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Prep Lacrosse: Wolfpack Boys, Stealth Girls Earn Home Wins

The Duluth boys lacrosse team picked up their ninth win of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their final home game of the regular season, the Duluth boys lacrosse team shutout Hermantown/Proctor in the second half as they won 10-7 Wednesday night at Ordean Stadium. The Wolfpack will close their season Friday at Champlin Park. And in girls lacrosse action, Hermantown/Proctor needed overtime to get the home win over Duluth 10-11 at Egerdahl…

Kohlwey, Reindl Set to Compete at NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

The preliminaries will take place Friday night on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior hurdler Danielle Kohlwey and freshman runner Haleigh Reindl will be taking part in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships later this week. Kohlwey will compete in the 100-meter hurdles, while Reindl qualified for the 800-meter run. Both also made the trip for the indoor championships back in March, and for Reindl it’s just another chance…

Husband-Wife Duo Named New IceHawks Soccer Coaches

Anthony and Caitlyn Wood will take over for Jeff Lightfoot, who retired after leading both programs to the playoffs last year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College announced Wednesday that Anthony and Caitlyn Wood have been named the new men’s and women’s head soccer coaches for the upcoming season. The husband and wife duo will take over for Jeff Lightfoot, who retired after leading both programs to the playoffs last year. Both have been coaching at Proctor High School and have…

Campgrounds Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Buffalo House Campgrounds are busy getting ready for the rush.

DULUTH, Minn.- Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and that’s famously a time when families get in their camper, or pack up their tents, to go camping. With 105 campsites for RVs and areas for tents, the staff at Buffalo House Campground is busy getting ready for the Memorial Day rush. The peaceful trees and sounds of birds…

Prep Softball: Rails, Hilltoppers, Bulldogs Open Playoffs With Wins

The high school softball playoffs began Tuesday afternoon across the Northland.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In the opening round of the Section 7AA playoffs, Proctor would score eight runs in the opening inning as they knocked off Mesabi East 13-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon at Rails Field. Elsewhere in the section, Greenway would score four runs in the fifth to pull within one run. But Duluth Marshall would clamp down in…

Lumberjacks Baseball Close Season With Win Against Eskomos

Cloquet gets the win at home over rivals Esko.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet baseball team used a big sixth inning to take the lead, then held on late to get the 7-5 win over rival Esko. Esko led 2-0 into the fifth, before Cloquet scored two to tie things up. Esko retook the lead in the next half inning, but the Lumberjacks responded in the bottom half of…

Former Wilderness Goalie Ryan Fanti Commits to UMD Men’s Hockey

The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has spent the past two seasons with the Wilderness.

DULUTH, Minn. – There is a well-known pipeline between the Minnesota Wilderness and the UMD men’s hockey team. And Tuesday, another player is making the quick trip down I–35 to join the two-time defending champs. Former Wilderness goalie Ryan Fanti announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to playing his college career with the Bulldogs. The Thunder Bay,…

Quick Start is Enough for Stealth Boys Lacrosse

Hermantown/Proctor jumped out to an early lead to win its second straight.

ESKO, Minn. – The Hermantown/Proctor lacrosse team jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and while Grand Rapids rallied back, the Stealth were able to hang on for the 10-9 win. The win gives the Stealth their second straight and will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at Duluth. Grand Rapids will end the regular season on Thursday at…

Rails Baseball Win Nine-Inning Thriller Against Hawks

The Proctor baseball team got the win at home against Hermantown.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In a game that needed nine innings, the Proctor baseball team hung on for the win over Hermantown 9-8 Monday night at Egerdahl Field. The win earned the Rails a split with the Hawks as Hermantown won the first game 7-4. Categories: High School, Sports

Duluth Native CJ Ham Announces Summer Youth Camp

The camp will be the first for Ham and will take place at Lincoln Park Middle School.

DULUTH, Minn. – CJ Ham has had quite the road to the NFL. After starring at Denfeld High School, Ham took his talents to Augustana and signed with the Vikings in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. And now he’s coming home to help local kids achieve their dreams as well. Ham announced on his Twitter account that he will…

Northern Star: Gabby Blomdahl

For this week's segment, we feature a Hermantown softball player who uses her coaches and hometown as inspiration for her future.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Anyone from Hermantown can tell you how much the town means to them. “Hermantown, oh boy, it means a lot. It’s where you’ve grown up, it’s the tight community, it’s welcoming, it’s where you have all your friends. It’s definitely going to be hard to leave the small town feel of knowing everybody and having everyone know…

Local Boxers Remember Robert “Bing Bang” Prytz

Prytz coached at Jungle Boy Boxing Gym and was nicknamed "Grandpa Bing Bang".

DULUTH, Minn. – Robert “Bing Bang” Prytz passed away on May 12 at the age of 89 years old. Prytz was a former boxing champion of Duluth and coached at Jungle Boy Boxing Gym. Prytz was known for teaching the fundamentals of the jab, which is where he got his nickname “Bing Bang” from. “He was a bit of a something,…

Twin Ports Norsemen Fall in Home Opener

The Norsemen suffered their second loss of the season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Twin Ports Norsemen suffered its second loss of the season, falling to the Minnesota Lakes Area Snowmen 26-0. The Norsemen will look for their first win of the season on June 8 against the Tri-City Northstars. Categories: Sports

Stealth Pick Up Home Win Against Bobcats

Hermantown/Proctor defeated St. Paul on Saturday 13-8.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Hermantown/Proctor boys lacrosse team improved to .500 on Saturday with a 13-8 win over St. Paul. The Stealth will host Grand Rapids for its final home game of the season on Monday, then close out the regular season at Duluth on Wednesday. Categories: High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Softball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Eskomos.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Esko softball team, including head coach Jeff Emanuel, sophomore pitcher Miranda Kelley and junior outfielder Dea DeLeone. The Eskomos have wrapped up their regular season and are looking to capture their fourth section title in a row. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Hunters Baseball Roll at Home Against Agates

Eric Gibson picked up the win on the mound for Denfeld.

DULUTH, Minn. – The runs came early and often for the Denfeld baseball team as they topped Two Harbors 14-3 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. Eric Gibson picked up the win for the Hunters as he pitched three innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. Joe Udd led Denfeld with four RBI, while Payton Budisalovich and Logan Jasper combined…

Norsemen Volleyball Ready for First Run at State Tournament

The Hermantown/Proctor boys volleyball team captured their conference title in its inaugural season.

PROCTOR, Minn. – It was the first season for high school boys volleyball as a club sport in the Northland. And the first team to represent the Northern Minnesota Conference will be Hermantown/Proctor. The Norsemen went undefeated in conference play during their inaugural season and stood out in two different conference tournaments this season. The players say the journey to…

Prep Softball: Hawks, Lumberjacks, Rails Win to Close Out Regular Season

Hermantown and Cloquet got big wins while Proctor swept its doubleheader against Duluth East.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the last week of the regular season for high school softball, Hermantown used a seven-run fourth inning to top Esko 11-1 in five innings. Alana Mayry and Kendra Winberg both hit three run homers during the inning to seal the win. Over at Proctor, Erin Hawk homered in the third inning of the second game as…

Race Day Tips For Le Grand Du Nord Gravel Bike Race

Grand Marais Hosts Heck of the North Productions, "Le Grand Du Nord" 100, 58 and 20 Mile Gravel Bike Race

GRAND MARAIS, Minn – Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot has been training hard the past few months for the Le Grand Du Nord gravel bike race taking place in Grand Marias, Minnesota on Saturday May, 25th. With just a week left until the big race, we met up with the Le Grand Du Nord organizer Jeremy Kershaw for some last minute…

Prep Softball: Spartans, Bulldogs Pick Up Home Wins

Superior and Carlton each picked up wins at home Thursday afternoon

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- A six run fourth inning would be the difference as the Superior softball team topped Duluth East 9-1 Thursday afternoon at the NBC Sports Complex. Olivia Moen, Mady Stariha, Autumn Siers each tallied two RBI’s for the Spartans. Stariha also pitched a complete game four-hitter striking out ten Greyhound batters. In other softball action, Carlton got a home…

Sertich Among Six Inductees Into DECC Athletics Hall of Fame

Six inductees were enshrined during the event.

DULUTH, Minn. – The DECC hosted its 27th annual Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony. Six inductees were enshrined during the event. The names including Tom Kurvers, William Wirtanen, Bob Davidson, Lori Ogren, Willard Ikola and the world’s oldest hockey player Mark Sertich. “My main message that I wanted to convey is that if it wasn’t for my hockey friends being…

Wicklund Gets 100th Coaching Win as Hilltoppers Baseball Knock Off Warriors

Ben Pedersen struck out nine batters in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Marshall head coach Joe Wicklund picked up his 100th coaching victory as the Hilltoppers hung on for the 1-0 win over Brainerd Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Ben Pedersen finished with nine strikeouts while Carter Sullivan scored the lone RBI to help Duluth Marshall record their 13th straight win. Categories: High School, Sports

SPECIAL REPORT: The Danger of Hockey Head Injuries

When a former UMD Hockey Star Died Unexpectedly, Researchers Found a Clue in His Brain

When UMD Bulldog hockey star Andrew Carroll died suddenly in 2018, his fans, friends and family were shocked. Researchers at Boston University, have now discovered a clue. It might be sibling rivalry that turned Andrew Carroll into a standout hockey player. Three years younger Andrew fought to keep up with his big brother Chris. “We were brothers, competing with each…

UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey Named NSIC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Kohlwey also qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships next week.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey was named NSIC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. This past weekend, the senior defended her 100 meter hurdles and 200 meter dash title at the NSIC championships. Her NSIC record time in the hurdles allowed her to qualify for the NCAA Division II tournament for the third straight year. Kohlwey will join freshman…

Lightning Girls Lacrosse Hold Off Late Push from Stealth for Road Win

Grand Rapids/Greenway holds on for the road win over Hermantown/Proctor.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Hailee Orhn would find the back of the net seven times as the Grand Rapids/Greenway girls lacrosse team held off a late push from Hermantown/Proctor to get the win 12-10 Wednesday night at Egerdahl Field. Abby Bauman scored three goals for the Lightning while Caroline Ahcan also chipped in with two goals. Categories: High School, Sports

Hunters Softball Hang On to Beat Hawks

The scoring happened early but Duluth Denfeld would hold on for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – It would become a pitcher’s duel for the final four innings as the Duluth Denfeld softball team escaped with a 2-1 win over Hermantown Wednesday night at Ordean Field. The Hunters would score all their runs in the first inning as Bella Larson knocked in Lindsay Johnson and Gianna Torres scored on a wild pitch. Hayley Spradau’s…

Greyhounds Baseball Top Hunters in 12 Innings

Duluth East would pick up the win over rivals Denfeld at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – They needed 12 innings of work but the Duluth East baseball team were able to get the win over rivals Duluth Denfeld 6-5 Wednesday night at Wade Stadium. Nick Allen led the way with three hits and three RBI for the Greyhounds, who won their seventh straight game. Dane Herold knocked in three runs for the Hunters….

UMD’s Laura Bellamy Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Women’s Hockey Team

The Duluth native has spent the past four seasons with the team.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team has promoted assistant coach Laura Bellamy to associate head coach. The Duluth native has spent the past four seasons with head coach Maura Crowell, helping the Bulldogs to a 70–60–14 record in that time. The Denfeld alum has also served as a coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team Goaltending Development Camp,…

Senior Trio, Junior Duo Named Captains on 2019 UMD Football Team

Seniors Bill Atkins, Isaac Erdmann and Tom Johnson, as well as juniors John Larson and Johnny McCormick will don the C's on their jerseys this upcoming season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team announced their team captains for the 2019 season. Seniors Bill Atkins, Isaac Erdmann and Tom Johnson, as well as juniors John Larson and Johnny McCormick will don the C’s on their jerseys this upcoming season. Atkins, Erdmann and Johnson were stellar for the Bulldogs’ top-ranked defense, with each earning All-NSIC Second Team honors….

Hibbing Native Deion Harris Signs with Washington Redskins

Harris took part in rookie mini-camp with the Green Bay Packers before ultimately signing with Washington.

HIBBING, Minn. – A recent study showed that 0.08 percent of high school football players go on to play in the NFL. For a former Northland football player, he has beat the odds in order to achieve his dreams. Earlier this week, the Washington Redskins announced that they have signed Hibbing native Deion Harris as an undrafted free agent. Harris…

Superior Pursuits Charter Fishing on Lake Superior

Great Outdoors: Family Fishing On Lake Superior For Novice & Expert on the Elixir

TWIN PORTS, Minn. — With Lake Superior on our doorstep, the urge to fish on it, is quite high! It can get expensive having a boat, buying the gear you need and knowing exactly where the fish will bite. For this week’s Great Outdoors, forget all of that, because we are joining an expert with a huge passion to fish…

Hilltoppers Baseball Knock Off Rails for 11th Straight Win

The Duluth Marshall baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away from Proctor.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Proctor baseball team kept things close early on, but a four-run fifth inning would be the difference as Duluth Marshall doubled up the Rails 6-3 Tuesday night at Wade Stadium. Tyler Johnson finished 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI. Peter Hansen also chipped in with a run scored and an RBI to help…

Prep Softball: Hilltoppers, Spartans Win Big; Greyhounds Fall at Home

Mady Stariha threw a perfect game, her third no-hitter of the season, as Superior defeated Duluth Denfeld 10-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mady Stariha threw a perfect game, her second of the year and third no-hitter, while striking out eight as Superior defeated Duluth Denfeld 10-0 in five innings. The Spartans scored four in the second and five in the third to get the win. Ruby Moore went 2-for-2 with two runs scored Autumn Siers, Stariha, McKenzie Lehto and…

Saints’ Sande Named UMAC Pitcher of the Year, Kemp Earns COY Honors

The UMAC announced their end-of-the-season awards Tuesday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Jake Sande was named Pitcher of the Year and Corey Kemp was named Coach of the Year, the UMAC announced today. Sande made six appearances in conference play, picking up wins in five of those. During the regular season, Sande had a 0.00 era, allowing just one unearned run and held opponents to a .184…

Lumberjacks’ Jake Schramm Named UMAC Rookie of the Year

The freshman led the conference in batting average and was third in hits.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northland College’s Jake Schramm took home UMAC Rookie of the Year honors. The stud infielder led the conference in batting average and ranks 19th in all of Division III. He also ranked third in hits and ninth in on–base percentage. Schramm finished his freshman campaign with nine multi-hit games against UMAC opponents. Categories: College, Sports

Prep Softball: Rails Walk Off Against Panthers; Hawks Hang on Against Blue Devils

Proctor defeated South Ridge 3-2 in extras while Hermantown hung on for the 3-2 win over Virginia.

DULUTH, Minn. – In prep softball action, Proctor and South Ridge were scoreless until the eighth inning. The Panthers scored two in the top of the eighth, but the Rails responded. Erin Hawk hit a game-tying 2 RBI double, then Payton Rodberg scored the game-winner on a wild pitch to give Proctor the 3-2 win. Proctor got a big win…

Hawks Baseball Hangs On Against Golden Bears

Hermantown jumped out to an early lead and then was able to hang on late for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hermantown baseball team scored early and often to take a 5-0 lead after three. Eveleth-Gilbert rallied to make things close, but the Hawks would hang on in the end to get the 7-6 win over the Golden Bears. Hermantown will hit the road and play at Princeton on Tuesday while Eveleth-Gilbert will play at Littlefork-Big Falls…

Bulldogs’ Kohlwey Defends NSIC Outdoor Titles on Graduation Day

Danielle Kohlwey took home first in both the 100-meter hurdle and 200-meter run.

DULUTH, Minn. – Malosky Stadium hosted the NSIC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend, making it the first time UMD has hosted a league track event since 2007. Senior hurdler Danielle Kohlwey walked during UMD’s commencement ceremony Saturday morning, then ran over to compete in three events. Kohlwey said the events of the whole day was an unbelievable experience….

Northern Star: Andrew Standfield

For this week's Northern Star, we learn about a local powerlifter who was born with a rare genetic disorder.

DULUTH, Minn. – Next month, Andrew Standfield will be representing Team USA at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden. But how we got to this point has put as much strain on his body as the weights he trains with. “They noticed during an ultrasound that his belly was bigger than his head. They were like, “OK…

Hibbing United FC Wins First Ever Game

Hibbing United FC hosted Hayward United SC in its first ever game and got the close win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hibbing United FC played in its first ever game on Saturday afternoon and defeated Hayward United SC 4-3. Categories: Sports

Bluegreens Score Two Late, Draw With Twinstars

Damiá Viader scored the first goal for Duluth FC.

DULUTH, Minn. – Down 1-0 at the half, Duluth FC scored two goals late against Minnesota Twinstars FC to end in a 2-2 draw. Damiá Viader scored the first goal for the Bluegreens, then the Twinstars scored an own-goal during extra time. Duluth FC hits the road next Saturday to play Dakota Fusion FC. Categories: Sports

Yellowjackets Baseball Season Ends in UMAC Championship to Vikings

Braedn Barr hit a solo home run in his final collegiate game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team’s impressive run in the UMAC Tournament came to an end on Saturday, as Bethany Lutheran got the 7-2 win to win its second straight UMAC Championship. The Yellowjackets needed to win the first game for a chance to win it all, but they could not muster up enough offense to get the win….

Coaches Corner: Duluth Marshall Baseball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Duluth Marshall baseball team who's having another dominate season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s segment, we sit down with Duluth Marshall baseball head coach Joe Wicklund, shortstop Peter Hansen and second baseman Maddux Baggs, discussing their strong start to the season, winning for of their last five games in five innings, and their confidence level going into the playoffs. The Hilltoppers will play at Breck on Saturday and…

Yellowjackets’ Epic Comeback Sends Them to UMAC Title Game

Wisconsin-Superior surprised everyone as they will play in the UMAC championship game on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team pulled off a ninth-inning comeback to knock off Northwestern 6-3 Friday night at Wade Stadium to punch their ticket to the UMAC title game. After falling in their second game to Bethany Luthern, the Wisconsin-Superior baseball team were forced to play an elimination game against Northwestern. The Eagles took a 3-2 lead into…

Hunters Softball Outlasts Greyhounds

Duluth Denfeld hung on to defeat Duluth East in dramatic fashion.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their second meeting of the season, it was another offensive onslaught as Duluth Denfeld hung on for the 10-9 win. The Hunters beat the Greyhounds 15-13 earlier in the season. The Greyhounds will host Bemidji on Tuesday while the Hunters will play a doubleheader at Chisago Lakes on Monday, playing St. Francis in the first game…

Saints Baseball Season Ends at UMAC Tournament

The St. Scholastica baseball team couldn't get going as they fall to Northwestern.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a rough start to the UMAC tournament against Wisconsin-Superior, the St. Scholastica baseball team couldn’t bounce back as they fell to Northwestern 6-2 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium, bringing a shocking end to their season. The Saints left 10 runners on base and stranded 19 for the entire tournament. In his final collegiate game, Jake Fuerniss…

Tips To Hook The Big Walleye

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Minnesota Fishing Opener Walleye Fishing Tips

DULUTH, Minn. — In this weeks Active Adventures I caught up with Captain Parker, the owner and fishing guide at Superior Pursuits. He gave us a few tips on how to catch that big walleye this weekend. We’re talking bait, tactics and location. Check it out! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Education, Entertainment, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, Weather…

Twin Ports Norsemen Unveil New Uniforms

The team were also joined by former Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some football news now as the Twin Ports Norsemen will open their upcoming season this weekend in St. Cloud. And what better way to hype up the fans than by revealing the new uniforms. The team held a special fundraiser across multiple locations in the area with a uniform reveal at the Player’s Sports Bar in Duluth….

Rails Softball Battle Back to Top Hunters

Proctor would get the road win over Duluth Denfeld 8-4.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a game that went back and forth, Proctor would hang on for the road win over Duluth Denfeld 8-4 Thursday afternoon at Wade Field. The Rails opened the game with a 2-0 lead. The Hunters would score four runs in the fourth to take the lead. But Proctor would battle back to take the lead and…