Friday Night Frenzy

D3 College Hockey: Yellowjacket Men Win Season Opener; Saints Men Fall at Home

Seven different players found the back of the net for UWS in the win.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Seven different players found the back of the net to give Wisconsin-Superior the 7-0 win in their season opener. Ty Proffitt, Andrew Durham, Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev, Will Blake, Colyton Bates and Troy MacTavish all scored in the win. The Yellowjackets will be back in action on Saturday hosting St. Olaf. Puck drop is set for 7:05…

UMD Volleyball Wins Top 10 Match-Up Against Concordia-St. Paul

Kate Berg had 17 kills while Emily Balts recorded 37 assists to give the Bulldogs the home win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 Minnesota Duluth volleyball team continued to roll, taking down No. 6 Concordia-St. Paul 3-1 (25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 25-23) in a top 10 match-up. Kate Berg led the way with 17 kills for the Bulldogs, while Meredith Sutton added 11. Emily Balts had 37 assists. The Bulldogs (22-3, 15-2 NSIC) will finish out their home…

Prep Football: Rangers Advance to State Semi-Finals; Rebels, Tigers Fall in Quarterfinals

The Mountain Iron-Buhl is heading back to the state semi-finals for the second straight year.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was the Dillon Drake Show at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth as the Bemidji State commit ran all over South Ridge to help Mountain Iron-Buhl get the win 42-6 in the nine-player quarterfinals. The Rangers now move on to face Hancock in the state semi-finals Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium. In other football action, Moose Lake-Willow…

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we hear from the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD men’s basketball team, including head coach Justin Wieck and senior guard Trevor Entwisle. The Bulldogs had a solid showing in their exhibition game against Wisconsin-Superior and will open their season with a tournament down in Oklahoma. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Northern Stars Girls Hockey Rallies, Wins Season Opener in Overtime

Emma Fellman scored the game-winner in overtime for the Northern Stars.

DULUTH, Minn. – Down 2-0 in the second period, the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team rallied to force overtime, then scored the game-winner late in overtime to win their season opener 3-2. Quinn Clark and Ava Patrones scored in regulation, with Emma Fellman scoring the game-winner in overtime. The Northern Stars will be back in action on Tuesday at…

UMD Men’s Hockey Settle for Tie with Denver

The Bulldogs erased an early two-goal deficit to send the game to overtime.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a match-up of top-ranked teams, Denver would hang on for the shootout win over the UMD men’s hockey team Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Pioneers would jump out to a two-goal lead before Cole Koepke would score late in the first. Kobe Roth would add another in the third, and then with 30 seconds left…

Coaches Corner: Dave Reyelts

For this week's segment, we talk with the head coach of the CSS women's soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica women’s soccer head coach Dave Reyelts. His Saints went undefeated in conference play without conceding a single goal. CSS will be the #1 seed heading into the UMAC playoffs, which begin next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

WI Prep Football: Tigers Roll Past Saints, Spartans Upset Red Raiders

Northwestern and Superior are moving on in the WIAA playoffs.

MAPLE, Wis. – Collin Trautt would score twice in the early going as the Northwestern football team blow by St. Croix Falls 42-7 in Level II of the WIAA playoffs. The Tigers move on to face #2 seed Stratford next week in Maple. Down in Pulaski, the Superior football would complete the upset with a comeback win over the top-seeded…

Gusties Spoil Opening Night for CSS Women’s Hockey

Rachel Anderson scored the lone goal for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczek made 33 saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus scored two goals in the second period and held off a late rally to spoil St. Scholastica’s season opener 2-1, handing the Saints their first season-opening loss in program history. Rachel Anderson scored with just three minutes left for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczek made 33 saves. The Saints will be at home on Saturday…

MN Prep Football: Warriors Win Section 7A Title, Hawks Fall in 7AAAA Finals

Deer River wins their second straight section title.

