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May 2, 2013
Rebels and their pitcher mow down Barnum in first outside effort
Meeting many mornings at the Willow River High School gymnasium before the first bell, pitcher Chloe Maloney and catcher Maia Killerud have gotten pretty good at playing softball indoors. Outdoors, the senior duo is even better. Killerud caught for all of Maloney's 14 strikeouts,...
May 2, 2013 - 2:46pm
April 18, 2013
Positioned at catcher during the play, Morgan Pera had a front row seat when good friend and Esko teammate Abbey Saralampi broke her right pinky...
April 18, 2013 - 4:47pm
April 4, 2013
Softball preview: Senior-less Cloquet is confident
CLOQUET -- Cloquet softball players Chandler Beaupre and Jade Benko helped mark a page in the school history book last year, as the strong pitcher and reliable catcher centered the Lumberjacks to the Class AA state tournament for the first time in 10 years, playing among a cast of...
April 4, 2013 - 1:50pm
August 10, 2012
Cloquet summer softball youth program is thriving
Kelly Carlson has played summer softball in Cloquet ever since she could hold the bat, run the bases and put on her leather glove. Mainly an infielder growing up, she even pitched for a brief time. "I've been playing since I was 8," said Carlson, who won three statewide tournaments...
August 10, 2012 - 3:11am
August 3, 2012
Xplosion, Bullets bury competition at nationals
The U-18 Minnesota Silver Bullets, a softball team made up mostly of Cloquet and local players, has returned from the USSSA U18 Class B World...
August 3, 2012 - 12:19pm
July 26, 2012
Competitive Cloquet-based softball teams take talents to World Series
The Cloquet-based Minnesota Silver Bullets and Minnesota Xplosion traveling summer softball teams will participate in this week's USSSA 18-and-Under Class B World Series July 25-29. The five-day long event hosted in Rockford, Ill., began with pool play Wednesday afternoon as this...
July 26, 2012 - 2:51pm
June 29, 2012
Ashley Abrahamson Memorial tournament turns in another hit
CLOQUET - From slapping high-fives with the opposing teams, enjoying family time and winning her final game on Sunday afternoon, Cloquet's Jys Benko got to play in her first Ashley Abrahamson Memorial softball tournament last weekend. The 11-year-old loved it all. "I can't ask for...
June 29, 2012 - 3:52pm
Korby's Corner: A tournament for Ashley
CLOQUET - Coaching competitive softball for the past three summers, I continuously fill my gas tank and purchase hotel rooms as my teams and I travel the state to play in weekend tournaments. Yet, the best one I've seen requires little gas and I get to sleep in my own bed. Cloquet's...
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June 29, 2012 - 3:46pm
June 14, 2012
Cloquet caps off historic run with third-place finish
NORTH MANKATO - Cracking a three-run, walk-off homer in last week's Minnesota state softball tournament, Cloquet centerfielder Kayla Masessa...
June 14, 2012 - 7:01pm
June 8, 2012
Cloquet falls short in state softball semifinals
NORTH MANKATO, Minn. -- At a venue that is noted for its crazy weather patterns, lightning didn't strike twice in the same place Thursday for the Cloquet softball team. After hitting a game-winning three-run home run earlier in the day, senior outfielder Kayla Masessa wasn't given...
June 8, 2012 - 8:51am
June 7, 2012
Lumberjacks beat Mound-Westonka in state quarterfinals
A three-hour rain delay didn't dampen the spirits of the Lumberjacks softball players today. Returning to the state tournament for the first...
June 7, 2012 - 7:13pm
Carlton falls short in finals
Standing nervously on third base during the final inning of the Section 7A championship game, Carlton's Grace Macor watched the umpire call teammate Christy Eggert out on strikes. And just like that, the game was done and the Bulldogs season was over. "I started crying," said the...
June 7, 2012 - 4:29pm
LCS names All Conference Softball Team
The Lake Superior Conference selected the following athletes to the All Conference team for the 2011-2012 school year. Softball First team - Kayla Masessa of Cloquet; Katie Thun, Macy Francisco and Jo Carlson of Hermantown; Kara Warren, Nikki Logergren and Sarah Hendrickson of Duluth...
June 7, 2012 - 4:25pm
June 6, 2012
Cloquet softball qualifies for first state tournament since 2002
The first thought Cloquet Softball Coach Ron Tondryk had during Thursday's Section 7AA championship game against Hibbing was, "This wasn't in the script." His final thought on the day was much better. After beating Hibbing earlier in the tournament, Cloquet started Thursday's championship...
June 6, 2012 - 6:34pm
June 1, 2012
Lumberjacks softball team is going to state!
The Cloquet girls softball team defeated Hibbing 9-0 Thursday afternoon at Braun Park, sending the 'Jacks to state for the first time in 10 years. Thursday's...
June 1, 2012 - 9:25am