Friday Night Frenzy

Lake Superior Open Kicks Off this Weekend

The tournament is expecting 170 soccer team from across Minnesota ranging from youth to premiere level.

DULUTH, Minn.- The annual Essentia Health Lake Superior Open Soccer Tournament kicks off on Friday night. The tournament is expecting 170 soccer team from across Minnesota ranging from youth to premiere level, as well as both boys and girls teams. Organizers say the majority of the teams travel up from the cities to play, but also some local talent comes…

Skyline taking Summer League Registrations

Skyline will have Duck Pin and Cribbage leagues starting up next week, you can register on their website. 

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your summer nights, involving some friendly competition, Skyline Social and Games has exactly what you’re looking for and then some. Skyline offers all kinds of leagues including sand volleyball, bocce ball, and spike ball. Skyline’s president Corey Kolquist says there are over 600 teams and thousands that come to…

Huskies Vote Team Superlatives

The Huskies voted their teammates for baseball themed superlatives.

DULUTH, Minn.- Out at pre-game batting practice the Huskies voted for a number of team superlatives, the winners are as follows: Best game day drip/style: Kristian Campbell Most likely to be late to batting practice: Jared Mettam Most likely to take Little League coaching too seriously: Eddie Rosario Most likely to be ejected after arguing a bad call: Michael Sarhatt…

Duluth Huskies Ballpark Food Review

The concessions stand is open for all Duluth Huskies games with traditional favorites but also some with a twist. 

  DULUTH, Minn.- Earlier this week Fox 21’s Cam Derr got to try some of Wade Stadium’s ballpark favorites from the Duluth Huskies concessions staff. The concessions stand is open for all Duluth Huskies games with traditional favorites but also some with a twist. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Coaches Corner: Sean Morgan

For this week's segment, we hear from head coach of Duluth FC, Sean Morgan.

  DULUTH, Minn.-  This week on Coaches Corner we have Duluth FC head coach Sean Morgan. The Blue-Greens are off to a hot start as they enter into the second half of their season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Dakotah Lindwurm Looks to go Back to Back

Lindwurm says Grandma's is her favorite race to run in the world.

DULUTH, Minn.- Grandma’s Marathon begins early Saturday, where runners from across the globe have traveled to Duluth to compete head to head in a star studded field of competition. One of those racers is Minnesota’s very own Dakotah Lindwurm who’s back and ready to defend her title, after becoming the first Minnesota woman to win since Janis Klecker back in…

Coaches Corner: Aaron Weber

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the South Ridge baseball team.

CULVER, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with South Ridge baseball coach Aaron Weber as the Panthers bring home their fourth straight Section 7AA and head into the State Tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX

June marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

DULUTH, Minn.-  June marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The amendment changed athletics forever, giving female athletes equal opportunity to showcase their skills on the diamond, the court or wherever they choose to play. Title IX was passed in 1972, the amendment says that no person on the basis of sex can be denied participation, benefits of or discriminated…

Duluth FC’s Kostyantyn Domaratskyy Discovers Ukranian Ties with Host Family

The Ukranian mid-fielder was paired with a host family in Duluth who also has ties to his home country.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth FC soccer team is filled with footballers from all over the country and all over the world. And as fate would have it, one Ukrainian member of the club would already have a connection with his host family in Duluth. Last year, Laura Witrak went to a Duluth FC match and learned about becoming a…

Prep Baseball: Duluth East, Duluth Marshall, Superior, Proctor Wrap Up Regular Season with Home Wins

The Greyhounds, Hilltoppers, Spartans and Rails ended their respective regular seasons on a high note.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East baseball team closed out the regular season with a home win over rivals Duluth Denfeld 12-6 Friday afternoon at Ordean Field. In other prep baseball action, Duluth Marshall knocked off Mora 3-1 at Wade Stadium, thanks to 15 strikeouts from freshman pitcher Owen Marsolek. Also, Superior got the walk-off win at home over Hudson…

Coaches Corner: Nick Garramone

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth Marshall baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth Marshall baseball coach Nick Garramone as the Hilltoppers wrap up their regular season and get ready for the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Softball: Vitek Leads Hermantown in the Circle, Virginia Blows Past Duluth Denfeld

The Hawks were victorious at home, while the Blue Devils get road win.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- The Hermantown softball team won a nail-biter, 5-4 against Chisago Lakes Friday afternoon at Rose Road Field.  Avery Farrell had the game winning knock, while Natalie Vitek took care of business in the circle, fanning 17 batters. In other prep softball action, Virginia traveled to Swanson Fields and the Blue Devils win it 12-2 over Duluth Denfeld. Categories:…

Coaches Corner: Ben Haugen

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Esko baseball team.

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Esko baseball coach Ben Haugen, who earned his 250th career head coaching victory earlier this week. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Hughes, Bell, Hanley Named Captains for UMD Women’s Hockey

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD women’s hockey team revealed its team captains for the upcoming season. Defenseman Ashton Bell and centers Gabbie Hughes and Kylie Hanley will be sporting the “C” for the Bulldogs. It will be the second time Bell and Hanley have served as captains while Hughes was an alternate captain last season. The trio are part of…

UW-Superior Baseball Pulls Off Another Upset to Advance to UMAC Championship Game

The Yellowjackets move on to face Northwestern in the UMAC championship game on Saturday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – For the second straight day, the UW-Superior baseball team pulled off an upset win as they defeated Crown 9-3 Friday afternoon at Reynolds Park. The Yellowjackets move on to face Northwestern in the UMAC championship game on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Superior Baseball Earns Road Win Over Duluth Denfeld

The Spartans will be back in action this weekend with a tournament at DC Everest.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a high-scoring affair, the Superior baseball team picked up a road win over Duluth Denfeld 13-6 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. The Spartans will be back in action this weekend with a tournament at DC Everest. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Holds Dedication Ceremony for Dan Seeler Entry Hall

The space will feature the new CSS Athletics Hall of Fame Wall, which includes Seeler's name from 2013.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday, St. Scholastica held a special dedication ceremony for the new Dan Seeler Entry Hall in the Burns Wellness Commons named after the former CSS soccer and hockey player. Seeler played for the Saints from 1978 to 1982. The space will feature the new CSS Athletics Hall of Fame Wall, which includes Seeler’s name from 2013. “The…

Coaches Corner: Melissa Fracker

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UW-Superior softball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UW-Superior softball coach Melissa Fracker as the Yellowjackets will wrap up their regular season this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Minnesota Wilderness Stay Alive With Game 3 Win

Ethan Wolthers, Nicholas Rexine, William Persson and Jared Mangan all scored for the Wildnerness who will play again Saturday night at home at 7:15.

CLOQUET, Minn. — The Minnesota Wilderness keep their season alive as they defeat the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-1 at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena on Friday night. Ethan Wolthers, Nicholas Rexine, William Persson and Jared Mangan all scored for the Wildnerness who will play again Saturday night at home at 7:15. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Baseball: Proctor, Duluth Denfeld Take Care of Business at Home

Home field advantage was key for the Rails and the Hunters.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor baseball team continued its stellar start to the season, defeating Warroad 10-4 Friday afternoon at Egerdahl Field. In other prep baseball action, CJ Christianson allowed just two hits while striking out 13 batters to help Duluth Denfeld knock off Hibbing 3-1 at Wade Stadium. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Duluth Marshall Bares the Cold for Intrasquad Game

Temperatures today were in the mid to upper twenties during the Hilltoppers practice.

DULUTH, Minn.– Today was an unreasonably bitter spring day, but despite the cold, the Duluth Marshall baseball team still held practice. The Hilltoppers were out at Wade Stadium for only their third practice of the season. In an effort to see some live action, the team took the field for an intersquad game that brought some much needed excitement for…

South Ridge Baseball Eager to Continue Winning Way

The Panthers have won three straight Section Championships.

CULVER, Minn.– The South Ridge Baseball team has seen success on the field in the past few years, winning three straight section championships. This season, the Panthers are hoping to make it four in a row. Like most other spring sports, the team has been stuck inside for the majority of their season thus far. Of course, practicing on actual…

Coaches Corner: Joe Wicklund

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth Denfeld baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Duluth Denfeld baseball coach Joe Wicklund as the Hunters continue to wait for the weather to clear up for their season opener. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Minnesota Wilderness Tops Springfield to Sweep Weekend Series

Minnesota is just now three points out of first place in the division.

CLOQUET, Minn. – After knocking off division leader Springfield on Thursday night, the Minnesota Wilderness did it again as they defeated the Junior Blues 4-2 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Minnesota is just now three points out of first place in the division. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: UMD Football

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD football team as they wrap up their first week of spring practices, including comments from head coach Curt Wiese and seniors Cole Refsnider and Wade Sullivan. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Former UMD Hockey Goalie Ryan Fanti Talks Moving On to the Pros

Fanti finished his last season at UMD with an impressive seven shutouts.

DULUTH, Minn.– After a stellar end to his junior year Ryan Fanti decided to forego his senior season and begin his professional career. During his time with the Bulldogs Fanti appeared in 57 games, winning 30 of them. He wraps up his collegiate career with a goals against average just over two. Fanti says he will look back fondly on…

UWS Baseball Team Begins Season with New Head Coach

Coach Oakes reminds his players that life is bigger than baseball.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Following the 2021 season the UW Superior baseball team began its search for a new head coach. They landed someone with plenty of experience between the white lines. TJ Oakes is now leading the Yellowjackets into this upcoming season. A native of Jordan, Minnesota, Oakes played his college career with the Golden Gophers. After a 16-21 overall…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Face Denver in Regional Finals

A win over Michigan Tech Thursday, is bringing the Bulldogs to Colorado for a match with Denver.

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s the regional championship game of NCAA men’s hockey playoffs and this round, is taking the bulldogs back in time to a week ago, when they faced Denver in the conference semifinals, and this time, it’s to advance to the Frozen Four. A win over Michigan Tech Thursday, is bringing the Bulldogs to Colorado for a match…

Hermantown Boys Basketball Outlasts Hibbing to Win Section 7AAA Championship

This is the Hawks first trip to the state tournament since 2018.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior Blake Schmitz finished with 30 points as the Hermantown boys basketball team held on to beat Hibbing 60-59 Friday night to capture the Section 7AAA championship. This is the Hawks first trip to the state tournament since 2018. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Cherry Boys Basketball Edges Deer River to Clinch First Section 7A Title in 25 Years

Isaac Asuma led the way with 24 points as the Tigers are heading to their first state tournament since 1997.

DULUTH, Minn. – Isaac Asuma led the way with 24 points as the top-seeded Cherry boys basketball team held off Deer River 68-57 to clinch the section 7A boys basketball title. Sam Serna added 11 points while Isaiah Asuma finished with 10 points as the Tigers are headed to the state tournament for the first time since 1997. Seedings and…

Cloquet Softball Wraps Up First Week of Practice

The Lumberjacks will open the season April 8 at Moose Lake/Willow River. 

CLOQUET, Minn. – With the weather getting a little bit warmer that means spring sports is right around the corner for Northland teams, and the Cloquet softball team wrapped up their first week of practice on Friday. Since they can’t get onto the field just yet, the Lumberjacks spent all week working different drills and techniques in the gym so…

Bender’s Hat Trick Helps UMD Men’s Hockey Win Game One in NCHC Quarterfinals

Bender would score the fourth-ever hat trick in NCHC tournament history.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Cloquet native Koby Bender scored a natural hat trick in the second period as the UMD men’s hockey team knocked off St. Cloud State 5-2 Friday night in Game 1 of the NCHC quarterfinals. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday night in St. Cloud. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Winning Mentality Key for Duluth East Boys Basketball in Section Semi-Finals

The Greyhounds move on to face top-seeded Andover who won the only regular season meeting in double overtime.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East boys basketball team got the two-point win over Blaine Thursday night to advance to the Section 7AAAA semifinals. Although the Greyhounds made it to state last season, this year’s squad looks much different so grinding out a win like that on Thursday is beneficial moving forward. “It kind of lets us know what we’re…

Prep Boys Basketball: Hermantown, Cloquet Advance to Section Semi-Finals

The Hawks move on to face North Branch while the Lumberjacks take on Hibbing in the section semi-finals.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA boys basketball quarterfinals, Hermantown defeated Duluth Denfeld 91-64 and Cloquet hangs on to beat Grand Rapids 50-47. The Hawks move on to face North Branch while the Lumberjacks take on Hibbing in the section semi-finals. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Mountain Iron-Buhl Girls Basketball Cruises Past Cromwell-Wright to Capture Section 7A Title

The win sends the Rangers to their 11th trip to state in the past 12 seasons.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball team started fast and never looked back, cruising past Cromwell-Wright 63-26 to capture the section 7A title on Friday night at Romano Gym. Jordan Zubich led the way with 23 points while Sage Ganyo had 14 points and Ava Butler chipped in with 10 points. This gives the Rangers their 11th trip…

Coaches Corner: Jason Kalin

For this week's segment, we chat with the former head coach of the Superior boys hockey team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Jason Kalin who announced this week that after 21 seasons, he is stepping down as head coach of the Superior boys hockey team. In his time with the Spartans, they won over 300 games and captured three state championships. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Roth’s OT Goal Gives UMD Men’s Hockey Win Over St. Cloud State

Tanner Laderoute also scored for the Bulldogs who will end their regular season Saturday night at home against the Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kobe Roth would score his second goal of the game in overtime as the UMD men’s hockey team rallied to top St. Cloud State 3-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Tanner Laderoute also scored for the Bulldogs who will end their regular season Saturday night at home against the Huskies. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

Cloquet Girls Basketball Tops Hermantown to Advance to Section Finals

The Lumberjacks move on to face Grand Rapids, who defeated North Branch 81-51.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA semi-finals, Cloquet picked up the win over Hermantown 68-51 Friday night. The Lumberjacks move on to face Grand Rapids, who defeated North Branch 81-51. The section championship game will take place Thursday night in Hermantown. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports