Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Football

For this week's segment, we chat with the St. Scholastica football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the St. Scholastica football team, including head coach Mike Heffernan and senior wide receiver Mitchell Adrian. The Saints will open their 2021 season Saturday against Augsburg in their first-ever game in the MIAC. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 9/24/21

Here's all the action from Friday night, including wins for South Ridge, Hermantown, Duluth East, Two Harbors and Carlton/Wrenshall.

CULVER, Minn. – The South Ridge football team picked up their second straight win as they defeated Cromwell-Wright 32-12. Here are the other scores from across the Northland: MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Hermantown 24, Duluth Denfeld 14 Duluth East 21, Cloquet 7 North Branch 38, Rock Ridge 20 Esko 26, Pine City 0 Hibbing 0, Grand Rapids 43 Cherry 50,…

Minnesota Wilderness Defends Home Ice with Win Over Kenai River

The Minnesota Wilderness scored three goals in the 3rd period as they defeated Kenai River 5-2 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena.

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Minnesota Wilderness scored three goals in the 3rd period as they defeated Kenai River 5-2 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena.   Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Minot State Blanks UMD Women’s Soccer in NSIC Opener

The Bulldogs have a second chance this weekend to come back as they play the University of Mary at home Sunday at noon.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD women’s soccer team were not able to defend home turf as the Bulldogs fell to the Beavers 2-0 Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs have a second chance this weekend to come back as they play the University of Mary at home Sunday at noon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UMD Volleyball Falls to Wayne State in NSIC Opener

UMD will look for better results as they play Augustana on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. —  The UMD volleyball team took on 5th ranked Wayne State on Friday evening in the NSIC opener and it would be the Wildcats over the Bulldogs 3-1. It was a packed house for the first regular season home game in nearly two years. UMD will look for better results as they play Augustana on Saturday afternoon at…

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, our guest was UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin. The Bulldogs were picked to finish second in the NCHC as they will open their season October 8th against Bemidji State. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell after learning that the Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the WCHA. UMD will open their season October 1st against Minnesota State Mankato. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Girls Soccer: Grand Rapids Defeats Duluth Marshall in Overtime, Proctor Wins Big Against Mesabi East

Both the Grand Rapids and Proctor girls picked up big wins on Friday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – Grand Rapids netted the game-winner in overtime to get the 3-2 win over Duluth Marshall. It’s the Thunderhawks’ first road win over the Hilltoppers in eight years. In other prep girls soccer action, Proctor dominated offensively to get the 8-0 home win over Mesabi East. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 9/17/21

We recap all of the action from Friday night, including wins for Hermantown, Grand Rapids, Esko and South Ridge

DULUTH, Minn. – In week three of the Minnesota high school football season, Hermantown and Duluth East faced off in one of the wildest games of the year, as Michael Lau threw a Hail Mary to Beau Janzig with no time left to give the Hawks the 28-25 win over the Greyhounds. Here are other scores from across the Northland:…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 9/10/21

We recap all the action from Friday night, including wins for Two Harbors, Hermantown, Cloquet and Northwestern.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In Week Two of the Minnesota high school football season, Hermantown earned a bounceback win at home over Grand Rapids 35-14 Friday night at Centricity Stadium. Here are other scores from across the Northland: MINNESOTA PREP FOOTBALL Rock Ridge 12, Two Harbors 13 Grand Rapids 14, Hermantown 35 Cloquet 42, Duluth Denfeld 6 Proctor 8, Hibbing 14…

Coaches Corner: Lynn Anderson

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Lynn Anderson who was named the new head coach of the UMD softball team. Anderson comes over from Grinnell College in Iowa after spending three years with the Pioneers. She takes over for Jen Walter, who stepped down last month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

UWS Volleyball Opens Subway Stinger Classic with Win Over Northland College

The Yellowjackets needed five sets to knock off the LumberJills.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In the opening match of the 2021 Subway Stinger Classic, the UW-Superior volleyball team defeated Northland College 3-2 Friday afternoon at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The tournament continues through Saturday as the Yellowjackets will face Concordia (Minn.) and Macalester. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Soccer Suffers Heartbreaking Loss in Home Opener

Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they'll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – Rockhurst’s Olivia Van Belle scored in the 88th minute to give the Hawks a 2-1 win over the UMD women’s soccer team Friday night at Malosky Stadium. Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they’ll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

CSS Men’s Soccer Drops Home Match to Dallas

The Saints will look to rebound Saturday afternoon when they host Coe College.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ken Pryde scored late in the second half, but the rally would fall short as the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team were defeated by Dallas 2-1 Friday afternoon at Saints Field. The Saints will look to rebound Saturday afternoon when they host Coe College. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

CSS Women’s Soccer Fall at Home to UW-Whitewater

CSS will look to regroup for Sunday's match-up against UW-Eau Claire.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s soccer team opened their season at home, but it was a rough one as they get shutout by UW-Whitewater 2-0 Friday afternoon at Saints Field. CSS will look to regroup for Sunday’s match-up against UW-Eau Claire. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Football

For this week's segment, we hear from the Eskomos as they started their season with a big home win.

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Esko football team, including head coach Scott Arntson and seniors Brett Lillo and Keone Anderson. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Football: Moose Lake-Willow River, Cloquet Earn Road Wins; Northwestern Stays Undefeated

The Rebels, Lumberjacks and Tigers all picked up wins on the road on Friday night.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – On the first Friday of the Minnesota prep football season, Moose Lake-Willow River picked up a big road win over Hermantown 28-21 at Centricity Stadium. In other prep football action, Cloquet also got a road win as they topped Proctor 38-6, Grand Rapids blanked Mora 24-0, Two Harbors rolled past Barnum 53-20 and Northwestern stayed undefeated on…

UWS Women’s Soccer Cancel Sunday Match Against Lakeland Due to Health and Safety Protocols

According to a press release, UWS is still working on trying to fill the open date with another opponent. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UWS women’s soccer team announced on Friday some changes to their schedule this weekend. The Yellowjackets have canceled their match on Sunday against Lakeland University due to health and safety protocols. Due to a lack of available dates in the season, this match will not be made up. UWS will now face UW-River Falls on Sunday….

St. Scholastica Football’s Season Opener Canceled Due to COVID Protocols

The Saints will now have to wait for their 2021 debut and they'll do it later this month in their first ever MIAC game when they host Augsburg on Sept. 25. 

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica Athletics announced on Friday that the football season opener against Sewanee has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. The game was scheduled to be played on Saturday at Public Schools Stadium. The Saints will now have to wait for their 2021 debut and they’ll do it later this month in their first ever MIAC game…

Prep Football: Northwestern Tops Rice Lake in First Meeting in 35 Years, Superior Gets Shut Out

Greg Ohman and Tanner Kaufman finished with two touchdowns each as the Tigers improved to 2-0. 

MAPLE, Wis. – The Northwestern football team jumped out to an early lead then hung on late to get the 28-20 win over Rice Lake in the programs’ first meeting in 35 years. Greg Ohman and Tanner Kaufman finished with two touchdowns each as the Tigers improved to 2-0. Meanwhile, Superior struggled to get anything going as SPASH got the…

Coaches Corner: Dave Reyelts

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with St. Scholastica women’s soccer head coach Dave Reyelts as the Saints wrapped up their first week of fall practice before officially starting their first season in the MIAC. The Saints will open the regualr season Sept. 3 hosting UW-Whitewater. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Girls Soccer: Duluth Denfeld, Marshall, East Drop Home Openers

Alyssa Doyle scored the lone goal for the Hunters while Nina Thorson scored for the Hilltoppers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Leah Hamm made her debut as head coach of her former program, but the Duluth Denfeld girls soccer team couldn’t fight back as North Branch got the 2-1 win. Alyssa Doyle scored the lone goal for the Hunters. In other prep girls soccer action, New Prague defeated Duluth Marshall 4-1, with Nina Thorson scoring the lone goal…

South Ridge Football Ready to Complete Unfinished Business This Fall

The Panthers will open this season at Bigfork on Thursday, Sept. 2. 

CULVER, Minn. – We have one week until the Minnesota high school football season officially gets started and after not getting to end their season the way they had hoped last year, the South Ridge football team is eager to get going. The Panthers bring back a good amount of experience, especially on the line this year. They say they…

Coaches Corner: UMD Volleyball

For this week's segment, we chat with the UMD volleyball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD volleyball team, including head coach Jim Boos and team captain Kate Berg, as the Bulldogs began their first week of fall practices. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Football: Northwestern Dominates Ashland, Superior Falls to Ellsworth

The Tigers got the road win over the Oredockers, while the Spartans struggled at home against the Panthers.

MAPLE, Wis. – Greg Ohman found the endzone twice as the Northwestern football team knocked off Ashland 42-7 Friday night at Oredocker Stadium. In other prep football action, Superior dropped their season opener at home to Ellsworth 50-22. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Jackie MacMillan Speaks Out for the First Time Since Resignation at St. Scholastica

The former CSS women's hockey coach says her issues with the administration, and not the athletic department, ultimately forced her to step down.

DULUTH, Minn. – Eleven years ago, the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team began their first year as a program and their first ever head coach was Buffalo, Minnesota native Jackie MacMillan, who knows a thing or two about first-year women’s hockey programs. She was part of the first recruiting class at the University of Wisconsin back in 1999. “There’s some…

Duluth Huskies Rally Comes Up Short Against Bismarck, But Eau Claire Loss Clinches Playoff Spot

Dom Meza homered in the seventh inning as the Huskies are heading to the postseason for the first time since 2018.

DULUTH, Minn. – Down 8-0 in the seventh, the Duluth Huskies started to rally, but came up just short in the ninth as Bismarck got the 8-7 win. However, with Willmar beating Eau Claire, the Huskies have clinched a playoff spot and are back in the postseason for the first time since 2018. The Huskies and Bismarck Larks will wrap…

Coaches Corner: Curt Wiese

For this week's segment, we talk with the head coach of the UMD football team as they wrapped up their first week of fall practice.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD football head coach Curt Wiese as the Bulldogs wrapped up their first week of fall practice. UMD hit the field for fall practice for the first time in nearly two years after having last season canceled. The Bulldogs will open the 2021 season at Upper Iowa on Sept….

UMD’s Brent Laing Named to 2022 Senior Bowl Watchlist

For many players, this serves as the first step of the NFL Draft process and mostly consists of players on the Division I level. The 2022 Senior Bowl is set for Feb. 5 in Mobile, Alabama. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team wrapped up their first week of fall practice on Friday. The Bulldogs also learned that one of their own is getting some national recognition for his play on the field. Offensive lineman Brent Laing has been named to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watchlist. For many players, this serves as the first step…

UWS Men’s Basketball to Play UW-Green Bay in Exhibition Next Season

This will be the first time the Yellowjackets will play a DI school since November 2009 against Wisconsin. 

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior men’s basketball team announced their schedule for the upcoming season and they’ve got a few big ones circled. On Nov. 27, the Yellowjackets will play the University of Green Bay in an exhibition game. This will be the first time the Yellowjackets will play a DI school since November 2009 against Wisconsin. “I think your…

Saints’ Kevin Ritsche Steps Down as Head Baseball Coach

The CSS alum led the Saints to a 20-9 overall record this past spring and to a runner-up finish in the UMAC regular season, and in the tournament as well.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica head baseball coach Kevin Ritsche is stepping down. He was hired two years ago but had his first season cut short due to the pandemic. This past spring, the Superior native led the Saints to a 20-9 overall record and a runner-up finish in the UMAC regular season, and in the tournament as well. Ritsche…

Coaches Corner: Jen Walter

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD softball coach Jen Walter, who announced this week that she is leaving the program become an assistant coach at St. Thomas. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Superior’s Rick Kennelly to be Inducted into WFCA Hall of Fame

Kennelly is just the third spartan coach to be inducted, joining Larry Hoff and Tom Mestelle.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Rick Kennelly is the definition of a Spartan for life. He graduated from Superior High School, played on the football team and then coached there for 40 years. And after retiring this past spring, Kennelly will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. “Coach DeMeyer’s nominated me a few times and…

Friends of Eveleth Native, Former UMD Hockey Player Mark Pavelich Hosting Special Events to Raise Money for Mental Health “Ranch”

The event will help raise money for a project Pavelich was working on before his death: "The Ranch: Teammates for Life" which rehabs, researches and educates people on mental illness.

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. – Evelth native and former UMD hockey standout Mark Pavelich will be honored and remembered with multiple events next weekend. Friends and family of the “Miracle on Ice” star want to use the event to continue the conversation of mental health awareness, while also shining a light on who Pavelich was, besides his own mental illness. “People…

Duluth Huskies Hang On for Big, Bounce-Back Win Over La Crosse Loggers

Ambren Voitik delivered the game-winning RBI in the sixth inning to give the Huskies the series split over divisional foes La Crosse.

DULUTH, Minn. – Ambren Voitik delivered the game-winning RBI with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth to score Brett Paulsen to give the Huskies got the 4-3 win over the La Crosse Loggers. Mike Boeve went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI while Michael Broks went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Richard Kiel got the win, allowing just one…

Coaches Corner: Karson Kuhlman and Neal Pionk

For this week's segment, we chat with two former UMD men's hockey standouts.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from former UMD men’s hockey standouts Karson Kuhlman and Neal Pionk as they are back in town to help with the Bulldog Hockey Camp at Amsoil Arena. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Local YMCA Seeing Increase in Swimming Session Sign-Ups During Summer Olympics

Team USA has taken home a handful of medals already and it's inspiring more people to get in the pool, including at the Hermantown YMCA. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The 2020 Summer Olympics are underway and one of the sports in the main spotlight is swimming. Team USA has taken home a handful of medals already and it’s inspiring more people to get in the pool, including at the Hermantown YMCA. “I think the Olympics are definitely helping us with numbers. We definitely see an uptick…

Coaches Corner: New UWS Baseball Coach TJ Oakes

It's this week's Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– It’s this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS. The new Yellowjackets leader talks about his coaching experience, what led him to Superior, and what he hopes to accomplish as head coach. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we chat with the Vikings Pro Bowlers and Duluth Denfeld alum.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Minnesota Vikings fullback and former Duluth Denfeld star CJ Ham as the Pro Bowler will be hosting his second-ever football camp this weekend at Public Schools Stadium. Categories: Coaches Corner, Professional Sports, Sports

Lakeview Summer Classic Hockey Tournament Set to Return to Mars Lakeview Arena Next Weekend

Duluth Marshall will open the tournament on Friday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. against Hutchinson, while Hermantown will open things up against Benilde-St. Margaret's on Saturday, July 24 at 10:45 a.m. All games will take place at Mars Lakeview Arena. 

DULUTH, Minn. – There’s nothing quite like hockey in the summer, especially in the Northland. And next weekend, teams from all over the state will be at Mars Lakeview Arena as the annual Lakeview Summer Classic returns. “It’s like Christmas in July,” Duluth Marshall senior goaltender Sam Anderson said. “This kind of signals the start of next season,” Duluth Marshall…

Huskies Complete Another Late Rally to Sweep Minnesota Mud Puppies

The Huskies scored six runs in the eighth inning to sweep the two-game series against the Mud Puppies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second night in a row, the Duluth Huskies battled back in the eighth inning, six runs on Friday, to get the 10-7 win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies and sweep the series. Charlie Rhee and Ryan McDonald drove in two runs each while Michael Brooks and Calyn Halvorson each scored twice. The Huskies will be…

Duluth FC Wins Regular Season Finale to Clinch Spot in NPSL Playoffs

Dylan Sumner finished with two goals to help send the Bluegreens to the postseason.

DULUTH, Minn. – Dylan Sumner would score twice in the first half as Duluth FC defeated Sioux Falls FC 5-2 Friday night at Public Schools Stadium. Martin Grzywa, Sidney Warden and James Westfield also scored for the Bluegreens, who have clinched their spot in the NPSL playoffs which begin next Tuesday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

St. Louis County Promotes COVID Vaccines with “Athletes vs. COVID” Campaign

The campaign features short PSAs where each person shares why they got the vaccine and why it's important to encourage others to do so as well.

DULUTH, Minn. – As of today, 70% of adults in the state of Minnesota have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. And according to St. Louis County, there’s still more work to do so they’ve enlisted the help of some local sports celebrities. The county recently started putting out videos called athletes versus COVID, featuring some well known names…

Proctor Alum Matt Welch Riding Bike From Oregon to Maine

On June 21, Welch started in Seaside, Oregon, and will bike coast to coast, all the way to Portland, Maine. He's already traveled over 770 miles, which is only about 15 percent of his journey as he said the route he's taking is about 4,700 miles.

PROCTOR, Minn. – After not qualifying for the 2020 summer Olympic Trials, Proctor High School alum Matt Welch was looking for a new challenge. “I thought of this bike tour and three weeks later I’m on my bike and biking across the country. I’m really just getting started, I’m just getting warmed up right now,” Welch, who also ran track…

Huskies Bats Come to Life in Sweep of Rochester Honkers

Peyton Powell, Calyn Halvorson and Jesse Pierece drove in two runs each. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies came out on top of a back-and-forth with the Rochester Honkers, getting the 10-8 win to sweep the two-game series. The Huskies scored their runs in bunches, plating four in the third and five in the seventh to help secure the win. Peyton Powell, Calyn Halvorson and Jesse Pierece drove in two runs each….

Hermantown’s Zam Plante Talks Joining Team USA for Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Last week, Plante was named to the roster for the United States U-18 Select Team that will compete at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup next month.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Coaches always say that players should always focus more on the name in front of their jersey than the name on the back. Hermantown’s Zam Plante has done a great job representing the Hawks. But next month, the name in front of the jersey will be in red, white and blue. Last week, Plante was named to…

Chisholm Native Eli Sundquist Among Four All-Star Selections for Duluth Huskies

Sundquist has been stellar on the mound for the Huskies this season with 39 strikeouts, which ranks fifth in the entire Northwoods League.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday, the Northwoods League announced the rosters for this year’s All-Star game and the Duluth Huskies will have four representatives: infielder Ambren Voitik, third baseman Mike Boeve, along with pitchers will McEntire and Chisholm native Eli Sundquist. “I was pretty surprised. I was happy, excited, just all the above. It was nice to get that nomination to…

Cloquet’s Sam Baker Earns Spot at U.S. Junior Amateur Championships

The U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championships is set for July 19-24 at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, NC.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The stellar 2021 for Cloquet golfer Sam Baker continues. Two weeks after guiding the Lumberjacks to the team state championship and winning the individual title, Baker will now get to represent himself on the national stage. Baker has earned a spot in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship after finishing fifth at one of the qualifiers on Wednesday…