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Prep report: Cloquet edges Superior tennis

In other area action, Duluth Marshall baseball topped Denfeld.

Cloquet’s Sam Bailey returns a shot
Cloquet’s Sam Bailey returns a shot to Superior’s Jordan Hoffman during their match at No. 3 singles in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Cloquet’s Sam Bailey was the only singles player to win, but the Lumberjacks swept all three doubles matches to take a 4-3 Lake Superior Conference boys tennis win at Superior Tuesday.

Bailey topped Jordan Hoffman 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 3 singles spot, while Superior’s Brodie Raygor topped Logan Beck 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot and Diedrick Nikoi beat Tyler Leppi 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 2 spot.

Superior’s Brodie Raygor returns a shot during his match at no.1 singles
Superior’s Brodie Raygor returns a shot during his match at no.1 singles with Cloquet’s Logan Beck in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

The Spartans’ Dylan Urbaniak edged T.J. Sabyan 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4 in the only three-set match of the day.

Cloquet’s Ethan Doty and Max Sundquist didn’t lose a game in their No. 2 doubles match, with Jonah Bryant-Nikko and Ethan Lavan beating Superior’s Allen Nelson and Vinnie Thiesen 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 spot.

Baseball

Proctor 2, Superior 1

Proctor’s A.J. Reyelts hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Rails a 2-1 home win over Superior.

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Superior’s George Hansen tied the game in the top of the seventh inning on an infield hit with the bases loaded.

Ryan Schubitzke pitched one inning and allowed one run on three hits to get the win for Proctor.

Duluth Marshall 3, Duluth Denfeld 0

Duluth Marshall’s Owen Marsolek allowed three hits and struck out 10 batters over seven innings in a 3-0 win over Duluth Denfeld.

Carter Boos went 1-for-3 and had two RBIs for the Hilltoppers.

Dane Dzuck allowed two runs and three hits while striking out three for the Hunters. Dzuck also had a double for Denfeld.

Ashland 2, Northwestern 1

Marcus Kruzan struck out 14 Northwestern batters in seven innings for the Oredockers to outduel three Tigers pitchers who combined to allow only four hits.

Brandon Holsclaw had a pair of hits for Northwestern.

Softball

Esko 13, Virginia 6

Esko’s Amber Carlblom drove in four runs on three hits to lead the Eskomos to a 13-6 win over Virginia.

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Esko scored eight in the third inning when Carlblom tripled and drive in three runs. Mikayli Marciulionis, Maya Emanuel and Avery Kuklinski all drove in runs in the inning for the Eskomos.

Marciulionis allowed six runs over three two-third innings and struck out two batters in the win.

Prep scoreboard

Baseball

Duluth Marshall 3, Duluth Denfeld 0

Moose Lake/Willow River 15, Cromwell-Wright 1

Northwood/Solon Springs 4-12, Flambeau 1-1

Proctor 2, Superior 1

Two Harbors 20, Carlton 2

Grand Rapids 5, Hibbing 2

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South Ridge 10, Silver Bay 0

South Ridge 5, Ely 2

Rock Ridge 15, Mesabi East 2

Lacrosse

Grand Rapids/Greenway 11, Duluth 4

Softball

Cloquet 9, Duluth Denfeld 4

Esko 13, Virginia 6

Hibbing 10, Duluth Marshall 0

Northwestern 8, Ashland 0

North Woods 26, Floodwood 3

South Ridge 8, Silver Bay 2

Tennis

Cloquet 4, Superior 3

Hermantown 5, Grand Rapids 2

Superior’s Darrel James starts to build a lead out of the blocks as he wins the 100 meter dash
Superior’s Darrel James starts to build a lead out of the blocks as he wins the 100 meter dash during the meet at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Superior’s Jason Thomas vaults over the bar
Superior’s Jason Thomas vaults over the bar during the meet at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Grand Rapids’ Herschel Christensen, left and Superior’s Isaiah Essien, center, and Hibbing’s Dallas Swart finish first, second and third
Grand Rapids’ Herschel Christensen, left and Superior’s Isaiah Essien, center, and Hibbing’s Dallas Swart finish first, second and third in the 110 meter hurdles during the meet at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Superior’s Paige Rusk soars through the air
Superior’s Paige Rusk soars through the air as she competes in the triple jump during the meet at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Superior’s Diedrick Nikoi serves
Superior’s Diedrick Nikoi serves to Cloquet’s Tyler Leppi during their match at no. 2 singles in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Superior’s Jordan Hoffman returns a shot
Superior’s Jordan Hoffman returns a shot to Cloquet’s Sam Bailey during their match at no. 3 singles in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Cloquet’s Logan Beck jumps near the net while he returns a shot
Cloquet’s Logan Beck jumps near the net while he returns a shot during his match at no.1 singles with Superior’s Brodie Raygor in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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Cloquet’s Tyler Leppi returns a shot
Cloquet’s Tyler Leppi returns a shot to Superior’s Diedrick Nikoi during their match at no. 2 singles in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Grand Rapids’ Ellee Nelson, left and Superior’s Savannah Leopold both clear hurdles midway through the 100 meter hurdles race
Grand Rapids’ Ellee Nelson, left and Superior’s Savannah Leopold both clear hurdles midway through the 100 meter hurdles race during the meet at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Leopold edged out Nelson for the win.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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