Pine Knot News - A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

Be a driving force. Help others live independently. Become a volunteer driver. Click here to learn more.

The Ticker: A quick look at area teams in action


January 24, 2020

Howie Hanson

Esko junior forward Riley Fischer defends against Duluth Denfeld forward Armon Green in a game Tuesday night at Denfeld. Fischer had 18 points in Esko's 89-72 win.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Girls Basketball



The Cards rolled early and held a 45-15 halftime lead as Taya Hakamaki poured in 24 points, Natalee Hakamaki threw down 20 points and Shaily Hakamaki chipped in with 15 in the win. Both Andrea Pocernich and Amber Collman finished with five points for the Cards and Sean Morrison added two. Allie Marine led the Bombers with 12 points, while Anesa Davis recorded eight.

Moose Lake/

Willow River-55


The Rebels overcame a two-point halftime deficit to pick up the win. Natalie Mikrot led the Rebels with 16 points, Maci Kukuk added 10. Alivia Mallory scored nine, Emily Bohnsack finished with eight.



Kate Owens led the Lumberjacks with 17 points, but it wasn't enough to slow down the Rangers who led by 10 at halftime. Joining Owens in double-digit scoring were Maddie Young with 13 and Alexa Snesrud with 12. Gracie Meagher scored six. Both Caley Kruse and Justice Paro had four points and Katie Turner scored three.


Pequot Lakes-46

The Eskomos led by four at the intermission break and then outscored Pequot Lakes by five in the second half. Kristy DeMuth led the Eskomos in scoring with 21 points, Sarah Wagemaker finished with 12. Jayden Karppinen had eight, Mallory Sunnarborg six and Brenna Stark added five. Alia Gabel finished with three.

South Ridge-60


The Panthers marched out to a 31-16 halftime lead and never looked back. Adelia Olesiak led the Panthers with 19 points, Phylesha Preston added 11. Rylee Young finished with nine points, Svea Snickers seven and Paris Fierkelepp five. Lauren Olson scored four and Kelly Bergum two. Hailey Tauzell led the Wrens with 14 points, followed by Janae Sjodin with eight, Samantha Nyberg six and four for Hannah Lattu. Ashley Hart scored two and Alexis Perry one.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Boys Basketball

South Ridge-85


Girls Hockey



The Lumberjacks won their 17th game in a row at home as Taylor Nelson scored the game's first five goals. Jaxie Pogorelc and Lily Nelson added the final two goals of the game for CEC, which also got 4 assists from Dea DeLeon.

Duluth Marshall-5

Moose Lake Area-2

The Hilltoppers led 3-0 until late in the second period when Jamie Benzie cut into the lead to make it 3-1. Raechel Painovich got the Rebels to within 3-2 early in the third period, but the Hilltoppers responded with back-to-back goals to pick up the win.

Friday, Jan. 17

Boys Basketball



Micah Pocernich led all scorers with 27 points in leading the Cardinals to victory, while Blaze Hurst led the Bombers with 21 points. Gage Zoeller finished with 16 for the Cards, both Ethan Shelton and Taye Anderson added six and Zevvus Smith finished with four. Also in double-digits for Barnum was Joe Peterson with 16 points. Jake Hultgren finished with six points; both Willie Richardson and Reed Kornovich both had five points andTy Asperheim scored one.

Monday, Jan. 20

Boys Basketball



The Wrens had five players in double-digit scoring led by Mason Perry and Hunter Holmes with 20 points each. Also scoring in double figures were Zeke Rousseau with 11 and Kaden Olesen and Randy Wimmer with 10 points each. Austin Larva chipped in three, while Alex Brownie, Tim Swenson and Isaiah Johnson all scored two.

Deer River-95


The Bombers had their offense going, but couldn't slow down the red-hot Warriors who hit 16 three-pointers in the game. Both Blaze Hurst and Joey Peterson had huge games for the Bombers with 26 points each aided by Jake Hultgren with 15, but the Warriors had four players in double figures and were led by the 29-point effort of Sam Rahler. Reed Kornovich added six for Barnum; Willie Richardson scored five, and both Ty Asperheim and Garrett Coughlin finished with two.

Girls Basketball

Duluth East-73


The Lumberjacks fell behind early and trailed by 16 at halftime as the Greyhounds took the win. Cloquet was led in scoring by Caley Kruse with 13 points and Maddie Young with nine. Gracie Meagher, Cristina Genita, Kate Owens and Justice Paro scored four points each in the loss and Alexa Snesrud had two points.



Tuesday, Jan. 21

Boys Basketball



Duluth Denfeld-72

James LeGarde led the Eskomos with four 3-pointers and a total of 30 points while Payton Wefel finished with 23 points for Esko. Riley Fischer added 18 points and also had a big night for Esko, Chad Hardt added eight, while Eli Blue and Preston Lowe each had four points and Jerry Andler scored two.


Fond du Lac-67

The Timberwolves broke open a tight game in the second half to pick up a win against the tough Ogichida squad. Conner Barney led Fond du Lac with 34 points and Jordan Brown finished with 14. Also scoring for FDL were Ken Fox, Rolo Defoe and Jalen Paulson with six points each, and Jesus Delapez with four.

Moose Lake/Willow River-92


Mason Olson hit for 39 points in leading the Rebels to the big road win over the Rangers. Michael Olson also had a solid night with 16 points. Phillip Sheetz scored 11 while Brady Watrin had 10. Also scoring for the Rebels were Sam Dewey with six points and Ben Dewey and Carter Johnson with four each.

Girls Basketball


Silver Bay-18

The Bulldogs had three players in double-digit scoring led by Alaina Bennett's 15 points as they cruised to the win over the Mariners. Elizabeth Hey added 14 for the Bulldogs and Abby Mickle 13. Sam Materli added nine for the Dogs, Kaylee Aselson eight, Maddie DeCaigney six. Bella Anderson added five points and Brynne Mickel two.



The Hawks outlasted the Cardinals despite 18 points each from Taya and Shailey Hakamaki and 12 points from Natalee Hakamaki. Rounding out the scoring for the Cards were Emmalee Hoover with eight points and Andrea Pocernich with six.


Duluth Denfeld-60

Maddie Young scored 18 points, Justice Paro finished with 17 and Kate Owens added 15 to carry the Jacks offensively. Kiley Issendorf and Alexa Snesrud each added seven points, Gracie Meagher six, Cristina Genita four and Katie Turner finished with two.


Moose Lake/Willow River-48

The Rebels fell behind 25-16 at halftime and couldn't overcome the slow start in the loss. Natalie Mikrot led the Rebels with 21 points. Monica Mikrot scored nine, Alivia Mallory seven and Ella Rhoades five. Maci Kukuk recorded four points and Emily Bohnsack added two.

South Ridge-63

Deer River-43

The Panthers rolled out to a 30-18 halftime lead and powered their way to the victory behind the 22 points of Svea Snickers and Adelia Olesiak's 15 points. Paris Fierkelepp added nine for the Panthers, Alana Young six and Phylesha Preston four. Raina Schneider and Rylee Young both scored two.

Boys Hockey



St. Paul Highland Park-10

Moose Lake Area-2

The Rebels trailed 2-1 after the first period, but the Scots struck for seven second-period goals in taking the win.

Girls Hockey



The Mirage ended the Lumberjacks 17-game winning streak in Proctor with two goals in the first period and four in the second. Kiana Bender scored CEC's only goal in the third period.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 04/06/2021 20:10