Friday Night Frenzy

Coaches Corner: Andy Fenske

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

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Hermantown boys basketball coach Andy Fenske as the Hawks are currently riding a nine-game win streak. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UW-Superior Men’s Hockey Shuts Out UW-Eau Claire for Fifth Straight Win

Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets as they push their unbeaten streak to eight games.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Myles Hektor finished with 30 saves as the UW-Superior men’s hockey team shut out UW-Eau Claire 3-0 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets as they win their fifth straight game and push their unbeaten streak to eight games. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Artwork Unveiled Honoring Late Marshall Hockey Coach Brendan Flaherty

Back in September, Flaherty was posthumously inducted into the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame and now, the program has found a new way to honor the local legend.

DULUTH, Minn. — Back in the summer, longtime Duluth Marshall hockey coach, Brendan Flaherty, passed away after a three year battle with throat cancer. Back in September, Flaherty was posthumously inducted into the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame and now, the program has found a new way to honor the local legend. It was emotional to see the hockey community…

Simonet Scores 1,000th Point as UMD Women’s Basketball Top Augustana, Bulldog Men Fall to Vikings

Both teams will be back in action Saturday against Wayne State.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Fifth-year guard Ann Simonet scored her 1,000th career point as the UMD women’s basketball team held on to beat Augustana 64-41 Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon. As for the men, they dropped their second straight game of the season as the Bulldogs fell to the Vikings 89-80. Both teams will be back in action Saturday…

UMD Men’s Hockey Rolls Past Omaha for Road Win

The Bulldogs are unbeaten against the Mavericks in their last 11 meetings as they'll look for the sweep Saturday night.

OMAHA, Neb. – The UMD men’s hockey team would get goals from five different players as they top Omaha 5-1 Friday night at Baxter Arena. The Bulldogs are unbeaten against the Mavericks in their last 11 meetings as they’ll look for the sweep Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Basketball: South Ridge Sweeps Cook County

Both South Ridge basketball teams picked up big home wins on Friday.

CULVER, Minn. – The South Ridge girls basketball team continued their undefeated start to the season, getting the 88-22 win over Cook County on Friday evening. The Panthers improve to 13-0 on the season and will be back in action Monday hosting Greenway. Meanwhile, the South Ridge boys basketball team picked up where the girls left off, cruising past the…

St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Skates to 5-5 Tie With Saint John’s, Pick Up Extra Point in Shootout

Filimon Ledenkov scored twice, while Brodie Girod, Karl Wright, and Michael Talbot each scored once. Arkhip Ledenkov scored in the shootout for the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s hockey team continued to fight back on Friday night, skating to a 5-5 tie at home against Saint John’s. The Saints then picked up the extra point in the shootout thanks to Arkhip Ledenkov. Filimon Ledenkov scored twice, while Brodie Girod, Karl Wright, and Michael Talbot each scored once. St. Scholastica will be…

Coaches Corner: Heather Young

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Cloquet girls basketball team.

CLOQUET, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Cloquet girls basketball coach Heather Young as the Lumberjacks are one of the most improved teams in the entire Northland. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Proctor/Hermantown Girls, Duluth Denfeld Boys Earn Home Shutouts

Both the Mirage and Hunters had strong Friday nights, earning shutout wins at home.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team started fast and never looked back, getting the 11-0 shutout win over section foes Hibbing/Chisholm. This is the second shutout over the Bluejackets this season, after the Mirage got the 5-0 road win last month. Proctor/Hermantown improves to 12-4-1 and will play at Breck on Saturday. In prep boys hockey action, Cooper…

UW-Superior Women’s Basketball Shakes Off Slow Start in Victory Over Crown

Makenna Guden led the way with 16 points as the Yellowjackets will look for back-to-back wins when they host Minnesota Morris on Saturday.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Junior Mady Sanders finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds as the UW-Superior women’s basketball team knocked off Crown 81-72 Friday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Makenna Guden led the way with 16 points as the Yellowjackets will look for back-to-back wins when they host Minnesota Morris on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Light Up the Scoreboard in Win Over Bemidji State

