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Barnum High School senior Delaney Koecher participated in Minnesota State High School League’s Class A State Golf tournament at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minn. on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15 and 16. There were 84 golfers who qualified from the sections to participate in the state …

The 2021 Minnesota State High School League held the boys’ and girls’ track and field championships at St. Michael-Albertville High School on June 17-19. Several Moose Lake Willow River athletes qualified to participate in the Class A Section 7 tournament. The top two section winners of the …

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ Track and Field athletes will participate in the Section 7A finals on Thursday, June 10th, starting at 10:30 a.m. in Cloquet. The top two individuals and top two relays will qualify for the state meet which will be held June 17-19 at St. Michael-Albertvill…

The Moose Lake Willow River’s Softball team keeps winning in the Section 7AA playoffs in Grand Rapids on Thursday, June 3.  

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels struggled offensively to put runs on the board on Tuesday, June 1, at Portage Park in Cohasset, near Grand Rapids, in the first round of baseball playoffs. Aitkin was seeded number two in the subsections. The Rebels lost 1-11 in five innings. The first roun…

The first round of the section tournament for the Moose Lake Willow River Golf team was held on May 25th at Virginia, Minn. Adam Neumann and Johnathan Danelski were just a few strokes away from advancing to the second round of sections, according to Coach Andy Dahl. 

Moose Lake Willow River Softball team won three games this past week. May 21, Friday, the Rebels were in Mora to play the Mustangs, winning 6-2. On Tuesday, May 25, they traveled to Aitkin, winning 8-4. On Thursday, May 27, they played Silver Bay at the Willow River Softball Field winning in…

Moose Lake Willow River Baseball team played Aitkin at Moose Lake on Tuesday, May 25, losing 16-1 in five innings. On Thursday, May 27, they were in Proctor, at the Terry Egerdahl Field. Rebels lost 11-1 in six innings.  

Moose Lake/Willow River girls 4x800 team took first place at the Polar League Conference Meet in Two Harbors on Wednesday, May 26. Pictured are Brooklyn Wasche, Kelli Granquist, Amelia Olson and Shannon Granquist.

On Thursday, May 20, the Great River Conference boys’ golf meet was held at Bulrush Golf Course in Rush City. The Pine City team won first with 378 points, second place finisher was Braham 390 points, East Central was third with 395, Hinckley-Finlayson 398 and Barnum 426. Moose Lake Willow R…

Moose Lake Willow River’s softball team defeated Crosby-Ironton 12-2 on Monday, May 10. The next day, May 11, they were up at Esko’s field and won that contest 6-3. On Monday, May 17, they played a double header against Duluth East at the Willow River Softball Field winning 9-0 and 7-0. Tues…

Moose Lake Willow River’s baseball team defeated Rush City 13-8 on Wednesday at Moose Lake. On Friday, May 21, the Mora Mustangs were in Moose Lake for baseball taking a late lead from the Rebels 15-6. All the Rebel players were back from the COVID-19 isolation.  

Moose Lake Willow Rive’sr baseball team traveled up north three days this week to play Esko, Eveleth-Gilbert, and Mesabi East losing all three. Several starters were still out with COVID isolation protocol.  

On Wednesday, May 5, Izaty’s Golf and Yacht Club held a Great River Conference golf meet. The team from Barnum was first with the lowest score of 415. Braham came in second with 427; Pine City third 431; Moose Lake Willow River finished fourth with 440 and Hinckley-Finlayson was fifth with 4…

It was a busy week for the bats and the Moose Lake Willow River baseball players this past week playing five games and traveling many miles. 

Moose Lake Willow River softball team played four games this week and won all four by ten or more. They hosted Eveleth-Gilbert on Monday, May 3, winning 11-1 in five innings and Two Harbors on Tuesday, May 4, winning 16-1 in four innings. Thursday, May 6, the team traveled to Grand Marais to…

 On Friday, April 30, the Moose Lake Willow River Boys’ Track and Field team tied for first with Northwestern. Superior was third; Ashland fourth; South Shore/Washburn , Unity sixth, Solon Springs/Northwood seventh, and Drummond eighth.  

The Lady Bombers of Barnum beat the Lady Dragons of Pine City with a final score of 12-2 in five innings. The Lady Bombers softball team plays again on Thursday, May 6 against Two Harbors at home. The game starts at 4 p.m.  Spectators must wear a mask while at school-sponsored events whether…

Moose Lake Willow River Rebel’s softball team welcomed the Barnum Bombers to the Willow River Softball Field on Tuesday, April 27. The Rebels were able to hold the Bombers to two runs, winning the game 6-2. 

Moose Lake Willow River’s baseball team took the lead in the fourth inning against Barnum, scoring 10 runs on Wednesday, April 28, at Moose Lake. The final score was Rebels 17, Barnum 7. Friday, April 30, the Rebels met up with Virginia at the Superior High School turf field. MLWR struggled …

Moose Lake Willow River baseball boys faced McGregor on Tuesday, April 20, and Cloquet on Friday, April 23, both games at home. The seniors were still out due to COVID protocol. Rebels defeated McGregor 19-13 and lost to Cloquet 11-19. 

On Tuesday, April 20, the Great River Conference meet was held at Purple Hawk Golf Course in Cambridge hosted by Braham High School.  

