"There's a real need for more Setting IV classes, and there is a financial benefit for setting up such a Joint Powers Agreement as well," Scarbrough added. Participating districts include all Carlton County districts as well as Proctor, Hermantown, Willow River, McGregor and the Lake Superior School District in Lake County. There are financial benefits for the participating districts as well.
The team caused a bit of a stir late in the season by upending eventual section and state champion Grand Rapids by a 4-1 score in Cloquet Feb. 14.
> The team stood 3-12 and was going nowhere, having lost nine games in a row. "We had some pretty frank discussions about what it takes to be good at this level," Battaglia said. "The kids listened."
Ripp has found what he'd like to do with his competitive life. His problem is that he doesn't have an official ski jumping coach.
Graduation figures for Carlton County high schools range from 97.87 percent in Esko, which traditionally leads most Carlton County measurements, to 92.31 percent in Wrenshall and Carlton's adjusted rate of 92 percent. But in Cloquet, the celebration over the success of American Indian students — as well as graduates from the Cloquet Area Alternative Education Program (CAAEP) — is real. Statewide, 52.6 percent of American Indian students graduate, which means the Cloquet School District not only breaks the curve, it destroys it. Also statewide, Minnesota schools graduated students at an 82.2 percent rate, the third highest overall rate on record.
>The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team faced a daunting task Saturday in the Section 7AA semifinals: find a way past Duluth East, which had beaten them twice during the regular season. The Lumberjacks didn't find a way to get that done, but they did give the Greyhounds a real run for their money in a 1-0 loss that has players and coaches alike looking forward to next season.
The Magic held the Rebels to only six shots on goal for the game, including none in the first period, and won 10-0 to end Moose Lake Area's season. Forward Nick Zwack scored four goals including a pure hat trick in the second period as part of a five-point night. Defenseman Ben Ward had a goal and five assists for the Magic (20-6-1).