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Lumberjacks return from state with hardware


June 14, 2019

Cathy Wojtysiak

Cloquet softball players pose with the third-place trophy the team earned by going 2-1 at the State Tournament last week in North Mankato.

When practice started in March in the Cloquet Middle School gymnasium, the Cloquet girls softball team had high hopes. Returning eight starters from last year's section runner-up team, the coaching staff and players felt they had a chance to make something magical happen.

The Lumberjacks did not disappoint, as they won the section tournament and marched on to take third place in the Class AAA state tournament while nearly knocking off the tournament's top-ranked team for a chance to play in the championship game last week.

The Lumberjacks opened the tournament as the No. 4 seed against No....

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