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Boys volleyball debuts in the Northland


April 12, 2019

Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

Cloquet's Caleb Swanson bumps a ball back in bounds while teammates Markus Pokornowski and Jonny Dunaisky provide before-and-after reactions to the play. The boys are part of the first Cloquet boys volleyball club team, which played its very first games Monday in Floodwood.

FLOODWOOD-The back of Coach Derek Hart's T-shirt said it all.

"Making history," it read.

"I've told every one of these kids, everybody who walked through the door, that's exactly what they're all doing," Hart said.

We're not talking serious memorizing-date-in-a-history-book history, though. More just a first-time-ever history, a little piece of Northland volleyball history.

"Have fun with it, enjoy it," Hart continued. "But don't get stressed out over it, it's a game."

The Floodwood coach was fairly giddy Monday night, as six boys volleyball teams from Cloquet, Floodwood, Grand Rapids, Hib...

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