Cloquet football field complex, you'll see a picture of a man with glasses holding a football. The high school football field is named after him. Roland Bromberg, known to many... Full story


Cloquet grad hits Olympic trials

Cloquet's Aidan Ripp squeaked into the Olympic Trials last week, took 12th place competing against the top Nordic combined athletes in the U.S., and feels pretty good about it. "The goal for me was... Full story


Sports schedule

Monday, Jan. 3 Boys basketball Esko at Proctor, 7:15 Girls basketball Carlton at Cromwell-Wright, 7:15 Wrenshall at Floodwood, 7:15 Tuesday, Jan. 4 Girls hockey CEC vs. Marshall, 7:30 MLA at Duluth Heritage, 7 Boys basketball Carlton at... Full story


Cloquet grad in Olympic trials

Cloquet Class of 2019 grad Aidan Ripp is competing in the U.S. Olympic Team trials in Lake Placid today, hoping to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics in China in February. Ripp, a... Full story


Hot stove burns red for Twins fans

Santa Claus came a few weeks early, bringing presents for Minnesota Twins fans. First was the news that Byron Buxton had signed a long-term million-dollar contract. The talented but oft injured... Full story


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