Friday Night Frenzy

Mike Randolph Speaks Publicly Following Resignation

The former Greyhounds hockey coach blamed "parental pressure" and lack of "administrative support" for his decision to leave.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday, Mike Randolph spoke publicly for the first time since resigning as head coach of the Duluth East boys hockey team. He read from a prepare statement and did not take questions from the media. The lobby at the Heritage Center was packed with supporters as Randolph explained that the press conference was the best way for…

UMD Researcher Looking Into Why Head Coaches Are Leaving Their Positions

The Mike Randolph situation has prompted more conversations about the role parents play in youth sports.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Mike Randolph situation has prompted more conversations about the role parents play in youth sports. Sean Bedard-Parker, a local soccer official who works in the education department at UMD, is currently researching organizational leadership in sports while trying to answer the question “why do people who are involved in the game decide to leave it?” “I…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Huskies

For this week's segment, we hear from members of the Duluth Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from members of the Duluth Huskies baseball team, including team manager Marcus Pointer, outfielders Kyle Westfall and Kimo Fukofuka and pitcher Ben Pedersen. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Northwoods League, Sports

Superior Softball Tops Rice Lake in Regular Season Home Finale

The Spartans have now won six straight.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior softball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, getting the 7-5 win over Rice Lake on Friday in their regular season home finale. The Spartans have now won six straight and improve to 17-1 on the season. Superior will play a doubleheader at Eau Claire Memorial on Monday with first pitch…

Superior Baseball Sweeps Chippewa Falls

The Spartans rallied for six runs in the fourth inning to get the game one win.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior baseball team rallied to score six runs in the fourth inning to get the 9-4 win over Chippewa Falls in game one of the doubleheader. In the second game, the Spartans topped the Cardinals 8-5. Superior will host Rice Lake on Monday in their final home game of the regular season.   Categories: Friday Night…

Senior Trio Leads Cloquet Golf to Third-Straight State Tournament

Sam Baker, Trevor Steinert and Brayden Tyman have all been playing together on the Cloquet golf team since the 8th grade and have now led the Lumberjacks to three straight state tournaments.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Sam Baker, Trevor Steinert and Brayden Tyman have all been playing together on the Cloquet golf team since the 8th grade. Now, in their last year playing together, they’ve led the Lumberjacks back to their third straight class AA state tournament. “We’ve been ride or die since the start,” senior Sam Baker said. “I’m a teacher at…

Greenway Softball Downs Duluth Marshall, Finishes Regular Season Undefeated for First Time in Program History

The Raiders improve to 20-0 and will now get set for the section playoffs next week.

BOVEY, Minn. – The Greenway softball team scored seven runs in the second inning to help get the 14-2 win over Duluth Marshall in five innings to end the regular season. With the win, the Raiders improve to 20-0 on the season to finish the regular season undefeated for the first time in program history. Duluth Marshall and Greenway will…

Coaches Corner: Josh Berlo

For this week's segment, we catch up with the UMD Athletic Director after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026. Berlo talked about the success of the department this academic year and how he’s looking forward to getting crowds back at games following the pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Wisconsin-Superior Softball’s Season Comes to End in NCAA Tournament

The Yellowjackets end the year with a 22-16 record.

WAVERLY, Iowa – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team’s run in the NCAA Tournament was short, as the Yellowjackets lost to top-seeded St. Olaf 11-3 in the first game then lost to Webster in the second 9-1 to be eliminated from the tournament. In the first game, St. Olaf got off to a strong start and never looked back. The Yellowjackets put…

St. Scholsatica Baseball Falls to Northwestern, UWS Eliminated from UMAC Tournament

CSS will face Bethany Lutheran in an elimination game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner will face Northwestern in the championship at 4:00 p.m. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The St. Scholastica baseball team suffered their first loss of the UMAC Tournament on Friday night, as top-seeded Northwestern got the 17-2 win to advance to the championship. The Saints got on the board early, with two runs in the first. Jake Schelonka hit an RBI single with the bases loaded, then Mitchell Olson scored on…

Coaches Corner: Mike Sather

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

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Superior softball head coach Mike Sather to talk about the Spartans hot start to the 2021 season. Superior is 12-1 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday hosting New Richmond. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Softball: Proctor, Cloquet Earn Home Wins

The Lumberjacks pushed their win streak to 13 straight games with a doubleheader sweep of Rush City while the Lumberjacks got the walkoff win over Hibbing.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor softball team pushed their win streak to 13 straight games with 6-2 and 6-0 wins over Rush City to sweep the doubleheader. Proctor improves to 18-1 on the season. In other prep softball, Cloquet got a 3-2 walkoff win over Hibbing. Dana Jones hit the game-winning RBI single. Cloquet improves to 10-6 on the season…

Hermantown Baseball Edges Duluth Denfeld

The Hawks improve to 9-9 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hermantown baseball team improved to .500 on the season with a 5-4 win over Duluth Denfeld. The Hawks improve to 9-9 and will host Hibbing on Tuesday in their home finale, while the Hunters fall to 5-12 on the year and will wrap up the season on Wednesday in a doubleheader at Cambridge-Isanti. Categories: Friday Night…

Duluth Girls Lacrosse Falls at Home to Moorhead

Juliyana Lebsack scored twice while Grace Karakas, Nia Kramer, Hannah Martin, Sophie Mitchell and Annika Lindgren each scored once. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth girls lacrosse team couldn’t overcome an early deficit as Moorhead got the 12-7 win. Juliyana Lebsack scored twice while Grace Karakas, Nia Kramer, Hannah Martin, Sophie Mitchell and Annika Lindgren each scored once. The Wolfpack fall to 2-7 on the season and will play at Irondale on Saturday. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Laura Harmon Talks Challenges, Excitement of Leading Both UMD Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track Programs

Harmon will now oversee 86 athletes across both cross country and track and field programs. She's also now just one of two women to be leading men's programs in the NSIC.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Thursday, UMD Athletics named Laura Harmon as the head coach of the men’s cross country and track and field programs. And that’s a pretty big deal for multiple reasons. Harmon has spent the past three years as the head coach of the women’s programs at UMD and now she will lead both the men and women….

Prep Softball: Proctor, Cloquet Win Big on Road

The Rails hit three home runs to power past the Greyhounds while the Lumberjacks got the shutout over the Hunters.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Proctor softball team scored 25 runs on 19 hits and scored nine runs in the seventh to get the 25-9 road win over Duluth East. Anika Burke, Abigail Hanson and Baylie Peterson each hit home runs for the Rails while Cassie Bergman homered for the Greyhounds. The Rails pick up their ninth straight win as they…

UWS, Bethany Lutheran Softball Suspended in Eighth Due to Darkness; St. Scholastica Eliminated from UMAC Tournament

UWS and Bethany Lutheran will resume play on Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at the top of the eighth inning. The winner will advance to face Northwestern in the UMAC championship game. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Wisconsin-Superior softball team dropped their first game of the UMAC Tournament on Saturday, as Northwestern got the 2-1 win in nine innings to advance to the UMAC Tournament championship game. In the first game, Jessica Jacobson reached on a fielding error, allowing Tiffany Kirk to score for the only Yellowjackets run. UWS was sent to the…

UMD Softball Eliminated from NSIC Tournament

UMD ends the season with a 32-15 record and 21-9 NSIC mark. 

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Minnesota Duluth softball team had a rough day offensively on Friday, losing twice to get eliminated from the NSIC Tournament. Top seeded Augustana got the 5-3 win in the first game, then No. 3 seed Winona State took the same game 2-1 to end UMD’s season. In the first game, the Bulldogs led the defending national…

Hermantown/Proctor Boys Lacrosse Falls at Home to Forest Lake

The Stealth will be back in action on the road on Tuesday taking on Duluth.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown/Proctor boys lacrosse team couldn’t overcome an early deficit, as Forest Lake got the 10-4 road win on Friday night. The Stealth have now lost three straight as they fall to 1-5 on the season. Hermantown/Proctor will be back in action on Tuesday taking on Duluth on the road. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Wilderness Clinch Playoff Spot With Win Over Bismarck

Christian Galatz, Josh Phillips and Gavin Rasmussen all scored in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness scored three times in the third to get the 3-1 win over Bismarck to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Christian Galatz, Josh Phillips and Gavin Rasmussen all scored. The Wilderness will wrap up the regular season on Saturday night hosting Bismarck. Puck drop is set for 7:15 p.m. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Scott Wishart

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth boys lacrosse team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Duluth boys lacrosse head coach Scott Wishart. The Wolfpack knocked off section foe Chisago Lakes earlier this week to hand them the Wildcats their first loss of the season. The Wolfpack were riding a six-game win streak and will be back in action on Saturday taking on Spring…

Duluth Boys Lacrosse Top Grand Rapids for Fourth Straight Win

The Wolfpack has now won fourth straight as they improve to 4-1 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth boys lacrosse team used an early lead to stay ahead of Grand Rapids until the end as the Wolfpack top the Thunderhawks 9-3 Friday night at Ordean Stadium. Duluth has now won fourth straight as they improve to 4-1 on the season. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Proctor Baseball Rallies for Home Win over Crosby-Ironton

The Rails pick up their second straight win as they improve to 5-4 on the season.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor baseball team battled back from an early deficit and scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth as they held on for the 6-4 win over Crosby-Ironton Friday afternoon at Egerdahl Field. The Rails pick up their second straight win as they improve to 5-4 on the season. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Duluth Denfeld Softball Team Earns Walk-Off Win over Duluth East in Extras

Lindsay Johnson led the Hunters, going 4 for 4 with one double

DULUTH, Minn. – In a game that need one extra inning, the Duluth Denfeld softball team defeated Duluth East 6-5 in eight innings at Swanson Field. Lindsay Johnson led the Hunters, going 4 for 4 with one double, while Eleisa Boles and Hanna Hovland combining for five hits on the day. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Men’s Tennis Tops Bridge Rivals UWS to Win UMAC Tournament Championship

This is the 19th UMAC Tournament title for the Saints in program history.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their final UMAC Tournament, the St. Scholastica men’s tennis team once again came out on top, defeating bridge rivals Wisconsin-Superior 5-4 to claim their 19th UMAC Tournament title in program history. The Saints are back-to-back champions after winning it in 2019 and having last season’s tournament canceled due to the pandemic. In doubles, Elliot Schneider and…

Duluth Boxer Jesse Walters Returns to the Ring Next Month

Walters will head to Alabama in late May for his fourth pro fight.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time in over a year, local boxer Jesse Walters of Jungle Gym will lace up his gloves for his next professional fight. Walters will head to Alabama in late May for his fourth pro fight. And while he’s excited to get back in the ring, it will be a bit more of a challenge…

Hermantown/Proctor Girls Lacrosse Fall to New Prague in Overtime

The Stealth are still searching for their first win of the season.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In a game that stayed tight until the very end, the Hermantown/Proctor girls lacrosse team fell at home to New Prague 10-9 in overtime Friday night at Centricity Stadium. The Stealth are still searching for their first win of the season. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Rilee Dawson

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with St. Scholastica softball coach Rilee Dawson as the Saints are off to a great start to their season with a perfect 8-0 record in the UMAC play. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Baseball: Duluth East Powers Past Duluth Denfeld, Esko Stifles Pequot Lakes

The Greyhounds and Eskomos were winners on Friday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – A six-run fifth inning would prove to be the difference as the Duluth East baseball team topped Duluth Denfeld 8-4 Friday afternoon at Wade Stadium. Senior Joe Vos homered for the Greyhounds while Dean Hudoba picked up his first career varsity win on the mound. In other prep baseball action, Dane Hoffman went the distance and finished…

Prep Softball: Cloquet Knocks Off Hermantown, Moose Lake Earns Road Win Over Duluth Denfeld

The Lumberjacks got the win on their home field, while the Rebels were victorious on the road.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Senior Amanda Paul finished with 10 strikeouts and two RBI as the Cloquet softball team knocked off Hermantown 5-1 Friday afternoon at Braun Park. In other prep softball action, Moose Lake picked up the road win over Duluth Denfeld 10-0 at Swanson Field. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Superior’s Ava Rue Suits Up for Freshman Football Team

Rue plays slotback and cornerback for the Spartans, who will host La Crosse Logan on Saturday at noon in the final home game of the spring season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Choosing to play football was an easy decision for freshman Ava Rue, so much so that she decided to try out for the Superior ninth grade team instead of playing softball. “In 7th grade my friends were talking about it and it sounded like fun so I decided to join so I did in eighth grade. I’d…

Duluth Marshall Baseball Tops Two Harbors for Garramone’s First Coaching Victory

The Duluth Marshall baseball team built an early lead and held on to it until the end.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Marshall baseball team built an early lead and held on to it until the end as they got their first win of the season over Two Harbors 15-5 in five innings Friday night at Wade Stadium. It was also the first career head coaching victory for head coach Nick Garramone. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High…

Prep Softball: Cloquet, Hermantown Pick Up Bounce-Back Wins

It was a great day on the diamond for the Lumberjacks and the Hawks.

DULUTH, Minn. – In prep softball action, Cloquet would hold off a late rally from Duluth East as the Lumberjacks hold on for the win 16-10 Friday afternoon at Ordean Field. Brenna McClarey, Dana Jones, Brynn Martin, Roena Diver and Justice Paro had multiple hits for the Lumberjacks. In other action, it was Hermantown squeaking by Cambridge-Isanti 9-7. Categories: Friday…

Wilderness Fall at Home to Minot

Jacob Herter and Mikol Sartor would each score goals.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Jacob Herter and Mikol Sartor would each score goals, but it wouldn’t be enough as Minot picks up the road win over the Minnesota Wilderness 6-2 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UWS Softball Split Doubleheader with Northwestern

The Yellowjackets improve to 8-6 on the season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After an 8-3 loss in the first game of the doubleheader, the UW-Superior softball team got a walk-off single off the bat of Hailee Halgeorge that gave the Yellowjackets a 5-4 win Friday at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. The Yellowjackets improve to 8-6 on the season. Next up is a series Sunday at home against Northland…

Former Denfeld Standout Keegan Chastey to Play Under Dad Barry on St. Scholstica Men’s Soccer Team

Barry Chastey has been coaching his son Keegan for the past decade and now gets one more chance at it this semester, as the Denfeld standout will suit up for the Saints this spring.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Denfeld soccer alum Keegan Chastey has been cheering on the Saints since he first started playing soccer. “I’ve been up here watching the games, especially the playoffs, ever since I was maybe four years old. To be a part of the team instead of just a fan, it’s a good feeling,” Keegan said. After guiding the…

Coaches Corner: Scott Sandelin

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UMD men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin as the Bulldogs get set for their fourth straight trip to the Frozen Four. UMD will face UMass Thursday night in Pittsburgh, PA. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

MIB Girls Basketball Prepares for Return to State Semifinals

The class A state semifinal between Minneota and Mountain Iron-Buhl is Tuesday, April 6 at the Target Center. Tipoff is set for noon. 

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball team stuck with it the entire way and only led for the final 17 seconds of their state quarterfinal game, but it was enough to get the job done as they’re now heading back to familiar territory: the class A state semifinals. “It will feel like home,” junior forward Jacie Kvas…

Deer River Boys Basketball Tops Nashwauk-Keewatin For First Ever Section 7A Title

Ty Morrison led the way with 24 points to lead the Warriors to their first state tournament appearance in school history.

NASHWAUK, Minn. – The Deer River boys basketball team used a big second half to get the 60-42 win over Nashwauk-Keewatin on Friday night to claim their first ever section 7A title. Ty Morrison led the way with 24 points while Mikhail Wakonabo chipped in with 21 points for the Warriors. Deer River now prepares for their first state tournament…

Duluth Marshall Girls Basketball Hold Off Esko to Win Second Straight Section Championship

Senior Gianna Kneepkens led all scorers with 31 points.

ESKO, Minn. – Senior Gianna Kneepkens led all scorers with 31 points as the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team held off a late rally from Esko to pick up the win 63-52 in the Section 7AA championship game. Ava Meierotto chipped in with 14 points to help the Hilltoppers punch their ticket to the state tournament for the second straight…

Hermantown Boys Hockey Earns Top Seed in Class A State Tournament

The Hawks will face Dodge County in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After defeating Duluth Denfeld 7-1 to claim their second straight section 7A title and 11th trip to the state tournament in the past 12 years, the Hermantown boys hockey team earned the No. 1 overall seed in Class A for the state tournament. The Hawks will face Dodge County in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats finished their…

Duluth Denfeld Soccer, Hockey Teams Show Support for Hospitalized Teammate

His family was overwhelmed by the gesture that they say will go a long way in helping with his recovery.

DULUTH, Minn. – Carson Schulte is a captain for the Duluth Denfeld boys soccer team and a team manager for the hockey team as well. Recently, he had to have emergency surgery for his Chron’s disease at Essentia Health so he’s been stuck in the ICU. His head coach Scott Anderson wanted to cheer him up so he had a…

Coaches Corner: Scott Antonutti

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

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Esko girls basketball coach Scott Antonutti as the top-seeded Eskomos begin their section playoff run this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Duluth Marshall, Esko Move On to Section 7AA Semi-Finals

Duluth Marshall topped Crosby-Ironton 76-67 and Esko rolled past International Falls 80-42.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AA boys basketball quarterfinals, Duluth Marshall topped Crosby-Ironton 76-67 and Esko rolled past International Falls 80-42. The Hilltoppers advance to the semi-finals where they will host Moose Lake-Willow River. The Eskomos will travel to Pequot Lakes. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Girls Basketball: South Ridge, Cromwell-Wright Advance to Section 7A Semi-Finals

South Ridge defeated Cook County 66-48 and Cromwell-Wright knocked off Chisholm 67-34.

CULVER, Minn. – In the Section 7A girls basketball quarterfinals, South Ridge defeated Cook County 66-48 and Cromwell-Wright knocked off Chisholm 67-34. The Panthers move on to the semi-finals, where they will face Cherry. As for the Cardinals, they will see a familiar foe in top-seed Mountain Iron-Buhl. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports