Nick Dove in the Pool without the use of Flippers
FOX 21’s Nick Franck tries out for the Grand Rapids varsity swim team.
FOX 21’s Nick Franck tries out for the Grand Rapids varsity swim team.
The 8th ranked Pioneers defeated the Bulldogs, Friday.
Hundreds gathered in the Mitchell Auditorium Friday evening to listen to the story of Matt Hamill, a professional Mixed Martial Art Fighter.
18 year old Bridget Villebrun of Nett Lake started watching hockey as a way to bond with her dad.
Danny Lilya has been part of the Moose Lake/Willow River football program since the 5th grade. But Danny isn’t like his Rebel teammates. Danny is in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t lessen his love for football.
Runners hoping to get into the 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon only have a few more days to enter the lottery.
Head coach of the Minnesota Gophers, Jerry Kill, announced Wednesday he is retiring, effective immediately due to ongoing health problems.
UMD Footbal got back to work Tuesday after Saturday’s 66–17 blowout of Minnesota Crookston. It was a day where eight different Bulldogs found the end zone. Including Running Back Darren Walker who scored for the seconnd time in three weeks.
While the National Football League turns pink in October to raise breast cancer awareness, the National Hockey League goes purple to recognize the fight against all forms of cancer.
Of the eight different Bulldogs to score touchdowns in last Saturday’s rout of Minnesota Crookston, the most surprising was probably Jonathan Harden.
As a kid growing up in Esko, Karson Kuhlman had a dream to play hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth.”UMD was always here,” said Kuhlman. “We always went to games as kids. It was a pretty obvious choice when the time came to choose a place to play college hockey.”
In Hermantown, the name Hoff is synonymous with girls soccer. Junior Callie Hoff is scoring goals for the Hawks, while Hailey Hoff, no relation, is the hawks’ all–time leading scorer. However, Hailey’s sister Kylie Hoff chose a different path.
On the football field, Will Hartman is a key member of Two Harbors’ defense. His classmates think so highly of him, that Will was voted Homecoming King. But it’s what happened after will got his crown. That showed this king’s true class.
The new Vikings Stadium won’t be the only thing to catch fan’s eyes.
The top roles on high school tennis teams are often filled by upperclassmen. Not at Duluth’s Marshall School, where 7th grader Nore Heinitz has been dominant at number one singles.
Former University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller, former softball coach Jen Banford and former women’s basketball coach Annette Wiles are suing the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, citing a culture of discrimination at UMD.
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.”
After founding and directing the Gay Lesbain Bisexual Transgender Services office for 15 years, Angie Nichols has stepped down.
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.”
The Salvation Army kicked off their third annual Dunkin’ in Duluth 3 on 3 tournament and free throw contest.
“The plan was today was to get the record, go for the record,” said Bart Swings who won the elite men’s category of the NorthShore Inline Marathon.
A curved structure will soon go up paying homage to Morgan Park High school athletes.
Duluth is getting ready to host thousands this weekend, as skaters and runners from all over the world are coming to town for the nation’s largest inline skating marathon, the NorthShore Inline Marathon.
Esko native Molly Trapp and Duluth East grad Bailey Romans thought they playing volleyball for Division I South Dakota State. However, a change of coaches, led to an unexpected change of scenery.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.”
Exercise is important to good health; however, being safe and smart is just as important. It all starts, with a good warm up.
Summer may be ending but athletes should still be aware of the danger posed by heat injuries.“If you take the proper precautions, a lot of times you can avoid a pretty severe injury,” said Dr. David Rust with St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
It has been a busy summer of comings and goings in the University of Minnesota Duluth athletic department. Though the school now has a head coach for every program after Mandy Pearson was named the new women’s basketball coach Tuesday.
For veterans who enjoy golf, the Proctor Golf Course wants you on Labor Day.The course is holding its first ever Veterans Open September 7th. Any veteran is welcome to play for free and stick around for a bar–b–que.
“Hey Northland. In this week’s edition of Finest Fairways, I’m lining them up and knocking them down at Giant’s Ridge where two courses is better than one.”
While some people ride bikes to relax others ride to compete. People like Duluth’s Max Fierek.”I really enjoy the thrill of being timed against other racers,” he said. “I race the national circuit, so I race against the best guys in the nation.”
The first ever Ely marathon is a little more than a month and a half away and people there are getting excited.
For Superior High School’s Bob DeMeyer, the first week of football camp is always the toughest.“We get a good idea of where we’re at physically,” said the Spartans’ head coach.
“Hey Northland, in this week’s edition of Finest Fairways, I’m at Chequamegon Golf Course where I’m challenging the golf pro Matt, to the challenging 16th hole, let’s see how this one goes.”
Summer is slow for competitive volleyball. So players flock to camps in order to stay sharp.”The kids need to keep improving at the high school level,” said UMD Assistant Volleyball coach Christyn May. “Especially if they want to continue after high school.”
“Hey Northland, in this week’s edition of Finest Fairways, I’m at Big Fish in Hayward where being different is a part of the game.”
Duluth will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 in February, at Bayfront Park.The Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North made the official announcement Thursday.
“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.
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.
For today’s hockey player there’s no such thing as an offseason.“It’s probably two, three weeks a year off a year, that’s it,” says professional hockey player Zack Fitzgerald.
As Brett Favre took his place in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame inside Lambeau Field’s Atrium, the real party took place inside the stadium itself.
A July weekend and high school basketball teams are playing.Wait, what?Team camps, like the one recently held at the University of Minnesota Duluth, give high school programs a way to stay active.
Mimi Delp competed in the Buzz Ryan Triathlon, Sunday, at Island Lake.
“Hey Northland. In this week’s edition of Finest Fairways, I take my hacks across the bridge to Superior to find out what makes the Nemadji Golf course so special.””It’s a great place for anyone. Kids all the way up to senior people. It’s fairly flat and easily walkable,” said assistant golf pro Tim Ryan.
Hockey Day Minnesota is finally coming to Duluth.Three separate sources confirmed to FOX 21 Sports Thursday that the city will host the annual event in February of 2016.
Go by any tennis court in the summer and chances are you’ll find someone playing.“People of all ages that come and play, all different skill types,” said Joey Kronzer. Tennis is a great way to stay in shape, because on the court players are constantly moving.
Climbing up and down rocks and scaling the sides of cliffs are no match for these adventurous kids.”I just climb all over stuff when I want to,” said youth climber Arbor Taylor.
Tuesday, the Mountain Iron girls softball team took the field wearing red, while their rival, Cherry, wore orange. But, regardless of jersey color, all the girls took the field offering their support for the Mott family.
Back in 2009, hockey was declared as the sport of Minnesota. Monday night, a Proctor city counselor took that declaration to the next level, in his proposal to bring a second NHL team to the state.
Why is soccer still gaining popularity in the United States?”It’s a fun game,” said Cloquet girls coach Dustin Randall. “It’s accessible to lots of different people, you don’t need much to play it, and it’s really enjoyable.”Also, the beautiful game is a great way to stay fit.