Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Duluth Wolfpack Lacrosse

For this week's segment, we hear from the Duluth boys lacrosse team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Duluth boys lacrosse team, including head coach Scott Wishart, senior Will Smyth and junior Jayden Erie. The Wolfpack are wrapping up their regular season this week as they look to make it back to the section final. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Softball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Eskomos.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Esko softball team, including head coach Jeff Emanuel, sophomore pitcher Miranda Kelley and junior outfielder Dea DeLeone. The Eskomos have wrapped up their regular season and are looking to capture their fourth section title in a row. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Hunters Baseball Roll at Home Against Agates

Eric Gibson picked up the win on the mound for Denfeld.

DULUTH, Minn. – The runs came early and often for the Denfeld baseball team as they topped Two Harbors 14-3 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. Eric Gibson picked up the win for the Hunters as he pitched three innings, allowing three hits and striking out three. Joe Udd led Denfeld with four RBI, while Payton Budisalovich and Logan Jasper combined…

Norsemen Volleyball Ready for First Run at State Tournament

The Hermantown/Proctor boys volleyball team captured their conference title in its inaugural season.

PROCTOR, Minn. – It was the first season for high school boys volleyball as a club sport in the Northland. And the first team to represent the Northern Minnesota Conference will be Hermantown/Proctor. The Norsemen went undefeated in conference play during their inaugural season and stood out in two different conference tournaments this season. The players say the journey to…

Prep Softball: Hawks, Lumberjacks, Rails Win to Close Out Regular Season

Hermantown and Cloquet got big wins while Proctor swept its doubleheader against Duluth East.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the last week of the regular season for high school softball, Hermantown used a seven-run fourth inning to top Esko 11-1 in five innings. Alana Mayry and Kendra Winberg both hit three run homers during the inning to seal the win. Over at Proctor, Erin Hawk homered in the third inning of the second game as…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Marshall Baseball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Duluth Marshall baseball team who's having another dominate season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s segment, we sit down with Duluth Marshall baseball head coach Joe Wicklund, shortstop Peter Hansen and second baseman Maddux Baggs, discussing their strong start to the season, winning for of their last five games in five innings, and their confidence level going into the playoffs. The Hilltoppers will play at Breck on Saturday and…

Hunters Softball Outlasts Greyhounds

Duluth Denfeld hung on to defeat Duluth East in dramatic fashion.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their second meeting of the season, it was another offensive onslaught as Duluth Denfeld hung on for the 10-9 win. The Hunters beat the Greyhounds 15-13 earlier in the season. The Greyhounds will host Bemidji on Tuesday while the Hunters will play a doubleheader at Chisago Lakes on Monday, playing St. Francis in the first game…

Oredockers Baseball Come Back on Lumberjacks

The Ashland baseball team picked up a road win over Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – It took a comeback effort for the Ashland baseball team to get the road win over Cloquet 11-5 Friday night at Mettner Field. The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 4-0 lead early on, but the Oredockers would battle back to pick up the win. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth FC

For this week's segment, we sit down with Duluth FC before they open their season on Sunday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s coaches corner, we talk with Duluth FC. We sit down with head coach Joel Person and forward Joe Watt and talk about the excitement of getting this season started and what kind of players make up this year’s roster. Duluth FC opens its season at home against Sioux Falls Thunder FC on Sunday at…

Prep Lacrosse: Wolfpack Boys Improve to 6-1; Wolfpack, Stealth Girls Fall at Home

The Duluth boys lacrosse team continued their hot streak at home.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jackson Hill led the way with six goals as the Duluth boys lacrosse team blasted Tartan 14-2 Friday night at Public Schools Stadium. And in girls action, the Duluth girls lacrosse team fell at home to Coon Rapids 17-12 and the Hermantown/Proctor girls were defeated by New Prague 13-7. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Wolfpack Use Strong Second Half to Stay Unbeaten

The Duluth boys lacrosse team have yet to lose a game in the early going.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth boys lacrosse team stayed undefeated on the season as they got the win over Minneapolis Washburn 11-4 Friday night at Public Schools Stadium. The Wolfpack led 3-2 at the half, but then exploded in the second half to get the win and knock off the Warriors. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Softball: Bulldogs, Hawks Win Big

Carlton dominated Ely while Hermantown shut out Cloquet to pick up wins.

DULUTH, Minn. – The defending section 7A champs Carlton topped Ely 11-1 on Friday night to stay undefeated on the season. The Bulldogs (5-0) will play at Proctor on Saturday morning. In other softball action, Hermantown shut out Cloquet to get the 6-0 win. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

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…

Prep Baseball: Hilltoppers, Rails, Lumberjacks Pick Up Home Wins

Duluth Marshall, Proctor and Cloquet all were victorious at home.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mora scored three in the top of the first but Duluth Marshall scored five in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead and never look back, as the Hilltoppers got the 8-4 win. Brett Benson got the win after going six innings while allowing just two runs. The Hilltoppers improve to 5-1 and will…

Sandelin on NHL: “I’m Not Looking For Any Opportunity”

Scott Sandelin is not concerned about any of his players who decide to leave for the NHL.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team is still basking in the glory of winning their second straight national championship. But there’s been a lot of questions in the past week about who’s coming and going. But head coach Scott Sandelin isn’t concerned about the process. “When you end the year, there’s obviously always the opportunity for guys to…

Bulldogs Baseball Light Up Marauders at Wade Stadium

The runs would not stop coming for the UMD baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD baseball team put on a show as they scored a season-high 22 runs in their series opener against U-Mary Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. In game one, the Bulldogs would get 27 hits and score in every inning except the first as they won 22-3. Drew Stewart led the way with 5 RBI. In game…

Coaches Corner: UWS Softball

We spoke with the UWS softball team on this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UWS softball team. We were joined by interim head coach Nick Bursik and sophomore infielder Alayna Tulip. Among the topics discussed include the Yellowjackets 10-0 start to the UMAC season and how they plan to get prepared for the upcoming UMAC playoff tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Low-Scoring Affair For UMD Spring Game

Cameron Hausman put up the only points in the game, nailing both of his field goal attempts.

DULUTH, Minn. – Defense was the name of the game in UMD’s 45th annual spring game as Team Maroon topped Team White 6-0. Cameron Hausman was the only one to put points on the board as he nailed both of his field goal attempts for Team Maroon. Braden Matteen had the only interception of the day. “That’s just what defense…

Coaches Corner: Jungle Boy Boxing

We talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman in this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman of Jungle Boy Boxing as they get set for Huffman’s third professional fight April 13th at the Armory in Minneapolis. Among the topics discussed are Huffman’s development through two fights, as well as what his success has brought to boxing’s popularity in the Northland….

Coaches Corner: Hermantown Softball

For this week's segment, we talk with new Hermantown softball coach Michelle Sweeney.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Michelle Sweeney who was named the new head coach of the Hermantown softball team. She takes over for Tom Bang who retired last spring after starting the program 41 years ago. Sweeney talked about taking over for Bang and her plans for the Hawks program. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy,…

Swaney Scores Game-Winner as Bulldogs Take Game One From Mavericks

Riley Tufte and Nick Swaney scored for UMD in the first game of the NCHC playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the opening round of the NCHC playoffs, Omaha scored with less than a minute remaining to send game one into overtime. Nick Swaney would score in overtime to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 win. Riley Tufte scored the first goal of the night. The Bulldogs and the Mavericks will meet up again on Saturday at 7:07…

Coaches Corner: RBA’s Kris Mallett

For this week's segment we talk basketball with the Rookie Basketball Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association coordinator Kris Mallett. Among the topics discussed were the organizations long-term goals, as well as the merger with the Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Fall to Dragons in First Round of NCAA Tournament

UMD finishes the season 23-7.

HAYES, Kan. – In the fourth meeting of the season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team couldn’t come back late as MSU-Moorhead got the 63-54 win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brooke Olson led the Bulldogs with 22 points. UMD ends the season 23-7. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Track and Field

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk track and field with St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by St. Scholastica track and field head coach Todd Bouchie. The Saints women’s team are coming off their tenth straight UMAC championship as both teams get set for the start of the outdoor season at the end of the month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers, Bluejackets Advance to Section 7AAA Finals

Princeton dominated Cloquet while Hibbing took down Duluth Denfeld in the section semifinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA Semifinals on Friday night, No. 1 Princeton dominated No. 4 Cloquet 88-70 while No. 2 Hibbing defeated No. 6 Duluth Denfeld 68-57. Princeton and Hibbing will play each other on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Duluth East High School for the section title and a trip to state. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Rails Girls Basketball Defeat Hilltoppers for Section 7AA Title

The Proctor girls basketball won their first section title since 2002.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AA championship game, the Proctor girls used a strong second half to knock off Duluth Marshall 62-46 Friday night at Romano Gym. Junior guard Sam Pogotchnik led the Rails with 21 points to help push Proctor to the state tournament. Seedings will be announced this weekend as the tournament begins on Wednesday. Categories: Friday…

Prep Boys Basketball: Greyhounds, Lumberjacks, Cardinals Wrap Up Regular Season with Wins

It was the final night of the regular season for boys basketball in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the final night for boys high school basketball, Duluth East got the road win over crosstown rivals Duluth Denfeld 70-57. In other action, Cloquet would get the road win over Proctor 56-50 and Cromwell-Wright defeated Nashwauk-Keewatin 69-50 behind 39 points from Micah Pocernich. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth East Boys Basketball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk Duluth East basketball.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked high school boys basketball with Duluth East’s Rhett McDonald. Among the topics discussed were the Greyhounds’ strong finish to the season, as well as what kind of competition they expect to face in next week’s sectional tournament. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women Take 1-0 Series Lead, UMD Men Knock Off Redhawks

The UMD women's hockey team defeated Bemidji State while the men got the win over Miami (OH).

DULUTH, Minn. – In game one of the WCHA women’s hockey tournament, Minnesota Duluth got the win over Bemidji State 3-2 Friday night at AMSOIL Arena. Naomi Rogge, Anneke Linser and Gabbie Hughes scored for the Bulldogs, who will look for the sweep of the Beavers tomorrow at 2 p.m. And in the men’s game, Noah Cates scored twice as…

Saints Women’s Hockey Open Slaats Cup With Victory

St. Scholastica's Women's hockey team with a 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn.- The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team wrapped up the regular season on a eight game winning streak and kept things rolling Friday night after their 5-1 victory over Concordia Wisconsin at Mars Lakeview Arena. Kayla Kasel would net two goals for the Saints while Lexi Thomeczek made 20 saves. Paige Forsman, Courtney Bloemke, and Greta Nundahl also scored…

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

This week's segment features the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UMD men’s basketball team. We were joined by head coach Justin Wieck and senior forward Sean Burns. Among the topics discussed were the turnaround season for the Bulldogs, as well as the focus on the defensive side for UMD, who are ranked second in points allowed in the…

Bulldogs Basketball Sweep Eagles in Home Doubleheader

UMD men's and women's Hoops sweep Minnesota Crookston Saturday night

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota-Duluth women’s basketball team picked up their eighth straight victory on home court following their 77-49 win over Minnesota Crookston. Sammy Kozlowski lead the way for the Bulldogs with 22 points, while Sarah Grow pitched in with 12. On the men’s side, it would be a lot closer as the Bulldogs pulled out a 76-67 win….

Bulldog Women Tie With Mavericks, Men Fall to Fighting Hawks

The UMD women tied Minnesota State, while the men were upset by North Dakota

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team would tie Minnesota State Friday night 5-5. However, in extra time the Bulldogs would come out victorious in round eight of the shoot-out, moving them into fourth place in the WCHA with one game remaining. Maggie Flaherty scored two power-play goals while Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes, and Jalyn Elmes also lit the…

Prep Basketball: Bluejackets Girls, Hunters Boys Win; Lumberjacks, Hawks Boys Fall at Home

The Hibbing girls basketball team ended their season with a win at Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Hibbing girls basketball team ended the season on a 15-game win streak as they knocked off Cloquet 58-41. In boys action, Cloquet fell at home to Bemidji 75-55, Duluth Denfeld got the road win over Proctor 60-39 and Tartan spoiled Senior Night for Hermantown as they win it 67-56. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Basketball: Rails, Lumberjacks Girls, Greyhounds, Agates Boys All Win

A good night for home teams in prep basketball on Friday night

DULUTH, MINN. – In prep girls basketball action, Kendra Kelley would pick up her 1,000 career point as Cloquet knocked off Ashland 63-31. In other prep girls action, Proctor continued to stay hot as they beat Hermantown 60-49. In boys action Duluth East picked up a 60-47 home court win over St. Francis. Giovani Saldivar scored 18 points for the…

Saints Women’s Hockey Starts Weekend With Win

St. Scholastica tops Lake Forest 1-0; looks for sweep Saturday

DULUTH, MINN.- Taylor Thompson netted the lone goal of the contest as the Saints began the final weekend of the regular season with a victory of Lake Forest College 1-0. Lexi Thomeczek made 37 saves for the shut-out. With the win, St. Scholastica improves to 17-6-1 and 13-3 in the NCHA. The same two teams will meet Saturday afternoon back…

Coaches Corner: Wisconsin-Superior Men’s Hockey

This week's Coaches Corner features UWS Head Coach Rich McKenna

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s Coaches Corner we spoke with UWS Men’s Hockey head coach Rich McKenna. Among the topics discussed are the Yellowjackets upcoming playoff series versus UW-Eau Claire as well as the performances of the younger players this season.     Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Drops Opener Against Badgers

UMD Women drop WCHA contest against Wisconsin

DULUTH, MINN.- UMD fell Friday night to Wisconsin 6-1 in WCHA Women’s hockey action. Kailee Skinner would net the lone goal for the Bulldogs. Maddie Rooney would get pulled following the conclusion of the second period after allowing four goals on 27 shots. Emma Soderberg stopped 9 of 11 of the shots she faced in the third period. The same…

Yellowjacket Men’s Hockey Ends Regular Season With Victory

UWS ends the season with a victory over UW Eau Claire

  SUPERIOR, WI.- After clinching the #3 seed in the WIAC Thursday night, the UWS men’s hockey team finished off their 2018-2019 campaign on a high note with a 2-1 victory of UW-Eau Claire at home on Friday night. Goals by Chad Lopez and Troy York were the difference makers while Oscar Svensson would make 35 saves for the victory….

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Tops Huskies

Four different players scored in Minnesota Duluth's win over St. Cloud State.

DULUTH, MINN.- The Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team would strike twice in the opening period in rout to a 4-2 win over visiting St. Cloud State on Friday night in a WCHA Conference game. Lizi Norton, Sydney Brodt, McKenzie Hewett, and Ryleigh Houston all scored goals for UMD while Maddie Rooney would make 21 saves for the victory. The two…

Coaches Corner: Proctor Girls Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Proctor girls basketball coach Matt Solberg.

DULUTH, MINN.- For this week’s segment, we sat down with Proctors girl’s basketball head coach Matt Solberg about about the game earlier this week, coaching such a young team, the competition ahead for the team come playoffs, and the importance of last years deep playoff run and how it can generate to another one this year. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday…

Prep Girls Hockey: Mirage, Hilltoppers, Lumberjacks Move on in Section Playoffs

The top seeds all moved on in the first round of the Section 7A playoffs.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In the first round of the Section 7A girls hockey playoffs, top-seeded Proctor-Hermantown defeated Moose Lake Area 5-0 Friday night at the St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center. The Mirage will face Hibbing/Chisholm in the section semi-finals as the Bluejackets defeated North Shore 3-2. Duluth Marshall got four goals from Maren Friday as they top International Falls…

Prep Basketball: Tigers Boys Stay Undefeated in Conference Play; Thunderhawks, Eskomos Girls Pick Up Wins

The Northwestern boys basketball team stayed undefeated in conference play and claimed the Heart O'North Conference Championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – Brody Payton scored 21 points and Andrew Klobucher scored 15 as the Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Bloomer 58-53 to stay undefeated in conference play and win the Heart O’North Conference championship. In girls action, Grand Rapids defeated Hermantown 87-72 while Esko dominated South Ridge 73-32. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldogs Basketball Split Doubleheader Against Warriors

The UMD women's basketball knocked off Winona State Friday night at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team shot 60% from the field as they blow by Winona State 80-59 Friday night at Romano Gym. Emma Boehm led the Bulldogs with 18 points as they win their third straight. On the men’s side, the Bulldogs couldn’t shake a slow start as they fall to the Warriors 65-53. Senior Sean Burns…

Prep Basketball: ‘Toppers Girls, Rails Girls, ‘Jackets Boys, Eskomo Boys All Victorious on Friday Night

Road teams prevail in girls basketball while the boys teams defended their home courts.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Gianna Kneepkens would hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer as the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team defeated Hermantown 66-64 Friday night. In other girls action, it was Proctor over Duluth Denfeld 72-33. And in boys action, Cloquet got the home win over Proctor 58-53 and Esko had no trouble with Barnum 71-51. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy,…

Saints Women’s Hockey Dominates Lions; Men Fall in Close One to Green Knights

The St. Scholastica hockey programs combined for 11 goals on the night.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica hockey teams were both back home tonight as the women got the 6-1 win over Finlandia while the men fell to St. Norbert 6-5. For the women, Taylor Thompson scored twice while Courtney Bloemke, Rachel Anderson, Alexia Klaas and Kayla Kasel each scored once. St. Scholastica and Finlandia will face each other again on…

Coaches Corner: Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we sit down with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Shea Walters.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with first-year head coach of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team Shea Walters, discussing the team’s current hot streak, wrapping up his first year as head coach and carrying their current momentum into the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports