Prep report: Lumberjacks sweep Eskomos in Carlton County clash

Ava Carlson had 15 kills and four blocks for the Lumberjacks

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Cloquet's Ava Carlson lines up an attack during a volleyball match at Esko on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The Lumberjacks won 3-0.<br/>
Amy Arntson / For the Pine Journal
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Ava Carlson's 15 kills led the way as Cloquet notched a 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-19) volleyball sweep at Esko on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Carlson also contributed four blocks. Quinn Danielson had 16 digs and a pair of aces for the Lumberjacks, while Aili Buytaert (seven kills) and Blythe Proulx (four kills, three blocks) assisted at the net.

For Esko, Kyra Johnson notched 13 kills and three blocks. Gabby Martenson kicked in seven kills and Kaitlin Lattner passed out 21 assists.

Ely 3, Duluth Marshall 0

Four Timberwolves had at least five kills apiece in the nonconference win over the Hilltoppers in Duluth. Rachel Coughlin posted a team-best 14 digs for Ely, which remains undefeated this season.

Ashland 3, Northwestern 2

The Tigers rallied from two sets down but the Oredockers wouldn't let them finish the job, taking the advantage in the fifth set and holding it to the end.


Kayla Paulsen had 15 kills and 21 digs for Northwestern, which got 12 kills and 22 digs from Brynn Hessel. Brinley Tonn accumulated 32 assists.

Cromwell-Wright 3, Barnum 0

Sascha Korpela led the Cardinals with nine kills, while Siiena Anderson recorded 14 set assists.

Floodwood 3, Nashwauk-Keewatin 0

Kylie Hart, with 33 assists, helped four Polar Bears rack up at least seven kills apiece in the road sweep. Darby Autio and Kenzie Kiminski led the offense with nine kills each, while Alice Irvine paced Floodwood's defense with 18 digs.


Grand Rapids 3, Superior 1

The Thunderhawks got goals from Justin Piekarski and Ian Andersen (his second of the game) in the last 10 minutes to edge the Spartans at Noble Hall Field.



Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 5, Duluth Denfeld 1

Grand Rapids 3, Superior 1


Esko 8, Mesabi East 0

Duluth Denfeld 9, Princeton 0

Two Harbors 4, Proctor 2


Silver Bay def. Lakeview Christian Academy 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-19)

Ashland def. Northwestern 3-2 (25-17, 25-19, 14-25, 20-25, 15-7)

Floodwood def. Nashwauk-Keewatin 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-23)

Ely def. Duluth Marshall 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-17)

Superior def. Hibbing 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-8)

Cloquet def. Esko 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-19)

Cromwell-Wright def. Barnum 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-20)

Grand Rapids def. Proctor 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-9)

Hermantown def. Rock Ridge 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-11)

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