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UMD Releases 2021 Fall Schedules for Football, Volleyball, Women’s Soccer

All three teams will begin their seasons on the road on September 2nd.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, UMD released their 2021 schedule for the upcoming fall sports season. The football team will open things up on the road September 2nd against Upper Iowa. Their home opener at Malosky Stadium will be September 11th against Minnesota State Mankato. The UMD volleyball team will also return to action September 2nd at the Michigan Tech…

UWS Men’s Soccer Receive First-Ever National Ranking

The Yellowjackets came in at #3 after finishing their season 11-1.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior men’s soccer team earned a national ranking from the United Soccer Coaches poll for the first time in program history. The Yellowjackets came in at #3 after finishing their season 11-1. UWS claimed its fourth straight UMAC championship last month and went undefeated in conference play. The ‘Jackets have dropped only four conference games since…

UMD, Maura Crowell Agree to Four-Year Contract Extension

This comes after UMD clinched their first Frozen Four appearance since 2010.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, UMD and women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell agreed to a four-year contract extension that will keep her behind the Bulldog bench through 2026. This comes after UMD clinched their first Frozen Four appearance since 2010. In her six seasons with the Bulldogs, Crowell has led UMD to two NCAA tournament berths and recorded her…

Former Duluth Marshall Standout Ben Pedersen Solid in Debut for Duluth Huskies

The former Hilltopper finished with five strikeouts, allowing just two hits and no walks in four innings of work.

DULUTH, Minn. – Coming back to your hometown can be a very nerve-racking situation. But that wasn’t the case for Duluth native Ben Pedersen, who returned home Monday night to take the mound on Opening Day for the Duluth Huskies. “It felt great. I’ve been pitching on this field for a while so it takes the whole nerves thing out…

Duluth Huskies Top Waterloo for First Win of the Season

Outfielder Kimo Fukofuka homered in the second inning.

DULUTH, Minn. – Outfielder Kimo Fukofuka homered in the second inning as the Duluth Huskies avenged their loss on Opening Day with a win on Tuesday night 10-6 at Wade Stadium. The Huskies will look to keep rolling with a two-game series in Bismarck starting Wednesday night. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

UMD’s Maura Crowell Part of Group Proposing Expansion of NCAA Women’s Hockey Tournament

The group is looking to make some big changes, which includes expanding the field from eight teams to ten.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey coaching staff is part of a group of coaches across the nation who want to shake up the NCAA women’s hockey tournament. In a story first reported by Matt Wellens of the Duluth News Tribune, the group is looking to make some big changes, which includes expanding the field from eight teams to…

Proctor Native Jake Malec Named Summit League Tournament MVP

Malec isn't the only Northland player on the team, which includes Esko's Nick Emanuel, as well as Duluth East's Caden and Jaxon Edwards.

FARGO, N.D. – This past weekend, Proctor native Jake Malec was named Summit League Tournament MVP for the North Dakota State baseball team. The former Rail led the Bison with seven hits and four RBI, en route to defeating top seed Oral Roberts in the championship game. Malec isn’t the only Northland player on the team, which includes Esko’s Nick…

Duluth Huskies Fall to Waterloo on Opening Day

Duluth native Ben Pedersen threw four strong innings, striking out five batters and allowing just two hits.

DULUTH, Minn. – A five-run fifth inning would be the difference as the Waterloo Bucks spoil Opening Night for the Duluth Huskies with a 5-0 win Monday night at Wade Stadium. On a positive note, Duluth native Ben Pedersen threw four strong innings, striking out five batters and allowing just two hits. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Huskies Ready for Long-Awaited Return to Diamond

The Huskies will open the season on Monday against Waterloo. First pitch at Wade Stadium is set for 6:35 p.m. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Last season, the Duluth Huskies had to cancel their season due to the pandemic and it was a quiet summer. But now, we’re less than 24 hours away from summer ball finally returning to Duluth and the players and staff are ready to play ball. “Super excited, definitely nervous, definitely haven’t played in front of more than…

UMD’s Haleigh Reindl Earns First Outdoor All-American Status With Seventh Place Finish in 800-Meter Run Final

Reindl set a new PR with a time of 2:08.77, after she broke her old one Friday night in the preliminaries.

ALLENDALE, Mich. – UMD’s Haleigh Reindl finished seventh on Saturday in the 800-meter run final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Reindl set a new PR with a time of 2:08.77, after she broke her old one Friday night in the preliminaries, and it’s now her fastest 800-meter time she’s recorded during her collegiate career. Reindl also earns…

Former Clarkson Star Elizabeth Giguere Talks Joining UMD Women’s Hockey Team

Giguere is already familiar with the Bulldogs' roster, having played them during her sophomore and junior years.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a stellar four years at Clarkson University, Elizabeth Giguere has decided to take her talents to UMD as a graduate transfer. The Quebec City native admitted that the decision to leave the golden knights was very difficult. “I just had to think about myself and what would make me a better player and just start fresh,…

Coaches Corner: Josh Berlo

For this week's segment, we catch up with the UMD Athletic Director after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026. Berlo talked about the success of the department this academic year and how he’s looking forward to getting crowds back at games following the pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Sioux Falls Stampede Select Hermantown’s Aaron Pionk in USHL Phase II Draft

The dynamic forward wrapped up a stellar career with the Hawks, recording 15 goals and 25 assists in 20 games this past season as a senior.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This week, Hermantown’s Aaron Pionk was drafted by the Sioux Falls Stampede in the 13th round of the USHL Phase II draft. The dynamic forward wrapped up a stellar career with the Hawks, recording 15 goals and 25 assists in 20 games this past season as a senior, helping Hermantown win their 11th section title in…

Duluth FC Academy Holds Off Hayward FC For First Ever Win

Finn Huffington and Brandon Wright scored for the Bluegreens.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their first ever match, the Duluth FC Academy team held on for the 2-1 win over Hayward FC Thursday night at Lincoln Park High School. Finn Huffington and Brandon Wright scored for the Bluegreens, while Cole Gewerth got on the board for the Wolfpack. Categories: College, Sports

UMD’s Haleigh Reindl Excited for Another Trip to Nationals

Reindl will take part in the 800-meter run for the second time in her career and fifth overall when combining the indoor track and field season.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, UMD’s Haleigh Reindl will yet again represent the Bulldogs at the 2021 NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships. Reindl will take part in the 800-meter run for the second time in her career and fifth overall when combining the indoor track and field season. She credits a lot of her success to head…

Duluth East’s Crystal Kaczmarczyk to Run at Grinnell College

The senior helped her teams advance to state in Nordic Skiing, as well as cross country.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, Duluth East’s Crystal Kaczmarczyk signed her National Letter of Intent to run at Grinnell College in Iowa. The senior helped her teams advance to state in Nordic Skiing, as well as cross country. And so far this spring, her track times rank among the best in the Northland. She was also the captain of both…

Duluth FC Academy Begins Inaugural Season

Thursday night, they will play their first-ever game against Hayward FC. The match will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Middle School.

DULUTH, Minn. – Since 2015, Duluth FC has entertained soccer fans in the Northland and their popularity only increases with each passing year. And for those who have dreams of suiting up for the Bluegreens, a feeder system has been created to help. This year will see the debut of the Duluth FC Academy team, which is made up mostly…

Former UMD Captain Parker Mackay Joins Former AJHL Team’s Coaching Staff

Mackay helped the Saints win two AJHL championships before coming to Duluth to lead UMD to back-to-back national titles.

IRMA, Alberta – Former UMD men’s hockey captain and two-time national champion Parker Mackay has joined the coaching staff of the Spruce Grove Saints in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Mackay helped the Saints win two AJHL championships before coming to Duluth to lead UMD to back-to-back national titles. He turned pro after college, signing with the Texas Stars of…

2020 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner Elizabeth Giguere to Join UMD Women’s Hockey as Graduate Transfer

The 2020 Patty Kazmaier Award winner is Clarkson's all-time leading scorer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Thanks to the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, the UMD women’s hockey team will be bringing back the vast majority of their roster that made it all the way to the Frozen Four this past season. And as if that wasn’t good news enough, the Bulldogs announced Wednesday that they will…

Bismarck Sweeps Minnesota Wilderness in First Round of NAHL Playoffs

Zach Michaelis, Will Traeger, Mikol Sarter and Donte Lawson scored for the Wilderness.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In Game 3 of the NAHL playoffs, Bismarck held on to beat the Minnesota Wilderness 5-4 to sweep the series in three games. Zach Michaelis, Will Traeger, Mikol Sarter and Donte Lawson scored for the Wilderness, who wrap up their 2021 season with a 25-27-1-3 overall record. Categories: College, Sports

St. Scholastica’s Olivia Howe Earns All-American Honors

This past season, Howe broke several program records, including hits, batting average and slugging percentage.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Olivia Howe earned Third Team All-American honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The junior becomes the fourth Saint in program history to earn All-American accolades, which includes head coach Rilee Dawson. This past season, Howe broke several program records, including hits, batting average and slugging percentage. And prior to the start of the NCAA…

UMD Men’s Hockey Releases Schedule for 2021-2022 Season

The Bulldogs will open things up with a home-and-home series October 8th against Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the UMD men’s hockey team released their schedule for the upcoming season. The Bulldogs will open things up with a home-and-home series October 8th against Bemidji State. The regular season will end at home against St. Cloud State on March 4th. For the full schedule, click here. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

St. Scholastica Baseball Tops Bethany Lutheran, Falls to Northwestern in UMAC Championship Game

The Saints end the year with a 20-8 record in Kevin Ritsche's first full season.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The St. Scholastica baseball team started the day strong, getting a 2-1 win over Bethany Lutheran to eliminate the Vikings from the UMAC Tournament and advance to the championship. Then, the Saints needed to get another win to force a winner-take-all game on Sunday, but Northwestern proved to be too much, getting the 10-1 win to…

Wisconsin-Superior Softball’s Season Comes to End in NCAA Tournament

The Yellowjackets end the year with a 22-16 record.

WAVERLY, Iowa – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team’s run in the NCAA Tournament was short, as the Yellowjackets lost to top-seeded St. Olaf 11-3 in the first game then lost to Webster in the second 9-1 to be eliminated from the tournament. In the first game, St. Olaf got off to a strong start and never looked back. The Yellowjackets put…

St. Scholsatica Baseball Falls to Northwestern, UWS Eliminated from UMAC Tournament

CSS will face Bethany Lutheran in an elimination game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner will face Northwestern in the championship at 4:00 p.m. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The St. Scholastica baseball team suffered their first loss of the UMAC Tournament on Friday night, as top-seeded Northwestern got the 17-2 win to advance to the championship. The Saints got on the board early, with two runs in the first. Jake Schelonka hit an RBI single with the bases loaded, then Mitchell Olson scored on…

Former Bulldogs Brodt, Rooney Invited to USA Women’s National Team Selection Camp

The camp is the first step in selection the players who will train together as part of preparing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. 

BLAINE, Minn. – Former UMD women’s hockey standouts Sydney Brodt and Maddie Rooney have been invited to the USA Women’s National Team Selection Camp. The camp is the first step in selection the players who will train together as part of preparing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The camp will be held June 1-6 in Blaine, then Team USA…

UWS, CSS Each Win First Game of UMAC Baseball Tournament

UWS won their single-elimination game 4-1 against Crown. No. 2 seed CSS beat no. 3 seed  Bethany Lutheran 3-2.

  ST. PAUL, Minn.– UW-Superior and St. Scholastica each won their first round matchups in the 2021 UMAC Baseball Tournament. UWS won their single-elimination game 4-1 against Crown. They will take on no. 1 seed Northwestern Friday at 1 p.m. No. 2 seed CSS beat no. 3 seed  Bethany Lutheran 3-2. The Saints will play the winner of UWS/Northwestern Friday….

UMD, Athletic Director Josh Berlo Agree to 3 Year Extension

Berlo's new contract will keep the Bulldog AD in Duluth until 2026.

DULUTH, Minn.– The University of Minnesota-Duluth announced this afternoon that Athletic Director Josh Berlo will be staying in Bulldog Country after signing a three-year contract extension Thursday. Berlo’s new contract will keep the Bulldog AD in Duluth until 2026. He first came to UMD in 2013 from Notre Dame and was named the NCAA Division II under Armour Athletic Director…

St. Scholastica Softball Sweeps UMAC Awards

Olivia Howe was named both Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, Grace Hadlich was named Rookie of the Year and Rilee Dawson took home Coach of the Year honors. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After winning their 21st UMAC regular season title, the St. Scholastica softball team swept the UMAC postseason awards for the first time since 2016. Olivia Howe was named both Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, Grace Hadlich was named Rookie of the Year and Rilee Dawson took home Coach of the Year honors….

UWS Softball Headed to Iowa, Earns No. 6 Seed for NCAA Regional Tournament

The Yellowjackets will play top seed St. Olaf in the first game of the regional. First pitch on Friday is set for 10:00 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team put together an incredible run in the UMAC Tournament as the No. 5 seed, defeating all of the teams at least once and then winning three games on Saturday to capture their second UMAC Tournament title. Now, they’re headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Yellowjackets are headed to Waverly, Iowa for the NCAA…

Laura Harmon Talks Challenges, Excitement of Leading Both UMD Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track Programs

Harmon will now oversee 86 athletes across both cross country and track and field programs. She's also now just one of two women to be leading men's programs in the NSIC.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Thursday, UMD Athletics named Laura Harmon as the head coach of the men’s cross country and track and field programs. And that’s a pretty big deal for multiple reasons. Harmon has spent the past three years as the head coach of the women’s programs at UMD and now she will lead both the men and women….

UWS, Bethany Lutheran Softball Suspended in Eighth Due to Darkness; St. Scholastica Eliminated from UMAC Tournament

UWS and Bethany Lutheran will resume play on Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at the top of the eighth inning. The winner will advance to face Northwestern in the UMAC championship game. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team dropped their first game of the UMAC Tournament on Saturday, as Northwestern got the 2-1 win in nine innings to advance to the UMAC Tournament championship game. In the first game, Jessica Jacobson reached on a fielding error, allowing Tiffany Kirk to score for the only Yellowjackets run. UWS was sent to the…

UMD Softball Eliminated from NSIC Tournament

UMD ends the season with a 32-15 record and 21-9 NSIC mark. 

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth softball team had a rough day offensively on Friday, losing twice to get eliminated from the NSIC Tournament. Top seeded Augustana got the 5-3 win in the first game, then No. 3 seed Winona State took the same game 2-1 to end UMD’s season. In the first game, the Bulldogs led the defending national…

UWS Softball Battles Back to Defeat St. Scholastica in Extras in First Round of UMAC Tournament

Jessica Jacobson went 4-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth then hit the game-winning RBI double in the eighth

DULUTH, Minn. – Jessica Jacobson went 4-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth then hit the game-winning RBI double in the eighth as the Wisconsin-Superior softball team knocked off top seeded St. Scholsatica 5-4 in extras for their second win of the UMAC Tournament. Olivia Bancroft-Hart went 3-for-4 scoring two times while Jacobson drove in three runs. Tayler…

Laura Harmon Named UMD Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach

Harmon has been leading the women's programs for the past three seasons and has spent the past few months being the head coach for the men.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Athletics announced on Thursday that Laura Harmon has been named the head coach of both men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Harmon has been leading the women’s programs for the past three seasons and has also spent the past few months being the interim head coach for the men. Harmon is now…

Sidney Zavoral’s Walk Off RBI Sends UMD Softball to Next Round of NSIC Tournament

Sam Pederson pitched a 13-inning complete game, allowing just six hits while striking out seven. 

ROCHESTER, Minn. – It would require extra innings, but Sidney Zavoral’s RBI single in the bottom of the 13th gave the UMD softball team the 1-0 walkoff win over Concordia-St. Paul to advance to the next round of the NSIC Tournament. The Bulldogs loaded the bases with two outs, then Zavoral’s single sent Jessica Bren home to score the lone…

St. Scholastica Softball Refreshed Heading Into UMAC Tournament

The UMAC tournament gets started on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Kenwood Fields. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMAC softball tournament begins on Thursday and St. Scholastica is ready to make another deep run. The Saints captured their 21st regular season title and will host the action this week. CSS leads the UMAC in most batting and pitching categories and are second in fielding percentages. The Saints did drop their final two regular season…

Morgan Friday, Trio of Yellowjackets Take Home Top UMAC Women’s Awards

Morgan Friday was named Offensive Player of the Year, Morgan Philliber was named Defensive Player of the Year, Lindrey Schendel took home Rookie of the Year and Allison DeGroot was named Coach of the Year. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – St. Scholastica’s Morgan Friday was once again named the UMAC Offensive Player of the Year. Friday led the conference with 27 goals and also recorded eight assists. She led all of DIII in points per game and goals per game. This is Friday’s third Offensive Player of the Year honor and fourth major UMAC award. A…

Wisconsin-Superior’s Wilson, Eriksen Earn Top UMAC Men’s Soccer Honors

Defender Scott Wilson was named Defensive Player of the Year while Phillip Eriksen was named Rookie of the Year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After winning their fourth straight UMAC Tournament title, two UWS men’s soccer players earned top UMAC honors. Defender Scott Wilson was named Defensive Player of the Year while Phillip Eriksen was named Rookie of the Year. Wilson led the Yellowjacket defenders that allowed just five goals during UMAC play, with all of them coming against Bethany…

UMD Softball Team Riding Hot Streak Into NSIC Tournament

UMD and Concordia-St. Paul will face off Thursday in Rochester in the first round. First pitch is set for noon. 

