> "We worked very hard to get ready, then we lined up for the anthem ... and there was no flag," Anderson said. That didn't stop both teams from being respectful, however.
They know each other, train and run together, warm up and cool down together, and then they don't see each other for a time. So an event like Chub Lake gives them a chance to reconvene." Even though the race isn't a "real" race, Moose Lake-Willow River senior Ethan Olson still ran very well.
p>"It's been hard, no denying that," Klyve said. "But the end result is that we have some kids who are very hungry to win."
> "We only have 12 players out for the start of the team, so everyone is getting plenty of court time," he said. Since a varsity team consists of 10 players, that doesn't leave a lot of margin.
"This is a great group of guys," said Fawcett, who has 24 years of experience, including stints with St. Scholastica and a league semi-pro championship with the Superior Stampede. "We're where we want to be and this group of players is a positive group of young men."
Six of the seven Carlton County school districts beat at least one of the state averages in math, reading and science, while two — Barnum and Esko — beat all three. Esko's performance was especially impressive, beating the state average by 14 points or better in all three categories and improving scores among students district-wide in all three areas.
Zoie Johnson of Esko hit four home runs on five swings to win the U-14 contest, while Cloquet's Dana Jones won the U-12 event. Jones also won the U-12 base-running competition.
After a 14-year professional career, Millen moved to Alaska to get away from the game — getting the itch to come back and get into coaching after about 10 years. "I'm going to a beautiful part of the world (Colorado Springs)," Millen said, "but I have some catching up to do in terms of hockey and Frank is helping me do that."
p>"When I'm doing a long bike ride, he tries to do a short run so we can be around home at the same time, or work out together when we can," Sheila said. "Sometimes the laundry piles up or the dishes overflow but we find a way to do it all."
Buying the Duluth-Superior Dukes baseball team in 1994 nearly cost owner Ted Cushmore his personal fortune acquired through a long and successful career at Pillsbury. Of course, fielding a team that went 19-60 in his only year as owner didn't help. He sold the team to clothing store millionaire Jim Wadley, who sold it to Harry Stavrenos, who sold it to John Ehlert, who moved it to Kansas City after the 2002 season.