Author: Sam Ali

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Football

For this week's segment, we chat with the St. Scholastica football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the St. Scholastica football team, including head coach Mike Heffernan and senior wide receiver Mitchell Adrian. The Saints will open their 2021 season Saturday against Augsburg in their first-ever game in the MIAC. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 9/24/21

Here's all the action from Friday night, including wins for South Ridge, Hermantown, Duluth East, Two Harbors and Carlton/Wrenshall.

CULVER, Minn. – The South Ridge football team picked up their second straight win as they defeated Cromwell-Wright 32-12. Here are the other scores from across the Northland: MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Hermantown 24, Duluth Denfeld 14 Duluth East 21, Cloquet 7 North Branch 38, Rock Ridge 20 Esko 26, Pine City 0 Hibbing 0, Grand Rapids 43 Cherry 50,…

UWS Men’s Soccer Fall in OT to Bethany Lutheran, Women Earn Shutout Win Over Vikings

The men fell in overtime to Bethany Lutheran, while the women blanked the Vikings.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Bethany Lutheran’s Max Busch would score less than three minutes into overtime as the Vikings stunned UW-Superior 3-2 Friday afternoon at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. Protus Babaya scored the lone goal for the Yellowjackets, who suffered their first UMAC regular season loss in nearly three years. In the women’s match, Niya Wilson and Allison Alessi scored…

Erik Reinertsen Named New Head Coach of Duluth Denfeld Girls Basketball Team

Reinertsen helped coach the Duluth Central boys in the mid- to late-90's, as well as the girls basketball team at Lakeview Christian Academy for one season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday afternoon, Duluth Denfeld named Erik Reinertsen their new head coach of the girls basketball team. Reinertsen helped coach the Duluth Central boys basketball team in the mid- to late-90’s, as well as the girls basketball team at Lakeview Christian Academy for one season. He has also coached with the Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association. Reinertsen has…

Prep Soccer: Home Wins for Superior Boys, Duluth East Boys/Girls; Cloquet-Carlton Girls Earn Road Win

It was a good night for the Spartans, Greyhounds and Lumberjacks.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior boys soccer team scored early and often as they defeated Osceola 10-0 Thursday night at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. In other prep soccer action, the Duluth East boys and girls each won their match-up against Duluth Denfeld 3-2 and 2-0, respectively. Also, the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team picked up the road win over Proctor…

St. Scholastica Football Finally Ready to Open 2021 Season

The Saints will face Augsburg for their first ever game in the MIAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – After having the season opener cancelled, St. Scholastica will finally return to the field this weekend. It’s been 680 days since the Saints have played a game so the players are extra amped for Saturday’s game. “We are mentally and physically ready to play. It has been almost two years for some of us to play a…

Proctor Rails Cancel Friday’s Football Game Against Aitkin

This comes as the program is being investigated by the Proctor police over allegations of player misconduct.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Friday’s football game between Proctor and Aitkin has been cancelled, according to the Lake Superior Conference page. This comes as the program is being investigated by the Proctor police over allegations of player misconduct. The Rails are still searching for their first win of the season. As of now, they are scheduled to play Pine City next…

Northwestern Football Looking for New Opponent This Friday

The Tigers are actively seeking another opponent after Chetek-Weyerhaueser forfeited their game on Friday night.

MAPLE, Wis. – The Northwestern football team announced Wednesday that Chetek-Weyehaeuser has forfeited their game, which was schedule for this Friday night. It was also supposed to be the Tigers homecoming game. Northwestern is actively seeking another opponent. If you have any information, contact head coach Jovin Kroll. Categories: High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Volleyball Drops MIAC Opener to St. Olaf

Haley Rohwer led the Saints with eight kills while Katie Brostrom finished with 27 assists.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their MIAC debut, the St. Scholastica volleyball team were swept by St. Olaf 3-0 Wednesday night at the Reif Gym. Haley Rohwer led the Saints with eight kills while Katie Brostrom finished with 27 assists. CSS will look for their first win of the season Friday night when they host UW-Eau Claire. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Volleyball Back on Track with First NSIC Win of 2021

The Bulldogs will look to keep things rolling when they travel to Sioux Falls on Friday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday night, the UMD volleyball team oicked up their first conference win of the season with a home sweep over Minnesota Crookston. Cianna Selbitschka and Kate Berg combined for 29 kills on the night. The win allows the Bulldogs to break their early season slump after dropping their first two games of the NSIC schedule. “We learned…

Proctor Football Season Paused Due to Investigation of Student Misconduct

A source tells FOX 21 that it does involve the hazing of at least one player on the team.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In an e-mail to parents, Proctor High School has paused all football activities due to an ongoing investigation of student misconduct on the team. Athletic director Anthony Wood confirmed that the district has been made aware of a complaint and that the Proctor Police Department is currently investigating with the full cooperation of Proctor Public Schools. He…

Northwestern’s Dawson Kriske Leads State in Extra Point Percentage

Kriske leads the state of Wisconsin in extra point percentage, going a perfect 30 for 30.

MAPLE, Wis. – Kickers get a bad rep in the world of football. One missed kick and you are the most hated guy in town. One local kicker that is not getting yelled at on social media is Northwestern’s Dawson Kriske. Kriske leads the state of Wisconsin in extra point percentage, going a perfect 30 for 30. Also, his total…

UMD’s John Larson Becomes Fifth Bulldog to Hit 5K Passing Yards Milestone

Larson becomes just the fifth Bulldog in program history to hit that milestone, which includes offensive coordinator Chase Vogler.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, UMD’s John Larson reached 5,000 career passing yards in the team’s win over Winona State. He becomes just the fifth Bulldog in program history to hit that milestone, which includes offensive coordinator Chase Vogler. “John throws the ball a lot better than I ever did and we used that to our advantage now in…

UMD Volleyball Picks Up First NSIC Win Over Minnesota Crookston

Senior Kate Berg chipped in with 11 kills as the Bulldogs will be back in action at home Friday night against Sioux Falls.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 18 kills as the UMD volleyball team knocked off Minnesota Crookston 3-0 Tuesday night at Romano Gym. Senior Kate Berg chipped in with 11 kills as the Bulldogs will be back in action at home Friday night against Sioux Falls. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Soccer: Proctor Girls Blank Hibbing, Hermantown Boys Hold Off Duluth Marshall

The Rails and Hawks were victorious on their home fields Tuesday afternoon.

PROCTOR, Minn. – A three-goal first half would help the Proctor girls soccer team get the win over Hibbing 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at Egerdahl Field. In prep boys soccer action, Jason Broska would score in the 71st minute to give Hermantown a thrilling 3-2 win over Duluth Marshall. Categories: High School, Sports

UMD’s Carson Shanks Lands New Position with Milwaukee Bucks

Shanks has joined the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks as a player development and video assistant.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD men’s basketball assistant coach Carson Shanks has joined the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks as a player development and video assistant. Shanks has spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs under head coach Justin Wieck. Shanks played three seasons at the University of North Dakota and one season at Loyola Chicago during their Final…

Great Start to the Season for Barnum Volleyball Team

The Bombers will be back in action Tuesday night as they travel to Carlton.

BARNUM, Minn – So far this season, Barnum has been one of the top teams in the Northland. The Bombers are 6-0, which includes a road sweep over Esko. The senior class has been years in the making since the group of seven started playing back in elementary school. “It was kind of frustrating because it was kind of like…

Top Disc Golfers in Town for 13th Annual Lake Superior Open

This year will feature around 400 participants, which will be their biggest turnout ever.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend, disc golfers from all over the country will be in the Twin Port for the 13th annual Lake Superior Open. The tournament is held at Mont Du Lac in Superior and includes four courses, including one down in Carlton. This year will feature around 400 participants, which will be their biggest turnout ever. “I built…

Ashland Hall of Fame Football Coach Robert McLeod Passes Away

He was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Oredocker Hall of Fame in 2016.

ASHLAND, Wis. – This past weekend, legendary hall of fame football coach Robert McLeod passed away at the age of 76. The Hayward native led Ashland to a state title in 1993 and a runner-up finish in 1995. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was also a teacher. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall…

Coaches Corner: Scott Sandelin

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, our guest was UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin. The Bulldogs were picked to finish second in the NCHC as they will open their season October 8th against Bemidji State. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell after learning that the Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the WCHA. UMD will open their season October 1st against Minnesota State Mankato. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Duluth East’s Charlie Sutherland Commits to Minnesota Golden Gophers Baseball Team

This past summer, Sutherland was selected to the USA Baseball Midwest All-Region 16U team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East’s Charlie Sutherland announced on Twitter this week that has committed to joining the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team. Sutherland has been with the Greyhounds since eighth grade and that year, he was the best player on Duluth East’s sophomore team. He was also a varsity starter last season as a sophomore. This past summer, Sutherland…

UWS Men’s Soccer to Honor Fallen Teammate, Ryder Woodworth

Woodworth's family will be in attendance when UWS takes on UW-Eau Claire.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Before the start of their season, the UWS men’s soccer team was struck with tragedy as incoming freshman Ryder Woodworth passed away last month. The Eau Claire native was an all-state midfielder and the Yellowjackets will honor his life this weekend. UWS will pay tribute to Woodworth by starting the game one man down, which will allow…

UMD Men’s Hockey Team Chat About Upcoming Season at NCHC Media Day

UMD will open their regular season with a non-conference series at Bemidji State on October 8th.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thursday, the Xcel Energy Center was home to Media Day for all eight members of the NCHC. That includes the UMD men’s hockey team, who were represented by head coach Scott Sandelin and team captain Noah Cates. We are just a few weeks away from the start of the season for the UMD men’s hockey team….

Offensive Explosion Highlights 2-0 Start for Mountain Iron-Buhl Football Team

MIB will look to keep things rolling as they travel to Ogilvie Friday night.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn – The Mountain Iron-Buhl football team has been an absolute tear to start their season. The Rangers are 2-0 and have scored over 70 points in both of those games. The team says their ability to get points on the ground and through the air is what helps them make multiple trips to the endzone. “Well obviously…

NSIC Schedule Begins This Weekend for UMD Volleyball Team

UMD will open things up Friday night against fifth-ranked Wayne State, and then battle Augustana Saturday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team has wrapped up their non-conference schedule, and now it’s time for NSIC play. The Bulldogs will return to Romano Gym to play regular season matches for first time in nearly two years. And for a team with championship aspirations, they are glad to be playing in what many consider the best conference in…

Duluth Marshall Girls Hockey Coach Amanda Boulier Signs with Boston Pride

Boulier spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota Whitecaps and is the league's all-time leading scorer among defenseman.

BOSTON, Mass. – Duluth Marshall girls hockey coach Amanda Boulier has signed a new deal with the Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation, formerly known as the NWHL. Boulier spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota Whitecaps and is the league’s all-time leading scorer among defenseman. Last season, Boulier skated for the Whitecaps, who lost to the Pride…

Hibbing Native, Former UMD Star Scott Perunovich to Captain St. Louis Blues Prospects Team

Perunovich signed with the Blues after his junior campaign with the Bulldogs, which saw him win the 2020 Hobey Baker Award.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Former UMD men’s hockey star Scott Perunovich will serve as team captain for the St. Louis Blues at a prospects tournament this weekend. The tournament will take place in Traverse City, Michigan beginning Friday. Perunovich missed the entire 2021 season due to shoulder surgery. The Hibbing native signed with the Blues after his junior campaign with…

UMD Women’s Hockey Bringing Experience, Talent into Upcoming Season

The group of upperclassmen on this year's roster will feature 12 fourth- and fifth-year seniors who are not only experienced, but are among the most talented players in the conference.

DULUTH, Minn. – We are just over two weeks away from the start of the season for the UMD women’s hockey team. And after making it all the way to the Frozen Four last season, the Bulldogs are eager to get back on the ice. UMD was picked to finish fourth within the WCHA, as well as in the national…

St. Scholastica Men’s Soccer Fall to Gustavus Adolphus in MIAC Debut

Jordan Finneran scored the lone goal for the St. Scholastica men's soccer team in the first half.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jordan Finneran scored the lone goal for the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team in the first half, but 18th-ranked Gustavus Adolphus would come out on top 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at Saints Field. The Saints will look for better results this weekend against Concordia College.   Categories: College, Sports

Karly Brautigam Named New Head Coach of UMD Men’s and Women’s Track & Field, Cross Country

She comes over from Macalester College after spending two seasons as the associate track and field coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday, Karly Brautigam was named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s rrack and field and cross country teams. She comes over from Macalester College after spending two seasons as the associate track and field coach. Brautigam says the position was a perfect fit for her vision for the future of Bulldogs track & field…

UMD Men’s Hockey Picked to Finish Second in NCHC Preseason Poll

UMD will have a handful of fifth-year returners, thanks to the NCAA's blanket waiver, including forwards Kobe Roth and Koby Bender.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team was picked to finish 2nd in the NCHC preseason poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon. First place went to St. Cloud State. The Bulldogs are coming off another successful campaign which saw them advance to the Frozen Four for the fifth straight season. UMD will have a handful of fifth-year returners,…

Superior’s George Hansen, Mason Stenberg Commit to Ellsworth CC Baseball

The pair helped the Spartans finish with a 16-5 record last spring.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior’s George Hansen and Mason Stenberg both announced Wednesday that they have committed to joining the Ellsworth Community College baseball team. The pair helped the Spartans finish with a 16-5 record last spring. Ellsworth Community College is located in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Categories: College, High School, Sports

UMD Football Defense Key to Upset Win over Mankato

The 10 points scored by Mankato was their lowest in a regular season game since September 2nd, 2010.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday’s win for the UMD football team was dominant on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense. The 10 points scored by Mankato was their lowest in a regular season game since September 2nd, 2010. So how were the Bulldogs able to shutdown a powerhouse team that played in the national championship game just two…

St. Scholastica Women’s Soccer Drop MIAC Opener to Gustavus Adolphus

The Saints will look for better results Saturday at home when they host Concordia College-Moorhead.

DULUTH, Minn. – Morgan Friday scored the lone for the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team, but a three-goal first half would be tough to overcome as Gustavus Adolphus spoils the Saints’ MIAC opener 4-1 Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. The Saints will look for better results Saturday at home when they host Concordia College-Moorhead. Categories: College, Sports

Prep Volleyball: Proctor, Hermantown Both Winners on Home Courts

Home court advantage was key for the Rails and the Hawks.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Senior Payton Rodberg would be recognized for her 1,000th career kill as the Proctor volleyball team swept Virginia 3-0 Tuesday night. In other prep volleyball action, Greenway would put up a tough fight, but Hermantown would stay undefeated with a 3-1 home win over the Raiders. Categories: High School, Sports

Kidd’s Hat Trick Helps Superior Boys Soccer Top Hermantown

The Spartans remain undefeated on the season as they will put their 7-0 record on the line Thursday against Duluth Denfeld.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Senior Jakob Kidd finished with a hat trick as the Superior boys soccer team blanked Hermantown 3-0 Monday night at Centricity Stadium. The Spartans remain undefeated on the season as they will put their 7-0 record on the line Thursday against Duluth Denfeld. Categories: High School, Sports

Chisholm’s Nathan Wangensteen Kicks 51-Yard Field Goal for Bluestreaks

According to the MSHSL, it is the fourth-longest field goal in the history of Minnesota prep football.

COOK, Minn. – Last Friday, Chisholm’s Nathan Wangensteen kicked a 51-yard field goal in a game against North Woods. According to the MSHSL, it is the fourth-longest field goal in the history of Minnesota prep football. The Grizzlies went on to defeat the Bluestreaks 60-23. Categories: High School, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 9/10/21

We recap all the action from Friday night, including wins for Two Harbors, Hermantown, Cloquet and Northwestern.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In Week Two of the Minnesota high school football season, Hermantown earned a bounceback win at home over Grand Rapids 35-14 Friday night at Centricity Stadium. Here are other scores from across the Northland: MINNESOTA PREP FOOTBALL Rock Ridge 12, Two Harbors 13 Grand Rapids 14, Hermantown 35 Cloquet 42, Duluth Denfeld 6 Proctor 8, Hibbing 14…

Coaches Corner: Lynn Anderson

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the UMD softball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Lynn Anderson who was named the new head coach of the UMD softball team. Anderson comes over from Grinnell College in Iowa after spending three years with the Pioneers. She takes over for Jen Walter, who stepped down last month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

UWS Volleyball Opens Subway Stinger Classic with Win Over Northland College

The Yellowjackets needed five sets to knock off the LumberJills.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In the opening match of the 2021 Subway Stinger Classic, the UW-Superior volleyball team defeated Northland College 3-2 Friday afternoon at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The tournament continues through Saturday as the Yellowjackets will face Concordia (Minn.) and Macalester. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Soccer Suffers Heartbreaking Loss in Home Opener

Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they'll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – Rockhurst’s Olivia Van Belle scored in the 88th minute to give the Hawks a 2-1 win over the UMD women’s soccer team Friday night at Malosky Stadium. Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they’ll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

CSS Men’s Soccer Drops Home Match to Dallas

The Saints will look to rebound Saturday afternoon when they host Coe College.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ken Pryde scored late in the second half, but the rally would fall short as the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team were defeated by Dallas 2-1 Friday afternoon at Saints Field. The Saints will look to rebound Saturday afternoon when they host Coe College. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Football Team to Celebrate Military Appreciation Day on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Some of the players will be wearing decals on their helmets to honor a member of the military or a first responder.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday, the UMD football team will host Minnesota State Mankato for their home opener at Malosky Stadium. It will also be Military Appreciation Day on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Some of the players will be wearing decals on their helmets to honor a member of the military or a first responder. The Bulldogs say they are…

Northwestern’s Trent Meyer Commits to UW-Green Bay Men’s Golf Team

This past spring, Meyer finished runner-up in the WIAA Division 2 championship, the highest finish for a Northwestern golfer in program history.

MAPLE, Wis. – Northwestern’s Trent Meyer has committed to joining the UW-Green Bay men’s golf team. Meyer had a stellar junior year for the Tigers, earning Heart O’ North Conference Player of the Year honors. He also won the individual title in the section and region, capped off with a runner-up finish in the WIAA Division 2 championship, the highest…

Lynn Anderson Named New Head Coach of UMD Softball Team

She comes over from Grinnell College in Iowa, spending the last three seasons with the Pioneers.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the last 40 years of the UMD softball program, there have only been four head coaches. The last one was Jen Walter, who stepped down last month. And Thursday, we found out who the fifth will be. Lynn Anderson has been named the new head coach of the UMD softball team. She comes over from Grinnell…