Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Duluth East Hockey

For this week's segment, we sat down with Duluth East hockey coach Mike Randolph.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Duluth East hockey head coach Mike Randolph. Coach Randolph spoke about the team’s confidence and making it back to the Class A state championship. The Greyhounds are 10-4-2 on the season and will play Moorhead on Saturday. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Basketball: Lumberjack Girls, Spartan Boys Pick Up Friday Night Wins

The Cloquet girls got the win at home while the Superior boys were victorious on the road.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Allie Wotjziak led all scorers with 25 points as the Cloquet girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak, getting the win at home against Crosby-Ironton 53-41 Friday night. And in boys action, Xavier Patterson’s 18 points was enough to push Superior past Duluth Denfeld 79-62. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Women Use Strong First Period to Upset No. 5 Ohio State

Naomi Rogge scored twice as the UMD women's hockey team upset No. 5 Ohio State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the first period as they hung on to upset No. 5 Ohio State 5-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Naomi Rogge scored twice for the Bulldogs, who also got goals from Sydney Brodt, Anna Klein and Gabbie Hughes. Maddie Rooney finished with 39 saves. Categories:…

Wilderness Fall to Blizzard in High-Scoring Affair

A three-goal second period wasn't enough to push Minnesota past Brookings.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness battled back from a two-goal deficit, but it wouldn’t be enough as Brookings got the overtime win 5-4 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Oula Kuure, Luke Dow, Isaac Kobienia and Jack Johnson all scored for the Wilderness, who will take on the Blizzard Saturday night. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Yellowjacket Women Fall at Home to Blugolds

The UWS women's hockey team lost at home to UW-Eau Claire 4-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Kaleigh Martinson scored the lone goal for the UWS women’s hockey team as they fell to UW-Eau Claire 4-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. The Yellowjackets fall to 7-12-1 on the season as they will travel to Eau Claire Saturday to cap off the home-and-home series. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Esko Boys Basketball

For this week's segment, we sat down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Esko first-year head coach Derek Anderson about the transition to being head coach and how the Eskomos seem to be heating up at the right time. The Eskomos (7-4) will be in action again on Saturday at Columbia Heights. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Women top Marauders, Men Fall in Triple OT

The UMD women's basketball team was able to pull away late against U-Mary.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior guard Sammy Kozlowski finished with career-highs in points and steals as the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team knocked off U-Mary 78-70 Friday night at Romano Gym. Kozlowski scored 26 points and recorded 8 steals. Ann Simonet chipped in with 18 points for UMD, who improve to 8-4 on the season, including 7-2 in the NSIC. For…

‘Jackets Snap Four-Game Skid with Win over Royals

The UWS men's hockey team knocked off Bethel 3-1.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Three different Yellowjackets light the lamp as the UWS men’s hockey team got the win over Bethel 3-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Matran Yelle, Pavel Mikhasenok and Artur Terchiyev scored for the Yellowjackets. Oscar Svensson had 24 saves for UWS, who improve to 5-11-2 and will host Hamline Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Two-Goal Third Period Pushes Bulldogs Past Huskies

The UMD men's hockey team knocks off top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a match-up of two of the top teams in the country, #5 Minnesota Duluth got the win over top-ranked St. Cloud State 3-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Nick Swaney, Noah Cates and Justin Richards all scored for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard was sharp in net as he finished with 30 saves. UMD improves to 12-5-2…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey

For this week's segment, we spoke with Denfeld head coach Dale Jago.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk high school hockey with Duluth Denfeld boys coach Dale Jago. The longtime bench boss talked about the Hunters’ great start to the season, as well as the tough slate of upcoming games, including taking on Duluth East, Hermantown and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Greyhounds, Hunters, Mirage Pick Up Home Wins

The Duluth East boys, Denfeld boys and Proctor/Hermantown girls have no trouble at home on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Zarley Ziemski finished with a hat trick as Duluth East got the best of Stillwater 7-3 Friday night at the Heritage Center. Ryder Donovan chipped in with two goals as well. Next up for the Greyhounds will be a showdown against top-ranked Minnetonka on Saturday. Also at the Heritage Center, Duluth Denfeld defeated Lake of the…

Rally Falls Short for Saints Women’s Hockey

Saint Anselm jumped out to a 2-1 lead and were able to hold on for a 3-2 win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saint Anselm led 2-1 after one period and it would be enough as they hang on for the win over the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team 3-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Rachel Anderson and Amber Tilander scored for the Saints, while Lexi Thomeczeck finished with 27 saves. CSS falls to 8-4-1 on the season as…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos Top Rebels, Agates Fall to Bombers

The Esko boys basketball team knocked off Moose Lake-Willow River at home.

