the Cardinals’ girls basketball team topped Polar League neighbor Barnum 64-46 in their home opener Monday night.
The Broncos came through with a barging second-half comeback over the Eskomos, as the visitors vaulted on a 15-4 run never to look back in their 50-48 win Monday at Esko High School.
Coach Jeff Ojanen, now in his seventh year coaching at Cloquet, leads his Lumberjacks into the girls basketball season with barely enough experience to field five spots on his lineup.
Cheers rang through the gymnasium for the Cloquet-Esko wrestling team Tuesday, but perhaps none louder than in the night’s final bout when 271-pound Devin Reynolds used only 25 seconds to pin his opponent.
Last Friday, 18-year-old Kailee Kiminski dined with Governor Mark Dayton at the official Minnesota Governor’s Residence located in St. Paul.
It was the state’s highest-scoring team that couldn’t put the ball in the basket during the Ogichidaa’s 70-60 defeat to Nevis last Friday.
After graduating three 1,000-plus-point scorers from their school’s only state championship boys basketball team last season, one might presume Esko is rebuilding.
Back after leading Cloquet to state appearances in 1997, ’98 and 2000 as head coach, Tom Brenner has returned to the Lumberjacks after 14 years away, this time as an assistant under Steve Battaglia, who played under Brenner and is now in his 10th year as head coach.
The Lumberjacks lost 6-0 at Class AA’s 12th-ranked Stillwater, 7-0 to host White Bear Lake and 3-2 against Class A’s sixth-rated Orono in overtime last Friday in their home opener.
As Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston is to his currently undefeated college football career, Cloquet’s Jonathan Horbacz is to coaching freshmen-level football.