Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Anthony and Caitlyn Wood

For this week's segment, we hear from the husband and wife duo at Lake Superior College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Anthony and Caitlyn Wood who are the new head coaches for the Lake Superior College men’s and women’s soccer teams. Among the topics discussed are how the husband and wife ended up at the same job, as well as what the local soccer scene is like in the Northland….

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 9/13/19

Here are all the highlights and scores from an exciting night of high school football.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Proctor 9, Duluth East 28 North Branch 12, Hermantown 28 Duluth Denfeld 8, Cloquet 35 Two Harbors 38, Esko 34 International Falls 0, Moose Lake-Willow River 32 Crosby-Ironton 10, Eveleth-Gilbert 38 Pine City 24, Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 16 MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL Cromwell-Wright 6, Carlton/Wrenshall 21 South Ridge 32, Ely 6 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Cumberland 6, Northwestern 37…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights And Scores 9/6/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Hermantown, Grand Rapids and Superior.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: HERMANTOWN 27, CLOQUET 12 GRAND RAPIDS 65, DULUTH DENFLED 0 DULUTH EAST 55, HIBBING 6 PINE CITY 17, TWO HARBORS 20 PROCTOR 9, NORTH BRANCH 29 ESKO 48, VIRGINIA 8 MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL SCORES: MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL 48, CHERRY 20 SOUTH RIDGE 36, CROMWELL-WRIGHT 0 WI HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES: NORTHWESTERN 42, LADYSMITH 0 SUPERIOR 49,…

Coaches Corner: Rob Scott

For this week's segment, we hear from longtime Superior assistant football coach Rob Scott.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Superior football defensive coordinator and longtime assistant coach Rob Scott. Scott spoke about the Spartans’ perfect start to the season, as well as what the team is expecting from the rest of the season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Rachel Gray

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the CSS golf teams.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Rachel Gray, the new head coach of the St. Scholastica men’s and women’s golf team. Gray talked about what interested her in the position, as well as what she likes about this team. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Prep Football: Eskomos, Lumberjacks, Spartans, Tigers, Raptors Victorious on Friday Night

It was a busy night of football in the first full week for Minnesota and Wisconsin.

ESKO, Minn. – In a section battle filled with turnovers, Esko held on to defeat Proctor 13-7 Friday night at Egerdahl Field. In other action, Cloquet used a late fourth quarter surge to knock off Two Harbors 30-15. Here are some other scores from across the Northland: Merrill 0 Superior 36 Hayward 0 Northwestern 49 South Ridge 6 Carlton-Wrenshall 7…

Coaches Corner: Tom Nelson

For this week's segment, we chat with Two Harbors head coach Tom Nelson.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we were joined by Two Harbors head coach Tom Nelson to preview the upcoming season. The Agates are coming off a historic season which saw them advance to the state tournament for the first time in over 40 years. They’ll open their season next week at Cloquet. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night…

Numbers An Issue for Cardinals Football Team

Cromwell-Wright is struggling with numbers once again this season.

CROMWELL, Minn. – Last season, the Cromwell-Wright football team made it all the way to the state title game last season. And that was with their smallest roster in school history. This season will be more of the same as the Cardinals have 13 players after two weeks of practice. The team hopes that they can stay healthy to finish…

Redemption on the Mind of Panthers Football Team

South Ridge is looking for revenge after their loss in the section finals.

CULVER, Minn. – South Ridge is looking to avenge their loss in last year’s section final game to Cromwell-Wright, which was their only loss on the season. Big shoes to fill for the Panthers seniors, but they think they’ve got what it takes to finally send their school to the state tourney. Panthers will be on the road next week…

Prep Football: Tigers, Spartans Win Season Openers

Both Northwestern and Superior were on the road to the start the season.

SPOONER, Wisc. – Turnovers worked in favor of the Northwestern football team as they opened their season with a road win over Spooner 28-14 on Friday night. Brennan Werner scored in the first quarter for the Tigers, giving them a lead they would not relinquish. Northwestern will hold their home opener next week against Hayward. And at Somerset, Superior opened…

Coaches Corner: Erik Lofald

For this week's segment, we're chatting with the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Erik Lofald who is the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld football team. Lofald takes over for longtime Hunters head coach Frank Huie, who retired after nearly four decades with the program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Saints Football Practice Underway with New Head Coach Mike Heffernan

St. Scholastica will open the 2019 season on September 7 against Mayville State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team ended 2018 with a 6–4 record under an interim head coach. In December, then-Athletic Director Brian Jamros promoted offensive coordinator Mike Heffernan to head coach. “I’m not sure if it’s hit me yet that I’m actually the head coach, it doesn’t feel that way, but I’m sure there’s plenty more to come,”…

Lots of Talent to Replace for Lumberjacks Football Team

The Lumberjacks will open their season August 30th at home against Two Harbors.

CLOQUET, Minn. – We are already through one week of fall practices which means we are that much closer to the regular season. And we continue with our high school football previews with a team who came inches away from a trip to the state tourney: Cloquet. The Lumberjacks finished their regular season with just one loss, but fell to…

Coaches Corner: Karson Kuhlman

For this week's segment, we catch up with Esko native Karson Kuhlman.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and UMD hockey star and current Boston Bruins forward Karson Kuhlman. The Esko native talked about his last year of playing hockey that saw him win an NCAA championship with the Bulldogs, as well as score a goal for the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Categories:…

State Tournament Awaits Northwestern Bass Fishing Team

In their first year as a club team, the Tigers are sending six people to the Minnesota State Junior Bass Nation Tournament of Champions.

SOLON SPRINGS, Wisc. – It’s been a year of firsts for the Northwestern bass fishing team. This past summer was their first year as a club program. “Since I had two boys of my own who were in high school, I knew I had the two people that I needed. So I started the process and paperwork and we ended…

Huskies Win Regular Season Home Finale

Although Duluth won, Eau Claire also won on Friday night, officially eliminating the Huskies from playoff contention.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies ended the regular season home slate on a high note, defeating Waterloo 4-3 in their final home game of the regular season. Keaton Carattini was outstanding, throwing six innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, on four hits and struck out 10. Joey Zwak drove in two runs with a single in the seventh inning. Although…

Coaches Corner: Al Sands and Mike McKean

For this week's segment, we talk boxing with the "Haitian Temptation" Al Sands.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we’re talking with local pro boxer Al Sands about his upcoming fight next Friday at the Grand Casino in Hinckley. We also spoke with his trainer Mike McKean about what they learned from Sands’ bouts overseas. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Team Hosts Summer Youth Camp

It is the first time the camp was held at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, some of the brightest and best youth girls hockey players will get to learn from some of the best in the game at UMD. The Bulldogs women’s hockey team held their annual summer camp at Amsoil Arena. The girls came from all over the country, including seven different states and a even few from Canada….

Duluth Native CJ Ham Ready for Year Four with Vikings

With Kevin Stefanski being promoted to offensive coordinator and a healthy batch of weapons, Ham believes this will be a good year for the Vikings.

EAGAN, Minn. – Vikings training camp is well underway and Duluth native CJ Ham is looking forward to his fourth season in the purple and gold. After being an undrafted free agent and spending most of his rookie season on the practice squad, the Denfeld alum has found himself in a comfortable spot for his fourth year. Ham saw playing…

Huskies Sweep Express, Stay in Control of Playoff Hopes

Nico Lima scored four runs while Collin Hopkins drove in four in Duluth's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies used another big night at the plate to sweep a pivotal series against the Eau Claire Express, who won the Great Plains East first half division, winning Friday’s game 12-7. Nico Lima went 4-for-5 with four runs scored while Collin Hopkins went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs. Ricky Reynoso was strong on the mound,…

Coaches Corner: Dave Sabick

For this week's segment, we get a preview of this weekend's FortuneBaynia II.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Heavy on Wrestling’s Dave Sabick as he previews this weekend’s FortuneBaynia II, taking place at Fortune Bay Casino in Tower, MN. Among those expected to attend are WCW icon Sting, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and former WWE champion Aberto Del Rio. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Mistakes Plague Huskies as Border Cats Split Series

Five errors would doom the Huskies as they fall to the Border Cats.

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite out-hitting Thunder Bay 9-7, the Duluth Huskies would strand too many runners as they take the home loss against the Border Cats 7-3 Friday night at Wade Stadium. Channy Ortiz and Kyle Jacobsen each had two hits for the Huskies, who will look to bounce back Saturday night as they open a three-game road series against…

RivALZ Twin Ports Preparing for Year Two

RivALZ Twin Ports 2019 Blondes vs. Brunettes game is August 24th at Public Schools Stadium.

DULUTH, Minn. – RivALZ started in 2005, where a group of women came together to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and train for a flag football game in Washington D.C. The movement has since spread to 40 cities and is currently in its second year right here in the Twin Ports. “It is a volunteer led initiative basically, so…

Lumberjacks Boys Hockey Tops Hilltoppers in Summer Classic Opening Round

Dakota Oman scored both goals for Duluth Marshall.

DULUTH, Minn. – The High School Summer Classic kicked off on Friday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena, but the hosts Hilltoppers were unable to start the tournament with a win, as Bemidji got the 4-2 win in the opening round. Dakota Oman scored both goals for the Hilltoppers. Duluth Marshall will play Saturday afternoon in the consolation round, and the…

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