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Duluth East Girls Soccer Tops Proctor for Third Straight Win

Liv Winkler scored twice while Molly Henderson scored the other goal for the Greyhounds. 

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Duluth East girls soccer team kept their success rolling on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 road win over Proctor. Liv Winkler scored twice while Molly Henderson scored the other goal for the Greyhounds. Duluth East improves to 4-2 and is scheduled to be back in action on Oct. 5 hosting Cloquet-Carlton. Proctor falls to 2-4 and…

Sticker Shock: Local High School Athletic Directors Talk Increased Fees from the MSHSL

A budget shortfall from the MSHSL has led to an increase in league fees upwards of 400% for some schools.

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite the recent optimism for the return of sports, it’s been a rough year for athletic organizations especially when it comes to lost revenue. While the pros and top colleges are expecting their budget deficits to cross over 100 million dollars, high schools are also taking a hit as well. That includes Northland schools, who have been…

Northwestern Football Picks Up Blowout Win on Opening Night

The Tigers scored early and often against Chetek-Weyerhauser.

CHETEK, Wis. – Collin Trautt and Brennan Werner combined to score five touchdowns as Northwestern knocked off Chetek-Weyerhauser 62-0 on the opening night of the Wisconsin high school football season. In other prep football action, Hayward had a bad night in Medford as they lost 52-7 and Ashland fell short of the win as Merrill won 20-14. Categories: Friday Night…

Coaches Corner: Corey Bachand

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth East boys soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Duluth East boys soccer head coach Corey Bachand following their big win Thursday night over Duluth Denfeld. Bachand spoke about the team’s stellar defense, as well as the new playoff format coming in the next few weeks. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

MHCA Creates Proposal for MSHSL Regarding Upcoming Hockey Season Guidelines

The proposal has two options which are based on the state of COVID-19 cases this winter.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Next Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League will be meeting to discuss the status of winter sports. That includes high school hockey, which many people know will be different his season. The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association have put together a proposal on how they feel would be the safest way to play this season. The…

Shortage of Northland Referees Causing Schedule Changes for Football Season

In order to complete the upcoming football season, games may have to be played earlier in the day and it won't be just on Fridays.

DULUTH, Minn. – According to the Twin Ports Football Association, the number of officials in the Northland has dropped each year for the past decade. And this year, with questions surrounding COVID-19, the number of refs that will be available for the upcoming football season will drop even more. The TPFA says they’ve already had a few crews opt out…

Duluth East Soccer Teams Sweep Duluth Denfeld

Both Duluth East soccer teams picked up wins over Duluth Denfeld.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East boys soccer team sweep their season series with rivals Duluth Denfeld with a 2-0 win Thursday night at Public Schools Stadium. Grady Downs and Duncan Zentz scored for the Greyhounds, who improve to 7-1 on the season. In prep girls action, the Duluth East girls get two goals from Erin Christensen as they blank…

Duluth East Girls Tennis Extend Win Streak with Victory Over Hermantown

The Duluth East girls tennis team picked up their fifth straight win as they defeated Hermantown.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East girls tennis team picked up their fifth straight win as they defeated Hermantown 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at the Longview Tennis Courts. Here are the final results: #1 singles: A. Hietala def. Gabi Johnson 6-0, 6-0 #2 singles: C. Dimberio def. J. Kukowski 6-0, 6-1 #3 singles: N. Goetzman def. H. Landrigen 6-1, 6-0 #4…

Season Opener Around The Corner for Northwood/Solon Springs Football Team

Kick off for Friday night's game is set for 7 p.m.

MINONG, Wis. – While Minnesota high school football is still over two weeks away, the Wisconsin high school football season kicks off this Friday. One team excited to get on the gridiron is Northwood/Solon Springs. The Evergreens schedule has been up in the air though. Their opener was a last minute addition as Siren had to cancel their game against…

Prep Soccer: Hermantown Girls, Duluth Marshall Boys Earn Home Victories

It was a narrow victory for the Hermantown girls and blowout win for the Duluth Marshall boys.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Macy Sieger scored twice in the first half as the Hermantown girls soccer team knocked off Grand Rapids 3-2 Tuesday afternoon at the Centricity Stadium at Corey Veech Memorial Field. Natalee Bushman also scored twice for the Thunderhawks, while Callie Showalter scored the other goal for the Hawks. In prep boys action, Duluth Marshall scored five goals…

Tentative Schedule for Northland High School Football Teams

We have the date for opening night and now we have a tentative schedule for all the action for Week One.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, we found out that high school football will make its triumphant return to the Northland in just over two weeks time. So we have the date for opening night (October 9th) and now we have a tentative schedule for all the action for Week One: Duluth East at Grand Rapids Duluth Denfeld at Hermantown Cloquet…

Superior Volleyball Team Re-Shuffling Scheduling Following MSHSL Decision

Volleyball practices for Wisconsin's alternative season will begin on February 22nd.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week we learned that Minnesota high school volleyball was moved back to the fall, which now puts Superior in a tough spot. The Spartans are part of the Lake Superior Conference and part of their schedule would include teams in Minnesota. But now, they have to do some re-shuffling. “They’re not going to be short drives,…

Prep Soccer: Cloquet-Carlton Girls, Hermantown Boys Start the Week With Wins

The Lumberjacks get the road win over the Hunters, while the Hawks held on at home to beat the Hilltoppers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Maddie Young would score the lone goal in the second half as the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team hang on for the road win over Duluth Denfeld 1-0 Monday night at Public Schools Stadium. In prep boys action, a 2-0 halftime lead was enough for Hermantown as they got the home win over Duluth Marshall 2-1 at Centricity…

MSHSL Releases Section Tournament Information for Lower-Risk Fall Sports

Each sport will have its own rules and regulations when it comes to how postseason play will happen.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – During their special meeting Monday morning, the Minnesota State High School League released their section tournament plans for the lower-risk fall sports that are currently taking place. For boys and girls soccer, click here. For girls swim and dive, click here. For girls tennis, click here. For boys and girls cross country, click here. Categories: High…

MSHSL Approves Fall Restart for High School Volleyball, Football Seasons

Both sports will begin practice on September 28th.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – After announcing that high school volleyball and football will be moved to the spring, the Minnesota State High School League voted Monday to reverse course and restart both sports in the fall season. For volleyball, season will start September 28th with ten days of practice. Competition will start on October 8th. Teams will have an 11-week…

GNK’s Geno Uhrbom Ready for Final High School Season

The senior completed the triple crown of distance running his sophomore season and is currently the two-time defending cross country class A champion.

NASHWAUK, Minn. – Becoming a competitive runner started simply for Geno Uhrbom. “About 5th grade, I was bored one day and I just went up and down my driveway and ever since then I just kept running,” Uhrbom said. “I’ve coached Geno since sixth grade when kids said ‘hey this kid’s fast and we need to talk to him.’ We…

Prep Boys Soccer: Lumberjacks, Hilltoppers Pick Up Wins; Hawks, Rails Settle for 1-1 Draw

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton stayed undefeated while Duluth Marshall picked up its second win of the season. Hermantown battled back to tie with Proctor.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team continued its hot start on Saturday, getting the 3-1 win over Grand Rapids to improve to 6-0. Elijah Aultman, Jordan Aultman and Drake Schramm all scored for the Lumberjacks while Ian Salmela scored for the Thunderhawks. In other prep boys action, Duluth Marshall got a big 6-5 road win over Superior. Brendan…

Coaches Corner: MFCA President Chuck Ross

For this week's segment, we hear from the president of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association president Chuck Ross, following the announcement that the MSHSL will be revisiting their decision to move the high school football season to the spring. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Ashland Football Team Preparing Ahead of Season Opener

Ashland will open the 2020 season next Friday, Sept. 25 on the road against Merrill. 

ASHLAND, Wis. – The Ashland football team is just over a week into practices and is ready for game day. “You don’t really appreciate something until you can’t do it for a while and we haven’t been able to really get together for a while and now that we’re back together it’s been a lot of fun. It’s kind of…

CEC Boys Soccer Tops Duluth East in Battle of Unbeatens

It's the Lumberjacks first win ever over the Greyhounds, who suffered their first loss of the season.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Elijah Aultman scored the lone goal for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team as they held on for the 1-0 win over Duluth East Thursday afternoon at Bromberg Field. It’s the Lumberjacks first win ever over the Greyhounds, who suffered their first loss of the season. CEC will look to keep rolling Saturday when they face Grand Rapids,…

Hermantown Student Council Looking to Promote School Spirit

The school's homecoming was moved to the spring due to the pandemic so the plan was to create a positive atmosphere with decorations and signs all across the school.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – How much school spirit do you have? That’s the question being asked by the Hermantown student council. The school’s homecoming was moved to the spring due to the pandemic so the plan was to create a positive atmosphere with decorations and signs all across the school. Council president Amanda Lawless says it’s a much needed boost for…

MN Football Coaches Association President Chuck Ross Talks Possible Fall Restart

The MFCA has been instrumental in pushing for a return to the field for high school teams across the state.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Football Coaches Association has been instrumental in pushing for a return to the field for high school teams across the state. MFCA president Chuck Ross spoke about what the organization was doing behind the scenes to persuade the MSHSL to reconsider their decision to move football to the spring. “About, I would say, two weeks…

MSHSL Schedules Meeting to Discuss Restarting Football, Volleyball Season

The meeting will take place Monday, September 21st at 9 a.m.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – After a nearly four-hour workshop meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota State High School League has scheduled a special meeting for Monday morning at 9 a.m. with one agenda item: reconsider placement of fall activities seasons, in this case football and volleyball. This comes as communities across the state continued their push for the league to reconsider…

Proctor’s Trevor Lindberg Commits to UW-River Falls Football Team

Last season as a junior, Lindberg ran for over 800 yards and found the endzone seven times.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Proctor’s Trevor Lindberg announced Tuesday on his Twitter account that he has committed to joining the UW-River Falls football team. Last season, the bruising back ran for over 800 yards and found the endzone seven times, helping the Rails win four of their last six games, including the Hammer Game against rivals Hermantown and a first round…

MSHSL Looking Into Possible Fall Restart for Football, Volleyball Seasons

The MSHSL's next official meeting is set for October 1st.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Back in early August, the Minnesota State High School League moved both the football and volleyball seasons to the spring. Needless to say, a lot of people were not happy with that decision. But now it seems like that decision could be re-visited, and maybe even reversed. During their workshop meeting Tuesday afternoon, the MSHSL discussed…

Duluth Marshall Girls Tennis Get Home Sweep Over Superior

The Hilltoppers would only drop six sets total in their four singles matches.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Marshall girls tennis team swept Superior Tuesday afternoon. Here are the final results: Singles: No. 1 – Meredith Boettcher, Duluth Marshall def. Jillian Reuille, Superior, 6-0 , 6-0 No. 2 – Brenna Bollins, Duluth Marshall def. Anna Downs, Superior, 6-2 , 6-0 No. 3 – Danica Mark, Duluth Marshall def. Brooke Hendry, Superior, 6-2 ,…

Hermantown Girls Soccer Earn Comeback Road Win Over Duluth Denfeld

The Hawks have won back-to-back game and they'll look for their third in a row Thursday when they host Esko.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Hermantown girls soccer team rallied from down 2-1 late in the second half to pick up the win 3-2 over Duluth Denfeld Tuesday night at Public Schools Stadium. The Hawks have won back-to-back game and they’ll look for their third in a row Thursday when they host Esko. Categories: High School, Sports

Fall Practices Begin for Carlton Volleyball, Two Harbors Football

According to MSHSL regulations, football and volleyball teams will have a maximum of 12 sessions that must be completed by October 3rd.

CARLTON, Minn. – After the MSHSL announced that football and volleyball Would be moved to the spring, Coaches and players were left wondering What they would be doing in the meantime. The answer: practice, but just not to prepare for any games in the near future. The Carlton volleyball team was one of several teams across the Northland to hold…

Proctor Girls Soccer Pick Up First Win of the Season vs. Two Harbors

A three-goal second half would be the difference as the Proctor girls soccer team defeated Two Harbors 4-1

TWO HARBORS, Minn. – A three-goal second half would be the difference as the Proctor girls soccer team defeated Two Harbors 4-1 Monday night. Kelsey Tangen scored twice for the Rails, while Emma Terhaar and Jessica Haedrich scored the other two goals. The win is the first of the season for Proctor, who will take on Duluth East Friday night….

Duluth East’s Mattie Thompson Commits to UMD Basketball

Thompson joins current Greyhounds teammate Noah Paulson as future Bulldogs, who announced his commitment on Monday. 

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East forward Mattie Thompson announced on Twitter this weekend that he has committed to the UMD men’s basketball team. Last season, Thompson averaged 18 points per game while helping lead the Greyhounds to the section 7AAAA final. Thompson also played AAU for the Wisconsin Playmakers. Thompson joins current Greyhounds teammate Noah Paulson as future Bulldogs, who…

Lumberjacks Goalkeeper Gracie Meagher Commits to CSS Women’s Soccer

So far this season, Meagher has made 25 saves through four games as Cloquet-Carlton remains undefeated.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Deciding where you want to go to college is difficult and picking a school to continue your athletic career at is even more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has added even more issues. Despite that, many high school athletes are making their commitments, including one local goalkeeper. Cloquet-Carlton goalkeeper Grace Meagher announced this weekend that she’s staying close…

Prep Soccer: Duluth Denfeld, Duluth East Boys, Duluth Marshall Girls Win Big at Home

The Hilltoppers girls and Greyhounds and Hunters boys scored plenty of goals on Saturday while also recording shutouts over their opponents.

DULUTH, Minn. – Goals were flying again on Saturday morning as the Duluth Denfeld boys got the 12-0 home win over Two Harbors. Six Hunters scored their first career goals on Saturday, including Owen Wilcox who finished with a hat trick. Cole Olson, Lukas Mayne, Caden Kuusisto, Gus Haugen, Skyler Fossum and Nick Budney all also scored their first varsity…

Superior Girls Open 2020 Season With Virtual Swimming and Diving Meet

For the virtual swim meet, teams raced at their own schools this weekend and submitted their results to Superior where they then determined the winners.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – After the WIAA allowed high schools to make their own decisions on fall sports, Superior moved football and volleyball to the spring but would allow low-risk sports to compete this fall. And on Saturday, the Spartans girls swimming and diving team finally opened the 2020 season, but it looked a little different. Superior hosted the 2020 Spartan…

Registration Still Open for Duluth Girls Hockey Association

Registration will wrap up on September 25th.

DULUTH, Minn. – The state of Minnesota is #1 in the country in total female hockey players with over 14,000, which is over 3,000 more than the next closest state. Minnesota also is consistently one of the top states in churning out Division I women’s hockey players. Local youth hockey organizations are a big reason why. In the Northland, registration…

Hermantown Girls Soccer Win Home Opener vs. Hibbing

It was the Hawks' first win of the season and they'll look for back-to-back wins Tuesday against Duluth Denfeld.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – In their first game at Centricity Stadium at Corey Veech Memorial Stadium, the Hermantown girls soccer team blanked Hibbing 8-0 Friday night. It was the Hawks’ first win of the season and they’ll look for back-to-back wins Tuesday against Duluth Denfeld. Categories: High School, Sports

Northern Elite Training Facility Introduces Northland’s First-Ever SkateMill

The Northern Elite Training Facility, which opened just a few weeks ago, has the Northland's first-ever SkateMill, which is a treadmill for skates.

DULUTH, Minn. – Training methods for hockey have come a long way in the past few decades. But now, a new facility has a device that is sure to be a game-changer for any and all hockey players. The Northern Elite Training Facility, which opened just a few weeks ago, has the Northland’s first-ever SkateMill, which is a treadmill for…

Proctor Cross Country Team Sweeps Boys and Girls Races at Superior Triangular

Proctor took first place for boys and girls, while Superior took second and Duluth Marshall was third with no score.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior cross country team hosted a triangular meet Thursday at the Superior Municipal Forest Disc Golf Course, along with Duluth Marshall and Proctor. First place in the boys race went to the Rails’ Josh Knight, who crossed the finish line at 18 minutes and 27 seconds. The Hilltoppers’ Keegan McAullife was the top girls finisher and…

Prep Boys Soccer: Hawks, Hunters Winners on Home Turfs

Big wins on Thursday for the Hermantown and Duluth Denfeld boys soccer teams.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – David Rutka would score twice as the Hermantown boys soccer team won their first ever game at Centricity Stadium 4-0 over Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon. Evan Bjorlin and Aydyn Dowd also scored for the Hawks. Thunderhawks goalie Chris Pederson finished with 11 saves. In other prep boys soccer action, Xavier Decker scored four goals while Joe Eklund…

Snesrud’s Hat Trick Helps Cloquet-Carlton Girls Top Proctor

The Lumberjacks improve to 3-0 on the season as they will face Duluth East on Thursday.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Sophomore Alexa Snesrud finished with a hat trick as the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team knocked off Proctor 5-1 Tuesday afternoon at Egerdahl Field. The Lumberjacks improve to 3-0 on the season as they will face Duluth East on Thursday. Categories: High School, Sports

Northwestern Football Holds First Practice of 2020

The Tigers will play just seven games this year and will open the 2020 season on the road against Chetek-Weyerhaeuser on Sept. 25. 

MAPLE, Wis. – After a long wait, it’s finally football season in Wisconsin. “It means so much to us to finally get out here and to actually have a senior season because of so much up in the air and it’s great to finally get out here,” Northwestern senior fullback Brennen Werner said. “These kids have been working hard for…

Superior’s Carter Fonger, Northwestern’s Colin Trautt Named to Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch Award Watch List

The award is given to the top senior running back in the state of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. – Superior’s Carter Fonger and Northwestern’s Colin Trautt have been named to the watch list for the Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch Award, which is given to the top senior running back in the state of Wisconsin. Last year, Fonger finished with 454 yards for the Spartans along with four touchdowns, while Trautt led the Tigers with over 1,000 yards…

Fall Practices Underway for Superior Boys Soccer Team

This year's squad will look a lot different after losing a very strong senior class.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This week, Wisconsin high school sports that fall under the higher risk category can begin practices for the fall season. And that means it’s time to hit the pitch for the Superior boys soccer team. It was about a two-week delay to the start of practices for the Spartans, who used that time getting familiar with the…

Duluth East’s Noah Paulson Commits to UMD Men’s Basketball Team

In his junior campaign, he averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game.

DULUTH, Minn. – Being able to go to college right in your backyard is a dream from many high school athletes. Well that dream became a reality for Duluth East’s Noah Paulson. The Greyhounds big man announced Monday that he has committed to joining the UMD men’s basketball team. In his junior campaign, he averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and…

Wilderness Youth Teams Get Back on Ice With NAPHL Event

The NAPHL's fall league gives U18 and U16 players the chance to practice, develop and compete before their high school seasons. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Wilderness are part of the North American Prospects Hockey League’s new fall league. The wilderness U18 is in its second year while this is the first year for the U16s. The Heritage Center hosted the first of three events this year for the NAPHL’s fall league, giving U18 and U16 teams the chance to practice,…

Lumberjacks Soccer Trio Take a Knee to Protest Racial Injustice, Social Inequality

We spoke with seniors Mireye Mooose and Katelyn Kelley, as well as junior Ilei Benson, about what this past week has been like for them.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team started off their season with two wins this past week. A trio of players also decided that they would take a knee during the national anthem to bring attention to racial injustice and social inequality. We spoke with seniors Mireye Mooose and Katelyn Kelley, as well as junior Ilei Benson, about what…

Hoffman’s Lone Goal Pushes Duluth East Boys Past Duluth Denfeld

The Greyhounds out-shot the Hunters 14-3 as they improve to 3-0 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kai Hoffman scored the lone goal in the second half as the Duluth East boys soccer team held on to beat Duluth Denfeld 1-0 Friday afternoon at Ordean Stadium. The Greyhounds out-shot the Hunters 14-3 as they improve to 3-0 on the season. Categories: High School, Sports

Denfeld Boys Soccer Team Looking to Bring Attention to Social Justice Issues

We spoke with seniors Xavier Decker and Keegan Chastey about when they decided to make that powerful statement.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week during their home opener, four members of the Duluth Denfeld boys soccer team took a knee during the national anthem, which came with a lot of reaction from social media. We spoke with seniors Xavier Decker and Keegan Chastey about when they decided to make that powerful statement, as well as head coach Scott Anderson…

Prep Soccer: Cloquet-Carlton Girls Squeak By Marshall; Hermantown Boys Victorious Over Proctor

Thursday night meant big wins for the Lumberjacks girls and Hawks boys soccer teams.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Katie Turner would score the go-ahead goal in the first half as the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team held on for the 2-1 win over Duluth Marshall Thursday night at Bromberg Field. Brenna Mattson also scored for the Lumberjacks while Baamlak Haugen scored for the Hilltoppers. In other prep soccer action, the Hermantown boys soccer team got two…

Minnesota Wilderness to Host NAPHL Fall League

The event is designed to give U18 and U16 teams the ability to play in a league, before the start of the high school hockey season.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Minnesota Wilderness are partnering with the North American Prospects Hockey League to host their fall league. The event is designed to give U18 and U16 teams the ability to play in a league, before the start of the high school hockey season. “They get an opportunity to be in front of a lot of…

Duluth East Boys Soccer Score Early and Often in Home Opener vs. Two Harbors

Eight different players scored a goal for Duluth East.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kai Hoffman and Jack Mitchell each scored twice as the Duluth East boys soccer team blanked Two Harbors 10-0 Wednesday night at Ordean Stadium. Jackson DesCombaz, Max Tomczyk, Mason Klassen, Duncan Zentz, Mason Branstrator and Beckett Sherman also scored for the Greyhounds, who improve to 2-0 on the young season. Categories: High School, Sports