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CSS Men’s Soccer Tops Saint John’s to Snap Six-Game Winless Streak

Jordan Finneran would score in the 88th minute to give the St. Scholastica men's soccer team the 2-1 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jordan Finneran would score in the 88th minute to give the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team the 2-1 win over Saint John’s Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. Chris Galley also scored for the Saints, who snapped a six-game winless streak. Categories: College, Sports

Duluth Denfeld’s Joe Eklund Named Finalist for Mr. Soccer Award

The senior striker finished this past season with 17 goals and four assists.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, Duluth Denfeld’s Joe Eklund was named a finalist for the 2021 Class AA Mr. Soccer award. The senior striker finished this past season with 17 goals and four assists. And although he didn’t win the award, he says it was an honor to be nominated. This is the second straight season that Denfeld has…

CSS Alum Dave Williams Ready to Lead Saints Men’s Hockey Team

Williams was named interim head coach after spending last season as an assistant.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been a whirlwind offseason for the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team. The Saints saw the controversial exit of their former head coach Kevin Moore. But as the dust cleared from that situation, a familiar face stepped in to lead the way. Dave Williams was named interim head coach after spending last season as an assistant. Williams…

Superior’s Tayler McMeekin Continues Stellar Freshman Year with Trip to Cross Country State Tournament

After winning the Lake Superior Conference title two weeks ago, the freshman qualified for the state tournament by finishing sixth in sectionals.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – What a season it has been for Superior’s Tayler McMeekin. After winning the Lake Superior Conference title two weeks ago, the freshman qualified for the state tournament by finishing sixth in sectionals. McMeekin has been a quick study too, as she began running last year during the start of the COVID pandemic for what was only supposed…

Duluth East Boys Soccer Reminded of 2018 Greyhounds’ Loss in State Title Game

Duluth East will face unseeded Moorhead Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. in Irondale.

DULUTH, Minn. – Of the five Northland soccer teams that are heading down to the state tournament, the Duluth East boys got by far the best draw of the bunch as they’ll go into the Class AAA bracket as the #2 seed. They’ll also take with them the memories of their last trip to the state tournament that ended in…

Superior’s Ross Rivord Commits to UMD Football

This past season, Rivord led the Spartans defense with 34 total tackles.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week, Superior’s Ross Rivord announced on Twitter that he has committed to joining the UMD football team. This past season, Rivord led the Spartans defense with 34 total tackles. On the offensive side of the ball, he added 168 yards and four touchdowns. Categories: College, High School, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Hibbing Native Scott Perunovich Named AHL Player of the Week

Perunovich leads the league in assists and points as the 23-year-old has found the scoresheet in his last five games.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – This week, former UMD standout Scott Perunovich was been named AHL Player of the Week. The Hibbing native notched one goal and five assists in three games for the Springfield Thunderbirds. Perunovich missed all of last season, but now leads the league in assists and points as the 23-year-old has found the scoresheet in his last five…

Northern Star: TJ Chiabotti

For this week's segment, we feature a North Woods running back who recently became the 19th player in Minnesota High School football history to rush for over 5,000 career years.

COOK, Minn. – North Woods running back TJ Chiabotti has always loved the game of football. “I like running it and hitting people,” Chiabotti said. And he’s been making his mark on the North Woods football team long before this record breaking season. “He’s been the guy for a very, very long time for us. Starting almost in sixth grade…

UMD Women’s Soccer Drops Home Game to Augustana

Jennifer Norris made nine saves in her second career start.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s soccer team battled for almost the entire game, but two late goals proved to be the difference as Augustana got the 2-0 win. The two goals came just over three minutes apart in the final 10 minutes of the game. Jennifer Norris got her first home start of the season and made nine…

UMD Women’s Hockey Dominates Offensively in Sweep of St. Thomas

Clara Van Wieren and Kylie Hanley each scored twice while Naomi Rogge, Gabby Krause and Gabbie Hughes each scored once as the Bulldogs improved to 4-4 on the season.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The No. 7 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team scored four goals in the first and never looked back, getting the 7-0 win over St. Thomas to sweep the weekend series. Clara Van Wieren and Kylie Hanley each scored twice while Naomi Rogge, Gabby Krause and Gabbie Hughes each scored once. Van Wieren finished with three goals…

