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Hunters’ Schneeweis Signs NLI for U-Mary

The dynamic Denfeld hitter is taking her talents to the Marauders.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Denfeld outside hitter Caitlin Schneeweis signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at the University of Mary. The Marauders play in Bismarck, North Dakota which is about seven and a half hours away. So while some people look to stay close, Schneeweis was just looking for the best fit, regardless of distance. “I’ve always…

Spartans Celebrate National Signing Day with Three Signings

Caleigh Jensen, Conner Fonger and Erin Walpole will be playing college athletics next fall.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It was a busy National Signing Day at Superior High School as three student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent. Caleigh Jensen will be joining the volleyball team at Winona State. Conner Fonger signed his NLI to play baseball at Minnesota State-Crookston. And Erin Walpole won’t be going too far to play college soccer as she signed…

Cardinals Football Looking for First Championship Appearance in Eight Years

The Cromwell-Wright football team will look to make history in the state semi-finals on Thursday.

CROMWELL, Minn. – Thursday morning, the Cromwell-Wright football team will look to punch their ticket to the state championship game for the first time since 2010. And it was also the last time the Cardinals won a state title, so lots of history will be on the line at U.S. Bank Stadium. The only thing standing in their way are…

Trio of Hilltopper Baseball Players Sign NLIs

Ben Pedersen, Peter Hasen and Maddux Baggs will be playing college baseball across the country.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Marshall baseball team had three players sign their National Letters of Intent Wednesday afternoon. Standout pitcher Ben Pedersen is going Division I to the University of Missouri. Pitcher and shortstop Peter Hansen will also go Division I as he signed with Bradley University in Illinois. And infielder Maddux Baggs will be joining the defending Division…

Regular Season Around the Corner for Saints Men’s Basketball

The CSS men's basketball team will take part in the Loras Tournament to open their regular season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s basketball team are getting set to open their regular season with the Loras Tournament in Dubuque, Iowa, starting Friday night. The Saints are coming off a rough exhibition loss to UMD, but they say the game plan is to come out with a lot more energy for the season opener. “Coach always talks…

Bulldogs Football Hope Weather Adds to Home Field Advantage

The UMD football team will be taking on Texas A&M-Commerce.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the UMD football team is hoping the weather will play a big factor as they will host their first playoff game since 2014. The Bulldogs will take on the defending national champs Texas A&M-Commerce for the first time ever. The first part of Tuesday’s practice was held inside Romano Gym due to the temperatures outside….

Bulldogs Draw Central Missouri in NCAA Volleyball Tournament

The UMD volleyball team will take on Central Missouri for the first time since 2012.

DULUTH, Minn. – We’ve all known for a while now that the UMD volleyball team would make it to the NCAA tournament. The question has always been: who would they face? And Sunday night, the Bulldogs found out who their opponent will be. UMD nabbed the #2 seed in the Central region and will take on 7th seed Central Missouri….

‘Jackets Men’s Basketball Win Season Opener over Lions

The UWS men's basketball team got a big win over Finlandia 76-63.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Montroy Scott led all scorers with 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team won their season opener over Finlandia 76-63 Friday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Mac Reykdal also chipped in with 23 points, while Andrew McGill scored 12 for the Yellowjackets. UWS will wrap up the Merrill Thompson Tip-Off Classic…

Yellowjackets Hockey Fall at Home to Gusties

The UWS men's hockey team would score three goals, but it wouldn't be enough against Gustavus Adolphus.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In a high-scoring affair at Wessman Arena, the Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey team fell to Gustavus Adolphus 5-3 Friday night. Chad Lopez, Andrew Durham and Arthur Terchiyez all scored for the Yellowjackets. AJ Smith finished with 28 saves for UWS, who fall to 1-3-1 on the season. The Yellowjackets will be back at home Saturday night as they…

Hawks Fall to Willmar in State Football Quarterfinals

Hermantown had no answers for Willmar as they get shutout 44-0.

MONTICELLO, Minn. – In a game that got ugly early on, Willmar knocked off Hermantown 44-0 Friday night in the Class AAAA state quarterfinals from Monticello High School. The Cardinals jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and would roll from there. Hermantown ends their season with a 9-2 record in the first year under head coach…

Agates Head to Brainerd for State Football Quarterfinals

The Two Harbors football team will face Perham in the Class AAA state quarterfinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The high school football state tournament kicks off Friday with quarterfinals action throughout the state. But not everyone is playing as Two Harbors gets an extra day of practice. The Agates will be in action Saturday as they take on Perham High School. It will be the first trip to the state tournament in 41 years. But…

Yellowjackets Men’s Basketball Open Season with Merrill Thompson Tip-Off Classic

The Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team will host the tournament this weekend at the Mortorelli Gym.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team will open their regular season Friday night with the 9th annual Merril Thompson Tip-off Classic. The tournament will feature three other teams with the ‘Jackets hosting the festivities. And for the players, they are just happy to get the season started. “We finally get to play. It’s been a long time coming….

Season Finale Ahead for Saints Football

The St. Scholastica football team will face Macmurray on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the St. Scholastica football team will be putting a bow on their regular season. They’ll head to Macmurray for the season finale with a chance to finish with a possible share of the regular season conference title. For the seniors, it will be a bittersweet game as they wrap up their college careers. “I had…

Saints Men’s Hockey Set to Host Home Opener This Weekend

The St. Scholastica men's hockey team will take on Concordia (WI) at Mars Lakeview Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s hockey team will host their first two home games this weekend. First up is a showdown against Concordia (WI), who were picked to finish one spot behind the Saints in the NCHA Preseason Coaches’ poll. And although the Falcons are winless, they are not a team to be taken lightly. “I saw them…

Yellowjackets Soccer Expecting Better Results for Second Trip to NCAA Tourney

The Wisconsin-Superior men's soccer team will face Augsburg in the opening round.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin–Superior men’s soccer team are getting set for their second straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Last season didn’t go as planned, as the ‘Jackets fell to St. Thomas 4–3 in the opening round. But there was a lot to learn from that experience that can be used this weekend to try and come up with…

Carlton Volleyball Falls in State Quarterfinals

The Bulldogs took the second set, but couldn't hold off Ada-Borup.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In the Class A volleyball state quarterfinals, #4 seed Ada-Borup knocked off #5 seed Carlton 3-1 Thursday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center. The Bulldogs built a 22-15 lead in the first set, but the Cougars battled back to win 27-25. Carlton looked better in the second, winning that one by the same score. But Ada-Borup…

Saints’ Isaac Boedigheimer Eyeing Trip to Nationals

The Cloquet native missed going to nationals last season by less than one second.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica cross country runner Isaac Boedigheimer will be taking part in the NCAA Division III Central Regional championships. Last year, the Cloquet native and 2018 UMAC individual champion missed qualifying for nationals by less than a second, so the sophomore has a lot to be excited about this time around. The NCAA central regionals will take…

Bulldogs Top Yellowjackets in Women’s Basketball Exhibition

UMD hosted UWS in an exhibition game at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – In just their second game of the season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin-Superior 73-47 in an exhibition game at Romano Gym on Wednesday night. Brooke Olson led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Sarah Grow also chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Hannah Norlin scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds…

Saints’ Morgan Friday Earns UMAC Player and Rookie of the Year Honors

The Duluth native led the conference with 17 goals and was second in points with 35.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica women’s soccer freshman forward Morgan Friday was named UMAC Rookie of the Year, as well as UMAC Player of the Year. The Duluth native led the conference with 17 goals and was second in points with 35. Midfielder Rachel Dixon and defender Lexie DeWall were named to the first team. And on the all-conference second…

‘Jackets Allison DeGroot Named UMAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year

Kelli Graham and Madison Gutekunst earned all-conference first team honors for UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The UMAC announced their end of the season awards for women’s soccer and Wisconsin–Superior’s Allison DeGroot was named UMAC Coach of the Year. The second-year coach led the ‘Jackets to a four–win improvement from last season, en route to their first-ever playoff appearance, first-ever playoff win and first-ever UMAC championship appearance. Defender Kelli Graham and goalkeeper Madison…

UMD Men’s Hockey Back to Work After Bye Week

The Bulldogs get set for conference play, which starts this weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are back at practice this week, getting ready for the start of conference play this weekend. The Bulldogs are still the #1 team in the country, which helped keep them at ease with an early-season bye week. “The bye weeks were spread out a little better I think to give us a…

Hawks Football Ready for Return to State Tournament

The Hermantown football team are back in the state tournament for the first time since 2015.

PROCTOR, Minn. – This weekend, the Minnesota High School Football Tournament kicks off with quarterfinals action from all over the state. For the Hermantown Hawks, their match-up will send them over two and a half hours away. This is the first time Hermantown has been to the state tournament since 2015. This week, the Hawks are practicing at Egerdahl Field…

UWS Women’s Basketball Get Set to Open Season vs. UMD

The Yellowjackets will face the Bulldogs in an exhibition game on Wednesday.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team are getting ready to open their season Wednesday night. First up is an exhibition with their neighbors from across the bridge: Minnesota Duluth. The game will give the ‘Jackets the chance to face some top–level competition before they open the regular season. “A lot of our going-into-the-season exhibition games are with D2…

Bulldogs Volleyball Advance to NSIC Semi-Finals

UMD knocked off Upper Iowa 3-1 in the first round of the NSIC tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hanna Meyer finished with 20 kills as the UMD volleyball team defeated Upper Iowa 3-1 in the first round of the NSIC tournament. The Peacocks would surprise some and take the second set from UMD. But the Bulldogs battled back to take the second and third sets. They now move on to face Sioux Falls, who got…

‘Jackets Joe Mooney Named UMAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year

Blake Perry was named Rookie of the Year and A.J. Olson was named Defensive Player of the Year.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The UMAC announced the end of the season awards and Wisconsin-Superior took home three of the major awards. Head coach Joe Mooney was named UMAC Coach of the Year after leading the ‘Jackets to a regular season and conference tournament win. Freshman Blake Perry was named Rookie of the Year, thanks to a ten–goal campaign this past…

UMD Football Have Their Eyes on Undefeated Season

Bulldogs trying to become the sixth team in program history to finish regular season undefeated.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is heading into the final week of the regular season. This weekend, they’ll take on Northern State with a chance to become just the sixth team in program history to finish the regular season undefeated. “It’s a great accomplishment. We come out here each and every week, trying to get to 1-0. And…

Carlton Volleyball Ready to Make Some Noise at State Tournament

This is the Bulldogs' first trip to the state tournament since 2014.

CARLTON, Minn. – This past summer, the Carlton softball team advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. Most of the girls on that team also play volleyball, and they’ve been able to carry over that success to another state tournament run. The Bulldogs volleyball team are heading back to state for the first time since…

Yellowjackets’ Deadrick Named UMAC Volleyball Coach of the Year

Emily VerWay and Cami Sletta earned UMAC First Team recognition as well.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The UMAC volleyball season has come and gone, but the awards are just coming in. And Wisconsin-Superior picked up one of the major ones for their head coach. For the first time in her illustrious career, Lynne Deadrick was named UMAC Coach of the Year. The UWS all–time leader in wins led the ‘Jackets to a 20–12…

UWS Men’s Soccer to Face Augsburg in NCAA First Round

The Yellowjackets defeated the Auggies earlier in the season.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team found out on Monday that they will face Augsburg in the first round of the NCAA DIII tournament. The Yellowjackets defeated the Auggies 4–1 back on September 11th. The match will take place Saturday on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Start time is set at 1:30….

Laura Harmon Named New UMD Women’s XC and T&F Head Coach

Harmon was introduced to the media Monday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – Laura Harmon has been named the new head coach of the Minnesota Duluth women’s cross country and track and field teams. She will be taking over at the end of this month. She currently holds the same position at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA, leading both programs to the California Junior College Championships. The Vancouver, WA native…

Two Harbors Win First Football Section Title in 41 Years

Two Harbors defeated Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 26-18 in the section 7AAA championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – Karsen Holm scored a 100-yard walk-off pick-six to end the game as Two Harbors knocked off Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 26-18 in the section 7AAA championship game at Malosky Stadium. The win gives the Agates their first section title since 1977. In other section championships, Deer River defeated Blackduck 26-6 to win the section 7A title, while Moose Lake-Willow River topped…

Yellowjackets Men’s Soccer Win to Set Up UMAC Title Rematch with Saints

The Wisconsin-Superior men's soccer team defeated Crown College 6-2 in the UMAC semi-finals

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A five-goal outburst in the second half gave the Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team the win over Crown College 6-2 Wednesday night in the UMAC semi-finals. James Bruce scored two goals, while Blake Doyea, Elliot Chapman, Fernando Bicalho and Eric Watson also found the back of the net for the Yellowjackets. The win sets up a fourth-straight UMAC…

Yellowjackets, Saints Fall in UMAC Volleyball Tournament

Wisconsin-Superior fell to Minnesota Morris 3-2, while St. Scholastica lost to Northwestern 3-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In the UMAC volleyball semi-finals, #2 seed Wisconsin-Superior went the distance with #3 seed Minnesota Morris. However, the Cougars would get the upset as they get the win 3-2. Taylor Howe led the Yellowjackets with 20 kills while Emily VerWay finished with 50 assists. In the other semi-final, top-seeded Northwestern defeated St. Scholastica 3-1. Categories: College, Sports

Saints Men’s Soccer Advance to 13th Straight UMAC Title Game

The St. Scholastica men's soccer team defeated Martin Luther 4-1 in the UMAC semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Three different Saints scored, along with an own goal, as the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team knocked off Martin Luther 4-1 in the UMAC semi-finals Wednesday afternoon. Darby Henderson, Jordan Finneran and Luke Buckton all scored for CSS, who will be playing in their 13th consecutive UMAC title game. And for the fourth straight season, the Saints…

Yellowjacket Women Stun Saints in UMAC Semi-Finals

The Wisconsin-Superior women's soccer team pulled off another upset in the UMAC tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – Freshman Erin Schoborg scored with 37 seconds left as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s soccer team get another upset win as they top #1 seed St. Scholastica 1-0 in the UMAC semi-finals at Saints Field. Goalie Madison Gutekunst finished with 10 saves for UWS, who were outshot by CSS 30-3. The Yellowjackets now advance to the UMAC title game…

Greyhounds Top Skippers to Advance to the State Championship Game

The Duluth East boys soccer team defeated Minnetonka 2-0 in the Class AA state semi-finals.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Will Francis notches his second straight two-goal game as the Duluth East boys soccer team defeated Minnetonka 2-0 in the Class AA state semi-finals at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Greyhounds now move on to the state championship game to face Stillwater Friday at 5:30 p.m. Categories: High School, Sports

UMD WR Ibeneme Shines in Bulldogs Blowout Win

The junior wideout finished with a career-high three touchdown catches.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is coming off a blowout win over Minnesota Crookston and the lopsided score gave a few players some extra time to shine, including junior wide receiver Obi Ibeneme. The Eagan, MN native finished with six catches, 118 yards and three touchdowns. “It felt really good. That’s for sure. I just took advantage of…

Agates Football Seeking First Section Title in 41 Years

The Two Harbors football team haven't won a section championship since 1977.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – In the Section 7 AAA high school football championship game, Two Harbors is looking for their first section title since 1977. The Agates have had their chances, appearing in four section title games in the past decade. But each time, they haven’t been able to get over the hump. “We had a lot of good teams,…

Bulldog Men’s Basketball Open Season with Exhibition Vs. Gophers

The UMD men's basketball team will take on Minnesota at Williams Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team have been gearing up for their regular season to begin. Before that, the Bulldogs will have an exhibition game down in Minneapolis against the University of Minnesota, a match up that the team is very much excited for. “It’s super insane. UMD is a great place with a great court, but the…

Greyhounds Soccer Ready for Another Shot at State Semi-Finals

The Duluth East boys soccer team will take on Minnetonka in the Class AA state semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Everyone always wants a do–over. One team that really wants one is the Duluth east boys soccer team, after falling in the Class AA semi–finals last season. And they’ll get their chance Wednesday at U.S. Bank Stadium as they take on fourth-seeded Minnetonka. The players admit that last season they were just happy to be there. But…

Yellowjackets Survive PKs to Win First Ever Playoff Game

The Wisconsin-Superior women's soccer team defeated Minnesota Morris 5-4 in penalty kicks.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Claire Smith scored the go-ahead goal and Madison Gutekunst got the final save as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s soccer team knocked off Minnesota Morris 5-4 in penalty kicks in the first round of the UMAC playoffs Monday night at the NBC Spartans Sports Complex. It is the first playoff win in program history for the Yellowjackets, who move…

Saints Volleyball Sweep Vikings, Move On to UMAC Semi-Finals

The St. Scholastica volleyball team won their first playoff game since 2015.

DULUTH, Minn. – Brooke Scherman finished with 11 kills and 19 digs as the St. Scholastica volleyball team swept Bethany Lutheran 3-0 in the first round of the UMAC tournament Monday night at the Reif Gym. Elli Greenwaldt chipped in with 20 assists to help the Saints win their first playoff match since 2015. It was the 21st straight win…

Freshman Soderberg Starts in Net, Leads Bulldog Women over Huskies

Emma Soderberg finished with 15 saves as UMD knocked off St. Cloud State 2-1.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – With Maddie Rooney getting the night off, freshman Emma Soderberg started in net for the UMD women’s hockey team. And she showed out, finishing with 15 saves as the Bulldogs beat St. Cloud State 2-1. Anna Klein and Anneke Linser lit the lamp for UMD, who outshot the Huskies 41-16. The Bulldogs are on a three-game…

Bulldog Men’s Hockey Come Back to Beat Top-Ranked Fighting Irish

Two late goals in the third gave UMD the come-from-behind win over Notre Dame.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Hermantown native Dylan Samberg scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as the UMD men’s hockey team stunned top-ranked Notre Dame 3-2 Friday night in a rematch of last season’s national championship game. Parker Mackay and Nick Swaney also scored for the Bulldogs, who get their fifth straight win. Game 2 of this series…

Greyhounds Knock Off Cougars, Advance to State Semi-finals

The Duluth East boys soccer team are heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for the second consecutive season.

CHISAGO LAKES, Minn. – Will Francis scored twice as the top-ranked Duluth East boys soccer team knocked off Centennial 4-2 in the Class AA state quarterfinals at Chisago Lakes High School. Sean Breuninghaus and Michael Reichhoff also score for the Greyhounds, who are heading back to the state semi-finals for the second consecutive season. Duluth East will face Minnetonka next…

Hawks Football Hosting Red-Hot Vikings in Section Semi-Finals

Hermantown defeated North Branch 16-6 back in Week 2.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In the other section 7AAAA semi–final, Hermantown will face off against North Branch. These two teams met back in Week 2 and it was the Hawks getting the win. But the Vikings closed the regular season on a five-game win streak, so Hermantown will need to play their best to secure a spot in the section finals….

Lumberjacks Football Look to Take Down High-Flying Hunters

Cloquet knocked off Duluth Denfeld 34-12 at Public Schools Stadium back in Week 2.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The section semi–finals will take place on Saturday. One of the best match–ups will be in Section 7AAAA. The #1 seed Cloquet will take on fourth-seeded Duluth Denfeld. The Hunters are coming off a big win in the first round against Hibbing. However, these teams last met back in Week 2 and it was the Lumberjacks who…

Bulldogs to Visit Notre Dame for National Championship Rematch

These two teams will meet in South Bend in a battle of top-3 ranked teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – About seven months ago, the UMD men’s hockey team won their second ever national championship. On the other bench was Notre Dame, who weren’t too happy about the loss. Starting Friday night in South Bend, the top-ranked Fighting Irish will look to avenge that loss against the third-ranked Bulldogs. “Yeah I think it’s in the back of…