Anna Klein, Naomi Rogge and Katie Davis each scored two goals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Anna Klein, Naomi Rogge and Katie Davis each scored two goals as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Bemidji State 8-2 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. 10 different Bulldogs would get on the scoresheet as they’ll look for the sweep on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Strong Third Period Pushes UMD Men’s Hockey Past Miami

Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Koby Bender and Quinn Olson all scored for the Bulldogs, who will aim to sweep the RedHawks Saturday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team scored three goals in the third period as they got the win over Miami University 4-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Koby Bender and Quinn Olson all scored for the Bulldogs, who will aim to sweep the RedHawks Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey coach Emma Stauber as the Mirage continue their state title defense. Among the topics discussed are Stauber’s life as a head coach and a professional hockey player, as well as how her team’s success has impacted their local youth program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Strong Defense Powers UMD Women’s Basketball to Win Over Minnesota State Mankato

The Bulldogs held the Mavericks to just four points in the first quarter and 10 in the third as they will host Concordia-St. Paul Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Brooke Olson led the team with 20 points as the UMD women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State Mankato 61-52 Friday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldogs held the Mavericks to just four points in the first quarter and 10 in the third as they will host Concordia-St. Paul Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey Rolls Past North Shore

The Hunters improve to 11-3 as they will host Grand Rapids next Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Connor McClure scored four goals on the night as the Duluth Denfeld boys hockey team blanked North Shore 10-0 Friday night at the Heritage Center. The Hunters improve to 11-3 as they will host Grand Rapids next Thursday. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Justin Wieck

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD men’s basketball coach Justin Wieck as the Bulldogs head into the second half of the season as one of the top teams in the country. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: CJ Osuchukwu

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth Marshall girls basketball coach CJ Osuchukwu who have started the season with a 4-1 record. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Strong Second Half Powers Superior Girls Basketball Past Northwestern

In a game that was tied at halftime, the Superior girls basketball team used a strong second half to get the win over Northwestern 60-37 Friday night.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In a game that was tied at halftime, the Superior girls basketball team used a strong second half to get the win over Northwestern 60-37 Friday night. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Esko Wins Thriller Over Superior, Duluth East Suffers First Loss of the Season

The Eskomos stayed undefeated, while the Greyhounds suffered their first loss of the season.

ESKO, Minn. – Nicholas Swanson finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Esko boys basketball team held on to beat Superior 78-74 Friday night. In other prep boys basketball action, it was Bloomington Jefferson handing Duluth East their first loss of the season 65-58. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Earn Comeback Win Over Minnesota

The Bulldogs would score three goals in the third period to get the road win over the Gophers.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Naomi Rogge, Gabbie Hughes and Elizabeth Giguere would each score in the third period as the UMD women’s hockey team rallied to defeat Minnesota 3-2 Friday night at Ridder Arena. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the Gophers tomorrow afternoon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Shutout at Home Against Denver

The Bulldogs will look for better results as they look to split their series Saturday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – 11th-ranked Denver came out firing and never looked back as they defeated the UMD men’s hockey team 5-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs will look for better results as they look to split their series Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UW-Superior, Northland College Men’s Hockey Teams Settle for Tie

The Lumberjacks would score the only goal in the shootout to get the extra point.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior and Northland College men’s hockey teams couldn’t solve their differences in regulation or overtime so their game officially went down as a 2-2 tie. The Lumberjacks would score the only goal in the shootout to get the extra point. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

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

CLOQUET, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Tom Lenarz who recently stepped down as head coach of the Cloquet football team after nearly three decades with the program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Superior Girls Basketball Team Off to Undefeated Start to Season

The 4-0 Spartans will be back in action on Saturday as they take on Cloquet as part of Lake Superior Conference Day in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior girls basketball team is off to a 4-0 start to their season. And it helps that the Spartans only graduated one player from last year’s team. And although they’re still a little inexperienced with mostly sophomores and juniors, their experience with each other has been the main reason for the hot start. “We already have…

UMD Basketball Teams Win Big to Sweep Minot State

Both UMD basketball teams dominated Minot State on Friday, as the men improved to 10-0 while the women won their third straight.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 22 Minnesota Duluth men’s basketball team continued its dominate start to the season, defeating Minot State 91-73 to stay undefeated. Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 22 points while Jacob Shields chipped in with 16 points off the bench. UMD improves to 10-0 on the season and will look to keep it going at home…

UW-Superior Basketball Swept by Bethany Lutheran in Conference Openers

The UW-Superior women couldn't hang on in the second half while the men dropped a close one.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior women’s basketball team was in control early but couldn’t hang on, as Bethany Lutheran got the 68-52 win in the UMAC opener. Paige Servais led the Yellowjackets with 13 points. In the men’s game, UW-Superior came up just short, as Mason Ackley missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as Bethany Lutheran got the 68-66 win….

Coaches Corner: Brad Hyduke

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey team.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey head coach Brad Hyduke as the Lightning are off to a 5-1 start to their season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Falls at Home to Hamline

Taylor Thompson's goal in the first period made her the third player in program history to score 100 career points, joining Nina Waidacher and current teammate Rachel Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fifth-year forward Taylor Thompson made history on Friday night but the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team couldn’t hang on late, as Hamline got the 5-2 win to open the weekend series. Hermantown native Mariah Haedrich and Thompson scored the goals for the Saints in the first period. Thompson’s goal gave her 100 points for her career, becoming…

Klein Reaches 100 Career Points as UMD Women’s Hockey Topples Ohio State

Klein becomes the 22nd player in program history to score 100 career points.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Anna Klein scored twice as the UMD women’s hockey team knocked off Ohio State 5-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Klein becomes the 22nd player in program history to score 100 career points. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday against the Buckeyes. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Late Goals Lifts UW-Superior Men’s Hockey Past UW-River Falls

Bradley Stonnell and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Two late goals in the third period was all the UW-Superior men’s hockey team needed to get the 2-1 win over UW-River Falls on Friday night. Bradley Stonnell and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets in the win. UWS improves to 5-3 on the season and will play at UW-Stout on Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday…

UMD Men’s Hockey Stunned On The Road at Northern Michigan

Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Quinn Olson and Carter Loney scored for the Bulldogs.

MARUQETTE, Mich. – In their first game as the top-ranked team in the country, the UMD men’s hockey team fell to Northern Michigan 5-4 Friday night at the Berry Events Center. Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Quinn Olson and Carter Loney scored for the Bulldogs, who will try to split their series Saturday night in Marquette. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

UMD Men’s Hockey Defeats Alaska Fairbanks to Open Series

Carter Loney scored his first career goal with the Bulldogs, while Noah Cates, Kobe Roth, Blake Biondi and Ben Almquist all also scored.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 2 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team used a three-goal third period to get the 5-1 win over Alaska Fairbanks to open the weekend series. Carter Loney scored his first career goal with the Bulldogs, while Noah Cates, Kobe Roth, Blake Biondi and Ben Almquist all also scored. Cates, Loney, Roth and Owen Gallatin all had…

Prep Girls Hockey: Proctor/Hermantown Wins Big, Duluth Falls at Home

The Mirage used a three-goal first period to help get the home win, while the Northern Stars couldn't complete the rally late.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team got off to a fast start and never looked back, getting the 7-1 win over Hastings on Friday night. The Mirage improve to 2-2 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday afternoon hosting Burnsville, with puck drop set for 3:15 p.m. In other girls hockey action, Burnsville used…

Prep Boys Hockey: Proctor Wins Season Opener in Overtime, Duluth Marshall Skates to 2-2 Draw With East Ridge

Brett Bartlam scored the game-winner to give the Rails the overtime win in their season opener, while the Hilltoppers settled for a draw to open the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Marshall boys hockey team scored two goals in the second but ultimately settled for a 2-2 draw with Eat Ridge in their 2021 season opener. Joe Stauber and Sam Aamodt both scored for the Hilltoppers. The Hilltoppers will be back in action Nov. 29 at Proctor. In other boys hockey action, Proctor’s season opener also…

Coaches Corner: David Staniger

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the St. Scholastica men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with St. Scholastica men’s basketball head coach David Staniger as the Saints dive into their first season in the MIAC. The Saints are looking to their experience and their local players, with 10 Northland natives on their roster. St. Scholastica will be back in action on Wednesday taking on Augsburg….

UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to Penn State in First Game of DI in D.C. Tournament

Anna Klein scored both goals for the Bulldogs and is now at 49 career goals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The UMD women’s hockey team gave up two goals in the third period as Penn State got the 3-2 win to open the DI in D.C. Tournament. Penalties were an issue as UMD committed nine, including a game misconduct from Kylie Hanley. Anna Klein scored both goals for the Bulldogs and is now at 49 career goals,…

Coaches Corner: Patrick Andrews

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

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Hermantown boys hockey coach Patrick Andrews as the Hawks are wrapping up their first week of practice. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Girls Hockey: Proctor/Hermantown Falls to Orono, Duluth Marshall Blanked by Edina

The Mirage and Hilltoppers struggled against their non-conference opponents.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In their home opener at the St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center, the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team couldn’t keep up with Orono as the Spartans topped the Mirage 6-3. In other prep girls hockey action, Edina shutout Duluth Marshall 8-0 at the DECC, the first time a game has been played there in nearly six years. Categories:…

Rock Ridge Begins New Era of Boys Hockey on the Iron Range

The Wolverines will drop the puck on their inaugural season on Tuesday, Nov. 30 on the road against Greenway. 

VIRGINIA, Minn. – For the past year, multiple Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia athletic teams have been merging into Rock Ridge. And now, a new era of boys hockey on the Iron Range has officially begun, as the Rock Ridge Wolverines are wrapping up their first ever week of practice. “There’s so much rich hockey history with Eveleth and Virginia and to…

MIB Girls Basketball Look to Continue Winning Tradition

The Rangers will open the season against St. Croix Lutheran next Friday afternoon as part of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off in the Twin Cities.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball team is wrapping up their first week of practices. The Rangers did not graduate a single player from the team that made it to the state semifinals last season, so the entire roster will be back this upcoming season. And that experience is what keeps them motivated as they look to…

Gilling’s Two Goals Helps UMD Men’s Hockey Earn Road Win Over North Dakota

Forward Casey Gilling led the way with two goals.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Forward Casey Gilling led the way with two goals as the UMD men’s hockey team defeated North Dakota 4-1 Friday night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Dominic James and Kobe Roth also scored for the Bulldogs, who will aim for the sweep Saturday night. Puck drop is set for just after 7 p.m. Categories: College, Friday…

Five-Goal First Period Powers UMD Women’s Hockey Past Bemidji State

Elizabeth Giguere finished with five assists, becoming the first UMD player since 2013 to register five points in a single game.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team would have eight different goal-scorers, led by senior Anna Klein who scored twice, as they defeated Bemidji State 9-0 Friday afternoon at the Sanford Center. It was a historic game for Elizabeth Giguere as well. The senior forward finished with five assists, becoming the first UMD player since 2013 to register five…

Coaches Corner: Mandy Pearson

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UMD women’s basketball coach Mandy Pearson as the Bulldogs were picked to repeat as NSIC champions. UMD will open their season next Tuesday with a road trip to Drury. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Girls Hockey: Duluth Wins Big in Season Opener, Rock Ridge Drops First Ever Game

The Northern Stars opened their season in a big way while the Wolverines dropped their season opener.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team lit up the scoreboard, including scoring five goals in the first four minutes and seven total in the first period as they got the 14-1 win over Princeton to open the 2021 season. The Northern Stars will be back home on Saturday hosting Roseville. Puck drop is set for 2:00…

Season Ends in Class A Quarterfinals for Deer River Football Team

Joseph Herfindahl would scored a 99-yard touchdown late in the first half.

BRAINERD, Minn. – Joseph Herfindahl would scored a 99-yard touchdown late in the first half, but it would be the only points for the Deer River football team as they fall to New York Mills 20-6 in the Class A quarterfinals. The Warriors end their season at 10-1. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Adrian Scores Twice, St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Earns First-Ever MIAC Win

The win was the first conference victory for the Saints in the MIAC as they'll look to sweep the Oles Saturday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nathan Adrian scored twice for the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team as they defeated St. Olaf 5-2 Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena. The win was the first conference victory for the Saints in the MIAC as they’ll look to sweep the Oles Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports