It's been an up and down season for the Barnum baseball team but Monday's 6-2 win over Carlton may help right the team's ship just before the playoffs.
One of the nice things about having a veteran team in spring sports is that more experienced players have a shorter path to being fully ready for the rigors of the season.
The Carlton baseball team got its record to the sunny side of .500 on Tuesday, May 7, with a 7-5 win over neighboring Wrenshall.
If high school softball games lasted six innings, Moose Lake-Willow River softball coach Kelly Goeb would probably have been happier Tuesday, April 30.
The Cloquet softball team finally had a nice day to get outdoors – and used it to good effect in a 9-2 thrashing of Duluth East on Tuesday, April 23.
Not bad for a team that's practiced two and a half times all season on its field and takes fly balls in the school parking lot for practice.
It's a place the Minnesota Wilderness aren't used to: the outside looking in.
"It was better than staying inside."
The spring season means excitement about softball in Cloquet, and this year's version of the Lumberjacks is expected to do nothing to dampen anyone's enthusiasm.
In a northern Minnesota spring, athletic teams take little victories where they can find them. Such is the case with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis team.