Dilan Michaels

Grizzlies Finish Second At State

North Woods Falls in State Championship 96-49

After hitting a buzzer beater to survive the first round, and draining some clutch free–throws to advance past the semifinals, The North Woods Grizzlies continued their unseeded Cinderella run, taking on Minneapolis North in the Class A State Championship. North Woods put up a good fight, but ultimately falls short, final score 96–49. Tate Olson lead the grizzlies with 14…

Meet Esko’s Senior Core Of Four

Eskomos' Long Running Success Starts With Seniors

The defining aspect of any high school team is its senior leadership, and out at Esko High School that responsibility falls with four young athletes. “Ben Fisher, forward.” “Stone DeLeon, guard.” “Bryce Bottila, shooting guard.” “Isaak Blue, forward.” These four Eskomos have been playing together for years. Bottila says, “Yeah, I’ve been playing with them since kindergarten, we’ve been to…

No.3 UMD To Host No.6 Minnesota In NCAA Playoffs 1st Round

UMD Seeded 3rd After 4-1 Loss To Wisconsin

After a tough 4-1 loss to Wisconsin in the WCHA Final Face-Off Championship Game, UMD made the trip back to Duluth where they awaited the NCAA Selection Show, determining UMD’s fate heading into the NCAA playoffs. UMD recived a 3 seed in the tournament and will face 6 seeded Minnesota at Amsoil Arena next Saturday at 2:30 pm.

Josh Emerson Continuing Elite Tradition

LCA Sophomore Cracks 1000 Point Milestone

DULUTH, Minn- The Lakeview Christian Academy boy’s basketball team has had no shortage of 1000 point scorers, and his past Friday they added one more to the club. “Josh Emerson, sophomore, shooting guard.” Josh has been a varsity contributor since 7th grade and has always had a deep appreciation for basketball. Now in just his sophomore year he’s already reached…

A Long Road To The Ring

Aging Boxers Prepare For First Amatuer Fight Saturday Night

DULUTH, Minn- John D’Auria is no stranger to the boxing community. He’s been around the sport all his life doing everything from photography to coaching. D’Auria says, “Believe it or not I actually got into a fight in school with a guy that was a amateur boxer, and I had no knowledge of it, I was kind of cocky and…

Lakeview Christian Hosts Special Youth Practice

Salvation Army's RBA Practices with the LCA boys varsity squad

A group of the Northland’s up and coming basketball stars received a special practice session Wednesday night, as the Lakeview Christian Academy boys varsity basketball team welcomed more than 20 youngsters from the Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association to the gym at St. James School. They focused on the fundamentals of the game as well as developing an early passion…

The Greyhounds Fab Five

Duluth East Seniors Transform Final Season

This boy’s basketball season at Duluth East started off like any other, with high hopes and high expectations. However, sweet dreams soon turned sour as the start of the Greyhounds season took a bad bounce with the team winning just 1 of their first 7 games. Greyhounds Senior Forward Malique Goulet comments, “It was a little discouraging at first, not…

Denfeld Girl’s Basketball Investing in the Future

Slavation Army Rookie Basktball Players Join Special Practice

Its been a long time since freshman forward Elizabeth Emmel first learned how to play basketball, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten the excitement of first learning her favorite sport. Emmel says, “Scoring your 1st basket during a game and then having my parents and friends go and watch your games is a lot of fun.” Now along with her…