A 20-year-old Eveleth man was listed in fair condition in a Duluth hospital on Sunday, a day after he was injured in an Iron Range snowmobile crash. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office identified Jacob Muhich as the rider injured a crash south of Eveleth on Friday night.
Second-ranked Minnesota Duluth defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Saturday at Amsoil Arena to complete a sweep of their WCHA women's rival, and set up a rematch this week. Katherine McGovern scored her 17th goal of the season, Ashleigh Brykaliuk notched her 16th and Sydney Brodt and Demi Crossman also scored for the Bulldogs (22-5-5 overall, 19-5-4 WCHA), who finished third in the conference behind champion Wisconsin and Minnesota and will meet sixth-seeded St. Cloud State again Thursday and Friday in the WCHA postseason tournament at Amsoil Arena.
Four Northwestern, four Ashland and one Superior wrestler qualified for the Wisconsin state wrestling tournaments at individual section tournaments Saturday. Northwestern's Calen Kirkpatrick won at 132 pounds and teammate Jackson Pflug took the 170-pound title in the Division 2, Sectional 1 meet at Amery. Abby Nelson was runner-up at 106 pounds and Andrew Hansen was second at 182 to also qualify. Ashland's Mack George (120) and Tommy George (126) won their weight divisions, while the Oredockers' Ian Pufall (145) and Mason Schelvan (195) took second place.
BOYS BASKETBALL Perham................. 26-37—63 Proctor................. 17-29—46 Perham — Aaron Solberg 4, Reid Moser 7, Jenson Beachy 20, Martin Lafond 13, Josh Jeziorski 9, Logan Richter 10. Totals 21 12-15 63. 3-point goals — Moser, Beachy 2, Lafond 2, Jeziorski 3, Richter. Proctor — Bryden Urie 13, Brett Bower 2, Cody Hampton 2, John Pioro 11, Teran Lind 4, Beau Adams 2, Brody Eldien 12. Totals 18 7-17 46. 3-point goals — Urie, Pioro, Eldien. Merrill 46, Ashland 45
John Shuster didn't need to win USA Curling National Championships gold medal to bring his team to the world finals later this year. But the Chisholm native and Duluth Curling Club member will take it after overcoming a three-point deficit and rallying to defeat Todd Birr 8-7 on Saturday at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash.
GIRLS BASKETBALL WISCONSIN At 7 p.m., unless noted DIVISION 1 SECTIONAL 1 Friday, Feb. 24 First Round No. 8 Superior at No. 1 Hudson No. 5 Marshfield at No. 4 Chippewa Falls No. 6 Wausau West at No. 3 D.C. Everest No. 7 Eau Claire Memorial at No. 2 Eau Claire North DIVISION 2 SECTIONAL 1 Tuesday's First Round No. 10 Ashland at No. 7 La Crosse Logan, 6 p.m. No. 11 New Richmond at No. 6 River Falls No. 9 Sparta at No. 8 La Crosse Central DIVISION 3 SECTIONAL 1 Tuesday's First Round
Hannah Norlin scored 20 points and Hailey Kontny recorded a double-double as Wisconsin-Superior topped Minnesota-Morris 76-63 on the road Saturday to finish the regular season perfect in UMAC play for the second straight season. Kontny's 16 points and 12 rebounds helped the Yellowjackets (21-4 overall, 16-0 UMAC) take the lead in the third quarter, after trailing 38-37 at the half. UWS opened the fourth quarter on a 12-3 run to take a comfortable advantage.
St. Scholastica used a key second-half run to defeat Crown College 85-73 in a UMAC regular-season finale Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minn. After playing to a 60-60 tie with 8:17 to play, CSS went on a 14-2 run over a three-minute span to take a 74-62 lead. Collin Anderson then scored seven points over the final five minutes to hold off Crown (8-17 overall, 5-11). Brandon Newman of Barnum paced the Saints (16-9, 12-4) with 19 points. CSS earns the third seed in the UMAC tournament and will play second-seeded Bethany Lutheran in a semifinal Wednesday in Mankato, Minn.
Minnesota Duluth dropped a pair of close games on the second day of the 8-State Classic in Bentonville, Ark., on Saturday. Shelby Miller hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Pittsburg (Kan.) State a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs. Ashley Taipale allowed a pair of hits in six scoreless innings for UMD (1-3), before allowing three hits and a run in the seventh inning.
Minnesota Duluth opened its season by splitting a nonconference doubleheader against host Pittsburg (Kan.) State on Saturday. UMD recorded just five hits in the opener, a 9-4 loss. Tyler Wojciechowski gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double, but the Gorillas scored in three of the first four innings to take a comfortable lead. Tyler Midas added an eighth-inning solo home run and was the lone Bulldog with multiple hits.