Author: Nick Franck

Making the Cut: Serving it up with Virginia

Nick Picked up a Racket and Tried out for the Virginia Tennis Team

“Hey everybody. In this edition of ‘Making the Cut’ I’m going to take my talents to the tennis courts with the reigning section 7A champs, Virginia. I’m here with coach Mauston. Coach, what skills and what are you looking at from me to make the cut of your team?””Well I think Nick, the most important thing I can tell you, have a great attitude, work hard and make sure you’re having fun because that’s the name of the game here in Virginia. It’s worked well for coach Gunderson and myself for many, many years.”

Finest Fairways: Minnesota National Golf Course

A Hidden Gem Only Found in McGregor

“Hey Northland, in this week’s edition of Finest Fairways, I hit up Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor to find out what makes this course a true diamond in the rough.””It’s an unexpected golf course when you come out here. You get out here and find out that this is here and get out and play a few holes and just immediately, hey this place is a gem,” said Director of Golf Kristopher Boike.

Huskies a Northland Tradition

Players Enjoying the New Challenges & Experiences

The Duluth Huskies have been a staple in the Northland for summer ball players who are experiencing new challenges.”It’s a little different than school ball because we play every day. It’s more of a minor league setting because we’re on the road and back at home and on the road again. It’s been an adjustment, but it’s been good,” said pitcher Austin Carpenter.

Saints Relying on Strong Mix of Vets & Rookies

14-7 Start to Season

The St. Scholastica baseball team is preparing for it’s first two game conference home series of the season this weekend, when it welcome’s Crown University to town.The Saints are off to another great start to the their season thanks in part to strong veteran leadership and a dash of some really good young players.”Good mix of veterans and young guys willing to put in the effort every day, but there is definitely room to improve,” said junior Austin Colvard.”We have guys, juniors and seniors, who necessarily aren’t playing big roles on the field but provide great leadership when we are inside for our practice sessions. It’s a pretty good crew that we have from our rookies all the way to our veteran leaders,” said Saints coach Corey Kemp. 

Wilderness Confident Going into Playoffs

Play Coulee Region in First Round

Playoff hockey fever is running wild around the Northland. The Minnesota Wilderness dropping the puck in round one of the NAHL playoffs tomorrow night.It’s been a long, successful year for the Wilderness who earned home ice in the opening round of the playoffs and are quite confident going in to tomorrow night.”It’s been a long season for these guys, 60 games so I think everybody’s excited for the 2nd season of playoffs to be coming. There’s been some energy in the locker room, on the ice and hopefully it carries over to tomorrow night,” said Wilderness coach Corey Millen.”Our confidence is high. We know we have the skill to make it all the way. We feel pretty good. We’ve beat them 7 times, lost to them once, but we had a pretty good weekend against them last, 2 weekends ago so I think we’re pretty strong in that regard,” said Darian Romanko