Friday Night Frenzy

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

Fanti Records Second Straight Shutout, UMD Men’s Hockey Blanks Colorado College

The Bulldogs got goals from Koby Bender, Noah Cates, Casey Gilling, Owen Gallatin and Blake Biondi

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior netminder Ryan Fanti finished with 25 saves and recorded his second straight shutout as the UMD men’s hockey team blanked Colorado College 5-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs got goals from Koby Bender, Noah Cates, Casey Gilling, Owen Gallatin and Blake Biondi as they aim for the sweep Saturday night at Amsoil Arena. Categories:…

UMD Men’s Basketball Wins Season Opener at American Family Insurance Classic

Sophomore Joshua Brown led the way with 18 points as the UMD men's basketball team defeated Nebraska-Kearney.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Joshua Brown led the way with 18 points as the UMD men’s basketball team defeated Nebraska-Kearney 77-64 on the first day of the American Family Insurance Classic at Romano Gym. Drew Blair chipped in with 17 points while Austin Andrews scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs will face East Central Saturday at 4…

Grand Rapids Volleyball Falls to Top-Seeded Marshall in State Semi-Finals

The Thunderhawks will face New Prague in the third-place game Saturday afternoon.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Marshall volleyball team showed why they are the #1 overall seed in the Class AAA state tournament as they swept Grand Rapids 3-0 Friday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center. The Thunderhawks will face New Prague in the third-place game Saturday afternoon. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Dave Louzek

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Moose Lake-Willow River football team.

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Moose Lake-Willow River head football coach Dave Louzek as the Rebels are making their 15th ever trip to the state tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Volleyball Swept at Home by Southwest Minnesota State

Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 10 kills as UMD will close out the regular season Saturday at home against Sioux Falls.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their penultimate match of the regular season, the UMD volleyball team were swept by Southwest Minnesota State 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 10 kills as UMD will close out the regular season Saturday at home against Sioux Falls. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores for 11/5/21

Grand Rapids, Mountain Iron-Buhl and Deer River all won section titles on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jack Cleveland ran in the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes left to give Grand Rapids the 14-12 win over North Branch to claim the section 7AAAA championship. Here are other scores from around the Northland. SECTION 5 9-MAN: South Ridge 0, Ogilvie 42 SECTION 7 9-MAN: Cherry 20, Mountain Iron-Buhl 66  SECTION 7A: Barnum 8,…

Coaches Continue Push for Women’s Hockey Playoff Expansion

DULUTH, Minn. — Back in the summer, a group of women’s college hockey head coaches laid out their proposal to expand the playoff field for the NCAA women’s hockey tournament. The NCAA turned down that proposal, so this week the movement was taken to social media. This past spring a bracket expansion committee of coaches and administrators was formed to…

UW-Superior Women’s Hockey Powers Past Lawrence in Home Opener

Senior Agnese Apsite finished with a hat trick for the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Senior Agnese Apsite finished with a hat trick as the UW-Superior women’s hockey team defeated Lawrence 8-0 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Megan Dulong also scored twice for the Yellowjackets as they’ll look for the sweep of the Vikings Saturday at 2 p.m. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Rich McKenna

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

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UWS men’s hockey coach Rich McKenna as the Yellowjackets will open their season Saturday with an exhibition game against St. Scholastica. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Sam Fuss Scores in Overtime to Give CSS Men’s Hockey Win over Concordia Wisconsin

Sam Fuss would score the overtime winner in St. Scholastica's home opener.

