Girls basketball for the Eskomos will look different this season without the presence of Minnesota’s tallest-ever prep player — 6-foot-9 Savanna Trapp. However, Ashley Bergerson and her teammates return to ensure the results won’t change.
Jessica Bird admitted there were days growing up when she and her twin sister, Jamie, got on each others’ nerves.
Nowadays, they just do it to their opposing coaches.
The 14-year-old freshmen from Barnum mean a lot to the Moose Lake Area girls hockey team, as Jamie serves as a blue-line defender, while Jessica is a high-scoring forward.
Winning their way to their school’s first state tournament since 2003 last year, Esko finished 27-6 and in fourth place, revolving around Casey Staniger and fellow senior teammates — and close friends — Kory Deadrick and Marc Peterson.
Cloquet senior Dillon Johnson is your typical catch-and-shoot, right-handed basketball player. Standing and shooting around, though, isn’t the same.
That’s exactly what the Cloquet senior was doing last week when the Lumberjacks opened basketball practice, as Johnson continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee after injuring himself playing his favorite sport last May.
Makayla Langenbrunner loves hockey so much she’s willing to play her favorite sport wearing a green cast.
The Cloquet sophomore’s never-give-up attitude has perhaps influenced the entire Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team this season.
If you don’t recognize a good portion of the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey program when it takes the ice for Friday night’s season opening game against New Prague, you won’t be alone.
The top five scorers from last year’s team are gone, lost to either graduation or junior hockey, taking 85 goals and 210 points from last season with them.
Barb Soukkala has been around volleyball so long that when she began playing in 1972, her uniform included a turtleneck.
Perhaps a little outdated in today’s game, there’s nothing unfashionable about Soukkala’s career in the sport.
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