Northern Star

Cook County Happy to be at State Volleyball

Cook County High School was in the school's first ever trip to the volleyball state tournament.  And even with plenty of familiar faces in the stands, Viking playerss couldn't avoid a few wide–eyed stares.

Lilya and Moffett are a Special Pair of Rebels

Danny Lilya has been part of the Moose Lake/Willow River football program since the 5th grade.  But Danny isn't like his Rebel teammates.  Danny is in a wheelchair, but that doesn't lessen his love for football.

Esko's Kuhlman was Born to be a Bulldog

As a kid growing up in Esko, Karson Kuhlman had a dream to play hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth."UMD was always here," said Kuhlman.  "We always went to games as kids.  It was a pretty obvious choice when the time came to choose a place to play college hockey."

Hermantown's Hoff Chose Her Own Path

In Hermantown, the name Hoff is synonymous with girls soccer.  Junior Callie Hoff is scoring goals for the Hawks, while Hailey Hoff, no relation, is the hawks' all–time leading scorer.  However, Hailey's sister Kylie Hoff chose a different path.

Homecoming King Hartman's Act Shows Royal Class

On the football field, Will Hartman is a key member of Two Harbors' defense.  His classmates think so highly of him, that Will was voted Homecoming King.  But it's what happened after will got his crown.  That showed this king's true class.

Marshall's Heinitz Making an Early Impact

The top roles on high school tennis teams are often filled by upperclassmen. Not at Duluth's Marshall School, where 7th grader Nore Heinitz has been dominant at number one singles.

East's Baker Always There for an Assist

While hitters get the glory, setters often go overlooked on the volleyball court.Duluth East volleyball coach Danna Anderson says her setter, Alayna Baker, is a prime example."She doesn't get a whole lot of credit for the amount of work that she puts in on the court," Anderson said. "It's a pretty thankless position."

Two Harbors' Mayfield Re-Writing Record Books

Swimming wasn't the first sport Allie Mayfield tried, however once she was in the pool, it didn't take Allie long to realize she'd found her sport."I kinda tried really every sport before i got to swimming," she said. "Swimming was different from every other sport I tried. I really love being an individual while still being on a team. I like testing my ability."

Zuidmulder Leads Hawks Despite Personal Tragedy

Thursday May 28th, the Hermantown Hawks won two games to advance in the Section 7AA baseball playoffs.An impressive performance, considering the loss Hermantown suffered just 24 hours earlier.

Rapids' Italian Import

Grand Rapids track coach Darrin Hofstad heard the stories."You hear a lot of stories," he said. "You never believe anything until you see it with your own eyes.For Hofstad, seeing was believing when it came to Andrea Contu.

Watson Aims for National Title

Duluth's Ryan Watson is one of the top amateur heavyweight boxers in the country, even though he hasn't fought in what Watson describes as "in forever." Watson's coach Aaron Resberg believes Ryan's reputation is a big reason why.

Ashley Taipale's Arm Powering Denfeld

Like many high school athletes, Denfeld's Ashely Taipale plays three sports. But her favorite is softball. And her favorite part of the game is swinging the bat.

Bjorn Broman Leaving Behind Legacy

"Just knowing that I made division one basketball makes me feel so good because that was always my goal," said Lakeview Christian senior Bjorn Broman.

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