High School

North Woods Boys Fall in Class A Championship Game

The Hornets were just too much for the Grizzlies as they win it 67-42.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The North Woods boys basketball team couldn’t dig out of an early hole as they fall to Henning 67-42 Saturday morning in the Class A state championship game at the Target Center. It was the Cougars’ first ever state title in any MSHSL sport. For the Grizzlies, it was their third straight loss in the championship game….

Coaches Corner: Hermantown Softball

For this week's segment, we talk with new Hermantown softball coach Michelle Sweeney.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Michelle Sweeney who was named the new head coach of the Hermantown softball team. She takes over for Tom Bang who retired last spring after starting the program 41 years ago. Sweeney talked about taking over for Bang and her plans for the Hawks program. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy,…

Goggleye Sends Grizzlies to Third Straight Class A Title Game

The North Woods boys basketball game got the upset win over Ada-Borup.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Senior guard Cade Goggleye would hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to push the North Woods boys basketball team past Ada-Borup 57-55 Thursday afternoon at the Target Center. Goggleye finished with 18 points and six assists. Junior forward Trevor Morrison nailed down his second straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. North Woods will…

North Woods Boys Basketball Advance to Class A Semi-Finals

The Grizzlies defeated Westbrook-Walnut Grove 56-39 at Williams Arena.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior Trevor Morrison led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the North Woods boys basketball team knocked off Westbrook-Walnut Grove 56-39 in the Class A quarterfinals on Thursday night at Williams Arena. TJ Chiabotti chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds and five steals. Cade Goggleye added 10 points, five assists and four rebounds….

Cardinals Basketball Falls to Cougars in Class A Quarterfinals

No. 2 Ada-Borup handed Cromwell-Wright its first Class A loss of the season.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Unseeded Cromwell-Wright kept pace with No. 2 Ada-Borup in the first half, but the Cougars heated up in the second, getting the 49-39 win in the Class A Quarterfinals. Jaden Gronner and Cameron Cahoon led the Cardinals with 10 points each. Cromwell-Wright moves to the consolation bracket and will play on Friday at 7 a.m. at Concordia…

Eskomos Boys Fall in Class AA Quarterfinals

Esko and Minneapolis North were tied at the half, but the Polars clamped down in the second half to get the win.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team battled the whole way, but wasn’t able to come out on top down the stretch, as No. 2 Minneapolis North Community got the 61-53 win in the Class AA quarterfinal. Payton Wefel led the Eskomos with 16 points while Camden Berger had 12 points. The Eskomos will play Redwood Valley on Thursday…

Esko Boys Basketball Face Uphill Battle as Unseeded Team in State Tourney

The Eskomos will take on #2 seed Minneapolis North in the Class AA quarterfinals.

ESKO, Minn. – Wednesday night, the Esko boys basketball team are heading back to a familiar place as they will take part in the Class AA state tournament for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. The Eskomos lost in the quarterfinals, but bounced back to win the consolation championship. That experience proved to be very valuable to the…

Two Harbors High School Receives Special Donation for Turf Field

Cooperative Light & Power donated $22,000 to the Agates athletics program.

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – The football field at Two Harbors High School has been long overdue for some renovations and Monday, a local company decided to help. Cooperative Light and power presented a check of $22,000 to the Agates athletics program to start raising funds for a new turf field. The current grass field ran into some issues this past…

Eskomos Boys Basketball Unseeded in Class AA Tournament

Esko is making its sixth trip to state in the past seven years.

ESKO, Minn. –  After winning their sixth Section 7AA title in the past seven seasons, the Eskomos head to state unseeded. They will play two seed Minneapolis North Community on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Williams Arena. The Eskomos lost in the first round last year but went on to win the consolation championship, but they’re hoping to flip the script…

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Cardinals Learn Seeding For Class A Tournament

North Woods is the three seed and Cromwell-Wright is unseeded in Class A.

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their third straight Section 7A title on Friday night, the North Woods boys basketball team drew the number three seed for the Class A State tournament. The Grizzlies have lost in the state title game the past two seasons. North Woods will play Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Williams Arena….