UMD Men’s Hockey Edges Minnesota to Sweep Home-and-Home Series

Tanner Laderoute and Blake Biondi both scored as the Bulldogs completed the sweep in front of 7,596 fans, which is second all-time for UMD men's hockey at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting the 5-3 win in Minneapolis on Friday night, the No. 5 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team returned home on Saturday  and scored early and never looked back, getting the 2-1 win over No. 4 Minnesota to sweep the home-and-home series. Tanner Laderoute and Blake Biondi both scored for the Bulldogs while Ryan Fanti finished with…

UMD Football Can’t Hang on Late in Loss to Bemidji State

Cazz Martin rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns, while Armani Carmickle had 132 receiving yards and two touchdowns. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 16 UMD football team led for most of the game, but gave up 21 unanswered points as Bemidji State pulled off the upset with the 42-25 win. Logan Graetz, Garrett Olson and John Larson all split time at quarterback on Saturday. Cazz Martin had a huge game for the Bulldogs, rushing for 131 yards and…

St. Scholastica Men’s Soccer Falls at Home, Women Battle to 1-1 Draw With Carleton

Finigan Huffington, Nolan Friday and Jordan Finneran all scored for the men while Brea Archer scored the lone goal for the women.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s soccer team led 2-0 at the half, but three late PKs proved to be the difference as Carleton got the 4-3 win. Carleton scored all four goals in the second half, including three unanswered all on PKs. Finigan Huffington, Nolan Friday and Jordan Finneran all scored for the Saints. St. Scholastica will be back…

Northland Soccer Teams Learn Seedings, Opponents for State Tournament

The Proctor, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth East boys, and Proctor and Cloquet-Carlton girls learned their first round state matchups, with action getting started on Oct. 26.

DULUTH, Minn. – State brackets have been released for prep soccer and five Northland teams will be vying for state titles with the action starting on Tuesday. In Class A, the Proctor boys are unseeded and will face No. 1 seed Southwest Christian on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Edina. On the girls side, Proctor is also unseeded…

UMD Women’s Hockey Shuts Out St. Thomas in First-Ever Meeting

Gabbie Hughes, Elizabeth Giguere and Clara Van Wieren all scored while Emma Soderberg made 21 saves in her second shutout of the season and eighth of her career. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team took on St. Thomas this afternoon for the first time ever as St. Thomas newly became a Division I program. This one was all UMD as they got the 3-0 win. Gabbie Hughes, Elizabeth Giguere and Clara Van Wieren all scored while Emma Soderberg made 21 saves in her second shutout…

Superior Boys Soccer’s Season Comes to an End in Regional Final

The Spartans end their season with a 15-7-1 overall record. 

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After the Superior boys soccer team won their first ever WIAA playoff game at home on Tuesday, they were unable to keep the good times rolling on Saturday, as Eau Claire Memorial got the 2-0 win. Eau Claire Memorial used two first half goals to claim the regional title. Superior ends their season with a 15-7-1…

Northwestern Football Cruises Past Mauston to Open WIAA Playoffs

Austin Schlies scored four times while passing 1,000 yards on the season to lead the Tigers to a Level 1 playoff win.

MAPLE, Wis. – Austin Schlies scored four times while passing 1,000 yards on the season as the Northwestern football team got the 47-14 win over Mauston at home on Friday night to open the WIAA Division 4 playoffs. The Tigers will host West Salem next Friday night in Level 2. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Scott Arntson

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Esko football team.

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Esko head football coach Scott Arntson as the Eskomos finished their regular season undefeated and prepare for the section playoffs next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey Knocks Off Minnesota in High-Scoring Affair

The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday night when they host the Gophers at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 7 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team would get goals from five different players, including first-timers Owen Gallatin and Wyatt Kaiser, as they knocked off Minnesota 5-3 Friday night at the 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday night when they host the Gophers at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is set for just…

UMD Soccer Settles from Tie Against Wayne State

The Bulldogs will look for better results Sunday afternoon as they host Augustana.

