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By Dwight Cadwell
Pine Knot Sports 

Cloquet leads the way at Wood City


January 4, 2019

Jana Peterson/Pine Knot News

Cloquet forward Nick Flynn (5) shoots past the hands of Cardinals senior Marcus Pocernich (1) during the Wood City Classic.

The Cloquet Lumberjacks extended their hometown advantage to capture both boys and girls titles in the annual Wood City Classic the past week.

Two performances stood out during the three-day boys tournament last week. The Lumberjacks boys team defeated a gritty and hard working Cromwell-Wright team 62-60 Thursday afternoon to set up a meeting with a unbeaten and state-ranked Pine City squad Friday night. Again, the Lumberjacks came out on top, 58-52, to capture a share of the championship.

"I think we're starting to turn the corner," said head coach Steve Battaglia. "We are playing much bet...

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