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Cloquet still the team to beat

Cloquet back on brink of state berth


May 31, 2019

Matthew Moses / Pine Knot Sports

Freshman Dana Jones swings at a pitch during the bottom of the sixth inning as Cloquet was up 11-2 and advanced in the quarterfinals of the Section 7AAA softball tournament.

Cloquet opened the Section 7AAA softball playoffs with lofty expectations after finishing runner-up last year to North Branch, which went on to finish second in Class AAA at the Minnesota State High School softball tournament.

So far the 'Jacks are living up to those expectations, but not without a struggle. The team opened with a tight 3-2 win over eighth seed Hibbing last week but then they upended North Branch 11-2 Saturday. But the frosting on the cake was when the Lumberjacks came from behind Tuesday afternoon to beat Chisago Lakes 3-1 on the road to stay in the winners bracket and ga...

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