Moline takes 36-hole Cloquet Invite lead

Dan Moline shot a 1-over-par 72 Saturday to surge into the lead after two rounds of the 83rd annual Cloquet Invitational at Cloquet Country Club.

Moline stands at 4-over 146 after 36 holes, one shot ahead of Brian Moores and two strokes better than Brett Morrison and Cory Schultz.

Hermantown brothers Taylor and Trent Sundbom struggled to a 79 and 77, respectively, to fall back into a fifth-place tie with Reed Kolquist and Ross Fremont.

Leaders begin their final 18 holes at 2 p.m. today.

Endurance running

Storkamp, Bullen win Curnow Marathon

John Storkamp moved up a spot from second last year to first at Saturday’s Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon from Duluth to Carlton.

Storkamp was timed in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 38 seconds in the run from the Lake Superior Zoo to the Munger Bike Trail Pavilion, finishing 7:22 ahead of runner-up Ryan Braun.

Dakotah Bullen won the women’s race in 4:21:41, edging runner-up Molly Pennings by 68 seconds.

A total of 190 of the 192 participants finished the race.

College men’s hockey

Duluthian named to Western Michigan staff

Duluth native Ben Barr was named associate head coach at Western Michigan University last week, continuing a rise up the NCAA Division I coaching ladder.

Barr, 32, spent the previous three seasons at Providence College, helping the Friars to three consecutive Hockey East tournament semifinal appearances and a berth in the 2014 East Regional finals. Before that, he spent three seasons at Union College, helping recruit Union’s senior class that led them to the 2014 NCAA championship.

Barr, who left Duluth before his freshman year to play at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn., played college hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 2000-04. He played one season for current Western Michigan head coach Andy Murray at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, winning a prep school national title.

Auto racing

Rain shelves Amsoil features

Heats were held in five classes Friday night at Amsoil Speedway in Superior, but a veritable monsoon washed out the program’s feature events.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey coach Dave Esse, Zach Wohlers and Darrell Nelson claimed heat victories in the Late Models.

But as the checkered flag flew for the final heat in Pure Stocks, blinding sheets of rain fell to end the night’s festivities.