ESKO, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team get their fourth win in a row as they top Moose Lake-Willow River 80-65 Friday night at Esko High School. In other boys action, Jayden Ruberg finished with 39 points, but it wouldn’t be enough as Two Harbors falls to Barnum 74-65. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Basketball: Highlights from the Coaches Classic and Wood City Classic

The action continued Friday night for the Coaches Classic in Esko and the Wood City Classic in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn. – At the Wood City Classic, both Cloquet basketball teams moved to 2-0 in tournament play. The Lumberjack girls defeated Edison 62-18. Kendra Kelly led the way with 25 points. And for the boys, they knocked off Pine City 58-52. At the Coaches Classic in Esko, it was a good day for the Eskomos as the girls held…

Prep Hockey: Hawks Advance to Hilltopper Title Game, Hunters Fall in Overtime

The Hermantown boys hockey team advance to their fifth straight Hilltopper Holiday Classic championship game.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Hilltopper Holiday Classic semi-finals, Hermantown knocked off Brainerd 6-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. Justin Thomas scored twice for the Hawks. Elliot Peterson, Blake Biondi, Brendan Baker and Joey Pierce also score for Hermantown, who are looking for their fifth-straight Hilltopper Classic title. And in the Heritage Classic tournament, Duluth Denfeld would fall in…

Coaches Corner: UWS Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the UWS women’s basketball team, including head coach Zach Otto-Fisher, senior forward Hannah Norlin and junior guard Emily Carpenter. The Yellowjackets discussed their stellar first half of the season, as well as the upcoming inaugural Superior Shootout this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Basketball: Hawks Girls, Eskomo Boys, Hilltopper Boys Pick Up Wins

It was a good night of basketball for the Hermantown girls, Eskomo boys and Marshall boys.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In prep girls basketball action, Hermantown jumped out to a 29-0 run to start the game as they topped Duluth Denfeld 56-17. In other girls action, Duluth East fell to Princeton 80-32. In prep boys action, Matthew Erickson finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds as Duluth Marshall defeated Lakeview Christian Academy 84-74. And in Two Harbors,…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Marshall Girls Basketball

This week's segment features the 7-1 Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team, including head coach Chibuzo “CJ” Osuchukwu, junior guard Grace Kirk and sophomore guard Gianna Kneepkens. The Hilltoppers are currently 7-1 on the season and rank amongs the best teams in the entire state. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Lumberjack Boys Keep Rolling, Northern Stars Fall at Home

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team knocked off Eastview 5-1 while Duluth girls were blanked at home.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In prep boys action, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team won their third game in the past four as they topped Eastview 5-1 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. And in girls action, Sarah Spencer finished with 24 saves but it wouldn’t be enough as the Duluth Northern Stars fall to #1 ranked Warroad 7-0. Categories:…

Coaches Corner: CSS Men’s Basketball

This week's segment features the St. Scholastica men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the St. Scholastica men’s basketball team, including head coach Dave Staniger, as well as senior guards Sam Thompson and Brandon Newman. The Saints are getting set to host Minnesota Morris on Sunday in their final game before winter break. CSS also spoke about the depth of the team’s roster…

Wilderness Use Strong Second Period to Power Past Blizzard

Goalie Kaleb Johnson finished with 22 saves to help Minnesota get the 3-1 win.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Ashton Altmann, Andrew Troy and Austin Grzenia lit the lamp for the Minnesota Wilderness as they topped the Brookings Blizzard 3-1 Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Goalie Kaleb Johnson finished with 22 saves to help the Wilderness improve to 14-12-1 on the season. These two teams will wrap up their series Saturday night in…

Prep Basketball: Eskomos Get Home Sweep over Greyhounds

Both Esko girls and boys basketball teams earned home wins against Duluth East.

ESKO, Minn. – In a doubleheader of prep basketball action, the Esko girls team got the win over Duluth East 49-39. And the boys locked in the sweep as they won their match-up as well 58-41. The Eskomo girls improve to 4-3 on the season, while the boys pick up just their second win of the season while handing the…

Prep Basketball: Eskomos, Bulldogs, Greyhounds, Spartans All Notch Home Wins

Esko, Carlton, Duluth East and Superior all picked up big wins at home on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Isiah Henrickson and Noah Winesett combine to score 35 points as the Duluth East boys basketball team defeated Fridley 80-67. In other boys action, Carlton knocked off Wrenshall 52-50 and Esko topped rivals Cloquet 59-45. In girls action, Superior defeated Esko 49-30. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth Northern Stars

The Northern Stars picked up their first win of the season last week at Hopkins/Park.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s segment, we sit down with Duluth Northern Stars head coach Jamie Plesha and goalie Sarah Spencer. The Northern Stars will be back in action on Saturday as they host Princeton at 3 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Bulldog Men Lose Heartbreaker, Bulldog Women Win Shootout

The UMD men's hockey team is stunned by WMU, while the women get a shootout win over MSU-Mankato.

DULUTH, Minn. – Colt Conrad scored with 9.9 seconds left as Western Michigan upsets Minnesota Duluth 3-2 Friday night at the Lawson Ice Arena. Jesse Jacques and Justin Richards scored for UMD, while Hunter Shepard finished with 20 saves. As for the UMD women, Ryleigh Houston and Anna Klein scored in regulation, but the Bulldogs needed overtime to knock off…

Yellowjackets Women’s Hockey Dominate Lions

Kaleigh Martinson scored twice while Catherine Johnson made 17 saves in the shutout.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It would take a bit for the offense to get rolling, but in the second period, the Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team heated up to get the 7-0 win over Finlandia. Kaleigh Martinson scored twice while C.C. Hayes, Amber Heidenreich, Lauren Niska, Molly Shelton and Rachel Garland all scored. Catherine Johnson made 17 saves. UWS and Finlandia will…

Coaches Corner: Lake Superior College Women’s Basketball

This week's segment features the first-year women's basketball program at LSC.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Lake Superior College women’s basketball team, including head coach Adam Johnson and players Carly Hansen and Kalley Rustad. The program is in its first year of existence as they get set for their home opener Saturday night against Gogebic Community College. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Strong Second Period Pushes Bulldogs Past Fighting Hawks

The UMD men's hockey team scored four goals in the second period to top North Dakota 5-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kobe Roth scored twice and Hunter Shepard locked down his school-record 10th career shutout as the second-ranked Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team knocked off 14th-ranked North Dakota 5-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Tanner Laderoute, Mikey Anderson and Parker Mackay also score for the Bulldogs, who improve to 10-2-1 on the season. The teams will meet Saturday…

Saints Women Blast Green Knights; Saints Men Upset Fourth-Ranked Adrian

Both St. Scholastica teams picked up big wins at home on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a big night for the St. Scholastica hockey teams, as the women dominated St. Norbert while the men upset No. 4 Adrian. The St. Scholastica women dominated St. Norbert, jumping out to a 4-0 lead at the end of the first period. Greta Nundahl, Alexia Klaas, Courtney Bloemke, Sam Gorecki, Rachel Anderson and Paige Forsman…

Yellowjackets Hockey Ends in Tie Against Blue Devils

Pavel Mikhasenok scored the only goal for the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey team opened WIAC play Friday night against UW-Stout, but the Yellowjackets were unable to pick up the win, as the game ended in a 1-1 tie. The Blue Devils got on the board late in the first period and that would be the only goal of the game until the third….

Coaches Corner: UWS Men’s Basketball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk with the UWS men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we welcome the Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team, including head coach Greg Polkowski, as well as junior guard Mac Reykdal and senior guard Montroy Scott. The team talked about the youth movement on their team and how they’ll use the non-conference schedule to get ready for UMAC play. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Prep Girls Hockey: Lumberjacks Get Home Win; Mirage, Northern Stars Fall Short

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team got the win at home over Princeton.

CLOQUET, Minn. – In girls high school hockey action, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton improved to 4-1 on the season as they topped Princeton Friday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Dana Jones and Kianna Bender each scored for the Lumberjacks. Out in Proctor, the Mirage got an early goal from Megan Madill, but they fall short in a high-scoring affair against Blake…

Prep Girls Hockey: Mirage Stay Unbeaten; Lumberjacks, Northern Stars Fall

Proctor/Hermantown improves to 2-0, while CEC and Duluth each take home losses.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Sydney Skorich and Alyssa Watkins score back-to-back goals in the second period as the Proctor-Hermantown girls hockey team blanked Roseville 2-0 Friday night at the Hermantown Ice Arena. In other action, Benilde-St. Margaret’s had no trouble with the Duluth Northern Stars 8-1. Noelle Stellmaker scored the lone goal for Duluth. And at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena,…

Saints Women’s Hockey Suffer First Loss of Season to No. 6 Bulldogs

No. 6 Adrian jumped out to an early lead and St. Scholastica couldn't catch up.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team fell into an early hole and couldn’t climb out as No. 6 Adrian handed the Saints their first loss of the season, getting the 5-3 win on Friday night. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period, and continued to grow their lead in…

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we talk to the UMD women's basketball team as they start their season.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with head coach Mandy Pearson, senior guard Sammy Kozlowski and junior forward Josie Buckley. The Bulldogs are wrapping up exhibition play and will start their season on Nov. 13 at Northern Michigan. Their home opener will be Dec. 14 against Sioux Falls. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Bulldogs Win Conference Opener, Shepard Records First Shutout of Season

Minnesota Duluth has now won seven straight.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a bye week, the No. 1 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team returned to AMSOIL Arena Friday Night to start NCHC play, hosting Colorado College. Goalkeeper Hunter Shepard made 19 saves in his first shutout of the season as the Bulldogs got the 3-0 win. Justin Richards, Nick Wolff and Parker Mackay each scored in the win….

Coaches Corner: CSS Women’s Hockey

For this week's segment, we talk with Saints hockey coach and senior forward Alexia Klaas.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the St. Scholastica women’s hockey head coach Jackie MacMillan and senior forward Alexia Klaas. The Saints are off to a 2-0-1 start to the season and will take on Marian on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Rangers, Cardinals Win 9-Man Sections, Headed to State

Both Mountain Iron-Buhl and Cromwell-Wright got the wins in Esko to claim section titles.

ESKO, Minn. – In Section 7 9-Man, number 2-seed Mountain Iron-Buhl picked up the 20-12 win over 1-seed Cook County to win the section title and move on to the state finals. The Rangers would take an early 8-0 lead, but the Vikings would respond in the first quarter with a touchdown of their own. The two-point conversion was no…

Bulldogs, Cardinals, Hunters Volleyball Move Onto Section Semifinals

Carlton, Cromwell and Duluth Denfeld will play in the section semi finals on October 31st.

SECTION 7A Carlton 3, Floodwood 0 Cromwell-Wright 3, Cook County 1 Deer River 3, Northwoods 2 Ely 3, Cherry 1 SECTION 7AA Duluth Marshall 0, Duluth Denfeld 3 North Branch 3, Esko 0 Proctor 1, Greenway 3 Hermantown 3, Virginia 0   Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Tigers Dominate Blackhawks, Advance to WIAA Quarterfinals

Reagan Ruffi rushed for 267 yards, breaking the single-season rushing record at Northwestern, a record he set himself last year.

MAPLE, Wis. – Northwestern continued its undefeated season on Friday night as it dominated Baldwin-Woodville, 42-6. Quarterback Jake Brill scored a touchdown of his own, taking the snap and running it 73 yards into the end zone for the score. Reagan Ruffi rushed for 267 yards and three touchdowns on the night. He also broke the single-season rushing record at…

Coaches Corner: Wisconsin-Superior Men’s Soccer

For this week's segment, we chat with the red hot UWS men's soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team, including head coach Joe Mooney, as well as team captains Eric Watson and Adrian Leal. Among the topics discussed are the Yellowjackets undefeated UMAC season so far, as well as their chance at winning their first regular season conference title this weekend on Senior…

Tigers, Evergreens Move on in WIAA Football Playoffs

Northwestern and Northwood/Solon Springs get dominating home wins in the opening round.

MAPLE, Wisc. – In the opening round of the Division 4 WIAA playoffs, Northwestern had no trouble with Ellsworth as they win it 42-8. In Division 4 action, Ashland fell at home to Sparta 36-8. And in eight-man, Northwood/Solon Springs defeated Shell Lake 45-12. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Goals Come in Bunches as Bulldogs Top Black Bears

The UMD men's hockey team put on a show, scoring eight goals against Maine.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their final non-conference series at home, the UMD men’s hockey team blasted Maine 8-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The teams combined to score five goals in the opening period, but the Bulldogs would pull away with four goals in the second period and two in the third. Eight different Bulldogs scored in this one, including…

Bulldog Women’s Hockey Get Revenge Against Beavers

The UMD women's hockey team blasted Bemidji State 6-1.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a re-match of last season’s first round of the WCHA playoffs, the UMD women’s hockey team knock off Bemidji State 6-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Naomi Rogge led the Bulldogs with two goals. Anneke Linser, Gabbie Hughes, Jalyn Elmes and Ashton Bell all lit the lamp for UMD as well. Maddie Rooney finished with 27…

Coaches Corner: Duluth East football

For this week's segment, we sit down with the Duluth East football team

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Duluth East football team. On this week’s segment we were joined by head coach Joe Hietala and senior captain Collin Peterson. Among the topics discussed were the Greyhounds solid season so far, as well as the depth of their team on the offensive side of the ball. Categories:…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 10/12/18

Denfeld, Hermantown and Cloquet all picked up big wins at home.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  Hibbing 8, Duluth Denfeld 51 Mesabi East 26, East Central 6 Virginia 22, Greenway Nashwauk Keewatin 56 Eveleth-Gilbert 6, International Falls 26 Proctor 7, Hermantown 15 Duluth East 20, Cloquet 38 Silver Bay 34, Ely 30 MN 9-MAN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  South Ridge 44, Chisholm 20 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL  Rice Lake 33, Superior 21 Northwestern…