Sports --- Main - KBJR 6 Your Weather Authority: News, Weather & Sports

Top Stories

Read More

Keenum's three scores leads Minnesota to Thanksgiving Day win, big NFC North lead

Updated:

Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.

More>>

Even with time off for Thanksgiving, UMD wishes it was different Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team, like most others in the world, took some time off Thursday to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. If the Bulldogs had their way, though, it would've been a working holiday.

More>>

With offense the headliner, Cloquet's defense has been quietly solid Video included

Updated:

Offense has stolen the show this season for the Cloquet football team, but the defense has been equally impressive during the team's run to this year's MSHSL Class AAAA championship game.

More>>

After being away, Grand Rapids' Peterson will be home for the holidays Video included

Updated:

Grand Rapids, Minn. native Avery Peterson didn't have much chance to be home while playing college hockey for Nebraska-Omaha, especially at Thanksgiving. 

More>>

After nearly four decades, UMD's Haagenson set to enter Hall of Fame Video included

Updated:

When Dale "Hoagie" Haagenson first started volunteering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), it was for a very simple reason. "I just like hockey," he said, smiling. "I'm a big hockey fan."

More>>

Grow's 16 points leads UMD to big win in 2017-18 home opener Video included

Updated:

Sarah Grow scored a team-high 16 points on Wednesday night, leading the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's basketball team to an 89-51 win over Lake Superior State at Romano Gymnasium.

More>>

Butler ties season-high with 26 points, Minnesota holds off Orlando

Updated:

Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-high 24, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night.

More>>

While away for the holidays, UMD women hope to bring home hardware Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team won't get to spend this Thanksgiving holiday with their traditional families, but the players and coaches are doing the next best thing. They're spending it together.

More>>

UMD men will get Anderson, Swaney back this weekend against MSU-Mankato Video included

Updated:

After playing the past six games without them, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team will have forwards Joey Anderson and Nick Swaney back in the lineup this weekend. 

More>>

After adding to her arsenal, Northwestern's Lundeen poised to make another leap Video included

Updated:

On the court, there isn't much Northwestern girls' basketball forward Katie Lundeen can't do. But it wasn't always that way.  

More>>

Niederreiter extends scoring streak, leads Minnesota past Buffalo

Updated:

Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund each scored two goals to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. 

More>>

Minnesota's Fleck signs one-year extension, will be with team through 2022 season

Updated:

The University of Minnesota and coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Fleck signed a five-year, $18 million contract in January. 

More>>

Barnum's Newman scores team-high 15, St. Scholastica men drop third straight Video included

Updated:

Barnum, Minn. native Brandon Newman scored a team-high 15 points on Tuesday night, but the St. Scholastica men's basketball team lost 80-56 to St. Thomas in the team's 2017-18 home opener.

More>>

Myer leads Superior girls to season-opening win over Ashland Video included

Updated:

Maddy Myer led the Superior girls' basketball team down the stretch, part of a 51-34 win over Ashland on Tuesday night in the teams' 2017-18 season opener. 

More>>

Klein's third period goal lifts Western Wisconsin past Superior in opener Video included

Updated:

Grace Klein scored midway through the third period on Tuesday night, giving the Western Wisconsin girls' hockey team a 3-2 win over Superior in the teams' season opener.

More>>

Nielson, Potter among four inductees to UMD Athletic Hall of Fame

Updated:

National champions Bob Nielson and Jenny Potter are among four people selected as the Class of 2018 for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Athletic Hall of Fame, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

More>>

UMD women add exhibition game against Korean National Team Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team has added an exhibition game against the Korean National Team, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

More>>

Northland athletic directors join statewide effort to focus on people, not winning Video included

Updated:

High school athletics goes far beyond the scoreboard, and three area athletic directors will be honored on Saturday for their efforts to make that thinking even more common than it is today.

More>>

After missing NCAAs, disappointed 'Dogs back to work ahead of bowl game Video included

Updated:

The disappointment is still there, but Tuesday marked the first time the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team tried to collectively put the past in the past.

More>>

Even with work to do Friday, Cloquet football will enjoy Thanksgiving holiday Video included

Updated:

Friday afternoon will bring the biggest game of the season for the Cloquet football team, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy a little rest and relaxation on Thursday.

More>>

Holliday's buzzer-beating layup lifts No. 23 UCLA over Wisconsin

Updated:

Aaron Holiday got a scooping layup to drop just before the final buzzer Tuesday night, giving No. 23 UCLA a 72-70 victory over Wisconsin in the third-place game of the Hall of Fame Classic.

More>>

Former Minnesota WR Moss among semifinalists for Pro Football HOF

Updated:

First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall said Tuesday that all ties for the 25th spot in the semifinals also advance. 

More>>

Injuries to Teletovic, Henson further plague Milwaukee's frontcourt

Updated:

 Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks' frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip. The team says forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. 

More>>

Northland natives, US Olympians welcomed back after curling trials Video included

Updated:

There will be plenty of time for practice and preparation. Monday night was about celebration as several Northland natives were welcomed home after qualifying for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics this past weekend at the United States Olympic Curling Trials. 

More>>

UMD earns at-large NCAA bid, will take on Northern State in opening round Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team has earned an at-large bid to this year's NCAA Division II tournament, it was announced during the selection show on Monday night.

More>>

In Cloquet's historic run, consistency and teamwork have been key Video included

Updated:

When the Cloquet football team plays Friday in the MSHSL Class AAAA championship game, the Lumberjacks can put the finishing touch on what's already been an historic season in the world of area high school football. 

More>>

Beal scores 23, Washington knocks off Milwaukee on the road

Updated:

Bradley Beal scored 23 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 99-88 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

More>>

Howard's huge game lifts Charlotte over Minnesota at home

Updated:

Dwight Howard had 25 points and 20 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-102 on Monday night.

More>>

Coyle returns for Minnesota, but Granlund's third period heroics fall short

Updated:

John Moore scored 52 seconds into overtime and the New Jersey Devils overcame a late letdown to cap a successful road trip with a 4-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

More>>

Hibbing native, UMD freshman Perunovich wins NCHC honors Video included

Updated:

Hibbing, Minn. native and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey freshman Scott Perunovich has been named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) defenseman of the week. 

More>>

Minnesota's Towns wins weekly Western Conference honor

Updated:

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been named the NBA's Western Conference player of the week, it was announced on Monday afternoon.

More>>

UMD down two spots to No. 16 in USCHO poll, will host MSU-Mankato this weekend Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team moved down two spots to No. 16 in this week's United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) Division I poll, which was released on Monday morning. 

More>>

Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina

Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday.

More>>

Drummond scores 20 points, Pistons outlast T-Wolves 100-97

Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley added 18 points each and the Detroit Pistons outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97 on Sunday night.

More>>

Murray, Vikings trample Rams 24-7 in division leader matchup

Latavius Murray rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Adam Thielen turned a short catch into a 65-yard score and the Minnesota Vikings smothered the NFL's highest-scoring offense in a 24-7 win over the Los Angeles...

More>>

Ravens force 5 TOs, rout struggling Packers 23-0

The Baltimore Ravens forced five turnovers in their third shutout of the season, blanking the Green Bay Packers 23-0 Sunday.

More>>

Ovechkin returns after puck to face, Caps snap Wild's streak

Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin returned from taking a puck to the face, T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals snapped the Minnesota Wild's winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory Saturday night.

More>>

RedHawks hold off No. 14 UMD men, earns series split

Updated:

A late comeback looked like it might be in store for the No. 14 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team when Parker Mackay made it a one-goal game late in the third period, but Miami University held on to win 3-2 on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio. 

More>>

Yanko's pair of goals leads Bulldogs to series sweep of Mavericks

Updated:

Emma Yanko scored two goals on Saturday against MSU-Mankato to lead the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team to a 3-2 win and series sweep at AMSOIL Arena.

More>>

Shuster outlasts McCormick in US Curling Trials, moves on to third straight Winter Olympics

Updated:

Duluthians Tyler George and John Landsteiner helped skip Chisholm, Minn. native John Shuster to his third straight Winter Olympics, defeating Team McCormick 7-5 in the final game of the men's playoffs at the United States Olympic Curling Trails in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. 

More>>

Young nets hat trick, but Superior girls fall in season opener

Updated:

Addie Young's hat trick kept the Superior High School girls' hockey team tied with Eau Claire-Altoona throughout Saturday's season opener until the Stars scored two goals late in the third period to lift them over the Spartans 5-3 at Hobbs Ice Arena. 

More>>

No. 6 UMD can't withstand late rally, falls to top-ranked CSP in NSIC semifinals

Updated:

The No. 6 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team took an early 2-0 lead, but top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul (CSP) erased the deficit to win 3-2 in the NSIC tournament semifinals at Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday. 

More>>

Duluth's Geving, Team Roth win US Curling Trials, Off to Winter Olympics

Updated:

Duluth, Minn. native Aileen Geving and her team, skipped by Nina Roth, won 7-6 on Saturday in the decisive third game of the women's final at the 2018 United States Olympic Curling Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. 

More>>

CEC's Suominen claims 2nd in 50-yard freestyle to lead locals at MSHSL girls' swim and dive meet

Updated:

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Makayla Suominen was unable to defend her title, but claimed second place in the 50-yard freestyle finals to lead locals in the MSHSL Class A girls' swimming and diving championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on Saturday. 

More>>

St. Scholastica's Hovland finishes 44th at NCAA III cross country championships

Updated:

St. Scholastica senior Casey Hovland competed in her third straight NCAA Division III cross country championships on Saturday and finished 44th in Elsah, Illinois. 

More>>

No. 5 Wisconsin wins slugfest against No. 19 Michigan 24-10

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Alex Hornibrook's 24-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Taylor in third quarter broke open a defensive slugfest, Kendric Pryor scored on an end-around and No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10 on Saturday to remain undefeated.

More>>

Thorson, Jackson lead Northwestern to 39-0 rout Minnesota

Clayton Thorson had three touchdown passes, Justin Jackson added 166 yards rushing on 31 carries and Northwestern won its sixth straight with a 39-0 rout of Minnesota on Saturday.

More>>

Ashland's Miller finishes 215th at NCAA cross country championships

Updated:

Ashland, Wis. native and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) senior Bryce Miller finished 215th on Saturday at the NCAA Division I cross country championships in Elsah, Ill.

More>>

UMD women 15th, men 25th at NCAA cross country championships

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's and women's cross country teams ran at the NCAA Division II championships Saturday morning, finishing 15th and 25th respectively.

More>>

Pokornowski runs, throws Cloquet to semifinal win, first state title game since '76

Updated:

Tim Pokornowski racked up more than 300 yards on Friday night, leading the Cloquet football team to a 40-21 win over South St. Paul in the MSHSL Class AAAA semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

More>>

CEC's Suominen, Hibbing's Hadrava lead locals at MSHSL girls' swim and dive meet

Updated:

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton junior Makayla Suominen completed step one in defending her 50-yard freestyle state title, finishing as the top seed Friday at the MSHSL Class A girls' swimming and diving championships.

More>>

Racek's overtime winner lifts Northland men over UW-Superior

Updated:

Josh Racek scored a goal 4:03 into overtime on Friday night, lifting the Northland men's hockey team to a 3-2 win over UW-Superior at Wessman Arena. 

More>>

Hermantown's Thomas scores twice, UMD nets NCHC win over Miami

Updated:

Hermantown, Minn. native Jared Thomas scored his first two goals of the season, helping the No. 14 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team to a 3-1 win over Miami on Friday night. 

More>>

Minnesota has three with double doubles, extends win streak to three games

Updated:

Jimmy Butler led a balanced set of Minnesota starters with 21 points and the Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak in Dallas with a 111-87 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.

More>>

Rogge extends scoring streak, lifts UMD women past MSU-Mankato

Updated:

Naomi Rogge scored early in the third period on Friday night, extending her point streak to six games and lifting the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team to a 2-1 win over MSU-Mankato at AMSOIL Arena.

More>>

Sinclair rink wins in extras, forces decisive game three at US Curling Trials

Updated:

Jamie Sinclair hit a simple draw to the eight foot to win on Friday afternoon, getting a 7-6 decision over Nina Roth and forcing a decisive game three in the women's final at the 2018 US Olympic Curling Trials in Omaha, Neb.

More>>

Duluth East's Donovan named to preseason all-USA boys' hockey team

Updated:

Duluth East junior forward Ryder Donovan has been named to the preseason all-USA boys' hockey team, it was announced on Friday morning. 

More>>

Grand Rapids native McLaughlin on USA Junior Select team

Updated:

Grand Rapids, Minn. native Blake McLaughlin has been named to the 2017 USA Junior Select team that will play in the 2017 World Junior A Challenge, it was announced on Friday afternoon. 

More>>

Woebler, Pipestone use long ball to beat ML-WR in Class AA semifinals

Updated:

Tyl Woebler caught two long touchdown passes and threw another on Friday afternoon, part of Pipestone's aerial assault that led to a 28-6 win over Moose Lake-Willow River in the MSHSL Class AA football semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

More>>

Duluth native, former UMD captain Toninato called up by Colorado

Updated:

Duluth, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey captain Dominic Toninato will get his first taste of life in the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche announced Friday morning on Twitter.

More>>

Duluthians Plys, Dropkin help McCormick slide past Shuster in Olympic Trials

Updated:

Duluth, Minn. natives Chris Plys and Korey Dropkin helped skip Heath McCormick to an upset win on Thursday night, beating John Shuster's team 5-3 in game one of the men's final at the 2017 United States Olympic Curling Trials in Omaha, Neb.

More>>

Duluthian Geving, Team Roth take lead in US Curling Olympic Trials

Updated:

Duluth, Minn. native Aileen Geving and her team, skipped by Nina Roth, got a 6-5 win on Thursday afternoon in game one of the women's final at the 2018 United States Olympic Curling Trials in Omaha, Neb.

More>>

With a flair for the dramatic, UMD volleyball continues in NSIC playoffs Video included

Updated:

The momentum had shifted heavily to Winona State, and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team was four points away from seeing its season potentially end without an invitation to the NCAA Division II tournament. 

More>>

Ashland's Miller qualifies for NCAA Division I cross country championships

Updated:

Ashland, Wis. native and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) senior Bryce Miller has qualified for the NCAA Division I cross country championships, which will be his first in his collegiate career. 

More>>

Minnesota rallies with four late goals, extends winning streak to four games

Updated:

Jason Zucker scored with 2:55 left and the Minnesota Wild scored four goals in less than six minutes in the third period to beat the Nashville Predators 6-4 on Thursday night.

More>>

St. Scholastica's Schommer, Dickinson picked for World Cup biathlon

Updated:

St. Scholastica nordic skiers Paul Schommer and Kelsey Dickinson have been selected to the United States biathlon team ahead of the first three IBU World Cup events in Europe, it was announced on Thursday. 

More>>

Former Hermantown D Gotz makes verbal commitment to Miami

Updated:

Hermantown, Minn. native Eric Gotz has made a verbal commitment to play Division I hockey for Miami University, he announced on Thursday evening via Twitter.

More>>

Basically born in the pool, Hibbing's Hadrava is now one of state's best Video included

Updated:

Hibbing senior Ashley Hadrava was basically born in the water, and that first love has never wavered as she now prepares to compete in a third straight MSHSL Class A girls' swimming and diving championships. 

More>>

After historic start, St. Scholastica faces big test at No. 4 Adrian Video included

Updated:

The St. Scholastica women's hockey team has had an historic start to the 2017-18 season, but the biggest test so far is awaiting the Saints this weekend. 

More>>

Duluth will open 2018 NWL season on the road, full schedule released

Updated:

The Duluth Huskies will open the 2018 season May 29th on the road against Mankato, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.

More>>

Superior's Thompson signs NLI, will join UMD softball in 2019

Updated:

Superior senior Erin Thompson signed her national letter of intent on Thursday afternoon, making official her verbal commitment from last week to the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) softball team.

More>>

Olley, Kelly help UMD volleyball survive scare in NSIC quarterfinals Video included

Updated:

Allison Olley came up with two big blocks in the fifth set and Keena Seifert finished the match with an ace, helping the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team to a dramatic 3-2 win over Winona State in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) quarterfinals. 

More>>

Even with storied past, ML-WR football still looking for a first Video included

Updated:

The Moose Lake-Willow River football team has been to the Minnesota state tournament 12 times since the turn of the century, but this year's Rebels still have a chance to make some history.

More>>

After split weekend, UMD's Sandelin focused on team's response Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team had a Jekyll and Hyde-type series this past weekend against Western Michigan, so now head coach Scott Sandelin is focused on the future.

More>>

After weekend off, UMD women hoping to play with more urgency Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team was idle this past weekend, and head coach Maura Crowell says her group used the time off primarily for self-evaluation. 

More>>

Towns gets double double on his birthday, Minnesota stops skid against San Antonio

Updated:

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds on his 22nd birthday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves stopped a 12-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 98-86 victory on Wednesday night.

More>>

Middleton scores 27, Milwaukee blocks 16 shots in win over Detroit

Updated:

Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21 and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 99-95 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

More>>

UMD men will get younger Anderson back, older brother and Swaney still out Video included

Updated:

Mikey Anderson will be back on the ice this weekend for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team, but his older brother Joey Anderson and Nick Swaney will miss their third straight weekend.

More>>

Esko's Olson leads St. Scholastica's eight all-UMAC performers

Updated:

Esko, Minn. native and St. Scholastica junior wide receiver Aaron Olson is one of eight Saints to be named to the all-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) first team, which was announced on Wednesday.

More>>

UMD captains Bassuener, Folkert highlight 19 all-NSIC selections

Updated:

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football senior captains Zach Bassuener and Nolan Folkert are among 19 Bulldogs to receive all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) North Division awards, which were announced on Wednesday.

More>>

Minnesota's Keenum will stay starting QB, face former team on Sunday

Updated:

Case Keenum will start again at quarterback this week for the Minnesota Vikings. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Keenum will keep his place running an offense that produced a season-high 38 points in the previous game at Washington.

More>>

Twin Ports to combine turkeys, bowling, and ice for a good cause

Updated:

For many of us, a "turkey" in bowling means nailing three strikes in a row, but on Wednesday, Duluthians will give it a whole new meaning. 

More>>

After waiting his time, Jago gets his shot with Duluth Denfeld boys' hockey team Video included

Updated:

Dale Jago was never shy to say he wanted to coach his own high school hockey team. So when the opportunity presented itself over the summer at Duluth Denfeld, he was quick to jump on it.

More>>

Sutherland scores twice, Duluth girls drop 2017-18 season opener Video included

Updated:

Izzy Sutherland scored two goals on Tuesday night, but she and the Duluth girls' hockey team dropped their season opener 5-3 to Cambridge-Isanti at the Heritage Sports Center. 

More>>

With monkey off the back, Cloquet now turns sights on state championship Video included

Updated:

The Cloquet football team was focused on one thing and one thing only --- get past the quarterfinal round at the state tournament.

More>>

Dubnyk posts third straight shutout, Minnesota blanks Philadelphia at home

Updated:

Devan Dubnyk posted his third straight shutout with 30 saves and Nino Niederreiter scored 12 seconds into the game for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

More>>

Back at NCAAs, UMD women hoping to continue top to bottom success Video included

Updated:

When senior captain Emi Trost was hurt early in the 2017 season, there were more questions than answers for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's cross country teams. 

More>>

Depth, teamwork the focus as UMD men run to NCAA championships Video included

Updated:

Sometimes you don't think about cross country as a team sport, but that's basically the only way it can be thought of for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's team.

More>>

Hermantown's Koepke among five who sign early NLIs for UMD men's hockey

Updated:

Hermantown, Minn. native Cole Koepke has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I hockey for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), the school announced on Tuesday.

More>>

After 100+ losses to playoffs, Minnesota's Molitor named AL manager of the year

Updated:

Paul Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after his Minnesota Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season.

More>>

Northlanders compete in Olympic Trials Curling in Omaha Video included

Updated:

 Several of Duluth's own were on the sheet Tuesday morning playing for a chance to represent the United States in South Korea in February.

More>>

Team Shuster, Team McCormick tied at top of standings Video included

Updated:

After losing their first match on Monday, Team Shuster and Team McCormick are tied at 4-1 at the top of the men's standings.

More>>

Towns and Butler post double-doubles, Minnesota outlasts Utah on the road

Updated:

Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98 on Monday night. 

More>>

Senior leaders big part of Scholastica's hot start, games with No. 4 Adrian loom

Updated:

The St. Scholastica women's hockey team is off to the best start in program history, but this weekend will bring a chance for that team to really put itself on the college hockey map. That's a two-game road series against No. 4 Adrian, which was the NCAA Division III runner-up last season.

More>>

Antetokounmpo scores 27, Milwaukee beats Memphis for third straight win

Updated:

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 110-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

More>>

With new guy at the controls, expectations for Hermantown hockey don't change Video included

Updated:

Patrick Andrews knows the expectations of the Hermantown boys' hockey program, and he knows they won't change even for a first-year head coach like himself. The goal is always the state championship.

More>>

As Randolph nears win No. 600, Duluth East returns plenty of experience Video included

Updated:

On paper, the Duluth East boys hockey teams dangerous. Real dangerous. The Greyhounds will return their top 10 scorers from the 2016-17 season, with 89.4 percent of the team's points coming from underclassmen.

More>>

Grand Rapids' McLaughlin won't return for senior season, will stay in USHL Video included

Updated:

On day one of the 2017-18 season, the Grand Rapids boys' hockey team got maybe the worst news possible. Blake McLaughlin won't be back.

More>>

Minnesota F Zucker named NHL's first star of the week

Updated:

Minnesota forward Jason Zucker has been named the NHL's first star of the week, it was announced on Monday morning. Zucker has scored the Wild's last six goals --- one shy of a league record --- and helped the team to a (2-2-0) mark on its four-game road swing.

More>>

After weekend split, UMD men down to No. 14 in USCHO poll

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team moved down two spots to No. 14 in this week's United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) Division I poll, which was released on Monday morning. 

More>>

UMD stays put in AVCA poll, will start NSIC tournament on Wednesday Video included

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) volleyball team stayed put at No. 6 in this week's American Volleyball Coaches' Association (AVCA) Division II poll, which was released on Monday afternoon.

More>>

After missing NCAAs, UMD football inches back into AFCA poll

Updated:

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team has moved back into the American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) Division II poll, which was released on Monday afternoon.

More>>

Keenum, Vikings keep rolling by beating Redskins 38-30

Case Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers to build a big lead, and the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings won their fifth in a row Washington Redskins 38-30 Sunday despite two second-half interceptions.

More>>

Packers win first game without Rodgers, beat Bears 23-16

Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Green Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday.

More>>

Lessons from a legend: Laettner hosts basketball camp

Updated:

Local youth basketball players and coaches received hoops lessons for a lifetime over the weekend in a three-day camp hosted by two-time NCAA champion Christian Laettner in Esko, Minn. 

More>>

UMD football misses out on NCAA II playoffs, to play in Mineral Water Bowl

Updated:

For the second time in the past three seasons, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team will miss out on playing in the NCAA Division II Playoffs, it was announced on Sunday. 

More>>

Iverson scores 17, Badgers overpower Yale in easy win

Khalil Iverson, held scoreless in Wisconsin's season debut two days earlier, led the Badgers with 17 points Sunday as they cruised to an 89-61 win over Yale.

More>>

No. 18 Broncos edge No. 12 Bulldogs in chippy battle, take series finale 5-0 Video included

Updated:

13 penalties, including two majors, were assessed on Saturday night, and the No. 18 Western Michigan men's hockey team made the most of the opportunities by defeating No. 12 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) 5-0 in the series finale at AMSOIL Arena. 

More>>

Jason Zucker scores 6th goal in 3 games, Wild top Flyers 1-0

Jason Zucker scored his sixth goal in three games and Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves for his second straight shutout to give the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

More>>

Hibbing's Hadrava, CEC's Suominen break records to highlight Section 7A swim meet Video included

Updated:

Hibbing's Ashley Hadrava and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton's Makayla Suominen both broke two individual section records to highlight the MSHSL Section 7A Girls' Swimming & Diving Finals at Hibbing High School on Saturday.  

More>>

Defense, run game lift Pierz past Proctor in state tournament

Updated:

The Pierz football team ran for five touchdowns and continued to display one of the state's stingiest defenses in a 42-13 win over Proctor in the MSHSL Class AAA state tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at Brainerd High School. 

More>>

Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win Saturday over the Hawkeyes.

More>>

Early lead doesn't hold, Hilltoppers drop season opener to Packers Video included

Updated:

The Duluth Marshall girls' hockey team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but South St. Paul scored four unanswered goals to win 4-2 at Mars Lakeview Arena on Saturday in the Hilltoppers' season opener.  

More>>

Larson, UMD football steamroll Mary to close out regular season

Updated:

Quarterback John Larson passed for 235 yards and totaled five touchdowns to lift the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team to a 62-27 win over the University of Mary to close out the regular season on Saturday at the Bismarck Bowl in Bismarck, North Dakota.  

More>>

Croft, Minnesota run over Nebraska 54-21

Quarterback Demry Croft ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Rodney Smith added 134 yards rushing and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Minnesota ran over Nebraska 54-21 on Saturday.

More>>

Hovland qualifies for NCAAs, leads Saints XC in Central Regional

Updated:

Casey Hovland turned in a third place finish in the Women's 6k on Saturday to qualify for the National Championships and lead the St. Scholastica women's cross country team to a 13th place finish at the NCAA Division III Central Region Cross Country Championships in Northfield, Minn. 

More>>

Yellowjackets fall one goal short to No. 6 St. Thomas in first-ever NCAAs

Updated:

The University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) men's soccer team did something that no other team has against No. 6 St. Thomas all season: score three goals. It turned out, though, that the Yellowjackets needed one more in a 4-3 loss to the Tommies in the NCAA Division III National Tournament on Saturday in St. Paul, Minn.  

More>>

Saints offense stymied in national tournament loss to No. 15 UW-La Crosse

Updated:

After a one-year hiatus from the NCAA Division III Tournament, the St. Scholastica women's soccer team returned to the national tournament to face No. 15 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Saturday, which resulted in a 2-0 loss on at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex in La Crosse, Wis.  

More>>

Grand Rapids' Peterson returns from injury, carries No. 12 UMD men to 3-0 win Video included

Updated:

Grand Rapids, Minn. native Avery Peterson returned from a four-game injury absence to score two goals, lifting the No. 12 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's hockey team to a 3-0 win in the series opener against No. 18 Western Michigan on Friday at AMSOIL Arena. 

More>>

Porkonowski, Wehr lead Cloquet to first-ever state tournament win over Becker

Updated:

Quarterback Tim Porkonowski and running back Spencer Wehr both had two rushing touchdowns to lead the Cloquet football team to its first-ever state tournament victory, a 36-21 win over Becker in the MSHSL Class AAAA quarterfinals in St. Cloud, Minn. on Friday.

More>>

Schmidt has big night, North Woods falls to Nevis in first-ever state tournament game Video included

Updated:

Led by four rushing touchdowns from Kyle Schmidt, the Nevis football team handed North Woods a 42-14 loss in the Grizzlies' first-ever appearance in the MSHSL 9-Man state tournament quarterfinals at Bemidji State University on Friday.

More>>

Hoeper's four TDs lift Stephen-Argyle to state tournament win over Cromwell-Wright Video included

Updated:

Running back Joston Hoeper ran for four touchdowns on Friday, leading the Stephen-Argyle Central football team to a 39-22 win over Cromwell-Wright in the MSHSL 9-Man state tournament quarterfinals at Bemidji State University. 

More>>

Jordan Murphy, No. 15 Minnesota overpower SC Upstate 92-77

Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Reggie Lynch added 15 points and 10 rebounds and 15th-ranked Minnesota overpowered South Carolina Upstate in the season opener for a 92-77 victory on...

More>>

Little runs wild, Rebels rout West Central in Class AA quarters

Updated:

Colton Little ran for 289 yards and four touchdowns to lift the Moose Lake-Willow River football team to a 41-14 rout of West Central Area to open the MSHSL Class AA state tournament on Friday in Brainerd, Minn. 

More>>

Stegora stays hot, CSS women cruise past Northland College Video included

Updated:

Senior forward Emily Stegora continued her hot start to the season on Friday, scoring a goal and tallying two assists to lead the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) women's hockey team to a 4-0 win over Northland College at Mars Lakeview Arena.  

More>>

Revamped Wisconsin opens with 85-50 win over SC State

Ethan Happ had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Wisconsin opened a season of transition with an 85-50 win on Friday night over South Carolina State.

More>>

Wins at state have eluded Proctor football, but that can change tomorrow Video included

Updated:

Simply put, wins at the Minnesota state tournament have been hard to come by for the Proctor football team over the years. 

More>>

  • Meet the Sports TeamMeet the Sports TeamMore>>

  • Zach Schneider

    Zach Schneider

    Zach is homegrown in the Northland, having gone to high school at Duluth Marshall before graduating summa cum laude in 2010 from St. Scholastica with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

    Zach is homegrown in the Northland, having gone to high school at Duluth Marshall before graduating summa cum laude in 2010 from St. Scholastica with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

  • Alec Bochner

    Alec Bochner

    Alec joined KBJR6 in January of 2016. He worked five months as a General News Reporter before moving into the sports department as the Weekend Sports Anchor in May. A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Alec attended school at Chapman University in Orange, California.

    Alec joined KBJR6 in January of 2016. He worked five months as a General News Reporter before moving into the sports department as the Weekend Sports Anchor in May.

Powered by Frankly