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Saints’ Hovland and Yellowjackets’ Ruehl Nominated for Woman of the Year

Hovland and Ruehl are the only two from UMAC to be nominated.

DULUTH, Minn.- While her collegiate career at st. Scholastic on the track is over, Casey Hovland is continuing to pick up honors. Hovland was nominated for the 2018 NCAA woman of the year. The North Branch native competed in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track and field during her four years. Hovland became the first St. Scholastic athlete to…

Shepard Dazzles During Wild Camp Scrimmage

The UMD junior goalie put on a show during the Wild's development camp.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – While some college kids are spending their summer on a beach somewhere, UMD junior goalie Hunter Shepard is already getting prepared for next season. The Bulldogs netminder is down at the Xcel Energy Center this week taking part in developmental camp with the Minnesota Wild. A team scrimmage was held yesterday and Shepard was one of…

Four Huskies Selected to Northwoods League All-Star Game

The game will be played on July 24 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northwoods League announced the rosters for the 2018 All-Star game, and four Duluth Huskies will be making the trip. Second baseman Augie Isaacson, shortstop Nick Sogard, catcher Chris Gilbody and left-handed pitcher Troy Newell will all represent the Huskies and North Division on July 24. Isaacson leads the league in multiple categories including batting average, hits,…

Huskies’ Parker Hanson Continues to Defy the Odds

Hanson was born with a unique disability, but he doesn't let that stop him from chasing his dreams.

DULUTH, Minn. – What separates the good athletes from the great ones is how they handle the challenges that come their way. For Huskies pitcher Parker Hanson, the adversity he has faced his whole life playing the game he loves goes beyond trying to strikeout the guy in the batters box. Hanson throw a 90 mile-an-hour fast ball and has…

Bulldog Volleyball Headed to Amsoil

After 41 years, UMD volleyball will call Amsoil 'home' for a night.

DULUTH, Minn.- It was announced on Thursday that UMD volleyball will have it’s home opener against Bemidji State University at Amsoil Arena on September 6th. This will be the Bulldogs first time playing at Amsoil. It will also be the team’s first time playing a home match away from Romano gym, which has been the home to Bulldog volleyball since…

UMD Softball Hosts Camp

Local high school softball players learn from the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Softball is hosting their first summer camp for high school girls looking to improve their game. Although the camp is through UMD, other coaches from the area and across the country are attending to help build strong players. UMD head coach Jen Walter admits that the game is constantly changing and even she has things to…

Huskies Lose Second Straight Game to Loggers

La Crosse silenced the Duluth bats early on to get the 8-3 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Things didn’t go well for the Duluth Huskies Wednesday night against the La Crosse Loggers. The Huskies didn’t get a hit until the fifth inning and couldn’t dig out of their hole as they fell 8-3. Justin Mitchell scored two of Duluth’s three runs. Michael McCann led the team with three hits. The Huskies will be back…

Mrazova Moving Up to NWHL

Former Bulldog Katerina Mrazova signs with the Connecticut Whale.

DULUTH, Minn.- Former Bulldog hockey player Katerina Mrazova has signed with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League. The 25 year old just finished her career at UMD scoring 25 goals and notching 50 assists in 117 games. Mrazova has also been a part of the Czech Republic national team competing in many IIHF National championships. She joins…

UMD’s Löwenhielm Signs with Connecticut Whale

The former Bulldog was also a memeber of the Swedish women's national hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD Bulldog Michelle Löwenhielm has signed with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League. The 23-year-old just wrapped up her career at UMD playing in 144 games, scoring ten goals and recording 32 assists. As a 19-year-old, she played on the Swedish women’s national hockey team at the 2014 Olympics. Löwenhielm also represented Sweden…

UMD Men Host Summer Basketball Camp

This is the second camp the Bulldogs have hosted this summer, with one more coming in August.

DULUTH, Minn. – During the summer, UMD’s campus is usually pretty empty. But this week, that’s not the case as several sports camps are taking place, including one at the Ward Wells Fieldhouse for the men’s basketball team. Over 80 kids are signed up for UMD’s second camp of the summer. The campers will learn about the fundamentals which includes…

Former CSS Softball Star Hudack Named New Head Coach at Northland College

The Ashland native was the UMAC Player of the Year for the Saints in 2014.

ASHLAND, Wisc. – Northland College Athletics and Athletic Director Kim Falkenhagen has named Tiffany Hudack the new head softball coach for the Lumberjills. Hudack is an Ashland native and was most recently the assistant softball coach at St. Scholastica from 2015 to 2016. Hudack played collegiately for the Saints where she put together a .348 career batting average, with 443…

Huskies Open Homestand with Win over Rox

Duluth knocked off St. Cloud 6-2 Monday night at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a four-game road trip, the Duluth Huskies were back at home Monday night at Wade Stadium. They hosted St. Cloud in the second game of a home-and-home series. The Huskies would knock off the Rox 6-2. Michael McCann led the team with three hits. Auggie Isaacson and Nicholas Sogard each scored twice for the Huskies, who…

Jolene Anderson to be Inducted into Badgers’ Hall of Fame

The Superior native in the all-time leading scorer at the University of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wisc. – Superior native and former South Shore basketball star Jolene Anderson will be inducted in to the University of Wisconsin’s Hall of Fame. The prolific guard, who was born in Superior, but went to school in Port Wing, is the second all–time leading scorer in Wisconsin state history, just below fellow South Shore alum Megan Gustafson who passed…

Yellowjackets Host Fundamental Basketball Skills Camp

The camp is designed to sharpen the skills that sometimes are forgotten.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team opened their Fundamental Skills Camp at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym Monday morning. The camp is open to athletes from third grade to 12th grade, which gives these “ballers” a chance to work on important skills at a young age. “We’ve got a real good relationship with the local high school…

New Coach in Town for Northland College

Ryan Jerle named new head baseball coach for NC

ASHLAND, Wis.- Northland College has announced Ryan Jerle as th new head baseball coach. Jerle is making his way over to Ashland from Northern Sate University where he spent 8 seasons collecting 166 wins and 4 conference tournament appearances. In this time he also lead his team to the NCAA tournament for the first time since joining the Division II…

UWS Ropes Course Offers Unique Summer Fun

The course will be holding a Community Day on July 26th.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – If you’re looking for something fun and different to do this summer, why not head over to the campus of Wisconsin-Superior to try out their ropes course. “The course got rebuilt in 2012. At first, it was just a one-level course, just that top level. We decided to bring it down and do two different levels. We…

2018 CSS Baseball Prospect Showcase Camp

local high school ball players have the opportunity to show off their skills

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica has announced their annual Prospect Showcase Camp which will be held in August. The camp is intended for 2019–2021 high school graduates providing them with an opportunity to put their talent on display in front of the CSS coaching staff. It’s also a chance to receive instruction from a program that has produced 41 NCAA All-Region and 4…

Honkers Take Another One from Huskies

Duluth loses their second straight home game to Rochester 8-3.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies were looking to bounce back from their tough loss on Monday night. But a 6-0 hole after three innings was too deep to climb out of as Rochester knocked off Duluth 8-3 on Tuesday night at Wade Stadium. Nick Sogard knocked in two of the Huskies’ three runs on the night. Due to the loss,…

Huskies Fall at Home to the Honkers

Rochester comes back from 3-0 deficit to defeat Duluth at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies hosted Rochester Monday night in the first of a two-game home series to wrap up the first half of the season. The Huskies opened the game with a 3-0 lead in the second inning. But the Honkers would battle back, as they hang on to steal the win 5-4. The two teams will be…

Rebecca Neuger Named UMD Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

The Minnesota native will join the Bulldogs staff this upcoming season.

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Minnesota Duluth head women’s basketball coach Mandy Pearson announced Monday that Rebecca Neuger will take over as the Bulldogs’ new assistant coach. She replaces Jenna Freudenberg, who recently signed on with the University of South Dakota’s coaching staff after three seasons with the Bulldogs. “I am very excited for Becca to join our program,” said…

UMD’s Shepard Invited to Wild Development Camp

The junior netminder is taking part in his second NHL camp this offseason.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – NHL development camps continue this month and UMD’s Hunter Shepard has received his second invite as the junior netminder will take part in the Minnesota Wild’s development camp. The camp will take place from July 10th to the 15th with free and open to the public scrimmages on the 12th and 15th. Shepard just wrapped up…

Welcome Home JT Brown

Former Bulldog signs with the Minnesota Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Last we saw of JT Brown, he lead the UMD Bulldogs to their first national championship in 2011. After that Brown went on to play with the big boys of the NHL. First with the Tampa bay lightening then heading out west to Anaheim. But the Burnsville native clearly couldn’t stay away for too long because this morning…

Kuhlman goes from a Bulldog to a Bruin

Former UMD Hockey Captain talks about his week at Bruins Development Camp

BOSTON, Mass.- Former Bulldog captain Karson Kuhlman attended Bruins development camp which wrapped up yesterday. The Frozen Four M.V.P. took full advantage of the opporutnity showing the organization everything he has to offer, all while simply being grateful to be a part of the experience. Bruins director of player development Jamie Langenbrunner says Kuhlman is “a kid that has personally been…

Bulldogs Host Volleyball Team Camp

The UMD volleyball team welcomed high school teams from across the Northland for their final summer camp.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Friday, the UMD volleyball team kicked off the third of their 2018 summer camps with a team camp at the Ward Wells Field House. The camp includes instruction and training for local teams that want to compete at the varsity level. It’s also a learning opportunity for the coaches as well. “I’m trying to give them…

Huskies Rain Down Runs on Thunder Bay 17-4

Duluth scored 14 runs in the first inning, en route to beating Thunder Bay 17-4.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re a fan of runs, Wade Stadium was the place to be Thursday night as the Duluth Huskies defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 17-4. The Huskies scored the game’s first seven runs before even registering their first out. At the end of the first inning, Duluth put up 14 runs on the Border Cats. Justin…

Former Bulldog Zoe Hickel Signs With Calgary Inferno

The former UMD women's hockey captain will be re-united with former coach Shannon Miller.

CALGARY, Alberta – Former UMD women’s hockey player Zoe Hickel has signed with the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The 25-year-old will join her former UMD coach Shannon Miller who was named head coach earlier this week. Hickel just wrapped up her rookie year with the Kunlun Red Star, leading the CWHL in assists. Hickel played at…

Huskies Sweep Doubleheader From Stingers

Duluth extended their win streak with two wins at home against Willmar.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies hosted a doubleheader at Wade Stadium against the Willmar Stingers. They would take the first game 7-4. Justin Mitchell and Trevor Esquerra each had two RBIs for the Huskies. In game two, it was a much smaller margin of victory as Duluth wins 11-2. Tony Monroy led the Huskies with four hits in the…

Tryout Camp in Full Swing for Wilderness

Hockey players from around the world made their way to Cloquet for a chance to make the Wilderness roster.

CLOQUET, Minn. – This week, the Minnesota Wilderness kicked off their Tryout Camp at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. 120 players from around the world Were split up into six teams and from there, they try to impress the coaching staff to earn a spot on the roster. “Each team plays four games. After the fourth game, we’ll cut it down…

Wild Hire UMD Hall of Famer Tom Kurvers as Asst. GM

The former Hobey Baker Award winner spent the past ten seasons with Tampa Bay.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have announced that UMD Hall of Famer Tom Kurvers will become their new assistant general manager. The Bloomington, MN native has spent the past 10 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning as the assistant GM and senior advisor to the GM. He also spent time in Phoenix as director of player personnel. In…

Huskies Drop Third Straight Game

The Duluth Huskies fell to Eau Claire 8-4 on Wade Stadium on Monday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies had a rough weekend, losing back-to-back games to Willmar. With their eyes on snapping the skid, they hosted Eau Claire Monday night at Wade Stadium. The Express jumped out to a 3-0 after one inning. The Huskies would get one on the board in the bottom of the first, thanks to an RBI single…

UMD’s Scott Perunovich Drafted by St. Louis Blues

The Hibbing native was taken in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

DALLAS, Texas – Hibbing native and current UMD defenseman Scott Perunovich has been drafted to the St. Louis Blues. The NCHC and National Rookie of the Year was taken in the second round with the 45th overall pick. Perunovich is coming off a memorable freshman year for UMD, leading the team in points, en route to the school’s second ever…

UMD and CSS Join Forces for Elite Basketball Camp

local talent and recruits went to CSS to learn from the Northland's best

DULUTH, Minn.- It’s always great to see teams joining forces and that’s exactly what UMD and CSS women’s basketball did Wednesday. While it was mostly UMD run, the two teams came together to host an elite camp where local talent and recruits made their way over to the Burns Wellness Center at St. Scholastica to learn from the Northland’s best. The…

Hovland Named First Team Academic All-American

Hovland is the first CSS track and field athlete to earn First Team accolades.

DULUTH, Minn.-  St. Scholastica senior Casey Hovland (North Branch, Minn./North Branch HS) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Cross Country/Track & Field First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA); on Tuesday. Hovland, who was a Third Team Academic All-American last year, becomes the first St. Scholastica cross country/track & field athlete to earn…

UWS Volleyball Releases 2018-19 Schedule

the Jackets are in for a season of tough conference play.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Yellowjacket volleyball squad is ready for their 2018-19 season, one full of tournaments, triangulars, and a yet another tough conference schedule. The season kicks off with the UT-Dallas Labor Day Tournament in Richardson Texas, taking on UT Dallas and Mary Hardin-Baylor on Aug. 31 and then Letourneau and Texas Lutheran on Sept. 1. Following the kick-off tournament,…

UMD Hockey Schedule Released for 2018-2019 Season

Bulldogs starting off their season with home opener against the Gophers.

DULUTH, Minn.- At least one dozen games against clubs that qualified for last spring’s NCAA playoffs — including a rematch of the Frozen Four title bout — a first-ever tip to Arizona, and a season-opening home-and-home series with its arch rival, the University of Minnesota, highlight the University of Minnesota Duluth’s 2018-19 men’s hockey schedule. The defending NCAA champion Bulldogs will…

UMD Football Hosts Camp for Local High School Teams

High School Teams made their way to Mallosky Stadium for the Bulldog treatment.

DULUTH, Minn.- Monday marked the start of Bulldogs Football Camps. These camps are designed to help each individual player improve their field skills and gain knowledge to take their game to the next level. Local high school teams compete against each other in live scrimmages to prepare players for the fall and allow them to make mistakes without the consequences that…

Bulldogs Host First Football Camp of the Summer

The UMD football team hosted their first "Skills Camp" at Malosky Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – High school football players from Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin gathered at Malosky Stadium to take part in a skills camp. It was a chance for the players to show off to the coaches who are looking to scout some prospective college athletes. “The majority of our recruiting classes come through these camps at one point, whether…

Tim Madsen Named New Head Coach of CSS Men’s Hockey

The former Minnesota Wilderness coach was introduced to the public Wednesday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica announced Wednesday that former Minnesota Wilderness head coach Tim Madsen will be the 10th head coach of their men’s hockey team in school history. The Elk River native spent the past two seasons with the Wilderness, guiding them to back to back playoff appearances. The Saints are hoping that Madsen can carry over that success…

Duluth Huskies Ready to Begin NWL Season

The Huskies held a special Media Day Monday at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH — The Duluth Huskies are back in town, getting ready for the start of the season. The team practiced Monday at Wade Stadium, just over 24 hours before they start the season on Tuesday. It’s an exciting time for new head coach Tyger Pederson, who wants to make a great first impression in the Northwoods league. “It’s been great…

Kohlwey Places 3rd at Nationals

UMD Track member takes 3rd place in 100m hurdles

CHARLOTTE, NC- The Division 2 track and field national championships came to a close yesterday. Where UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey placed third in the 100m hurdles. Heading into yesterday’s finals, Kohlwey was named an All-American for the second year in a row. “I was just so grateful to have qualified again. I was All-American last year. I really wanted to better from…

UMD’s Schmoll, Wright, Smith Earn All-American Honors

The Bulldog trio were named to the NFCA and D2CCA All-American Teams.

DULUTH — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association (D2CCA) released their softball All-American teams yesterday and there was no surprise for a trio of University of Minnesota Duluth seniors. Shortstop Becky Smith was selected to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-American third team while outfielder Hannah Schmoll and second baseman…

Yellowjackets’ Noah Potratz Gets Set for Nationals

The senior will compete in the javelin throw this weekend.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – UWS senior Noah Potratz is spending this week getting ready for the NCAA D3 national championship. Potratz has qualified to compete in the javelin throw, securing his spot just a week ago at the North Central Gregory final qualifier. Leading up to this weekend, his main focus is preparing his body. “Just working on form and making…

Saints’ Hovland Running to Nationals

The senior will be competing in the 5K run at the NCAA D3 national championships.

DULUTH — St Scholastica’s Casey Hovland has qualified to compete in the Division 3 national championship later this week at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Hovland will be competing in the 5K run. This will be her third NCAA championship appearance this year alone. “It’s a really neat atmosphere. It’s different for cross country and track. It’s all of the…

Kohlwey, Trost Eyeing All-American Finishes at Nationals

The pair are each making their third career trip to the NCAA D2 national championships.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two UMD Bulldogs will be heading to the NCAA Division II national championships this weekend. For junior Danielle Kohlwey, she will take part in the 100-meter hurdles for the third straight year. She finished sixth last season, earning All-American honors. But she knows she can do better. “I just need to do what I’ve been doing and…

Noah Potratz to Represent UWS at Nationals

The senior will compete in the javelin throw this Friday at the D3 national championships.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Senior trackster Noah Potratz (Ripon, Wis./Ripon) will represent the University of Wisconsin-Superior at the NCAA Division III National Championships in javelin throw this week, May 23-26 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Potratz had a record-breaking season, beating the school record on his first throw of the season at the Dingles Brueggen Open at St. Mary’s University…

Bulldogs Running to Nationals

Kohlwey and Trost qualify for the NCAA DII Track and Field Championships

DULUTH, Minn.- Two members of the UMD Track and field team have been selected to represent the Bulldogs at the 2018 NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Junior Danielle Kohlwey and senior Emi Trost are heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. Kohlwey will compete in the 100 meter hurdles and Trost will take part in the 800 meter run. This will be both girls’ third appearance…

St Scholastica Hosts NCAA Baseball Tournament

Wade Stadium was the field to be at for the NCAA Division III Baseball Regionals

DULUTH, Minn.- The NCAA division 3 baseball regionals are in town. St. Scholastica hosted the tournament at Wade stadium. “It’s one of those things where any time you have an opportunity to host a national tournament, we’d like to be considered for that. Considering we had never done it before, I thought it was a good opportunity for us to…

UMD to USA

UMD Women's Hockey Coach, Maura Crowell, named USA U18 head coach.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD Women’s Hockey coach Maura Crowell has been tagged as the USA U18 head coach for the first time in her career. She previously served as both an assistant coach and associate head coach. So far Crowell’s hire has been a massive success for UMD, including a 6–4 WCHA post season record and a 2017 appearance in the NCAA Regionals….

UMD Softball Advances to NCAA Super Regional

No. 25 Bulldogs to Face No. 8 Southern Arkansas

DULUTH, Minn.- True to their word the UMD Softball team went on quite a run through the NCAA DII Central Regional to claim their first ever title and punch their ticket to the Super Regional round. It was no easy task of course, as the Bulldogs started off with a bang only to fall in game two, then the bats came…