Duluth East junior forward Phil Beaulieu will be one of Minnesota's most-watched high school players in 2012-13. Howie Hanson / Black Woods Sports

Howie Hanson: East seeks fifth straight high school summer hockey title

Four-time defending champion Duluth East is competing in a 16-team summer high school hockey tournament this weekend at Eagan Civic Center in Eagan, Minn. Tourney teams are grouped into four pools. The defending Section 7AA champion Greyhounds [...]
The Minnesota state champion Duluth Denfeld Venom. Submitted

Howie Hanson: Denfeld Venom girls soccer team wins state championship

The Duluth Denfeld Venom won the 2012 MYSA U-14 Classic 3 state championship with a 1-0 victory over the Sibley Sting on Wednesday at Lucy Winton Bell Complex in Lakeland, Minn. “I think I can speak for the coaching staff, parents, family [...]

Howie Hanson: Wisconsin Wilderness junior team moving to Cloquet

The Wisconsin Wilderness, a men’s junior hockey team and fierce rival of the Duluth Clydesdales who compete in the Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL), will relocate to Cloquet for the 2012-13 season, Wilderness head coach [...]
Dan Moline is seeking his second local tournament victory of the season, having previously won the prestigious Reidar Lund Memorial at Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth. Howie Hanson / Black Woods Sports

Howie Hanson: A Moline-Oakes playoff at Cloquet Invitational?

In a 54-hole local amateur golf tournament, at the end of the final day, Dan Moline of Duluth and Andrew Oakes of Hermantown figure to be at or near the top of the final leaderboard. Talent always rises to the top. So, it’s not surprising [...]
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Howie Hanson: Little League Notebook

The Hermantown Pirates of the Quad Cities Majors Little League, the Black Woods Sports Athletes of the Week, are a strong team with determination and a continued drive to win, coach Blaine Peterson said. “The focus in on fundamentals [...]

Howie Hanson: City of Duluth trails update

A city of Duluth trails update: . The COGGS mountain biking trails are not open due to wet conditions. It is possible the trails will be open next week. . Kingsbury Trail is closed. . Western Waterfront Trail is passable. Hikers are asked [...]

Howie Hanson: Duluth East hires head coaches

Joaquim Harris will succeed Bill Kunze as the head girl’s basketball coach at Duluth East High School. Harris, a manager-supervisor for St Louis County Public Health and Human Services, played professional basketball in Europe and in [...]

Howie Hanson: Duluth East, Marshall prep hockey teams to watch next season

Thirsty for high school hockey juice in mid-June? Duluth East and Grand Rapids will be teams to watch in Section 7AA next season, with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hanging around as a strong darkhorse. Marshall, Hibbing, Denfeld and Virginia look to [...]
Michael Suiter has exploded to a ridiculously strong start to the 2012 Northwoods League wood-bat season. Howie Hanson / Black Woods Sports (iPhone 4s pix)

Howie Hanson: Suiter off to strong start for Huskies; Gitchi Gummi U15C1 boys win tourney

Michael Suiter is tearing the cover off the ball for the Duluth Huskies this summer. The University of Kansas true freshman, who started in 46 of 48 games in left field and hit .226 for the Jayhawks this spring, is off to a ridiculously strong [...]