Author: Claudia Chakamian

Smelt Parade Set to Return to Duluth’s Lakewalk This Weekend

To prepare, workshops have been held at the Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park where families can stop by to make a variety of costumes and accessories to wearing during Sunday's festivities. 

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, a popular parade along the Lakewalk is returning after a two-year hiatus. The annual Smelt Parade will take place Sunday for the 10th anniversary of the event. To prepare, workshops have been held at the Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park where families can stop by to make a variety of costumes and accessories to…

Catalyst Story Institute Holds Filmmaking Workshops

Tuesday's session was on how to make a show on any budget, led by Hollywood filmmaker Kimberley Browning.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Catalyst Story Institute is hosting several workshops throughout the week on the film and video production industry. Tuesday’s session was on how to make a show on any budget, led by Hollywood filmmaker Kimberley Browning. Browning grew up outside of D.C., has worked in Los Angeles and said she was honored to share some of her…

Zeitgeist Showcases Work from Local Photographers During Homegrown Day Three

Along the walls at Zeitgeist were photos from different local photographers that have been taken at Homegrown events over the years. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Homegrown music festival week continues Tuesday with a different kind of event to showcase multiple types of artists. The opening reception for the Homegrown photo show was held Tuesday at Zeitgeist, accompanied by music from the Goat Hill Quartet. Along the walls were photos from different local photographers that have been taken at Homegrown events over the…

Enger Park Golf Course Opens For Season

Enger Park Golf Course opened Tuesday morning with their front 9 for walking and the practice facility. They said depending on the weather, they plan to open more nines and allow golf cars possibly later this week

DULUTH, Minn. – It continues to be an exciting week for golfers as Enger Park Golf Course became the latest to open up for the season. Enger Park Golf Course opened Tuesday morning with their front 9 for walking and the practice facility. In just the first few hours, Enger saw over 50 people hit the links. And after the…

Lake Superior College Welcomes Mini Pony as Part of Stress Less Days

Spirit is a registered therapy mini with Pet Partners, allowing students to stop by for a fun little distraction during this stressful time of the semester. 

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s almost final exam week for college students so Lake Superior College decided to host a special guest to help with stress relief. Spirit the mini pony with Rocky Run Stables visited the LSC student life area Tuesday afternoon as part of stress less days, put on by the student life department. Spirit is a registered therapy…

JDRF Type I Diabetes Walk to Take Place Saturday

The walk is set to take place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Gichi-ode' Akiing Park off of 2nd Ave. E

DULUTH, Minn. – On Saturday morning, dozens of people will gather at the Lakewalk to raise awareness about juvenile diabetes in the community. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is partnering with Essentia Health to bring the JDRF Community One Walk back to Duluth this weekend. They hope to create a world without Type I Diabetes. The disease mostly afflicts…

Twin Ports Gymnast Set to Compete This Weekend at Westerns in His First Competition Season

14-year old Trenton Beron has always had a love for flipping, but didn't start getting formal gymnastics training until one year ago when he joined Twin Ports Gymnastics.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As a child, it was no surprise that Trenton Beron would grow up to be a gymnast. “I just like doing flips. With my cousin Sawyer. He lives in Colorado with his family and they’d come down every summer and we’d always play games of flip which is just like horse but with flips. That’s where I…

Seven Northland Teams Participating in Minnesota State High School Clay Target League This Spring

The Hermantown Trap Shooting Team is one of seven clay target teams in the area competing in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League this spring. 62 Hawks are competing as part of 11,790 student-athletes across 400 high schools in the state. 

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Hermantown Trap Shooting Team is one of seven clay target teams in the area competing in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League this spring. 62 Hawks are competing as part of 11,790 student-athletes across 400 high schools in the state. “It’s one of the most popular, fastest growing sports in Minnesota. Anybody can participate…

Duluth Parks and Recreation Announces Chester Creek Concert Lineup

The series begins June 14 with concerts happening every Tuesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Another sign that summer is just around the corner is this year’s lineup announcement for the Chester Creek Concert Series. Duluth Parks and Recreation announced their lineup for the 39th annual Chester Creek Concert Series. Bands were able to submit applications back in January. Then a selection committee went through and picked their top bands for a…

Three Lake Superior Freestyle Athletes Podium at USASA Nationals

Olivia Jones won girls 17-18 snowboard slopestyle, Noble Knutson won boys 11-14 snowboard rail jam, and Doca Pepelnjak took third in 11-12 ski slopestyle.

DULUTH, Minn. – “Get top 10 and have fun,” 13-year old freestyle skier Doca Pepelnjak said. Those were the expectations the handful of Lake Superior Freestyle athletes had going into USASA Nationals. And you could say those expectations were met, with three podium finishes which included winning two titles. “I get right out of the course, and my friend comes…

Cedar Stone and Sauna Helps Customs Relax, De-Stress

The traditional nordic sauna is inspired from Duluth's Finnish history. It's an indoor wood-fired sauna that runs between 180-200 degrees in the hot room, guiding customers through a hot, cold, rest and rehydrate process. 

DULUTH, Minn. – A popular way to de-stress and stay hot in the Northland winter is back in Cedar and Stone Sauna in Canal Park. The traditional nordic sauna is inspired from Duluth’s Finnish history. It’s an indoor wood-fired sauna that runs between 180-200 degrees in the hot room, guiding customers through a hot, cold, rest and rehydrate process. “Throughout…

Big Day at the Plate Helps UMD Softball Sweep Sioux Falls on Senior Day

In addition to alumni and senior day, it was also Mandy Matula Day, as the Bulldogs honored former UMD softball player who was killed in 2013 in an act of domestic violence.

DULUTH, Minn. – A 8-0 win in five innings in game one and a walk-off 7-6 win in eight innings in game two gave the Minnesota Duluth softball team the doubleheader sweep of Sioux Falls on Sunday afternoon on senior day. The Bulldogs scored all eight runs of the first game in the fifth inning to seal the walk-off win….

St. Scholastica Softball Rallies to Earn Doubleheader Split with Macalester

Aislind Dail led the way going 2-for-3 with two home runs and 5 RBI. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After dropping game one 10-0, a big offensive showing in game two helped the St. Scholastica softball team earn the 15-7 win over Macalester to split Sunday’s doubleheader. After falling behind in the first inning of game two, the Saints rallied to score four in the bottom of the inning, then took the lead in the second…

Superior Soccer Players Hold Youth Skills Camp as Part of Senior Project

The idea for this camp came from the Spartans senior project, where they have to complete 15 hours of community service. Over 60 kids grades 5-8 came out during the two days.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Giving back to the community always feels good and this weekend, a few Superior student-athletes gave back to the next generation of Superior soccer players. Four outgoing Superior soccer players Jake Kidd, Gabriel Remington and Jeffrey and Andrew Olson hosted two Spartan Soccer Camp sessions. The camp was free and available for kids in grades fifth through…

Hermantown/Proctor Girls Lacrosse Drops Home Opener

The Stealth will look for their first win of the season on Wednesday hosting Grand Rapids/Greenway.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown/Proctor girls lacrosse team battled through major fog on Saturday afternoon but couldn’t find enough for a rally, as Southwest Christian spoiled the Stealth’s home opener with the 18-6 win. The Stealth drop to 0-2 on the season and are scheduled to be back in action at home on Wednesday hosting Grand Rapids/Greenway at 6:00 p.m….

St. Luke’s Volunteers Recognized During Volunteer Appreciation Week

One of those acknowledged, Carole Newkumet, has been volunteering in the surgical waiting area of St. Luke's for two years after spending more than two decades working there.

DULUTH, Minn. – Volunteers are getting recognized at St. Luke’s as volunteer appreciation week comes to a close. One of those acknowledged, Carole Newkumet, has been volunteering in the surgical waiting area of St. Luke’s for two years. This is after she worked in the surgery unit for over two decades. While she was looking for something to do in…

Duluth Parks and Rec Holds Youth Soccer Camp

The camp, which is for kids ages five and six, is run by former UMD soccer captain Julia Osborne.

