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STATE FOOTBALL: Inspired Esko loses ground game battle

BRAINERD-The Eskomos saw their season come to an end Saturday afternoon at the hands of the Annandale Cardinals. It was a snowy battle that ended 33-13 after the Cardinals outgained Esko on the ground... Full story

 

STATE FOOTBALL: Runner pounds South Ridge

DULUTH-Mountain Iron-Buhl put together an impressive show Friday night at Public Schools Stadium as the Rangers knocked off South Ridge 42-6 in the state quarterfinals of the 9-Man football... Full story

 

STATE FOOTBALL: Paynesville roars past Rebels

Paynesville entered Friday's matchup with Moose Lake/Willow River averaging 38 points per game while allowing only 11 points per game. With that said, it was the Bulldogs who used Rebel mistakes and m... Full story

 

Cloquet has a mountain bike champion

In his first season as a cross country mountain biker, Zebulon (Zeb) Wehr not only won three of the four races he competed in, he became the first-ever individual state champion for the... Full story

 

CEC girls hockey defeats defending section champs

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team got off to a fast start Thursday night as the Lumberjacks defeated defending section champion Proctor-Hermantown by a score of 4-2 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. On Saturday, however, it was the CEC who... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTON 7AAA CHAMPS: Big plays bring Esko a state berth

The Esko football team demolished Aitkin 41-14 earlier this season on the road in Aitkin, but winning proved more challenging last week in the Section 7AAA playoffs. In the end, however, the result wa... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

SECTION 5 NINE-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Panthers outrun the Mercs

Fans attending the Section 5 Nine-Man championship football game between South Ridge and McGregror were barely in their seats Friday afternoon when the fireworks started for the Panthers. South Ridge... Full story

 

SECTION 7AA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rebels rumble back to State

The Moose Lake/Willow River football team is going back to the state football tournament for the 13th time in 14 years, as the Rebels knocked off Mesabi East last Thursday in the section 7AA... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cloquet boys team reflects on a great season, ending with State

As Cloquet senior runner Jesse Bahen crossed the finish line at the 2019 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) state cross country meet, a feeling of contentment swept over him. "I just felt... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7A VOLLEYBALL: Carlton stunned in section final

After an impressive 3-1 win over Ely in the semifinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Carlton girls volleyball team fell by a 3-0 score in the Section 7A finals to Greenway Saturday afternoon. Against Ely,... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 8, 2019

7AA VOLLEYBALL: Proctor denies Esko; prospects good for next year

Going into last Wednesday’s Section 7AA semifinal match, the Eskomos knew they would have to find an answer to Proctor’s Sam Pogatchnik and Payton Rodberg. That proved to be a tough task. The... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cloquet girls embrace the State experience

Cloquet sent two sophomore girls, Harmony Tracy and Amelia Allen, to Saturday's Minnesota Class AA Cross Country State Championships. The two had a successful season, despite it being Tracy's first... Full story

 

CROSS COUNTRY: Cardinal runners finish strong at state

Cromwell-Wright eighth-grader Emaleigh Olesiak was the top Carlton County finisher at state, taking 30th place in a time of 19:45.7 in the girls race at the Minnesota MSHSL Class A Cross Country...

 

Rebels get in gear for section title game - again

The Moose Lake/Willow River football team overcame several first-half penalties and an 8-point deficit at halftime to defeat Royalton 20-8 in the Section 7AA semifinals Saturday in Willow River. The Rebels advance to the section title game for the 13...

 

Runners stake claim on State

Great cross country runners are built. While genetics probably helps, it's the miles and miles of running that really makes the difference. But a little strategy helps as well, first-year Cloquet... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

7A FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Raptors' wild ride ends

Kerry Rodd [email protected] All good things come to an end. The inaugural and undefeated Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors football season came to a close with a road loss at top-seed Deer River by a... Full story

 

STATE GIRLS SOCCER: Cloquet grinds to the bitter end

Dwight Cadwell Pine Knot Sports LINDSTROM-The Academy of Holy Angels built a three-goal first-half lead and survived to defeat Cloquet-Carlton 4-3 in a Class 1A quarterfinal Thursday at Chisago Lakes... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

7AAA PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS: Esko is moving on

Kerry Rodd [email protected] At the end of the first quarter Saturday, things looked bleak for the Esko football team in their Section 7AAA semifinal game. The Eskomos trailed Proctor 14-0 and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

SECTION 7AAAA PLAYOFFS: Injuries gash Lumberjacks in semifinal loss

If football is a war of attrition, the Cloquet football team got the full scope of things in their 14-0 home playoff loss to Chisago Lakes Saturday in Cloquet. In a matter of minutes, the Lumberjacks...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    November 1, 2019

NINE-MAN SEMIFINAL: South Ridge surges to final

South Ridge scored the last two touchdowns of the game and rode the strong running of Connor Bushbaum to a 24-16 win over Hill City/Northland in the Section 5 Nine-Man semifinals Saturday night in... Full story

 

This week in prep sports

Volleyball Section 7A Carlton High School was set to play Ely Wednesday night. If Carlton keeps winning, they would play the winner of Greenway vs. Floodwood the same night in a Section 7A championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Hibbing’s...

 

Unlikely hero moves 'Jacks back to State

NORTHBRANCH-Olivia Jameson was so stealthy when she scored the Lumberjacks' game-winning goal that even her coach didn't realize who deftly kicked the ball over the Chisago Lakes goalie, who was...

 

The Ticker: Football, Oct. 16 Games

Esko-33 Crosby-Ironton-0 Playing at home on Senior Night, the Eskomos mauled the Crosby-Ironton Rangers and in doing so solidified their top seed in the Section 7AAA playoffs and picking up a first...

 

Area runners on a race toward State meet

It's been a banner year so far for many Carlton County cross country runners, and it's all coming down to the line this week at the Cloquet Country Club. The Section 7 cross country meet will take...

 

This week in prep sports

CROSS COUNTRY Section 7A and 7AA sections were set for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Cloquet Country Club Golf Course with 7A races starting at 11 a.m. and 7AA races starting at 3 p.m. The State meet is Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College, Northfield. GIRLS...

 

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