Korby's Connections: Coach Pergol helped lift Cloquet basketball


March 22, 2024

A Minneapolis paper covered the Lumberjacks when they made their state run in 1958 with coach Angelo "Angie" Pergol, wearing the tie.

Last month, when I was at the Carlton County Historical Center perusing old Cloquet skiing information for a story, director Carol Klitzke brought me a big box of files she asked me to review. They were scrapbooks from the 1950s, donated by legendary Cloquet coach Angelo Pergol and his wife, Blanche.

It was a perfect record of Pergol's team coaching heroics. There were newspaper clippings, congratulatory letters, telegrams - wow, telegrams - testimonials, birthday cards, speaking invitations, thank-yous and box scores. For someone who is keen on reading and researching Cloquet High School spor...

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