DULUTH, Minn. — Stange scored the only goal for the UMD soccer team, but their match against Wayne State College would end in a 1-1 tie Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs will look for better results Sunday afternoon as they host Augustana. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UWS Soccer Teams Sweep North Central at Home

The Yellowjackets soccer teams each pitched shutouts at home against the Rams.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Allison Alessi scored twice for the UW-Superior women’s soccer team as they defeated North Central 5-0 Friday afternoon at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex as the Yellowjackets push their win streak to 11 straight. As for the men, they also got a shutout win over the Rams 7-0, behind two goals from Nicolai Stokker. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Preparing for the Unknown with First-Ever Match-Up Against St. Thomas

This weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to St. Thomas to take on the Tommies in their first year as a Division I program.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team is coming off a tough sweep at home at the hands of top-ranked Wisconsin. While Friday’s game was not good, Sunday’s loss was in overtime so head coach Maura Crowell sees that as her team improving against high-level competition. “We have to clean up our second periods. And then the third period,…

Duluth East Volleyball Sweeps Duluth Marshall on Senior Night

Ashlyn Ring led the way with 15 kills as the Greyhounds will close out the regular season Friday at the Moorhead Pumpkin Classic Tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East volleyball team got the home sweep over Duluth Marshall 3-0 Thursday night. Ashlyn Ring led the way with 15 kills as the Greyhounds will close out the regular season Friday at the Moorhead Pumpkin Classic Tournament. Categories: High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Tops UW-Superior in Exhibition Game

The Saints and Yellowjackets will be back at it again Tuesday night in their respective regular season openers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Taylor Thompson scored twice as the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team defeated UW-Superior 4-1 Thursday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. The Saints and Yellowjackets will be back at it again Tuesday night in their respective regular season openers. Categories: College, Sports

Jungle Gym’s Huffman, Walters Highlight Boxing Card at Grand Casino

Jungle Gym Boxing will have two fighters taking part in the big card Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jungle Gym Boxing will have two fighters taking part in the big card Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. For Danny Huffman, he’ll take on Nicholas Compton from Minneapolis, who handed Huffman the only loss of his career back in January of 2020. “Over a year and a half ago now. I’m just thankful for…

UMD Men’s Hockey Set for Home-and-Home Series with Minnesota

Friday night's game will take place down at 3M Arena at Mariucci, while Saturday's will be played at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – Here’s what the schedule has been for the UMD men’s hockey team: #16 Bemidji State, #3 Michigan and #10 Providence. Let’s keep the ride going this weekend against #4 Minnesota. The Bulldogs and Gophers will renew their rivalry in a home-and-home series, their first meeting in two years. Minnesota comes into the series as the fourth best…

Prep Football: Season Finale Wins for Esko, Hermantown; Cloquet Falls to North Branch

In the final night of the regular season, the Eskomos and Hawks were winners at home.

ESKO, Minn. – The Esko football team finished their season undefeated as they blanked Duluth East 55-0 Wednesday night at Eskomos Stadium. In other prep football action, Hermantown rolled past Rock Ridge 55-0 and North Branch got the road win over Cloquet 49-12. Categories: High School, Sports

Proctor Boys Soccer Tops Duluth Marshall to Win Section 7A Championship

Goalie Colin Aho finished with a clean sheet as the Rails win their first section title since 2010.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Senior captain Zach Schnabel led the way with two goals and Vincent Horngren scored the other as the Proctor boys soccer team defeated Duluth Marshall 3-0 to capture the Section 7A championship. Goalie Colin Aho finished with a clean sheet as the Rails win their first section title since 2010. Categories: High School, Sports

Defense Building Momentum as UMD Football Gets Set to Host Bemidji State

Kick-off for Saturday's game at Maloksy Stadium is set for 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is coming off a weird game of sorts. The Bulldogs knocked off Concordia-St. Paul 33-13, but the majority of the scoring happened in the late in the game. The UMD defense would pitch a shutout through the first three quarters against the Golden Bears. The Bulldogs will look to carry over the momentum…

Kidd’s Hat Trick Helps Superior Boys Soccer Win First-Ever Home Playoff Game

The Spartans move on to face Eau Claire Memorial in the regional finals.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Senior Jakob Kidd continued his scoring barrage with a first half hat trick as the Superior boys soccer team defeated Chippewa Falls 5-1 Tuesday night in the WIAA regional semi-finals. The Spartans move on to face Eau Claire Memorial in the regional finals. That game will take place Saturday in Eau Claire. Categories: High School, Sports

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Boys Soccer Takes Down Duluth Denfeld to Win Section 7AA Title

Jordan Aultman scored twice, including the game-winner, while Elijah Aultman scored once as the Lumberjacks punch their ticket to the state tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a back-and-forth battle early, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team used a second half goal to defeat Duluth Denfeld 3-2 to win the section 7AA championship. This avenges the Lumberjacks’ loss last season, where the Hunters pulled off the upset in the first round. Jordan Aultman scored twice, including the game-winner, while Elijah Aultman scored once. Gus…

Duluth East Boys Soccer Blank Centennial to Win Section 7AAA Championship

It's the Greyhounds first section title since 2018 and avenged back-to-back playoff losses against the Cougars.

DULUTH, Minn. – David Wallerstein scored twice and Kai Hoffman added a penalty kick goal to help Duluth East knock off Centennial 3-0 in the Section 7AAA championship game. It’s the Greyhounds first section title since 2018 and avenged back-to-back playoff losses against the Cougars. Categories: High School, Sports

Proctor Girls Soccer Win First Section Title Since 1998

Sophomore Kelsey Tangen scored the lone goal of the night for the Rails.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Sophomore Kelsey Tangen scored the lone goal of the night in the second half as the Proctor girls soccer team held on to beat Legacy Christian Academy 1-0 to win the Section 7A championship. The Rails punch their ticket to the state tournament for the first time since 1998. Categories: High School, Sports

Cloquet-Carlton Girls Soccer Claims Third Straight Section Title

Alexa Snesrud, Olivia Macaulay and Olivia Jameson all scored as the Lumberjacks take home the section 7AA title.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team used two goals in the second half to get the 3-0 win over North Branch to capture the section 7AA title. Alexa Snesrud, Olivia Macaulay and Olivia Jameson all scored for the Lumberjacks as they take home their third straight section title. Cloquet-Carlton now prepares for the Class AA state tournament, which…

Outdoor Retailers Struggling to Keep Up as Ammo Shortage Continues

Firearm Deer Season Begins Nov. 6 in Minnesota, Nov. 20 in Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn. – Whether it’s a family tradition or new memories in the making, hunting season provides activity for many Northland residents as autumn unfolds. This year, you may want to think ahead before bagging the big buck. “It’s a lot of good memories and it’s something — you’re outside enjoying the resources we have,” said Matt King, owner of…

UW-Superior Women’s Soccer Edges St. Scholastica in Bridge Battle

Allison Alessi scored two goals as the Yellowjackets won the "Golden Anchor" trophy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two goals from Allison Alessi proved to be the difference as the UW-Superior women’s soccer team got the 2-1 win over St. Scholastica Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ second win in 20 all-time meetings against the Saints, who got their lone goal from Morgan Friday. UWS will be back in action on Friday…

Minnesota Wilderness Pick Potatoes at Stokke’s Farm

The get-together was not only a way for the players to hang out together, but they plan on donating the potatoes to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Wilderness swapped their skates for spuds as the team met up at Stokke’s Farm to help pick potatoes. The get-together was not only a way for the players to hang out together, but they plan on donating the potatoes to the Second Harvest Food Bank. “With Thanksgiving coming up, there’s a lot of…

Proctor, Duluth Marshall to Meet in Section 7A Boys Soccer Championship

The action begins at 7 p.m. at Egerdahl Field in Proctor.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Wednesday night, the Proctor and Duluth Marshall boys soccer teams will meet up for the third time this season, but this time, a trip to the state tournament is on the line. After a slow start to the season, the rails have been on a roll, winning four of their last five matches, including a 4-0 shutout…

Communication is Key in Section Championship Game for Proctor Girls Soccer

The Rails will face Legacy Christian Academy Tuesday at 7 o'clock in Esko.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Tuesday, the final step to the state tournament begins for several Northland soccer teams as we’ve got section title games taking place. One team that’s looking to keep the good times rolling is the Proctor girls. “We told them from the start that communication is key and the louder the team is, the better they’re going to…

Cloquet Volleyball Sweeps Duluth Denfeld on Senior Night

The Lumberjacks will close out their season tomorrow night at Hermantown while the Hunters will host Proctor in their season finale.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet volleyball team picked up their 18th win of the season as they swept Duluth Denfeld 3-0 Monday night on their Senior Night. The Lumberjacks will close out their season tomorrow night at Hermantown while the Hunters will host Proctor in their season finale. Categories: High School, Sports

Traveling Trophy Added to CSS-UWS Women’s Soccer Match-Up

Both coaches also agreed that if the match ends in a tie, they will play a penalty shootout to determine who gets to take home the "Golden Anchor".

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the best rivalries in the Northland is the bridge battle between St. Scholastica and UW-Superior. Tuesday, the women’s soccer teams will go head to head and although they don’t play in the same conference anymore, they’ve found something special to play for. The rivalry match-up will now a feature a traveling trophy: the “Golden Anchor”….

UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to Top-Ranked Wisconsin in Overtime

Anna Klein and Elizabeth Giguere each scored twice while Gabbie Hughes recorded four assists for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 7 UMD women’s hockey team continued to battle No. 1 Wisconsin on Sunday and forced overtime, but Casey O’Brien scored 23 seconds into overtime to give the Badgers the 5-4 win. Anna Klein and Elizabeth Giguere each scored twice while Gabbie Hughes recorded four assists for the Bulldogs. Emma Soderberg finished with 26 saves. The…

Duluth Denfeld, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Boys Soccer Set to Face Off in Section 7AA Championship

This is a rematch of last season's first-round section playoff game, where the Hunters stunned the Lumberjacks. Kickoff on Tuesday is set for 8:00 p.m. at Public Schools Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last season, the Duluth Denfeld boys soccer team stunned Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, knocking out the top seed in the first round of the section playoffs on their way to winning the section title. Now a year later, we get that rematch, this time in the section title game. This year, the Hunters are the top seed and the Lumberjacks…

Northern Star: Alexie Pryd

For this week's segment, we feature a UW-Superior outside hitter who's making a name for herself in her first full season with the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Growing up in the Twin Cities, Alexie Pryd decided she wanted to go far away for college. But after a year at Division II’s Wingate University in North Carolina, Pryd decided to return home. “I’m such a homebody. When I first went to school in North Carolina, I totally was homesick. The girls were great, the coach…

UMD Men’s Hockey Wraps Up Ice Breaker With Win Over Providence College

Dominic James netted his first collegiate goal while Jesse Jacques and Noah Cates also scored for the Bulldogs

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 UMD men’s hockey team scored twice in the second period to get the 3-2 over win over Providence College in the consolation game of the Ice Breaker Tournament. Dominic James netted his first collegiate goal while Jesse Jacques and Noah Cates also scored for the Bulldogs. Ryan Fanti made the start in net and…

UMD Football Tops Concordia-St. Paul For Third Straight Win

The Bulldogs didn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter, where Logan Graetz threw two touchdown passes to seal the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 18 UMD football team struggled to get much going early but found their offensive rhythm late, scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to get the 33-13 win over Concordia-St. Paul. Curtis Cox did all of the scoring for UMD early, making four field goals, the longest from 52 yards out, to give UMD the…