Author: Mariah Janos

Greyhounds Look to Build Momentum Off Last Season

With a large group of returners, Duluth East football is hopeful for the upcoming season.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth East has just finished up their first week of preseason. In the past the Greyhounds have struggled, but they are coming off of a 5–3 season with hopes of only getting better. “Five wins, that’s the most we’ve had in a season in a while. With the sophomores that played last year and the juniors that are now…

CSS Men’s Soccer Heads Across the Pond

The Saints will spend their preseason in England playing in 4 games.

DULUTH, Minn.- The CSS Men’s Soccer team is going to England for a ten day preseason trip. During their time abroad the Saints will be competing against various academies, along with attending professional games and sight seeing. A lot of the trip will also be used to prepare the team for when they return to the States. “I’m excited. It’s…

Esko Football Pushing For State Tournament Run

Losing to Proctor in the 2017 section championship game motivates the Eskomos to do better this year.

ESKO, Minn.- The Eskomos began their day of preseason in the classroom and then took to the field. Last season didn’t end the way they had hoped, falling to proctor in the section championship. But this year their sights are on getting better and making it to State. “We had a lot of momentum last year and I think we’re…

Shea Walters Named New CEC Boys Hockey Coach

The Cloquet School Board approved the new coach on Monday evening.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Last night the Cloquet School Board voted on the pending approval to hire Shea Walters as the new head coach of the boys Cloquet– Esko– Carlton hockey team. Walters will lead the Lumberjacks this upcoming season. The former Hibbing High School star served as an assistant coach for CEC last season and prior to that he was an…

Hermantown Football Begins News Season Under Coach Zagelmeyer

The Hawks are looking forward to a new season under new leadership.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Hermantown had their first practice of the season bright and early Monday morning. In the off season Hawks head coach Daryl Illikainen stepped down and since then Mike Zagelmeyer has taken his place. It’s a new seaon and the team is welcoming of the new leadership. “We’re looking forward to something new here with Coach Zags. Obviously tradition leaves…

UMD Women’s Soccer Kicks Off 25th Season

The first practice of 2018 was held followed by a media session.

DULUTH, Minn.- The first practice is always high energy and a time for players to get acclimated. But the Bulldogs already are thinking long term. Last season they ended sixth in the NSIC standings and now their main focus is bump themselves up a few spots. “We need to improve offensively. I think we just need to, sounds simple, but score more…

UMD’s Brodt and Rooney Chosen for USA U22 Select Team

The two will join 20 other players in a three game series against Canada.

LAKE PLACID, NY- UMD’s Sydney Brodt and Maddie Rooney have made the USA U22 select team. The two were selected from a group of 75 players who participated in the 2018 usa hockey women’s national festival. Brodt, Rooney and 20 other players will compete in a 3 game series against Canada later this week. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Huskies’ Isaacson Named Northwoods League MVP

The New Prague native is leading the league in six different categories.

DULUTH, Minn.- Huskies second baseman Augie Isaacson has been named Northwoods League MVP. Isaacson was named a mid–season All-Star and recently was selected for the Major League Dreams Showcase for his second summer in a row. At that showcase the Friends University product went 3 for 4. The New Prague native is leading the league in six categories with a .364 batting…

Huskies Staying In Bismark For Round One of Playoffs

Huskies beat the Larks 11-7 in the final game of the regular season and hope to keep the momentum.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northwoods playoff schedule has been released. The huskies will try to get a second consecutive win over the Bismark Larks in round one. The playoffs are single elimination so if Duluth is unable to pull off a win tomorrow, that will be the end of the road for them. However if they win they will advance to the division…

Bulldogs Have Inter-squad Scrimmage

The scrimmage is a way to introduce the 2018 team to real game situations.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bulldogs had their first inter-squad scrimmage of the season. This gave the guys a taste of game like situations with a new team. It’s still early and there’s plenty to improve upon but there are some things that head coach Curt Wiese is seeing already that he likes. “We had the opportunity to run the football today…

IceHawks Kick Off Soccer Season With Draw Against Dakota Wesleyan

The women's teams played earlier in the day, DWU winning 7-0 over LSC.

PROCTOR, Minn.- The Lake Superior College Men’s soccer team had their first game of the season against Dakota Wesleyan University, ending in a scoreless draw. Both teams had multiple attempts on goal, but neither one could find the back of the net. The two women’s teams faced each other as well. The Tigers put up 7 goals in the first…

Northland Blitz Fall to Tri City in MPFL Championship

The Blitz put up a good fight however the North Stars proved to be the stronger team on both sides of the ball. 

PROCTOR, Minn.- The Northland Blitz took on the Tri City North Stars in the MPFL final, falling 26-12. This would be the Northland’s first championship game appearance in program history. The Blitz put up a good fight however the North Stars proved to be the stronger team on both sides of the ball.   Categories: Sports

Coaches Corner: Bruce Plante

We speak with former Hermantown hockey coach Bruce Plante

DULUTH, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with former Hermantown hockey coach Bruce Plante. After spending 28 years with the Hawks and winning 3 State Championships, Plante is being inducted into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

The Northland Blitz Are Headed to the MPFL Championship

This is the first time in program history, that the team will be making a championship game appearance.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Blitz are headed to the championship for the first time in team history. The Blitz will be taking on the Tri City Northstars in the quest for the MPFL title. All season long the Northland has been winning games with deficits as large as 65–0, which is a testament to both their offense and their defense. The…

Agates Looking for a Four-Peat as Conference Champions

Two Harbors is back on the practice field preparing for the upcoming season.

TWO HARBORS, Minn.- Two Harbors Football took to the practice field this week. The Agates are coming off of their third consecutive conference title looking to make it four. In order to make that happen it is all about working as a unit. “We’ve got to really work as a team. I know that’s cliché but we do. And our guys…

Duluth Native Mandy Kurosky A Player to Watch For UMD Volleyball

Kurosky was a redshirt last year for Northern State University.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD volleyball is on to day two of practice. The Bulldog roster is stacked this season with players ready to bring the team back to the NCAA tournament. One of those players is Duluth native Mandy Kurosky. Kurosky transferred to UMD from Northern State University last year and as overwhelming as the initial move was, her teammates made the…

Tigers Have Their Eyes on Conference Title

Northwestern High is looking to make a deeper playoff run this season.

MAPLE, Wis. – High school football practices are underway and the Northwestern Tigers are preparing for their first game against Ashland next week. The team is excited and ready for the new season as they only graduated four players from last year’s team. The Tigers plan to use that to their advantage. “We’re returning pretty much the same team, just…

UMD Volleyball Holds First Practice of 2018

Bulldog Volleyball is back and the team is already looking forward to the NCAA tournament.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD volleyball had their first practice of 2018. After getting picked to finish third in the NSIC preseason poll, the Bulldogs are ready to get things started. UMD is coming off of a successful 2017 season, falling in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs are using those emotions to propel them through this time around. “We made…

Huskies Top Express in Home Finale

Duluth defeated Eau Claire 6-2 Sunday afternoon at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies defeated the Eau Claire Express 6-2 Sunday afternoon for the last home game of the summer. The Huskies finished the season with a 27-9 record at home. The key to Sunday’s victory was playing small ball and capitalizing on Eau Claire’s errors. Jack Corbell was on the mound for the Huskies, going seven innings only allowing…

Northland Blitz to Take On Tri City Northstars in Championship Game

The Blitz defeated the Mudd Dawgs 18-16 to advance to MFPL Championship.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Northland Blitz are headed to the MFPL Championship after defeating the Minnesota Mudd Dawgs 18–16. The Blitz knew going into the semi-finals that it would not be easy as two of the Northland’s only three losses this season were to the Dawgs. The Blitz will take on the Tri City Northstars whom they have yet to face this…

Krenzen To Join Sioux City Musketeers This Season

Hilltoppers' defenseman Nolan Krenzen taking his game to the next level.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth Marshall defenseman Nolan Krenzen has made the decision to head to the USHL for the upcoming season with the Sioux City Musketeers. In his final season with the Hilltoppers, Krenzen put up 26 points in the regular season with 11 goals and 15 assists. Categories: High School, Sports

Huskies Come Up Short in Loss to Eau Claire

Huskies come back in the bottom of the 8th not enough.

  DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies fall short 10-9 to the Eau Claire Express in game one of the Huskies’ last home series of the summer. After being down 3-1 in the bottom of the second, the Huskies were able to tie up the game. But the Express offense was a force, putting up a total of 10 runs. Duluth…

Huskies’ Hot Bats Propel Them Through Series Win Over Mankato

Huskies sweep Moondogs before last home series of season.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Huskies swept the Mankato Moondogs in a 14-4 victory. Duluth capitalized on Mankato’s errors in the third and fourth innings to help them take the lead. The runs would continue throughout the entire game. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

First Annual Superior Spartan Football Champions Camp

Superior High School football team looks to bridge the gap between athletics and special needs students.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior High School football team worked to bridge the gap between athletics and special needs students by hosting the first annual Superior Spartan Football Champions Camp. The camp is designed for kids with disabilities to get the chance to participate in a sport that they normally would not be able to do. “We’ve got seven stations set…

Six Huskies Selected for Major League Dreams Showcase

Isaacson, Sogard, Jones, Holdgrafer, Newell and Bigge chosen by panel of MLB scouts.

DULUTH, Minn.- Six Duluth Huskies have been selected for the 2018 Major League Dreams Showcase. Second baseman Augie Isaacson, short stop Nick Sogard, outfielder Christian Jones and pitchers Tim Holdgrafer, Troy Newell and Hunter Bigge have all been selected by a panel of MLB scouts to show off their skills. The showcase will consist of a day of workouts in front…

CSS Nordic Ski Coach Stuber to Attend International Junior Camp

Maria Stuber will join team USA in Norway to learn new training philosophies and development skills.

DULUTH, Minn.- CSS Nordic ski coach Maria Stuber will join U.S. ski team coach Bryan Fish and team U.S.A. at the 2018 International Junior Camp in Sjusjoen, Norway this August. The camp hosts 15 nations, each bringing their 10 best athletes born in the years 1999 and 2000. As for the coaches that attend, the camp will provide knowledge about each…

USTFCCCA Recognizes Four UMAC Track and Field Programs

CSS and UWS programs and individual student-athletes receive recognition.

NEW ORLEANS, La.- The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has recognized four UMAC programs and individual student–athletes for outstanding academic achievement throughout the year. The men’s and women’s CSS track and field teams, University of Minnesota Morris and the UWS women’s teams earned the All–Academic Team Award. Three women earned the All-Academic Individual honors including Saints’…

Mellin Wins 92nd Annual Arrowhead Invitational

After coming in second last year, Matt Mellin was victorious in this year's tournament.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sunday was the men’s championship round of the 92nd Annual Arrowhead Invitational. Chris Kelos and Matt Mellin went head to head. After coming in second to Taylor Sunbom last year, Mellin won his shot at redemption coming out on top for this years tournament winning on hole 12. Categories: Sports

Huskies Sweep Bucks in Four-Game Series

Duluth Huskies remain undefeated after the All-Star break.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies defeated the Waterloo Bucks 6-4 to close out a 4 game series. The Huskies were down 4-0 up until the bottom of the fifth. General McArthur hit an rbi triple to bring in the run that began the come back. The Huskies went on to put up 5 more runs to sweep the Bucks. Categories:…

Duluth Lacrosse Hosts First Annual Lax at the Lake Tournament

The tournament served as a fundraiser for the Duluth high school lacrosse program.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth lacrosse hosted their first annual Lax at the Lake tournament. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Duluth lacrosse program, hosting a total of eight teams spanning from Duluth all the way down to the Twin Cities. On the first day of the tournament teams participated in pool play to determine where in the bracket they…

Northland Blitz Playoff Run Continues

Blitz defeat the Twin Cities Sabercats to move on in MFPL playoffs.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Northland Blitz defeated the Twin Cities Sabercats 22-0 in a shutout playoff victory. The game was scoreless until well into the second quarter where the Blitz were able to get their first touchdown and keep the momentum going. Categories: Sports

Huskies Get Third Straight Win Over Waterloo

General McArthur gets Huskies' first at home homer of the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies defeat the Waterloo Bucks 12-4 for their third straight win back from the All-Star break. General McArthur started things up in the bottom of the second with a solo home run over the left field wall. This was the first at home, home run for the Huskies this season. The momentum continued as the Huskies…

Duluth FC Falls to Miami FC in NPSL National Semifinal

The Bluegreens' season comes to a close with a 3-0 loss to Miami.

MIAMI, Fla.- Duluth FC fell to Miami FC 3-0 in the NPSL National Semifinal game Saturday evening. Miami took the lead in the first half off a penalty kick. The score remained 1-0 up until the 80th and 90th minutes when Miami tacked on two more to get the shutout victory. Categories: Sports

Huskies Hold On Until The End For Second Win Over Waterloo

Huskies put up 10 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to seal the win.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Huskies were on to game 2 of their four-game series against Waterloo. The Bucks would get ahead early, taking a 6-0 lead in the top of the 3rd. But in the bottom of the inning, the Huskies’ bats would wake up and Duluth would answer back with a total of 10 runs in that one half-inning. The…

Duluth FC Ready for Stiff Test against Miami FC

The Bluegreens look to clinch a berth into the NPSL national championship.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the last two weeks, the Bluegreens keep finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. After their first playoff win and first regional title, they’ll now look to clinch their first ever berth in the national championship game. But in their way of that goal is Miami FC. “It’s going to be a tough challenge. They are a full professional team…

UMD Hockey Hosts Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

The outing serves as a chance for current and former players to reconnect.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD men’s hockey team held their annual alumni golf outing at the Enger Park Golf Course. Over 70 current and former Bulldogs were out on the greens catching up with old friends who embrace the strength of its alumni base. “It’s fun. It’s nice to be back in Duluth and obviously be back with the guys that I…

Parker Mackay Named Captain for 2018-19 Bulldogs

Hunter Shepherd awarded Most Valuable Player at team award ceremony.

DULUTH, Minn.- During Thursday night’s UMD Men’s Hockey award ceremony, rising senior Parker Mackay was named captain for the 2018–19 season. Mackay scored the game-winning overtime goal in the regional semifinal. Billy Exell and Nick Wolff will serve as Mackay’s assistants. Also, sophomore goalie Hunter Shepard was awarded Most Valuable Player. Shepherd had an outstanding season backstopping the Bulldogs to their…

Huskies Heat Up Late in Win Over Waterloo

Huskies start off six-game homestand with a 7-3 victory over the Bucks.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Huskies resumed play after the three day All-Star break to mark the beginning of a six game homestand taking on the Waterloo Bucks. The Huskies down 2-0 in the bottom of the 4th, but an rbi single by Tony Monroy woke up the team’s bats, scoring 3 more in that fourth inning. The momentum continued up until…

NSIC Preseason Coaches Poll Favors UMD Football

The Bulldogs are favored as the top team in the NSIC north division.

DULUTH, Minn.- The annual NSIC preseason coaches poll results were released. The UMD Bulldogs were chosen to be the North Division favorite and just fourth overall in the entire NSIC. On an individual note, the conference coaches selected UMD senior wide out Jason Balts as the NSIC North Division Preseason Offensive Player Of the Year. The Barron, Wisconsin native is a…

NCAA Approves College Hockey OT Rules

Teams will be able to choose between two overtime options for conference points.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Over the last month, there have been pending changes in NCAA hockey overtime rules. Thursday, the NCAA announced that conferences will be allowed too choose from two formats after the five–minute five-on-five overtime period. Teams can either use a five minute three-on-three period then a shootout or only a shootout to award additional conference points. Neither format is…

Saints Football Hosts Elite One Day Camp

The camp focuses on the essential fundamentals of the game.

DULUTH, Minn.- CSS football held their annual Elite One Day Camp. The program combines both on field drills with in classroom film study to teach essential football fundamentals while giving the campers an opportunity to learn about the Saints’ championship football program. “We get about 20–25 kids. We’re able to give them really detailed coaching and techniques like that. Then we…

Hermantown Native Folman Headed to the Big Leagues

Pitcher Kevin Folman signs with the Chicago White Sox.

CHICAGO, Ill.- Former Duluth Huskies pitcher and Hermantown native Kevin Folman has signed with the Chicago White Sox on a free agency deal. Folman just completed his four years at North Dakota State University. The former Bison ended his senior season on a high note with a 3.18 era in 18 appearances, striking out 49 batters in 45 innings pitched. Upon…

Wilderness Forward Altmann Commits to Williams College

Former Greyhound taking his talents to the East Coast to play Division III Hockey.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Duluth East alum and Minnesota Wilderness forward Nick Altmann is taking his talents to the East Coast. The former Greyhound has committed to playing Divison III hockey in the NESCAC conference at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Duluth native finished up his NAHL career with 23 goals and 33 assists for 56 points in 146 regular season games….

Five Seniors Named UMD Football Captains

Anderson, Balts, Ricci, Johnson-Martin and Naatz set to lead the 2018 team.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD football has announced its five senior captains for the upcoming season. The quintet is made up of center Jason Anderson, wide receivers Jason Balts and Nate Ricci, defensive back Mitch Johnson-Martin and linebacker A.J. Naatz. These five will lead the Bulldogs this season along with head coach Curt Wiese. UMD ended last season tied for third in the…

Former Greyhound, Bulldog Welinski Signs With Anaheim

Twins Ports Development Camp insturctor Andy Welinski signs with the Anaheim Ducks.

ANAHEIM, Calif.- Former UMD Bulldog and Twin Ports Development Camp instructor Andy Welinski has signed a one–year, two-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks. The 25-year-old defenseman made his NHL debut last season with the Ducks, recording two assists in seven games. Welinski has also played 119 career AHL games with the San Diego Gulls scoring 16 goals and notching 48…

Egerdahl Field New Home to the IceHawks

Lake Superior College partners up with Proctor Rails.

DULUTH, Minn.- Lake Superior College announced this week that they have found a new host partner in Proctor Rails. The IceHawks will now play their home games at Egerdahl Field. The men’s and women’s soccer teams are just a few years old, but have steadily drummed up popularity in the Northland. Last season the IceHawks played their home games at Lincoln…

CSS Softball Announces 2018 Team Awards

Bremer and Thul among those being awarded.

DULUTH, Minn.- The CSS softball team has announced awards for the 2018 season. Senior shortstop Alexa Bremer received the Most Valuable Player Award. Bremer was named the UMAC Player of the Year, becoming the fourth player in program history to record 200 career hits and score 141 times. Superior native Hannah Thul was named Rookie of the Year. In her freshman season,…