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Huskies Snap 5-Game Losing Skid, Beat Stingers 9-2

The Huskies were squaring off with the Willmar Stingers again Sunday as Duluth snapped their 5-game losing streak with a 9-2 win.

DULUTH, Minn.– The Huskies were squaring off with the Willmar Stingers again Sunday as Duluth snapped their 5-game losing streak with a 9-2 win. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Ambren Voitik comes up with a 2-RBI single to make it 5-1 Huskies. In the bottom of the sixth, Michael Brooks rips a double into left plating 2 more…

Hermantown Native Taylor Sundbom Wins 95th Annual Arrowhead Invitational

Hermantown native Taylor Sundbom came out on top to earn his fourth Arrowhead Invitational title. The win is also his first since he won the tournament in 2019.

DULUTH, Minn.– It was a great weekend for golf in Duluth for the 95th Annual Arrowhead Invitational which crowned another Northland champion Sunday. The tournament featured three previous arrowhead champions from the Northland. Another welcomed sight is that a convoy of carts filled with spectators closely followed the finalists Sunday. But when it was all said and done, it was…

Huskies Fall to Stingers in First Home Game of Second Half

After taking some time off for the All-Star break, the Duluth Huskies made their return to Wade Stadium this afternoon to take on the Willmar Stingers and lost 11-4.

DULUTH, Minn.– After taking some time off for the All-Star break, the Duluth Huskies made their return to Wade Stadium this afternoon to take on the Willmar Stingers and lost 11-4. In the bottom of the first Mike Boeve rips it down the third base line to get the huskies on the board in the first. Peyton Powell hits one…

UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley Picked By Blackhawks in 7th Round of NHL Draft

UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley was selected in the seventh round Saturday afternoon by the Chicago Blackhawks at pick no. 204.

DULUTH, Minn.– The Bulldogs weren’t left out of the NHL Draft day action. UMD Defenseman Connor Kelley was selected in the seventh round Saturday afternoon by the Chicago Blackhawks at pick no. 204. The freshman totaled three goals and two assists. Along with four blocked shots last season for the Bulldogs as they made another Frozen Four appearance. Kelley is…

Grand Rapids Star Jack Peart Stays Close to Home After Being Drafted by Minnesota Wild

The former Thunderhawk heard his name called by the hometown Minnesota Wild in the second round with pick no. 54.

ST. Paul, Minn.– The NHL draft wrapped up this weekend and it was a special day for Grand Rapids native and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart. The former Thunderhawk heard his name called by the hometown Minnesota Wild in the second round with pick no. 54. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play for the Minnesota Wild…

Grand Rapids Native Jack Peart Taken by Hometown Minnesota Wild in Second Round of NHL Draft

Grand Rapids alumni and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart has been selected by the Minnesota Wild with the second round of the NHL Draft.

ST. PAUL, Minn.– Grand Rapids alumni and 2021 Mr. Hockey winner Jack Peart has been selected by the Minnesota Wild with the second round of the NHL Draft at pick no. 54. The defenseman scored 11 goals and recorded 24 assists in his senior campaign helping the Thunderhawks make it to the section title game. Along with winning the USHL…

Coaches Corner: New UWS Baseball Coach TJ Oakes

It's this week's Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– It’s this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS. The new Yellowjackets leader talks about his coaching experience, what led him to Superior, and what he hopes to accomplish as head coach. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Announces Team Awards from Previous Season

Senior Forward Nick Swaney was the Bulldogs MVP award. Swaney notched a team-high 28 points.

DULUTH, Minn.– The UMD Men’s Hockey team announced their team awards from last season. Senior Forward Nick Swaney was the Bulldogs MVP award. Swaney notched a team-high 28 points. Junior forward Noah Cates for the second year in a row was the Bulldogs’ most inspirational player. The captain earned All-NCHC Second Team honors. Koby Bender was UMD’s most improved player,…

Former Duluth East Boy’s Hockey Coach Mike Randolph Takes Assistant Coaching Job at St. Thomas Academy

Former Duluth East Head Coach Mike Randolph will be back on the sidelines again but this time as an assistant coach for the St. Thomas Academy Cadets for the upcoming season.

DULUTH, Minn.– Former Duluth East Head Coach Mike Randolph will be back on the sidelines again but this time as an assistant coach for the St. Thomas Academy Cadets for the upcoming season. The former Greyhounds Boys Hockey coach recorded 658 career coaching victories ranking third all-time in state history in his 32 seasons as head coach. He was inducted…

Spartans Girl’s Hockey Team Hosts Hockey Jamboree

Superior was joined by Hayward, North Shore, and Moose Lake High Schools at the Superior Ice Arena Friday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– The Superior Girl’s Hockey team hosted a hockey jamboree Friday. Superior was joined by Hayward, North Shore, and Moose Lake High Schools at the Superior Ice Arena Friday. Games started at 9 a.m. and are continuing into Friday night. Spartans Head Coach Doug Trentor says that after practicing as a team all week, summer activities like this are…

Generations of Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Reunite for Golf Tournament

90 former Bulldogs were in attendance for the golf tournament.

DULUTH, Minn.– As the hockey world takes a pause for the summer, some former UMD Men’s Hockey players traded in their hockey sticks for some golf clubs Friday afternoon. The UMD Men’s Hockey Alumni Golf Tournament at the Northland Country Club has been going on for over two decades. 90 former Bulldogs were in attendance to see if they still…

Cleveland’s Baseball Team Goes From Indians to Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP)-Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change on Twitter, ending months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to permanently drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will undoubtedly be criticized by many of the club’s die-hard…

CSS Women’s Basketball Coach Steps Down After 27 Seasons

DULUTH, Minn.– Longtime St. Scholastica Women’s Basketball Head Coach Stacy Deadrick will step down from her coaching position after 27 seasons with the Saints. Deadrick recorded 324 victories and took home UMAC Coach of the Year honors in the 2013-14 season. During her time on the sidelines, Deadrick has been involved with Saints athletics as a player and coach but…

Duluth Amateur Hockey Association Seeking More Youth Coaches for Next Season

The league is looking for coaches for teams of any age from mites up to 15U for both the boys and girls teams.

DULUTH, Minn.– As the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association starts to look towards next season, they’re looking for people to run the bench to help make that happen. The league is looking for coaches for teams of any age from mites up to 15U for both the boys and girls teams. Anyone is welcome to help out, they say, no matter…

Former Bulldog, Wild Defenseman Carson Soucy Selected by Seattle in Expansion Draft

Soucy finished with a career high 16 assists this season for the Wild.

SEATTLE, Was. – The Seattle Kraken held their expansion draft on Wednesday night and a Bulldog is headed out west as former UMD defenseman Carson Soucy was selected from the Wild. Soucy established himself on the third pairing this year, finishing with a career high 16 assists and 17 points. The 2013 draft pick had two seasons left on his…

Huskies Looking to Continue Strong Start to Second Half

Despite dropping two games before the All-Star break, the Huskies are 7-5 during the second half, which is currently the best mark in the Great Plains Division.

DULUTH, Minn. – The first half of the season for the Duluth Huskies was one to forget but as time went on, they’ve started to click, fit the pieces together and are now sitting atop the division standings for the second half. Despite dropping two games before the All-Star break, the Huskies are 7-5 during the second half, which is…

Superior 10U Baseball Team Headed to Little League State

This is the first time Superior has sent a little league team to state in about 30 years. The state tournament takes place in Wausau and starts with a five game round robin play. Superior's first game is Saturday against Appleton. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior 10U baseball team won the District 3 championship this weekend, defeating Eau Claire 9-1 and is headed to the state tournament. This is the first time Superior has sent a little league team to state in about 30 years. On Wednesday, the team had a banner celebration and now with the support of the community,…

UW-Superior Names TJ Oakes as Head Baseball Coach

Oakes spent the past six seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Saint Mary's University, helping them to the NCAA Tournament this past season. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Last month, Frank Pufall resigned as the head coach of the UW-Superior baseball team but it didn’t take long to fill the position as the new coach has been announced. TJ Oakes will lead the UWS baseball team. A Minnesota native, Oakes played at the University of Minnesota and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the…

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

The Bucks defeated Phoenix 105-98 in game six on Tuesday night in Milwaukee to win their first NBA title since 1971.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points – and a championship Milwaukee waited 50 years to win again. Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the series 4-2. It was the third game this series…

Duluth FC Falls in PKs in Regional Quarterfinals

Duluth FC finishes the year with a 9-3 regular season record and their first playoff appearance under head coach Sean Morgan.  

