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Coaches Corner: Hermantown Softball

For this week's segment, we talk with new Hermantown softball coach Michelle Sweeney.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Michelle Sweeney who was named the new head coach of the Hermantown softball team. She takes over for Tom Bang who retired last spring after starting the program 41 years ago. Sweeney talked about taking over for Bang and her plans for the Hawks program. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy,…

Bulldogs Football Kicks Off Spring Practice

UMD will hold spring practice over the next month, and play in the spring game on April 19.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team kicked off spring practice on Friday. The Bulldogs will spend the next month out on Malosky Field getting in the reps and drills they’ve been waiting months to do. “You spend all winter, all the time in the weight room getting ready for this and you kind of get away from football too…

Goggleye Sends Grizzlies to Third Straight Class A Title Game

The North Woods boys basketball game got the upset win over Ada-Borup.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Senior guard Cade Goggleye would hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to push the North Woods boys basketball team past Ada-Borup 57-55 Thursday afternoon at the Target Center. Goggleye finished with 18 points and six assists. Junior forward Trevor Morrison nailed down his second straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. North Woods will…

Mustache March & 5k Fun Run

Active Adventures: Slap On The Fake Mustaches And Run For Fun!

DULUTH, Minn. — The Mustache March Run is back for 2019! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot with the event organizer Mike Ward in the video above for the hairy details! WHAT: 5k fun run, plus prizes and a “Best Mustache Contest” WHERE: Fitger’s Rex Bar. The 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk course is on the Duluth Lakewalk, starting and finishing below…

Shepard, Richards, Perunovich Earn NCHC Annual Awards

Hunter Shepard picked up two awards while Scott Perunovich and Justin Richards each won one.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team took home four awards on Thursday night at the annual NCHC Awards Celebration. Junior Hunter Shepard was selected as the Goaltender of the Year, plus he also received the NCHC Three-Star Player of the Game Award. Shepard had the best goals against average and most shutouts in the conference during NCHC action….

North Woods Boys Basketball Advance to Class A Semi-Finals

The Grizzlies defeated Westbrook-Walnut Grove 56-39 at Williams Arena.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior Trevor Morrison led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the North Woods boys basketball team knocked off Westbrook-Walnut Grove 56-39 in the Class A quarterfinals on Thursday night at Williams Arena. TJ Chiabotti chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and five steals. Cade Goggleye added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds….

Cardinals Basketball Falls to Cougars in Class A Quarterfinals

No. 2 Ada-Borup handed Cromwell-Wright its first Class A loss of the season.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Unseeded Cromwell-Wright kept pace with No. 2 Ada-Borup in the first half, but the Cougars heated up in the second, getting the 49-39 win in the Class A Quarterfinals. Jaden Gronner and Cameron Cahoon led the Cardinals with 10 points each. Cromwell-Wright moves to the consolation bracket and will play on Friday at 7 a.m. at Concordia…

Eskomos Boys Fall in Class AA Quarterfinals

Esko and Minneapolis North were tied at the half, but the Polars clamped down in the second half to get the win.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team battled the whole way, but wasn’t able to come out on top down the stretch, as No. 2 Minneapolis North Community got the 61-53 win in the Class AA quarterfinal. Payton Wefel led the Eskomos with 16 points while Camden Berger had 12 points. The Eskomos will play Redwood Valley on Thursday…

Experience Will Be Key for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs will battle Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are getting set for their fourth straight trip to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Bulldogs are looking for better results this season as they fell in the semi–finals in 2018. But the experience will be key as UMD mentally prepares for the NCAA tournament next week. “It’s a great feeling and just…

Northland Group Training for Grandma’s Marathon

North Park Run Club enjoying outdoors with warm weather

DULUTH, Minn.- Snow in the Northland is melting which means that one local group is preparing for Grandma’s Marathon finally has the opportunity to get onto the pavement and enjoy the fresh air. North Park Run Club Coach Jessica Rossing says “this kind of helps to even it out a bit, to help everyone get back into a grove of…