DULUTH, Minn. – Through the Duluth Parks and Recreation, one UMD soccer player is helping give back to the youth soccer community. “I was asked by my boss to put on a soccer camp for the first time. I’ve always wanted to get into coaching so I thought what better way than working with a young population,” former UMD soccer…

Wilderness Clinch Playoff Spot With Overtime Win Against Chippewa in Regular Season Finale

Jared Mangan scored the game-winner for the Wilderness in overtime to end the regular season on a high note.

CLOQUET, Minn. – It would take overtime of the final game of the regular season, but Jared Mangan scored the game-winner to give the Minnesota Wilderness the 2-1 win over Chippewa. With the win and a loss by Janesville, the Wilderness officially clinch a spot in the NAHL Robertson Cup playoffs. The playoffs are set to begin next week. Categories:…

UW-Superior Baseball Edges Minnesota Morris for Fourth Win in Past Five Games

Ryan Rodriguez went seven strong innings, allowing just three runs on eight hits and struck out four.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Ryan Rodriguez went seven strong innings, allowing just three runs on eight hits and struck out four to help the UW-Superior softball team get the 4-3 win over Minnesota Morris. Offensively, the Yellowjackets were led by Bryce Flanagan who went 2-for-4 on the day and scored once. UWS has now won four of its last five games…

UMD Softball Splits With Upper Iowa, Baseball Swept by University of Mary

The UMD softball bats came alive to earn a doubleheader split, while the UMD baseball team couldn't complete a late road rally.

FAYETTE, Iowa – The Minnesota Duluth softball bats came alive on Saturday, as the Bulldogs took game one 10-1 at Upper Iowa but the Peacocks won game two 14-6 to split the doubleheader. Jordyn Thomas led the way with grand slam and five RBI on the day. Lauren Dixon allowed just one run on four hits in five innings of…

Northern Star: Hanna Hovland

For this week's segment, we feature a Duluth Denfeld softball player who went through 15 weeks of physical therapy after breaking her femur just to play her senior season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Denfeld’s Hanna Hovland was looking forward to her senior softball season. That was until the day after this past Christmas, when Hovland broke her femur in a skiing accident. “It was devastating like Hanna was going to be our starting shortstop. Didn’t even know if she’d be able to come back so it’s just been a…

UMD Baseball Falls in Home Opener, Softball Sweeps Concordia-St. Paul

The UMD baseball team couldn't fight back late, while the UMD softball team scored their runs in bunches to pick up the doubleheader sweep.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth baseball team returned to home Sunday for the first time all season but couldn’t overcome an early deficit, as Winona State got the 6-3 win. UMD falls to 11-13 and will wrap up the series with Winona State in a doubleheader on Monday. First pitch is set for 10:30 a.m. Meanwhile, the UMD softball…

UW-Superior Softball Dominates Finlandia in Sweep, Baseball Falls to Bethany Lutheran in Extras

A no-hitter by Allison Luoma in game one plus 12 runs in game two helped the UWS softball team sweep Finlandia. Meanwhile the UWS baseball team fell in 11 innings.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A no-hitter by Allison Luoma in game one plus 12 runs in game two helped the UW-Superior softball team to 5-0 and 12-0 wins over Finlandia on Sunday to sweep the doubleheader. Northwestern alum Luoma struck out 11 for the Yellowjackets’ first no-hitter since 2019. In game two, the Yellowjackets scored eight runs in the second and…

St. Scholastica Softball Swept by St. Catherine, Baseball Earns Split With Bethel in Home Openers

In game two, Olivia Howe drove in the only Saints run of the day while striking out six in eight innings of work. Meanwhile, three Saints recorded multi-hit games in game one to help the St. Scholastica baseball team pick up their first MIAC win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica softball team couldn’t get much going offensively on Saturday’s home opener as St. Catherine got the 2-0 and 2-1 (in extras) wins to sweep the doubleheader. In game two, Olivia Howe got it done both offensively and in the circle, driving in the only Saints run of the day while striking out six in…

