Tim Bouvine: New world order diminishes Olympic impact

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics begins today in London — and yet the anticipation appears to be less than energetic as the world gathering has become less and less unique due to changing political and economic conditions. Gone [...]
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 [...]

Brian Prudhomme: Huskies and their fans look to keep momentum

My last name Prudhomme has a wide variety of French to English translations. I have heard everything from “proud man,” to “wise man,” or even “well-mannered man.” As someone who aspires to be any and all [...]

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 [...]

Tim Bouvine: A healthy Mauer still no ordinary Joe

Perhaps no other Minnesota Twin has been the subject of derision more than All-Star catcher Joe Mauer, while accomplishing so much in his eight and a half-year major league career. The three-time American League batting champion with a career [...]

Brian Prudhomme: Huskies short on fans, not talent

Given my own physical limitations, one of the most difficult “game day” experiences I have in providing online play-by-play coverage for the Duluth Huskies is simply making the trek to the top of Wade Stadium to reach the press box. [...]
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 [...]

Tim Bouvine: Least tenured Twin has most trading value

Three and a half months and 21 home runs into his first season with the Minnesota Twins, outfielder Josh Willingham has already become the most valuable Twin on the open market. The question staring Twins general manager Terry Ryan in the face [...]