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Hilltoppers plant flag in the State Semifinal, Marshall advances to State Championship Video included

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Marshall entered a familiar stage on Friday. The Hilltoppers were back in the Class AA State Semifinal for the second straight season. In 2017, Marshall would lose and finish with a 4th place trophy.

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South Ridge moves onto State Semifinal, Panthers over Rushford-Peterson 5-1 Video included

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South Ridge is in the state baseball tournament for the first time in school history. The Panthers would earn the number 3 seed. They would pair up with Rushford-Peterson.

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Pedersen deals, Marshall advances to the State Semifinal Video included

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Marshall is back in the state tournament for the second straight season and the Hilltoppers entered the quarterfinal with the number one seed. They would draw St. Cloud Cathedral. The Hilltoppers would win 6-2. Marshall pitcher Ben Pedersen threw 9 strike outs and only allowed 2 hits in 7 innings of work CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE BOX SCORE "That was great. When you get a big lead early, it really let's you just sort of get into a groove on the mound. You don't really have to... More>>

South Ridge to focus on its strengths during this State Tournament Video included

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South Ridge won its first ever Sectional Title last week and the Panthers are preparing for its first ever trip to the state tournament. South Ridge will try to focus on its own strengths to be successful in the quarterfinal.

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Grand Rapids back in the state tournament for the first time since 2012 Video included

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Grand Rapids started the season on a six game losing streak. Things would later turn around, especially during the postseason. The Thunderhawks will enter the state tournament for the first time since 2012.

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A more experienced Marshall ball club is ready for the State Quarterfinal Video included

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Duluth Marshall returns to the state tournament for the second straight season. The Hilltoppers say their experience last season will help calm their nerves as they enter the Class AA State Quarterfinal. .

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State golf championship recap - Day 2 Video included

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Cloquet-Esko hasn't participated, as a boys team, in the state golf tournament in more than 30 years. The team would finish in 4th place in Class AA. Freshmen Sam Baker shot a 144 and finished tied for 4th place. In class AA girls, International Falls finished in 5th place. 

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4 sport athlete Nick Carlson is ready for his 2nd state tournament in 2018 Video included

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A three sport athlete's schedule can be a busy one but a four sport athlete has even more on their plate. South Ridge senior stand out Nick Carlson has already took part in the state track meet in 2018. Now the outfielder prepares for the state baseball tournament. KBJR's Matt Halverson caught up with the senior for our Athlete of the Week.  More>>

Cloquet-Esko Boys, International Falls Girls in 4th place after the 1st round at State Video included

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A number of area athletes took part in the first round of the golf state tournament.

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South Ridge to focus on themselves as the state quarterfinal draws near Video included

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The state tournament is about two days away! South Ridge captured its first ever Sectional Title after winning back to back games against Carlton. The Panthers will now enter uncharted territory.

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Marshall earns #1 seed but Coach Wicklund says anything can happen Video included

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2017 was a special season for the Duluth Marshall baseball team. It was the first time the team earned a spot in the state tournament. Fast forward to present day and the Hilltoppers are back in the fold.

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State tournament baseball pairings announced: Marshall awarded top seed Video included

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The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) State Baseball Tournament pairings were announced Saturday morning. In Class AA, Duluth Marshall earns the top seed and will take on St. Cloud Cathedral in the opening round on Thursday at 10a.m. 

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Cloquet runner Kelley, Mesabi's Hill both take home first place at state

Among the several top finishers from the Northland, Cloquet's Kendra Kelley and Mesabi East's Ava Hill captured first place in their respective events in the Class AA and A MSHSL Girls' and Boys' State Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Hamline University.  

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Carlton claims Consolation Title Video included

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Carlton finished it's 2016-17 with a pair of losses at the state tournament. In the 2017-18, the Bulldogs fell in the first in the first round but picked up a win in the consolation bracket. Carlton defeated Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 6-1. Carlton finished its season 17-4 CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE BOX SCORE More>>

Huskies start 4 game home stand with a win Video included

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The Duluth Huskies opened up the four game home stand with the Willmar Stingers. Huskies came up with a 11-8 victory. Duluth moves to 7-4 on the season and will wrap up the two game series on Saturday at 6:35 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE BOX SCORE More>>

Esko gets shut out in Class AA Consolation Final Video included

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Esko squared off with Cotter-Hope-Lutheran on Friday in the Consolation Championship. The Eskomos were coming off of a 7-0 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Cotter would shut out Esko 6-0. Pitcher Emilee Wilson pitched a complete game with 7 strike outs. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE BOX SCORE More>>

Denfeld's Demetri Bush crown Class A Singles Tennis Champion Video included

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Duluth Denfeld's David Demetri Bush earned the 3 seed heading into the individual boys state tournament. Bush would continue to battle through 4 different opponents and captured his first state title. The senior defeated Parker Law 6-4, 6-1. More>>

South Ridge wins 7A Sectional Title, Panthers headed to State Video included

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In the 7A Sectional Bracket, top seeded South Ridge needed to win back to back games to advance to the state tournament. The match up between South Ridge vs. Carlton would be moved to the the NBC Sports Complex.

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Grand Rapids stays hot, Thunderhawks win 7AAA Sectional Title Video included

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Grand Rapids only won 6 regular season games but the Thunderhawks would get hot in the postseason. On Thursday, Rapids could claim a 7AAA Sectional Championship.

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Marshall dominates to earn 2nd straight 7AA Sectional Championship Video included

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Marshall had to win back to back games on Thursday in order to advance to the state tournament. The Hilltoppers did just that and captured a 2nd straight 7AA Sectional Championship. Marshall defeated Esko 4-1 and 23-1. More>>

Carlton advances to the Class A Consolation Final Video included

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Carlton's run in the winner bracket ended early but the Bulldogs' season continues. Carlton defeats Hayfield 2-1 in the Consolation Bracket.

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Esko punches ticket to the Class AA Consolation Final Video included

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Esko may have fell in the State Quarterfinal but the Eskomos would make their presence known in Class AA Consolation bracket. Esko would defeat Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 7-0.

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A heartbreaking loss for Carlton in the State Quarterfinal Video included

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Carlton would battle it out with Randolph but would ultimately fall 4-3 in the 7th inning. The Bulldogs will face Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the Consolation bracket. More>>

Esko falls in the State Quarterfinal Video included

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For the third straight season, Esko is back in the state softball tournament. The Eskomos would face Pipestone Area in the quarterfinals.  Esko would quickly fall behind and wouldn't score a single run until the 5th inning. They would fall 4-1. More>>

Eskomos to ride positive attitude before taking the State Quarterfinal field Video included

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Esko is headed back to the State Tournament for the third straight season. The Eskomos will look to continue its winning ways as they are currently on a 6 game winning streak.

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Wolfpack's magical season ends at Sectional Final Video included

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In its 3rd season as a program, the Duluth Wolfpack has been dominate in 2018. Entering Wednesday, the Wolfpack only had 1 loss. They would face Centennial in its first ever Sectional Final.

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Bulldogs talk improvements as they prepare for state Video included

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Carlton is back in the state tournament and will look to not have an early exit. The Bulldogs (15-3) and will face Randolph (22-1) in the State Quarterfinal. Carlton Head Coach Melissa Clark talks about what needs to happen to be successful in the tournament. "I think we just need to pick up our hitting, back to what we normally do, just pick up the hitting a little bit. We had some quality hits today, we hit some line drives right out to our players, can't do much about that, b... More>>

Esko plates 1 in pitcher's duel with Marshall Video included

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The winner of the 7AA Sectional Semifinal would punch its ticket to a 5 p.m. championship game on Thursday at Wade Stadium. Esko would face Duluth Marshall at the NBC Sports Complex. Earlier in the season, Hilltoppers took down the Eskomos 9-2. With redemption on their minds, Esko would battle it out with Marshall in a pitcher's duel. Eskomos would win 1-0 off of a lone RBI single by Branden Matteen.  Esko pitcher Brody Kaldahl threw 7 strike out and didn't allow a single a ru... More>>

WALK IT OFF! Carlton earns a spot in the 7A Sectional Championship Video included

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The 7A Sectional semifinal stage was set and Carlton would face South Ridge one more time. The two teams met earlier in the season and the Panthers topped the Bulldogs 12-0 in April. On Tuesday, Carlton would score quickly in the 2nd inning. In the 6th inning, off of a wild pitch, South Ridge was able to tie the game up at 2. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Chase Parker hit an RBI single that would secure a 3-2 win in favor of Carlton. "We keep talking about, you know, wearin... More>>

Northwestern's Trevor Priem finishes his season at state Video included

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Northwestern's Trevor Priem finished the state tournament in 45th place. More>>

Esko set to meet a familiar foe in the State Quarterfinal Video included

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Last Friday the Esko softball team defeated Virginia 5-2 to claim its third straight 7AA Sectional Title. For the second time in a row, Esko will face Pipestone Area in the State Quarterfinals.

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Wolfpack is headed to 1st ever Sectional Championship Video included

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The Duluth Wolfpack has only been a team for three years and for the first time ever, the team would compete in a Sectional Semifinal. Duluth would trail Blaine the entire game but heading into the 4th quarter, the Wolfpack would start to rally. Being down 5-4, the Wolfpack would score 3 goals and win 7-6. Jayden Erie would finish the night with 3 goals. The 2nd seed Wolfpack will face 4th seed Centennial on Wednesday in the Section 7 Championship. Game time is at noon (tentative) a... More>>

Carlton to use previous state experience to its advantage Video included

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Carlton captured its second straight 7A Sectional Title on Friday to punch its ticket to its 2nd straight state tournament. The Bulldogs claim the 5th seed in the tournament. The team plans to use last season's experience to its advantage and will make tweaks this week as they prepare for their opponent. "I think it will definitely benefit us, last year was our first year ever being down there as a school, everybody just didn't know what to quite expect. We played a little bit ... More>>

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