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC couldn’t hold on to an early lead, as Carpathia stormed back in the second half to force overtime, then PKs then won it 2-2 (5-4) to advance to the regional semifinals and end Duluth’s season in the regional quarterfinals. Jake Starling got Duluth on the board first in the 27th minute, than Sidney Warden scored…

Great Outdoors Explores Gooseberry Falls

TWO HARBORS, Minn.– Drought conditions are common throughout the upper Midwest right now and that’s impacting some of the many tourist destinations up the North Shore, but Gooseberry Falls is still expecting a busy peak visitation stretch, despite the current lower water levels. Gooseberry Falls is described as the gateway to the North Shore. Located just 15 minutes North of…

Friends, Family Host Hockey Game Celebration in Honor of Mark Sertich’s 100th Birthday

On the week of what would have been Sertie's 100th birthday, his friends and family gathered at the Heritage Center on Tuesday morning for a hockey game, something that Sertie had been doing for years on his birthday.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Sunday, Duluth native and the world’s oldest hockey player Mark “Sertie” Sertich would have turned 100. He passed away last August but his friends and family still wanted to celebrate his 100th birthday, and what better way to honor and celebrate the local hockey legend, than on the ice. “This is the game that Mark loved,”…

Sean Morgan Leading Duluth FC Back to Playoffs in First Year as Head Coach

The BlueGreens are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2018, where Morgan, who was a midfielder on the team, helped lead them to the national semifinals. Kickoff between Duluth FC and Carpathia FC in the regional quarterfinal is set for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Public Schools Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC is back in the postseason for the first time since their magical regional title run in 2018. While most of the squad has never played in the NPSL playoffs, they do have some experience on their bench. Head coach Sean Morgan was a midfielder on that 2018 team that made it all the way to…

Former UMD Captain Sydney Brodt Signs Pro Deal in Sweden

The three-year captain finished her career with 40 goals and 58 assists, the 98 points being the 21st most in program history. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD women’s hockey captain Sydney Brodt has signed a one-year deal with the Linkoping Hockey Club (LHC) of the Swedish Hockey League. The three-year captain finished her career with 40 goals and 58 assists, the 98 points being the 21st most in program history. Brodt has spent time with Team USA in the past, earning an…

Duluth FC Forward Sidney Warden Earns 2021 NPSL Golden Boot

Warden finished with 16 goals and six assists during 12 regular season games this season to become the first BlueGreen to win this award.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC forward Sidney Warden has officially earned the 2021 NPSL Golden Boot, given to the top scorer in the league. Warden finished with 16 goals and six assists during 12 regular season games this season, that’s three more goals than anyone else in the league. His 16 goals is the most scored in a single season…

Huskies Shut Out by Mankato in Final Game Before All Star Break

The Huskies will now have the next few days off for the All-Star break, where Ambren Voitik, Mike Boeve, Will McEntire and Eli Sundquist will represent the Huskies in the game on Tuesday in Mankato.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies tallied five hits but couldn’t get one across as the Mankato MoonDogs got the 1-0 win on Sunday to sweep the two-game series. Mike Boeve led the Huskies with two hits on the day. Cameron Pool had a strong start on the mound, giving up just three hits. Ethan Hammerberg came in with the bases…

Five Duluth FC Players Nominated for NPSL Conference XI

Head coach Sean Morgan, goalkeeper Brendan Dally, defender Liam Condone, midfielder James Westfield and forward Sidney Warden are all representing the BlueGreens on the list. Voting ends Monday at 10:59 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Five members of Duluth FC have been nominated for NPSL Conference XI. Head coach Sean Morgan, goalkeeper Brendan Dally, defender Liam Condone, midfielder James Westfield and forward Sidney Warden are all up to represent the North Conference. People can go to the NPSL website to vote and can select one head coach, one goalkeeper, three defenders, four…

Esko’s Miranda Kelley Commits to St. Scholastica Softball

At the plate, Kelley hit .381 this season for the Eskomos with 10 RBI while striking out 47 batters with a 3.97 ERA in the circle.