Former Greyhound Philip Beaulieu Named WCHA Defenseman of the Year

Along with this award, Beaulieu was also named team captain for the NMU Wildcats next season.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Former Duluth East standout Philip Beaulieu has been named the WCHA’s Defenseman of the Year. The junior finished with a league-best 22 assists and 28 league points for Northern Michigan University. Beaulieu played for the Greyhounds from 2010 to 2014, helping Duluth East reach the state tourney in each year. In his senior year, he was named…

Esko Boys Basketball Face Uphill Battle as Unseeded Team in State Tourney

The Eskomos will take on #2 seed Minneapolis North in the Class AA quarterfinals.

ESKO, Minn. – Wednesday night, the Esko boys basketball team are heading back to a familiar place as they will take part in the Class AA state tournament for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. The Eskomos lost in the quarterfinals, but bounced back to win the consolation championship. That experience proved to be very valuable to the…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Face Denver at Frozen Faceoff

The Bulldogs split their season series with the Pioneers.

DULUTH, Minn. – After Colorado College defeated Western Michigan in their first-round NCHC series, the UMD men’s hockey will be matched up with Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Puck drop for the game is set for 7:38 p.m. Friday night. St. Cloud State and Colorado College will play in…

Two Harbors High School Receives Special Donation for Turf Field

Cooperative Light & Power donated $22,000 to the Agates athletics program.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The football field at Two Harbors High School has been long overdue for some renovations and Monday, a local company decided to help. Cooperative Light and power presented a check of $22,000 to the Agates athletics program to start raising funds for a new turf field. The current grass field ran into some issues this past…

Eskomos Boys Basketball Unseeded in Class AA Tournament

Esko is making its sixth trip to state in the past seven years.

ESKO, Minn. –  After winning their sixth Section 7AA title in the past seven seasons, the Eskomos head to state unseeded. They will play two seed Minneapolis North Community on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Williams Arena. The Eskomos lost in the first round last year but went on to win the consolation championship, but they’re hoping to flip the script…

Northern Star: Parker Mackay

For this week's segment, we talk with the captain of the Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their second ever national championship, the UMD men’s hockey team needed a trusty captain this year. That’s when they looked to their assistant Parker Mackay and decided to give him the “C”. “It was special honestly. I was excited for the challenge but a little nervous maybe just with the high expectations that this group had…

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Cardinals Learn Seeding For Class A Tournament

North Woods is the three seed and Cromwell-Wright is unseeded in Class A.

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their third straight Section 7A title on Friday night, the North Woods boys basketball team drew the number three seed for the Class A State tournament. The Grizzlies have lost in the state title game the past two seasons. North Woods will play Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Williams Arena….

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Mavericks, Advance to NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Four different players scored as Minnesota Duluth advances to its fourth straight NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to top Omaha 4-1 to sweep the quarterfinal round and advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Mavericks struck first but then it was all Bulldogs. Jackson Cates, Kobe Roth, Cole Koepke and Peter Krieger all scored in the win while Hunter Shepard made 18 saves. The Bulldogs advance…

Saints’ Anderson, Thomeczek Named ACHA/CCM All-Americans

Sophomore Rachel Anderson was named First Team All-American while junior Lexi Thomeczek was named Second Team All-American.

DULUTH, Minn. – The ACHA announced earlier this week that St. Scholastica women’s hockey sophomore Rachel Anderson and junior Lexi Thomeczek were named West Region CCM All-Americans. Anderson was named to the First Team and is the first Saints to receive First Team honors since 2014–2015. The reigning NCHA Player of the Year set a program record for points and assists…

Swaney Scores Game-Winner as Bulldogs Take Game One From Mavericks

Riley Tufte and Nick Swaney scored for UMD in the first game of the NCHC playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the opening round of the NCHC playoffs, Omaha scored with less than a minute remaining to send game one into overtime. Nick Swaney would score in overtime to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 win. Riley Tufte scored the first goal of the night. The Bulldogs and the Mavericks will meet up again on Saturday at 7:07…

Coaches Corner: RBA’s Kris Mallett

For this week's segment we talk basketball with the Rookie Basketball Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association coordinator Kris Mallett. Among the topics discussed were the organizations long-term goals, as well as the merger with the Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Three-Peat: Grizzlies Win Third Straight Section Title

The North Woods boys basketball team made quick work of Lakeview Christian Academy 78-39.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a wire-to-wire win for the North Woods boys basketball team as they routed Lakeview Christian Academy 78-39 Friday night at Romano Gym. Cade Goggleye led all scorers with 31 points to help the Grizzlies win their third straight section title. Tournament seedings will be announced this weekend. Categories: High School, Sports

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Fall to Dragons in First Round of NCAA Tournament

UMD finishes the season 23-7.

HAYES, Kan. – In the fourth meeting of the season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team couldn’t come back late as MSU-Moorhead got the 63-54 win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brooke Olson led the Bulldogs with 22 points. UMD ends the season 23-7. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Get Your Beach Body Going!

Active Adventures: Snap Fitness Personal Training Session

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot gets us in a personal training session at the gym! Why? Because it’s sloppy, slushy and icy outside and Spring is days away! So that means, summer will be here before you know it! Start to get that beach body going now! Break down the fear barriers and…

New Coach, Same Results: Eskomos Win Section 7AA Title

Esko won their sixth section title in the past seven years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Camden Berger finished with 20 points as the Esko boys basketball team knocked off Pequot Lakes 58-45 Thursday night at Romano Gym. It was the Eskomos’ sixth section title in the past seven seasons, and the first for new head coach Derek Anderson. Esko will find out who they will face in the Class AA state quarterfinals…

Bluejackets Can’t Hold Off Tigers in Section 7AAA Title Game

Princeton gets the win over Hibbing 91-76 to win the section championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hibbing boys basketball team led by two points at the half, but they could not hold off Princeton as they fall to the Tigers 91-76 Thursday night at Duluth East High School. Luke Lundell led the Bluejackets with 18 points, while Ayden McDonald chipped in with 17 points. Hibbing finishes the season with a 22-7 record….

Late Rally Falls Short for MIB Girls at State Quarterfinals

The Rangers had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but couldn't hit the shot.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Allie Negen would hit a three-pointer to pull the Rangers within two in the final seconds. But the rally would ultimately fall short as Mountain Iron-Buhl fell to Goodhue 50-48 in the Class A quarterfinals at Maturi Pavilion. Negen led MIB with 15 points and Matti Bennett finished with 11 for the Rangers, who will play in…

Martin Luther Too Much for Northwestern in State Semi-Finals

The Spartans led wire-to-wire as they topped the Tigers 96-61.

MADISON, Wis. – It was a rough game for the Northwestern boys basketball team as they fell to Martin Luther 96-61 in the Division 3 state semi-finals at the Kohl Center. Brody Payton led the Tigers with 19 points and six rebounds, while Andrew Klobucher chipped in with 11 points. Trequan Carrington led the Spartans with 41 points. Northwestern finishes…

Proctor Girls Fall to Caledonia in Class AA State Quarterfinals

Caledonia defeated Proctor 56-44.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In the Class AA state quarterfinals, Proctor fell short against Caledonia 56-44 Wednesday night at Williams Arena. Three Rails finished in double-figures, including Payton Rodberg, Morgan Nylund and Sam Parendo. Proctor will face Redwood Valley in the consolation semi-finals Thursday night. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Lions Will Meet in Section 7A Championship

The North Woods and Lakeview Christian Academy boys basketball teams advanced to the section title game on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – TJ Chiabotti led the way with 20 points as North Woods pulled away in the second half to top Deer River 61-46 Wednesday night at Romano Gym. The Grizzlies, who are the two-time defending section champs, will face Lakeview Christian Academy who got the win over Cook County 71-63. Tip-off for the game is set for 7…

Hibbing Girls Fall in Class AAA State Quarterfinals

The Bluejackets led by two at the half, but DeLaSalle would pull away in the second half.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Hibbing girls basketball team led by two points at halftime of the Class AAA state quarterfinals. But top seed DeLaSalle would use a strong second half to pull away from the Bluejackets and get the win 61-53 Wednesday morning at the Maturi Pavilion. Eve Turner finished with 11 points, while Abbey McDonald chipped in with 16….

Northwestern Boys Continue Playoff Run at State Semi-finals

The Tigers will face top seed Martin Luther in the state semi-finals in Madison.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Northwestern boys basketball team are en route to the Wisconsin state semi–finals. The team says their confidence level is growing with every playoff win, and at this point they feel like they can beat anyone. “I’ve been going to the state tournament for a couple years now and the dream to just play on it and…

Great Outdoors: X Game Gold Medalist Hits the UMD Rooftops

Extreme skiing came to UMD recently for a movie coming out in September

DULUTH, Minn.- A part of Minnesota-Duluth’s campus turned into an extreme skiing event for a professional skier who took home Gold in the 2012 X-Games. X-Game Gold Medalist Tom Wallisch used the campus of UMD for some extreme skiing, being filmed for his YouTube page. Just Tuesday, Wallisch posted pictures from the photo shoot to his nearly 300,000 fans on…

Prep Boys Basketball: Patriots, Eskomos Advance to Section 7AA Final

Both Pequot Lakes and Esko are moving on to the section finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the section 7AA semi-finals, Pequot Lakes got the upset over Greenway 71-56 and Esko rolled past Virginia 69-46 Tuesday night at Romano Gym. The Patriots and Eskomos will meet in the section championship game Thursday night at Romano Gym. Categories: High School, Sports

Rails Girls Basketball Ready for Deep Run in State Tourney

The Proctor girls basketball team are back in the tournament for the first time since 2001.

PROCTOR, Minn. – 2001 was a very long time. It was the last time the Proctor girls basketball team made it to the state tournament. In fact, most of the players on the team weren’t even born when Proctor last won a section title. But that’s what this group did last week and now, it’s time to get ready for…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos, Blue Devils Advance to 7AA Semi-Finals

The boys basketball tournament in Section 7AA continued Monday night.

ESKO, Minn. – In the quarterfinals of the Section 7AA boys basketball tournament, Esko got the big win at home over Pierz 83-60 and Virginia held on for the road win over Proctor 51-47. The Eskomos and Blue Devil will meet Tuesday night at Romano Gym in the semi-finals. Pequot Lakes will face Greenway in the other semi-final game. Categories:…

Rangers, Rails, Bluejackets Learn State Tournament Seeds

The high school girls basketball state tournament begins on Wednesday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Three Northland girls basketball teams won their section and are getting ready for state this week. In Class A, Mountain Iron-Buhl dominated Cromwell-Wright to win its ninth straight section 7A title. The rangers are unseeded and will play two seed Goodhue High School at Maturi Pavilion. The Rangers lost to the Wildcats back in January. In Class AA, Proctor…

Northern Star: Danielle Kohlwey

For this week's segment, we sit down with a UMD track senior who recently made program history at the NCAA Tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – Third time’s the charm for senior Danielle Kohlwey.  In her third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship, she finally came out on top. Kohlwey captured the 60-meter hurdle title on Saturday with a time of 8.24 seconds. But going into the weekend, Kohlwey just wanted to enjoy the moment. “With this being my…

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Vikings Advance in Section 7A Playoffs

North Woods will play Deer River while Cook County will battle Lakeview Christian Academy in the Section Semifinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7A Quarterfinals on Saturday, No. 1 and defending section champs North Woods dominated Mountain Iron-Buhl 86-53. The Grizzlies will play No. 4 Deer River, who defeated Chisholm 65-57, in the semifinals on Wednesday at 5:45 at Romano Gym. In the lower half of the bracket, No. 7 Cook County hung on to take down…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Falls to Gophers in WCHA Tournament; Men Drop Regular Season Finale to Huskies

No. 1 Minnesota defeated the UMD women in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal, while St. Cloud State topped the UMD men in the final game of the regular season.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes would score the first goal of the game, but No. 1 Minnesota would score four unanswered as the Gophers got the 4-1 win over the UMD women’s hockey team in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal. Maddie Rooney finished the game with 40 saves. The Bulldogs finish the season 15-16-4. For the UMD men, they couldn’t…

Tigers Basketball Wins Sectional Final; Advance to WIAA Division 3 State Tournament

The Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Wisconsin Dells in overtime to win the Division 3 Sectional 1 final.

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – The Northwestern boys basketball team battled down the stretch and forced overtime, eventually picking up the 75-68 win over Wisconsin Dells to win the Division 3 Sectional 1 final and advance to State for the fourth time, first since 2010. Categories: High School, Sports

Greenway Falls to St. Cloud Cathedral in Class A Finals

A strong first period wouldn't be enough as the Raiders come up short against the Crusaders.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Donte Lawson and Cameron Lantz would score power play goals in the first period, but the Greenway boys hockey team would struggled the rest of the way as they fall to St. Cloud Cathedral 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Lawson would be named the 2019 Class A Herb Brooks Award…

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Track and Field

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk track and field with St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by St. Scholastica track and field head coach Todd Bouchie. The Saints women’s team are coming off their tenth straight UMAC championship as both teams get set for the start of the outdoor season at the end of the month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers, Bluejackets Advance to Section 7AAA Finals

Princeton dominated Cloquet while Hibbing took down Duluth Denfeld in the section semifinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA Semifinals on Friday night, No. 1 Princeton dominated No. 4 Cloquet 88-70 while No. 2 Hibbing defeated No. 6 Duluth Denfeld 68-57. Princeton and Hibbing will play each other on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Duluth East High School for the section title and a trip to state. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Rails Girls Basketball Defeat Hilltoppers for Section 7AA Title

The Proctor girls basketball won their first section title since 2002.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AA championship game, the Proctor girls used a strong second half to knock off Duluth Marshall 62-46 Friday night at Romano Gym. Junior guard Sam Pogotchnik led the Rails with 21 points to help push Proctor to the state tournament. Seedings will be announced this weekend as the tournament begins on Wednesday. Categories: Friday…

Raiders Knock Off Top Seed Zephyrs, Advance to Class A State Finals

Ben Troumbly scored the game-winner 23 seconds into overtime.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ben Troumbly scored with 1:46 remaining to tie things up, then scored 23 seconds into overtime as Greenway defeated No. 1 Mahtomedi 3-2 to advance to the Class A Finals. Donte Lawson scored in the second period to break the scoreless tie. The Raiders will play St. Cloud Cathedral on Saturday at noon for the Class…

Relax In A Beginner Yoga Class

Active Adventures: Yoga North

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot and Brett Scott try out a beginner yoga class, with Yoga North! If you’ve never done yoga before and think you can’t, or if you’re intimidated by yoga classes, this is the perfect one to sign up for. Especially if you feel stiff, uncoordinated or awkward.  This class…

Greyhounds Fall in Class AA Quarterfinals to Cadets

Duluth East struggled as St. Thomas Academy got the win 3-1.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In the Class AA state quarterfinals, Duluth East would come up short against St. Thomas Academy 3-1 Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Charlie Erickson scored the lone goal for the Greyhounds who will face Moorhead tomorrow in the semi-finals for the consolation bracket. Categories: High School, Sports

Bluejackets Pull Away Late To Win Section 7AAA Title

Hibbing uses strong second half to top Grand Rapids in Section 7AAA title game.

DULUTH, Minn.- Abbey McDonald led all scorers with 24 points as Hibbing did just enough to get past Grand Rapids 55-48 at Duluth Denfeld High School Thursday night. The win ends the streak of four straight section titles for the Thunderhawks. Seedings for the state tournament will be announced this weekend with the tournament starting next Wednesday at Maturi Pavilion…