Moose Lake and Willow River have teamed up to field a young and growing softball program this summer. The Moose Lake-Willow River North States Crane and Hoist team boasts 14...
Braun Park was the place to be last weekend for softball fans, as local and area teams did quite well at the United States Specialty Sports Association Minnesota Northern State...
There are some expectations for the Wolves this season, not the least of which come from guard Ricky Rubio, who has reportedly said he wants out of Minnesota if the team doesn’t make the playoffs this season.
Among other worthy projects, the swim teams have used funds donated by race proceeds to help purchase a new timing system, while the hockey program has used funds for carpeting, HVAC and mold abatement in the locker room areas. The basketball programs have also utilized grant money.
The board also voted to begin the process of accepting bids to replace Roof 21 at Cloquet High School, which is over the industrial arts area and the two small gymnasiums. The total cost of that project could run to $400,000.
As dominant as Follett has been in Pure Stocks racing at Proctor, Superior and Grand Rapids, his other category — Super Stocks — hasn’t been quite as kind. “Blew out the rear end of the car last weekend and that gets expensive to repair,” he said. “I’ve got four kids, so racing that car again is going to have to wait for awhile.”
The Ashley Award doesn’t always go to the star, but rather to the player who is the most like Ashley was — who loved to play, was coachable, motivated and hard-working.”
Something everyone else in purple and gold enjoyed was a surprise visit from members of the track team, some of whose members competed at Hamline University in the state meet later that day. The idea was the brainchild of track coach Tim Prosen, who had his students leave Cloquet two hours earlier than planned in order to catch a portion of a match and provide support for fellow students.
At least five of the team’s athletes will compete in college. On the boys side, Andre Couture (University of Wisconsin-Superior) will join Dusty Manty (Minnesota State University-Mankato) and Collin Trout (St. John’s) as college athletes, while Alyssa Earls (UWS) and Mikayla Baker (University of Minnesota) will also look to compete.
“It was disappointing,” Norrgard said. “Our whole season seemed to go that way. It’s hard on the coaches, the players, they all want to win. This was a great bunch of kids, but it seemed like we didn’t have any baseball luck all season.” But the nature of the game is such that the players will recover from the disappointment faster than the coaches.