Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Mandy Pearson

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD women’s basketball coach Mandy Pearson as the Bulldogs await to hear who they will be playing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Basketball: Esko Boys Knock Off Rivals Cloquet, Duluth Marshall Girls Win Behind Kneepkens’ 47 Points

The Eskomo boys and Hilltopper girls successfully defended their respective home courts.

ESKO, Minn. – Eli Blue and Riley Fischer each finished with 16 points each as the Esko boys basketball team used a strong second half to take down Cloquet 60-50 Friday night. In prep girls basketball action, Gianna Kneepkens scored 47 points as the Duluth Marshall girls held off Case Lake-Bena at home 80-75. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Prep Girls Hockey: Grand Rapids/Greenway Earn Road Win, Duluth Northern Stars Victorious at Home

The Lightning and the Northern Stars were winners on Friday night.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 lead and would hold on to get the road win over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 5-2 Friday night at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Claire Vekich and Mercury Bishoff each scored twice, while Cali Madsen also lit the lamp for the Lightning. Dana Jones and Lily Hanson scored for the…

Saints Nordic Skiing to Send Program Record Five Skiers to NCAA Championships

The Saints will compete in the 5km/10km classic on Thursday, March 11 and the 15km/20km skate freestyle on Saturday, March 13, at the Jackson Nordic Center in Jackson, New Hampshire. 

DULUTH, Minn. – After a crazy start to the season, the St. Scholastica nordic ski team is once again sending skiers to the NCAA Championships, and this year will send a program record five athletes to Jackson, New Hampshire. For the women, sophomore Emma Stertz and freshmen Maj-Lis Helmer and Maggie Whitaker will be making the trip. For the men,…

D3 Men’s Hockey: CSS, UWS Fall at Home in Conference Play

It was a rought night at home for the Saints and Yellowjackets men's hockey teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite a shots-on-goal advantage of 29 to 26, the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team would fall at home to Marian 3-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Nate Pionk and Brent Jones would score the goals for the Saints, who fall to 4-6 on the season. And on the other side of the bridge, the UW-Superior men…

UMD Women’s Hockey Top Wisconsin to Set Up Winner-Take-All Game for WCHA Regular Season Championship

If the Bulldogs pull off the sweep on Saturday, they will win their first WCHA regular season championship since the 2009-2010 season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior forward Gabbie Hughes scored twice for the UMD women’s hockey team as they defeated the University of Wisconsin 4-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Lizi Norton and Anna Klein also scored for the Bulldogs, who picked up their first win over the Badgers since November of 2016. Junior goalie Emma Soderberg finished with 26 saves as…

Coaches Corner: Rhett McDonald

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth East boys basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald about the latest success for the Greyhounds. McDonald spoke about what his team learned from their early season match-up against top-ranked Minnehaha Academy, as well as the stellar play of seniors Noah Paulson and Mattie Thompson. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey head coach Emma Stauber as her team is currently undefeated on the season. She also spoke about the Mirage’s big win over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and what it means to have the chance to play for a state title. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Strong First Period Pushes Minnesota Wilderness Past Austin

Jake Herter, Ethan Wolthers, Mikol Sartor and Gavin Rasmussen all scored for the Wilderness.

CLOQUET, Minn. – A three-goal first period would be the difference as the Minnesota Wilderness got the home win over the Austin Bruins 4-2 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Jake Herter, Ethan Wolthers, Mikol Sartor and Gavin Rasmussen all scored for the Wilderness, who will look for the sweep Saturday night in Austin. Categories: College, Friday Night…

Northwestern Boys Basketball Top Cumberland, Advance to Regional Finals

The Tigers move on to Saturday's regional finals to face top seed Cameron.

CUMBERLAND, Wis. – Despite getting swept in the regular season by Cumberland, the Northwestern boys basketball team picked up a win when it mattered most as they defeated the Beavers 82-68 Friday night. Cole Lahti led the way with 21 points while John Grohn finished with 19. The Tigers move on to Saturday’s regional finals to face top seed Cameron….

St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Light Up The Scoreboard in Home Win Over Finlandia

Zack DeBoom and Jordan Fralich each scored twice while eight other Saints also scored, including freshman brothers Filimon and Arkhip Ledenkov.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hibbing native Zack DeBoom led the way with two goals as the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team defeated Finlandia 12-4 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Jordan Fralich also finished with two goals while eight other Saints also scored, including freshman brothers Filimon and Arkhip Ledenkov. CSS improves to 3-5 on the season as they travel to…

UMD Women’s Basketball Drops First Game of Season; UMD Men Get Road Win

The Bulldog women suffered their first loss at home since Dec. 2018 while the men got a big road win over the Huskies to keep their postseason dreams alive.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a rematch of last season’s NSIC championship game, the St. Cloud State women’s basketball team once again proved to be too much, getting the 60-49 win over UMD to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. This is also the Bulldogs first loss at Romano Gym since Dec. of 2018. Brooke Olson led the…

Coaches Corner: CJ Osuchukwu

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Duluth Marshall girls basketball coach CJ Osuchukwu about his team’s stellar start to the season. Osuchukwu also spoke about the competition within Section 7AA, as well as the dominant play of senior Gianna Kneepkens. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

CSS Football to Skip Spring Season to Focus On Fall Season

The team will take part in spring practices and will have to option to wear pads to prepare for the 2021 fall season

DULUTH, Minn. – Some tough news for St. Scholastica as they announced Friday that the team will not take part in the upcoming UMAC spring season. The Saints were scheduled to take part in a five-game schedule beginning in early April and ending in early May. Head coach Mike Heffernan says the decision came from many conversations with the administration…

Prep Boys Basketball: Hermantown Falls In Section Title Rematch; Duluth East, Superior Earn Friday Night Wins

The Greyhounds and Spartans picked up wins, while the Hawks fell at home.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In a rematch of last year’s Section 7AAA championship game, the Hermantown boys would fall at home to Princeton 101-88 Friday night. In other prep boys basketball action, Duluth East knocked off Cambridge-Isanti 67-28, thanks to 26 points from senior Mattie Thompson. Also, Superior ends their regular season on a high note as they beat Duluth Denfeld…

Superior Boys Hockey Stun Rice Lake in OT to Win Section Championship

Sophomore forward Carson Gotelaere scored the overtime winner just nine seconds into the extra session

RICE LAKE, Wis. – Sophomore forward Carson Gotelaere scored the overtime winner just nine seconds into the extra session as the Superior boys hockey team erased a two-goal third period deficit to beat Rice Lake in the section championship game. Kell Piggot and Robert Powell also scored for the Spartans, who are heading back to the state tournament. Categories: Friday…

UMD Women’s Basketball Take Down Bemidji State to Stay Undefeated

Sophomore Madelyn Granica chipped in with 10 points for the Bulldogs, who remain undefeated on the season and extend their home win streak to 27 games.

DULUTH, Minn. – Reigning NSIC North Division Player of the Week Brooke Olson led all scorers with 22 points as the UMD women’s basketball team knocked off Bemidji State 68-58 Friday night at Romano Gym. Sophomore Madelyn Granica chipped in with 10 points for the Bulldogs, who remain undefeated on the season and extend their home win streak to 27…

Northwestern Girls Basketball Advances to Second Straight Regional Final

The Tigers will play at Barron on Saturday in the regional final. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.

MAPLE, Wis. – The Northwestern girls basketball team held on late to get the 60-48 win over Cameron on Friday night to advance to their second straight regional final. Tieryn Plasch led the way with 21 points while Allison Luoma finished with 12 points. The Tigers will play at Barron on Saturday as they look to win back-to-back regional titles….

UMD Men’s Hockey Shut Out by Western Michigan

The loss snapped a six-game win streak for the Bulldogs, who fall to 12-6-2 on the season.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – It was not a good night for the UMD men’s hockey team as they get shutout on the road by Western Michigan 4-0 Friday night at Lawson Arena. The loss snapped a six-game win streak for the Bulldogs, who fall to 12-6-2 on the season. Sophomore goalie Ryan Fanti finished with 19 saves. UMD will look to…

Coaches Corner: Curt Wiese

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, UMD head football coach Curt Wiese recaps National Signing Day for the Bulldogs program. UMD signed 27 players this past week, including Mesabi East running back Gavin Skelton. Wiese also announced that the Bulldogs will not be playing regular season games this spring. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

UMD Men’s Basketball Snap Five-Game Skid with Win Over Minnesota Crookston

Freshman forward Charlie Katona led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds.

DULUTH, Minn. – Freshman forward Charlie Katona led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds as the UMD men’s basketball team defeated Minnesota Crookston 81-65 Friday night at Romano Gym. Sophomore Drew Blair chipped in with 22 points as the Bulldogs snapped a five-game losing streak. They’ll aim for the sweep Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. Categories:…

UWS Men’s Hockey Power Past Northland College, Improve to 2-0

Dylan Johnson and Coltyn Bates each scored twice for the Yellowjackets

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior men’s hockey team would follow up a four-goal first period with a three-goal second period as they powered past Northland College 7-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Dylan Johnson and Coltyn Bates each scored twice for the Yellowjackets, while Artur Terchiyev, Ty Proffitt and Pavel Mikhasenok also got the board for UWS. Cameron Coutre scored…

Prep Boys Hockey: Superior Wins Playoff Opener, Duluth East Tops Brainerd

The Spartans opened their playoff run with a win, while the Greyhounds got a home win on Friday night.

SPOONER, Wis. – Kell Piggott and Robert Powell each scored two goals as the Superior boys hockey team blanked the Frederic co-op team 9-0 Friday night in the first round of the WIAA boys hockey tournament. Caden Lia, Lucas Williams, Carter Pettit, Mason Stenberg and Carter Kalin also scored for the Spartans, who move on to face New Richmond in…

Prep Boys Basketball: Proctor Holds Off Greenway, Superior Falls on Senior Night

The Rails got the win for head coach Cole Lipinski's first home victory.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Clutch free throws would be the difference as the Proctor boys basketball team battled back from an early deficit to get the home win over Greenway 46-43 Friday night. In other prep boys basketball action, Superior could not get past Hudson as they fell 62-51 on Senior Night. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Zach Otto-Fisher

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UWS women's basketball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UWS women’s basketball coach Zach Otto-Fisher as the Yellowjackets opened their season Wednesday with a win over Northland College. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Duluth East, Moose Lake-Willow River Victorious At Home

Home court advantage was in favor of the Duluth East and Moose Lake-Willow River boys basketball teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior center Noah Paulson finished with 24 points as the Duluth East boys basketball team took care of business at home with a 73-61 win over Hibbing Friday night. Mattie Thompson and Zaa Buffalo chipped in with 18 and 11 points, respectively. The Bluejackets were paced by Mayson Brown, who scored 24 points. Ayden McDonald finished with…

Second-Half Surge Pushes UMD Women’s Basketball Past Northern State

Junior Brooke Olson led the way with 18 points, while freshman Ella Gilbertson scored 16 points off the bench.

DULUTH, Minn. – A big fourth quarter would be the difference as the UMD women’s basketball team held off Northern State 61-55 Friday night at Romano Gym. Junior Brooke Olson led the way with 18 points, while freshman Ella Gilbertson scored 16 points off the bench to help the Bulldogs stay undefeated at 4-0. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports,…

UMD Women’s Hockey Knock Off St. Cloud State at Home

Senior forward Anna Klein is now tied for third in the nation with eight goals.

DULUTH, Minn. – A shorthanded goal in the first period from assistant captain Anna Klein would spark the UMD women’s hockey team as they defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Anneke Linser, Gabbie Hughes and Clara Van Wieren also scored for UMD, while Emma Soderberg finished with 20 saves. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

UMD Men’s Hockey Pick Up Road Win Over Miami, Sandelin Earns 400th Career Coaching Victory

Forwards Cole Koepke and Quinn Olson each scored for the Bulldogs.

OXFORD, Ohio – Forwards Cole Koepke and Quinn Olson each scored for the UMD men’s hockey team as they held off Miami 2-1 Friday night at the Goggin Ice Center. Ryant Fanti finished with 14 saves as head coach Scott Sandelin earned his 400th career coaching win. The Bulldogs will look for the sweep on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night…

Coaches Corner: Jackie MacMillan

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the St. Scholastica women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from St. Scholastica women’s hockey head coach Jackie MacMillan as the Saints will start their season next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Top-Ranked Minnehaha Academy Too Much, Hand Duluth East Boys Basketball First Loss of Season

Giovani Saldivar, Noah Paulson and Mattie Thompson each led the Greyhounds with nine points while the nation's top prospect Chet Holmgren finished the night with 21 points. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The country’s top prospect Chet Holmgren and top-ranked Minnehaha Academy were too much for the Duluth East boys basketball team to handle, as they got the 77-36 road win to hand the Greyhounds their first loss of the season. Giovani Saldivar, Noah Paulson and Mattie Thompson each led the Greyhounds with nine points while Holmgren finished the…

UMD Men’s Basketball Drops Series Opener to MSU-Moorhead

Drew Blair led the way with 22 points while Joshua Brown finished with 19 points and four rebounds as the Bulldogs suffered their second straight loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team dropped their second straight game, as MSU-Moorhead got the 93-76 win in the first game of the weekend series. Drew Blair led the way with 22 points while Joshua Brown finished with 19 points and four rebounds. Austin Andrews chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds. The Bulldogs shot 52 percent…

Soderberg Shines In Net as UMD Women’s Hockey Blanks Ohio State

Anna Klein and Taylor Anderson each scored for the Bulldogs, who won their 10th straight home game against the Buckeyes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior netminder Emma Soderberg finished with 34 saves and picked up her third shutout of the season as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Ohio State 2-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Anna Klein and Taylor Anderson each scored for the Bulldogs, who won their 10th straight home game against the Buckeyes. UMD will aim for the…

Blair Leads UMD Men’s Basketball Past U-Mary

Freshman Joshua Brown chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Austin Andrews also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Drew Blair scored 20 points as the UMD men’s basketball team returned to action in a big way, dominating U-Mary 72-50 Friday night at Romano Gym. Freshman Joshua Brown chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Austin Andrews also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. UMD improves to 2-0 and…

Coaches Corner: Northland Coaches Talk Start of Winter Practices

For this week's segment, we hear from local head coaches on the start of winter sports practices.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, Northland head coaches talk about the start of the winter sports season. We hear from Hermantown hockey coach Patrick Andrews, CEC girls hockey coach Courtney Olin, Proctor girls basketball coach Matt Solberg and Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey Drop Home Opener to St. Cloud State

Luke Mylymok and Blake Biondi each scored their first career goals while senior Nick Swaney capped off a three-goal second period

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time in ten months, the UMD men’s hockey team played a game on their home ice at Amsoil Arena. But St. Cloud State spoiled the party as the Huskies held on for a 4-3 win Friday night. Luke Mylymok and Blake Biondi each scored their first career goals while senior Nick Swaney capped off…

Ashland Boys Basketball Spoil Opening Night for Superior

Kevon Powell led the Oredockers with 20 points while John Bochler and Alec Lindberg combined for 33.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Ashland boys basketball team picked up the road win Friday night over Superior 74-71 in overtime. Kevon Powell led the Oredockers with 20 points while John Bochler and Alec Lindberg combined for 33 in the winning effort. On the Spartans side, Kaden Kimmes led all scorers with 27 points. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women’s Basketball Rolls Past Minot State in Home Opener

Brooke Olson finished with 22 points while Taytum Rhoades scored a career-high 19 points as they led a short-handed Bulldogs squad to a home-opening win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting their second game of the season canceled last weekend, the UMD women’s basketball team picked up right where they left off on opening night, getting the 83-65 win over Minot State in their season opener. The Bulldogs were short on players on Friday night, with just nine players available due to quarantine protocols after a…