Strong Pitching Leads UMD Softball to Doubleheader Split With Minnesota State Mankato

Lauren Dixon finished with 13 strikeouts in game one while Sam Pederson struck out five and did not walk a batter in the shutout win in game two.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth and No. 18 Minnesota State Mankato softball teams traded shutouts on Saturday, as the Mavericks won game one 3-0 in extras while the Bulldogs took game two 2-0 to split the doubleheader. Lauren Dixon finished with 13 strikeouts in game one while Sam Pederson struck out five and did not walk a batter in…

Former Hermantown, St. Scholastica Standout Brandon Swartz Ready to Lead Alma Mater as Interim Head Coach

After a remarkable career that led him to being inducted into the CSS Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, Swartz stayed with the program as an assistant coach, learning from longtime coaches John Baggs and Corey Kemp. Now, he's leading the Saints as interim head coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – As a former Hermantown standout nearly two decades ago, Brandon Swartz was excited to stay home and play for St. Scholastica. “I remember being recruited here by Coach Baggs, I remember the first time that I met him, in the press box of the Hermantown baseball field,” Swartz said. After a remarkable career that led him to…

Superior’s Emma Raye Ready to Lead Spartans Softball Team

Raye has committed to playing college softball at the University of Wisconsin.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For Superior’s Emma Raye, being an athlete is all she’s ever known. “That’s where I get my competitive edge from because I always wanted to be better than my brother and he didn’t want me to be better than him which helped both of us at the same time,” Raye, a catcher and shortstop for the Spartans,…

Local Softball Teams Adjust Early Season Practices Due to Weather

With more bad weather on the way, a big challenge is making sure home fields are still ready for season openers right around the corner. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Playing a spring sport in the Twin Ports can be a challenge to say the least. “The first two weeks are always pretty hard because we’re always in the gym and it really does suck because as an outfielder, you can’t really do much because you can’t get those pop flies, you can’t really do much,” Esko…

Upper Midwest Film Office Reacts to ‘CODA’ Oscars Win

The Upper Midwest Film Office says seeing Daniel Durant earn all of this recognition, including Sunday night on the largest stage, will only help the film industry that's continuing to grow in the Northland. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The historic win for “CODA” at the Oscars means a lot to the film industry and artists in Duluth as well. The Upper Midwest Film Office says seeing Daniel Durant earn all of this recognition, including Sunday night on the largest stage, will only help the booming film industry that’s continuing to grow in the Northland. “Everyone…

Northern Star: The Asumas

For this week's segment, we feature three family members on the Cherry basketball team who are already making a huge impact on the Tigers.

IRON, Minn. – Brothers Isaac and Noah and their cousin Isaiah Asuma have been playing basketball together since they could remember. “Not a lot of people get to do this. We’ve been playing with each other since like kindergarten or pre school. We go to workout in Duluth against each other so it’s really fun and they push me a…

UMD Captain Noah Cates Signs Two-Year Entry-Level Contract With Philadelphia Flyers

Cates reunites with his brother Jackson who signed with Philadelphia last year. Noah will join the Flyers for their game in Minnesota on Tuesday, March 29.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday ended in heartbreak for the UMD men’s hockey team as they saw their season come to an end in the regional final. Now, we see who’s coming back and who will be going pro. And on Sunday, we got our first departure. UMD captain Noah Cates signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The…

Discover Pro Wrestling Returns to Duluth With “DPW2: Reduced to Ash” Event

The event, which was once again held at Clyde Iron Works, doubled their attendance number from DPW1 as fans of all ages were excited to see wrestling once again return to the Northland. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Sunday, the Discover Pro Wrestling promotion returned to Duluth with “DPW2: Reduced to Ash”. The event, which was once again held at Clyde Iron Works, doubled their attendance number from DPW1 as fans of all ages were excited to see wrestling once again return to the Northland. “Wrestling had kind of a big boom period 20 years…

UW-Superior Tennis Teams Sweep Martin Luther to Open UMAC Play

Both Yellowjacket teams dominated on Sunday, including the men winning all six singles matches in straight sets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior tennis teams dominated on Sunday as both the men and women got 9-0 wins over Martin Luther in the Yellowjackets home and UMAC openers. In women’s singles action, Maya Callaway and Megan Dulong did not drop a game to their opponents at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively. On the men’s side, Gergo…

UMD Men’s Hockey Falls to Denver in Loveland Regional Final

For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Bulldogs will not be headed to the Frozen Four. UMD ends the season with a 22-16-4 overall record.

