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Hilltoppers’ Grace Kirk Commits to Brown University

The Duluth Marshall standout will be taking her talents to the East Coast when she starts college.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the NCAA, the percentage of girls basketball players who go from high school to college is 3.9%. The average acceptance rate to an Ivy League school sits in the single digits as well. If you can do one of those things, it’s pretty impressive. But to pull off both, it takes a special kind of…

Duluth’s Cassie McClure Commits to UWS Women’s Hockey

The Northern Stars standout scored 20 goals in her final year at Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth standout Cassie McClure has signed her national letter of intent to play for the UWS women’s hockey team next season. The forward wrapped up her senior campaign with the Northern Stars scoring 20 goals to go along with three assists. Seven of those goals came on the power play for Duluth. The Yellowjackets also got a…

Saints’ Ryan Steger Ready for First Trip to Nationals

The sophomore qualified for the 800-meter run.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Ryan Steger is heading to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships later this week. The sophomore qualified for the 800-meter run, which for him was quite the surprise. As a sophomore, this is Steger’s first trip to nationals and he says despite his lack of experience, he’s going into it with a…

Kohlwey, Reindl Set to Compete at NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

The preliminaries will take place Friday night on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior hurdler Danielle Kohlwey and freshman runner Haleigh Reindl will be taking part in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships later this week. Kohlwey will compete in the 100-meter hurdles, while Reindl qualified for the 800-meter run. Both also made the trip for the indoor championships back in March, and for Reindl it’s just another chance…

Husband-Wife Duo Named New IceHawks Soccer Coaches

Anthony and Caitlyn Wood will take over for Jeff Lightfoot, who retired after leading both programs to the playoffs last year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lake Superior College announced Wednesday that Anthony and Caitlyn Wood have been named the new men’s and women’s head soccer coaches for the upcoming season. The husband and wife duo will take over for Jeff Lightfoot, who retired after leading both programs to the playoffs last year. Both have been coaching at Proctor High School and have…

Former Wilderness Goalie Ryan Fanti Commits to UMD Men’s Hockey

The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has spent the past two seasons with the Wilderness.

DULUTH, Minn. – There is a well-known pipeline between the Minnesota Wilderness and the UMD men’s hockey team. And Tuesday, another player is making the quick trip down I–35 to join the two-time defending champs. Former Wilderness goalie Ryan Fanti announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to playing his college career with the Bulldogs. The Thunder Bay,…

SPECIAL REPORT: The Danger of Hockey Head Injuries

When a former UMD Hockey Star Died Unexpectedly, Researchers Found a Clue in His Brain

When UMD Bulldog hockey star Andrew Carroll died suddenly in 2018, his fans, friends and family were shocked. Researchers at Boston University, have now discovered a clue. It might be sibling rivalry that turned Andrew Carroll into a standout hockey player. Three years younger Andrew fought to keep up with his big brother Chris. “We were brothers, competing with each…

UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey Named NSIC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Kohlwey also qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships next week.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey was named NSIC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. This past weekend, the senior defended her 100 meter hurdles and 200 meter dash title at the NSIC championships. Her NSIC record time in the hurdles allowed her to qualify for the NCAA Division II tournament for the third straight year. Kohlwey will join freshman…

UMD’s Laura Bellamy Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Women’s Hockey Team

The Duluth native has spent the past four seasons with the team.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team has promoted assistant coach Laura Bellamy to associate head coach. The Duluth native has spent the past four seasons with head coach Maura Crowell, helping the Bulldogs to a 70–60–14 record in that time. The Denfeld alum has also served as a coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team Goaltending Development Camp,…

Senior Trio, Junior Duo Named Captains on 2019 UMD Football Team

Seniors Bill Atkins, Isaac Erdmann and Tom Johnson, as well as juniors John Larson and Johnny McCormick will don the C's on their jerseys this upcoming season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team announced their team captains for the 2019 season. Seniors Bill Atkins, Isaac Erdmann and Tom Johnson, as well as juniors John Larson and Johnny McCormick will don the C’s on their jerseys this upcoming season. Atkins, Erdmann and Johnson were stellar for the Bulldogs’ top-ranked defense, with each earning All-NSIC Second Team honors….

Saints’ Sande Named UMAC Pitcher of the Year, Kemp Earns COY Honors

The UMAC announced their end-of-the-season awards Tuesday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Jake Sande was named Pitcher of the Year and Corey Kemp was named Coach of the Year, the UMAC announced today. Sande made six appearances in conference play, picking up wins in five of those. During the regular season, Sande had a 0.00 era, allowing just one unearned run and held opponents to a .184…

Lumberjacks’ Jake Schramm Named UMAC Rookie of the Year

The freshman led the conference in batting average and was third in hits.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northland College’s Jake Schramm took home UMAC Rookie of the Year honors. The stud infielder led the conference in batting average and ranks 19th in all of Division III. He also ranked third in hits and ninth in on–base percentage. Schramm finished his freshman campaign with nine multi-hit games against UMAC opponents. Categories: College, Sports

Bulldogs’ Kohlwey Defends NSIC Outdoor Titles on Graduation Day

Danielle Kohlwey took home first in both the 100-meter hurdle and 200-meter run.

DULUTH, Minn. – Malosky Stadium hosted the NSIC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend, making it the first time UMD has hosted a league track event since 2007. Senior hurdler Danielle Kohlwey walked during UMD’s commencement ceremony Saturday morning, then ran over to compete in three events. Kohlwey said the events of the whole day was an unbelievable experience….

Yellowjackets Baseball Season Ends in UMAC Championship to Vikings

Braedn Barr hit a solo home run in his final collegiate game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team’s impressive run in the UMAC Tournament came to an end on Saturday, as Bethany Lutheran got the 7-2 win to win its second straight UMAC Championship. The Yellowjackets needed to win the first game for a chance to win it all, but they could not muster up enough offense to get the win….

Yellowjackets’ Epic Comeback Sends Them to UMAC Title Game

Wisconsin-Superior surprised everyone as they will play in the UMAC championship game on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team pulled off a ninth-inning comeback to knock off Northwestern 6-3 Friday night at Wade Stadium to punch their ticket to the UMAC title game. After falling in their second game to Bethany Luthern, the Wisconsin-Superior baseball team were forced to play an elimination game against Northwestern. The Eagles took a 3-2 lead into…

Saints Baseball Season Ends at UMAC Tournament

The St. Scholastica baseball team couldn't get going as they fall to Northwestern.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a rough start to the UMAC tournament against Wisconsin-Superior, the St. Scholastica baseball team couldn’t bounce back as they fell to Northwestern 6-2 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium, bringing a shocking end to their season. The Saints left 10 runners on base and stranded 19 for the entire tournament. In his final collegiate game, Jake Fuerniss…

Yellowjackets Stun Saints on Opening Day of UMAC Baseball Tournament

The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team was able to come away with a key win over St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – Cory Albertson got things started off with a two-run home run in the first inning as the Wisconsin-Superior baseball team knocked off top-seeded St. Scholastica 6-3 on the opening day of the UMAC tournament Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Six different Yellowjackets scored on the night, while Braedan Barr was the only one to have multiple hits….

Saints Look to Recapture UMAC Crown, ‘Jackets Aiming for Upsets

UWS will open the tourney against Crown and the winner will face CSS in the semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The college baseball regular season is over and done. But now it’s playoff time and with that comes a lot of drama. The UMAC baseball tourney begins Thursday at Wade Stadium as St. Scholastica won their 23rd straight regular season title. But for the first time in over two decades, the Saints will not be the reigning…

North Dakota State Eliminates UMD Men’s Lacrosse from MCLA Tournament

The Bison knock off the Bulldogs for the second straight year.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – For the second straight year, the UMD men’s lacrosse team fell at the hands of North Dakota State as the Bison defeated the Bulldogs 17-14 in the MCLA quarterfinals. Bulldogs led 13-11 going into the fourth quarter, but the Bison dominated the final frame, outscoring UMD 6-1. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Bulldogs Softball Set to Take on Top-Seed Central Oklahoma in NCAA Tourney

The UMD softball team is aiming to string together some upsets like last season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team hit the road Tuesday with a mission on their minds. The Bulldogs are heading back to the tournament with a tall task at hand as they will face Central Oklahoma, the top seed in the tourney and the number one team in the country. But remember, this team had similarly low expectations last…

Saints’ Patten Earns 300 Wins With Men’s Tennis Program

Patten is in his 23rd season with St. Scholastica and is leading the men to their first ever NCAA Tournament berth.

DULUTH, Minn. – As both St. Scholastica tennis teams won the UMAC Tournament Championship over the weekend, while the win gave the men their first ever NCAA Tournament berth, it also gave head coach Wells Pattten his 300th win coaching the men’s program. Patten is in his 23rd season with the Saints and has led the men to 23 UMAC regular…

Bulldogs Softball Makes Second Straight NCAA Tournament Appearance

UMD is the No. 8 seed in the central region and will play No. 1 Seed University of Central Oklahoma in the first round.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team is officially in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs were knocked out of the NSIC Tournament on Friday and earned an at–large bid, they learned Monday morning during the selection show. The Bulldogs are the No. 8 seed in the central region and will play No.1 seed University of Central Oklahoma in the first…

Bulldogs Lacrosse Advance to Second Round of MCLA Tourney

The UMD men's lacrosse team picked up a win in the first round.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A 5-0 start to the game sealed the deal for the UMD men’s lacrosse team as they knocked off Bridgewater State 15-7 in the first round of the MCLA DII tournament. Marcus Olson led the Bulldogs with four goals while Jared Johnson and Scott McNamara each chipped in with two goals. Blake Nastrom was solid…

Yellowjackets’ Nick Bursik Earns UMAC Coach of the Year Honors

Bursik takes home Coach of the Year honors in his first year with the team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin-Superior softball interim head coach Nick Bursik was named Coach of the Year by the UMAC Monday afternoon. Bursik, who also serves as the athletic director at UWS, led the Yellowjackets to their second straight runner-up finish in the regular season. The team finished second in slugging and RBI, and the pitching staff recorded a 2.20 ERA…

Saints’ Maggie Schley Named UMAC Softball Player of the Year

The senior helped St. Scholastica finish 12-4 within the UMAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica senior Maggie Schley was named UMAC Player of the Year Monday afternoon. Schley dominated the conference at the plate and on the mound. She led the UMAC in RBI with 26 in league play and recorded nine multi-hit games. And as a pitcher, Schley recorded seven wins and ERA of 1.76. She also finished with…

Bulldogs Sweep Beavers to End Regular Season

UMD ends the season 16-33, 12-24 in NSIC play.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD baseball team ended the regular season in a big way, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader 12-2 and 4-3. The Bulldogs took three of four from the Beavers in the weekend series. In game one, the Bulldogs scored early and often to get in front and seal the win. McCale Peterson went 3-for-3 with 3 RBI while Eric…

Saints Tennis Dominates Eagles, Wins UMAC Championships

Both St. Scholastica tennis teams got 8-1 wins over Northwestern to win the UMAC Tournament Championships.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMAC tennis championships featured familiar faces as both St. Scholastica and Northwestern tennis teams faced each other, but the Saints dominated as bot the men and women won the UMAC tournament title with 8-1 wins. For the Saints women, this is their third straight UMAC tournament title and 20th overall. Katelyn Rice won her singles match…

UMD Lacrosse Aims to Bring Home First Ever National Title

The Bulldogs will open the tourney Monday against Bridgewater State.

DULUTH, Minn. – One team that has flown under the radar this spring is the UMD men’s lacrosse team. The Bulldogs captured their first conference title since 2015 and their 19th in the past 24 years. But if you wanted to chat with them before they leave for the Division II national tournament, you’ll have to be up very early….

NSIC Tournament Run Ends for UMD Softball

The Bulldogs were ousted by 6th-ranked Winona State.

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The UMD softball team made to the second day of the NSIC tournament. After picking up a win over Southwest Minnesota State, the Bulldogs needed a win against sixth-ranked Winona State. But the Warriors took care of business as they eliminated the Bulldogs 8-1, thanks to a six-run fifth inning. Sammi Sadler scored the lone run for…

Lumberjacks Baseball Snap Saints’ Win Streak to Split Doubleheader

Northland College edged out St. Scholastica 15-10 in the first game while St. Scholastica got the big 16-0 shutout win in the second game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica baseball team was having a perfect run in UMAC play this season, until Northland College came in for the first game on Tuesday’s doubleheader and got the 15-10 win to snap the Saints’ 16-game win streak. In the first game, the Lumberjacks struck early but blew it open in the third, scoring five runs…

Bulldogs Softball Travel to Rochester for NSIC Tournament

UMD will take on Concordia-St. Paul in the first round of the NSIC tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team finished their season on a high note. But now it’s time to carry over that positive momentum into the NSIC tournament. The Bulldogs will face a familiar opponent in Concordia-St. Paul in the first round. UMD swept the Golden Bears back in February, then split with them earlier this month. “Great hitters, They…

UMD’s Peter Krieger Signs with Swedish Hockey Team

Krieger wrapped up his career at UMD with 54 points in 85 games.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD outgoing senior Peter Krieger has signed with Vasterviks IK, a Swedish hockey club that plays in the Tier II league Hockey Allsvenkan. The 25-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs after transferring from Alaska Fairbanks and in that time helped UMD win back-to-back national titles. Krieger wrapped up his career at UMD with 54…

UMD Defensemen Dylan Samberg to Return For Junior Season

The Hermantown scored seven goals and recorded 12 assists during his sophomore season.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD defenseman Dylan Samberg has informed the Winnipeg Jets that he will not be joining the team next season and will return to UMD for his junior year. The Hermantown native has won four consecutive championships, two state titles with the Hawks and two national titles with Bulldogs. The 20 year old scored seven goals and recorded…

Bulldogs Lacrosse Wins Conference Championship

UMD earned the No. 1 seed in the MCLA national championship.

CROWN POINT, Ind. – The UMD lacrosse team defeated rival St. Thomas 8–5 Sunday afternoon to win the 2019 Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference Championship. The Bulldogs went into the tournament as the top seed and earned a first round bye. They defeated North Dakota State 16–10 in Saturday’s semifinals to advance to Sunday’s championship. The win gives the Bulldogs, who have…

Bren’s Walkoff Home Run Gives Bulldogs Sweep of Cougars on Senior Night

UMD set the single-season program record for NSIC wins with 22 after sweeping Sioux Falls on Sunday.

DULUTH, Minn. – In UMD’s final games of the regular season, the Bulldogs set the single-season program record for NSIC wins as they got the 8-6 and 10-5 wins to sweep Sioux Falls. The Bulldogs finished with 22 NSIC wins. In the first game, the Bulldogs trailed 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh. Taylor Koehnen drove in a run…

Northern Star: Aaron Weber

For this week's segment, we feature the captain on the St. Scholastica baseball team who's just grateful to be playing at the next level.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica baseball junior outfielder Aaron Weber is having a monster season, leading the Saints with a .400 batting average and has been a consistent glove in right field. “On the field he’s been our most consistent offensive player. We moved him to the outfield last year as well, and he’s adapted really well out there and…

Yellowjackets Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Rams

Cory Albertson hit a grand slam in the first game to help seal the win.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team used big afternoons at the plate to sweep North Central 8-6, 7-5 on Saturday. In the first game, the Yellowjackets scored three in the first and one in the second to jump out to an early lead. In the fourth with bases loaded, Cory Albertson hit a grand slam to make it 8-1….

Thomas Hits Walk-Off to Give Bulldogs Softball Split With Mustangs

Jordyn Thomas hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give UMD a series split.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their first games at Junction Avenue Field in 732 days, the UMD softball team split their doubleheader against Southwest Minnesota State, dropping the first game 3-1, while coming back to win the second game 3-2 in extras. In the first game, Sam Pedersen allowed three runs on seven hits during the seven innings while striking out…

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Baseball

For this week's segment, we talk with the St. Scholastica baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we are joined by the red-hot St. Scholastica baseball team. During the segment we spoke with head coach Corey Kemp, junior Joey Zwak and senior Brand Fossum. The Saints are currently riding a 16-game win streak and are ranked seventh in the latest NCAA D3 Regional Rankings. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Saints Baseball Push Win Streak to 16 Straight

CSS scored 29 runs against Crown at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica baseball team kept their foot on the pedal as they swept Crown College at home Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. In game one, the Saints would score seven runs each in the eighth and ninth innings as they topped the Storm 18-3. Senior James Fuerniss led the team with four RBI. And in game…

Yellowjackets Baseball Earn First UMAC Sweep Over Lumberjacks

The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team scored early and often against Northland College.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior baseball team combined to score 31 runs as they swept Northland College Wednesday afternoon at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. In game one, the Yellowjackets picked up the 14-6 win over the Lumberjacks, despite being out-hit 12-10. Cory Albertson, Travis Miller and Bryce Flanagan each finished with two RBI. In game two, UWS needed just…

Fourre Powers Saints Softball Past LumberJills

The sophomore has hit six home runs in the past two days.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore infielder Josie Fourre homered three times to power the St. Scholastica softball team to a sweep over Northland College Wednesday afternoon at Kenwood Field. In game one, the Saints would get the 12-1 win in five innings. Fourre would hit two home runs to give her four in four consecutive at-bats dating back to Tuesday. That…

UMD’s Hunter Shepard Will Return for Senior Season

The NCHC Goalie of the Year was among the best in the entire country this past season.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD men’s hockey fans have been waiting on pins and needles for the past two weeks, hoping to find out which players will be sticking around next season. Wednesday they found out one of their key pieces will be returning. Goalie Hunter Shepard has confirmed that he is coming back for his senior year next season. The…

Duluth Native Emma Stauber Named New Head Coach of Mirage Hockey Team

The former Mirage star and UMD defenseman spent this past season helping the Minnesota Whitecaps win the NWHL's Isobel Cup.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth native Emma Stauber has been named the new head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team. The former Mirage star and UMD defenseman spent this past season helping the Minnesota Whitecaps win the NWHL’s Isobel Cup in their inaugural season. She also spent time playing pro hockey in Sweden. The 26-year-old takes over for Glen Gilderman…

Saints Softball Sweep LumberJills on Senior Day

The long ball was the key for the St. Scholastica softball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica softball team hit seven home runs as they swept Northland College Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. In game one, three solo home runs from Olvia Howe, Kayla Christopherson and Josie Fourre gave the Saints a 10-2 win. Maggie Schley, the lone senior on the team, picked up the win in her final home start….

UMD’s Mikey Anderson Signs Entry-Level Contract With Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings selected Anderson in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

DULUTH, Minn. – Another Bulldog is leaving early and taking his talents to the NHL. Sophomore defenseman Mikey Anderson signed a three–year entry level contract to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday afternoon. The Kings selected Anderson in the fourth round, 103rd overall, in the 2017 NHL draft. During his sophomore year, Anderson finished with six goals and 21 assists. He…

UMD’s Parker Mackay Signs With Texas Stars

Mackay will begin his journey in the pros in the American Hockey League.

DULUTH, Minn. – He was the UMD men’s hockey team captain as they won their second straight national title. He was the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Midwest Regional and the Frozen Four. And now Parker Mackay is taking his talents to the pros. According to a source close to the team, Mackay will be signing with the Texas…

Northern Star: Gabby Gidley

For this week's segment, we feature the senior catcher on the Wisconsin-Superior softball team who's thankful she made the choice to play in her hometown.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Senior catcher Gabby Gidley has been a key part in turning the Yellowjackets season around, leading the team to a perfect 8-0 home record in front of her hometown. “I have people that I don’t even know personally on a personal level come up and talk to me about my successes or they’ll say ‘Oh I’ve watched you…

College Baseball: Bulldogs, Saints Sweep Doubleheaders

Minnesota Duluth scored 18 total runs in its doubleheader sweep while St. Scholastica scored 20 runs to sweep Minnesota Morris.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth baseball team continued to pour it on against the University of Mary as the Bulldogs got the 12-5 and 6-4 wins on Saturday to sweep the four-game weekend series. In the first game, the Bulldogs used a four-run second inning to take the lead and never looked back. Henry George and Reid Rubio each…

Yellowjackets Softball Sweeps Cardinals, Stays Perfect in UMAC Play

Wisconsin-Superior has now won 12 straight games.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team continued to dominate on Saturday, defeating North Central 9-1 (6 innings) and 14-2 (5 innings) to sweep the doubleheader and pick up its 12th straight win. Bailey Armstrong finished the day 7-for-8. In the first game, the Cardinals struck first, but then the Yellowjackets scored nine unanswered to pick up the win. Alayna…