Author: Mariah Janos

Huskies’ Hot Bats Lead to Win over Mankato

After being down 3-1, Huskies make a comeback defeating the Moondogs 9-4

DULUTH, Minn.- After losing to Willmar in an extra inning walk off battle Saturday night, the Huskies looked to bounce back Sunday taking on the Mankato Moondogs. The Huskies put up a run in the bottom of the 3rd to take the lead. But, the Moondogs answered back with a three run homer. That wouldn’t hold our dogs down as…

Korn Camp Comes to Duluth

Hockey goalie and defenseman camp hosted by Washington Capitals goalie coach Mitch Korn

DULUTH, Minn.- Washington Capital’s goalie coach Mitch Korn hosts a goalie and defenseman camp that travels throughout the Midwest and along the East coast to break down the defensive fundamentals of hockey. Korn implements the same teaching style as he does with the pros. With the use of packets, classrooms and on ice structure, these campers are getting the NHL treatment….

Ball Signed By Babe Ruth Here in Duluth

The Duluth Depot now has an autographed Babe Ruth ball on display from his visit to Duluth 92 years ago.

DULUTH, Minn.- Saturday was an exciting day at the Depot as they released a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. 92 years ago the New York Yankee’s slugger visited Duluth by train as part of a publicity tour that spanned across the country. During his time here The Bambino autographed a ball for a five year old boy named Bobby Barrett. Today…

Huskies’ Pederson Hosts First Baseball Camp of the Summer

Local kids learn baseball fundamentals from Huskies' Head Coach

DULUTH, Minn.- On Friday morning, kids of all ages grabbed their bats and put on their eye black for a special baseball and softball camp hosted by Huskies’ head coach Tyger Pederson. The camp is designed to teach kids from the community the fundamentals of baseball as well as softball. UMD softball assistant coach Allie Anttila was also there to lend…

Grand Rapids Completes Cinderella Run, Wins Section Title

The Thunderhawks defeated Chisago Lakes 11-5 at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn.- Wade Stadium was the home of multiple section finals games Thursday, including the 7AAA finals between Grand Rapids and Chisago Lakes. The Thunderhawks put up 7 runs in the second inning alone and would continue to dominate. Grand Rapids defeated Chisago Lakes 11-5, claiming their first section title in six years. Categories: High School, Sports

South Ridge Baseball Advances to State Tournament for the First Time in School History

The Panthers defeat Carlton to win first ever 7A section title and advance to the state tournament

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In 7A play, Carlton and South Ridge faced each other in the semi finals earlier in the week. Thursday, the Bulldogs and Panthers met again in the section finals. South Ridge would need to win two games against Carlton to take home the title. The Panthers took game one, forcing the winner-take-all game Thursday evening. The momentum continued…

3rd Annual Eightball Classic

The tournaments hosts pro and amateur pool players from around the world.

DULUTH, Minn. – Over at the break room in Duluth, the 3rd annual Eightball Classic took place Sunday. The event was a “take what you make” style tournament with an entry fee of $1000. The tournament brings in both professional and amateur pool players from all over. But no matter the level, the pressure is on.   Categories: Sports

Huskies Get the Walk Off Win Over Eau Claire

Opening Day at The Wade and a Win for The Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – Today was opening day for the Duluth Huskies as they looked to get the win at home and bump their record up to .500. The Huskies faced the Eau Claire Express. It was a back and forth battle the entire game. In the bottom of the 9th the Huskies were down 7-5 with two outs and bases loaded….

2018 Battle By The Bay AAA Hockey Tournament

54 hockey teams from across the Midwest and Canada came to Duluth for some summer puck.

DULUTH, Minn.- 54 boys hockey teams are in town for the 2018 Battle by the Bay AAA hockey tournaments. The tournament is hosted by Northern Storm, a AAA summer hockey team. Teams throughout the Midwest and even Canada were in attendance. There are seven levels of play throughout the tournament, but you don’t have to be at the AAA level to join….

23rd Annual Kolar Toyota ALS Fishing Tournament

Over 300 anglers braved the elements to raise money for ALS research.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 23rd annual Kolar Toyota ALS fishing tournament is upon us. Yesterday a kickoff for the event was held at UMD. And Saturday, the actual tourney began starting at seven in the morning. The event features two–person team competing on Island Lake. This year teams can choose their fish species: walleye or bass. The teams with the most total combined…

Wolfpack Lacrosse Stays Hot Rolling Past the Rangers

Duluth defeats Forest Lake, advancing to the section semi finals

DULUTH, Minn.- In the second round of the Section 7 boys lacrosse tournament, Duluth hosted Forest Lake at Duluth East High School. The Wolfpack would top the Rangers 8-2. Duluth moves on to the section semi-finals on Monday. hey will host Blaine at Geyhound Field. Categories: High School, Sports

Esko Softball Heads to the State Tournament

Eskomos make their 3rd straight appearance in the state tournament

CLOQUET, Minn.- The 7AA softball finals started Thursday, Esko defeating Virginia to force a winner-take-all game which took place Friday afternoon. Esko got things going early, putting up 3 runs in the second. Virginia battled back, but it wasn’t enough. Esko won 5-2, advancing to the state tournament for their third consecutive year. Categories: High School, Sports

Esko Softball Forces Winner-Take-All Game

Esko senior pitcher Emilee Wilson dominates the Blue Devils.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The 7AA sectionals finals were Thursday afternoon. Esko faced Virginia looking to force a winner-take-all game 2. Emilee Wilson was a force on the mound, striking out batters left and right, leading the Eskomos to a 2-1 victory over Virginia. The Eskomos and Blue Devils will play Friday at 2pm for the final game. Categories: High School, Sports

Carlton Wins Second Straight Sectional Title

The Bulldogs defeat South Ridge in a shutout victory.

CLOQUET, Minn.- After facing each other in the Semi-finals, Carlton and South Ridge went head to head for the sectional championship Thursday afternoon. Carlton came out hot right away, scoring 3 runs in the first. Brynne Mickle was on the mound for the Bulldogs leading them to a 6-0 shutout victory over the Panthers. The Bulldogs move on to the…

Virginia Softball Headed to the Finals

The Bluedevils defeat Moose Lake-Willow River in the sectional semifinals.

CLOQUET, Minn.- 7AA softball semifinals took place Tuesday. Virginia faced Moose Lake Willow River. The Bluedevils came out aggressive from the start, putting up two runs in the top of the second. They went on to score 5 more in the 5th, widening their lead over the Rebels. Virginia took the game 7-3, advancing to the finals. Categories: High School,…

Baseball Playoffs Off to a Stormy Start

7AAA and 7AA sectionals began, but many games were put on pause due to severe thunderstorms.

CLOQUET, Minn.- High school baseball sectional playoffs began today. In 7AAA play, Cloquet hosted Hibbing. Cloquet put up three runs in the second and third inning combined. After that, thunder storms rolled through and the game was called. It will resume Wednesday, picking up exactly where they left off. Also in 7AAA, Duluth Denfeld faced Grand Rapids. Denfeld would put…

Derek Aho New Head Coach of Virginia Boys Basketball

A replacement has been found for the legendary Rich Odell

VIRGINIA, Minn.- Back in April, the legendary Rich Odell retired as head coach of the Virginia boys basketball team. Since then, everyone has been wondering who will be selected to fill these incredibly large shoes? Well, last night it was announced that Derek Aho will be the new head coach of the Blue Devils. Aho actually played for Odell 27 years…

Kohlwey Places 3rd at Nationals

UMD Track member takes 3rd place in 100m hurdles

CHARLOTTE, NC- The Division 2 track and field national championships came to a close yesterday. Where UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey placed third in the 100m hurdles. Heading into yesterday’s finals, Kohlwey was named an All-American for the second year in a row. “I was just so grateful to have qualified again. I was All-American last year. I really wanted to better from…

Northern Star: Duluth Marshall Baseball Pitcher Ben Pederson

The force of nature junior dominate on the mound, at the plate, and in the dugout.

DULUTH, Minn.- Ben Pedersen is a junior pitcher for Duluth Marshall baseball. Standing at 6 foot 5 and weighing in at 235, there’s no question that this guy is a force to be reckoned with in every aspect of the game. “Ben is probably the most important player in our program in terms of his athletic ability on the mound…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Huskies GM Greg Culver

we talk about the upcoming season and new head coach

DULUTH, Minn.- On this week’s Coaches Corner we talk to Duluth Huskies General Manager Greg Culver. We discuss the upcoming season and the new head coach! The Huskies’ season begins Tuesday away. Their home opener will be at Wade Stadium on Sunday June 3. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Lady Wolfpack Dominate Grand Rapids

The Duluth girls lacrosse team get the home win over the Lightning.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Girls Lacrosse team faced Grand Rapids Thursday evening and did not take it easy on them. In the first half alone, the Wolfpack scored nine goals. Grand Rapids battled back later in the game but it was too late. Wolfpack went on to win 17-5. Categories: High School, Sports

Hunters, Hilltoppers Win Season Finales

Duluth Denfeld and Duluth Marshall finishing out their seasons on top.

DULUTH, Minn. – The prep schools’ regulars seasons would come to a close Thursday. Both teams ending on high notes. Denfeld would win in a 6-0 shutout victory over Zimmerman. Duluth Marshall would also have a strong finish, with Ben Pederson on the mound striking out batter after batter, finishing with 10 in six innings of work. Hilltoppers take the…

Hermantown Proctor Lacrosse Falls to Duluth in Season Finale

Hermantown Proctor hosted Duluth for last game of the season, falling by 5

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Hermantown Proctor lacrosse team had their season finale Wednesday against Duluth. The Wolfpack put 2 on the board in the first quarter. The Stealth answered back but, it was not enough. Duluth went on a roll in the second half, taking the game 8-3. Categories: High School, Sports

Stariha And The Spartans Keep On Rollin’

Mady Stariha leads Superior Softball team to a playoff victory

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior softball team hosted Wausau East Wednesday for round one of the playoffs. Mady Stariha was on fire, starting off the game with a 1-2-3 first inning. She was backed up with some major offense. The Spartans put up 17 runs, shutting down the Lumberjacks in 3 innings. Final, 17-2. Categories: High School, Sports

Superior Lacrosse Makes History

The boys and girls teams hosted their first home games in school history

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For the first time in Superior High School history, the Spartans have fielded both a boys and girls lacrosse team. The teams hosted their first home games in program history Wednesday evening against Hudson. The girls put up a good fight but fell to the Raiders 8-6. The boys team also lost, 15-2.     Categories: High…

Northern Star: Esko softball pitcher Emilee Wilson

The Eskomos senior has her team poised for a deep run in the sectional tournament

ESKO, Minn.- From the mound, to the plate, to the dugout, Emilee Wilson is performing at her highest level. The Esko senior takes on every task with the people she cares about in mind. “Just giving my team the best chance to win and just working ahead and just kind of playing my level of softball. And it usually has good…

Bulldogs Running to Nationals

Kohlwey and Trost qualify for the NCAA DII Track and Field Championships

DULUTH, Minn.- Two members of the UMD Track and field team have been selected to represent the Bulldogs at the 2018 NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Junior Danielle Kohlwey and senior Emi Trost are heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. Kohlwey will compete in the 100 meter hurdles and Trost will take part in the 800 meter run. This will be both girls’ third appearance…

St Scholastica Hosts NCAA Baseball Tournament

Wade Stadium was the field to be at for the NCAA Division III Baseball Regionals

DULUTH, Minn.- The NCAA division 3 baseball regionals are in town. St. Scholastica hosted the tournament at Wade stadium. “It’s one of those things where any time you have an opportunity to host a national tournament, we’d like to be considered for that. Considering we had never done it before, I thought it was a good opportunity for us to…

Heritage Center Turns 10

The 10 year anniversary was celebrated with a free community event

DULUTH, Minn. -Providing kids with the opportunity to play sports is important. But it is just as important to have a facility for these opportunities. Essentia Duluth Heritage Center has been that facility for quite some time now,  ten years to be exact. And Sunday, the facility celebrated this milestone by hosting a free event for kids to partake in activities such…

Wolfpack Lacrosse Comes Out On Top

Both Boys and Girls Duluth Lacrosse Teams took the field today and were victorious

DULUTH, Minn.- The boys lacrosse team faced Champlin Park. Throughout the game, the Wolfpack was constantly trailing by one. Jayden Erie scores to tie up the game in the 4th quarter. The game would go into over time, with the winning goal by James Holak. For the Lady Pack, their victory came with ease as they took on Robbinsdale Cooper,…

Hilltoppers Making Every Extra Inning Count

Duluth Marshall goes 1-1 in double header against Champlin Park

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It would be scoreless through the 7th, forcing extra innings. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 9th, Duluth Marshall got some guys in scoring position. Peter Hanson got the walk off hit, ending the game 1-0. The Hilltoppers would fall to the Patriots 8-5 in game 2. Categories: High School, Sports

Spartans Scrape By With a Win

Spartans softball defeats Blaine 1-0

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior softball took on Blaine this afternoon. In the bottom of the first, Mady Stariha got an rbi single, bringing in the only run of the entire game. Final, Superior 1, Blaine 0. Categories: High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Hermantown Softball

Head Coach Tom Bang and Seniors Jenna Reynolds and Katelyn Ewer

DULUTH, Minn.- This week on Coaches Corner, we had Hermantown Softball Coach Tom Bang along with seniors Jenna Reynolds and Katelyn Ewer. We discuss Coach’s 700th career win, UMD superstar Jordyn Thomas, and what the team is expecting out of playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Duluth FC Falls in Round 2 of U.S. Open Cup

St. Louis FC moves on to the next round.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC entered round two of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday evening.  The Bluegreens took on professional team, St. Louis FC, and fell behind quickly in the first half.. The game would remain scoreless for Duluth FC, losing 2-0 and ending their tournament run. Categories: Sports


UMD Women's Hockey Coach, Maura Crowell, named USA U18 head coach.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD Women’s Hockey coach Maura Crowell has been tagged as the USA U18 head coach for the first time in her career. She previously served as both an assistant coach and associate head coach. So far Crowell’s hire has been a massive success for UMD, including a 6–4 WCHA post season record and a 2017 appearance in the NCAA Regionals….

Bulldogs Are On To The Super Regionals

UMD beats Emporia State 9-1, winning their first NCAA Regional title

WINONA, Minn.- The lady Bulldogs took on Emporia State Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division II Regionals. Freshman, and Hermantown native, Jordyn Thomas would get things started in the first with a three run homer. After that, there was no stopping UMD. Seniors Hannah Schmoll and NAtalie Wright also had back to back home runs, making this the seventh time…

From A Spartan to a Bearcat

Superior softball pitcher, Mady Stariha, verbally commits to Binghampton University's Division I program

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Mady Stariha is a junior member of the Superior softball team serving as the star pitcher for the Spartans, dominating the mound any chance she gets. But getting to this point didn’t come easy. Before this season, Stariha had barely seen any playing time. “The first two years were an adjusting period coming in as a freshman and having…

Wolfpack Lax Tops Forest Lake to Remain Undefeated

Duluth defeats Lake Forest to improve their seasonal record to 7-0

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth High School Lacrosse team dominated Forest Lake Saturday afternoon. Jackson Hill had 5 of the 9 goals for the Wolfpack and Jayden Erie had the remaining four. Next up for Duluth, a road trip to take on Grand Rapids. Categories: High School, Sports

CSS Falls In UMAC Championship Game

Bethany Lutheran breaks the Saints' 20 year winning streak

DULUTH, Minn.- For the past 20 years, St. Scholastica Baseball has been the reigning champion of the UMAC Tournament title. Today the Saints went head to head with Bethany Lutheran, losing game one 17-7, leading to a winner take all Championship game Saturday evening. The score was tied at 1 through the 7th inning. In the top of the 8th,…

Eskomos Walk Off With a Win

Eskomos battle back against Hermantown, defeating the Hawks with a walk off hit

ESKO, Minn.- Esko went head to head with Hermantown Friday. The Hawks were up 2-3 through the top of the 7th inning. But, the Eskomos took full advantage of their last at bats. Carter Northey got things going with an RBI single up the middle. That brought in Ryan Nelson for the tying run. James Legarde would end the game…

Coaches Corner: New UMD Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach Adam Krause

The former UMD Bulldog and Hermantown native talks about the new gig.

