Friday Night Frenzy

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

Svensson Puts On a Show as ‘Jackets Men Tie Falcons

The Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team battled to a 1-1 tie against UW-River Falls.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Sophomore goalie Oscar Svensson finished with 32 saves as the Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey team battled to a 1-1 tie against UW-River Falls Friday night at Wessman Arena. Will Blake scored the lone goal for the Yellowjackets, who will take on the Falcons on the road Saturday to wrap up the series. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Proctor/Hermantown Girls Hockey

This week's segment we talked with the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team as they wrap up their regular season this weekend. Head coach Glen Gilderman and senior Samantha Lewis were in studio to talk about the section playoffs and what they need to do to head back to the state tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night…

Bulldogs Women Top Bobcats; Men Dominate Mavericks

Nick Swaney netted the first UMD hat trick since 2016 while Kylie Hanley scored her first collegiate goal.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first ever meeting between the UMD women and Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs scored three unanswered to get the win, 3-1. Lizi Norton, Ashton Bell and Kylie Hanley (her first career goal) all scored for the Bulldogs. Maddie Rooney made 23 saves in the win. The Bulldogs and Bobcats will meet again on Saturday at 3:07 p.m….

Bulldogs Basketball Split Doubleheader Against Dragons

The UMD women handed MSU Moorhead its first NSIC loss of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team took down No. 24 MSU Moorhead 69-53 to hand the Dragons their first NSIC loss of the season and snap their 14-game win streak. Sammy Kozlowski led all scorers with 20 points while Sarah Grow had 12 and Emma Boehm had 10. For the men, they couldn’t climb out of their…

Hawks Boys Basketball Avenge Early Season Loss to Greyhounds

After a close loss earlier this month, the Hermantown boys basketball team got the close win over Duluth East Friday night.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – After suffering a close loss at Duluth East earlier this month, the Hermantown boys basketball team got revenge on Friday night, getting the 80-74 win. The Hermantown girls were also successful in the doubleheader, defeating Duluth East 70-46. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth East Hockey

For this week's segment, we sat down with Duluth East hockey coach Mike Randolph.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Duluth East hockey head coach Mike Randolph. Coach Randolph spoke about the team’s confidence and making it back to the Class A state championship. The Greyhounds are 10-4-2 on the season and will play Moorhead on Saturday. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Basketball: Lumberjack Girls, Spartan Boys Pick Up Friday Night Wins

The Cloquet girls got the win at home while the Superior boys were victorious on the road.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Allie Wotjziak led all scorers with 25 points as the Cloquet girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak, getting the win at home against Crosby-Ironton 53-41 Friday night. And in boys action, Xavier Patterson’s 18 points was enough to push Superior past Duluth Denfeld 79-62. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Women Use Strong First Period to Upset No. 5 Ohio State

Naomi Rogge scored twice as the UMD women's hockey team upset No. 5 Ohio State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first period as they hung on to upset No. 5 Ohio State 5-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Naomi Rogge scored twice for the Bulldogs, who also got goals from Sydney Brodt, Anna Klein and Gabbie Hughes. Maddie Rooney finished with 39 saves. Categories:…

Wilderness Fall to Blizzard in High-Scoring Affair

A three-goal second period wasn't enough to push Minnesota past Brookings.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness battled back from a two-goal deficit, but it wouldn’t be enough as Brookings got the overtime win 5-4 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Oula Kuure, Luke Dow, Isaac Kobienia and Jack Johnson all scored for the Wilderness, who will take on the Blizzard Saturday night. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Yellowjacket Women Fall at Home to Blugolds

The UWS women's hockey team lost at home to UW-Eau Claire 4-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Kaleigh Martinson scored the lone goal for the UWS women’s hockey team as they fell to UW-Eau Claire 4-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. The Yellowjackets fall to 7-12-1 on the season as they will travel to Eau Claire Saturday to cap off the home-and-home series. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Boys Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson about the transition to being head coach and how the Eskomos seem to be heating up at the right time. The Eskomos (7-4) will be in action again on Saturday at Columbia Heights. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Women top Marauders, Men Fall in Triple OT

The UMD women's basketball team was able to pull away late against U-Mary.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior guard Sammy Kozlowski finished with career-highs in points and steals as the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team knocked off U-Mary 78-70 Friday night at Romano Gym. Kozlowski scored 26 points and recorded 8 steals. Ann Simonet chipped in with 18 points for UMD, who improve to 8-4 on the season, including 7-2 in the NSIC. For…

‘Jackets Snap Four-Game Skid with Win over Royals

The UWS men's hockey team knocked off Bethel 3-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Three different Yellowjackets light the lamp as the UWS men’s hockey team got the win over Bethel 3-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Matran Yelle, Pavel Mikhasenok and Artur Terchiyev scored for the Yellowjackets. Oscar Svensson had 24 saves for UWS, who improve to 5-11-2 and will host Hamline Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Two-Goal Third Period Pushes Bulldogs Past Huskies

The UMD men's hockey team knocks off top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a match-up of two of the top teams in the country, #5 Minnesota Duluth got the win over top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Nick Swaney, Noah Cates and Justin Richards all scored for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard was sharp in net as he finished with 30 saves. UMD improves to 12-5-2…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we spoke with Denfeld head coach Dale Jago.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk high school hockey with Duluth Denfeld boys coach Dale Jago. The longtime bench boss talked about the Hunters’ great start to the season, as well as the tough slate of upcoming games, including taking on Duluth East, Hermantown and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Greyhounds, Hunters, Mirage Pick Up Home Wins

The Duluth East boys, Denfeld boys and Proctor/Hermantown girls have no trouble at home on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Zarley Ziemski finished with a hat trick as Duluth East got the best of Stillwater 7-3 Friday night at the Heritage Center. Ryder Donovan chipped in with two goals as well. Next up for the Greyhounds will be a showdown against top-ranked Minnetonka on Saturday. Also at the Heritage Center, Duluth Denfeld defeated Lake of the…

Rally Falls Short for Saints Women’s Hockey

Saint Anselm jumped out to a 2-1 lead and were able to hold on for a 3-2 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saint Anselm led 2-1 after one period and it would be enough as they hang on for the win over the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team 3-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Rachel Anderson and Amber Tilander scored for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczeck finished with 27 saves. CSS falls to 8-4-1 on the season as…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos Top Rebels, Agates Fall to Bombers

The Esko boys basketball team knocked off Moose Lake-Willow River at home.

ESKO, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team get their fourth win in a row as they top Moose Lake-Willow River 80-65 Friday night at Esko High School. In other boys action, Jayden Ruberg finished with 39 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as Two Harbors falls to Barnum 74-65. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Basketball: Highlights from the Coaches Classic and Wood City Classic

The action continued Friday night for the Coaches Classic in Esko and the Wood City Classic in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – At the Wood City Classic, both Cloquet basketball teams moved to 2-0 in tournament play. The Lumberjack girls defeated Edison 62-18. Kendra Kelly led the way with 25 points. And for the boys, they knocked off Pine City 58-52. At the Coaches Classic in Esko, it was a good day for the Eskomos as the girls held…

Prep Hockey: Hawks Advance to Hilltopper Title Game, Hunters Fall in Overtime

The Hermantown boys hockey team advance to their fifth straight Hilltopper Holiday Classic championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Hilltopper Holiday Classic semi-finals, Hermantown knocked off Brainerd 6-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Justin Thomas scored twice for the Hawks. Elliot Peterson, Blake Biondi, Brendan Baker and Joey Pierce also score for Hermantown, who are looking for their fifth-straight Hilltopper Classic title. And in the Heritage Classic tournament, Duluth Denfeld would fall in…