Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey star Carley Esse managed to not get involved in a full-scale brawl at a college hockey game that saw 19 players ejected and the total penalty minutes for the game zoomed from 16 to a record-setting 318.RELATED CONTENT
Big Lake’s Stuart Nelson believes he’s got the winning formula. After years of trying to win the Minnesota DNR’s trout stamp competition, Nelson came through in 1999 — and again in 2014. And now, he’s added the state’s walleye stamp to his collection of trophies.RELATED CONTENT
The South Ridge Panthers narrowly missed a return trip to the state nine-man football tournament, falling 37-20 in last Friday’s Section 5 final to Floodwood.RELATED CONTENT
The process by which the Cloquet School District’s facilities may or may not be upgraded is closer to getting under way.RELATED CONTENT
One week after beating Vermilion in the last game of its regular season, the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College football team turned right around and played them again in the first round of the MCAC playoffs.
The Thunder, which finished in second place in the MCAC’s North Division with a 3-1 record, will host Vermilion (3-5, 2-2 North Division) at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth at 2 p.m. Sunday.RELATED CONTENT
High school football has changed a lot through the years, but now it’s changing in a computerized way.
Cloquet Schools Superintendent Ken Scarbrough laid out a tentative timetable Monday night for the eventual public debate that may result in a referendum to help fix the district’s facilities issues.RELATED CONTENT
Three of the four Cloquet-Esko-Carlton entrants in the Section 7AA individual tennis tournament won their first-round matches last Thursday in Duluth, but all team members were eliminated in second-round play.
According to the Minnesota State High School League, this fall 41 of the 52 sections of Minnesota high school football will seed their playoffs using a computerized system known as the Quality Results Formula, or QRF.RELATED CONTENT
Shh. Don’t talk about rankings yet, but Moose Lake-Willow River ought to get a nice boost from last weekend’s win in St. Paul. The Rebels headed to the Twin Cities for a matchup against Class AAAA St. Paul Como Park. Trouble, right?
Community college athletes who get in trouble with the law – it’s a sore subject in today’s sports world, but unfortunately it’s one that is becoming increasingly hard to avoid. The news this week of the arrest of a former Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College football player brings up the sore subject of athletes in trouble with the law.
Well, at least it was good for the game.... Sunday’s gold medal hockey game was great theater, another excellent hockey game between the United States and Canada and a fine advertisement for hockey the way it ought to be played.RELATED CONTENT
Viking fans were expecting to see improvement from their new quarterback on Monday night in Houston. I think they saw some, but if anyone is ready to proclaim mid-season form for Brett Favre, they’ve got another guess coming.RELATED CONTENT
Last weekend showed some of the frustrations of being a Twins fan. The organization that is, at least in theory, the model for major league baseball showed why the team built for moderate success is achieving its goal.RELATED CONTENT
On Monday, Jacques Lemaire got the chance to do what every good coach ought to get the chance to do. He left on his own terms.RELATED CONTENT
There are times when wonderful surprises happen in the world of sports. Witness the charge of University of Minnesota Duluth’s men’s hockey team in recent weeks, and how that charge captivated the community. It was exciting, it was great drama, and above all, it was successful.
To coin a phrase, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Anyone who saw it – and through the years, I would imagine tens of thousands more people than who were actually in the building will say that they did – will never forget it.
Over 25 years in this business, you see some goofy things from time to time.RELATED CONTENT