DULUTH, Minn. — For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from new UMD men’s hockey assistant coach Adam Krause as he talks about his decision to join Scott Sandelin’s staff, as well as what he brings to the team in terms of local ties and playing experience. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

‘Jackets Eliminated, Saints Advance in UMAC Tournament

UWS falls to Northwestern 10-9 while CSS advances to the UMAC title game.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMAC baseball tournament continued at Wade Stadium Friday afternoon. Wisconsin-Superior played in an elimination game against Northwestern. The Yellowjackets led 9-5 going into the seventh. Then the Eagles scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh, including a walk-off two-run double to eliminate UWS from the playoffs. St. Scholastica took care of business on their…

Late Surge Pushes Hermantown Past St Francis

hawks score five runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat the saints 7-4

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Hermantown hosted St. Francis Friday afternoon. At the top of the sixth the score was tied 2-2. But, in the bottom of the inning, Hermantown sprang into action, putting up 5 runs. Hawks took the game 7-4. Categories: High School, Sports

Softball Preps: Superior, Denfeld Come Out On Top

Spartans defeat Rice Lake 1-0, Hunters top Marshall 11-2

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Spartans hosted Rice Lake Thursday afternoon. Junior pitcher and recent Binghampton University commit, Mady Stariha was on fire with eight strikeouts. Stariha also drove in the only run of the game as the Spartans defeated the Warriors 1-0. In other action, Duluth Denfeld knocked off Duluth Marshall 11-2. Categories: High School, Sports

Cloquet Gets Home Win Over Rivals Proctor

Lumberjacks defeat the Rails 9-3 in a battle of top ranked teams

CLOQUET, Minn.- Two of the best high school baseball teams in the Northland went head to head at Mettner Field on Thursday as Cloquet hosted Proctor. The Lumberjacks got the win 9-3 as they push their record to 8-3. The Rails fall to an identical 8-3. Categories: High School, Sports

CSS Dominates UWS in UMAC Baseball Tournament

The Saints defeat the Yellowjackets 19-4

DULUTH, Minn. – UWS started their day taking on Northland College at Wade Stadium. The Yellowjackets showed no mercy, crushing the Lumberjacks 14-2. But that luck would not continue with them into the second game against CSS. The Saints got things going early, putting up 8 runs in the first inning alone. Jake Sande was on the mound for St…

WEB EXTRA: Duluth FC Advances to Second Round of U.S. Open Cup

The Bluegreens defeat the Fusion 5-4 in a penalty shootout.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth FC took on Dakota Fusion FC in round one of their first ever U.S. Open Cup tournament. The Bluegreens hosted the Fusion Wednesday night at Malosky Stadium. In the first half, Duluth FC found themselves down 1-0 within the first minute of the match. But later on, the Bluegreens would get their first goal of the season,…

Steven Neutzling Leads St Scholastica to UMAC Tournament

The senior captain reached his 200th career hit just a few weeks ago

DULUTH — Steven Neutzling is a four year member and captain of the St Scholastica baseball team. Since high school Neutzling has been known for his tremendous performance at the plate. Which is why it came as no surprise when he achieved his 200th career hit just a few weeks ago. “It was kind of a little bit of a relief I…

Walking For A Cure

Walk MS took place in Duluth Saturday Morning to raise money for finding a cure for the disease

DULUTH– Ending MS for good requires efforts from everyone, whether you have a connection to the disease, or not. Saturday morning over three hundred people showed up to ‘Walk MS’- fundraising walk for the disease- starting at the canal park Hampton Inn and continuing along the lakewalk in Duluth. The walk has both a one and a three mile route. “It’s…