LOVELAND, Colo. – A tricky bounce late in the third period proved to be the difference as Denver got the 2-1 win over the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team in the NCAA Tournament Loveland Regional Final. The loss means the Bulldogs are not headed to the Frozen Four for the first time since the 2015-2016 season (excluding the 2020 season…

Superior’s Brodie Raygor Commits to St. Scholastica

Raygor will kick for the Saints football team and also play for the tennis team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior multi-sport athlete Brodie Raygor is headed across the bridge and has committed to St. Scholastica. There Raygor will continue to be a multi-sport athlete as he announced he will kick for the Saints football team and play for the tennis team. At Superior, Raygor was also a member of the hockey team where he helped get…

UMD Softball Feeling Confident Following Strong Non-Conference Schedule

The Bulldogs will open up their conference schedule next Tuesday at home against St. Cloud State. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team has wrapped up its non-conference schedule. The Bulldogs finished 15-6 which included trips to Mankato, Missouri as well as a road trip down south. “We played some really talented teams down in Florida, some in region teams down in Florida and then the opponents like the Tampas, the Florida Southern, St. Leo, really…

Cherry Boys Basketball Set to Battle Nevis in First State Tournament Appearance Since 1997

Cherry lost to Nevis two months ago but the Tigers say they've grown a lot since then. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Arena.

IRON, Minn. – The Cherry boys basketball team is back in the state tournament for the first time since 1997, just three years after they win winless. Although this experience is new for this younger team, they’re ready to make a statement. And it begins on Wednesday afternoon as No. 5 Cherry takes on No. 5 seed Nevis. Cherry lost…

UMD Men’s Hockey Headed to Loveland Regional to Begin NCAA Tournament

The Bulldogs earned the No. 2 seed in the Loveland, Colorado regional and will open up the tournament against No. 3 seed Michigan Tech on March 24 at 2:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Following its third NCHC Frozen Faceoff Championship, the UMD men’s hockey team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and learned where it is headed on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs earned the No. 2 seed in the Loveland, Colorado regional and will open up the tournament against No. 3 seed Michigan Tech. The game is set…

UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to Ohio State in National Championship Game

The Bulldogs end the year with a 27-11-1 overall record.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – A late third period goal proved to be the difference as the Ohio State women’s hockey team won its first-ever national championship with a 3-2 win over UMD. Naomi Rogge and Elizabeth Giguere scored the goals for the Bulldogs while Emma Soderberg finished with 33 saves. Rogge, who finished with two goals on the weekend, and…

UW-Superior Curling Team Wins Bronze at Nationals

This is their best finish since they took home silver in 2011.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Northland has become a hot spot for curling on both sides of the bridge and another local team medaled recently at a national event last week. The UW-Superior curling team took home a bronze medal at this year’s U.S.A College Championships. This is their best finish since they took home silver in 2011. This year’s squad…

Fans Show Up to Support UMD Women’s Hockey During National Championship Game

Watch parties were held across Duluth on Sunday including on UMD's campus and at Tavern on the Hill, bringing together hockey fans of all ages to cheer on the Bulldogs. 

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been 12 years since Bulldog country was able to support the UMD women’s hockey team in the national championship game. But that changed on Sunday and fans came out ready and excited to cheer on their team. “Nothing feels better than watching our women who people didn’t think they were going to make it this far,…

Fanti, UMD Men’s Hockey Shuts Out Western Michigan to Win Third NCHC Frozen Faceoff Championship

Fanti made 25 saves while Dominic James, Casey Gilling and Wyatt Kaiser each scored as the Bulldogs become the first team in league history to win three NCHC Frozen Faceoff titles.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ryan Fanti made 25 saves as the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team shut out Western Michigan to capture the NCHC Frozen Faceoff championship. Fanti becomes the first player to record a shutout in an NCHC championship game. Dominic James, Casey Gilling and Wyatt Kaiser each scored as the Bulldogs won their third NCHC Frozen Faceoff championship….

