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April 4, 2019
The South Ridge Panthers baseball lineup features three seniors, from left, Joe Bong, Elias Tuominen and Joey Janke, as they look to defend their 2018 Section 7A championship. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Baseball preview: Panthers prowling for state encore
April 4, 2019 - 7:35am
March 22, 2019
Cloquet's Makayla Suominen, a senior, will begin her last season throwing shot put for the Lumberjacks. Pine Journal file
Track and field season preview: Some teams see record participation
March 22, 2019 - 4:55am
March 20, 2019
Trevor Spindler (25) of Esko controls the ball against Bode Magnuson (5) of Pequot Lakes on Thursday, March 14, during the Section 7AA championship.  Clint Austin /
State basketball preview: Overlooked Esko takes on Minneapolis North in quarterfinal
March 20, 2019 - 4:17pm
March 14, 2019
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Members of the Esko boys basketball team celebrate after defeating Pequot Lakes 58-45 Thursday during the Section 7AA championship at Romano Gym.
Prep boys basketball: New-look Esko prevails again in 7AA
March 14, 2019 - 11:08pm
March 13, 2019
Esko's Trevor Spindler shoots a 3-pointer over Virginia's Jayden Bernard during Tuesday night's Section 7AA semifinal game at UMD. Dave Harwig / For the Pine Journal
Boys basketball: Eskomos enter title defense, ice Blue Devils in 7AA semifinal
March 13, 2019 - 7:36pm
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
March 6, 2019
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
February 28, 2019
Cloquet junior Tyler Harms-Synkiew is making his state wrestling debut this weekend. The Class AA 138-pounder will begin his individual matches Friday, March 1, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Tyler Korby / Pine Journal
Wrestling: CEC's Harms-Synkiew statebound
February 28, 2019 - 5:18am
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
February 23, 2019
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Duluth East's Frederick Paine (20) and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Landon Langenbrunner (15) search for the puck in the second period Saturday at Amsoil Arena.
Prep boys hockey: East beats rival to advance to 7AA final
February 23, 2019 - 6:26pm
February 14, 2019
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Griffin Fjeld picks up Hibbing's Hunter Sayre during the 7AA wrestling team tournament at Proctor High School on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Fjeld won the match. Tyler Schank /
Wrestling: Lumberjack wrestlers downed, not out
February 14, 2019 - 7:32am
December 26, 2018
Barnum coach Rick Newman talks to his team during a timeout during a 65-42 home win over South Ridge on Friday, Dec. 21. (Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal)
Boys basketball: Barnum blasts South Ridge
December 26, 2018 - 5:47pm
November 1, 2018
The Moose Lake-Willow River football team warms up before the Section 7AA final against Royalton on Thursday night in Esko. MLWR won 22-6 to advance to the state tournament. (Louie St. George III /
Fall staple: MLWR continues state tournament tradition
November 1, 2018 - 11:32pm
October 31, 2018
Cloquet's Lucy Sinkkonen makes a kill between Esko's Sarah Wagemaker and Bridget Yellin during the Oct. 24 playoff volleyball match. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
Volleyball: Young Esko team 'came a long way'
October 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 1, 2018
Cloquet cross-country runners start the 2018 season at the annual Chub Lake Meet in Carlton on Thursday, Aug. 23. The Lumberjacks count around 100 runners on their roster from grades 7-12. Dave Harwig / Pine Journal
'Jacks teams draw strong turnout
September 1, 2018 - 4:43pm