Moose Lake Willow River’s varsity softball team played three games this past week. On Monday, April 19, they were host to Pine City at the Willow River Softball Field. On Tuesday, April 20, Proctor came to Willow River and on Friday, April 23, the Rebels were at Denfeld High School.  

Moose Lake Willow River track and field team participated in the Chengwatana 2021 meet in Pine City on Friday, April 23. The girl’s team rankings are: 1st Pine City-157; 2nd Mora-108; 3rd Milaca-80; 4th Moose Lake Willow River-35; and 5th Rush City-17. The boy’s team rankings are: 1st Mora-1…

The Lady Bombers would open their 2021 softball season traveling to Cloquet’s Braun Park to take on the Wrens of Wrenshall on Tuesday, April 20. This would be a matchup of two very good pitchers. 

Moose Lake Willow River softball started the season with a 12-2 win against South Ridge. The Lady Rebels play again on Friday, April 23 against Denfeld at Duluth Denfeld High School at 4:30 p.m.

The rainy/snowy spell finally let up and the Moose Lake Willow River baseball season got to play three games this past week. The team is missing all their seniors, some underclassmen and the head coach due to COVID protocol so the assistant coaches were scrambling to find enough Rebels that …

The Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association (DAYBA) has announced their Minnesota teams for the 2021 Border Battle. DAYBA is a private, nonprofit organization committed to promoting and supporting the game of basketball in the Duluth Superior metro area.  

Moose Lake Willow River Rebels boys’ basketball team qualified to represent Section 7AA in the Minnesota Boys’ State Basketball Tournament when they defeated Pequot Lakes for the section championship. The only other time the boys’ basketball team has qualified for state playoffs was in 2005.…

The Barnum Bombers would travel to Upsala to take on the Cardinals on  March 24. Reed Kornovich would start the night off for the Bombers with a nice 3-pointer. 

It was an exciting week for the Moose Lake Willow River Rebels boys’ basketball team. They defeated Duluth Marshall and Pequot Lakes to earn a spot in the Minnesota State Basketball Tournament. There are eight teams left: In the northern section-Minneapolis North (14-1) is seeded number one,…

The Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) Lady Rebels completed their season this past week taking on Cromwell in their regular season finally and Proctor for the 1st round playoff game.

Moose Lake Willow River Rebels (MLWR) boys’ basketball team entered into playoffs on their home court on Wednesday, March 17, against the Greenway Raiders (4-14). The Rebels defeated Greenway 91-47 and advanced to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 19 against the Pierz Pioneers (12-8) in Moo…

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The Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) Lady Rebels found themselves playing three games this past week against Two Harbors, Cook County, and Mesabi East. The girls took two out of three games. Natalie Mikrot broke the all time Rebel scoring record for both boys and girls overcoming the prior le…

The Lady Rebels Hockey team would head up the North Shore on March 2 to Silver Bay to take on the North Storm.  

The Barnum Bombers would host the boys of Wrenshall on Thursday the 4th of March, as the Wrens would come to town. The Bombers led by Joe Peterson would set an early pace and keep the Wrens running. Peterson would set the scoring for the Bombers as he would knock down 17 first half points, w…

The Lady Bombers would travel to Wrenshall to take on the Lady Wrens on the 5th of March. The Wrens would be the first to score as they would jump out to the early 4-0 lead. Olivia Bogenholm would be the first to strike for the Bombers. Soon though it would be Rayna Klejeski would find her r…

It was Spring Break at school this past week and the Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team (12-3) had three games, all on the road. Monday, March 1, they traveled over two hours to Melrose, Thursday, March 4, they were at Duluth Marshall, and Saturday, they made the long trip up to M…

As the season winds down for the Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) Lady Rebels, the girls played three games this past week against their rival Barnum, Eveleth-Gilbert and North Branch. The Rebels played three tough games but unfortunately were only able to pull out a win against Barnum.

This past week, the Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) Lady Rebels split a pair of games. They picked up a win against Hinckley-Finalyson High School (HFHS) Jaguars and lost against Pequot Lakes. In the HFHS game, both teams played a fast paced, scrappy game with the Rebels coming out on top. E…

Moose Lake Willow River (11-1) boys’ basketball team won both of their games on Monday February 22 and Tuesday the 23, against Proctor and Virginia.  

The Lady Rebels would play a pair of games this past week. First hosting the Hilltoppers of Duluth Marshall on the 25th of February then hosting the Broncos of International Falls on the 27th of February. The Lady Rebels would fight hard against the Hilltoppers as they would get out shot 32-…

The MLAHA Rebels would play host to the Timberwolves of Ely on Friday the 26th of February. The first period would be a skating match as it would be late in the period before the Rebels would score, with 2.3 seconds left in the period.  The Rebels would add to their lead early in the second …

Barnum Bombers would host the Cromwell-Wright Cardinals on February 24. The Bombers would be the first to strike as Jake Hultgren would go to the free-throw line to land a pair of free throws. The Bombers would run strong against the Cardinals outscoring them 22-7 in the first half. The seco…

The Lady Bombers would travel to Isle to take on the Huskies on Thursday, February 18. The Huskies would control the opening tip, but it would be the Bombers’ Rayna Klejeski that would put the first points on the board. The Bombers would jump to a 12-0 run with Klejeski, Anessa Davis and Kyr…

 Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team (9-1) played in Pequot Lakes on Tuesday, February 16, and Barnum at home on Friday, February 19. The Rebels lost by three in overtime, 84-87 to Pequot Lakes and defeated Barnum by 20, 61-41.