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

Three-Peat: Grizzlies Win Third Straight Section Title

The North Woods boys basketball team made quick work of Lakeview Christian Academy 78-39.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a wire-to-wire win for the North Woods boys basketball team as they routed Lakeview Christian Academy 78-39 Friday night at Romano Gym. Cade Goggleye led all scorers with 31 points to help the Grizzlies win their third straight section title. Tournament seedings will be announced this weekend. Categories: High School, Sports

New Coach, Same Results: Eskomos Win Section 7AA Title

Esko won their sixth section title in the past seven years.

DULUTH, Minn. – Camden Berger finished with 20 points as the Esko boys basketball team knocked off Pequot Lakes 58-45 Thursday night at Romano Gym. It was the Eskomos’ sixth section title in the past seven seasons, and the first for new head coach Derek Anderson. Esko will find out who they will face in the Class AA state quarterfinals…

Bluejackets Can’t Hold Off Tigers in Section 7AAA Title Game

Princeton gets the win over Hibbing 91-76 to win the section championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hibbing boys basketball team led by two points at the half, but they could not hold off Princeton as they fall to the Tigers 91-76 Thursday night at Duluth East High School. Luke Lundell led the Bluejackets with 18 points, while Ayden McDonald chipped in with 17 points. Hibbing finishes the season with a 22-7 record….

Late Rally Falls Short for MIB Girls at State Quarterfinals

The Rangers had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but couldn't hit the shot.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Allie Negen would hit a three-pointer to pull the Rangers within two in the final seconds. But the rally would ultimately fall short as Mountain Iron-Buhl fell to Goodhue 50-48 in the Class A quarterfinals at Maturi Pavilion. Negen led MIB with 15 points and Matti Bennett finished with 11 for the Rangers, who will play in…

Martin Luther Too Much for Northwestern in State Semi-Finals

The Spartans led wire-to-wire as they topped the Tigers 96-61.

MADISON, Wis. – It was a rough game for the Northwestern boys basketball team as they fell to Martin Luther 96-61 in the Division 3 state semi-finals at the Kohl Center. Brody Payton led the Tigers with 19 points and six rebounds, while Andrew Klobucher chipped in with 11 points. Trequan Carrington led the Spartans with 41 points. Northwestern finishes…

Proctor Girls Fall to Caledonia in Class AA State Quarterfinals

Caledonia defeated Proctor 56-44.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In the Class AA state quarterfinals, Proctor fell short against Caledonia 56-44 Wednesday night at Williams Arena. Three Rails finished in double-figures, including Payton Rodberg, Morgan Nylund and Sam Parendo. Proctor will face Redwood Valley in the consolation semi-finals Thursday night. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Lions Will Meet in Section 7A Championship

The North Woods and Lakeview Christian Academy boys basketball teams advanced to the section title game on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – TJ Chiabotti led the way with 20 points as North Woods pulled away in the second half to top Deer River 61-46 Wednesday night at Romano Gym. The Grizzlies, who are the two-time defending section champs, will face Lakeview Christian Academy who got the win over Cook County 71-63. Tip-off for the game is set for 7…

Hibbing Girls Fall in Class AAA State Quarterfinals

The Bluejackets led by two at the half, but DeLaSalle would pull away in the second half.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Hibbing girls basketball team led by two points at halftime of the Class AAA state quarterfinals. But top seed DeLaSalle would use a strong second half to pull away from the Bluejackets and get the win 61-53 Wednesday morning at the Maturi Pavilion. Eve Turner finished with 11 points, while Abbey McDonald chipped in with 16….

Northwestern Boys Continue Playoff Run at State Semi-finals

The Tigers will face top seed Martin Luther in the state semi-finals in Madison.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Northwestern boys basketball team are en route to the Wisconsin state semi–finals. The team says their confidence level is growing with every playoff win, and at this point they feel like they can beat anyone. “I’ve been going to the state tournament for a couple years now and the dream to just play on it and…

Prep Boys Basketball: Patriots, Eskomos Advance to Section 7AA Final

Both Pequot Lakes and Esko are moving on to the section finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the section 7AA semi-finals, Pequot Lakes got the upset over Greenway 71-56 and Esko rolled past Virginia 69-46 Tuesday night at Romano Gym. The Patriots and Eskomos will meet in the section championship game Thursday night at Romano Gym. Categories: High School, Sports

Rails Girls Basketball Ready for Deep Run in State Tourney

The Proctor girls basketball team are back in the tournament for the first time since 2001.

PROCTOR, Minn. – 2001 was a very long time. It was the last time the Proctor girls basketball team made it to the state tournament. In fact, most of the players on the team weren’t even born when Proctor last won a section title. But that’s what this group did last week and now, it’s time to get ready for…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos, Blue Devils Advance to 7AA Semi-Finals

The boys basketball tournament in Section 7AA continued Monday night.

ESKO, Minn. – In the quarterfinals of the Section 7AA boys basketball tournament, Esko got the big win at home over Pierz 83-60 and Virginia held on for the road win over Proctor 51-47. The Eskomos and Blue Devil will meet Tuesday night at Romano Gym in the semi-finals. Pequot Lakes will face Greenway in the other semi-final game. Categories:…

Rangers, Rails, Bluejackets Learn State Tournament Seeds

The high school girls basketball state tournament begins on Wednesday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Three Northland girls basketball teams won their section and are getting ready for state this week. In Class A, Mountain Iron-Buhl dominated Cromwell-Wright to win its ninth straight section 7A title. The rangers are unseeded and will play two seed Goodhue High School at Maturi Pavilion. The Rangers lost to the Wildcats back in January. In Class AA, Proctor…

Prep Boys Basketball: Grizzlies, Vikings Advance in Section 7A Playoffs

North Woods will play Deer River while Cook County will battle Lakeview Christian Academy in the Section Semifinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7A Quarterfinals on Saturday, No. 1 and defending section champs North Woods dominated Mountain Iron-Buhl 86-53. The Grizzlies will play No. 4 Deer River, who defeated Chisholm 65-57, in the semifinals on Wednesday at 5:45 at Romano Gym. In the lower half of the bracket, No. 7 Cook County hung on to take down…

Tigers Basketball Wins Sectional Final; Advance to WIAA Division 3 State Tournament

The Northwestern boys basketball team defeated Wisconsin Dells in overtime to win the Division 3 Sectional 1 final.

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – The Northwestern boys basketball team battled down the stretch and forced overtime, eventually picking up the 75-68 win over Wisconsin Dells to win the Division 3 Sectional 1 final and advance to State for the fourth time, first since 2010. Categories: High School, Sports

Greenway Falls to St. Cloud Cathedral in Class A Finals

A strong first period wouldn't be enough as the Raiders come up short against the Crusaders.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Donte Lawson and Cameron Lantz would score power play goals in the first period, but the Greenway boys hockey team would struggled the rest of the way as they fall to St. Cloud Cathedral 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Lawson would be named the 2019 Class A Herb Brooks Award…

Prep Boys Basketball: Tigers, Bluejackets Advance to Section 7AAA Finals

Princeton dominated Cloquet while Hibbing took down Duluth Denfeld in the section semifinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA Semifinals on Friday night, No. 1 Princeton dominated No. 4 Cloquet 88-70 while No. 2 Hibbing defeated No. 6 Duluth Denfeld 68-57. Princeton and Hibbing will play each other on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Duluth East High School for the section title and a trip to state. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Rails Girls Basketball Defeat Hilltoppers for Section 7AA Title

The Proctor girls basketball won their first section title since 2002.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AA championship game, the Proctor girls used a strong second half to knock off Duluth Marshall 62-46 Friday night at Romano Gym. Junior guard Sam Pogotchnik led the Rails with 21 points to help push Proctor to the state tournament. Seedings will be announced this weekend as the tournament begins on Wednesday. Categories: Friday…

Raiders Knock Off Top Seed Zephyrs, Advance to Class A State Finals

Ben Troumbly scored the game-winner 23 seconds into overtime.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ben Troumbly scored with 1:46 remaining to tie things up, then scored 23 seconds into overtime as Greenway defeated No. 1 Mahtomedi 3-2 to advance to the Class A Finals. Donte Lawson scored in the second period to break the scoreless tie. The Raiders will play St. Cloud Cathedral on Saturday at noon for the Class…

Greyhounds Fall in Class AA Quarterfinals to Cadets

Duluth East struggled as St. Thomas Academy got the win 3-1.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In the Class AA state quarterfinals, Duluth East would come up short against St. Thomas Academy 3-1 Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Charlie Erickson scored the lone goal for the Greyhounds who will face Moorhead tomorrow in the semi-finals for the consolation bracket. Categories: High School, Sports

Bluejackets Pull Away Late To Win Section 7AAA Title

Hibbing uses strong second half to top Grand Rapids in Section 7AAA title game.

DULUTH, Minn.- Abbey McDonald led all scorers with 24 points as Hibbing did just enough to get past Grand Rapids 55-48 at Duluth Denfeld High School Thursday night. The win ends the streak of four straight section titles for the Thunderhawks. Seedings for the state tournament will be announced this weekend with the tournament starting next Wednesday at Maturi Pavilion…

Rangers Top Cardinals for Section 7A Crown

Mountain Iron-Buhl dominates Cromwell-Wright from start to finish to claim section championship.

DULUTH, Minn.- Mountain Iron-Buhl senior guard Macy Savela led all scorers with 19 points as the Rangers topped Cromwell-Wright 50-31 Thursday night at Romano Gym. It is the ninth straight year that MIB has won the Section 7A title. Seedings for the state tournament will be announced this weekend with the tournament starting next Thursday at Maturi Pavilion on the…

Tigers Blast Panthers, Advance to Section Finals

Northwestern got the blowout win over St. Croix Central 66-46.

AVERY, Wis. – A red-hot first half carried over into the second as the Northwestern boys basketball team had no troubles with St. Croix Central 66-46 in the section semi-finals at Avery High School. Sam Risley led the Tigers with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Andrew Klobucher chipped in with 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Brody Payton had 13…

Greenway defeats Delano, Advances to Class A Semi-Final

Donte Lawson scored twice to give Greenway the 6-4 win over Delano.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senior forward Donte Lawson scored twice as #4 Greenway got the win over #5 Delano 6-4 Wednesday night in the Class A state quarterfinals. Micah Gernander, Ben Troumbly, Mitchell Vekich and Christian Miller also scored for the Raiders, who move on to the state semi-finals on Friday. They will face top-seeded Mahtomedi at 1 p.m. Categories:…

Prep Girls Basketball: Rails, Hilltoppers to Meet in Section 7AA Title Game

Proctor and Duluth Marshall were each victorious in their semi-final games.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first section 7AA semi-final game, Proctor got the win over Pequot Lakes 59-44 Wednesday night at Romano Gym. The Rails move on to face Duluth Marshall who knocked off Aitkin 78-64. Gianna Kneepkens led the Hilltoppers with 25 points. Grace Kirk chipped in with 21 points and Merlea Mrozik had 23 points, including seven 3-pointers….

Underdog Greyhounds Look to Carry Momentum into State Tourney

Duluth East will take on St. Thomas Academy in the Class AA state quarterfinals.

DULUTH, Minn. – While the Class A state hockey tournament is already underway, the teams in Class AA had some extra time to prepare. including Duluth East. The Greyhounds have won seven in a row going into the state tournament. Duluth East will again be underdogs as a fifth seed, but the team has embraced the new role which has…

Prep Boys Basketball: Rails, Eskomos, Lumberjacks, Hunters, Greyhounds Open Playoffs With Wins

The section playoffs began Tuesday night for Section 7AA and 7AAA.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In the first round of the Section 7AA boys basketball playoffs, Proctor defeated Two Harbors 88-66 and Esko knocked off Aitkin 73-48 Tuesday night. The Rails move on to face Virginia in the quarterfinals, while the Eskomos will take on Pierz. Both games will be Saturday night at Duluth Denfeld High School. In section 7AAA, Cloquet hung…

Prep Girls Basketball: Cardinals, Rangers to Meet in Section 7A Final

Both Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl picked up wins on Tuesday to advance to the section finals on Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn. – After Tuesday’s section semifinal games, only two teams remain in Section 7A: Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl. The Cardinals cruised past Deer River 62-42 while the Rangers hung on to get the 52-48 win over Cherry. Cromwell-Wright and Mountain Iron-Buhl split the series during the regular season, as the Cardinals’ only loss on the season was to the…

Raiders Boys Hockey Team Look to Continue Cinderella Run

The Greenway boys hockey team are playing their first state tournament since 2001.

COLERAINE, Minn. – On Wednesday, the biggest high school state tournament in the country kicks off at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul with the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament for Class A. The northland will be represented by the feel-good story of the year, Greenway. There’s a lot of history on the line Wednedsay night as the Raiders…

Prep Boys Basketball: Panthers, Bulldogs, Wrens Win Section 7A Play-In Games

South Ridge, Carlton and Cromwell-Wright all picked up wins in the Section 7A play-in games.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the section 7A boys basketball play-in games, South Ridge, Carlton and Cromwell-Wright all dominated their way to wins. Carlton defeated Cherry 85-41 and will face three seed Lakeview Christian Academy on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Wrenshall got the 102-52 win over Littlefork-Big Falls are is moving on to the next round. The Wrens will play two…

Prep Girls Basketball: Thunderhawks, Rails, Hilltoppers, Bluejackets Advance in Section Playoffs

In the second round of the girls basketball playoffs Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Proctor, and Duluth Marshall all won.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the Section 7AAA semifinals, No. 1 seed Grand Rapids charged past Cloquet 62-48. Abbey McDonald scored 26 points as Hibbing handled Princeton 63-51. The two will face off in the section finals on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Duluth Denfeld. Across town, Romano Gym was host to Section 7AA quarterfinals. Proctor defeated Virginia 62-48 as the…

Prep Boys Basketball: Greyhounds, Lumberjacks, Cardinals Wrap Up Regular Season with Wins

It was the final night of the regular season for boys basketball in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the final night for boys high school basketball, Duluth East got the road win over crosstown rivals Duluth Denfeld 70-57. In other action, Cloquet would get the road win over Proctor 56-50 and Cromwell-Wright defeated Nashwauk-Keewatin 69-50 behind 39 points from Micah Pocernich. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Duluth East Boys Basketball

For this week's Coaches Corner, we talk Duluth East basketball.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked high school boys basketball with Duluth East’s Rhett McDonald. Among the topics discussed were the Greyhounds’ strong finish to the season, as well as what kind of competition they expect to face in next week’s sectional tournament. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Girls Basketball: Eskomos, Hilltoppers, Rails Advance to 7AA Quarterfinals

The Section 7AA girls basketball tournament tipped off on Thursday night.

ESKO, Minn. – In the first round of the section 7AA girls basketball tournament, Esko took care of business at home as they topped Duluth Denfeld 68-38. The Eskomos will face Aitkin Saturday at Romano Gym in the section quarterfinals. Elsewhere in the bracket, it was Duluth Marshall over International Falls 89-58 and Proctor defeated Greenway 57-18. The Hilltoppers move…

Donovan’s OT Goal Sends Duluth East Back to State Tournament

Duluth East defeated Andover in overtime for the second straight year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior forward Ryder Donovan scored 36 seconds into overtime on a power play as Duluth East knocks off Andover 4-3 Thursday night in the section 7AA finals at AMSOIL Arena. Ricky Lyle scored twice for the Greyhounds and Jack FitzGerald scored the other as Duluth East returns to the state tournament for the second straight season. Categories:…

Prep Basketball: Cardinals, Vikings Girls Move On to Quarterfinals, Hunters Boys Pick Up Road Win

Cromwell-Wright, and Cook County girls basketball teams each stayed alive in 7A playoffs

DULUTH, Minn.- In the first round of the Girls Section 7A Playoffs, Cromwell-Wright took down Northeast 75-20, while Cook County upset Carlton 50-49. Cromwell-Wright advances to the quarterfinals to take on Ely while Cook County will face Mountain-Iron-Buhl. Both games are Saturday in Grand Rapids. In boys action, Duluth Denfeld spoiled the season finale for Duluth Marshall 80-65. Categories: High…

Raiders Shock Hawks in Section 7A Finals

In double overtime, Donte Lawson would net the overtime winner for the Raiders sending them to St. Paul next weekend.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third straight year, it was Hermantown versus Greenway for the Boys 7A section final and trip to the state tournament. In the first, Ben Troumbly gave Greenway a 1-0 lead. Later on, Aaron Pionk cleaned up the rebound in front to tie the game up at one. Still in the first, Blake Biondi puts the Hawks back…