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Making the Cut: Kicking it with Duluth East

Nick Tries Out for the Duluth East Soccer Team

“Hey everybody is this week’s ‘Making the Cut’ I am at Duluth East High School with the reigning Section 7AA champ Greyhounds. I’m joined by coach Bremer. Coach, you guys are the reigning champs, what are you looking for in your players that you want to see on the field, to make your team?””Well, when we’re going through tryouts some of the things we look for are shooting, passing, dribbling and things like that. Positioning, communication, hustle, all of those things factor in when we’re looking at players to make the cut.”

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.”

East’s Baker Always There for an Assist

Senior Setter Recently Dished 1,000th Career Assist

While hitters get the glory, setters often go overlooked on the volleyball court.Duluth East volleyball coach Danna Anderson says her setter, Alayna Baker, is a prime example.”She doesn’t get a whole lot of credit for the amount of work that she puts in on the court,” Anderson said. “It’s a pretty thankless position.”

Two Harbors’ Mayfield Re-Writing Record Books

Senior Swimmer Already Holds Two School Records, Has Sights Set on More

Swimming wasn’t the first sport Allie Mayfield tried, however once she was in the pool, it didn’t take Allie long to realize she’d found her sport.”I kinda tried really every sport before i got to swimming,” she said. “Swimming was different from every other sport I tried. I really love being an individual while still being on a team. I like testing my ability.”

Sources: Hockey Day Matchups Set

Duluth East to play Lakeville North, Denfeld to face Eveleth-Gilbert at Bayfront Park

Duluth East will face Lakeville North, in a Class AA championship game rematch, while Duluth Denfeld will take on Eveleth-Gilbert at Hockey Day Minnesota on February 6th. Both games will be played outdoors, on a rink built at Bayfront Park, three separate sources have confirmed to FOX 21 Sports.

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 

LCA’s Broman a Mr. Basketball Finalist

Lakeview Christian Star is Only Finalist from Outside the Metro Area

Minnesota’s Class A State Basketball Tournament starts Thursday, without Lakeview christian Academy.The Lions were eliminated by 7A champion Fond du Lac Ojibwe in the section semis.However, there’s good news for Lakeview star senior Bjorn Broman, who’s one of five finalists for the Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball award.

Gustafson Talks About Breaking Wisconsin Scoring Record

South Shore Senior Broke South Shore Alum Jolene Anderson's Record

South Shore’s Megan Gustafson went in to the Cardinals’ game against Chequamegon Monday needing just 10 points to tie Joelene Anderson’s school record of 2,881 career points.By the way, Anderson’s mark was also the Wisconsin state girls’ scoring record.Gustafson finished with 46 points as she blew past Anderson in to the state record book.The new record stands at 2,917 and counting.Gustafson watched Anderson as a kid and looked up to her.The new record holder says it was an honor to pass someone she respects so much.”She’s a great player, I knew her really well,” Gustafson said of Anderson.”I’m just really thankful for my teammates, they’ve looked out for me,” Gustafson continued. “They always help me to do my best, and I try to help them as well.”And what about South Shore producing the top two scorers in Wisconsin history?”It’s such a small school,” Gustafson said. “(There are) only 50 kids in the entire school, 9th through 12th. I’m really excited to be a part of this, but I’m sad it’s coming to an end, but I’m really excited for the future.”The Cardinals visit Solon Springs Thursday and Mellen on February 24th.

South Shore’s Gustafson Breaks Wisconsin Scoring Record

Senior Scored 46 Against Chequamegon to Pass Former South Shore Star Jolene Anderson

South Shore’s Megan Gustafson leads Wisconsin in scoring this season as she did in each of the last two seasons as well. Now, she leads the all-time scoring list as well.Gustafson assed South Shore alumnae Jolene Anderson Monday with her 2,882nd point in the 1st half against Chequamegon.Gustafson finished with 46 points in an 81–45 Cardinals win, giving her 2,917 in her career with two regular season games plus playoffs left this season.Gustafson, who also leads Wisconsin in rebounds, pulled down 18 boards and dished out six assists.Gustafson is South Shore’s first Division I recruit since Anderson, having recently signed with the University of Iowa.

Superior Set to ‘Slam Dunk Cancer’

Spartans to Hold 3rd Annual Fundraiser Tuesday

The Superior Spartan Basketball teams will do their part in the fight against breast cancer Tuesday.The Spartans will host Duluth East in Superior’s 3rd annual Slam Dunk Cancer night, benefitting St. Luke’s Cancer Center.The Spartans will play in special pink jerseys, which will be auctioned off afterwards.Also in the silent auction will be signed Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson Packers jerseys.Slam Dunk Cancer is sponsored by Como Oil and Propane, but this year’s event doubles as the senior project for Spartans Nate Sanders and Jeb Kimmes, who say they wanted to make a difference.”This is a big event, a lot of people attend it,” said Sanders. “Bringing the community together, spreading breast cancer awareness, raising money for it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.””I didn’t really know a lot about breast cancer before this,” said Kimmes. “I know so much more and really care for more people that are going through that because I know how hard it is now.”

Superior Spartans Sign Letters of Intent

O'Brien is School's 1st Div. I Soccer Playter While Football Duo Signs with Bemidji State

Nearly a year and a half after giving her verbal commitment, Superior’s Malley O’Brien signed her Letter of Intent to play soccer at the University of Wisconsin.O’Brien committed while playing with the Minnesota Thunder Academy in Minneapolis.Last Spring, in her only season of varisty soccer so far, O’Brien re–wrote the Superior record book, scoring 40 goals and 92 points.Being from Superior, O’Brien says it only made sense she chose Wisconsin.”I’ve always been a Badger fan,” O’Brien says. “I went there and vistied and basically fell in love with the campus. After meeting the coaches and playing soccer at their camp, I knew that I wanted to pursue going there.”Meanwhile, two of O’Brien’s classmates will suit up for UMD’s Northern Sun Conference rival Bemidji State.Quarterback Nick Mehlum and one of his favorite targets, Jake Libal signed their letters of intent Wednesday as well.This pair of Spartans are also teammates on the basketball court.They’re excited to continue the trend in college.”Just to have one of my best friends coming up there with me next year,” said Mehlum. “And one of the best football players I’ve ever seen, I’m really excited for it.””Having someone there to look after my back, having someone to room with, and he can keep me up with my grades,” aded Libal. “It’s very important, it’s pretty cool, and I’m excited.”