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Prep report: Emma Stauber to coach Mirage

Former Proctor-Hermantown girls hockey standout Emma Stauber has been hired to coach her old team, the Mirage.

Stauber, a defenseman, graduated from Duluth Marshall in 2011 before going on to play in more than 140 games for Minnesota Duluth from 2011-15 and was a captain, finishing with three career goals and 20 assists. She went on to play in Sweden before joining the Minnesota Whitecaps, helping them win the Isobel Cup in their inaugural season in the National Women's Hockey League in 2018-19.

Stauber, 26, replaces Glen Gilderman, who coached the Mirage from their inception, going 322-219-22 in 21 seasons, including five state tournament appearances and four since 2014. They finished a program-best third at the Class A state tournament in February.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Clark resigns as Proctor coach

Stauber's hire as the Mirage bench boss wasn't the only coaching news to come out of the Proctor school board meeting Tuesday night.

Todd Clark has resigned as the boys basketball coach at his alma mater. A 1988 Proctor graduate, Clark led the Rails' resurgence over the past few years. Their 15-13 record in 2014-15 was their first above .500 since 2004-05, and the Rails have become annual Section 7AA contenders.

BASEBALL

Duluth Marshall 9, Duluth Denfeld 0

Carter Sullivan tossed six shutout innings, yielding two hits along the way, as the Hilltoppers used a four-run first inning and five-run seventh to win the Lake Superior Conference contest at Wade Stadium.

Charlie Kleinschmidt's three-hit, three-RBI afternoon powered the Marshall offense.

Superior 7, Cloquet 1

Ben Rhodes had a pair of hits and drove in two runs in the Spartans' LSC victory at Cloquet.

Northwestern 3, Bloomer 1

Justin Sedin went the distance on the mound, fanning 10 while allowing two hits and a lone unearned run in the Tigers' Heart O'North Conference road win.

Two Harbors 2, MLWR 0

A complete-game shutout from freshman Brjen Jones lifted the Agates to the Polar League win at home.

Jones gave up two hits while striking out five Moose Lake-Willow River batters.

SOFTBALL

Superior 4, Hermantown 1

The Spartans leaned on their ace to win the LSC contest at NBC Spartan Sports Complex, and Mady Stariha was up to the task, totaling 10 strikeouts and limiting the Hawks to five hits.

McKenzie Lehto had three of Superior's 13 hits.

Cloquet 9, Duluth East 2

Brenna McClary went 3-for-3 and Lucy Sinkkonen scattered six hits over seven innings for the Lumberjacks, who won at home.

Elora Weiland was 3-for-4 with a double for the Greyhounds.