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March 8, 2019
Natalee Hakamaki (13) of Cromwell-Wright grabs a rebound against Mountain Iron-Buhl during the Section 7A girls basketball championship Thursday at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth. MIB defeated Cromwell 50-31 to advance to the state tournament. ---  Clint Austin /
Girls basketball: MIB dashes Cromwell-Wright's hopes for state
March 8, 2019 - 9:59am
March 7, 2019
Carlton's Matt Santkuyl scores in front of Cherry's Iziac Martin during a Section 7A play-in game Monday, March 4. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Boys basketball playoffs: Big-shot Bulldogs hungry for upsets
March 7, 2019 - 6:36am
Cloquet's Adam Schneider shoots a jumper over Grand Rapids' Dawson Persons during the Section 7AAA quarterfinal Tuesday, March 5. Schneider led all scorers with 24 points in the Lumberjacks' 59-57 win. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Boys basketball playoffs: 'Jacks oust 'Rapids; try to tame Tigers again
March 7, 2019 - 3:22am
March 6, 2019
Cromwell-Wright’s Taya Hakamaki (1) unloads a baseball pass in the first half of the Cardinals game at Romano Gym on the UMD campus in Duluth on Tuesday, March 5. (Jed Carlson /
Girls basketball: Cards to face rival Rangers in Section 7A final
March 6, 2019 - 4:16pm
Aitkin's Lydia Fellerman (5), Kaija Davies (24) (not pictured) and Esko's Kristy Demuth (33) get tangled up in trying for the ball in the second half at Romano Gym at UMD on Saturday, March 2. Tyler Schank /
Girls basketball: Gobblers stun Eskomos in Section 7AA quarterfinal
March 6, 2019 - 11:45am
March 5, 2019
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Grand Rapids' Taryn Hamling (21), Cloquet's Alexa Snesrud (22) and Kate Owens (12) fall to the ground as they wrestle over the ball in the first half of a Section 7AAA semifinal at Duluth Denfeld on Saturday.
Section 7AAA semifinal: Thunderhawks chop down Lumberjacks
March 5, 2019 - 2:17pm
February 27, 2019
Esko's Sarah Wagemaker shoots a layup between Hermantown defenders during the Coaches Classic girls' championship game on Dec. 31. The top-seeded Eskomos will face eighth-seeded Denfeld on Thursday, Feb. 28. Pine Journal file
Girls hoops section preview: Cards, Eskomos poised for postseason push
February 27, 2019 - 4:20pm
Cromwell-Wright's Marcus Pocernich makes a layup in front of Nevis' Luke DeWulf during the Friday, Feb. 22, homecoming basketball game. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Boys basketball: Cardinal press too much for Nevis
February 27, 2019 - 7:52am
Cloquet senior Vanna Kelley takes a 3-point shot during the Lumberjacks' 62-55 win over Chisago Lakes in the first round of the Section 7AAA tournament. Kelley was a perfect 5-for-5 from long range in the game. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)
Girls basketball: Kelley nearly perfect in Cloquet playoff win
February 27, 2019 - 7:50am
February 21, 2019
Cromwell-Wright's Natalee Hakamaki scores while being fouled by Marshall School's Dasia Starks on Monday, Feb. 18. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Hakamakis, Cards fly over Hilltoppers
February 21, 2019 - 7:39am
Moose Lake-Willow River's Natalie Mikrot makes a layup Thursday, Feb. 14, versus Barnum. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Girls basketball: Blacklock, Rebels sweep Bombers
February 21, 2019 - 7:34am
February 19, 2019
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Thunder's Cherne earns 'Player of the Week' honors
February 19, 2019 - 4:13pm
Wrenshall senior William Bird goes up for a shot during the Wrens' 57-42 homecoming win over Floodwood on Friday, Feb. 15. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)
Boys basketball: Wrens rounding into shape
February 19, 2019 - 9:59am
February 14, 2019
Girls basketball: Esko’s Sunnarborg shoots her way to the top
February 14, 2019 - 5:29am
February 13, 2019
Moose Lake-Willow River sophomore Brady Watrin drives to the basket during the Rebels' 69-38 win over Two Harbors on Friday, Feb. 8, in Willow River. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)
Boys basketball: Rebels shut down Agates' Ruberg
February 13, 2019 - 6:22pm