Mighty Mountain Iron-Buhl is Class A’s No. 1-ranked girls basketball team in the state and has scored 100 points or more on four occasions this winter, yet Cromwell-Wright was the first area opponent to show that Section 7A isn’t a one-horse race.
With Cloquet and Bemidji likely the only high schools in Minnesota with mascots named the Lumberjacks, Cloquet senior forward Zach Gerlach was quick to quip the long-lived one-liner on the boys basketball team.
With their goaltender Ryan Anderson pulled for an extra attacker in the waning seconds of the Minnesota Wilderness’ hockey game with the Bismarck Bobcats, Bradley Johnson nearly batted in a deflected puck from mid-air for a tie.
Ann Collman has been in plenty of basketball games throughout her playing career, yet her last one that will likely leave the most lasting memory.
There were plenty of smiles from Coach Lisa Johnson during her South Ridge girls basketball team’s 79-28 win over Carlton Monday, but for the Panthers’ newest coach, the biggest smile came during introductions.
Maddy Gamst is a wee bit superstitious, as the 14-year-old Moose Lake freshman goaltender bangs the red pipes of the net between whistles frequently. “Whatever helps me calm the nerves,...
Mandi Dincau, a right-handed reserve, let a left-corner triple fly through the net to beat the buzzer, giving the Eskomos a 32-24 advantage at halftime and the momentum they needed en route to a 68-55 victory for their fifth consecutive Esko Coaches Classic title.
Cloquet’s historic Wood City Classic holiday basketball tournament didn’t conclude until Tuesday night, but by Monday, the biggest shot had already gone in.
From state championships to state firsts, from lending a helping hand to the weather getting out of hand, the sports scene of 2014 had plenty to offer and much to remember.
While there will be plenty of present-opening in the coming days, maybe the best gift for local sports lovers is the abundant amount of holiday action available in our county.