Sophomore Lauren Carlson leads the Duluth East girls into today’s state Alpine meet at Giants Ridge.
Carlson finished fourth in last week’s Section 7 meet, also at Giants Ridge, and helped the Greyhounds earn second place behind Stillwater to earn a state berth.
Other East skiers competing include freshmen Veronica McHenry and Mae Nephew, sophomores Mia Arnold, Kaelin Ogston and Cora Nephew.
Hermantown senior Katie Danelski and Cook County-Silver Bay senior Halle Lamb also qualified out of Section 7.
In the boys race, the Northland is represented by Duluth East seniors Bren Elleson and Cale Hendricks, Hermantown senior Jack Borash, Hibbing senior Noah Vinopal and Cook County-Silver Bay senior Masen McKeever and eighth grader Ray Dressley.
The first run is held at 10 a.m. and then the boys and girls swap courses for the second run at 1 p.m.
Today’s National Weather Service forecast for Biwabik is calling for around an inch of snow to fall, with a high of 20 degrees and a blustery north wind from 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Lakeville South 3, Hermantown 2
Cade Ahrenholz scored two of the Cougars’ three third-period goals as host Lakeville South knocked off the second-ranked Hawks, ending Hermantown’s 20-game unbeaten streak.
Duluth East 2, Superior 0
Brady Gray and Grant Winkler both scored their first goals of the season as the Greyhounds defeated Superior at Wessman Arena.
East wrapped up its regular season with a 10-12-2 record.
Konrad Kausch finished with 15 saves for East and Jamin Durfee had 31 saves for the Spartans (7-15-1).
Duluth Denfeld 5, Pine City Area 1
Five players scored goals and Jacob Snyder totaled 26 saves in the Hunters’ nonconference win at Heritage Center.
Denfeld improved to 18-5-1 with one regular-season game remaining.
Grand Rapids 3, CEC 0
Carter Clafton posted his second shutout in a row and fifth in the last 10 games as the Thunderhawks went on the road to sweep the season series from Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.
Greenway 4, Bemidji 3
Bodie Jorgenson scored 1:47 into overtime to give the Raiders the come-from-behind nonconference victory.
Christian Miller sent the game to overtime with 1:41 left in regulation.
VMIB 3, Hibbing-Chisholm 2
Dillon Drake tied the game late in the second period and then scored the game-winner with 1:09 left in regulation to give the host Blue Devils the Iron Range Conference victory.
Proctor 7, Northern Lakes 1
Reece Ward and Ben Harnell each scored twice to lead the host Rails to the nonconference win.
Duluth Denfeld 78, Duluth Marshall 76
Josh Reinertsen hit a tying 3-pointer to end regulation and then the visiting Hunters outscored the Hilltoppers 8-6 in overtime to win the Lake Superior Conference game.
Armon Freeman led Denfeld with 28 points and had the assist on the tying shot by Reinertsen, who finished with 25 points.
Sam Lohn scored 30 points for Marshall.
Grand Rapids 73, Cloquet 53
John Sutherland’s game-high 32 points led the host Thunderhawks past the Lumberjacks.
MIB 68, South Ridge 61
Asher Zubich registered 43 points and made seven 3-pointers in the Rangers’ nonconference home win.
Silver Bay 70, Cook County 48
Mason Ollman poured in 40 points to guide the host Mariners to the Polar League triumph.
Esko 69, Proctor 52
James LeGarde and Payton Wefel combined for 43 points in the Eskomos’ nonconference road win.
Ely 93, LCA 31
Dylan Fenske scored 28 of his 36 points in the first half to surpass 1,000 points in his varsity career.
Pine City 62, Proctor 50
The host Dragons overcame a five-point halftime lead to defeat the eighth-ranked Rails in nonconference action.
Sam Pogatchnik led Proctor (20-3) with 19 points.
Hermantown 72, Bemidji 64
Elly Schmitz and Brita Birkeland led the balanced Hawks with 17 points apiece as host Hermantown (21-2) won its sixth consecutive game.
Duluth East 71, Cloquet 54
Mach Hermanson had 19 points to surpass 1,000 career points as the host Greyhounds downed the Lumberjacks for the second time this season.