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The Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels girls basketball team lost two more games this past week against Duluth/Marshall on Tuesday and Cromwell on Thursday.

Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team was plagued by COVID-19 protocol for the unvaccinated, leaving the Rebels’ varsity team without eight of their athletes. The Rebels were scheduled to play Cromwell-Wright at home on Friday, Jan. 7. 

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On Saturday, Jan. 8 the Moose Lake Area Hockey Association Lady Rebels defeated the North Shore Storm with a score of 5-0 at their home arena on parents’ night. 

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The Lady Rebels were defeated by the Greenway Raiders 55-20 on Dec. 28. Hannah Roach started the Rebel scoring with a nice lay up off a screen by Lilly Petty. MLWR took a 2-0 lead the was quickly answered by the Raiders with a three point shot. Maci Kukuk responded with an easy jump shot to …

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Barnum basketball players and parents come together for an entertaining evening of enjoying the game and catching up each December during the annual Barnum Alumni Basketball game. 

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St. Cloud Cathedral High School held their 2021 Crusader Christmas Basketball Classic holiday tournament on Dec. 28, 29 and 30. Participating teams were Melrose, Spectrum (Elk River), Litchfield, Milaca, Concordia Academy St. Paul, Royalton, St. Cloud Cathedral and Moose Lake Willow River. M…

Logan Orvedahl has been named the 2021 Duluth News Tribune Football Player of the Year. This is the seventh time a Moose Lake Willow River player has been chosen for this northland honor, more than any other program. In 2000 Matt Hillbrand was chosen. In 2007 and 2008 Nate Zuk received the h…

 The Lady Rebels hosted an alumnae game for current and previous girls hockey players Thursday, Dec. 23 at the Riverside Arena. Girls hockey players from the past and present got together to celebrate the hockey program and all of its participants by doing what they love: playing hockey. 

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Coach Erik Skelton and the Mesabi East Giants boys’ basketball team were welcomed by the Moose Lake Willow River Rebels boys’ team on Monday, December 20. The Giants’ varsity and junior varsity is a small squad of 14 players compared to 25 Rebels. 

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The Lady Rebels played Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, International Falls, Hibbing/Chrisholm on Tuesday, Dec. 21 the Moose Lake Area Hockey Association Lady Rebels, defeating the Hibbing/Chisholm Blue Jackets with a score of 2-1.

The Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team were bused to Virginia on Tuesday, December 7, to play the Blue Devils. Rebels won 98-67. Friday, December 10, the Aitkin Gobblers came to Moose Lake. The Rebels were in control of the game from the opening jump ball and won 78-45.  

The Rebels skated onto the ice to the sound of enthusiastic cheering from their fans. The stands at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet were packed with excited fans from both teams as the girls took to the ice Tuesday, Nov. 23. The Moose Lake girls hockey team was undefeated until …

Last Tuesday, November 16 the Moose Lake Area Hockey Association Lady Rebels defended their undefeated title with a 3-1 win at the second game of their hockey season. The girls played the Hopkins Park Royals, and although they put up a good fight, they were no match for the Rebels. 

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ football team took on the Knights of West Central Area/Ashby on Thursday night in Brainerd to kick off the Class AA Minnesota State High School Football Tournament. MLWR was ranked fourth in Class AA, having outscored 50-7 per contest.  

Before Thursday’s playoffs in Esko against the Mesabi East Giants, Coach Dave Louzek had Coach James Bohaty come into the team meeting with all 14 prior section championship medals clanging and clinking as they hung around his neck. Bohaty has been there for all of them. The incentive to wor…

On Saturday November 6, two Rebel Boys’ Varsity Cross Country runners were at St. Olaf College for the Mn State Cross Country meet. I can finally say it without jinxing myself about the weather being great all season. This was one of the best seasons for racing at meets, with the exception o…

The Bombers faced the Deer River Warriors, a 44-14 winner over Chisholm, in the section finals in Proctor at Egerdahl Field on Friday, November 5, at 7 p.m. The Deer River Warriors (10-0) won 32-8.    

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ were ready for the playoffs, after their last game ten days ago. The first place 7AA team was given a bye in the first round of Minnesota State High School League’s Sectional tournaments. It had been nearly two years since the last time the Rebels particip…

On Thursday, October 28 the Rebels cross country Varsity girls and boys went to the Cloquet Country Club for the Section 7A Championship meet. Anyone watching the weather forecast the night before saw the system that was spread from the Canadian border south to the Gulf coast with rain throu…

Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ volleyball team competed in the Minnesota State High School League Section 7AA-Sub Section 1 playoffs against Rush City on their home courts on Wednesday, October 27. The Rush City Tigers are ranked second in the section and took the contest in three games 25-…

On a cold, wet, rainy Wednesday night, the Moose Lake Willow River Rebel football team defeated Rush City 40-6 on the Tiger’s turf on October 20.   

On Thursday, October 19 the Rebels cross country team was at the Proctor Lions Invite. This would be the last meet of the season for most of the JV and Junior High runners. It was once again a beautiful day with sunny skies a light wind and temps in the mid 60s. The Proctor Lions have always…

On Wednesday, October 20, the Barnum Bombers football team took on Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin in Coleraine for their final regular season game. Barnum came out ahead winning 10-6 over GNK, a Section 7AAA team.   

The Barnum Bombers faced the Cherry Tigers in volleyball on October 14 at home. This was a pink out game during Bomber homecoming. Lady Bombers won 3 sets to the Lady Tigers’ 1.

On Tuesday, October 12 the Rebels cross country team headed up the North Shore to once again this season run at the Pincushion Mountain trails in Grand Marias. The weather was rainy on the drive up, but the clouds parted to sunshine before the Junior High race and temps were in the mid 60s w…

Moose Lake Willow River Rebel’s football game on Thursday, October 14, was canceled by the opponents, Hinckley-Finlayson, due to illness. The last regular scheduled game for the Rebels was on Wednesday, October 20, after this paper went to press. The Rebels traveled to Rush City for the game…

The Barnum Bombers hosted Chisholm in their final regular season, home game on Friday, October 15, with a big win, 48-16, over the Bluestreaks.  

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebel’s volleyball team had two big winning match-ups at home last week.  On Tuesday, October 5, Cromwell-Wright came to Moose Lake Community School to compete in a five-game contest. MLWR won three to two (25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 25-20, and 15-13). 

On Tuesday, October 5 the Rebels cross country team headed way up north to the Ely Golf Course. What can I say but I am starting to sound like a broken record about the weather. Even though it was cloudy and cool when the team left the school, the bus arrived in Ely with clear skies, mild wi…

  The Braham Bombers kicked off to Owen Loew to start the football game on Friday, October 8, against the Moose Lake Willow River Rebels at the Frank Magdziarz Field in Willow River. Groundskeeper Daryl Herzog had the field maintained, manicured, and lush ready for the gridiron game. His gra…

On Thursday, September 30 the Rebels cross country team headed north to Hibbing for the Hibbing Rotary Invite. This was one of the hottest meets, weather wise, so far this season. Even though it was partly cloudy and a light breeze, the temp was in the mid 80’s and a little humid, making for…

Moose Lake Willow River’s volleyball team were hosts to a volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 2. The participating teams were Deer River, Hinckley-Finlayson, Cromwell-Wright, Milaca, South Ridge, and MLWR. Games were played on the hour from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  

 On Tuesday, September 21 the Rebels cross country team headed east into Wisconsin for the John Woodbury XC Invite at the Norwood Golf Course in Lake Nebagamon. The course was a little wet from the previous days rain but the weather for the race was again beautiful with temps around 65 degre…

On Thursday, September 9 the Rebels cross country team headed to the Dan Conway Classic at the Nemadji Golf Course in Superior, Wisconsin. Once again it was a beautiful day for a race with temps around 75 degrees, a light wind off the lake and partly cloudy skies. Compared to the hilly cours…