The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon's "Cub Run" for kids, scheduled to take place Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Two Harbors, has been canceled because of poor weather conditions. "Due to the rain, we feel the area where we planned to have the children run their sled dogs has become unsuitable and unsafe," race organizers announced early Saturday. "It breaks our hearts to cancel as we know how much the children were looking forward to their moment, and we will try to coordinate schedules so the event can happen soon."
Duluth East scored three unanswered goals in the third period to pull away from host Brainerd en route to a 6-2 high school boys hockey win Friday night. With the Greyhounds (9-5-1) leading 3-2, Ian Mageau tallied a pair of goals less than six minutes apart in the third, and teammate Garrett Worth closed things out for 12th-ranked East. Hunter Paine had four assists and Kirk Meierhoff stopped 22 of 24 shots. BOYS BASKETBALL Barnum 68, Floodwood 40
Senior forward Lara Stalder scored the game's first three goals and sophomore goaltender Maddie Rooney stopped 29 shots as second-ranked Minnesota Duluth defeated Bemidji State 5-1 in WCHA women's action Friday at Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. Stalder pumped in her team-leading 13th, 14th and 15th goals — all on assists by senior forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk — to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead after two periods.
BOYS BASKETBALL Barnum................. 32-36—68 Floodwood............ 25-15—40 Barnum — K. Kielty 4, D. Gilchrist 25, R. Parks 23, T, Nynas 12, S. Goodwin 2, B. Hurst 2. Totals 24 11-15 68. 3-point goals — Parks 5, Gilchrist 2, Nynas 2. Floodwood — R. Baker 2, G. Clark 14, C. Goutermont 1, K. Kuehl 2, B. Tahja 6, E. Hall 3, J. Palmer 12. Totals 16 6-13 40. 3-point goals — Tahja, Clark. Cook County.......... 18-25—43 McGregor............. 25-30—55
Minnesota Duluth knocked off No. 15 Minnesota State-Moorhead 71-59 in an NSIC road game Friday night. Taylor Meyer led with 20 points as the Bulldogs starting five combined for 55 points. UMD (11-6 overall, 9-4 NSIC) began the game on an 11-0 run, before Jenna Orr made a layup with 5 seconds left in the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 17-5 advantage. UMD maintained the double-digit lead through the second and third quarters, as Moorhead shot a pedestrian 30.9 percent on field goals and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Wisconsin-Superior remained undefeated in UMAC play with an 84-55 win over North Central University on Friday at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior. Hailey Kontny had a team-high 18 points and six rebounds in the fourth straight win for the Yellowjackets (13-4 overall, 9-0 UMAC). After outscoring the Rams 19-17 in the opening quarter, the Yellowjackets went on a 27-2 run in the second quarter to take a 50-22 advantage into halftime. UWS continued to pressure North Central (3-12, 1-8) in the third quarter, forcing five turnovers to help build a 42-point lead.
St. Scholastica let a double-digit fourth quarter lead slip away in a 64-61 UMAC loss to the University of Northwestern on Friday night at Reif Gym. Duluth East graduate Danielle Cieluch had a team-high 18 points for the Saints (4-12 overall, 3-6 UMAC), who shot 31 percent on field goals. The Saints' 11-point advantage dissolved over the final seven minutes of the game as Northwestern went on a 14-0 run to take a 60-59 lead with 1:29 left. CSS struggled offensively in crunch time, going 1-for-10 from the field during the final six minutes.
Madison Bear's rink, which features two Duluth curlers, won its playoff match Friday night at the USA Junior Women's National Championship at the Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club in Fargo, N.D., to earn a berth into today's finals. Bear of Blaine, Minn., defeated Melissa Runing 7-4 in a semifinal to earn a spot opposite Annmarie Dubberstein in the final. Lexi Lanigan is the Bear team's lead while fellow Duluthian Rebecca Miles is an alternate.
Minnesota State-Moorhead held off Minnesota Duluth 87-68 in NSIC play Friday night in Moorhead, Minn. Freshman guard Logan Rohrscheib paced the Bulldogs (4-15 overall, 3-10 NSIC) with 16 points, while Charles Benson added 12 points.
Zach Dahlman scored on a layup with 18 seconds left as St. Scholastica upset the University of Northwestern 75-74 in UMAC play Friday night at Reif Gym, handing the first-place Eagles their first conference loss of the season. Dahlman finished with 12 points, while Brandon Newman of Barnum had a team-high 21 points for the Saints (9-8 overall, 6-3 UMAC).