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Fresh Off Bye Week, UMD Women’s Hockey Ready for Buckeyes

Puck drop on Friday against Ohio State is set for just after 5 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team are off to their best start in almost a decade. The Bulldogs are coming off a much needed bye week, which is a good time to recharge and heal up in the early part of the season. “We had a good break over the weekend. It was nice for us to just…

Eric Watson Named UMAC Player of the Year; Olson, Mooney Earn Second Straight Top Honors

This is the second straight season Olson and Mooney have received their honors for Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMAC announced their men’s soccer postseason awards and three Yellowjackets have been honored. Senior Eric Watson was named Offensive Player of the Year, A.J. Olson earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and Joe Mooney was named Coach of the Year. This is the second straight season Olson and Mooney have received their honors, while…

Northland Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Local studen-athletes got to officially sign on the dotted line for their colleges.

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school student-athletes across the Northland who officially got to sign with their colleges. Esko’s Dea DeLeon isn’t going too far as she signed her NLI to join the UMD softball team. Cromwell’s Taya Hakamaki will also be going to UMD as she will join the women’s basketball team. Also playing…

Quick Start Pushes UWS Men’s Basketball Past Concordia

The Yellowjackets used a big first-half to get the win over the Gobblers.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team led by 15 points at the half and they staved off a late rally to get the win over Concordia (MN) 75-69 Tuesday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Senior guard Mac Reykdal led the Yellowjackets with 21 points. Vid Milenkovic also chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds and Allen…

Morgan Friday Earns Second Straight UMAC Player of the Year Award; Saints’ Sweep Top Honors

Hunter Zamzow was named Rookie and Defensive Player of the Year, while Dave Reyelts was named Coach of the Year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the second straight year, St. Scholastica’s Morgan Friday has been named UMAC Player of the Year, the Saints’ first back-to-back honoree in 15 years. The Duluth native led all players with 19 goals and 43 points in UMAC play and was also tops in all of Division III with 29 total goals, which is the…

A First-Round Date with Central on Tap for UWS Men’s Soccer in NCAA Tournament

The Yellowjackets will face 14th-ranked Central Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Luther College.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team learned their NCAA fate Monday afternoon. The Yellowjackets will face 14th-ranked Central Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Luther College. As is with most first round match-ups, the Yellowjackets have never faced the Dutch before. “To be down in Iowa, I don’t know what it means. But I think we’re…

Auggies Spoil Opening Night for UWS Women’s Basketball Team

The Yellowjackets were down early and couldn't dig out of that hole at home.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Eva Reinertsen led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team fall to Augsburg 81-55 Monday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Emily Carpenter chipped in with nine points, seven assists and four steals as the Yellowjackets will be back in action this weekend as they…

CSS Women’s Soccer Draw Pomona-Pitzer in First Round of NCAA Tourney

The Saints will take on the Sagehens on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the campus of Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s Selection Monday for NCAA Division III women’s soccer. 64 teams heard their name called which means their season will continue. One of those teams was St. Scholastica. The Saints found out they will face Pomona-Pitzer in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday at 2 p.m. CSS landed in the region that will be…

Saints’ Dana Moore Named UMAC Coach of the Year; Freshman Draper Takes Home Two Awards

Freshman Alicia Draper was named UMAC Rookie of Defensive Player of the Year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Dana Moore was named UMAC volleyball Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her career and the first since 2003. Moore guided the Saints to a share of the UMAC regular season title, as well as getting her 400th career win earlier this season. Freshman Alicia Draper was named Rookie of the…

Northern Star: Cade Goggleye

For this week's segment, meet a former North Woods basketball star who made a late decision to stay close to home.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a third straight Class A state championship game appearance, former North Woods guard Cade Goggleye committed to the University of Jamestown. But just a few months later, Goggleye had a change of heart. “So Jamestown starts a little earlier, it starts a week earlier than St. Scholastica does. So I was there for a week, and…

St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Falls at Home to Augsburg

Taylor Murray and Sam Gorecki both scored in the second period for the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. – It took a while for the St. Scholastica offense to get going, and once it did it wasn’t enough, as Augsburg got the 3-2 win on Sunday to sweep the two-game series. The Saints had just two shots on goal during the first period and trailed 1-0. The Auggies would then take a 3-0 lead, before Taylor…

Friday’s Hat Trick Gives Saints Women’s Soccer UMAC Tournament Championship

Morgan Friday's hat trick led St. Scholastica to its 10th UMAC Tournament title in the past 13 seasons and 14th overall.

DULUTH, Minn. – Morgan Friday netted a hat trick to win UMAC Tournament MVP as the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team cruised past Northwestern 4-1 to win its 10th tournament title in the past 13 seasons and 14th overall. Janelle Rouillard scored the other goal for the Saints, coming off of a corner kick just two minutes in. Friday added…

Yellowjackets Men’s Soccer Tops Saints to Win Third Straight UMAC Title

Miguel Ocampo scored two goals to give UWS its third straight UMAC Tournament title.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior and St. Scholastica men’s soccer teams met for the fifth straight year in the UMAC Championship game, and for the third year in a row, the Yellowjackets walked away with the conference title with a 4-2 win. Blake Perry scored for the Yellowjackets while Malcolm Lumsden scored for the Saints to make it 1-1 at…

UMD Volleyball Sweeps MSU-Mankato in Regular Season Home Finale

Abby Thor had 13 kills while Hanna Meyer had eight and Emily Balts had 42 assists on their senior day.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 Minnesota Duluth volleyball team ended its home schedule on a high note, sweeping Minnesota State-Mankato 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-11). Abby Thor led the way with 13 kills, while Hanna Meyer had eight kills and Emily Balts had 42 assists on their senior day. The Bulldogs (23-3) will finish the regular season on the road…

UMD Men’s Hockey Defeats Top-Ranked Denver

Five different players scored in the Bulldogs win, including freshman forward Luke Loheit scoring his first collegiate goal.

DULUTH, Minn. – Five different players found the back of the net for the UMD men’s hockey team as the No. 7 Bulldogs took down No. 1 Denver 5-2 on Saturday. Luke Loheit scored his first collegiate goal while Jackson Cates, Koby Bender, Noah Cates and Cole Koepke each scored in the win. Hunter Shepard made 29 saves. After ending…

D3 College Hockey: Yellowjacket Men Win Season Opener; Saints Men Fall at Home

Seven different players found the back of the net for UWS in the win.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Seven different players found the back of the net to give Wisconsin-Superior the 7-0 win in their season opener. Ty Proffitt, Andrew Durham, Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev, Will Blake, Colyton Bates and Troy MacTavish all scored in the win. The Yellowjackets will be back in action on Saturday hosting St. Olaf. Puck drop is set for 7:05…

UMD Volleyball Wins Top 10 Match-Up Against Concordia-St. Paul

Kate Berg had 17 kills while Emily Balts recorded 37 assists to give the Bulldogs the home win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 Minnesota Duluth volleyball team continued to roll, taking down No. 6 Concordia-St. Paul 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 25-23) in a top 10 match-up. Kate Berg led the way with 17 kills for the Bulldogs, while Meredith Sutton added 11. Emily Balts had 37 assists. The Bulldogs (22-3, 15-2 NSIC) will finish out their home…

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we hear from the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD men’s basketball team, including head coach Justin Wieck and senior guard Trevor Entwisle. The Bulldogs had a solid showing in their exhibition game against Wisconsin-Superior and will open their season with a tournament down in Oklahoma. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UMD Men’s Hockey Settle for Tie with Denver

The Bulldogs erased an early two-goal deficit to send the game to overtime.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a match-up of top-ranked teams, Denver would hang on for the shootout win over the UMD men’s hockey team Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Pioneers would jump out to a two-goal lead before Cole Koepke would score late in the first. Kobe Roth would add another in the third, and then with 30 seconds left…

Fifth Straight Meeting in the UMAC Men’s Soccer Title Game for Saints, Yellowjackets

The UMAC championship game will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For the fifth straight year, the St. Scholastica and Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer teams will meet in the UMAC championship game. And if you ask their two head coaches, they wouldn’t want to have it any other way. After a slow start to the season, the Saints men’s soccer team have found their grove as they knocked off…

UMD Women’s Soccer Fall in Season Finale

The Bulldogs would fail to score a goal in their final game of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – A two-goal deficit at the half would be too much to overcome as the UMD women’s soccer team fell to St. Cloud State 3-0 Friday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs’ season comes to an end as they finish with a 6-10-2 overall record. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey to Open Conference Play Against Top-Ranked Denver

Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are back from their early-season bye week. It was a great time for the team to heal up and head coach Scott Sandelin says it was important to go into the break after their sweep over Minnesota. “It’s always a little scary coming off a bye week playing a good team that…

Wilderness Top Blizzard for Fourth Straight Win

Minnesota knocked off St. Cloud at home on Wednesday night.

CLOQUET, Minn. – A two-goal first period would be the difference as the Minnesota Wilderness topped St. Cloud 3-2 Wednesday night at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Jacob Herter, Bram Scheerer and Ryan Nelson found the back of the net for the Wilderness while Jonathan Mor finished with 15 saves to help Minnesota pick up their fourth straight win. Categories: College,…

CSS Women, CSS Men, UWS Men Advance to UMAC Soccer Finals

Both UMAC championship games will take place on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The finals are set for the UMAC soccer finals and it will feature three teams from the Nortland. In the women’s bracket, St. Scholastica blanked Martin Luther 2-0 with both goals coming off the foot of Morgan Friday. Northwestern topped Wisconsin-Superior 2-0 in the other semi-final. The Saints will host the Eagles Saturday at Saints Field at…

“Back to Basics” Help UMD Football Get Back on Track

The Bulldogs rushing for well over 400 yards behind stellar performances from running backs Wade Sullivan and Cazz Martin.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team took their anger out on Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday in a 63-point shutout win in their final game of the season at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs rushing for well over 400 yards behind stellar performances from running backs Wade Sullivan and Cazz Martin. “It felt really good seeing the holes the o–line produced and…

Berg, Balts Lead Bulldogs Volleyball Team Past Beavers

The UMD volleyball team hosted a rare Tuesday night game at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kate Berg led the way with 18 kills while Abby Thor chipped in with 16 of her own as the UMD volleyball team knocked off Bemidji State 3-1 Tuesday night at Romano Gym. Emily Balts also contributed to the cause with 51 assists to help the Bulldogs improve to 21-3 on the season and 14-2 within the…

UMD Basketball Sweeps UWS in Exhibition Doubleheader

The teams met up on Monday night at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their final exhibition game before the regular season, the UMD women’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin-Superior 82-45 while the men had a similar result, getting the win 77-65 Monday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldog women will open their season Friday against Fort Hays State while the Yellowjackets will face UW-Stout on Friday as well. For the…

UWS Volleyball Sweep Vikings, Move On to UMAC Semi-Finals

The Yellowjackets knocked off the Vikings 3-0 on Monday night

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Cami Sletta and Hannah Goggleye combined for 27 kills as the Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team swept Bethany Lutheran 3-0 Monday night in the UMAC quarterfinals at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Gina Baertsch also chipped in with 20 assists to help the Yellowjackets, who now move on to the UMAC semi-finals Wednesday to take on defending conference champs Northwestern….

Wilderness Forward Nick Portz Commits to North Dakota

So far this season, Portz has six goals and five assists in seven games.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness forward Nick Portz tweeted over the weekend that he has committed to playing college hockey at North Dakota. The St. Cloud native is in his second year of junior hockey, spending most of his time with the Wilderness while making a brief stint with the Tri-City Storm in the USHL. So far this season,…

Northern Star: Alex Illikainen

For this week's segment, meet a UMD men's basketball transfer who feels right at home already.

DULUTH, Minn. – In high school, UMD men’s basketball forward Alex Illikainen knew that he wanted to go to a big school. “I was definitely looking at going division one and my options up there,” Illikainen said. After spending three seasons at the University of Wisconsin, a Division I basketball program, the Grand Rapids native decided to come back home…

UMD Soccer Scores Late to Get Home Win Over Minot State

Sarah Stange scored the lone goal in the second half to give the Bulldogs the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Freshman midfielder Sarah Stange would score 12 minutes into the second half to give the UMD women’s soccer team the 1-0 win over Minot State on Sunday. The Bulldogs outshot the Beavers 21-9 (13-7 on goal) while Sophia Grenz made seven saves in the shutout win. UMD (6-9-2, 4-8-2 NSIC) will finish out the regular season at…

St. Scholastica Football Picks Up Big Home Win

Eddie Lee, Mithcell Adrian and Reese Jansen each finished with over 100 yards, the first time in program history three receivers collected 100 yards or more.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team returned home for the first time in a month and got the job done, getting the 61-8 win over Iowa Wesleyan. Zach Edwards was rolling early, completing his first 19 passes of the game, and finished with 34 completions for 421 yards and four touchdowns, as well as running in a touchdown….

UMD Football Snaps Losing Skid With Blowout Win Over Minnesota Crookston

The Bulldogs relied heavily on the run game to pick up the big win on senior day.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team had a much-needed performance on Saturday, dominating Minnesota Crookston 63-0 to snap a two-game losing skid. The Bulldogs relied heavily on the run game, racking up 303 yards on the group in just the first half, and finishing the day with 445 yards. Wade Sullivan rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown while…

UMD Women’s Hockey Dominates St. Cloud State in Weekend Sweep

Five different players scored in the Bulldogs win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team continued to roll, dominating St. Cloud State 6-0 on Saturday to sweep the series and pick up their fourth straight win. Anneke Linser scored twice, while Kylie Hanley, Gabbie Hughes, Ashton Bell and Mannon McMahon each found the back of the net as well. Maddie Rooney made 17 saves while…

UMD Volleyball Picks Up Home Sweep Over Minnesota Crookston

Abby Thor led the way with 13 kills while Hanna Meyer tallied 12 in the Bulldogs sweep.

DULUTH, Minn. – After suffering from a tough road loss on Thursday, the No. 3 UMD volleyball team had a big bounce-back, sweeping Minnestoa Crookston 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-18) at home on Saturday. Abby Thor led the way with 13 kills while Hanna Meyer tallied 12. Emily Balts finished with 41 assists. The Bulldogs (20-3, 13-2 NSIC) will be back…

Coaches Corner: Dave Reyelts

For this week's segment, we talk with the head coach of the CSS women's soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica women’s soccer head coach Dave Reyelts. His Saints went undefeated in conference play without conceding a single goal. CSS will be the #1 seed heading into the UMAC playoffs, which begin next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Hang On for Home Win Over St. Cloud State

Anneke Linser, McKenzie Hewett and Anna Klein all scored in the Bulldogs win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team returned to AMSOIL Arena fresh off of winning the IceBreaker Tournament and kept the momentum going, defeating St. Cloud State 3-2 on Friday night. Anneke Linser got the scoring started in the first period, before the Huskies took the lead in the second. McKenzie Hewett and Anna Klein scored in…

Gusties Spoil Opening Night for CSS Women’s Hockey

Rachel Anderson scored the lone goal for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczek made 33 saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus scored two goals in the second period and held off a late rally to spoil St. Scholastica’s season opener 2-1, handing the Saints their first season-opening loss in program history. Rachel Anderson scored with just three minutes left for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczek made 33 saves. The Saints will be at home on Saturday…

UWS Women Picked to Finish Second in UMAC Preseason Poll

For the fourth straight year, they will face UMD in an exhibition game on Monday at Romano Gym.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UMAC women’s basketball preseason poll was released Thursday and for the first time in a while, Wisconsin-Superior was not picked to finish at the top. The Yellowjackets are at #2 after losing elite talent in back-to-back years. But head coach Zach Otto-Fischer strongly believes that Duluth native Eva Reinertsen is ready to fill those shoes. “Those…

UMD Football Get Set for Home Finale at Malosky Stadium

The Bulldogs will take on Minnesota Crookston on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – This season has had more tricks than treats for the UMD football team. Their playoff hopes are all but gone, but there’s still more football to be played. The Bulldogs are 5–3 after back-to-back losses and a lot would have to happen for them to even appear in the Mineral Water Bowl. This weekend, UMD will play…

UMD Women’s Hockey Team React to IceBreaker Championship Win

The Bulldogs will be back in action this weekend as they host St. Cloud State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team are back home this week with a new moniker: Icebreaker Champions. The Bulldogs won the four-team tourney this past weekend out in Buffalo and they say it’s definitely a confidence booster after a tough outing the week before. “You learn through losses, as we talk about all the time, so I actually…

Saints Third, ‘Jackets Fifth in UMAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Northland College was tied for sixth place in the poll.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMAC preseason coaches poll for men’s basketball was released Wednesday afternoon. Bethany Lutheran was the top pick for this upcoming season. St. Scholastica was picked to finish third after falling the UMAC title game last season. Wisconsin-Superior comes in at #5 and Northland College was tied for sixth. The Saints will open their season next…

UWS, CSS Take Top Seeds in UMAC Men’s Soccer Playoffs

The UMAC championship game is set to take place next Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The playoff field is set for the UMAC men’s soccer postseason. For the second straight year, Wisconsin-Superior is your #1 seed, but right behind them will be rivals St. Scholastica. The Yellowjackets earned a first-round bye and they will face the winner of Martin Luther versus Northland College. The Saints will take on Bethany Lutheran in the…

CSS Women’s Soccer Blank Yellowjackets to Clinch UMAC Regular Season Title

The Saints avenged their loss in last year's UMAC semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore midfielder Morgan Friday scored two goals as the St. Scholastica women’s soccer team wrapped up their season with a 4-0 shutout win over Wisconsin-Superior Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. McKenzie Nelson and Kaiya Quam also scored for the Saints, while Friday became just the fifth player in program history to score at least 24 goals in…

Saints, Yellowjackets Women’s Soccer Set to Meet in UMAC Semi-finals Rematch

Tuesday's match at Saints Field is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last year’s UMAC women’s soccer semi–finals was one for the ages. Wisconsin-Superior scored in the 90th minute against St. Scholastica, ending the Saints’ season in stunning fashion for their first win over CSS in program history. So needless to say, Tuesday’s rematch will be a pretty big deal. Both teams are among the best in the UMAC,…

Balts Named Setter of the Week as UMD Volleyball Climbs to #3 in AVCA Poll

Balts recorded her 5,000th career assists on Friday in a win against Sioux Falls.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD volleyball senior Emily Balts was named NSIC Setter of the Week for the third time this season. Balts recorded her 5,000th career assist on Friday and finished with 84 total assists on the weekend as UMD swept Sioux Falls and rallied to beat then 11th-ranked Southwest Minnesota State. With those two wins, the Bulldogs moved up…

UMD Men’s Hockey Team Move Up to #6 in National Polls, Women Back in Top 10

Both Bulldogs hockey teams went 2-0 this past weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – Few programs had better weekends than the UMD hockey teams as both are moving back up in the national rankings. The men, who posted their first weekend sweep of the season, moved from #8 to #6 in the USCHO.com poll. UMD picked up back-to-back wins over rivals Minnesota, with Saturday’s game going down as a shutout. The…

Northern Star: Morgan and Nolan Friday

For this week's Northern Star, we talk with a brother/sister duo who share more than just a last name.

DULUTH, Minn. – When the st. Scholastica soccer teams take the field, any day could be a Friday. “Soccer was always big for me. Growing up, me and Morgan back when we were in elementary school, we had a little soccer field just outside our house with little hockey nets, not even soccer nets,” CSS men’s soccer midfielder Nolan Friday…

UMD Men’s Hockey Shuts Out Minnesota, Picks Up First Weekend Sweep

Quinn Olson scored his first collegiate goal in the first period.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 8 UMD men’s hockey team had a much needed bounce-back series this weekend, shutting out No. 20 Minnesota 2-0 on Saturday to pick up its first weekend sweep of the series. Quinn Olson scored his first collegiate goal in the first period, and that held until late in the third period. Jackson Cates scored an…

UMD Volleyball Battles Back to Win Top-15 Match

Kate Berg finished with 15 kills, becoming just the 21st Bulldog to reach 1,000 career kills.

DULUTH, Minn. – After dropping the first two sets, the No. 5 UMD volleyball team continued to battle, forcing five sets and eventually get the 3-2 match win (18-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-23, 15-5) over No. 11 Southwest Minnesota State. Being down 2-0, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead 11-1 lead and never looked back. That momentum carried them…