ESKO, Minn. – Former Esko softball pitcher and utility player Miranda Kelley has committed to joining the St. Scholastica softball team this upcoming season. At the plate, Kelley hit .381 with a .480 on-base percentage. She tallied 16 base hits with 10 RBI while scoring 11 times. In the circle, Kelley went 2-3 over 47 2/3 innings pitched. She gave…

C.J. Ham Returns to Denfeld High School for Second Annual Youth Football Camp

The camp had two sessions and both were completely sold out, as over 400 kids ages five to 13 attended to get one-on-one instruction from Ham and members of the Denfeld football team, with a focus on character development, leadership and sportsmanship. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Before Duluth Denfeld alum C.J. Ham returns to the gridiron for the start of his sixth NFL season, the Vikings fullback returned to his hometown to host his second annual youth football camp. After last year’s camp was unable to happen due to the pandemic, Ham and his youth camp returned to Duluth on Saturday, this time…

Huskies Drop Series Opener to Mankato MoonDogs

Peyton Powell went 3-for-4 at the plate while Ambren Voitik went 2-for-5 with an RBI. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies gave up four runs in the sixth inning and then couldn’t rally back as Mankato got the 6-3 win in the series opener. Peyton Powell went 3-for-4 at the plate while Ambren Voitik went 2-for-5 with an RBI. The Huskies and MoonDogs will wrap up the series on Sunday with first pitch set for 1:05…

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we chat with the Vikings Pro Bowlers and Duluth Denfeld alum.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Minnesota Vikings fullback and former Duluth Denfeld star CJ Ham as the Pro Bowler will be hosting his second-ever football camp this weekend at Public Schools Stadium. Categories: Coaches Corner, Professional Sports, Sports

Lakeview Summer Classic Hockey Tournament Set to Return to Mars Lakeview Arena Next Weekend

Duluth Marshall will open the tournament on Friday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. against Hutchinson, while Hermantown will open things up against Benilde-St. Margaret's on Saturday, July 24 at 10:45 a.m. All games will take place at Mars Lakeview Arena. 

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s nothing quite like hockey in the summer, especially in the Northland. And next weekend, teams from all over the state will be at Mars Lakeview Arena as the annual Lakeview Summer Classic returns. “It’s like Christmas in July,” Duluth Marshall senior goaltender Sam Anderson said. “This kind of signals the start of next season,” Duluth Marshall…

Huskies Complete Another Late Rally to Sweep Minnesota Mud Puppies

The Huskies scored six runs in the eighth inning to sweep the two-game series against the Mud Puppies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second night in a row, the Duluth Huskies battled back in the eighth inning, six runs on Friday, to get the 10-7 win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies and sweep the series. Charlie Rhee and Ryan McDonald drove in two runs each while Michael Brooks and Calyn Halvorson each scored twice. The Huskies will be…

Duluth FC Wins Regular Season Finale to Clinch Spot in NPSL Playoffs

Dylan Sumner finished with two goals to help send the Bluegreens to the postseason.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dylan Sumner would score twice in the first half as Duluth FC defeated Sioux Falls FC 5-2 Friday night at Public Schools Stadium. Martin Grzywa, Sidney Warden and James Westfield also scored for the Bluegreens, who have clinched their spot in the NPSL playoffs which begin next Tuesday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Duluth Denfeld’s Kade Shea Selected by Anchorage Wolverines in 2021 NAHL Entry Draft

The former Hunters captain finished his senior campaign this past season leading the team in goals and tied for the lead in total points.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, Duluth Denfeld hockey alum Kade Shea was selected by the Anchorage Wolverines in the 2021 NAHL Entry Draft. Shea says when the pick happened, he received multiple texts from family and friends, as well as his coaches who helped him tremendously through the draft preparation process. “They made phone calls trying to advocate for us….

Silver Bay’s Ero Wallin Commits to St. Cloud State Baseball

Wallin was a finalist for the 2021 Mr. Baseball award, given to the best senior player in the state of Minnesota.

SILVER BAY, Minn. – This week, Silver Bay’s Ero Wallin has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the St. Cloud State baseball team. Wallin was a beast at the plate for the Mariners in his senior year, leading the state in nearly every offensive category, including batting average, home runs and RBI. “Ever since I was a kid,…

St. Scholastica’s Johnson, UW-Superior’s Heidenreich Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

Next in the selection process will be conferences picking two nominees to represent them at the next stage.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This week, the NCAA released the names of the 535 nominees for the Woman of the Year award. Some local names on the list include St. Scholastica’s Hannah Johnson and UW-Superior’s Amber Heidenreich. Johnson is a Two Harbors native and finished her career tied for most tournament wins in program history, as well as the best career…

Superior’s Raye, Zembo Earn All-State Honors from WFSCA

Raye was named to the First Team, while Zembo earned Second Team recognition.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior’s Emma Raye and Haley Zembo have earned all-state honors from the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. Raye was named to the First Team, while Zembo earned Second Team recognition. As a sophomore, Raye finished with a batting average over .550 to go along with seven home runs and 35 RBI. Zembo, who is also a sophomore,…

Experience the Water from a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Point of View

Meteorologist Ken Slama Gives Stand Up Paddle Boarding a Go

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In this week’s Active Adventures, Meteorologist Ken Slama gives stand up paddle boarding a try for the first time in his life. North Shore SUP provides lessons for adventure seekers, and also boards for those looking to check out the water from a different perspective. Click here for more information regarding North Shore SUP. Paddle on! Categories:…

Eighth-Inning Comeback Pushes Duluth Huskies Past Minnesota Mud Puppies

The Huskies scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Jared Southard came up with the save in the ninth to keep Duluth on top of their division.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies would erase a three-run deficit in the eighth inning to pick up the comeback win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies 5-4 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and Jared Southard came up with the save in the ninth to keep Duluth on top…

Grandma’s Winner Rotich, UMD’s Nielsen Winners at 50th Annual Park Point 5-Miler

The top men's finisher was 2021 Grandma's Marathon winner Milton Rotich of Kenya with a time of 25:20.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northern Minnesota’s oldest race celebrated five decades of running Thursday night as Park Point hosted its 50th annual 5-miler run and two-mile walk. Over 500 runners took part in the race with another 200 running virtually. The top men’s finisher was 2021 Grandma’s Marathon winner Milton Rotich of Kenya with a time of 25:20. He becomes the…

Laura Schuler Rejoins UMD Women’s Hockey Coaching Staff

She is no stranger to the program as Schuler was on the Bulldogs coaching staff from 2008 to 2015, including during UMD's NCAA title run in 2010.

DULUTH, Minn. – Big news for the UMD women’s hockey team as they announced Thursday that Canadian Olympic head coach Laura Schuler will be joining the Bulldogs as an assistant coach this upcoming season. She is no stranger to the program as Schuler was on the Bulldogs coaching staff from 2008 to 2015, including during UMD’s NCAA title run in…

Proctor Native Jake Malec Signs with Great Falls Voyagers

He joins fellow Bison teammate and Esko native Nick Emanuel, who also signed with the Voyagers last month.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Proctor native Jake Malec has signed a minor league deal with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer Baseball League. The North Dakota State alum just wrapped up his college career being named the Summit League Tournament MVP. He joins fellow Bison teammate and Esko native Nick Emanuel, who also signed with the Voyagers last month….

Duluth Denfeld’s Mary Johnson Commits to Elmhurst Women’s Soccer

Johnson has been the starting varsity goalie for the Hunters for her junior and senior campaigns.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, Duluth Denfeld’s Mary Johnson has committed to joining the Elmhurst University women’s soccer team. Johnson has been the starting varsity goalie for the Hunters for her junior and senior campaigns. And she was busy too, seeing over 50 shots in each season. Johnson is also a member of the Gitchi Gummi soccer club in Duluth….

Duluth Huskies Split Home Doubleheader Against Eau Claire

Duluth will be back at home Thursday night for a two-game series against the Minnesota Mud Puppies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first and only time this season, the Duluth Huskies hosted a doubleheader at Wade Stadium against Eau Claire. The Huskies took Game One 4-3 and dropped the nightcap to the Express 10-6. Duluth will be back at home Thursday night for a two-game series against the Minnesota Mud Puppies. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

UMD Football Hosts Final Session of Summer Team Camps

The UMD staff hopes that the camp allows teams to get a little ahead on their fall camp work before their seasons begin next month.

DULUTH, Minn. – The final session of UMD football team camps wrapped up Wednesday at Malosky Stadium. 20 teams were on campus for this session as they received training from the Bulldogs’ coaching staff and got to scrimmage against one another as well. “Just really cool to play on this field and just get an opportunity to get a chance…

GO: Honeyberry Picking

First planted in 2016, the first and only commercial honeyberry orchard in the united states is just a short drive from the twin ports in Wrenshall.

WRENSHALL, Minn. — First planted in 2016, the first and only commercial honeyberry orchard in the united states is just a short drive from the twin ports in Wrenshall. “So if you can envision a blueberry that kind of fell in love with a pack of sweet tarts. Some are sweet. Some are sour and some are tart. Every variety…