Author: Cam Derr

Expos Baseball Program Building Better Players

The organization has a 9U, 10U and 15U team. More to come on the program, Friday in this week's Coaches Corner. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Travel baseball is the newest and best way to stay sharp in the off season, while preparing these kids for a higher level of play. One program out of Duluth, has brought together the Northland’s best talent all on one team. The Expos baseball organization provides players in Duluth the opportunity to play for an elite travel team…

Minnesota Vikings Release 2022 Training Camp Schedule

The Vikings will have 14 open practices, starting with Back Together Saturday on July 30.

EAGAN, Minn.- Teams in the NFL released their training camp schedules Tuesday, signifying that football season is right around the corner. The Minnesota Vikings was one of those teams. They announced the 62nd training camp in program history, that features 14 open practices kicking off with Back Together Saturday on July 30. To celebrate fans can watch both the walk…

Enger Park Hosts Junior Golf School

The session had around 60 kids out on the course Tuesday.

DULUTH, Minn.- Tuesday at Enger Park kids developed their skills and love for the game on the green. Enger park held a junior golf school Tuesday, that gave golfers of all levels the opportunity to prefect long shots at the driving range, as well as putting and chipping techniques on the course, but most importantly having fun with the game….

UMD Volleyball Hosts Large Youth Camp

Romano gym held around 140 campers Tuesday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Volleyball team held their first camp of the summer and had quite the turn out of future volleyball stars. Romano gym held around 140 campers Tuesday, with girls ranging from fifth to eighth grade and traveling to Duluth from across the Midwest and even parts of Canada. Head Coach Jim Boos says the sport is growing…

Softball Making a Comeback in the Northland

Braun Park hosted 36 softball teams ages 9u to 14u.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Wood City Classic softball tournament wrapped up today as teams from across the Northland competed for the championship. The tournament started just a year ago and since then, has doubled in size with 36 teams and around 400 girls at Braun Park today. Organizers say, the sports is making a presence again in the Northland. “We’ve been…

Huskies Get Series Sweep over Bismarck

Duluth will be back in action Wednesday against Rochester. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies took Game Two from the Bismarck Larks Sunday at Wade Stadium. The Huskies surged to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and continued to tack on runs throughout the game, getting the win 12-8. Duluth will be back in action Wednesday against Rochester. Categories: Northwoods League, Sports

Lake Superior Open Kicks Off this Weekend

The tournament is expecting 170 soccer team from across Minnesota ranging from youth to premiere level.

DULUTH, Minn.- The annual Essentia Health Lake Superior Open Soccer Tournament kicks off on Friday night. The tournament is expecting 170 soccer team from across Minnesota ranging from youth to premiere level, as well as both boys and girls teams. Organizers say the majority of the teams travel up from the cities to play, but also some local talent comes…

Skyline taking Summer League Registrations

Skyline will have Duck Pin and Cribbage leagues starting up next week, you can register on their website. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your summer nights, involving some friendly competition, Skyline Social and Games has exactly what you’re looking for and then some. Skyline offers all kinds of leagues including sand volleyball, bocce ball, and spike ball. Skyline’s president Corey Kolquist says there are over 600 teams and thousands that come to…

Huskies Vote Team Superlatives

The Huskies voted their teammates for baseball themed superlatives.

DULUTH, Minn.- Out at pre-game batting practice the Huskies voted for a number of team superlatives, the winners are as follows: Best game day drip/style: Kristian Campbell Most likely to be late to batting practice: Jared Mettam Most likely to take Little League coaching too seriously: Eddie Rosario Most likely to be ejected after arguing a bad call: Michael Sarhatt…

Nemadji Golf Course Involves Local Kids in Junior Golf Program

Nemadji golf course will have more junior sessions this summer. The registration form can be found on their website.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Nemadji Golf Course in Superior has a junior program that gets kids in the community out on the course to learn more about the game of golf. Thursday, the junior golfers learned some basic swinging and putting techniques, but most importantly Nemadji’s head teaching professional Steve Barschdorf wants to see kids fall in love with the game….

Duluth Rowing Club Encourages Anyone to Join

The club offers two week "Learn to Row" programs during the summer.

DULUTH, Minn.- It is certainly starting to feel like summer time and what better way to enjoy the day than taking advantage of our very own Lake Superior? Down at Park Point that’s exactly what the Duluth Rowing Club does almost every morning. Most of the members range anywhere from middle school aged into their eighties. Members say, rowing is…

UMD Women’s Basketball Holds Youth Camp

The women's basketball team will be holding a few different camps this summer, including another youth camp in July

DULUTH, Minn.- The women’s basketball team held a camp for girls ranging from ages 3rd grade to 8th grade Wednesday. The campers focused on the basics of basketball through drills and instruction from their favorite Bulldogs and coaches. Coach Mandy Pearson says she wants to see players at all levels find their love for the game. “I want everybody that…

UMD Football Hosts High School Team Camp

The camp welcomed more than 700 high school football players to the campus.

DULUTH, Minn.- On Wednesday UMD football wrapped up their first team camp of the summer with 21 high school teams from across Minnesota and Wisconsin participating. Malosky Stadium was packed with more than 700 high school football players who came out with their teams for a three-day full contact camp that allowed guys to line up against another team in…

Hermantown Girls Soccer Gets Jump Start on Fall Season

The girls soccer team will continue to work out the mechanics in preparation for the fall through the end of the month. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Hermantown girls soccer team is knocking the dust off their cleats with some preseason preparation. Starting this month the Hawks have held summer practices in an effort to get as many reps as possible with an emphasis on the basics and building team chemistry. “It’s just a great opportunity for us girls to bond, we do lots…

UMD Men’s Basketball Names Ryan Kirsch Assistant Coach

Kirsch helped lead his previous team to a 92-28 overall record since 2018.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Men’s basketball team has added Ryan Kirsch as the newest addition to the coaching staff. Kirsch brings plenty of experience to the Bulldogs sidelines, having coached at Kirkwood Community College since 2018 where he helped lead the Eagles to a 92-28 record in his time with the program and was even named to Under Armor’s top…

Kennedy Houge Moves into CEC’s Girls Hockey Head Coach

Houge has acted as the assistant coach for the team for the past three seasons.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Earlier this month Cloquet-Esko-Carlton named former St. Scholastica hockey standout Kennedy Houge their new head coach of the program. Houge acted as the teams assistant coach the last three season and is now given her first opportunity as a head coach, but is ready to face the challenge head on. “It wasn’t something I anticipated so soon in…

Dominic Ondoro, Dakotah Linwurm Claim Another Grandma’s Marathon Title

Both marathon winners were within seconds of breaking the course record.

DULUTH, Minn.- The big draw, Grandma’s full marathon, saw two winners who aren’t new to this stage. Dominic Ondoro, broke Dick Beardsley’s record back in 2014, and Saturday ran away with the second best time in Grandma’s men’s history, behind only his own record. He finished today in two hours and nine minutes, shy just 30 seconds of his previous…

Aaron Pike, Susannah Scaroni Claim Fourth Grandma’s Wheelchair Marathon Victory

Both winners shattered their personal records in Saturday's race.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Grandma’s Wheelchair Marathon on Saturday, a nearly photo-finish for the men’s race. Aaron Pike crosses the finish line first by just three seconds, inching by the 2021 winner JohnBoy Smith. Pike set a new personal record by nearly a minute, finishing at one hour and 20 minutes for his fourth first place victory at Grandma’s….

Daniel Kemoi, Rosie Edwards Take Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth Debut

Both Kemoi and Edwards bring home their first half-marathon victory in their first attempt in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon saw a couple of newcomers cross the finish line out front to claim the victory. In the men’s field Daniel Kemboi finished in just over one hour. He was less than a minute from the event record pace, claiming his third first place victory this year. For the ladies, Rosie Edwards also in…

Duluth Huskies Ballpark Food Review

The concessions stand is open for all Duluth Huskies games with traditional favorites but also some with a twist. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- Earlier this week Fox 21’s Cam Derr got to try some of Wade Stadium’s ballpark favorites from the Duluth Huskies concessions staff. The concessions stand is open for all Duluth Huskies games with traditional favorites but also some with a twist. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Coaches Corner: Sean Morgan

For this week's segment, we hear from head coach of Duluth FC, Sean Morgan.

  DULUTH, Minn.-  This week on Coaches Corner we have Duluth FC head coach Sean Morgan. The Blue-Greens are off to a hot start as they enter into the second half of their season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Dakotah Lindwurm Looks to go Back to Back

Lindwurm says Grandma's is her favorite race to run in the world.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grandma’s Marathon begins early Saturday, where runners from across the globe have traveled to Duluth to compete head to head in a star studded field of competition. One of those racers is Minnesota’s very own Dakotah Lindwurm who’s back and ready to defend her title, after becoming the first Minnesota woman to win since Janis Klecker back in…

UMD Football Names Loren Endsley as Offensive Line Coach

Endsley and his offensive line will take the field at home September 1 against Southwest Minnesota State. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- You win football games up front, and one of the most important positions on the field is the offensive line. Besides, what is a great offense without a great wall up front. Back in April, former UMD left guard Garth Heikkinen stepped down as O-line coach to pursue an opportunity outside of football. Recently, the Bulldogs have…

UMD Men’s Basketball Hosts Youth Camp

The Bulldogs still have four more weeks of camps available for registration in June and July for ages K-12.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Men’s basketball team hosted their annual elementary school basketball camp at the Romano Gym Wednesday morning. Over one hundred kids kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the camp that focused on basketball drills but the kids also got the opportunity to work hands on with their favorite Bulldogs. “It brings a lot of energy to our…

Superior’s Emma Raye Earns Wisconsin Player of the Year

Raye batted .506 on the season with 24 RBI's and six home runs.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior softball team’s Emma Raye was named Wisconsin’s Player of the Year for Division I, as well as all state and all districts first team. The future Wisconsin Badger earned the title getting a hit in more than half her at bats, posting a .506 batting average, with 24 runs batted in, six home runs and on…

Huskies Split Series with Moondogs

The Huskies will hit the road Thursday to take on Eau Claire Express. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies dropped Game Two of the series against the Mankato Moondogs 7-4 Wednesday, after a walk off win in Game One. The Huskies will hit the road Thursday to take on Eau Claire Express. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Cloquet Football Prepares for Upcoming Season

The Lumberjacks kick off their season against Proctor, September 2 at home. 

CLOQUET, Minn.- Friday Night Lights is just around the corner. Summer football practices are starting to pick up as team work out the kinds and perfect the playbook early on. One of those teams getting an early jump is Cloquet. This years team will be headed by new head coach Jeff Ojanen this season and 29 seniors on the roster,…

Huskies Inch by the Moondogs

Game Two is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:35 PM at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies faced off against the Mankato Moondogs for the second time this season, but this time Duluth got to play on their home turf. The Huskies pulled out the win in Game One of the series 5-4. Game Two is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:35 PM at Wade Stadium.   Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Ballpark Best Eats

Tune in on Friday Night Frenzy for the full taste test review. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Well you can’t enjoy a baseball game without peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and of course a hot dog and out at Wade Stadium they make sure you never go hungry. The Huskies concession stand has all your ball park favorites and even a twist on the traditional ones, going right along with the game day experience you’ll get at…

History of Grandma’s Marathon

The first race was just 150 participants but quickly grew to what it is now, one of the largest, most popular races in the country. 

DULUTH, Minn.- After 46 years of races and over 5 million miles run over the years, this unique race has become a tradition in the city of Duluth. Grandma’s started back in 1977 by a group of local runners. The first race was just 150 participants but quickly grew to what it is now, one of the largest, most popular…

Karen Stromme Puts Retirement on Hold

Stromme will step into the athletic director role temporarily.

DULUTH, Minn.- Karen Stromme announced her retirement back in May, however with UMD’s current athletic director Josh Berlo transitioning out of the university, Stromme will step into the role as AD until a permanent one is found. Stromme has worked as the University’s senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator, as well as compiling impressive accolades…

Huskies Split Series with Honkers

The Huskies will look to bounce back tomorrow against the Mankato Moondogs. 

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies fell to the Rochester Honkers 10-5 in Game Two on Monday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies will look to bounce back tomorrow against the Mankato Moondogs. Categories: Northwoods League, Sports

Duluth Marshall Baseball Hits the Road to States

The Hilltoppers will compete in the fourth state tournament since 2017.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Marshall baseball team was sent on their way to the State Tournament in style on Monday. Friends and family gathered outside the school as the team packed up the bus and hit the road to St. Cloud for their fourth state tournament appearance since 2017. “We took that to heart and said, ‘You know, we’re going…

UMD Football Hosts Skills Camp for High Schoolers

The Bulldogs will be hosting camps all summer for athletes of all ages.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD football team hosted their second camp of the summer Monday, as hopeful future Bulldogs came from all across the Midwest to showcase their skills and for coaches to take a look at the future of their program. “Camps like today give us an opportunity to evaluate both personally, athletically and mentally kids, really throughout the Midwest…

CJ Ham Youth Camp More than Just Football

All proceeds from the camp will go to diversity and inclusion scholarships for students in Duluth. 

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Vikings fullback and graduate of Duluth Denfeld high school, CJ Ham returned to his alma mater Saturday to host his third annual youth football camp, but also to remind the campers that anything is possible. Ham didn’t take the traditional route to the NFL. He graduated from Denfeld in 2011, tallying 1,873 yards and 24 touchdowns for…

Coaches Corner: Aaron Weber

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the South Ridge baseball team.

CULVER, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with South Ridge baseball coach Aaron Weber as the Panthers bring home their fourth straight Section 7AA and head into the State Tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

June marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

DULUTH, Minn.-  June marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The amendment changed athletics forever, giving female athletes equal opportunity to showcase their skills on the diamond, the court or wherever they choose to play. Title IX was passed in 1972, the amendment says that no person on the basis of sex can be denied participation, benefits of or discriminated…

Grunnah Power Skating Holds Youth Hockey Clinic

GPS is a power skating and skill development program for all levels.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grunnah Power Skating held a youth skating and skills hockey clinic Friday. The players worked on tactical skating, shooting and puck control skills, as well as an emphasis on pressure situations in game-like scenarios. “It’s seeing the kids come back every time, seeing them grow, seeing how they change as individuals and as human beings. Seeing how much…

St. Scholastica Athletics Introduces Logo Change

The new logo is meant to pay homage to the school's Benedictine heritage and incorporates pieces of the past with a more modern appearance. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- Thursday St. Scholastica announced a makeover to the athletics logo. St. Scholastica has undergone some change this past year as their teams moved over to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).  With this change and their 50th anniversary approaching, the college thought it was time for a rebrand. The college says the updated shield is meant to…

Duluth Marshall Earns Section 7AA Championship Title

The Hilltoppers would get the win 8-4 as they advance to the Class AA state tournament. 

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The Section 7AA Championship game on Thursday was held at NBC Sports Complex. The final two teams in the section, Proctor and Duluth Marshall faced off for the title. The Hilltoppers would get the win 8-4 as they advance to the Class AA State tournament. Categories: High School, Sports

Proctor Send Three Sports to State Tournament

The softball team and members from the golf and track & field teams will compete in the state tournament for the Rails.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Proctor high school will have three sports representing their school in their respective state tournaments. On Wednesday, family, friends and classmates gathered outside Proctor for a send-off celebration as the softball team, a couple golfers and members of the track and field team were sent on their way. This state tournament appearance is the softball team’s first…

Grand Rapids Baseball Headed to Second Straight State Tournament

The Thunderhawks clinch their spot in the state tournament for the programs 18th time in their history. 

  HERMANTOWN, Minn.  –  Grand Rapids faced Chisago Lakes Wednesday in the Section 7AAA Championship Game at Fichtner Field. The Thunderhawks cruised by the Wildcats 9-2 to clinch their spot in the state tournament for the programs 18th time in their history. Categories: High School, Sports

Duluth Huskies Win Fifth Straight

The Huskies will host the Bucks Thursday for Game Two of the series.  

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies kept their hot streak alive Wednesday night, defeating the Waterloo Bucks 7-3 at Wade Stadium. The Huskies will host the Bucks Thursday for Game Two of the series. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Duluth FC Returns Home for Shut-Out Win

The Blue-Greens blanked the Goats 3-0 at Public Schools Stadium Wednesday night. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth FC returned home after dropping their first game of the season last Saturday. Tonight, they looked to bounce back against Joy Athletic Club. The Blue-Greens blanked the Goats 3-0 at Public Schools Stadium Wednesday night. Duluth FC will hit the road Saturday against Sioux Falls Thunder FC. Categories: College, Sports

Proctor Softball Rally’s Back for Section Championship Title

Rails are headed to the State Tournament for the first time since 2006.

RAND RAPIDS, Min.-Proctor outlasted Eveleth-Gilbert in a 3-2 win in the Section 7AA Championship game at Grand Rapids Sports Complex, for their first trip to the state tournament since 2006. Payton Rodburg with the game tying solo home-run to get a rally going in the sixth. Lilly Hart comes up with the game winning RBI. Maddy Walsh gets the win…

Huskies Bats Come Alive for Win on Home Opener

The Huskies bats carried them to victory, winning 17-9. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies returned home to Wade Stadium Wednesday to face the Minnesota Mudpuppies for their Home Opener. The Huskies bats carried them to victory, winning 17-9. Next game of the series is scheduled for Thursday, first pitch is set for 12:05 pm at Wade Stadium. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Northwestern’s Trent Meyer Headed Back to State Tournament

Meyer's run at a state championship begins next Monday and Tuesday at Black Wolf Run Golf Course in Kohlar, Wisconsin. 

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis.- This week Northwestern’s Trent Meyer qualified for the WIAA State Tournament as an individual. Last season, as a junior Meyer was one stroke away from winning a state championship, now he knows exactly what it will take to finish on top this time around. Meyer says, “I think putting is the big thing. Earlier in the season,…