Author: Mariah Janos

Yellowjackets and Saints Play in Fourth Straight UMAC Men’s Soccer Championship

For the fourth straight year the conference final is between UWS and CSS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UMAC men’s soccer championship will once again be a border battle between Wisconsin  Superior and St. Scholastica for the fourth year in a row. Last year this game resulted in a tie at the end of regulation time and after scoreless overtime the Yellowjackets dominated the shootout 4-2. This season it’s looking pretty evenly matched again as both teams…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Win Season Finale

Wisconsin Superior sweeps North Central for final regular season game.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior sweeps North Central in their final match of the regular season securing the #2 seed in the UMAC tournament. Taylor Howe lead with 9 kills while Emily Verway had 31 assists. The Yellowjackets end the season 20-11 overall and 14-2 in conference play. They now look ahead to the UMAC playoffs on Wednesday where they will take…

Bulldogs, Cardinals, Hunters Volleyball Move Onto Section Semifinals

Carlton, Cromwell and Duluth Denfeld will play in the section semi finals on October 31st.

SECTION 7A Carlton 3, Floodwood 0 Cromwell-Wright 3, Cook County 1 Deer River 3, Northwoods 2 Ely 3, Cherry 1 SECTION 7AA Duluth Marshall 0, Duluth Denfeld 3 North Branch 3, Esko 0 Proctor 1, Greenway 3 Hermantown 3, Virginia 0   Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

#428WallSitChallenge Spreads to UMD, CSS Softball Programs

The challenge is in honor of a Mississippi softball player who lost her life to ovarian cancer.

DULUTH, Minn.- Mississippi State softball player Alex Wilcox held a wall sit for 4 minutes and 28 seconds just days after undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Wilcox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 but continued to play softball and committed Mississippi State a year later. This past June Wilcox lost her battle to this grueling disease at 18 years of age….

Prep Volleyball: Hilltoppers Comeback on Greyhounds, Spartans Advance to Region Final

Superior advances to WIAA regional final while Duluth Marshall defeats Duluth East in a five-set thriller.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior took down New Richmond in three straight sets to advance to WIAA regional final. The Spartans will travel to No. 4 Eau Claire Saturday. In Minnesota volleyball action, after being down 2-0 Duluth Marshall forced five sets to get the 3-2 win over Duluth East. The Hilltoppers end the season 9-7 while the Greyhounds look ahead to…

Hilltoppers Shock Wildcats to Win Girls Soccer Section Championship

Duluth Marshall wins their section title for first time in program history.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Cinderella story continued for Duluth Marshall as they upset Chisago Lakes in a 4-0 shutout victory to claim the section 7A title Wednesday night at Ordean Field. Baamlak Haugen had two goals for the Hilltoppers, while Victoria Thorson and Gianna Kneepkens also found the back of the net. Duluth Marshall earned its first section title in program…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Swept By Badgers

UMD gets themselves on the board first but ultimately fall.

MADISON, Wis.- After getting the board first with a goal by Ashton Bell, Minnesota Duluth fell to Wisconsin 3-1 losing the series. Maddie Rooney was in net with 40 saves. The Bulldogs return home for their series against Bemidji State at Amsoil Arena Friday. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Saint’s Earn First Non-Conference Win of Season

Freshman Morgan Friday scored the lone game winning goal for CSS.

DULUTH, Minn.- The CSS women’s soccer team defeated Hamline with a mere goal scored in the 25th minute of the game by freshman Morgan Friday. Roni Rudolph was in goal making six saves for her ninth shutout game of the season. The Saints are now 8-4-2. Their next game will be Wednesday as they host Wisconsin-River Falls. Categories: College, Sports

After an Early Lead, Saints Fall to St. Thomas

CSS unable to continue momentum in second half.

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica men’s soccer team fell to St. Thomas 3-1. Jordan Finneran scored for the Saints in the 28th minute of the game leading the Saints 1-0 into halftime. But in the second half the Tommies would score 3 goals to ultimately win the game. Nicholas Semaan was in net for the Saints with seven saves on…

Northern Star: Reagan Ruffi

For this week's segment we catch up with senior running back from Northwestern high school.

MAPLE, Wis.- The last time the Northwestern Tigers went 9–0 was back in 2010 and if you ask anyone for a reason behind their success they’ll give you one name: Reagan Ruffi. “Teams that have a record similar to ours, they’ve got some exceptional players and that’s what Reagan is. He is an exceptional player. But he leads not only on…

High School Soccer Section Quarterfinals

Here are all the highlights and scores from Saturday's high school playoff soccer action.

BOYS SECTION 7A QUARTERFINALS Duluth Denfeld 4 Legacy Christian 0 Duluth Marshall 5 Proctor 0 Hermantown 1 North Branch 0 GIRLS SECTION 7A QUARTERFINALS Two Harbors 1 Duluth Marshall 5 Cloquet 3 Duluth Denfeld 1 Hermantown 6 Zimmerman 0 Chisago Lakes 2 Esko 0 Categories: High School, Sports

Saints Football Dominates Panthers 47-13

Strong performances on both sides of the ball moves CSS to 4-2 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- With strong performances on both sides of the ball, St. Scholastica took down Greenville 47-13. Zach Edwards was under center completing 34 for 59 with 386 passing yards and seven touchdowns. Four of those seven were to wide receiver Aaron Olson. The Saints move up to 4-2 on the season and 4-1 in UMAC play. They look forward…

Bulldog Football Moves to 7-0 in Win Over Mustangs

After John Larson left the game with an injury, Mike Rybarczyk steps up to lead the team.

DULUTH, Minn.- After QB1 John Larson left the game with an injury, Mike Rybarczyk steps up to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 42-13 victory over Southwest Minnesota State. Rybarczyk came into the game rushing for a career high of 111 yards on 13 carries while throwing for 97 yards and one touchdown. The Bulldogs move to 7-0 on the season and…

Bulldog Hockey Sweeps Huskies in Two Game Series

After a quiet first period, UMD scores five goals in the second to lock in the win.

HOUGHTON, MI.- Minnesota Duluth defeated Michigan Tech 5-2 to sweep the Huskies in a two game series. After a quiet first period, the Bulldogs managed to score all five goals in the second. Dylan Samberg scored first followed by Riley Tufte, Parker Mackay and two by Tanner Laderoute. Hunter Shephard was in goal with 11 saves on 13 shots. UMD…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Falls Late to Badgers

Goals by Hughes and Klein not enough to win it for UMD.

MADISON, Wis.- Late power play goals for Wisconsin lead them to  4-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth. Anna Klein and Gabbie Hughes put up the two goals of the game for the Bulldogs but unfortunately they were not enough. Maddie Rooney was in net with 40 saves on 44 shots. UMD falls to 2-2-1 on the season and 0-2-1 in WCHA…

Bulldog Volleyball Extends Home Win Streak to 20 in Victory Over Warriors

Minnesota Duluth sweeps Winona State in three straight.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth swept Winona State in three straight sets to extend their home win streak to 20. Setter Emily Torve had a total of 45 assists on the night while Sarah Kelly and Kate Berg tied in kills with 14. UMD is now 18-4 on the season and 11-2 in conference play. The Bulldogs look to make it…

Local Rifle Range Owner Joins U.S. National Team in World Championships

Brian Mrnak will be attending the 2019 World Long Range Championships in New Zealand as a member of Team USA.

ASHLAND, Wisc. – Located in Ashland is Sports Hollow Firearms, a rifle range run by Brian Mrnak. But Mrnak isn’t just a business owner. He is also a member of the U.S. National Rifle Team preparing for the 2019 World Long Range Championships which will take place in New Zealand in January. It is an event that Mrnak is no stranger to. “I…

Northern Star: Caitlin Schneeweis

The Denfeld outside hitter is taking her talents to the University of Mary.

DULUTH, Minn.-  If you’ve set foot inside the Duluth Denfeld gymnasium in the past four years, you’ve probably witnessed Caitlin Schneeweis absolutely killing it on the volleyball court. But she admits it hasn’t always been this way. “I always played basketball so my mom wanted me to do something in the off-season to get ready for basketball. I just decided…

Yellowjackets Women’s Soccer Scores Late And Falls To Cobbers

UWS now 3-8-1 on the season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior fell to Concordia 3-1 for their eighth loss of the season. After being down 3-nil in the second half, Annah Schussman was able to score for the Yellowjackets giving them a fighting chance but they were unable to do further damage. Morgan Philliber was in goal for UWS finishing with 8 saves for 11 shots. The…

Bulldog Soccer Shuts Out Dragons For Second Straight Win

Minnesota Duluth ends weekend with 6 points in NSIC.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth got their second straight 2-0 shutout victory over MSU Moorhead. Nan Glinsek scored first to get her third goal of the season. Natalie St. Martin would score in the second half to widen the gap. Sisley Ng was in goal earning her fourth win of the season. The Bulldogs move on to 5-6-1, looking ahead to…

Bulldogs Hockey Unable to Take Down Gophers In Game 2

After trailing the entire game, Minnesota Duluth is unable to make a full comeback.

ST. PAUL, Minn.- After trailing Minnesota the entire game, Minnesota Duluth staged a late comeback but ultimately fell 7-4. Noah Cates and Mikey Anderson each with a goal while Jackson Cates had two. Hunter Shepard had 11 saves on the night. The Bulldogs are now 0-1-1 on the season and prepare for Friday’s series against Michigan Tech. Categories: College, Sports,…

Saints Chalk Up Another Win Over Eagles

St. Scholastica is now 3-2 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- After strong defensive performances by both sides, St. Scholastica takes down Northwestern 14-7. Quarterback Zach Edwards completed 28 for 51 for 314 and two touchdowns. Edwards connected with Aaron Olson and Mitchell Adrian for those two touchdowns. The Saints are now 3-2 on the season and look ahead to Saturday when they will host Greeneville. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldogs Football Remain Undefeated In Win Over Vikings

MInnesota Duluth is now 6-0 on the season and extends road win streak to 13.

SIOUX FALLS, SD.- Minnesota Duluth traveled to Augustana where they for 196 yards and passed for another 196 yards getting a 28–17 victory over the Vikings, remaining undefeated and extending its road win streak to 13. It was a big day for quarterback John Larson as he became the first bulldog to surpass the 100 yard rushing mark this season with…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Earns Shootout Win Over Gophers

UMD splits their series with Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- After losing game one to Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth took down the Gophers 3-2 in a shootout to split the series. Gabbie Hughes and Anna Klein each capitalized on power plays in the second period to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead up until the third period. Maddie Rooney ended the night with 37 saves. The Bulldogs look ahead…

The National Champions Return to Tie Gophers in Home Opener

Minnesota Duluth unable to score in OT ending in a tie.

DULUTH, Minn.- The defending National Champions Minnesota Duluth sent their home opener against Minnesota into overtime where it finished tied 1-1. After being down 1-0 for the majority of the game, Peter Krieger would capitalize on the power play to tie the game in the third period. Hunter Shepard was in net with a total of 27 saves. The Bulldogs…

Prep Volleyball: Hawks, Hunters, Lumberjacks, Eskomos All Get Home Wins

Denfeld, Hermantown and Esko get sweeps at home.

DULUTH, Minn.- In prep volleyball action, Duluth Denfeld swept Duluth Marshall 3-0 at home Thursday night. Hunters’ senior setter Jordyn Maas recorded 29 assists to surpass 2,000 for her career. Denfeld improved to 17-5 on the season. They look ahead to Tuesday when they will face crosstown rival Duluth East. In other volleyball action Hermantown sweeps Proctor, Cloquet defeats Ashland…

Fourth-Ranked Bulldogs Ready To Clash With Golden Gophers

Sweeping Boston College has given UMD the confidence they need to take on Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn.- After sweeping No. 4 Boston College, the UMD women’s hockey team is getting ready for its biggest rivalry of the season in the University of Minnesota. The Bulldogs are using the confidence from the Golden Eagles take-down to prepare them for the weekend. “We definitely proved ourselves and I was definitely impressed with the team overall. Their intensity level…

Prep Soccer: Greyhounds Take Down Hawks in Doubleheader

The Greyhound girls win their season finale, while the boys stay undefeated.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- In a Duluth East versus Hermantown high school soccer doubleheader, both the girls and boys of East came away with the win. For the girls, the Greyhounds scored in the first half and that one goal sealed the game with a 1-0 victory as they finish their season 7-8-1. As for the boys, Duluth East remains undefeated with…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Go to Five Sets Again, But Fall to Wildcats

UWS volleyball loses a tough one to St. Catherine 3-2.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Wisconsin Superior is now 14-7 on the season after losing in five sets to St. Catherine 3-2 Wednesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Taylor Howe lead the Yellowjackets in kills with 13, followed by Brylee Colligan with 12. Emily VerWay lead the match in assists with 47. UWS now prepares for a conference match at Bethany Lutheran…

Saints Volleyball Swept By Bluegolds

St. Scholastica loses to Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-0.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica were swept by No. 15 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-0 for its second straight loss. Brooke Schermann lead the Saints in kills with 12 while Espi Austvold lead in assists with 13. CSS falls to 7-12 on the season and 5-5 in conference play. They now look ahead to Friday’s match at Augustana.   Categories: College, Sports

Yellowjackets Come From Behind to Take Down St. Mary’s

UWS gained momentum late to get the 4-3 win.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After trailing throughout the first half, UWS powered through to get a 4-3 win over St. Mary’s. Blake Perry had two goals while James Bruce and Leonardo Paredes each had one. Dalton VonKaenel started in goal improving his record to 7-1-1 on the year. Next, the Yellowjackets travel to Hamline on Wednesday for a non-conference match. Categories: College,…

UMD Women’s Hockey Uses BC Sweep to Prepare for Minnesota

The team played well on all sides of the game starting the season 2-0.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team swept No.4 Boston College in a 2 game home opener series. The Bulldogs are now 2–0 for the 12th time in it’s 20 season history. “I love the way that we finished it out. I think there were some momentum swings throughout the game and when we need to make key plays we did….

Strong Offensive and Defensive Performances Lead Bulldogs to 5-0.

Minnesota Duluth held Concordia St. Paul to a field goal while putting up 32 points.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bulldogs dominated Concordia St. Paul 32–3 Saturday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. Both the offense and the defense showed up to play, allowing a mere field goal by the Golden Bears while sophomore QB John Larson went 20 for 32 for 283 yards and one touchdown while rushing 69 yards with 15 carries. “We were able to establish a…

Northern Star: William Francis

The forward has just broken the all time scoring record for Duluth East soccer.

DULUTH, Minn.- William Francis entered his senior season at Duluth East with hopes of break the school record as leading goalscorer for the Greyhounds and just last week he made that happen. “I kind of had it in the back of my mind before the season started. Every game I just tried to make an appearance in the game, tried…

UMD Women’s Hockey Wins Home Opener

Bulldogs knock off Boston College 4-2

DULUTH, Minn.- No. 9 Minnesota Duluth took down No. 4 Boston College 4-2 in their season and home opener. Ryleigh Houston had two goals for the Bulldogs. Syndey Brodt and Lizi Norton also chipped in. The Bulldogs and Eagles will wrap up their series Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Huskies’ Isaacson Receives Rawlings Award

Augie Isaacson recognized for highest batting average in the Northwoods League.

DULUTH, Minn.- Rawlings announced the recipients of the 2018 Big Stick Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2018 regular season. Huskies’ second baseman Augie Isaacson leads that list of award winners batting .364 this summer. To honor this achievement the New Prague native, along with the 8 others, will…

UMD Volleyball Moves Up to No.5 After Taking Down No.1

The Bulldogs have moved up four spots after defeating No.1 Northern State.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD volleyball team had an epic win taking down No. 1 Northern State earning the Bulldogs a new spot in this week’s AVCA division II top 25 poll. Originally No. 9 Minnesota Duluth has moved up and is now ranked No. 5 with an overall record of 12–3. Junior setter Emily Torve has been selected the NSIC setter of…

Denfeld’s Nelson Commits to UMD Football

Hunters tight end Erik Nelson will play for the UMD Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn.- Denfeld native Erik Nelson has got four more years to rep that maroon and gold. The tight end and lineman announced on twitter his commitment to play football for the Bulldogs come the Fall of 2019. Saying quote: “I am happy to announce that I will be continuing my education and football career as a UMD Bulldog. Thanks everyone.”…

Bulldog Football Rising in the Rankings

After defeating Bemidji State, UMD football has made the top 10.

DULUTH, Minn.- After an insane double overtime win over Bemidji State, UMD football is now 4–0 jumping three spots in the AFCA division II polls sitting at No. 8. This is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since being named No. 3 in the 2015 preseason. Minnesota State-Mankato took the top spot in the poll with 26 of 33 first place votes. Minnesota…

Defending National Champions Ranked No.1 in Preseason Polls

Minnesota Duluth has been chosen as the top team in this years USCH and NCHC polls.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the USCH and NCHC preseason polls. The Bulldogs took the USCH top spot receiving 44 of the 50 first place votes followed by Notre Dame No. 2, Ohio state No. 3 and Michigan No. 4. As for the NCHC, UMD has been voted by the media as the favorite to capture…

RivALZ Teams Prepare for Upcoming Fundraising Game

Twin Ports RivALZ is a flag football fundraiser for Alzheimer's disease.

DULUTH, Minn.- RivALZ is a women’s flag football fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease. These women have been practicing for months broken up into two teams, Blonde vs Brunette. The big game is just a week away and with it all coming down to the wire the ladies are feeling good. The game will be Saturday September 29th at Irving park. Kickoff…

Third Winless Game for Bulldogs in Scoreless Draw Against Concordia St. Paul

UMD outshot Concordia but neither team was able to score.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD women’s soccer took on Concordia St. Paul, leading in shots 19–11 but neither team could find the back of the net resulting in a scoreless draw. Senior goalkeeper Sisley Ng recorded her second shutout of the season with seven saves. UMD goes to 2–5–1 on the season and are back on the road Friday verse Augustana.

Former Bulldogs Stauber and McGovern Back at Amsoil For Exhibition Game

The Whitecaps and Bulldogs faced off in an exhibition game before the start of the season.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Minnesota Whitecaps defeated UMD 4-3 in an exhibition game. This was the Whitecaps first game as an NWHL franchise. While it started off rough down 3–0 in the first period, their ability to stage a comeback is a testament to the character of this group. “It feels good. Obviously we got handled in the first period. We were down…

Northern Star: Maddie Rooney

The redshirt junior is back after her time with team USA.

DULUTH, Minn.-Maddie Rooney is rejoining the Bulldogs after taking time off to backstop Team USA to victory in the 2018 winter Olympics. The redshirt junior’s game has reached new heights and she’s ready to make it known. “Over the past year I’ve definitely matured a ton as a player. All the experiences I’ve had, my game has developed so much…

Saints Strike Late Comeback to Defeat Bluejays

After a frustrating first half, CSS is able to come back.

DULUTH, Minn.- After a frustrating first half, St. Scholastica put up 20 straight points to get the 23-20 win over Westminster. Quarterback Zach Edwards went 26 for 47 with 262 passing yards and one touchdown. Teddy Gildersleeve and Aaron Olson also each scored a touchdown to contribute to the late surge. The Saints now prepare for their next game at…

College Volleyball: UMD, UWS, and CSS All in Conference Play

All three college volleyball teams in the Northland competed in strong conference play.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth took down No.1 Northern State in 5 sets, winning 5-2. Sophmore Kate Berg had 22 kills setting a new collegiate high. The Bulldogs are now 12-3 on the season looking ahead to their next match Friday against Augustana. In division III, St. Scholastica fell to University of Northwestern 3-0 following it with a 3-0 win over…

Bulldogs Take Down the Beavers in Double OT To Remain Undefeated

After being scoreless until late in the second quarter, both sides came to life.

DULUTH, Minn.- After heading into double overtime, Minnesota Duluth came out on top 26-19 in their game against Bemidji State. John Larson threw 19 for 36 for 242 yards and one touchdown. Ed Sullivan had himself a night with 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs remain undefeated sitting at 4-0. They look ahead to next Saturday’s game against…

UMD Volleyball Extends Win Streak to 3 Straight in Win Over MSU Moorhead

Minnesota Duluth now 11-3 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth is now 5-1 in conference plays as they defeated to Minnesota State Moorhead 3-1. The Bulldogs had a strong first set winning 25-15 with seven kills form Mackenzie Morgan. UMD is now 11-3 on the season and will look to extend their win streak Saturday against Northern State. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

St. Scholastica Prepares for Home Opener Against Westminster

The Saints looking forward to playing in front of their home crowd.

DULUTH, Minn.- After being 1–1 on the road St. Scholastica is back in the Northland preparing for their home opener against Westminster. The Saints are expecting it to be a tough test. “They have a really good quarterback. He can run it. He can throw it. We definitely have to minimize his impact on the game. They have some other really…

2008 National Champion Bulldogs Return Home

The 2008 UMD Football team will be the guests of honor at Saturday's game against Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 2008 national championship football team will make their way back home for Saturday’s game against Bemidji State. It’s been ten years since this team has been at Malosky stadium. Current head coach Curt Wiese served as the offensive coordinator for this returning group and he’s ready to welcome back his former players. “You certainly remember the wins and…