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 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 9, 2021 

Wilderness seek to move from middle

With about a third of the schedule remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Wilderness find themselves smack in the middle of the Central Division standings in the North American Hockey League.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 9, 2021 

Millen returns to NAHL, Cloquet

After a couple of coaching gigs and a trip back to school, former Minnesota Wilderness coach and Cloquet hockey star Cory Millen is back in the North American Hockey League as head coach of the St.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 9, 2021 

Polars freeze out Rebels

Midway through the first half of their state quarterfinal game, the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels trailed by four points. That changed as Minneapolis North went on an offensive run that gave the... Full story


Kuhlman gets first two goals

Former Cloquet- Esko-Carlton and University of Minnesota Duluth captain Karson Kuhlman recorded his first and second goals of the season in the National Hockey League over the past two weeks. Kuhlman’s first goal came March 25 as his Boston Bruins... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 2, 2021

Rebels turn to defense to win Section 7AA championship

A switch in game plan and the perfect execution of that plan made the difference last Thursday night as Moose Lake/Willow River slipped by Pequot Lakes 57-53 to win the Section 7AA boys basketball... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 2, 2021

Esko girls fall to Marshall in Section 7AA championship

An impressive season came to an end for the top-seeded Esko girls basketball team on Friday in a loss to Duluth Marshall in the Section 7AA championship game. The Eskomos defeated Crosby-Ironton in ov... Full story

 By Pine Knot News    Sports    April 2, 2021

Anderson plays softball for UW-Stout

Bella Anderson, a first-year psychology student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, is also on the softball team, playing third base. Anderson graduated from Carlton High School....

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 2, 2021

Section 5A: Barnum goes down against fast Upsala

When Barnum met Upsala in the Section 5A semifinals March 24, the Bombers knew they would be facing a team with both athleticism and speed. Barnum fell behind early, but hung around and fell 66-56 to... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 2, 2021

Golf takes Hudler to far-flung places

Wendy Hudler is one of few Carlton County high school graduates who have played Division 1 college golf and professional golf. Hudler grew up on Chestnut Street just above Pinehurst Park in Cloquet. H... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 26, 2021

Lumberjacks teams spark as seasons end

Both the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Moose Lake Area girls hockey teams bowed out of the Section 7A hockey tournament Thursday night. The Lumberjacks were chopp-ed down by the Hilltoppers and the Rebels... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 26, 2021

Boys fall to Rapids in section semifinal

After opening the Section 7AA hockey tournament with a 2-0 home win over Duluth Marshall, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys team was bounced from the tournament Saturday afternoon by a 4-0 score at the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 26, 2021

Rebels reach section championship

The Moose Lake/Willow River boys basketball team was set to face Pequot Lakes in the Section 7AA boys basketball championship game Thursday night, after the issue of the Pine Knot News was printed.... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 26, 2021

Esko keeps rolling; Cromwell-Wright knocked out

In the Section 7AA girls basketball playoffs the No. 1 seeded Eskomos, not surprisingly, are still standing and were set to play No. 4 seed Crosby-Ironton Wednesday as this issue of the Pine Knot News... Full story


Cloquet beats Hermantown, loses to Hibbing

In an odd twist of fate, the Cloquet boys basketball team played Hermantown in their final regular season game on Wednesday and then had to turn around and face the Hawks again on Saturday in the... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 26, 2021

Bombers are marching through Section 5A

Barnum is the only local team in the Section 5A boys basketball playoffs still standing, after defeating McGregor and St. John’s Prep to get to the semifinal game against Upsala set for Wednesday... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 26, 2021

Killing time at the arena

Michael Olson, 10, (right) bounces a ball on his hockey stick while his Superior Blue teammates also burn off some energy between games during this weekend's squirt hockey playoffs at the Pine Valley... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 19, 2021

'Jacks outshoot Rebels in shutout

The first period of play between the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Moose Lake Area girls hockey teams Friday night was nearly dead-even. The Lumberjacks held a slight shot advantage, but the March 12 game... Full story

 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    March 19, 2021

Esko sails to top

If there was any doubt that the Esko girls basketball team shouldn't be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section 7AA playoffs, that doubt was dispelled Friday night when the Eskomos routed the Duluth... Full story


Cloquet nabs conference title

The Cloquet boys basketball team last week won the Lake Superior Conference title for the first time since 2014 by going 9-0 in conference play this season. "It's been a pretty good season so far,"... Full story


'Jacks will try to jumpstart season

Cloquet's Katie Turner looks for an open pass as she sets up a play against Denfeld earlier this season. The team was seeded No. 5 in the Section 7AAA tournament. The Lumberjacks face Hermantown at 2... Full story


Local grads win at track meet

The St. Scholastica men’s track and field team won four event titles the March 13 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Championship, with two Carlton County grads playing a role in the fourth win of the day. Esko High School grad Lucas... Full story

 By Jana Peterson    Sports    March 19, 2021

State Nordic Skiing: 'It's been quite a ride'

After three decades of coaching Nordic skiing in northern Minnesota, it's not surprising that individual state ski meets kind of blur together for Cloquet-Esko-Carlton coach Ben Croft. But not in 2021... Full story


It's playoff time for 7AA teams

While the Moose Lake Area boys hockey team ended its season Tuesday in a play-in game - losing 10-1 to St. Francis - the Lumberjacks will face Marshall at 7 p.m. Thursday at Northwoods Credit Union... Full story


The Ticker: Boys basketball playoffs

Playoffs Boys basketball Section 5A No. 9 Bertha-Hewitt-49 No. 8 Laporte-34 No. 12 McGregor-46 No. 5 Cromwell- Wright-43 No. 8 St. John’s Prep-69 No. 9 Ogilvie-52 No. 6 Swanville-66 No. 10 Onamia-30 No. 6 Hinckley- Finlayson-51 No. 11 Isle-47 Thurs... Full story


The Ticker: Girls Basketball Playoffs

Playoffs Girls Basketball Section 5A No. 7 Upsala-61 No. 10 Isle-27 No. 8 Barnum-65 No. 9 McGregor-47 No. 8 Verndale-47 No. 9 Bertha-Hewitt-44 No. 7 Kerkhoven- Murdock-Sunburg-81 No. 10 Laporte-7 Wednesday games • No. 1 Ogilvie vs. No. 8 Barnum ... Full story


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