Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Nick Garramone

For this week's segment, we catch up with the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Nick Garramone who was recently named the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall baseball team. From 2006 to 2013, Garramone was an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He takes over for Joe Wicklund who stepped down to take the head coaching position at…

Coaches Corner: Jasen Wise

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Marshall boys hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Jasen Wise who was named the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall boys hockey team. Wise has over 20 years of college coaching experience, with his latest stop coming at Concordia University in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of International Falls High School and after spending two years…

Coaches Corner: Sean Morgan

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the new head coach of Duluth FC Sean Morgan. Morgan is a former Bluegreen and CSS men’s soccer standout. He spoke about his excitement to lead the new era of Duluth FC soccer, as well as the new “Duluth FC Academy” that was established this year. Categories: Coaches Corner,…

Coaches Corner: Glen Drexler

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UWS track and field team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Wisconsin-Superior track and field head coach Glen Drexler after his men’s team captured their fourth straight UMAC championship. Next up for the Yellowjackets is the final qualifying event for nationals: the Pointer Qualifiers. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Proctor Girls Basketball

For this week's segment, we hear from the Proctor girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Proctor girls basketball team, including head coach Matt Solberg and seniors Liz Frase and Morgan Nylund. The Rails are getting set to defend their section crown beginning this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Derek Anderson

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Esko boys basketball head coach Derek Anderson. The Eskomos are ready for the postseason as they get set to defend their section title. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: CJ Osuchukwu

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Duluth Marshall girls basketball coach CJ Osuchukwu. Among the topics discussed were the team’s need to find a consistent scorer behind Grace Kirk and Gianna Kneepkens, as well as the prospect of facing Proctor down the road in the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we hear from 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, who is wrapping up her first season with the Mirage. Stauber spoke about the team’s hot finish to the season and what it will take to make it back to the state tournament this year. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Coaches Corner: Rich McKenna

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UWS men’s hockey coach Rich McKenna. His Yellowjackets currently sit on top of the WIAC with a 12-2-1 record and this week, UWS showed up in the national rankings for the first time since 2012. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Girls Hockey

For this week's segment, we chatted with the red-hot Lumberjacks girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team, including head coach Courtney Olin and senior forwards Taylor Nelson and Kiana Bender. The Lumberjacks have won 14 straight games and look to return to the state tournament for the first time since 2009. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Rhett McDonald

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth East boys basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald about his team’s great start to the season. McDonald also talked about the rivalry that has developed between the Greyhounds and his father’s team Cambridge-Isanti. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Stephanie Erickson

For this week's Coaches Corner, we sat down with Duluth Marshall girls hockey head coach Stephanie Erickson.

DULUTH, Minn. -For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sat down with Duluth Marshall girls hockey head coach Stephaine Erickson to talk about the start of the season and what it will take to get the Hilltoppers back to the section 7A title game. Duluth Marshall will be back in action on Saturday against Warroad and will be back home on…

Coaches Corner: Greg Polkowski

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UWS men’s basketball coach Greg Polkowski about his team’s hot start to the season. The Yellowjackets are 6-4 on the season, including a perfect 4-0 in the UMAC. They’ll be back in action next weekend for the Nicolet National Bank Holiday tournament in De Pere, WI. Categories: Coaches Corner,…

Coaches Corner: Dale Jago

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Duluth Denfeld boys head hockey coach Dale Jago following his team’s big win over Greenway on Thursday night. Jago also talked about the development of the McClure twins, as well as what can be expected from a very competitive section. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the UMD women’s basketball team. Our guests include head coach Mandy Pearson and juniors Payton Kahl and Ann Simonet. The Bulldogs are off to a great start to the NSIC schedule, including an undefeated record at Romano Gym. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Coaches Corner: Tim Madsen

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica men’s hockey head coach Tim Madsen. The former Wilderness coach is in his second year and the Saints are off to another solid start. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: UWS Women’s Basketball

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team, including head coach Zach Otto-Fisher and senior forward Eva Reinertsen. The Yellowjackets talked about not being picked to finish first in the UMAC preseason coaches poll, as well as how the younger players are handling the pressure of playing at a traditionally successful basketball…

Coaches Corner: Duluth Northern Stars

For this week's Coaches Corner, we sit down with Duluth Northern Stars head coach Jamie Plesha and senior captain Jorja Schooler

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team, including head coach Jamie Plesha and senior captain Jorja Schooler. The Northern Stars had a big third period rally to force overtime and eventually get the win in their season opener. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: UMD Men’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we hear from the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD men’s basketball team, including head coach Justin Wieck and senior guard Trevor Entwisle. The Bulldogs had a solid showing in their exhibition game against Wisconsin-Superior and will open their season with a tournament down in Oklahoma. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

Coaches Corner: Dave Reyelts

For this week's segment, we talk with the head coach of the CSS women's soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica women’s soccer head coach Dave Reyelts. His Saints went undefeated in conference play without conceding a single goal. CSS will be the #1 seed heading into the UMAC playoffs, which begin next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Jon Vaillancort

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Jon Vaillancourt, the new head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness. The former NA3HL coach was named associate head coach back in May and by the end of summer, he was named head coach. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: UWS Men’s Soccer

For this week's segment, we hear from the top ranked team in the UMAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team, including head coach Joe Mooney, as well as team captains Eric Watson and Danny Kearns. Watson recently scored his 38th career goal, which breaks the Yellowjackets’ all-time record held by assistant coach Jon Bucklew. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Derek Parendo

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Proctor football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Proctor head football coach Derek Parendo after the Rails won back to back games. Parendo also talked about the unusual section his team plays in, as well as what it will take to get Proctor back to the state tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

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

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Cloquet head football coach Tom Lenarz, who talked about another great start to the season for the Lumberjacks. Lenarz also stressed how his players shouldn’t look ahead to the section playoffs. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mike Heffernan

For this week's segment, we talk to the first year head coach at St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica head football coach Mike Heffernan. Among the topics discussed are the Saints’ 3-0 start in Heffernan’s first year with the team, as well as a preview of their game this weekend against Westminster. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mike Zagelmayer

For this week's segment, we catch up with Hawks head coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Hermantown head football coach Mike Zagelmayer. The Hawks are off to another good start to the season as Coach Zagelmayer talked about the landscape of high school football as well as how impressed he has been with the Hermantown defense. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

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….

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

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…

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

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:…

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

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,…

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…

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

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

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…

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…

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

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…

Coaches Corner: Duluth FC

For this week's segment, we sit down with Duluth FC before they open their season on Sunday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s coaches corner, we talk with Duluth FC. We sit down with head coach Joel Person and forward Joe Watt and talk about the excitement of getting this season started and what kind of players make up this year’s roster. Duluth FC opens its season at home against Sioux Falls Thunder FC on Sunday at…

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Baseball

For this week's segment, we talk with the St. Scholastica baseball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we are joined by the red-hot St. Scholastica baseball team. During the segment we spoke with head coach Corey Kemp, junior Joey Zwak and senior Brand Fossum. The Saints are currently riding a 16-game win streak and are ranked seventh in the latest NCAA D3 Regional Rankings. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: UWS Softball

We spoke with the UWS softball team on this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the UWS softball team. We were joined by interim head coach Nick Bursik and sophomore infielder Alayna Tulip. Among the topics discussed include the Yellowjackets 10-0 start to the UMAC season and how they plan to get prepared for the upcoming UMAC playoff tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: Jungle Boy Boxing

We talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman in this week's segment.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Zach Walters and Danny Huffman of Jungle Boy Boxing as they get set for Huffman’s third professional fight April 13th at the Armory in Minneapolis. Among the topics discussed are Huffman’s development through two fights, as well as what his success has brought to boxing’s popularity in the Northland….

Coaches Corner: RBA’s Kris Mallett

For this week's segment we talk basketball with the Rookie Basketball Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with Salvation Army Rookie Basketball Association coordinator Kris Mallett. Among the topics discussed were the organizations long-term goals, as well as the merger with the Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports