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 [...]

Five-member 2012 class to be inducted into DECC Athletic Hall of Fame

A brother race car driving tandem from Duluth, a multi-sport athlete from Moose Lake, a former NFL on-field official from Gilbert and a Duluth sports radio and television broadcaster comprise the Class of 2012 to be enshrined in the DECC Athletic [...]

DECC Athletic Hall of Fame seeking nominations for 2012 class

The DECC Athletic Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the induction class of 2012. The 24th induction ceremony is Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Harbor Side Convention Center at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Selection criteria [...]
Recently-released drawings for a newly remodeled Wade Stadium complex in West Duluth. Submitted

Reinert pushes for
Wade Stadium upgrades

Senator Roger Reinert’s bill (SF385), which would help fund renovations to Wade Stadium in West Duluth, was heard Wednesday night in the Senate Capital Investment Committee. Testifying in support of the bill were Brian Hanson, director of [...]

Bulldogs track & field teams strong at conference meets

The UMD men’s and women’s track & field teams competed at their conference meets over the weekend in Mankato. The men’s team finished 6th overall, while the women’s team finished 7th overall. To emphasize the quality [...]
Alex Toscano had a goal and two assists to lead Duluth East past St. Francis 7-0 in a Section 7AA high school boy's hockey quarterfinal game Tuesday night in Duluth. Howie Hanson / BlackWoodsSports.com

Duluth East wins, Cloquet and Grand Rapids lose in 7AA boy’s hockey playoffs

Top-ranked Duluth East defeated St. Francis 7-0, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton lost to host Elk River 4-3 and Grand Rapids was upset by visiting Forest Lake 3-2 in Section 7AA high school boy’s hockey quarterfinal games Tuesday night. Duluth East’s [...]

Denfeld, Cloquet post District 11
Pee Wee A playoff victories

Fourth-seeded Denfeld defeated No. 5 Proctor 9-1 and No. 2 Cloquet edged No. 3 Duluth East 5-4 in overtime in District 11 Pee Wee A playoff games Monday night at Heritage Center. Braydin Larson scored four goals for Denfeld, and Blake Bergquist [...]
Haley Irwin

Irwin among 2012 Patty Kazmaier nominees

Just two days removed from stamping her name into the Bulldogs women’s hockey record books, Haley Irwin today was named one of 30 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award nominees by the USA Hockey Foundation. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native was one [...]
Jack Connolly. Rachel

Jack Connolly: Alpha dog

By Matt Busch Jack Connolly just looks like a hockey player. His slightly askew set of teeth and his distinct omni-present playoff beard make him instantly recognizable to any northland hockey fan. His look wouldn’t mean much if he couldn’t [...]