FOOTBALL: Carlton vs. Wrenshall 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Jim Erickson Field, Carlton Trying to consolidate their communities' schools for years, this annual gridiron gathering has become a must-see. Expect a capacity crowd in Carlton Friday as all kinds of people from both of these tiny towns will be in attendance. This is small-school football at its finest.
DEER RIVER 24, BARNUM 18 Bomber Reese Parks brought back a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and teammate Trevon Rilea rumbled 80 yards for a score, yet Barnum (0-2)...
"It's tough to lose this many in a row, but we're moving in the right direction," Klyve said. "Getting that first win will feel good. They're hungry for it; they want it. The way they're working, you can tell they want to get it.
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Pine Journal sports writer Tyler Korby previews the volleyball season for the smaller county schools and the FDLTCC Thunder, with a special focus on Barnum and Wrenshall, who played a back-and-forth season-opener Tuesday.
With guys like Cossalter and Co., the Eskomos will have the ability to stretch the field. Arntson admitted Cloquet will have a distinct size advantage on his crew, while he knows neither team will be near full-throttle by next Friday. As far as the matchup itself, Arntson is, too, a fan.
That didn't happen last year when the Cardinals were upset by rival Floodwood 22-14 in the Section 5 semifinals, one year removed from a state appearance in 2014. Finishing last fall 8-2 was nice on paper, but being eliminated by mid-October isn't Cromwell-Wright tradition and has only fueled the fire for this time around.
Talking about speed, Butkiewicz has plenty of it to go along with his pounding frame. Riihiluoma is even quicker, making the 1-2 punch one to key on this fall. But Butkiewicz said there are plenty more plays in the book to assist their well-known double-wing backfield attack.
Playing the game of baseball with just the minimum of nine players is difficult. Competing with only eight seems simply insurmountable. The Cloquet VFW team did just that, playing with eight fielders in its final two innings against Grand Rapids, and nearly won before falling 6-5 in a season-ending defeat Monday evening in the District 8 tournament on the Iron Range.