The Austin Bruins overcame an early deficit to defeat Minnesota 5-3 on Saturday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet, ending the Wilderness' North American Hockey League season in Game 4 of a best-of-five, first-round playoff series. Nathan Horn scored 4:00 into the game to give the Wilderness an early advantage before Evan Cholak and Dante Sheriff gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead before the end of the first period.
The Team USA women's rink, including Silver Bay's Norma O'Leary, won its first match Saturday at the World Senior Championships, beating Russia 6-3 in Ostersund, Sweden. U.S. skip Margie Smith of Shoreview, Minn., along with O'Leary, Debbie Dexter of St. Paul and Shelly Kosal of Edgerton, Wis., defeated Tatiana Smirnova's rink. The Americans play host Sweden at 8 a.m. today. • Minnesota Duluth student Korey Dropkin and his partner, Sarah Anderson of Minneapolis, won their opening match Saturday at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Ostersund.
BASEBALL Ashland 7, Superior 3 At Superior. WP: Earl Kraft 4IP, 5H, 3R, 2BB. LP: Isaac Rios 2IP, 4R, 2H, 4BB. S: Mason Moen 2x3, R; Ben Rhodes RBI; Brandon Wing 2B, R. A: Kraft 2x3, R; Bo Bratley 2x3, 2RBIs, 2R; Zach Lindenberg 2x2, 2R; Jordan Thimm 3RBIs. Brainerd 5, Duluth East 3 At Brainerd. WP: McCale Peterson 6IP, 3R, 7H, 5K, 3BB. LP: Lucas Kuyava 4IP, 4R, 6H, 2K, 1BB. DE: Kyle Doup 3x3; Nick Allen 2x3 (2B), 3RBIs. B: Peterson 3x4; Colin Kleffman 2x4 (2B). Duluth Denfeld 6, Heritage Christian 5
St. Scholastica scored 10 runs in the fifth inning and cruised to an 18-2, seven-inning UMAC victory over Minnesota-Morris on Saturday at Wade Stadium, completing a doubleheader sweep of the Cougars. Joey Zwak of Duluth and Braydon Hanson each had three hits to pace the Saints (11-6 overall, 5-1 UMAC) in the nightcap, while Hanson, Drew Colvard and Steven Neutzling each tallied three RBIs. Hanson also scored three runs.
Minnesota Duluth swept the Riitger Invitational men's and women's titles Saturday at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with the men winning 16 events for 353 points and the women winning 14 events for 342 points. For the men, Nate Hoglund won the 100 (11.14 seconds) and 200 meters (22.73); Josh Peterson won the 800 (1:57.92) and 1,500 (3:59.88); and junior Ryan Tolkinen won the 400 hurdles (55.73) and long jump (21 feet, 8.75 inches). Tolkinen also ran on the winning 1,600 relay team (3:22.98).
District Court St. Louis County April 20 Nyisha L. Allen, 27, Wabasha, Minn., driving after suspension, fined $400. Shawn M. Anderson, 32, Duluth, driving after suspension, fined $200. Chad M. Billington, 31, Duluth, driving after suspension (offense date 10/22/12), fined $200.
News Tribune, April 21, 1978 Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen yesterday predicted a June 1979 start for the Barker's Island marina-hotel project. Hagen also announced approval of a $3.7 million federal grant for the project, which includes a 354-slip marina, ship's store, and a 100-room hotel and convention center.
BASEBALL Duluth Denfeld 7, Grand Rapids 3 At Wade Stadium. WP: Izaak Smith 7IP, 3R, 4H, 4K. LP: Ryan Barrett. DD: Payton Budisalovich 2RBIs; Alex Knuth RBI. GR: Grant Anderson 2x3. Proctor 11, Rush City 0, 5 innings At Proctor. WP: Jake Pioro 3IP, 3BB, 5K. P: Ben Harnell 2x2 (3B), 2RBIs, 3R; Lucas Nordquist 2x2, RBI, 2R, 3SB; Zach Gunderson 2RBIs, 2R; Blake Koski (3B), RBI; Austin Parrott, RBI. Thursday's Late Result Cloquet 10, Duluth Denfeld 0, 5 innings
Savannah Ericksen and Gabby Blomdahl combined to drive in seven runs as Hermantown topped Duluth East 9-3 in high school softball action Friday at Ordean East Middle School. Ericksen drove in four runs, going 3-for-3 at the plate. Blomdahl was 2-for-4 with a double. Hannah Mihalik struck out seven Greyhounds to earn the win on the Hawks' mound. Cassie Bergman had a double and an RBI to lead East. BASEBALL Duluth Denfeld 7, Grand Rapids 3
Aaron Krahn was hitless in five at-bats but drove in the winning run when hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the University of Northwestern a 6-5 UMAC win over Wisconsin-Superior on Friday in St. Paul. The Eagles (9-15 overall, 4-3 UMAC), who scored four runs in the second inning, needed a ninth-inning run to send the game to extra innings. Jordan Berrios, Nick McKosky and Ryan Castaneda each had three hits in a 15-hit attack for the Yellowjackets (1-18, 0-5).