DULUTH, Minn. — Sam Fuss would score the overtime winner in St. Scholastica’s home opener win 5-4 over Concordia Wisconsin Friday night at the Mars Lakeview Arena. The Saints will be back in action as they host UW-Superior Saturday night at 7 p.m. . Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Soccer Tops MSU-Moorhead in Home Finale

The Bulldogs will be back in action Sunday on the road at Northern State.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their final home game of the season, the UMD women’s soccer team would get a late goal from Anna Tobias as they beat Minnesota State Moorhead 1-0 Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs will be back in action Sunday on the road at Northern State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota –…

UW-Superior Volleyball Picks Up Home Sweep Over Crown

Maiana Stark led the way with 15 kills for the Yellowjackets, who will close out their regular season at home Saturday against Minnesota Morris.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior volleyball team dominated from start to finish as they sweep Crown 3-0 Friday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Maiana Stark led the way with 15 kills for the Yellowjackets, who will close out their regular season at home Saturday against Minnesota Morris. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Schlies Sends Northwestern Football to Level Three with Win Over West Salem

Senior Austin Schlies finished with 30 carries, 281 yards and four touchdowns

MAPLE, Wis. – Senior Austin Schlies finished with 30 carries, 281 yards and four touchdowns as the Northwestern football team defeated West Salem 42-20 Friday night at Gordon L. Nelson Field. The Tigers move on to Level 3 as they’ll take on Ellsworth next week. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Volleyball: Proctor, Cloquet, Hermantown Advance to Section Semifinals

The Rails will face Rush City in the section 7AA semifinals while the Lumberjacks will host the Hawks in the section 7AAA semifinals on Wednesday.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The top seed Proctor volleyball team made quick work out of Pine City, getting the 3-0 win in the section quarterfinals. The Rails will now face Rush City, who defeated Esko 3-2 in a five-set thriller, in the section 7AA semifinals on Wednesday. That match is set for 5:15 p.m. in Hermantown. In section 7AAA action, Cloquet…

Northwestern Football Cruises Past Mauston to Open WIAA Playoffs

Austin Schlies scored four times while passing 1,000 yards on the season to lead the Tigers to a Level 1 playoff win.

MAPLE, Wis. – Austin Schlies scored four times while passing 1,000 yards on the season as the Northwestern football team got the 47-14 win over Mauston at home on Friday night to open the WIAA Division 4 playoffs. The Tigers will host West Salem next Friday night in Level 2. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Scott Arntson

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

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Esko head football coach Scott Arntson as the Eskomos finished their regular season undefeated and prepare for the section playoffs next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey Knocks Off Minnesota in High-Scoring Affair

The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday night when they host the Gophers at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is set for just after 7 p.m.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team would get goals from five different players, including first-timers Owen Gallatin and Wyatt Kaiser, as they knocked off Minnesota 5-3 Friday night at the 3M Arena at Mariucci. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday night when they host the Gophers at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is set for just…

UMD Soccer Settles from Tie Against Wayne State

The Bulldogs will look for better results Sunday afternoon as they host Augustana.

DULUTH, Minn. — Stange scored the only goal for the UMD soccer team, but their match against Wayne State College would end in a 1-1 tie Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs will look for better results Sunday afternoon as they host Augustana. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Julianne Vasichek

For this week's segment, we chat with the new head coach of the St. Scholastica women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica women’s hockey coach Julianne Vasichek, who is taking over for Jackie MacMillan. The Saints just wrapped up their first week of practices and will open their season next week with an exhibition against UW-Superior. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Score for 10/15/21

Here's all of the action from Friday night, including wins for Northwestern and Duluth East.

MAPLE, Wis – The Northwestern football team defeated Cumberland 56-30 Friday night to win the Heart O’ North Conference regular season title. Here are other scores from around the Northland: MINNESOTA PREP FOOTBALL — WEEK SEVEN Duluth East 58, Duluth Denfeld 0 Pine City 36, Cloquet 8 Hermantown 42, North Branch 50 Rock Ridge 0, Grand Rapids 42  Two Harbors…

Michigan Offense Too Much for UMD Men’s Hockey

Jesse Jacques scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, who will face Providence in the Ice Breaker tournament's third-place game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Michigan men’s hockey team would score five unanswered goals as they beat UMD 5-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Jesse Jacques scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, who will face Providence in the Ice Breaker tournament’s third-place game. The Wolverines will face Minnesota State-Mankato for the championship. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of…

College Volleyball: UMD, UWS Winners at Home; CSS Falls in Five Sets

It was a good night on the volleyball courts for the Bulldogs and the Yellowjackets.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball snapped a three-game losing streak as they defeated Minot State 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. In other college volleyball action, St. Scholastica fell in five sets to Hamline 3-2 while UW-Superior knocked off Bethany Lutheran 3-1. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Ryan Hendry Named New Superior Baseball Head Coach

Hendry worked under Don Dembroski, who retired back in August, for the last 15 seasons.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Ryan Hendry has been named the new head coach of the Superior baseball team. He takes over for Don Dembroski, who retired back in August after over two decades with the program. Hendry worked under Dembroski for the last 15 seasons, as well as four years as a player. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

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

CLOQUET, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Cloquet head football coach Tom Lenarz as the Lumberjacks get set for the final few weeks of the regular season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Men’s Hockey Top Bemidji State in Season Opener

Luke Loheit, Noah Cates, Quinn Olson and Koby Bender each scored for the Bulldogs.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team opened their season with a road win over Bemidji State 4-2 Friday night at the Sanford Center. Luke Loheit, Noah Cates, Quinn Olson and Koby Bender each scored for the Bulldogs. UMD will look to sweep BSU Saturday in their home opener at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:07 p.m….

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores from 10/8/21

Here's all of the action from Friday night, including road wins for Grand Rapids, Esko and Cloquet.

DULUTH, Min. – In prep football action, Grand Rapids scored 37 straight points in the second half to get the 56-28 win over Duluth East. Here’s all the other scores from Friday night: MINNESOTA PREP FOOTBALL — WEEK SIX Braham 0, Moose Lake-Willow River 49 Esko 46, Hibbing 0 Cloquet 27, Rock Ridge 6 Pine City 8, Two Harbors 12 …

UMD Women’s Hockey Drops Home Opener to Minnesota

The Bulldogs will look for better results in Saturday's game. Puck drop for that one is set for 3:01 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Elizabeth Giguere would score her second goal of the season in the second period, but it would be the only goal on the night for the UMD women’s hockey team as they fall to Minnesota 3-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs will look for better results in Saturday’s game. Puck drop for that one is…

Coaches Corner: Mike Zagelmeyer

For this week's Coaches Corner, we speak to Hermantown head football coach Mike Zagelmeyer at the midway point of the Hawks season.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — For this week’s Coaches Corner, we speak to Hermantown head football coach Mike Zagelmeyer at the midway point of the Hawks season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores from 10/1/21

Here's all the action from Friday night, including wins for Esko, Cloquet and Duluth East

ESKO, Minn. – In prep football action, Esko stayed undefeated as they got the home shutout over Two Harbors 24-0 Friday at Eskomos Stadium. Here’s all the other scores from Friday night: MINNESOTA PREP FOOTBALL – WEEK FIVE Cloquet 14, Hermantown 7 Rock Ridge 14, Duluth East 46 Grand Rapids 20, North Branch 21 Mora 20, Hibbing 14 Hinckley-Finlayson 32,…

Perry Breaks School Record, Holmquist Nets Four Goals as UWS Soccer Teams Earn Home Sweeps Over Crown

The Yellowjackets had a pair of historic performances Friday afternoon at the Spartan Sports Complex.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior men’s soccer team defeated Crown 8-0 as Blake Perry became the program’s all-time leading scorer with his 44th career goal. In the women’s match, Mya Holmquist scored four goals in the first 44 minutes as the Yellowjackets topped the Storm 5-0. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Volleyball Shuts Out Mankato at Romano Gym

The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they will host 4th ranked Concordia-St. Paul

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD volleyball team shut out Minnesota State Mankato 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they will host 4th ranked Concordia-St. Paul. Categories: College, Frenzy Spotlight Game, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Hockey Opens Season with Road Shutout Over Mankato

Naomi Roagie and Gabby Hughes each score twice as the UMD Bulldogs defeat the Mankato Mavericks 7-0 in their season opener Saturday night

DULUTH, Minn. —  Naomi Rogge and Gabbie Hughes each scored twice as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Minnesota State Mankato 7-0 in their season opener Friday night. These teams will be back in action on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Mankato. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth