Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Dyami Starks

For this week's segment, we hear from the owner of Starks Academy.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with former Duluth East basketball standout Dyami Starks who currently owns the popular basketball camp Starks Academy. The camp will be in full swing starting on July 29th and this year, they will partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx. To sign up, click here. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday…

Huskies Sweep Border Cats, Pick Up Seventh Straight Win

Danny Zimmerman and Alex Tappen both hit home runs in Duluth's 11-4 win over Thunder Bay.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies pounded out 15 hits Friday night to top Thunder Bay 11-4 to sweep the two-game set and pick up their seventh straight win. Both Alex Tappen and Danny Zimmerman hit home runs in the win, while Tappen was 3-for-5 at the plate. Kyle Jacobsen went 2-for 4 and drove in a run while Preston Hartsell…

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we're talking with the Denfeld alum and current Vikings fullback.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth native and current Minnesota Vikings full back CJ Ham. The Denfeld alum is holding his first ever youth football camp in his hometown. He also spoke about the excitement going into this upcoming season for the Vikings. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

BlueGreens Get Big Win in Regular Season Finale; Fail to Make Playoffs

Duluth FC finishes the 2019 season 8-2.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth FC ended the regular season on a high note, getting the 11-0 win over La Crosse Aris FC at home. The BlueGreens needed the win to keep their playoff chances alive, but Med City FC defeated Minneapolis City FC 1-0 to clinch the final playoff spot and end Duluth FC’s season on Friday night. Lucas Jacobs…

Coaches Corner: Joel Person

For this week's segment, we talk with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth FC head coach Joel Person. The Bluegreens have just two games left in the season as Person talked about the team’s playoff chances. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Huskies Rally Late, Can’t Hang on Against Express

Duluth scored seven runs in the seventh to take the lead but was unable to hang on for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies were being no-hit through five innings, but the hits came later. The Huskies scored seven runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead. The Express would battle back, score four in the top of the ninth to get the 10-7 win. Xavier Bussey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored….

Coaches Corner: Twin Ports Development Camp

For this week's Coaches Corner, we spoke with instructors from the Twin Ports Development Camp ahead of this year's camp.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sat down with some of the instructors from the Twin Ports Development Camp. Head instructor and co-owner Brett Olson, and instructors Andy Welinski and Brenden Kotyk discusses what the camp is and why they love doing it. Camp is July 8-11 in Superior. If you are interested in learning more or…

Minnesota Whitecaps NWHL Win Inspires Northland Youth Hockey Players

Former Northland hockey stars Sadie Lundquist and Emma Stauber brought the Isobel Cup back home, showing young girls that this career is possible.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Women’s hockey is growing around the country, especially here in Minnesota. And now, for many young hockey players, having a career as a professional hockey player feels more real. The Minnesota Whitecaps made history just a few months ago, winning the National Women’s Hockey League’s Isobel Cup in their first year in the league. “All I remember…

Huskies Wrap Up Homestand With Loss to Border Cats

Ramon Enriquez drove in the only run of the game for Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting the bats going on Thursday night, the Huskies were unable to do the same on Friday, falling to Thunder Bay 8-1 to split the two-game set. Ramon Enriquez drove in the only run of the game for Duluth, a bases loaded, RBI fielders’ choice in the first inning. The Huskies split the four-game homestand. Duluth…

Coaches Corner: Mandi Peterson

For this week's segment, we're talking about Grandma's Marathon.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we’re joined by Mandi Peterson who is the marketing and PR director for Grandma’s Marathon. Among the topics discussed are the planning proccess behind the weekend, as well as the impact of the volunteers who help make the race possible. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports

Coaches Corner: Matt Solberg

For this week's segment, we're talking about the umpire shortage in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Matt Solberg who is a local high school official for basketball and baseball. Among the topics discussed are the shortage of officials, specifically for the spring sports, as well as the issues umpires have with fans and what needs to be done to prevent games getting cancelled when there…

Junior’s First-Half Hat Trick Helps Duluth FC Blank Dakota Fusion

The Brazilian striker scored three times in the first half for the Bluegreens.

DULUTH, Minn. – Carlyle Junior scored a hat trick in the first half as Duluth FC had no trouble with the Dakota Fusion 7-0 Friday night at Ordean Stadium. The Brazilian striker finished with four goals on the night while Brooks Rice, Dana Kowachek and James Westfield also got on the score sheet.   Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports,…

Hilltopper’s Pedersen Reflects on Getting Drafted

The Missouri commit was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 38th round of the MLB draft.

DULUTH, Minn. – Earlier this week, Duluth Marshall standout pitcher Ben Pedersen saw his dream come true, as he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 38th round of the MLB draft. After Pedersen and the Hilltoppers won the section 7AA title on Thursday night, Pedersen talked about how amazing it was to see his name called. “It was…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth native Emma Stauber, who was recently named the new head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team. The former UMD women’s hockey captain talked about her new position, as well as her memories of the NWHL championship game as the Minnesota Whitecaps captured the Isobel Cup in their…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Huskies’ Marcus Pointer

For this week's segment, we hear from Duluth Huskies manager Marcus Pointer.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with first-year field manager of the Duluth Huskies, Marcus Pointer. He served as the pitching coach last season with Tyger Pederson as the Huskies made it all the way to the Northwoods League Collegiate World Series. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

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…