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Fond du Lac Tribal and COmmunity College Football Falls to Itasca

The only scoring from the Thunder came late in the fourth quarter.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Itasca Community College scored early and often to top Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College 39-6 on Saturday night at Egerdahl Field. The only scoring from the Thunder came with less than nine minutes left, as Mason Klinger connected with Justice Bice for the 12-yard touchdown pass. Categories: College, Sports

CSS Football Wins Big Over Presentation

St. Scholastica got off to a quick start and led the entire time to get its second win of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Zach Edwards marched his Saints down the field on the opening drive, which ended in an 18 yard touchdown pass to Mitchell Adrian, to give the Saints an early lead, and they would continue to build that throughout the game, as St. Scholastica topped Presentation 41-13 in a battle of the Saints. CSS held Presentation scoreless for…

Coaches Corner: Anthony and Caitlyn Wood

For this week's segment, we hear from the husband and wife duo at Lake Superior College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Anthony and Caitlyn Wood who are the new head coaches for the Lake Superior College men’s and women’s soccer teams. Among the topics discussed are how the husband and wife ended up at the same job, as well as what the local soccer scene is like in the Northland….

Saints Football Back at “Home” To Take On Presentation

These two teams haven't faced each other since 2012, when both were part of the UMAC.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The St. Scholastica football team had a weird week as they had to practice at the Spartan Sports Complex in Superior due to the ongoing construction at Public Schools Stadium. This week, the Saints welcome another team with the same mascot in Presentation who haven’t played against CSS since 2012. “I know they used to be in…

UMD Women’s Soccer Knock Off Defending National Champs Bridgeport

The Bulldogs would hang on for the 3-2 win over the Purple Knights

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team scored two goals in the second half as the Bulldogs shocked the defending national champs Bridgeport 3-2 Thursday night at Malosky Stadium. Hannah Caldwell, Logan Nash and Holly Kaboord each scored for UMD, who improve to 2-1 on the season. Bulldogs will continue their homestand next week as they begin NSIC play…

UWS Men’s Soccer Ranked 4th in Regional Poll

It is believed to be the highest UWS has ever been regionally ranked in program history.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team come in at #4 in the first United Soccer Coaches North Regional rankings of the season. According the Yellowjackets athletics, it is believed to be the highest uws has ever been regionally ranked in program history. The ‘Jackets are currently 3–1 and were scheduled to play Wednesday against Bethel, but the game…

UMD Football Looking to Keep NSIC Streak Going vs. MSU-Moorhead

The Bulldogs have topped the Dragons 17 consecutive times dating back to 1999.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the UMD football team will be on the road for the first time this season as they take on Minnesota State Moorhead, a team they have beaten 17 consecutive times since 1999. The Bulldogs are also riding a 20-game NSIC win streak going into their game against the Dragons. But even coming off a blowout…

UMD Women’s Hockey Ranked 4th in WCHA Preseason Poll

The Bulldogs were just a single vote from third place in the poll, which went to Ohio State.

EDINA, Minn. – The WCHA released preseason coaches poll Wednesday afternoon and the UMD women’s hockey team were picked to finish fourth this upcoming season. The Bulldogs were just a single vote from third place in the poll, which went to Ohio State. No surprise at the top as the defending national champs Wisconsin were ranked #1 and Minnesota is…

Transfer WR Quincy Woods Dazzles in Bulldogs Debut

Woods finished with five catches, 123 yards and two touchdowns in his UMD debut.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team are back at practice after a big win in Week One. One of the standouts for Saturday’s win over Minot State was wide receiver Quincy Woods. The transfer from Northwest Missouri state finished with five catches, 123 yards and two touchdowns in his UMD debut. But for him, the numbers came secondary to…

UMD Volleyball Stays Put at #6 in AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs have been ranked in every poll since September 10th, 2002, the longest active streak in DII.

DULUTH, Minn. – After going 3–1 to start the season, the UMD volleyball team stayed steady at #6 in this week’s AVCA Division II poll. The Bulldogs have been ranked in every poll since September 10th, 2002, which is 234 straight polls and is the longest active streak in DII. UMD’s only loss last week was to #2 Cal State-San…

Saints Football Team Dedicating Season to Jeff LeMay

The team will be wearing decals in the back of their helmets with LeMay's #29.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, the St. Scholastica football team pulled off an epic comeback win in their season opener against Mayville State. One of the many things that propelled them to that win was a special person in their thoughts. The Saints are dedicating this season to teammate Jeff LeMay, who is recovering from a car accident he…

UMD Football Moves Up One Spot in AFCA Poll

UMD are coming off a dominating win over Minot State in Week One.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is ranked 13th in the AFCA Division II Coaches poll for Week One. The Bulldogs moved up one spot after being ranked 14th to start the season. UMD started off the season in a big way, dominating Minot State 52–7 and picking up 552 total yards. The Bulldogs will look to continue their…

Shepard, Wolff Named Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Captains for 2019-20

Nick Wolff was an alternate captain last season, while Hunter Shepard was once again the backbone for the UMD men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to UMD Athletics, goalkeeper Hunter Shepard and defenseman Nick Wolff have been named captains for the UMD men’s hockey team for this upcoming season. Wolff was an alternate captain last season, while Shepard was once again the backbone for the Bulldogs as they won back-to-back national championships. Wolff had five goals with 13 assists last year,…

Northern Star: Zach Edwards

For this week's segment, we feature the quarterback on the St. Scholastica football team.

DULUTH, Minn. -St. Scholastica quarterback Zach Edwards entered Saturday’s season opener with high expectations, as he officially started his last first game. “You think about it’s the last of the end. I’m looking forward to it, I’m excited. Nothing like senior year, nothing like football, so I think it will be a good time,” Edwards said. In his junior season,…

Bulldogs Soccer Drops Heartbreaker to Huskies in Double Overtime

Senior midfielder Emily Hinz scored both goals for UMD.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team started attacking quickly, but ultimately Michigan Tech won 3-2 in double overtime. Senior midfielder Emily Hinz scored both goals for the Bulldogs, the first in the fifth minute for the first goal of the game, and the second 24th minute to tie the game at two. In between Hinz’s two goals, the…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Close Out Stinger Classic On Top

After dropping the first set, UWS stormed back to defeat Crow 3-1.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After dropping the first set, the UWS volleyball team stormed back to defeat Crown 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18) to close out the Stinger Classic with two wins. Cami Sletta led the way with 19 kills, while Megan Holz had 25 assists. The Yellowjackets will be back in action on Wednesday in Saint Paul against Macalester. Categories:…

Saints Football Rallies, Wins Season Opener in Overtime

This was the first time St. Scholastica has won the season opener since 2014.

DULUTH, Minn. – After trailing 19-0 to Mayville State late in the second quarter, the St. Scholastica football rallied to trail by five at the half, then used a big second half to force overtime and eventually win the season opener 42-35. Down by two touchdowns with six minutes remaining, the Saints managed to charge down the field twice to…

Bulldogs Soccer Starts 2019 Season With Victory Over Wildcats

Shannon King netted the lone goal for Minnesota Duluth in the 1-0 win

DULUTH, Minn.- The University of Minnesota Duluth women’s soccer team kicked off the 2019 season with a 1-0 victory over visiting Northern Michigan. Sophomore defender Shannon King put away a header in the 28th minute, and sophomore goalkeeper Sophia Grenz came up with three saves in the clean sheet. Next up for the Bulldogs is Michigan Tech on Sunday at…

Saints Volleyball Top Yellowjackets In Five-Set Thriller

The two teams traded set wins, until the Saints were able to come up with the fifth set victory.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In the opening match of the 2019 Stinger Classic, St. Scholastica topped UW-Superior 3-2 in non-conference action. The Saints were lead by Brooke Schermann who had 23 kills and Espi Austvold who picked up 27 assists. Action continues for both teams on Saturday at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.     Categories: College, Sports

UMD Football Steamrolls Minot State in Season Opener

The Bulldogs put up over 350 yards of offense in the first half alone.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD quarterback John Larson finished with 279 yards passing and threw three touchdown passes as the Bulldogs ran past Minot State 52-7 Thursday night at Malosky Stadium. Running back Wade Sullivan and wide receiver Quincy Woods each scored twice for the Bulldogs, who will travel to Minnesota State-Moorhead next week. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota –…

A New Era for Saints Football Begins This Weekend

It will be the first game for new head coach Mike Heffernan.

DULUTH, Minn. – One team that will be kicking their football season off this weekend is St. Scholastica. It will be a slight change of plans for the opener though as CSS will take on Mayville State at Malosky Stadium, home of the UMD football team. But the Saints embrace the new venue and are excited to play at home…

Saints Football Team Move Season Opener to Malosky Stadium

Kick-off for the game is still scheduled for 12 p.m. as Mike Heffernan makes his head coaching debut for the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team have announced a change in venue for their opener this weekend. Instead of playing at Public Schools Stadium at Denfeld High School, the Saints will play up at Malosky Stadium against Mayville State University. The change is due to the ongoing construction at PSS. Kick-off for the game is still scheduled for…

Former North Woods Star Cade Goggleye Commits to St. Scholastica Basketball

Goggleye had originially committed to the University of Jamestown back in late May.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former North Woods standout Cade Goggleye has decided he will join the St. Scholastica men’s basketball team, according to the CSS athletic department. Goggleye had originally committed to the University of Jamestown back in late May, but now he will be much closer to home. Goggleye scored over 2100 points in his four years with the Grizzlies,…

Bulldogs Football Prepping for Week One

UMD will open the 2019 season at home on Thursday night against Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is more than ready to officially start the 2019 season later this week. Fall camp is over and now the Bulldogs are focusing their attention on Minot State. There’s a different feeling at Malosky Stadium this week as the team has worked through the basics,and now they can come up with a game…

Northern Star: Eric Watson

For this week's Northern Star, we highlight a UWS men's soccer player with high expectations for the upcoming season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For University of Wisconsin-Superior senior Eric Watson, this upcoming season will be a big one for the Yellowjackets men’s soccer team. “The publishings that come out or the stories that come out about us, it’s all extra on top of it. A little bit of the cherry on top. But I think really if we’re being truthful…

Thunderhawks’ John Sutherland Commits to Bulldogs Basketball

Sutherland averaged 27.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game in his junior season at Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.  – Grand Rapids basketball senior John Sutherland announced on Twitter over the weekend that he has committed to playing college basketball at UMD. Sutherland averaged 27.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as he led Grand Rapids to nine wins during his junior season. Sutherland follows in the footsteps of current Bulldog and Thunderhawks alum Alex Illikainen,…

Saints Women’s Soccer Falls to Warhawks

Emily Olson scored the only goal for St. Scholastica in the loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second game in a row, the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team struggled offensively and gave up a few too many goals, as UW-Whitewater got the 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon. The Warhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the half. Emily Olson scored early in the second half, but the Warhawks immediately responded with…

Coaches Corner: Rachel Gray

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the CSS golf teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Rachel Gray, the new head coach of the St. Scholastica men’s and women’s golf team. Gray talked about what interested her in the position, as well as what she likes about this team. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Joel Barta Returns to Coach Northland College Baseball

Barta is the only skipper to lead Northland College to a national playoff game.

ASHLAND, Wisc. – Northland College announced Wednesday that Joel Barta is returning to coach the Lumberjacks baseball team. Barta was the program’s first head coach from 2000 to 2006 and since then, he is the only skipper to lead Northland College to a national playoff game. Prior to his return to Ashland, Barta made stops at the University of Texas…

Yellowjackets, IceHawks Settle for Draw in Men’s Soccer Scrimmage

Carsen Monnier scored for the IceHawks while Alex Sulzer found the back of the net for the Yellowjackets.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In their final scrimmage before the regular season, the Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team settled for a draw with Lake Superior College 1-1 Wednesday afternoon at Egerdahl Field. Carsen Monnier scored for the IceHawks while Alex Sulzer found the back of the net for the Yellowjackets, who will open their season with a pair of matches in Texas….

Yellowjackets, Saints Top Ranked Teams in UMAC Men’s Soccer Poll

The Yellowjackets are coming off a historic season becoming the first UMAC team to win an NCAA playoff game.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team is the unanimous pick to win the UMAC this upcoming season. That’s according to the conference coaches poll that was released Tuesday. St. Scholastica comes in at #2. The Yellowjackets are coming off a historic season becoming the first UMAC team to win an NCAA playoff game. UWS will open their…

UMD Football Team Ranked 14th in AFCA DII Preseason Poll

The Bulldogs come in at #14 on the list and were one of five teams from the NSIC that were represented.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the 12th consecutive year, the UMD football team have made an appearance on the American Football Coaches Association Division II preseason poll. The Bulldogs come in at #14 on the list and were one of five teams from the NSIC that were represented. Minnesota State-Mankato was #3. Defending national champs Valdosta State University remain on top…

Esko’s Dea DeLeon Commits to UMD Softball Team

The senior outfielder was a big part of the Eskomos extending their Section 7AA winning streak to four this past spring.

ESKO, Minn. – Eskomos softball standout Dea DeLeon announced Monday morning on Twitter that she has committed to joining the UMD softball team. The senior outfielder was a big part of the Eskomos extending their Section 7AA winning streak to four this past spring. DeLeon batted well over .500 as a junior with eight doubles, four triples and 13 steals….

Saints, Yellowjackets in Top 3 of UMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll

Both teams will open their respective seasons this Friday.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Monday, the UMAC released their preseason coaches poll for women’s soccer and St. Scholastica takes the top spot, one year after winning the regular season title, but failing to win the postseason championship. The Saints were able to secure seven of the nine first-place votes. The other two went to Northwestern, the 2018 UMAC playoff champs….

CSS Volleyball Plays Preseason Scrimmage Versus UMD

It is an opportunity that happens each preseason and gives CSS a chance to test their skills against one of the best D-II programs in the nation.

DULUTH, Minn. – The D-III College of St. Scholastica volleyball team took on D-II UMD in a preseason warm-up at Romano Gym. It is an opportunity that happens each preseason and gives CSS a chance to test their skills against one of the best D-II programs in the nation. Powerhouse UMD volleyball is ranked sixth in the D-II national preseason…

Yellowjackets Men’s Soccer Dominate in Preseason Scimmage

UWS beats St. Olaf ahead of the regular season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior took on  St. Olaf in a preseason scrimmage at NBC Spartan Sports Complex. UWS won 3-0. Junior Eric Watson from Thunder Bay, Ontario scored an emphatic penalty kick. The regular season starts for UWS on August 30 against Austin College in Texas. Categories: College, Sports

Former CSS Star Aaron Olson Joins Saints Coaching Staff

Olson says he's still looking for opportunities to possibly play professionally overseas.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica has a new member on their coaching staff. Esko native and former Saints star wideout Aaron Olson has joined Mike Heffernan’s staff. Olson says he’s still looking for opportunities to possibly play professionally overseas. But for now, he’s glad to be back with the Saints. “I was excited for camp to start. I was just…

Cromwell-Wright’s Shaily Hakamaki Commits to UMD

Shaily's cousin Taya, also a guard on Cromwell-Wright, committed to UMD back in April.

CROMWELL, Minn. – Cromwell-Wright senior guard Shaily Hakamaki announced on Twitter Wednesday that she has verbally commited to the UMD women’s basketball team. Shaily’s cousin Taya, also a guard on Cromwell-Wright, committed to UMD back in April. Shaily averaged more than 20 points a game as she and Taya helped lead the Cardinals to a runner-up finish in Section 7A…

Yellowjackets, Saints Ranked Third, Fourth in UMAC Volleyball Poll

The two teams will play each other September 6th in Superior.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference announced Wednesday the preseason coaches poll for volleyball. UWS came in at #3 receiving one first-place vote while St. Scholastica is right behind them at #4. Minnesota Morris and Northwestern are tied for first. The Saints will open their season August 30th against Buena Vista while the Yellowjackets will open the…

UMD Men’s Hockey Team Unveil Championship Rings

For the second time in as many years, the UMD men's hockey team unveiled their championship rings from this past season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second time in as many years, the UMD men’s hockey team unveiled their championship rings from this past season. The ceremony started with a few words from head coach Scott Sandelin. Then the players watched a video with highlights of the national championship game. Then it was time to unbox the hardware as the players…

Northland College Sweeps Lake Superior College in Soccer Doubleheader

Both the NC men's and women's teams picked up wins over LSC.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Northland College would pick up two wins Wednesday afternoon as the men’s and women’s soccer teams defeated Lake Superior College at Egerdahl Field. In the women’s match, the LumberJills defeated the IceHawks 5-1 and the LumberJacks won their match 4-1. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Volleyball Team Continues Nationally-Ranked Streak

UMD has been ranked in every AVCA poll since September 10th, 2002

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team is once again ranked nationally in the first preseason poll of the season. The Bulldogs come in at #6 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. UMD has been ranked in every AVCA poll since September 10th, 2002, a stretch of 233 consecutive polls, the longest active streak in Division II. The…

Carlton Volleyball Team Takes Part in Polar League Jamboree

The Bulldogs are bringing back a huge senior class, who will go down as one of the most successful in school history.

ESKO, Minn. – The annual Polar League Volleyball Jamboree took place Tuesday at Esko High School. Among the teams taking part were the Carlton volleyball team, fresh off being ranked ninth in Class A. These scrimmages will be important as the Bulldogs will open their season next week. “They’re important to see. The kids get a little opportunity to have…

Saints Football Team Ranked 4th in UMAC Preseason Poll

St. Scholastica did receive one first-place vote.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMAC football preseason coaches poll was released Tuesday and the Saints come in at the number four spot. Most notable from the list is that CSS did receive one first-place vote. Defending conference champs Martin Luther occupy the top spot in the poll. The Saints will open their season with a non-conference game Saturday September…

Franco Bari Talks Joining St. Scholastica Athletics

Bari was named the new CSS director of athletics last week.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last week, St. Scholastica announced their new director of athletics would be Franco Bari, who spent over a decade at St. Lawrence University in New York. Tuesday, he spoke with the media for the first time and talked about how the Saints were able to lure him away from his alma mater. “I just think that overall…

Bulldogs Volleyball Looking to Continue Success Despite Losing Two Key Starters

UMD is returning five starters and 14 total players from last year, hoping to fill the big holes of the two seniors they lost.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team is officially back on the court getting ready for the 2019 season. The Bulldogs had another successful season last year and while they only lost two players, those will be two big holes to fill. The Bulldogs are returning four of their starters and 14 total players from last year, where they won…

Rails’ Pogatchnik Verbally Commits to Bemidji State University Women’s Basketball

Pogatchnik was one of Proctor's leading scorers last season as she led the team to state for the first time since 2002.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Proctor girls basketball guard Sam Pogatchnik announced on twitter Monday that she has committed to Bemidji State University. Pogatchnik was one of the standouts on Proctor last season, scoring 21 points in the section final that helped lead the Rails to the state tournament for the first time since 2002. Pogatchnik is the second Rail to commit…

Saints Announce Alum Kevin Ritsche as New Head Baseball Coach

Ritsche played for CSS from 2001-04 and served on the staff in the fall of 2004 while earning his Master's Degree.

DULUTH, Minn. – Superior native and CSS alum Kevin Ritsche has been named the new head coach of the Saints baseball team. Ritsche takes over for his former teammate Corey Kemp, who led the Saints for the past 10 seasons and stepped down at the end of May. Ritsche played for the saints from 2001 to 2004, overlapping with Kemp…

Northern Star: Reagan Ruffi and Brody Payton

For this week's segment, we feature two Northwestern alums and rookies on the UMD football team who are excited to go through this experience together.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is officially one week into the 2019 season. “I am pumped to be here. I’ve been wishing away my summer to be here and I’m pretty excited,” freshman running back Reagan Ruffi said. Fall practice allows the whole team to come together and is crucial for the freshmen and newcomers to learn the…

Saints Women’s Soccer Ready for Fresh Start with 2019 Season

The St. Scholastica women's soccer team lost a few key players last season, but are bringing in a recruiting class of over 20 players to hopefully fill those holes.

DULUTH, Minn. -The St. Scholastica soccer team opened fall practice on Saturday and are having two practices a day to start the 2019 season. The Saints lost six seniors last year but are bringing in a recruiting class of over 20 players this season, so these early days of practice consists of a lot of the basics, bonding and getting…