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been a bit of a roller coaster of a season for the UMD softball team. But after a bit of a bumpy start, this Bulldogs squad mixed with veterans and 11 freshmen have found its groove and are playing their best softball heading into the conference tournament. And that’s big for the Bulldogs who will face…

Bell to Centralize With Canadian National Team in Calgary

Bell will play with Team Canada during the 2021-22 season in a lead up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD defenseman Ashton Bell will centralize in Calgary with the Canadian National Women’s Team for the 2021-22 season. This means Bell will play with Team Canada during the season in a lead up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The UMD captain is coming off of an All-American season, tallying 14 points. Bell said she…

St. Thomas Snaps St. Scholastica Baseball’s Win Streak

Bryce Huffman had the only multi-hit game for the Saints, while Jake Schelonka drove in two runs. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Thomas baseball team came into Duluth and snapped St. Scholastica’s eight-game winning streak, getting the 5-2 and 1-0 wins to sweep the nonconference doubleheader. In the first game, the Saints struck first, scoring two runs in the first inning, but couldn’t get much going after. Bryce Huffman had the only multi-hit game for the Saints,…

St. Scholastica Track and Field Reflects on Last UMAC Meet

The Saints outdoor programs combined for 17 UMAC titles.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica outdoor track and field teams closed out their time in the UMAC in a big way, with the men winning the championship and the women finishing as runner-ups. But after 17 combined conference titles, it’s bittersweet for the Saints knowing they’ve raced their last UMAC race. “This was my 17th year, not all as…

St. Scholastica’s Steger, Bouchie Take Home Top UMAC Honors

Steger becomes the second-straight Saint to be named Track Athlete of the Meet at the UMAC Championship, while Todd Bouchie was named Coach of the Year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After winning the 2021 UMAC Outdoor Track and Field Men’s Championship, two members of the Saints took home major awards. Ryan Steger was named Track Athlete of the Meet at the UMAC Championship after finishing as the meet’s second-highest individual scorer. Steger won the 400-meter and 800-meter, while also being part of the winning 4×400 and…

Wisconsin-Superior’s LeAnn Torgerson Takes Home Top UMAC Honor

Torgerson was the top scorer of the UMAC Championship, winning the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash, and also came in third in long jump.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Wisconsin-Superior senior LeAnn Torgerson was named the Female Track Athlete of the Meet for the 2021 UMAC Outdoor Championships. Torgerson was the top scorer of the meet, winning the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash, and also came in third in long jump. The Two Harbors native is the first female from UWS to be…

St. Scholastica Men’s Tennis Learns Location, Opponent for NCAA Tournament

The Saints will open the NCAA Tournament later this week in Chicago against Illinois Tech.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Friday, the St. Scholastica men’s tennis team capped off an incredible run in the UMAC, defeating UWS 4-3 to capture their 19th and final UMAC Tournament Championship. Now, the Saints learned where they’re headed for the NCAA Tournament. The Saints are making a return trip to Chicago after playing there in the NCAA Tournament in 2019….

Wisconsin-Superior’s Maya Callaway named UMAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

Callaway is the first UWS athlete to be named UMAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After a stellar spring season, Wisconsin-Superior’s Maya Callaway was named UMAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. Callaway went 9-4 at the No. 1 singles spot, while posting a 5-0 UMAC record. Callaway played with a few different partners at the No. 1 doubles spot, but posted a 9-5 overall record and 5-1 UMAC mark. Callaway is…

St. Scholastica’s Schneider, Patten Take Home UMAC Tennis Awards

Schneider was named the UMAC Men's Tennis Player of the Year while Wells Patten took home his 18th UMAC Men's Coach of the Year honor.

DULUTH, Minn. – After taking home the 2021 UMAC Men’s Tennis Tournament Championship on Friday, senior Elliot Schneider was named UMAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year while Wells Patten was named Coach of the Year. The Duluth native went 12-0 at No. 1 singles this season, going 4-0 in UMAC play. At No. 1 doubles with Jack Kearney, they…

UMD Softball Ends Regular Season With Doubleheader Sweep of MSU-Moorhead

The Bulldogs finish the year with a 21-9 NSIC record and will now prepare for the NSIC Tournament. UMD will open the tournament on Thursday against Concordia-St. Paul.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth softball team’s bat stayed hot on Sunday, as the Bulldogs got the 8-0 and 7-1 wins over MSU-Moorhead to sweep the doubleheader. In the first game, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the fifth to end the game early. Hermantown’s Jordyn Thomas hit a solo home run and finished with 2 RBI. In the…