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 By Press reports    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Elementary students treated to Wild visit

The NAHL Minnesota Wilderness hockey team visited with Moose Lake Community School elementary students Monday, March 20. The team members, including Moose Lake senior No. 19 Bryceton Butkiewicz,...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Rebels track boys seek True Team title, girls grow in numbers

Head Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels track and field coach Tony Andres, in his seventh season at the helm, has every reason to be optimistic for this year's team. The Rebels brings back a contingent...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 23, 2017 

Rebels softball girls set sights on 7AA title, a trip to state

After tying the best finish since 1996 as the Section 7AA runner-up last year, the 2017 Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels softball girls have set their sights set on winning the Section 7AA title to...

 

Danny Lilya receives Spirit of Sport Award

Danny Lilya, a sophomore student-athlete at Moose Lake High School, has been selected the 2017 national recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 16, 2017

Bird girls picked to play in prestigious tourney

Senior defenseman Jamie Bird and senior forward Jessica Bird were recently picked to play in the prestigious High Performance National Invite Tournament to be held on April 20-23 at Edina. Players...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 16, 2017

Bombers season ends in nail-biter

The Barnum Bombers boys basketball team began their post-season playoff run facing the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars March 9. This was a matchup that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. It was a ba...

 

Squirts win district championship

The Moose Lake Area Hockey Squirt B team took home the district championship trophy in Superior, Wisconsin, recently. The Moose Lake Area Rebels defeated Duluth Heights 4-1, Silver Bay 3-2 in...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 9, 2017

Rebels rally to top Tigers in double OT

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels rallied on Senior Night to top a taller Rush City Tigers team 82-74 in double- overtime on Thursday, March 2, for the regular season finale and to retire the Moose...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 9, 2017

Barnum Bombers crush Two Harbors Agates

The Barnum Bombers continued to roll over the competition as they hosted the Agates of Two Harbors March 3. From the get-go, the Bombers showed no mercy. The duo of Daniel Gilchrist and Reece Parks...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 9, 2017

Four MLA girls chosen for All-Star game

Four girls from the record-setting 20-6-1 Moose Lake Area Rebels were honored to be chosen to be on rosters for the K1 Northern Minnesota All-Star game held at Cloquet on Tuesday, February 28. Each...

 

Lilya nominated for Spirit of Sport Award

Each year, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) nominates one recipient from across the state for the National High School Spirit of Sport Award. The recipient could be a coach,...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 2, 2017

Bombers squeak by Bluejackets

It was a hard fought battle as the Barnum Bombers boys basketball team hosted the Hibbing Bluejackets February 24. It was a double whammy with Bombers Reece Parks and Daniel Gilchrist in the first...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    March 2, 2017

Barnum makes easy work of Braham

The Barnum Bombers met the Braham Bombers on the floor in Barnum, in a game in which the Bombers would surely win. Barnum's Liz Carlson put Braham on notice right away as she landed a trifecta of thre...

 

Wrestlers excel

The Rebels Takedown Club has some busy weekends behind them, moving forward now to two state qualifiers in Aitkin and Cloquet and state tournaments for Jaycees and MNUSA wrestling in Grand Rapids and...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 2, 2017

Rebels toppled by undefeated Tigers

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels girls were toppled 53-19 by the undefeated 22-0 but unranked Rush City Tigers in Willow River on Thursday, February 23. The Tigers roared to a 34-4 halftime lead...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    March 2, 2017

Rebels boys use stats to beat Cardinals

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels boys basketball team used superior statistics in every category except one to beat the Cromwell-Wright Cardinals 68-53 on a night that inducted two into the Wall of...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    February 23, 2017

MLA boys edged by Ely in overtime

Ely scored first and last and it was enough for the Timberwolves to win as the Moose Lake Area boys hockey team was edged 2-1 in an overtime heartbreaker on Parents and Senior Night as the regular...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    February 23, 2017

Bombers soar over Cardinals

The Barnum Bombers took the short trip to Cromwell to take on the Cardinals February 14. The game started off as a back and forth battle with both sides putting up a good show. The Cardinals and...

 
 By Dan Lingle    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Bombers meet Rebels on hardwood

The Barnum Bombers traveled to Willow River to take on the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels February 9 on Coaches vs. Cancer night. The Rebels struck first, but Bomber Bailey Wheeler answer ed with a...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    February 16, 2017

Barnum free throws overshadow MLWR

After the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels had shot and made a disproportionate number of free throws to beat Barnum 52-41 in Moose Lake on December 9, the Bombers turned the tables and overshadowed...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    February 16, 2017

Record-setting Rebels bumped out by Bluejackets

With defending Section 7A champs top-seeded Proctor-Hermantown getting upset by fifth-seeded Duluth Marshall, the 20-5-1 and second-seeded Moose Lake Area Rebels were hoping to have a realistic shot a...

 

Free throw contest winners

Pictured are the winners of the Knight of Columbus District Free Throw Championship held on February 5 at Pine City High School. These winners advance to Aitkin on February 26 at 12:30 p.m. for the...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    February 9, 2017

MLA comes back to beat Bluejackets

The Moose Lake Area girls came back from a 2-0 second-period deficit to present their parents with more than carnations and hugs as the Rebels earned a nail-biter of a 3-2 win over the...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    February 2, 2017

Rebels bounce back to beat Broncos

The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team bounced back from the disappointing slip to the Mirage on Thursday, January 27 to build confidence by beating a very good International Falls Broncos team 4-2 at...

 

Free throw contest

Pictured are this year's first place winners of the local 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held January 29 in Willow River. These winners will advance to the next competition level...

 

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