Author: Mariah Janos

#GOTW Preview: Duluth East vs Duluth Denfeld

The Hunters and Greyhounds prepare for their biggest game of the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s the game this town looks forward to year in and year out. Duluth East verses Duluth Denfeld. “It’s Denfeld so it’s THE game. It’s the game that is circled on the calendar from the beginning of the year. A lot of familiarity. These guys have grown up together, grown up competing against each other and there’s a little…

UMD Soccer Falls to Bemidji State Before Home Opener

The Bulldogs unable to get a road win before returning home.

BEMIDJI, Minn.- UMD soccer played fellow NSIC member Bemidji State. The Beavers put up two goals in the first half and limited the Bulldogs to scoring just one in the second half to keep the lead and ultimately win the game. UMD is 16–6–4 in 26 lifetime meetings against Bemidji State and haven’t won against the Beavers since 2014. The Bulldogs…

Northern Star: Kendra Kelley

This week's segment features senior forward on the Cloquet-Carlton girl's soccer team.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Kendra Kelley has been a key member of the Cloquet–Carlton girls soccer team long before she even began high school. “I’ve been playing at this varsity level since seventh grade. I’ve just grown so much as a person, as an athlete. I’m really close with these girls and with my coach as well. It’s a great family and…

Womens Soccer: Saints Shutout Yellowjackets

UWS unable to get past CSS defense.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica dominated Wisconsin-Superior in a 5-0 shutout victory at Saints field. Two goals by Rachel Dixon and Morgan Friday along with one more by Janelle Rouillard sealed in this win. The Saints are now 2-3-1 on the season and travel to St. Paul on Tuesday to face Northwestern. Categories: College, Sports

Thunder Gains Momentum Late to Get Win Over Yellowjackets

Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College wins home opener.

DULUTH, Minn.- After only being up by three points at halftime, Fon Du Lac Triabl and Community College went on to defeat Rochester Community and Technical College 37-17 in the Thunder’s home opener. The Thunder look forward to next Saturday’s game against Mesabi Range Technical and Community College. Categories: College, Sports

Argentinian Man Wins 23rd Annual Inline Marathon

Ken Kuwada finished the race in under an hour.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 26.2 mile course begins just south of Two Harbors and continues along scenic Highway 61, rolling through the Interstate 35 freeway tunnels and finishing at the DECC. This event isn’t just one standard marathon. There is also a half marathon, rollerski marathon, combined 39.3, wheel’s off half marathon (run) and a Tunnel 10k. The winner from the male…

Prep Girls Soccer: Lumberjacks Attack Late in Win Over Agates

After being down 1 at the half, Cloquet-Carlton comes back to get the win.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Cloquet-Carlton defeats Two Harbors 2-1 after being down by one goal at halftime. The Agates scored the first goal of the game with less than ten minutes remaining in the first half. Cloquet-Carlton was able to make a comeback in the second with two goals by Kiana Bender to seal in the win. The Lumberjacks improve to…

Prep Boys Soccer: Greyhounds and Hunters Dominate the Pitch

Both Duluth East and Denfeld won in shutout victories.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Duluth East dominated Cloquet-Carlton in a 6-0 shutout win. Michael Reichoff had two goals and Will Francis had a hat trick while David Wallerstein got the sixth and final goal. Duluth East remains undefeated. Their next game will be Saturday at White Bear Lake. Cloquet-Carlton falls to 5-6 with a shot at redemption Saturday in Ashland. Over in…

Prep Football: Panthers Shut Down Rangers In Final Seconds

Jaden Janke scores the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the game.

CULVER, Minn.- South Ridge’s Joe Janke rushed 33 times for 171 yards to lead the Panthers to a  23-20 win over Mountain Iron-Buhl. At the start of the fourth quarter the Rangers were up 20-15. But with :25 seconds remaining, Joe Janke scores from 5 yards out to give the Panthers the lead. South Ridge improves to 3-0 on the…

Prep Volleyball: Hunters Take Down Spartans in Four Sets

Superior took the lead after one set, only for Denfeld to respond by winning three straight.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In volleyball action, Superior hosted Duluth Denfeld. After the Spartans took the first set 25-23, the Hunters answered back winning three straight sets to take the match 3-1. Setter Jordyn Maas finished the match with 38 assists. Caitlin Schneeweis lead with 16 kills and Ashley Larson added 12 more. The Hunters are now 7-2 on the season as…

#GOTW Preview: Hibbing vs Cloquet

Both teams are undefeated and only one will remain that way after Friday night.

CLOQUET, Minn.- This week’s FOX 21 Game of the Week is Cloquet versus Hibbing. Hibbing football finished the 2017 season 2–6. But this year they have already matched that same number of wins, sitting 2–0 and looking to surpass it. A big reason for the improvement is due to the senior class. “Their leadership has been outstanding. It’s moved them…

Northern Star: Wryott Gerson

For this week's segment we speak to Denfeld wide receiver Wryott Gerson

DULUTH, Minn.- Denfeld football recorded only one win last year. But in game one of the 2018 season they matched that record and a main part of that was senior wide receiver Wryott Gerson who believes that this is the year of the Hunters. “We kind of got that in our mind set that we can do good this year….

Bulldogs Dominate Dragons in Home Opener

UMD football records their second win of the season with a blowout victory over MSU-Moorhead

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Bulldogs dominated MSU-Moorhead 60-7 in their home opener. John Larson was under center for Minnesota-Duluth going 15 for 19 with a total of 281 passing yards and 90 rushing with a total of 5 touchdowns. Larson was helped out by wide receiver Jason Balts who had a total of 119 yards with 3 touchdowns. The Bulldogs…

Coaches Corner: Superior Football

For this week's segment, we speak with Superior head coach Joe DeMeyer and senior Chase Summerfield.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- For this week’s Coaches Corner segment, we caught up with Superior football coach Bob DeMeyer and senior defensive end Chase Summefield. DeMeyer discusses the Spartans’ efforts in overcoming the challenge of early season injuries, as well their pleasant start to the season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

McDonald Commits to St. Cloud State Basketball

Hibbing's Abbey McDonald has announced her commitment to college ball.

HIBBING, Minn.- Hibbing’s Abbey Mcdonald has announced on twitter that she has committed to playing college basketball at St.Cloud State University come fall 2019. Just last season Mcdonald became Hibbing’s new girls’ basketball all time leading scorer with a total of 1,665 career points for the Bluejackets. The point guard also plays for the Minneosta Suns club team. With the Suns…

Saints End Labor Day Challenge in a Draw

CSS and Luther unable to score a goal.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica ended their match against Luther in a scoreless draw. This one was a back and forth battle. Neither team was able to maintain possession of the ball long enough to find the back of the net throughout the entire game. The Saints next game is September 5 at Augsburg. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldog Soccer Gets First Win of the Season

UMD traveled to NMU to complete their second of six straight away games.

MARQUETTE, Mich.- UMD women’s soccer defeated Northern Michigan 2-0 for their first win of the 2018 season. The game was scoreless at the half. But, in the 65th minute, Julia Osborn scored her first career goal. Erika Hjort also scored, heading in a goal in the 90th minute. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Northern Star: Aaron Olson

Former Esko football player is now entering his senior season at St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn.- Former Esko football wide receiver is entering his senior season at St. Scholastica. “I love St. Scholastica. I’m super glad I came here. It’s a small school, kind of a small team, private team. We should win the conference every year. They’re a winning team so that’s why I pretty much came here and I wanted to win,”…

Hunters Get First Win of the Season Over Agates

Duluth Denfeld matches their win total from 2017.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Duluth Denfeld surprises everyone but themselves as they get a road win over Two Harbors 14-7. The Hunters match their win total from 2017. Wryott Gerson scored an 80 yard punt return touch down for Denfeld. Dominic Klaas also scored for the Hunters. Mason Meyer scored the lone touchdown for Two Harbors. Next week Denfeld will host…

CSS Football Using Their Time Wisely

The Saints are taking things in stride preparing for game one against Mayville State next week.

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica football team’s season opener will be next Saturday, September 8th at Mayville State. But the team isn’t even looking ahead that far. For these players, it is all about staying in the moment. “Main focus really is focusing on being the best today and then trying to make tomorrow better. We’re really trying to get these…

Keenan Named Interim Women’s Cross Country Coach For UMD

After the resignation of Joanna Warmington, Scott Keenan will temporarily be leading the program.

DULUTH, Minn.- Scott Keenan has been named interim head coach of the women’s cross country team at UMD. The former executive director of Grandma’s Marathon will fill the position while the search process for a permanent head coach is underway. Keenen is a Running USA Hall of Champions inductee and USA Track and Field Minnesota Lifetime Award winner. Keenan is no stranger to coaching as…

Herter Promoted to Bulldogs’ Associate Head Coach

Former UMD men's hockey assistant coach is now associate head coach.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD men’s hockey assistant coach Jason Herter is being promoted to associate head coach of the program. Herter is entering his eighth season with the Bulldogs. During his time at UMD, Herter has been a part of a NCAA national championship title, five NCAA tournament appearances and one NCHC Frozen Faceoff win. Herter also oversees the UMD penalty kill…

Northern Star: Joe Yernatich

The offensive lineman looks back on his years as a Bulldog.

DULUTH, Minn.- Joe Yernatich is entering his 12th and final season of his football career. “It feels weird. I’ve been playing football since fourth grade. This is the last time i’ll strap it up, last fall i’ll be able to play so it’s weird,” said Yernatich. Since the age of 14 the Duluth native had envisioned himself as a UMD…

Battle of the Cruiserweight Champions

Al Sands is heading to Poland to take on Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth boxer Al Sands has signed to fight Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on October 6th in Poland. The Haitian Temptation says he’s ready to take on this international challenge. “It’s another international fight. It’s another big opportunity against a guy with lots of experience. He was just part of the super six tournament. So I’d love to see how I do against…

UMD Volleyball Dominates Flagler Saints Invitational

The Bulldogs begin their season 4-0.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.- UMD volleyball was in St. Augustine, Florida for the Flagler Saints Invitational. The Bulldogs won all four of their matches, winning three of the four in three straight sets. The only match that took a full five sets was against Findlay. Now they are back on the road heading north for the Wildcats Open in Marquette, MI. There…

Jessica Convery Drafted into the CWHL

The former UMD women's hockey goalie was selected by the Worcester Blades.

DULUTH, Minn.- Former UMD women’s hockey player Jessica Convery has been drafted by the Worcester Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The goalie was selected in the fourth round. During her time at UMD, Convery had a goals against average of 2.23 with a total of 816 saves and a save percentage of .920. The 2018 graduate recorded a…

Bulldogs Gearing Up for Game One

UMD football is preparing for their first game of the season against Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Bulldogs are getting ready for game one which will be on the road at Minot state. It’s really coming down to the wire but the Bulldogs have been showing up to practice giving it their all to make sure they’re ready for August 30th. “I think as a whole our team has continued to progress. At this…

Eveleth-Gilbert Comes Back In Victory Over Academy Force

After being down until the second quarter, the Golden Bears come back to win.

PROCTOR, Minn.- Eveleth-Gilbert defeated Academy Force 33-25. The Golden Bears were down 7-0 until the second quarter. After a touchdown by quarterback Jacob Sickel, Eveleth-Gilbert continued the momentum to take the lead and ultimately win the game. Categories: High School, Sports

Girls Prep Soccer: Hermantown and Denfeld Both Victorious

Hermantown came back from a 1-0 deficit while Denfeld came out strong and stayed that way.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Denfeld Hunters defeated the Spectrum Sting 7-0. The Hunters put up four goals in the first half, followed by 3 in the second for the shutout victory. Just a town over, Hermantown defeated Chisago Lakes 2-1. The Hawks were down 1-0 at the half but came to life in the second, putting up two goals to take…

Prep Boys Soccer: Denfeld Victorious, Hermantown Struggles

Denfeld and Hermantown began their seasons.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Hunters started their season with a 4-1 win over the Rochester Lourdes Eagles. After being down 1-0 half way through the first, Maison Oliver put up two back to back goals to get the Hunters back on top. In the second half, Jon Faynik would increase the lead scoring two more goals in the second half….

Redemption On the Mind of Wrens Football Team

The Wrens are looking to make it back to the section championship and advance to state.

WRENSHALL, Minn.-The Wrenshall high school football team had an impressive 2017 season going 7–1, falling to Cromwell–Wright in the section 5 championship game. But they are using that as motivation to get back to that game this year and get the win this time around. “Everyone just worked as a team and it was all connection. We got all of…

Cromwell-Wright Football Seeks Second Consecutive Section Title

The Cardinals hope to make another deep playoff run and state tournament appearance.

CROMWELL, Minn.- The Cromwell-Wright high school football team is coming off a very successful season. The Cardinals were the 2017 section 5 champions, making it to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The goal this season to make it happen again using the same simple approach as they did last year. “We took it one game at a time, we’re not…

Prep Boys Soccer: Spartans Victorious While Hilltoppers, Rails Fall on Opening Night

The high school boy's soccer season kicked off across the Northland.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In high school boy’s soccer Superior got the 2-0 win over Ashland to start their season. The Spartans got on the board early with goals by Maverick Peterson and Sebastian Lane holding that lead until the very end. In other action, Duluth Marshall fell to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 2-0. Proctor took on Legacy Christian Academy. The Rails took a…

Hilltopper’s Hansen Commits to D1 Baseball

The Duluth Marshall short stop will continue his career at Bradley University.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Marshall baseball’s shortstop Peter Hansen has announced his commitment to play division one ball at Bradley University in Illinois. In his junior season alone Hansen had a batting average of .364. His bat got even hotter when the state tournament came around with the fourth highest average on the team batting .455 with a .500 OBP. Categories: High School,…

Nace Retires As Hunters’ Head Basketball Coach

After 24 years at Duluth Denfeld, Jeff Nace is retiring as both head coach and teacher.

DULUTH, Minn.- After 24 years as Duluth Denfeld’s boys basketball coach, Jeff Nace has retired. In his time at Denfeld, Nace lead the Hunters to six Lake Superior Conference championships while making two appearances in the state tournament back in 2001 and 2004. Nace’s career is ending on a high note, getting his 300th win in his final 2017– 2018 season….

Saints Football Ranks Second in UMAC Preseason Poll

CSS is just two points behind MacMurray.

DULUTH, Minn.- After a close finish by three UMAC football teams in 2017, those same three are separated by just 5 points for the top spot in the conference preseason coaches poll. Macmurray, St. Scholastica and Northwestern are sitting at the top. Macmurray earned four first place votes for a total of 57 points, just beating out the Saints who…

Hendrickson Named Wilderness Assistant Coach

Hendrickson is currently the 16th all–time leading point scorer in Minnesota high school hockey history.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Wilderness have appointed a new assistant coach. Garett Hendrickson will help lead the team in the 2018–19 season. Prior to the Wilderness, Hendrickson was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Iron Rangers in the Superior International Junior Hockey League. Before his coaching career began, the Virginia native played college hockey at Concordia, serving as team captain in…

RivALZ Football Comes to Twin Ports For Alzheimer’s Awareness

The flag football event raises funds for Alzheimer's research.

DULUTH, Minn.- Every year from July through September women attend RivALZ football practice To prepare for a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “Our young champions group here is a group of young professionals that have been touched by the disease, several with parents with Alzheimer’s. They were very passionate about the…

Northern Star: Tim Pokornowski

Former Cloquet three sport all star turned UMD Football defenseman.

DULUTH, Minn.- For as long as he can remember, Tim Pokornowski has been a three sport athlete. But when it came down to his future there was one game that he knew he needed to continue playing. “It was a dream of mine ever since I was a kid to play college football somewhere and it just feels great to…

Former Hawk Jacques Commits to Bulldog Hockey

After spending two seasons in the USHL, Jesse Jacques will play for UMD come the 2019 season.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Former Hermantown Hawk Jesse Jacques has verbally committed to playing hockey at UMD come the 2019–2020 season. Jacques has spent the last year playing in the USHL for the Green Bay Gamblers putting up 9 goals and 16 assists in 60 games. Jacques will spend one more season in Green Bay before making his way back to Duluth….

Week 2 in the Books for the Bulldogs

So far the team chemistry is visible and strong.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD football just wrapped up week two of preseason. In week one the dogs had an inter-squad scrimmage where coach Wiese had said he really liked what he was seeing in terms of team chemistry. Over the course of week two that seems to only have progressed and hopefully that will carry over into other facets of the game…

Saints Football Holds First Practice of 2018

Head coach Penree is already pleased with his Senior leadership.

DULUTH, Minn.- The College of Saint Scholastica held their first football practice of the season. The Saints are coming off of a 7–3 year, losing a total of 9 seniors at the end of it. But head coach George Penree is confident in this years group of leaders and says they are only looking forward. “Everything that we’ve done has really…

UMD Men’s Basketball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

The Bulldogs begin their season with an exhibition game against the Golden Gophers.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD released the Men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. The season will begin with an exhibition game against the University of Minnesota on November first. This will be the Bulldogs’ first time playing the Golden Gophers since the 2014–15 season. The regular season will begin just 9 days later at home against St. Scholastica. The Bulldog’s begin conference…