After a commanding victory over Princeton last Thursday, the Hibbing boys basketball team punched their first ticket to state in over three decades. A dynamic father-son duo has played a major role in the program's recent success.
The College of St. Scholastica men's hockey team will enter this season with a new bench boss. The Saints are also bringing in seven new recruits, including two brothers fulfilling their dreams of playing college hockey.
The Minnesota Wilderness started their season back in October, but they've only played a handful of games due to Covid-19 restrictions. After a nearly two month pause they're finally gearing up for their return this Friday.
Minnesota prep teams were allowed to begin practice Monday. The Duluth Marshall girls basketball team returned with a chip on their shoulder after last season prematurely ended in the Class AA state semifinals.
The Superior National Forest is tightening fire restrictions further. Starting Thursday, no campfires will be allowed at all on Forest land or in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, even in designated fire rings. Propane or gas devices with an on/off switch will be permitted.
Hermantown's Darby Gamradt hopes to close out his high school football career on the Hawk's new turf field this spring. However, due to a rare heart condition the running back might not return to the classroom for his senior year.
While conference competitions are postponed at St. Scholastica this fall, volleyball standout Madissen Burns is looking forward to what the Saints can do in her final season. She's busy this summer playing volleyball on a court in her backyard.
Elizabeth Kyes is taking a second shot at a senior running season. After recovering from a long injury the UMD cross country and track and field standout has decided to add a fifth year on campus to finish her athletic career on her own terms.
In seventh grade Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin's Dylan DeChampeau stopped playing football because he wanted to focus on basketball. However, as his high school career progressed he picked up the sport again, which eventually led him to UMD.
Denfeld football's Nico Roberts put pen to paper in February, committing to play at Mesabi Range College. Last week he learned his freshman season was canceled, but Roberts isn't letting the change of plans impact his dedication to the sport.
Duluth East's Sarah Spencer has a large circle of friends. The 2020 graduate played two varsity sports, both co-ops with Duluth Denfeld. Lacrosse and hockey were Spencer's sports, but she also participated in a club close to her heart, East's Circle of Friends.
Niya Wilson didn't win Superior High School's Female Athlete of the Year by chance. It was dedication to not one but five sports that made the Spartan stand out. Committed to continue her athletic career at the collegiate level, the recent grad will now focus on one set of skills.
Northwestern's Bryson Mazur was committed to leaving everything on the field for the Tigers. As a football captain he used his voice to lead and inspire teammates. Since graduating this May he's continued so share his voice, now for social change.
Recent Esko graduate Dea DeLeon completed two of her three senior sports seasons before softball was canceled. However, that didn't change her plans to continue a career on the diamond. DeLeon is taking her talents to UMD, where she'll be joined by a former hockey teammate.
Senior Sam Pogatchnik completed her athletic career at Proctor in March. Scoring over 1,900 career points, the basketball player caught the eye of Bemidji State. She'll join the program, and two former Northland basketball standouts, this winter.
Duluth Denfeld's Caleb Perrault had no way of knowing the Hunter's 2019 section title win and following state run would cap off his baseball career. Without plans to play at the collegiate level, the cancellation of this season hit the senior a little harder.
Ava Hill has made a name for herself on the track and courts of Mesabi East. This spring is uniquely quiet for the Giant without track and field, so the senior has turned her focus to training for a fall season with the Minnesota Gophers.