Author: Neil Vierzba

Prep Soccer: Duluth Denfeld Boys Blank Princeton on Home Turf

Parker Chastey and Matt Eklund would be the goal scorers for the Hunters.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Denfeld boy’s soccer team picked up their 9th win of the season on Monday, shutting out Princeton 2-0. Parker Chastey and Matt Eklund would be the goal scorers for the Hunters. Camden Rask would stop all five shots that came his way in net for his 5th shut out of the year. Denfeld (9-4-1) will next…

Prep Tennis: Cloquet Advances in Section 7AA Tournament

With the win, the Lumberjacks will next play top seeded Elk River on Tuesday.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet girls tennis team is on to the next round of the Section 7AA tournament after defeating Duluth Denfeld 6 to 1 in the play-in game. With the win, the Lumberjacks will next play top seeded Elk River on Tuesday. Categories: High School, Sports

UMD Men’s & Women’s Hockey Ranked 4th, Three Players Pick Up Weekly Honors

Emma Soderberg, Maggie Flaherty, and Ben Steeves would earn weekly honors as well.

DULUTH, Minn.- Both the Men’s and Women’s USCHO polls dropped this afternoon. The Bulldog men move up one spot to number four after their opening weekend sweep of Arizona State. They will head into a bye week before playing at Mankato a week from Friday. As for the women’s squad, they stay put at number four after picking up two…

Prep Football: Hermantown, Duluth Denfeld, Proctor, & Superior All Pick Up Wins

The Hermantown football team would pick up a big road win on Friday, defeating Cloquet 28 to 14.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Hermantown football team would pick up a big road win on Friday, defeating Cloquet 28 to 14. Some other scores from Friday’s action: Aitkin 6, Duluth Denfeld 13 FINAL Pine City 14, Proctor 21 FINAL Eau Claire Memorial 13, Superior 34 FINAL Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Soccer: Hermantown Boys Grab Road Win, Proctor Girls Shut Out Denfeld

The Hawks will next be in action on Saturday when they host Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Hermantown boys soccer team would go on the road on Thursday and come back with a win as they defeated Superior 4-0. The Hawks will next be in action on Saturday when they host Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. In other soccer action, the Proctor girls team would defeat Duluth Denfeld 1-0. Proctor (4-11) will next play at Hermantown on October…

#4 Bulldogs Continue East Coast Trip with Games vs. St. Lawrence & Penn State

UMD will hit the ice at 5 PM Thursday to face St. Lawrence.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team will continue their road trip out east with a pair of contests. First up is St. Lawrence University on Thursday. A team the Bulldogs have seen once before. UMD played at St. Lawrence back on November 27th of 2021. It would take overtime, but the Bulldogs would travel home with a smile on…

Prep Volleyball: Ely Improves to 15-0, Cloquet Picks Up Win Number 10 on the Year

The Timberwolves (15-0) will next host Northeast Range on October 3rd.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Ely volleyball team picked up another win on Tuesday, defeating Duluth Marshall in straight sets. The Timberwolves (15-0) will next host Northeast Range on October 3rd. In other volleyball action, Cloquet would top Esko in a battle of nine win teams. Cloquet (10-2) will play at Duluth Denfeld on Thursday. Categories: High School, Sports

UMD Football Looks to Correct Mistakes in Homecoming Game vs. Moorhead

Gbor and the Bulldogs will hit the field at noon to take on the Dragons.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD football team would give undefeated Sioux Falls everything they had on Saturday. But ultimately, the Dogs fell short 34 to 31 to go to 2-2 on the season. UMD will be once again looking to bounce back at home versus MSU-Moorhead and even better news is, it will be homecoming week. So, the Bulldogs will have…

Prep Volleyball: Hermantown & Proctor Protect Home Courts with Wins

Hermantown (13-1) will next be in action on Tuesday when they play at Rock Ridge.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Hermantown volleyball team picked up win number 13 on the season on Monday, defeating Pine City in straight sets. Hermantown (13-1) will next be in action on Tuesday when they play at Rock Ridge. In other volleyball action, Proctor would take down Two Harbors in straight sets. The Rails will play at Grand Rapids on Tuesday. Categories:…

UMD Lands at #4 in USCHO Poll, Bell Named WCHA Defender of the Week

Next up for UMD is a contest against St. Lawrence University on Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn.- After dominating their series with Long Island University from start to finish. The UMD women’s hockey team is moving up in the latest USCHO poll. The Bulldogs are now the number four team in the country, a one spot increase from a week ago. UMD would outscore Long Island 9-1 and on top of that, they would outshoot…

Prep Football: Cloquet Holds Off Duluth East, Hermantown Handles Denfeld, Northwestern Stays Unbeaten

The Cloquet football team would pick up their 3rd win of the season on Friday, defeating Duluth East 14 to 8.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Cloquet football team would pick up their 3rd win of the season on Friday, defeating Duluth East 14 to 8. In other football action, Hermantown would improve to 2-2 after topping Duluth Denfeld 54 to 13. And in Wisconsin, Northwestern stays unbeaten with a 50 to 0 victory over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Volleyball: Cloquet & Esko Grab Home Court Victories

The Lumberjacks will next play the Eskomos on September 27th.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet volleyball team would pick up their fifth straight win on Thursday, defeating Greenway in four sets. In other volleyball action, Esko improved to 9-2 after taking South Ridge 3 to 1. The Lumberjacks will next play the Eskomos on September 27th. Categories: High School, Sports

#5 UMD to Face Long Island University for First Time in Program History

The first game at Long Island takes place Saturday at 6:45.

DULUTH, Minn.- It is officially game week for the 5th ranked UMD women’s hockey team. An interesting matchup awaits, as they’ll be facing a team they have never seen before. The Bulldogs will head to East Meadow, New York to face Long Island University out of the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance. Although they did face a common opponent last…

Crowded Backfield Helping UMD Football Find Space on the Field

UMD's next game is on the road at Sioux Falls on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD football team was able to get things back on track Saturday, as they improved to 2-1 with a 28 to 6 victory over Upper Iowa. The Bulldogs would take it to the ground for most of the contest. A total of 9 players accounted for 317 yards rushing in the victory. The lead dogs in the…

CSS Women’s Soccer Drops Home Contest to UW-La Crosse

The Eagles had four different goal scorers in the contest.

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica women’s soccer team welcomed in a strong UW-La Crosse team on Tuesday. Unfortunately, they were unable to get the win as they fell 4-0. The Eagles had four different goal scorers in the contest. St. Scholastica (1-5-1) will next be in action on Saturday when they host Augsburg. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey 5th in First USCHO Poll

UMD will open the season a week from Saturday, welcoming in Arizona State for a two game series.

DULUTH, Minn.- The first USCHO men’s hockey poll came out Monday afternoon. And like the UMD women’s hockey team, the men’s team will also begin the year in the number five spot. The Bulldogs are one of three teams in the NCHC to land in the top five. As they join Denver who was ranked number and North Dakota who…

Prep Football: Duluth East, Esko, Duluth Denfeld, and New Richmond Earn Victories

Duluth East football would rally from a 14 point deficit to defeat Hermantown 28 to 14 on Friday.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Duluth East football would rally from a 14 point deficit to defeat Hermantown 28 to 14 on Friday. Here are some other scores from around the Northland: Esko 56, Proctor 0 FINAL Rock Ridge 6, Duluth Denfeld 25 FINAL New Richmond 28, Superior 18 FINAL   Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Matt Krivinchuk

For this week's segment we hear from Proctor's head football coach, Matt Krivinchuk.

PROCTOR, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we caught up with head football coach at Proctor, Matt Krivinchuk. The Rails are coming off their first win since 2020, defeating Hibbing 18 to 0 on September 9th. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Volleyball Improves to 11-0 with Straight Set Sweep Against MSU-Moorhead

UMD (11-0) will next face Northern State on Saturday at 2 PM.

DULUTH, Minn- The UMD Volleyball team improved to 11-0 on Friday after they defeated MSU-Moorhead 3-0. Sydney Lanoue and Cianna Selbitschka each had 13 kills to lead the team. UMD (11-0) will next face Northern State on Saturday at 2 PM. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Soccer: Wins for C-E-C & Duluth Marshall Boys, Esko Girls

Thursday's win marks the 6th overall victory for the Lumberjacks.

  CLOQUET, Minn.- The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team would rally from a 2-0 deficit on Thursday, to defeat Duluth East 3-2. Thursday’s win marks the 6th overall victory for the Lumberjacks. In other boys action, Duluth Marshall would handle Proctor by a final of 5 to 1. And in girls action, Esko improved to 7-1 with the 2 to nothing…

UWS Volleyball Sweeps Hamline to Pick Up 3rd Victory

Kaylin Plautz tallied 10 kills to lead the Yellowjackets offensively.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UWS volleyball team snapped a three game losing streak on Wednesday, sweeping Hamline 3-0. Kaylin Plautz tallied 10 kills to lead the Yellowjackets offensively. Colleen Claude would chip in with 13 assists and 10 digs. UWS (3-6) will next play at St. Scholastica on Saturday. Categories: College, Sports

Wilson’s Hat Trick Propels UWS Past Northland 5-0

Niya Wilson would net a hat trick to lead the Yellowjackets in the victory.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UWS women’s soccer team would have a big 2nd half on Wednesday to defeat Northland 5-0. Niya Wilson would net a hat trick to lead the Yellowjackets in the victory. Kamryn Hill and Allison Alessi would account for the other goals for UWS. UWS (1-2-2) will play at UW-River Falls on Saturday. Categories: College, Sports

UMD’s Hughes & Crowell Speak at WCHA Media Day

UMD's first game is September 24th at Long Island University.

DULUTH, Minn.- The WCHA held their annual WCHA media day on Wednesday. Among the topics was the strength of the conference this season. UMD is coming off a year in which they made the National Championship, eventually falling to Ohio State. In the latest WCHA coaches poll, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were all in front of the Bulldogs. Head…

UW-Superior Announces New Stadium, Set to Open in Fall 2023

Construction on the facility will begin in the Spring of 2023.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s been a long time since the UWS soccer teams as well as the track squads had a home contest on campus. 2016 to be exact. That will end in the fall of 2023. As this afternoon the school announced plans to build a new stadium on campus. Superior Choice Credit Union Stadium will be the future home…

UMD Football Eyes to Get Back in Win Column Against Upper Iowa

The Bullogs will hit the field Saturday to take on the Peacocks at 6pm.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD football team fell short on the road this past weekend, as they dropped their first game of the season to Minnesota State Mankato 17 to 10. UMD would struggle offensively for most of the contest as they only found the end zone once, that being in the 3rd quarter. Their airgame was a big reason for…

Prep Soccer: Duluth East Boys Rally for 4-3 Victory Over Grand Rapids

Duluth East (5-2) will next play at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton on Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth East boys soccer team would use a late charge in the 2nd half on Tuesday to defeat Grand Rapids 4 to 3. With over 11 minutes left in the game, Will Smith would tie the game at three a piece. Over two minutes later, Grady Downs gave the Greyhounds the lead for good as he headed…

Hughes & Bell Named to Preseason All WCHA Team, Bulldogs 4th in Coaches Poll

Goalie Emma Soderberg was the only other UMD player to receive votes.

DULUTH, Minn.- The preseason All WCHA team was announced on Tuesday afternoon. And no surprise as All-Americans Gabbie Hughes and Ashton Bell would make the squad. Hughes is coming off a spectacular season that helped her be one of the top 3 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier award. Bell wasn’t no slouch either as she finished the season the seventh-highest…

Wilderness Name Brett Skinner as Permanent Head Coach

Skinner, previously served as an assistant for the Sioux Falls Stampede.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The Minnesota Wilderness are making a coaching change after opening up the season this past weekend. Today, the team announced they are promoting associate head coach Brett Skinner to the head coaching position. David Boitz who previously served as the head coach, is also the GM and he is stepping down to focus solely on that postion. Skinner,…

UMD Women’s Hockey Lands at #5 in First USCHO Poll

UMD will hit the ice in a little less than two weeks when they face Long Island on September 24th.

DULUTH, Minn.- The first USCHO preseason women’s hockey poll came in on Monday afternoon. And coming in at number five is the UMD Bulldogs. UMD is one of four WCHA teams to grab the top five spots. The Bulldogs are coming off a season in which they fell in the National Title game to Ohio State, the number one team…

Marshall’s Ilsa Lindaman Commits to St. Thomas

Just last season, Lindaman had 34 goals and 55 points and helped the Hilltoppers to a 17-8 overall record.

DULUTH, Minn.- A Duluth Marshall hockey standout is making the next step in her career. Ilsa lindaman announced her verbal commitment to the University of St. Thomas today. Just last season, Lindaman had 34 goals and 55 points and helped the Hilltoppers to a 17-8 overall record. Those 34 goals tied for 9th among all class a skaters. Lindaman has two…

Prep Volleyball: Grand Rapids & Hermantown Pick Up Straight Set Wins

The Thunderhawks (4-0) will next play at Hibbing on Tuesday.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Grand Rapids volleyball team kept their undefeated streak alive on Thursday, defeating Duluth Denfeld in straight sets. The Thunderhawks (4-0) will next play at Hibbing on Tuesday. In other volleyball action, Hermantown would also stay unbeaten as they took down Proctor in straight sets. The Hawks (4-0) will be at Greenway also on Tuesday. Categories: High School,…

Former Bulldog Sidney Morin Hired by Carolina Hurricanes

Morin last played for the Bulldogs in 2017, in which she tallied 8 goals and 16 assists.

RALEIGH, NC.- A former UMD standout defenseman is now a scout in the NHL. Sidney Morin has been hired by the Carolina Hurricanes. Morin last played for the Bulldogs in 2017, in which she tallied 8 goals and 16 assists. Following her college career, she made stops for multiple professional teams in Sweden and Switzerland. And just recently she signed…

UWS Men’s Soccer Notches 1st Win in Home Opener vs. Bethel

Next up, UWS will be at Concordia (MN) on Saturday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The UWS men’s soccer team finally was able to get in the win column on Wednesday, defeating Bethel 2-0. Gavin Watkinson and Blake Perry would be the goal scorers for UWS. Next up, UWS will be at Concordia (MN) on Saturday. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Volleyball Hoping to Continue Stellar Offensive Play into Conference Matchups

UMD opens up their conference slate this weekend when they head to North Dakota to face Minot State and UMary.

DULUTH, Min.- UMD volleyball is moving up in the latest AVCA poll. And rightfully so, as the Bulldogs added four wins over the weekend at the University of Indianapolis invitational. The Bulldogs are up to number 14, after previously being in the number 21 spot a week ago. In each one of UMD’s contests over the weekend, the Bulldogs had…

UMD Football Aims to Clean Up Mistakes Before 1st Road Contest

Kick-off against the Mavericks is set for 6 pm on Saturday.

DULUTH, Min.- The UMD football team started the year any team would want to start the year. And that’s with a win as they picked up the 10 point victory over Southwest Minnesota State. But that win didn’t come without a little bit of drama. The Bulldogs would bring in backup quarterback Logan Graetz after their starter Garrett Olson went…

Prep Football: Cloquet, Esko, & Menomonie All Pick Up Wins

It was opening week for prep football teams in Minnesota and in Wisconsin it was Week 3.

CLOQUET, Min.- It was opening week for prep football teams in Minnesota and in Wisconsin it was Week 3. Here’s a look at some of the scores: Proctor 0, Cloquet 57. FINAL Esko 53, Duluth Denfeld 0. FINAL Menomonie 41, Superior 7. FINAL Northwestern 46, Spooner 0. FINAL North Central 36, Cromwell-Wright 6. FINAL Barnum 6, Two Harbors 28. FINAL…

Coaches Corner: Mike Heffernan

The Saints open their season up on Saturday as they take on Sewanee.

DULUTH, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we caught up with the head football coach at St. Scholastica Mike Heffernan. The Saints open their season up on Saturday as they take on Sewanee. Heffernan talks about the matchup as well as all the challenges the team has faced the last three seasons. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports