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 By Al Rose    Opinion    January 11, 2018

Springing forward into retirement

Editor's note: Al has a lot to say about reporting on local sports for the last 17 years. Here is part two of two. Yes it is true. I retired, effective Friday, December 22, from the position of Moose...

 
 By Al Rose    Opinion    January 4, 2018

More than just a job to cover sports last 17 years

Editor's note: Al has a lot to say about covering sports here for the last 17 years. Here is part one of two. As many of you have likely gathered from the grapevine, social media or via spotting the...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 28, 2017

MLA girls eke out O.T. win

After having doubled up North Shore by a score of 6-3 on November 14, the Moose Lake Area girls hockey team needed overtime to eke out a 3-2 win over the Storm at Riverside Arena on Tuesday, December...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 21, 2017

Rebels respond to blank Bluejackets

The Moose Lake Area Rebels, now waiting to be ranked, bounced back from Tuesday's loss and responded big with a 3-0 blanking of the 11th-ranked rival Hibbing-Chisholm Bluejackets at Riverside Arena on...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 14, 2017

MLWR boys edge Barnum

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels boys used better balance in scoring and three more free throws to edge the Bombers 47-44 in Barnum on Friday, December 8. The Rebels had three players in double...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 14, 2017

Bombers out-distance Rebels

The Bombers trailed 28-29 at halftime, but Barnum responded big to out-distance the Moose Lake/Willow River girls in Willow River on Thursday, December 7. Barnum out-scored the Rebels 29-15 to win...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 14, 2017

MLA boys shut out

The Moose Lake Area Rebels boys hockey team was shut-out 5-0 by the Chisago Lakes Tigers at Riverside Arena on Tuesday, December 5. On the brighter side, the 0-3 Rebels out-shot the Tigers 31-22....

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 7, 2017

Rebels jump on Jaguars

The Moose Lake/Willow River girls basketball team used a pressuring defense and jumped to a 41-9 halftime lead over the Jaguars before coasting to a big 56-25 victory against Hinckley-Finlayson in...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    December 7, 2017

Rebels boys fall to Trojans

The Moose Lake/Willow River boys basketball team fell hard on the hardwood with a 65-48 loss to the Rushford-Peterson Trojans in the second game of a twin bill in Moose Lake on Saturday, December 2....

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 30, 2017

MLA girls skate to 1-1 tie

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake on Tuesday, November 21. Senior goalie Maddy Gamst kept the...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 23, 2017

Rebels end season in semifinal

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels football team had far superior yardage with the running game, but fell 28-6 to the Pipestone Area Arrows' very potent passing game in the Class AA semifinal game...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 16, 2017

Rebels win again

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels are off to their best start since the team that was the State Class AA runner-up with a heartbreaking loss in the last seconds to perennial powerhouse Caledonia in...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 16, 2017

MLA falls

The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team lost 5-1 to Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City in Moose Lake at Riverside Arena on Saturday, November 11. The Rebels were outshot 43-11. Maddy Gamst had 38 saves...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 9, 2017

Rebels blaze by Royals to take away title

The 5-5 third-seeded red-hot Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels made it four wins in a row in front of blaze-orange clad fans to take the title away from the 2016 defending champion 8-1 and top-seeded...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 2, 2017

Game on!

The third-seeded 5-4 Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels racked up 450 rushing yards and had 20 first downs with no fumbles on the way to overwhelming the second-seeded 7-2 Barnum Bombers by a score of...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    November 2, 2017

Rebels take down Wrens, fight Vikings

It appeared the third-seeded 14-9 Moose Lake-Willow River girls would get their sixth sweep of the 2017 season, but the Section 7A Subsection 1 second-round match against 13-11 and sixth-seeded...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 26, 2017

Rebels down Gobblers

The Rebels showed great reliance and resolve and avenged one of last year’s losses as they put it all together to down the Gobblers. The 44-member MLWR varsity squad combined to play an excellent...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 26, 2017

Benzie gets 1,000 digs

Moose Lake/Willow River avoided a sweep, but was unable to contend with a very good Carlton Bulldogs volleyball team's hitting and blocking as the Rebels fell 3-1 in Moose Lake on Tuesday, October...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 19, 2017

MLWR downs Floodwood in five

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels used ace serves in a five-set marathon match to help down the Floodwood Polar Bears 3-2 in Moose Lake on Tuesday, October 10. The set scores in the two-hour match...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 19, 2017

Rebels battle Dragons

More hard times and bad luck hit Moose Lake/Willow River on Friday, October 13, as the Rebels' offense faltered again during an 18-7 homecoming loss to the Pine City Dragons in Willow River. Two lost...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 12, 2017

Rebels race away with win at East Central

The Rebels allowed the Eagles to score more than 10 points in only one game as MLWR raced away with a sweep at East Central on Monday, October 2 at East Central. The game scores in the one hour and...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 12, 2017

Rebels run into fumble troubles

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels, at No. 4 according to the Quality Rating Formula, were hoping to avenge last year's 37-36 loss and to gain some ground on the 5-1 No. 1 Barnum Bombers with a...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    October 5, 2017

Rebels beat Panthers

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels used communication and cooperation to spread the ball around with three girls in the double digits in the kills category to beat a good blocking and digging South...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    September 21, 2017

Rebels ice I-Falls with shut-out

The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels further proved the football co-op works as they played very good on both sides of the ball to ice the International Falls Broncos with a big 42-0 Mercy Rule running...

 
 By Al Rose    Sports    September 21, 2017

MLWR uses balance to outlast Cloquet

The Class A Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels combined for better overall balance to come back from being down a game twice and wore down Cloquet before overcoming the Class AA Lumberjacks in the fifth...

 

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