UMD Women’s Hockey Set to Battle Ohio State in All-WCHA National Championship

The Bulldogs and Buckeyes split the regular season series this season. Puck drop for Sunday's national championship is set for 3:00 p.m.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team relied on their seniors on Friday as Emma Soderberg made a career-high 46 saves and Naomi Rogge scored the game-winner in double overtime. Because of that, the Bulldogs are back in the national championship game for the first time in 12 years and they’re greeted by a familiar opponent. The…

Local Businesses Preparing to Host Watch Parties as UMD Women’s Hockey Gets Set to Play in National Championship Game

There will be watch parties at the Kirby Student Center, Hoops Brewing and Tavern on the Hill for Sunday's national championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Sunday, the UMD women’s hockey team will play for the national championship for the first time in 12 years, and there are plenty of places around town where you can cheer on the Bulldogs. Students can gather at the Kirby Student Center on UMD’s campus to watch the game, and there will also be watch parties…

Cherry, Hermantown Learn Opponents For State Boys Basketball Tournament

No. 5 Cherry will face No. 4 Nevis in the Class A quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon while Hermantown will take on No. 1 Totino-Grace in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Tuesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – State boys basketball brackets have been released as the action gets started next week. In Class A, Cherry earned the No. 5 seed in just its second ever state tournament appearance and first since 1997. The Tigers will face No. 4 seed Nevis Wednesday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Arena. In Class AAA, Hermantown is…

Cherry Boys Basketball Edges Deer River to Clinch First Section 7A Title in 25 Years

Isaac Asuma led the way with 24 points as the Tigers are heading to their first state tournament since 1997.

DULUTH, Minn. – Isaac Asuma led the way with 24 points as the top-seeded Cherry boys basketball team held off Deer River 68-57 to clinch the section 7A boys basketball title. Sam Serna added 11 points while Isaiah Asuma finished with 10 points as the Tigers are headed to the state tournament for the first time since 1997. Seedings and…

Cloquet Softball Wraps Up First Week of Practice

The Lumberjacks will open the season April 8 at Moose Lake/Willow River. 

CLOQUET, Minn. – With the weather getting a little bit warmer that means spring sports is right around the corner for Northland teams, and the Cloquet softball team wrapped up their first week of practice on Friday. Since they can’t get onto the field just yet, the Lumberjacks spent all week working different drills and techniques in the gym so…

Mountain Iron-Buhl Girls Basketball Enters State Tournament as Top Seed

The Rangers will open against the two-time defending state champions Minneota Thursday at 11:00 a.m.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – Being #1 is cool but it does mean you’ll have the biggest “X” on your back and everyone is looking to knock you off the top. The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball team will have that special honor going into the Class A state tournament. The Rangers are coming off a grueling regular season that saw then…

Samuel Eben Ebai Jr. Becomes St. Scholastica’s First All-American Sprinter

With his fourth place finish in the 60-meter dash, Eben Ebai became the program's first All-American sprinter and just the third CSS men's All-American in the indoor season. 

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Samuel Eben Ebai Jr. finished in 4th place in the 60-meter dash final on Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. This was his first trip to the championships so Eben Ebai says he just wanted to go in there and challenge the other top contenders. Now, he’s walking away with a trophy….

Northern Star: Gage Stankiewicz

For this week's segment, we feature a UW-Superior thrower who finished 12th in the shot put in his first NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Throwing wasn’t always the first option for Gage Stankiewicz. “I kind of, wasn’t really forced to do it but I was always like oh this is dumb,” Stankiewicz said. But it was only a matter of time before the Esko native would love the sport as he comes from a long line of throwers. “I started getting…