Author: Cam Derr

Falling Short of State Tournament, Esko Baseball More Determined as Practices Begin

The Eskomos will head down to Orlando, Florida this weekend to compete in some scrimmages, as well as get a chance to practice outdoors.

ESKO, Minn.- The Esko baseball team is already two weeks into their spring season. After finishing with a 20-5 record last year, the Eskomos are more determined to make their way to the big game. The team knows that reaching that goal though, starts day one of practice. “This is a very good section this year but we were a…

Mountain Iron-Buhl Girls Basketball Brings Home First Class A State Title

This victory marks the first time in program history the Rangers girls basketball team became Class A State Champions, making them the second State Champion team to come out of MIB this year after the football team won the 9-man State Championship in December.

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- For years the Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball team has been chasing a state title and on Saturday, from Williams Arena the Rangers made program history, defeating Bold by a score of 52-21. After 13 trips to the State Tournament, MIB wanted to make sure to set the tone of the game early, coming out strong with an…

Esko Falls in Section 7AA Title Game

Esko finishes their season 25-4. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- A Section 7AA title rematch took place in Hermantown, Friday night, between the reigning section champs Pequot Lakes and Esko. The Eskomos pulled ahead by 14 in the first half, but just before halftime the Patriots were able to come back and knot things up at 36 a piece. In the final half, Pequot Lakes would go on…

Getting to Know the UMD Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams

In this special segment, Fox 21's Cam Derr introduces you to the men's and women's basketball teams ahead of their Elite Eight appearance.

DULUTH, Minn.- In honor of both men’s and women’s basketball teams at UMD heading to the Elite Eight, we’ll take you to practice where you get to know the Bulldogs off the court. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Basketball’s ‘Will to Win’ Propels them to Elite Eight

No. 2 UMD will tip off the Elite Eight in St. Joseph, Missouri on Monday against No. 7 Assumption at 2:30 PM. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- Down eleven points with a minute and a half to go, the UMD women’s basketball team pulled off the comeback of a lifetime, punching their ticket into the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. The one thing the Bulldogs leaned on in that victory? The will to win. “I think that’s out foundation right…

UMD Men’s Basketball Dancing into Elite Eight

No. 6 UMD will take on No. 3 Black Hills State, Tuesday for a noon start. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD men’s basketball team wrote their names in the history books, not only picking up its first NCAA Tournament win, but by winning the entire Regional. The Bulldogs head to Evansville, Indiana to take on Black Hills State, a team that fell just short of the Elite Eight last year. Head coach Justin Wieck says going into…

Superior Softball Prepares for Upcoming Season

The Spartans hope to get their season rolling in the first week of April. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Spring sports are starting to blossom, even if the weather is keeping them indoors. That didn’t stop the Superior softball team from holding their first practice of the season. “It definitely feels good. Coming off of basketball season, I always miss softball, that’s my sport, and then coming back, getting the rust shaken off feels really good,” says…

UMD’s Cailee Peterson Earns Runner-Up in NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

She becomes the fourth Bulldog to reach All-American Honors for the women's mile and the 31st in UMD Track and Field History. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Over the weekend, UMD senior Cailee Peterson competed in the NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia Beach, finishing as runner-up in the women’s mile. Peterson finished just two seconds behind the first place finisher, by a time of 4 minutes and 51 seconds. She becomes the fourth Bulldog to reach All-American Honors for the women’s…

UMD Women’s Basketball’s Pulls off Wild Comeback in NCAA DII Regional Final

With under 20 seconds on the clock junior Ella Gilbertson knocked down the game winning three-pointer, to give the Bulldogs the lead.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s basketball team made history Monday night, battling back from a double digit deficit to win it’s first NCAA DII Regional Championship. Down by 18 coming out of halftime, the Bulldogs outscored the Lions 50-31 in the second half. With under 20 seconds on the clock junior Ella Gilbertson knocked down the game winning three-pointer, boosting…

Remembering Bud Grant: Legendary Vikings Coach Passes at 95

Bud Grant led the Vikings to 11 Division Championships in 18 seasons, with a 152-96-5 record during his coaching career.

On Saturday, not just Minnesota, not just Midwestern sports fans but the sports world was shattered by the loss of Superior, Wis. native, Harry Peter Grant Jr., better known as Bud Grant. Grant who grew up in Superior, excelled from a young age as a three-sport athlete. Leading him to the University of Minnesota where he lettered in football, basketball…

Esko Boy’s Basketball Advances to Section 7AA Semifinals

The two seeded Eskomos will take on No. 3 Rock Ridge, Wednesday at 7 PM from Hermantown High School. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Esko cruises by Aitkin 78-33, Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Section 7AA semifinals. The two seeded Eskomos will take on No. 3 Rock Ridge, Wednesday at 7 PM from Hermantown High School. Categories: High School, Sports

Cherry Boy’s Basketball Blows by North Woods in Section 7A Quarterfinal

The Tigers were led by future Minnesota Golden Gopher Isaac Asuma, who posted a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The Cherry boys basketball team dominated Northwoods, 105-76 Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Section 7A tournament. The Tigers were led by future Minnesota Golden Gopher Isaac Asuma, who posted a triple-double with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Cherry will next take on Northland in the Section Semifinals, Wednesday at 7 PM from UMD….

UMD Women’s Basketball Punches Ticket to NCAA Regional Championship

Breaking her own single game scoring record, Brooke Olson tallied 41 points and was 16-20 from the field. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s basketball team clashed with Minnesota State Mankato, Saturday night in the NCAA Regional Semifinal from Romano Gym. On February 28, the Bulldogs knocked off the Mavericks in the NSIC Championship game, and a rematch took place Saturday in the NCAA Central Regional, and just like the NSIC Championship, UMD picks up the 86-70 victory. The…

Duluth Figure Skating Club Holds ‘Learn to Skate’ Classes for Adults

Fox 21's Cam Derr gives the Duluth Figure Skating's 'Learn to Skate' for adults class a try.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Figure Skating Club holds ice skating classes for adults twice a week through their ‘Learn to Skate’ program. Fox 21’s Cam Derr laces up the skates and gives the class a try. For more information, or to sign up click here.  Categories: Community, Friday Night Frenzy, News – Latest News, Sports

UMD Women’s Basketball Defends Home Court in NCAA DII Regional Quarterfinals

Super-senior Brooke Olson led the way with 32 points in the victory. 

DULUTH, Minn.- For the first time in UMD program history, the Bulldogs women’s basketball team plays host in the NCAA DII Regional Tournament, tipping off with a 66-50 win over Southern Nazarene, Friday evening. The Bulldogs started to heat up at the end of the first half, but would pull away with a big third quarter, outscoring the Crimson Storm…

Grand Rapids Girls Basketball goes Back to Back to Back in Section 7AAA Championship

The Thunderhawks were led by junior forward Jessika Lofstrom with 27 points in the victory. 

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third straight season, the Grand Rapids girls basketball team is crowned Section 7AAA champions, after defeating Cloquet 59-43, Thursday night. “Everything. How we have six seniors, we’ve worked our whole season and our whole lives for this and to go back to back to back is amazing and I’m so proud of our team. We’re just…

Proctor/Hermantown United’s Zak McPhee Battles Into State Championship Round

Zak finished 45-2 on the season, Class AA State Runner-Up and the highest finisher in program history.

PROCTOR, Minn.- Junior Zak McPhee has had a spectacular season on the mat and what better way to round out the season than getting to wrestle on the biggest stage high school wrestling has to offer. Representing Proctor/Hermantown United at this past weekend’s State Tournament, McPhee battled his way into the championship round. McPhee has been ranked amongst the top…

UMD Women’s Hockey Heads to Third Straight NCAA Tournament Appearance

The Bulldogs will face off with Clarkson University, Thursday at 6 PM from Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn..

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third consecutive season the UMD women’s hockey team will make an appearance in the NCAA Regional Tournament. Earning one of six at large bids, in the 11 team playing field, the Bulldogs will clash with No.9 Clarkson University in the opening round of the Minneapolis Regional. The Bulldogs and Golden Knights have never met in the…

Duluth Marshall and Proctor Advance to Section 7AA Semifinals

Duluth Marshall will face top seeded Pequot Lakes, Wednesday at 5:30 PM. While, Proctor is set to play Crosby-Ironton at 7 PM. Both games will be held at Romano Gym on the campus of UMD.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Section 7AA Quarterfinals got underway on Saturday from Hermantown high school. Duluth Marshall took on Esko in the quarterfinal round. A back and forth game throughout, but the Hilltoppers would pull away in the final minutes, knocking off the Eskomos, 62-52. Marshall was led by 7th grader Chloe Johnson with 33 points in the win. The Hilltoppers…

St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Falls Short in MIAC Championship

The Saints finish their season with a 17-7-3 overall record and a 13-1-2 MIAC record, earning conference regular season champions

DULUTH, Minn.- The Saints fell 4-1 to Augsburg, Saturday night in their first ever MIAC Championship game. The Auggies tacked on two in the first and second periods, while the Saints were held to just one goal in the opening frame. St. Scholastica caps off a historic season, becoming the first MIAC regular season champions in school history, finishing the…

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment we hear from UMD women's hockey head coach Maura Crowell.

DULUTH, Minn.- In this week’s Coaches Corner we sat down with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell. We talk WCHA Final-Faceoff semifinals, the long list of broken records this season and the culture of Bulldog Hockey.   Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Playoff Hockey Hair: A Minnesota Phenomena

Hermantown and Duluth East put their best flow forward for the postseason.

DULUTH, Minn.- Come prep boys hockey playoffs, teams not only want to be playing their best but looking their best too. Fox 21’s Cam Derr caught up with Section 7A/7AA finalists Hermantown and Duluth East to explore the Minnesota phenomena that is Playoff Hockey Hair. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Northern Star: St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey

The Saints will face off with Augsburg for the MIAC title, at Mars Lakeview Arena, Saturday at 7 PM. 

DULUTH, Minn.- From day one of practice on, teams work tirelessly to raise that trophy at the end of the season. For the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team, the chance to do just that is one game away. After years of falling short in the conference tournament, the Saints enter this weekend with an opportunity to make their mark on…

St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Headed to First MIAC Championship

St. Scholastica will take on Augsburg for the title next Saturday, from Mars Lakeview Arena, puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM. 

DULUTH, Minn.- For the first time in program history, the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team is headed to the MIAC Championship game, with a 3-2 victory Sunday night over St. Olaf. The Saints would come out in the first netting two goals, scored by the Ledenkov brothers. The Lions fight back in the second period but Bryce Johnson scores goal…

No. 7 UMD Women’s Hockey Electrifying Second Period Lifts them to WCHA Semifinals

Next up, UMD will face off with No. 1 Ohio State at Ridder Arena for the WCHA Final Face-off semifinals, next Friday for a 1 PM puck drop. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Friday night, it was Maggie Flaherty with the last minute goal, giving the Bulldogs the 1-0 victory in Game One. Saturday the Bulldogs took care of business tacking on goals in each period, winning 5-1 over No. 12 St. Cloud State. Next up, UMD will face off with No. 1 Ohio State at Ridder Arena for the WCHA…

Duluth East Advances to Section Title Game, Grand Rapids Falls to Andover

Next up, Andover and Duluth East will go head to head for the section title, Thursday at AMSOIL Arena for a 7 PM puck drop. 

DULUTH, Minn.- AMSOIL Arena hosted the remaining four teams in Section 7AA boys hockey, Saturday afternoon. Top seeded Duluth East faced off with No. 5 Coon Rapids in the semi-finals. After the Cardinals jumped out front in the first period, the Greyhounds responded with four unanswered goals in the final two frames. Following that game, Andover took on Grand Rapids….

UMD’s Flaherty Late Goal Lifts Them to Win in Opening Round of WCHA Playoffs

The Bulldogs will look to advance to the semi-finals with a win Saturday. Puck drop is set for 5 PM. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The No. 7 UMD women’s hockey team opened WCHA play at home Friday against No. 12 St. Cloud State. A quiet one through three periods until super senior Maggie Flaherty scores the lone goal at the 17:26 minute mark, winning the game 1-0. The Bulldogs will look to advance to the semi-finals with a win Saturday. Puck drop…

UMD Men’s Hockey Outlasts Miami of Ohio on Senior Night

UMD will look to sweep the series, Saturday for a late 8:30 pm scheduled puck drop. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD men’s hockey team jumped out to an early lead through the first two periods. The Redhawks scored two in the third period to make it close, but it’d come too little too late as the Bulldogs earn the 3-2 win at home on senior night. Luke Loheit, Darian Gotz and Owen Gallatin found the net for…

Northern Star: Will Peterson

Peterson has become the voice of the Hermantown Hawks boys hockey team.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- In this week’s Northern Star, we’re taking a step off the ice and going behind the scenes. Where we’ll meet a senior at Hermantown high school who has become the voice of the Hawks boys hockey team. Will Peterson, a Hermantown native who over the past few years found a passion for calling play by play for the…

Mirage Hold Off Mankato East 4-3 in Class A Quarterfinals

Proctor/Hermantown will next play Orono in the semifinals on Friday. Puck drop is set for 11 AM at the Xcel Energy Center.

ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Proctor/Hermantown Mirage advanced to the Class A semifinals on Wednesday, defeating Mankato East 4-3 in the quarterfinals. The Mirage would dominate the Cougars in the first two periods, taking a 3 to nothing lead heading into the 3rd. Nya Sieger, Reese Heitzman, and Ella Rothe would be the first three goal scorers for the Mirage. But…

Hermantown, Denfeld, Duluth East Defend Home Ice in Section Quarterfinals

All section play off games will be played at AMSOIL Arena.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-Prep boys hockey Section Quarterfinals got underway Tuesday night in the Northland. The reigning State Champions, Hermantown began their post season journey with a dominating 15-1 victory over North Shore. The Hawks had an explosive second period, finding the net eight times. Junior Dallas Vieau posted a hat trick in the win. Hermantown is scheduled to face off with…

UMD Men’s Basketball Hungry for Post Season

UMD will get the post season underway, Tuesday from Romano Gym, for a 3 PM tip-off. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Game One of the Bulldogs post season journey tips off Tuesday afternoon for the men’s basketball team. The only thing standing in their way? The Mavericks of Minnesota State Mankato. The last time these two teams matched up was back on January 7, ending in favor of UMD with an 86-75 final. Flash forward to now, and there’s…

Esko Girls Basketball Dominates Princeton

Esko will next make the trek to face off with Grand Rapids, Tuesday for a 7:15 PM start time. 

ESKO, Minn.- The Esko girls basketball team opened a busy week Monday with a win over Princeton, 62-42 at home. The Eskomos powered through from tip off, keeping a decent sized margin the entire game. Esko was led by juniors Kyra Johnson with 21 points and Hannah Swanson with 12. Esko will next make the trek to face off with…

CSS Men’s Hockey Makes History with MIAC Title

The Saints took home their first ever MIAC regular season title in only their second year in the conference

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica men’s hockey team accomplished a feat no other team in the schools history has ever done. On Friday, the Saints took home their first ever MIAC regular season title in only their second year in the conference. CSS tops out in the conference standings with a 13-1-2 record. The Saints will host the semi-final round…

UMD Women’s Hockey Head Coach Crowell Notches 150th Win

Crowell becomes one of only eight other coaches in the WCHA to reach this milestone.

BEMIDJI, Minn.- UMD women’s hockey coach Maura Crowell reached a huge milestone in her coaching career, Saturday with the Bulldogs 5-1 win over Bemidji State. Coach Crowell notched her 150th win behind UMD, a feat only eight other coaches in WCHA history have accomplished. This weekend’s series wrapped up UMD’s regular season, finishing 23-8-3 overall, and ranked No. 8 in…

UMD Student-Athlete DEI Council Holds Watch Party and Discussion Panel

The panel included current UMD basketball players Joshua Brown and Isaiah Watts, alongside former Bulldogs Dr. Harry Oden and Yusuf Abdullah.

DULUTH, Minn.- In honor of Black History Month, student-athletes from UMD’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council hosted an event, Sunday evening, discussing how one college basketball team, during the height of the Civil Right Movement, shattered racial barriers, changing collegiate athletics forever. The event was a watch party of the film “The Loyola Project”, a documentary that follows the Loyola…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Bemidji on Senior Day

Both teams will head into the NSIC tournament, set to begin next weekend. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD men’s and women’s basketball teams honored their seniors Saturday with a clean sweep over Bemidji State. Four seniors for the men’s team put up double digits in the 87-53 win. Drew Blair led the way with 17 points. Meanwhile, the women’s team saw senior Brooke Olsen score nearly half the Bulldogs points, with a 40 piece…

Duluth Marshall with Electrifying Victory in First Round of Section Playoffs

Seniors Brendan Friday and Pierce Gouin each finished the game with a hat trick.

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Marshall boys hockey team opened section 7AA tournament play with a dominating win over Northern Edge, Saturday afternoon on home ice. Seniors Brendan Friday and Pierce Gouin each posting a hat trick, in the Hilltoppers 15-1 victory over Northern Edge. Marshall will next face-off with two seeded Andover, Tuesday at Andover Community Center for a…

UW-Superior Men’s Hockey Bounces Back with Shutout Win in Opening Round of WIAC Tournament

The Yellowjackets advance to the next round, facing off with UW-Eau Claire next Friday, on the road, start time is TBD. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UW-Superior men’s hockey team had their backs against the wall, Saturday night in a win or go home series to open the WIAC tournament. The Yellowjackets fought hard to defend home ice, keeping the game close through two periods. UWS pulled away with two late goals in the third period, ultimately winning the game via shutout, 3-0….

UWS Men’s Hockey Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of 2002 National Championship Team

The event was supposed to be celebrated last year but was put on hold due to COVID.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Over the weekend, the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey program was finally able to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their 2002 national championship team. The event was supposed to be celebrated last year but was put on hold due to COVID. During the 1st intermission of Saturday’s game against UW-Stevens Point, members of the team and coaching…

MIB’s Jordan Zubich Announces Commitment to North Carolina

On Sunday, Mountain Iron-Buhl basketball standout Jordan Zubich made the decision of a lifetime.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn.- On Sunday, Mountain Iron-Buhl basketball standout Jordan Zubich made the decision of a lifetime. Out of her final six teams, Zubich made the decision to commit to North Carolina. “On my official visit, I just had this feeling. I talked to a lot of my friends who had already committed and they just said, you’ll know when…

No. 7 UMD Women’s Hockey Blanks No. 12 SCSU on Senior Day

The Bulldogs will round out their regular season schedule on the road for a series with Bemidji next weekend.

  DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team closed their regular season home series with a win, Saturday over St. Cloud State (2-0). Super seniors Ashton Bell and Taylor Anderson found the net for the Bulldogs. Two more fifth years to speak of, Emma Soderberg is now tied for first in career shutouts with 20. While, Gabbie Hughes moves to…

Proctor/Hermantown and Duluth Marshall Set to Face Off for Section Championship

The Mirage and Hilltoppers will go head to head Wednesday for a section 7A title rematch. 

CLOQUET, Minn.- The section 7A Quarterfinals took place on the ice at Northwoods Credit Union Arena Saturday afternoon. In the early game, the reigning section champions, the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage blanked Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, 4-0 to advance. Meanwhile, Duluth Marshall would have a big first period and never look back, beating Moose Lake Area 5-1. The Mirage and Hilltoppers will go head to…

No. 7 UMD Women’s Hockey Ties with No. 12 St. Cloud State in Game One

For the second straight game, Maggie Flaherty scored to win the shoot out, however the game will go down as a 1-1 tie. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team returned home to AMSOIL Arena, Friday night to take on St. Cloud State for the second time this season. The Bulldogs scored their first and only goal late in the second period off Gabbie Hughes. With that goal Hughes became the fifth on the list of all time scorers with her 80 career…

No. 12 UMD Women’s Basketball Prepares to Close out Season on High Note

Three of the final four games from the Bulldogs will be on home court, starting with U-Mary, Friday at 7:30 PM. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The No. 12 UMD women’s basketball team has earned yet another NSIC North Title and are just two weeks away from stepping onto the playoff stage. The Bulldogs, who are 17-1 in conference play so far this season, come away with their fourth consecutive division title, securing the top seed out of the North headed into the conference…

Northern Star: Jobe Juenemann

Juenemann is averaging almost 24 points per game, nearly doubling his numbers from last year.

DULUTH, Minn.- This past Saturday, Duluth East’s senior guard Jobe Juenemann, had a career day on his home court, finishing with 32 points in the Greyhounds dominating 81-68 win over Coon Rapids. “Just feeling a little bit more comfortable, I mean it’s passed mid-season, really getting in the groove of working with everyone, shots are starting to fall. I think…

Prep Girls Hockey Section Playoff Schedule

High seeded teams will host the first round. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota and Wisconsin prep girls hockey section playoff brackets are set to begin this week. Minnesota- Section 7A #1 Proctor/Hermantown, bye #7 North Shore vs. #2 Duluth Marshall #6 Hibbing/Chisolm vs. #3 Moose Lake Area #5 Eveleth-Gilbert Area vs. #4 Cloquet-Esko-Carlton All games are set for 7 PM Tuesday. Except, Hibbing/Chisolm vs. Moose Lake Area, with a 6…

UMD Men’s Hockey Takes Step Back after No. 10 Western Michigan Series

UMD will have this week off, but will return to the ice, on the road against Denver, February 17 and 18. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Another weekend, another ranked opponent for the UMD men’s hockey team, but this time did not go over so well for the guys. No. 10 Western Michigan earned the sweep over the Bulldogs this past weekend (3-2/OT, 4-1). Head coach Scott Sandelin voiced some frustration with the teams effort in the early half of the game. “Huge step…