ESKO, Minn. – In the Section 7A championship game, it would be Deer River rolling past Braham 36-0 to win their second straight section title. And down in North Branch, the Hermantown football team would rally late, but in the end, Chisago Lakes would hold on for the win 28-16 to win the championship for Section 7AAAA. Categories: Friday Night…

Panthers Football Clinch Second State Tournament Appearance in School History

South Ridge wins the section 5 nine-player title, its first section title since 2012.

ESKO, Minn. – No. 1 seed South Ridge scored early and often to knock off 2-seed McGregor 57-20 to win the section 5 nine-player title and advance to state for just the second time in school history. Connor Bushbaum ran in four touchdowns, all in the first quarter, while Nick Larson ran in three. The Panthers will play Mountain Iron-Buhl…

Coaches Corner: Jon Vaillancort

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Jon Vaillancourt, the new head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness. The former NA3HL coach was named associate head coach back in May and by the end of summer, he was named head coach. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Football: Tigers, Spartans Advance in WIAA Playoffs

Northwestern shut out Nekoosa while Superior held off Marshfield for its first playoff win since 2014.

MAPLE, Wis. – The undefeated and top-seeded Northwestern football team continued to dominate, defeating Nekoosa 41-0 in the first round of the division five playoffs. The Tigers will face Saint Croix Falls in the next round. In division two, fourth seeded Superior ended on top of a back-and-fourth battle, defeating Marshfield 44-37 for its first playoff win since 2014. The…

Prep Volleyball: Bulldogs, Rails, Hawks, Eskomos Advance to Section Semi-finals

The Elite Eight was whittled down to the final four in section 7A and 7AA.

CARLTON, Minn. – The Carlton volleyball team rolled at home as they swept South Ridge 3-0 Friday night. The Bulldogs will face Floodwood, who defeated Cromwell-Wright 3-2. On the bottom of the Section 7A bracket, Ely topped Cherry 3-1 and Greenway swept Chisholm 3-0. The Raiders will face the Timberwolves Wednesday in Hibbing. And in Section 7AA, Proctor, Hermantown, Esko…

UMD Volleyball Cruises Past Sioux Falls

Emily Balts finished with 37 assists, giving her 5,003 total assists in her career.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 UMD volleyball team returned home for the first time in two weeks on Friday and picked up a big conference win, sweeping Sioux Falls 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-15). Emily Balts finished with 37 assists, giving her 5,003 total assists in her career. Meredith Sutton finished with 16 kills, while Kate Berg collected 15. Abby…

Coaches Corner: UWS Men’s Soccer

For this week's segment, we hear from the top ranked team in the UMAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team, including head coach Joe Mooney, as well as team captains Eric Watson and Danny Kearns. Watson recently scored his 38th career goal, which breaks the Yellowjackets’ all-time record held by assistant coach Jon Bucklew. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey No Match for Wisconsin

The Bulldogs had trouble all night with the high-powered Badgers offense.

MADISON, Wis. – Third-ranked Minnesota Duluth had a great start to their game against 17th-ranked Wisconsin. But the Badgers would keep lighting the lamp as they top the Bulldogs 6-2 Friday night at the Kohl Center. Jackson Cates and Nick Swaney scored for UMD, who will look to split their series Saturday night in Madison. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Prep Football: Tigers, Spartans Win Big in Season Finales

The final night of high school football in Wisconsin took place on Friday.

MAPLE, Wis. – In the final night of the Wisconsin high school football season, Northwestern rolled all over Chetek-Weyerhauser 56-7, securing their second straight undefeated regular season. Elsewhere, the Superior football team scored early and often against Rice Lake as they Spartans topped the Warriors 36-7. Both teams await seeding announcements this upcoming weekend from the WIAA. Categories: Friday Night…

Wilderness Fall in Overtime to Wings

Aberdeen would score twice in the third period to steal a win from Minnesota.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Zach Michaelis would tie the game with less than a minute to go, but the Minnesota Wilderness would go on to fall in overtime 4-3 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Eric Fawkes and Nate Horn would also score for the Wilderness as they will look to split their series tomorrow night in Cloquet. Categories:…

Beavers Women’s Hockey Scores Four Unanswered to Upset Bulldogs

Anna Klein and Jalyn Elmes scored in the first period for UMD.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The No. 8 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team got off to a quick start, leading Bemidji State 2-0 after the first. But the Beavers would score four unanswered, two in the second and two in the third, to pull off the upset, 4-2. Anna Klein and Jalyn Elmes scored for the Bulldogs, while Gabbie Hughes picked up…

Coaches Corner: Derek Parendo

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Proctor football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Proctor head football coach Derek Parendo after the Rails won back to back games. Parendo also talked about the unusual section his team plays in, as well as what it will take to get Proctor back to the state tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Tops Mavericks Behind Brodt’s OT Winner

The team captain scored twice for the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Team captain Sydney Brodt scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime as the UMD women’s hockey team knocked off Minnesota State-Mankato 3-2 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. Gabbie Hughes would score in the third period to send the game into overtime. Maddie Rooney was solid between the pipes, finishing with 14 saves on the night. The Bulldogs…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 10/11/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Cloquet, Hermantown, Two Harbors and Carlton/Wrenshall

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  Proctor 8, Cloquet 42  Hibbing 8, Hermantown 59  Duluth East 0, Grand Rapids 40 Duluth Denfeld 14, North Branch 59  Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 40, Virginia 0 International Falls 8, Eveleth-Gilbert 14  Mesabi East 0, Two Harbors 25  Moose Lake-Willow River 22, Crosby-Ironton 26 Esko 41, Aitkin 14 MN NINE-PLAYER FOOTBALL  Ogilvie 32, Carlton/Wrenshall 34 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL …

UMD Men’s Hockey Unveil Championship Banner, But Fall Short in Season Opener

The Bulldogs unveiled their championship banner, but couldn't send their fans home happy with a win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team would rally late against UMass-Lowell, but the comeback would fall short as the River Hawks stun the Bulldogs 3-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Scott Perunovich and Noah Cates each scored in the third period for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard finished with 14 saves on the night as UMD will look to…

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

For this week's segment, we talked with the head coach of the Cloquet football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Cloquet head football coach Tom Lenarz, who talked about another great start to the season for the Lumberjacks. Lenarz also stressed how his players shouldn’t look ahead to the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 10/4/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Esko, Proctor, Duluth East, Cloquet, Superior and Northwestern.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Grand Rapids 18, Cloquet 42  Duluth East 21, Hermantown 3 Proctor 14, Duluth Denfeld 0 Pine City 13, Esko 22  Two Harbors 7, International Falls 20  Eveleth-Gilbert 0, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 42 Virginia 0, Mesabi East 42 MN NINE-PLAYER FOOTBALL Cherry 0, South Ridge 28 Ogilvie 8, Cromwell-Wright 16 Onamia 0, Cartlon/Wrenshsall 44  WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Menomonie…

#10 UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to #3 Clarkson in Season Opener

Golden Knights beat the Bulldogs 4-2.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt each lit the lamp but the UMD women’s hockey team fell to #3 Clarkson 4-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Maddie Rooney finished with 28 saves on the night as the Bulldogs will look for better results on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Soccer Falls to Augustana at Home

Bulldogs lose to the Vikings 1-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team battled in a close game, but they would fall to Augustana 1-0 Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The match was scoreless in the first half. But in the second half, the Vikings would score in the 81st minute. Bulldogs goalkeeper Sophia Grenz kept it close with eight total saves on the night….

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 9/27/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Duluth East, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, Proctor and Superior

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Duluth Denfeld 6, Duluth East 42 Esko 20, Moose Lake-Willow River 18 Hermantown 14, Grand Rapids 21 Cloquet 26, North Branch 12 International Falls 38, Mesabi East 20 Virginia 24, Eveleth-Gilbert 27  Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 30, Two Harbors 7 Hibbing 14, Proctor 41 MN NINE-PLAYER FOOTBALL Cromwell-Wright 15, Onamia 12 Bigfork 14, Mountain Iron-Buhl 52 WI HIGH SCHOOL…

Coaches Corner: Mike Heffernan

For this week's segment, we talk to the first year head coach at St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica head football coach Mike Heffernan. Among the topics discussed are the Saints’ 3-0 start in Heffernan’s first year with the team, as well as a preview of their game this weekend against Westminster. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mike Zagelmayer

For this week's segment, we catch up with Hawks head coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Hermantown head football coach Mike Zagelmayer. The Hawks are off to another good start to the season as Coach Zagelmayer talked about the landscape of high school football as well as how impressed he has been with the Hermantown defense. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 9/20/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Hermantown, Esko, Grand Rapids and South Ridge.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Hermantown 30 Duluth Denfeld 8 (F) Cloquet 50 Hibbing 14 (F) Mora 44 Esko 36 (F) Grand Rapids 30 Proctor 3 (F) Two Harbors 20 Virginia 8 (F) Duluth East 36 North Branch 16 (F) International Falls 14 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 56 (F) MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL Northeast 0 South Ridge 52 (F) McGregor 16 Cromwell-Wright 13 (F) WI…

UMD Volleyball Opens NSIC Play with Home Sweep

The Bulldogs would make quick work of Upper Iowa as they win it 3-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kate Berg led the way with 15 kills as the UMD volleyball team swept Upper Iowa 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. Meredith Sutton chipped in with 11 kills of her own while Emily Balts recorded 42 assists. The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they host Winona State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports,…

Bulldogs Soccer Shuts Out Golden Eagles in NSIC Opener

Four different players all scored in Minnesota Duluth's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team battled the fog and came out on top on Friday, topping Minnesota Crookston 4-0 to win the NSIC opener. Mikayla Iaquinto, Emily Hinz, Haley Ford and Tiana Degrande all scored in the win, while Hinz also tallied an assist. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. as…

Coaches Corner: Anthony and Caitlyn Wood

For this week's segment, we hear from the husband and wife duo at Lake Superior College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Anthony and Caitlyn Wood who are the new head coaches for the Lake Superior College men’s and women’s soccer teams. Among the topics discussed are how the husband and wife ended up at the same job, as well as what the local soccer scene is like in the Northland….

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 9/13/19

Here are all the highlights and scores from an exciting night of high school football.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Proctor 9, Duluth East 28 North Branch 12, Hermantown 28 Duluth Denfeld 8, Cloquet 35 Two Harbors 38, Esko 34 International Falls 0, Moose Lake-Willow River 32 Crosby-Ironton 10, Eveleth-Gilbert 38 Pine City 24, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 16 MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL Cromwell-Wright 6, Carlton/Wrenshall 21 South Ridge 32, Ely 6 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Cumberland 6, Northwestern 37…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights And Scores 9/6/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Hermantown, Grand Rapids and Superior.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: HERMANTOWN 27, CLOQUET 12 GRAND RAPIDS 65, DULUTH DENFLED 0 DULUTH EAST 55, HIBBING 6 PINE CITY 17, TWO HARBORS 20 PROCTOR 9, NORTH BRANCH 29 ESKO 48, VIRGINIA 8 MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL SCORES: MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL 48, CHERRY 20 SOUTH RIDGE 36, CROMWELL-WRIGHT 0 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: NORTHWESTERN 42, LADYSMITH 0 SUPERIOR 49,…

Coaches Corner: Rob Scott

For this week's segment, we hear from longtime Superior assistant football coach Rob Scott.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Superior football defensive coordinator and longtime assistant coach Rob Scott. Scott spoke about the Spartans’ perfect start to the season, as well as what the team is expecting from the rest of the season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Rachel Gray

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the CSS golf teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Rachel Gray, the new head coach of the St. Scholastica men’s and women’s golf team. Gray talked about what interested her in the position, as well as what she likes about this team. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Football: Eskomos, Lumberjacks, Spartans, Tigers, Raptors Victorious on Friday Night

It was a busy night of football in the first full week for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

ESKO, Minn. – In a section battle filled with turnovers, Esko held on to defeat Proctor 13-7 Friday night at Egerdahl Field. In other action, Cloquet used a late fourth quarter surge to knock off Two Harbors 30-15. Here are some other scores from across the Northland: Merrill 0 Superior 36 Hayward 0 Northwestern 49 South Ridge 6 Carlton-Wrenshall 7…

Coaches Corner: Tom Nelson

For this week's segment, we chat with Two Harbors head coach Tom Nelson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by Two Harbors head coach Tom Nelson to preview the upcoming season. The Agates are coming off a historic season which saw them advance to the state tournament for the first time in over 40 years. They’ll open their season next week at Cloquet. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night…

Numbers An Issue for Cardinals Football Team

Cromwell-Wright is struggling with numbers once again this season.

CROMWELL, Minn. – Last season, the Cromwell-Wright football team made it all the way to the state title game last season. And that was with their smallest roster in school history. This season will be more of the same as the Cardinals have 13 players after two weeks of practice. The team hopes that they can stay healthy to finish…

Redemption on the Mind of Panthers Football Team

South Ridge is looking for revenge after their loss in the section finals.

CULVER, Minn. – South Ridge is looking to avenge their loss in last year’s section final game to Cromwell-Wright, which was their only loss on the season. Big shoes to fill for the Panthers seniors, but they think they’ve got what it takes to finally send their school to the state tourney. Panthers will be on the road next week…

Prep Football: Tigers, Spartans Win Season Openers

Both Northwestern and Superior were on the road to the start the season.

SPOONER, Wisc. – Turnovers worked in favor of the Northwestern football team as they opened their season with a road win over Spooner 28-14 on Friday night. Brennan Werner scored in the first quarter for the Tigers, giving them a lead they would not relinquish. Northwestern will hold their home opener next week against Hayward. And at Somerset, Superior opened…

Coaches Corner: Erik Lofald

For this week's segment, we're chatting with the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Erik Lofald who is the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld football team. Lofald takes over for longtime Hunters head coach Frank Huie, who retired after nearly four decades with the program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Saints Football Practice Underway with New Head Coach Mike Heffernan

St. Scholastica will open the 2019 season on September 7 against Mayville State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team ended 2018 with a 6–4 record under an interim head coach. In December, then-Athletic Director Brian Jamros promoted offensive coordinator Mike Heffernan to head coach. “I’m not sure if it’s hit me yet that I’m actually the head coach, it doesn’t feel that way, but I’m sure there’s plenty more to come,”…

Lots of Talent to Replace for Lumberjacks Football Team

The Lumberjacks will open their season August 30th at home against Two Harbors.

CLOQUET, Minn. – We are already through one week of fall practices which means we are that much closer to the regular season. And we continue with our high school football previews with a team who came inches away from a trip to the state tourney: Cloquet. The Lumberjacks finished their regular season with just one loss, but fell to…

Coaches Corner: Karson Kuhlman

For this week's segment, we catch up with Esko native Karson Kuhlman.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and UMD hockey star and current Boston Bruins forward Karson Kuhlman. The Esko native talked about his last year of playing hockey that saw him win an NCAA championship with the Bulldogs, as well as score a goal for the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Categories:…

State Tournament Awaits Northwestern Bass Fishing Team

In their first year as a club team, the Tigers are sending six people to the Minnesota State Junior Bass Nation Tournament of Champions.

SOLON SPRINGS, Wisc. – It’s been a year of firsts for the Northwestern bass fishing team. This past summer was their first year as a club program. “Since I had two boys of my own who were in high school, I knew I had the two people that I needed. So I started the process and paperwork and we ended…

Huskies Win Regular Season Home Finale

Although Duluth won, Eau Claire also won on Friday night, officially eliminating the Huskies from playoff contention.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies ended the regular season home slate on a high note, defeating Waterloo 4-3 in their final home game of the regular season. Keaton Carattini was outstanding, throwing six innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, on four hits and struck out 10. Joey Zwak drove in two runs with a single in the seventh inning. Although…