Coaches Corner: Justin Wieck

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD men’s basketball head coach Justin Wieck as the Bulldogs get their season started. Among the topics discussed are what the roster will look like this upcoming season and how the team will handle playing games during a pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Proctor’s AV Production Class Releases “Mask Up to Show Up” Video

The video tries to convince people to continue to abide by local and state COVID guidelines throughout the upcoming holiday season.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Friday, The AV Production class at Proctor High School released a special video with a powerful message: Mask Up to Show Up. That’s the message from the 45 second video, which includes a scenario where the in-person graduation ceremony was cancelled as well. Head instructor Ted Kiefat says he hopes the video convinces people to continue to…

Coaches Corner: Seamus Gregory

For this week's segment, we catch up with the athletic director and men's hockey head coach at Northland College.

ASHLAND, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Northland College athletic director and men’s hockey head coach Seamus Gregory after the WIAC announced this week that the hockey season will begin next month. Gregory also spoke about his daughter Clare, who was diagnosed with cancer back in August, and what the overwhelming support from the hockey community…

Coaches Corner: Jamie Plesha

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team Jamie Plesha about how her team is dealing with the pause on youth sports. She also talked about what her seniors have learned from being in quarantine. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

WIAC Announces Late January Start for Winter Sports Season

The UWS men's hockey team will open their season with an exhibition series against Northland College on January 27th, and then begin conference play the following week against the Lumberjacks.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – While college hockey is in full swing on the Division I level, some conferences in Divisions II and III are still waiting to hear about their plans for winter sports. And Friday, we got a surprise announcement from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The WIAC has decided that they will be moving forward with their winter sports…

Coaches Corner: Mark Wick

For this week's segment, we catch up with the former head coach of the St. Scholastica men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from former St. Scholastica men’s hockey coach Mark Wick, who is now serving as the assistant hockey coach at Augsburg University. The Hermantown native is also the mental health advocate for the Auggies and spends much of his time speaking to coaches across the state about the issues of mental…

Rogge Powers UMD Women’s Hockey Past St. Cloud State

Junior forward Naomi Rogge scored twice in the second period and goaltender Emma Soderberg logged her second shutout of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior forward Naomi Rogge scored twice in the second period and goaltender Emma Soderberg logged her second shutout of the season as the UMD women’s hockey team blanked St. Cloud State 4-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Assistant captain Anna Klein and freshman Clara Van Wieren also scored for the Bulldogs, who held the Huskies to just…

Coaches Corner: Scott Sandelin

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin as the Bulldogs get set to open their season next week in the NCHC’s pod in Omaha. Sandelin also spoke about his expectations for this year’s squad, as well as what he likes about his captain Noah Cates. Categories: College, Friday Night…

Northland Winter Sports Coaches Talk Delayed Start to the Season

Through the frustration, winter sports coaches continue to stay positive and hope that their players will be back on the court and the ice very soon.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last week, Minnesota governor Tim Walz ordered that all organized youth sports, including on the high school level, be paused for a period of four weeks. The decision prematurely ended the fall sports season, and now it’s delaying winter sports. We have reaction from local coaches including Esko boys basketball coach Derek Anderson, Duluth Denfeld boys Dale…

UMD Women’s Hockey Drop Home Opener to Minnesota

Ashton Bell and Kylie Hanley scored for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior captain Ashton Bell and junior forward Kylie Hanley would score for the UMD women’s hockey team, but Minnesota would score four unanswered goals as the Golden Gophers knock off the Bulldogs 4-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. UMD will look to split the series Saturday afternoon. Puck drop for that game is set for 3:07 p.m….

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell as the Bulldogs open their season this week. Crowell also spoke about the protocols her team have to go through to get on the ice, as well as her expectations for junior goalie Emma Soderberg. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Cloquet tops Proctor in Final High School Volleyball Game of 2020

The Lumberjacks finished the season at 8-4 while the Rails end the year with a 6-4 overall record.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In the final match of the Minnesota high school volleyball season, Cloquet picked up a road win over Proctor 3-1 Friday night. The Lumberjacks finished the season at 8-4 while the Rails end the year with a 6-4 overall record. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports