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Bulldogs Men’s Basketball Heads to Costa Rica Ahead of 2019 Season

The UMD men's basketball team will play three games in Costa Rica next week.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team is back in Romano Gym this week, getting an early start to the season and some practices in before the team goes to play three games in Costa Rica next week. The NCAA allows college basketball programs to go on an international trip every four years, but it is still less common…

Coaches Corner: Dyami Starks

For this week's segment, we hear from the owner of Starks Academy.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with former Duluth East basketball standout Dyami Starks who currently owns the popular basketball camp Starks Academy. The camp will be in full swing starting on July 29th and this year, they will partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. To sign up, click here. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday…

Huskies Sweep Border Cats, Pick Up Seventh Straight Win

Danny Zimmerman and Alex Tappen both hit home runs in Duluth's 11-4 win over Thunder Bay.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies pounded out 15 hits Friday night to top Thunder Bay 11-4 to sweep the two-game set and pick up their seventh straight win. Both Alex Tappen and Danny Zimmerman hit home runs in the win, while Tappen was 3-for-5 at the plate. Kyle Jacobsen went 2-for 4 and drove in a run while Preston Hartsell…

Duluth Native Rob Bordson to Continue Pro Career in Sweden

The former UMD standout is signing with Vasterviks IK.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD men’s hockey star Rob Bordson is heading overseas to continue his pro career. The Duluth native is signing with Vasterviks IK in Sweden. Bordson was supposed to play in Austria last season, but a knee injury prevented that. The 31-year-old has also played in Germany following his time at UMD. He’ll see some familiar faces…

Wild Defenseman Nick Seeler Visits Duluth Air Show

Seeler's grandparents were avid fans of planes.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Duluth Air Show will take to the skies entertaining fans across the Northland. And Friday, they had a special guest stop by from the Minnesota Wild. Defenseman Nick Seeler was in town to take in the sights and sounds of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Seeler says both of his grandfathers were in the…

Huskies Blast Border Cats for Sixth Straight Win

Duluth scored six runs in the second and stayed ahead the rest of the way.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lance Ford drove in three runs as the Duluth Huskies got the big win over Thunder Bay 13-5 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Nine different players scored for the Huskies, who picked up their sixth win in a row. They’ll look to sweep the Border Cats on Friday night. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Nygaard Wins Second Straight Five-Miler, Kazmierczak Wins Women’s Division

Duluth's Nick Nygaard and White Bear Lake's Claire Kazmierczak each took first place in their respective divisions.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hundreds of runners made their way to Park Point for the 48th annual Five-Miler Thursday night. Duluth native Nick Nygaard took first place in the men’s division with a time of 26:27. Claire Kazmierczak of White Bear Lake was the first women to cross the finish line at 36:37. Categories: Professional Sports, Sports

Hockey Legend Mark Sertich Celebrates 98th Birthday

Sertich continues to hold the Guiness World Record as the oldest hockey player in the world.

DULUTH, MINN. – According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Mark Sertich became the oldest hockey player in the world at the age of 95. Three years later, “Sertie” still has the title with no plans on relinquishing it anytime soon. “Of course it being my birthday I’m think about it a little bit. Otherwise I really don’t have…

Danny Huffman Preparing for Third Career Pro Fight

Huffman will take on Jessie Addison III From Indianapolis, Indiana.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jungle Boy Boxing Gym’s Danny Huffman is getting set for his third career pro fight coming up next month. Huffman says he’s about halfway through his training program and he’s anxious to get things going. “We’ve already been in camp for three weeks preparing for the fight, so this last three is just getting some good rounds…

Campers Shoot Some Hoops with Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Team

The camp focuses on the basics like dribbling and ball-handling, which are crucial to learn, especially for this age group.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the sounds of balls dribbling and sneakers squeaking returned to Romano Gym as several campers attended the annual Bulldogs Youth Camp, hosted by the UMD women’s basketball team. The four–day camp is designed for athletes from 3rd to 8th grade. It focuses on the basics like dribbling and ball-handling, which are crucial to learn, especially…

Legion Baseball: Cubs’ Bats Too Much for Lakeview

West Duluth abused to scoreboard to get a road win over Lakeview.

DULUTH, Minn. – The West Duluth legion baseball team scored four runs in the first and seventh innings as they topped Lakeview 10-5 Wednesday night at Ordean Field. Tyler Johnson led the Cubs with three RBI, along with three hits. Lakeview’s Jaxson Edwards finished with five strikeouts on the mound. Categories: High School, Sports

Florida Panthers Sign Former Greyhound/Bulldog Dominic Toninato

Toninato has played in 39 NHL games and scored his first NHL goal back in February.

SUNRISE, Calif. – The Florida Panthers announced Tuesday they have signed former Duluth East and UMD men’s hockey captain Dominic Toninato to a one-year, two-way contract. Toninato was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2012, but has spent most of his career in the Colorado Avalanche organization. Toninato has played in 39 NHL games and scored his…

Huskies Surging Back in Second Half of Season

Duluth is currently tied atop the Great Plains East Division for the second half.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been an interesting season for the Duluth Huskies to say the least. After making it to game three of the Summer Collegiate World Series last year, the Huskies were unable to carry that into this season, finishing the first half 10 games under .500 and last in the Great Plains East. But a lot has changed…

Lakeview Tops Hermantown in Legion Baseball

Joe Vos struck out 12 over six innings of work in the team's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lakeview Legion Post 342 used strong pitching and a big sixth inning to top Hermantown 6-5. Joe Vos struck out 12 over six innings and gave up five runs, none earned, on just two hits. Kyle Doup came in and pitched two shutout innings in relief to get the win. Tyler Wapola went 1-for-3 at the plate…

Huskies’ Morrow, Kent Talk All-Star Nods

The Northwoods League All-Star Game will take place at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies will be on break for the next few days as the 25th annual Northwoods League All-Star Game takes place night. And while some players will enjoy some much needed time off two Huskies will be participating in the festivities. Infielder Nic Kent and starting pitcher Dane Morrow were both selected as 2019 Northwoods League…

Bulldogs Football Team Ranked 10th in First Preseason Poll

UMD will have 13 returning starters from last year's team that went undefeated tn the regular season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is already making noise in the preseason. The Bulldogs are ranked 10th in the College Football America Yearbook Division II preseason poll. Minnesota State-Mankato was the only other team from the NSIC on the list as the Mavericks were ranked fifth. The Bulldogs will have 13 returning starters from last year’s team that…

Whitecaps, Bulldogs to Meet in Exhibition Game

The defending Isobel Cup champs will meet the Bulldogs Saturday, September 28th at 4 p.m at Amsoil Arena.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Whitecaps announced Monday that they will head back to Duluth to play a preseason game against the UMD women’s hockey team. The defending Isobel Cup champs will meet the Bulldogs Saturday, September 28th at 4 p.m at Amsoil Arena. The Whitecaps played UMD in an exhibition before they started their inaugural season last year,…

Thunderhawks’ Jack Peart Named to U17 Men’s Select Team

Peart led all Thunderhawks defenseman with 21 points and eight goals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Team USA announced over the weekend the rosters for the Under-17 men’s select team and one Northland hockey player will be representing the United States. Grand Rapids defenseman Jack Peart made the roster after a week of development camp and games in Amherst, New York. The team will play in the Five Nations tournament in Germany August…

Former Huskies Manager Tyger Pedersen Makes Visit to Duluth

It's the first time Pedersen returned since leading the Huskies to the Collegiate World Series.

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures rise so has the play of the Duluth Huskies. This past weekend, they swept La Crosse with former team manager Tyger Pedersen in attendance at Wade Stadium. Pedersen, who is now director of baseball operations for the Huskies, currently works in the minor league system for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pedersen says walking into…

Meet the Huskies: Xavier Bussey

For this week's segment, we feature the Huskies's outfielder from Pensacola State College.

DULUTH, Minn. -Xavier Bussey is a long way from home, coming to Duluth from Pensacola State College and is originally a North Carolina native. “The landscape is a lot different. There’s like a mountain over here in the backview so it’s a really beautiful place. I heard it’s a lot colder in the May time,” Bussey said. Bussey transferred from…

Huskies Sweep Loggers, Win Fifth Straight

Both Nic Kent and Preston Hartsell went 4-for-4 on the day and drove in three total runs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies got off to another fast start on Sunday afternoon, scoring one in the first then took the lead in the third to get the 6-3 win over the Loggers to sweep the weekend series. Cole Milam had another strong start, giving up just one run on six hits over six innings of work while striking…

Huskies Shut Out Loggers for Fourth Straight Win

Starting pitcher Schuyler Hill struck out four and gave up three hits over six innings in the shutout win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting pitcher Schuyler Hill struck out four over six innings as three Huskies pitchers combined for the shutout as Duluth got the 6-0 win over La Crosse for its fourth straight win. The pitching staff gave up just five hits and finished with eight strikeouts. Nic Kent went 2-for-4 and scored two runs while Kyle Jacobsen went…

Duluth Rowing Club Hosts 61st Annual Regatta

The Duluth Rowing Club finished fourth out of the eight team field.

DULUTH, Minn. – Over 400 rowers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canda traveled to Duluth for the 61st annual Duluth International Regatta. The regatta featured 29 events, which was the largest regatta in Duluth’s recent history. The Duluth Rowing Club had nearly 100 rowers participating in different events, with some competing in their first race while some are seasoned veterans….

C.J. Ham Hosts First Annual Youth Football Camp in Duluth

Over 270 kids came to the camp at Lincoln Park Middle School.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kids in the Northland had a special treat Saturday afternoon, getting the chance to learn some football skills and play some games with a pro football player. Duluth Denfeld alum and current Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham returned to Duluth this weekend to host the first annual C.J. Ham football camp. UMD soccer and football players as…

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we're talking with the Denfeld alum and current Vikings fullback.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth native and current Minnesota Vikings full back CJ Ham. The Denfeld alum is holding his first ever youth football camp in his hometown. He also spoke about the excitement going into this upcoming season for the Vikings. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

BlueGreens Get Big Win in Regular Season Finale; Fail to Make Playoffs

Duluth FC finishes the 2019 season 8-2.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC ended the regular season on a high note, getting the 11-0 win over La Crosse Aris FC at home. The BlueGreens needed the win to keep their playoff chances alive, but Med City FC defeated Minneapolis City FC 1-0 to clinch the final playoff spot and end Duluth FC’s season on Friday night. Lucas Jacobs…

Future Bulldogs Brave the Heat for UMD Youth Football Camp

The basis of this camp was to teach kids from grades 3rd through 8th the importance of fundamentals in football.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nearly 90 degree temps would not deter campers from showing up to Malosky Stadium for UMD’s annual youth football camp. The basis of this camp was to teach kids from grades 3rd through 8th the importance of fundamentals in football. Organizers say the hope is to cultivate the next group of UMD football fans, and maybe some…

Registration Open for Park Point 5-Miler

Northern Minnesota's oldest race is in its 48th year of existence.

DULUTH, Minn. – Registration is open for the 48th annual Park Point Five-Miler, which takes place Thursday July 18th. The event is northern Minnesota’s oldest race and begins at 5:30 p.m. with a kids-only race for children 14 and under. After that, the five-mile run will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the two-mile walk starts at 6:35 p.m. Proceeds from…

Dirt Bikes Brraaap To The Holeshot

Active Adventures: Echo Valley MotoCross

BROOKSTON, Minn. — Just 35 miles west of Duluth lies Echo Valley MotoCross Track, that’s where we are taking you for this week’s Active Adventures. Get ready to tear through the dirt track and fly high in the sky, just don’t get roosted! 2019 Northern Series Race Schedule DISTRICT 23 DIRTBIKE RACES FOR 2019! * July 14th – Dirt Bike…

Former Greyhound/Bulldog Andy Welinski Talks NHL Move from Anaheim to Philadelphia

Welinski spent the past four seasons in the Anaheim Ducks organization, spending most of his time with their AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former Duluth East and UMD hockey star Andy Welinski doesn’t mind a change of scenery as he signed with the Philadelphia Flyers last week. Welinski spent the past four seasons in the Anaheim Ducks organization, spending most of his time with their AHL affiliate, the San Diego Gulls. Welinski says he is still very grateful to the…

Nearly 300 Rowers Will Compete in 61st Annual Duluth Regatta

Races will be going on all throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m and wrapping up at 5 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The 61st annual Duluth Regatta is set to take place Saturday at Park Point. An estimated 300 rowers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada are expected to compete in 28 men’s and women’s events. The regatta is a very unique event, which is a lot more popular than you would think. “We are a rowing community and…

Duluth FC Heads Into Finale with Playoffs in the Balance

The Bluegreens will need to beat La Crosse Aris and hope that Minneapolis City knocks off Med City to keep their season alive.

DULUTH, Minn. – Within the blink of an eye, the NPSL regular season is almost at its end. Duluth FC will be back in action Friday at home in their season finale, which is their final chance to punch their ticket to the playoffs. Because of their loss last week, the Bluegreens will need to beat La Crosse Aris and…

Pickleball Popularity Increasing in the Northland

The sport has only been around Duluth for a few years, but fans are flocking to learn how to play it.

DULUTH, Minn. – Have you ever wondered what the midway point is between ping pong and tennis? Well that would be pickleball. “It’s fun. It’s a good exercise. You don’t realize you’re getting a good workout. New ownership took over and we wanted to incorporate not just tennis, but more indoor sports for Duluth,” DISC manager Joe Jurich said. “A…

Superior Native Mike Sislo to Continue Pro Career in Germany

Sislo will join fellow Superior native Brett Olson who also plays in Germany.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s been quite the week for Superior native Mike Sislo. Not only has he taken part in the latest Twin Ports Pro Development Camp. But he’s also announced he’ll be going overseas to continue his pro career. Sislo has signed a one–year deal with Wolfsburg of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. The Superior native has played in over…

Local Hockey Players Learn From the Pros at Twin Ports Pro Development Camp

The camp, owned by Superior natives Mike Sislo and Brett Olson, runs through Thursday at the Superior Ice Arena.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Local hockey players are getting the chance to strengthen their skills and grow as players this summer. And with the Twin Ports Pro Development that it’s all led by coaches who started their playing careers right here in the Northland. The 5th annual Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is this week, bringing five pro hockey players back…

Jungle Boy Boxing’s Huffman, Walters Announce Return to the Ring

The pair will take part in the "Generation Next" boxing card on August 8th at the Myth Live down in Maplewood.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jungle Boy Boxing Promotions have announced that Duluth natives Danny Huffman and Jesse Walters will be back in action next month. The pair will take part in the “Generation Next” boxing card on August 8th at the Myth Live down in Maplewood. Huffman is currently 2–0 in his young career so far, while Walters will be making…

USWNT Inspires Northland Youth Girls Soccer

Local soccer players are feeling inspired and motivated after watching the U.S. Women's National Team win back-to-back Women's World Cup titles.

DULUTH, Minn. – Soccer is on the rise here in the United States and a huge reason for that is the U.S. Women’s National Team and their back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles. “I was screaming at the TV a lot. I really wanted them to win and then I started crying because I wanted them to win, and then they…

Saints Softball Team Host Pitching Clinic

It's been a few years since the team held a summer camp, but enough people reached out and convinced the Saints to bring it back.

DULUTH, Minn. – Summer is here and that means the Northland will have many summer sports camps going on, like the pitching clinic hosted by the St. Scholastica softball team. It’s been a few years since the team held a summer camp. But enough people reached out and convinced the Saints to bring it back. The clinic is broken up…

BlueGreens Fall at Home; Minneapolis City SC Wins NPSL North Division Title

Lucas Jacobs and Aidan Hill scored the two goals for Duluth FC.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the second to last week of the regular season and with a playoff spot on the line, Duluth FC was unable to do enough offensively, as Minneapolis City SC got the 4-2 win to clinch the NPSL North Division Title. Lucas Jacobs and Aidan Hill scored the two goals for Duluth FC, both coming in the…

Meet the Huskies: Danny Zimmerman

For this week's segment, we feature a Duluth infielder who's using his experience cheering on his team in Omaha as motivation for this season.

DULUTH, Minn. – After not playing for the Michigan Wolverines last season, Danny Zimmerman is looking forward to more playing time and more at-bats with the huskies this summer. “For me, it was all about playing in all of these games, playing every day, and just getting a lot of at bats and a lot of defensive reps and getting…

Huskies End Homestand With Win Over Express

Cole Milam pitched six shutout innings, giving up six hits while striking out three in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies ended their seven-game homestand in a big way, getting the 6-2 win over the Eau Claire Express in game three of the four-game series. Duluth went 4-3 during those seven games. The Huskies got off to an early lead, as Alex Tappen scored on an error to put the Huskies up 1-0 in the first…

Former Pro Athletes Return to Superior for Nemadji Celebrity Golf Scramble

The event brought in former Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals to the Nemadji Golf Course.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Tons of celebrities swapped the football out for golf clubs for the day, all for a good cause at the Nemadji Golf Course in Superior. Former football players from the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, as well as some other former athletes gathered for the Nemadji Celebrity Golf Scramble. Athletes included former…

Coaches Corner: Joel Person

For this week's segment, we talk with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person. The Bluegreens have just two games left in the season as Person talked about the team’s playoff chances. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Huskies Rally Late, Can’t Hang on Against Express

Duluth scored seven runs in the seventh to take the lead but was unable to hang on for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies were being no-hit through five innings, but the hits came later. The Huskies scored seven runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead. The Express would battle back, score four in the top of the ninth to get the 10-7 win. Xavier Bussey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored….

SUP, SUP! Gliding On Water

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: North Shore SUP Rents Stand-up Paddle Boards

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are gliding across the water on a stand up paddle board! North Shore SUP offers cheap rentals for both hourly and for the entire day! Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot chatted with the co-owner Heather on some tips and tricks and why you should try this sport out. Interested? Click here to…

Over 350 Runners Take Part in Sawdust 5K

The Sawdust 5K kicked off the Fourth of July festivities in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – 358 runners took part in the 9th annual Sawdust 5K at Pinehurst Park. The event kicked off the Fourth of July festivities for the city of Cloquet. The first person to cross the finish line was Moose Lake native Ethan Olson at 17 minutes and 55 seconds. The 19-year-old just finished his first year running for the…

Huskies Keep Rolling with Another Shutout Over Stingers

The Duluth Huskies earned their first back-to-back shutouts since 2009.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nic Kent and Xavier Bussey each knocked in two runs as the Duluth Huskies blanked Willmar for the second straight game 7-0 Thursday afternoon at Wade Stadium. Seven different players recorded a hit for the Huskies. Dane Morrow, Erik Kaiser and Jack Corbell combined for the shutout, the first back-to-back shutouts for Duluth since 2009. The Huskies…

Reynoso, Huskies Blank Stingers for Second Straight Win

The Duluth Huskies would get the lone run in the third inning.

DULUTH, Minn. – In his second start of the season, Ricky Reynoso pitched six scoreless innings while allowing just five hits while striking out six as the Duluth Huskies knocked off Willmar 1-0 Wednesday night at Wade Stadium. The lone run of the game came in the third inning off a sac fly from Max Guzman that scored Collin Hopkins….