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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…

The East Central Eagles football team (7A) opened their first home game at the Bruce Harding Field on Friday, September 10, against the Barnum Bombers (7A). The Sports Boosters held a tailgate picnic before the game.  

The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ first home football game of the 2021 season was Friday night, September 10, in Willow River at the Frank Magdziarz Field. Rebel’ flags line the side of the road to the field. The field was ready for action and a new scoreboard was installed. The cheerleade…

Moose Lake Willow River volleyball team (7AA) played South Ridge at home on Thursday, September 9. The Rebels were downed in three games 21-25, 16-25, and 20-25. Alexis Hoffmann had 6 kills, 8 digs; Jorja Jusczak 1 kill, 14 set assists; and JoJo Fossum 5 kills, 1 ace serve. 

Moose Lake Willow River Barnum Rebels’ cross-country team traveled to Pincushion Trails near Grand Marais and the Gunflint Trail on Thursday, September 2. It was a perfect day for a race with cloudy sky’s, a light breeze and temps around 65 degrees, which made the three hour scenic drive wor…

The Moose Lake Willow River volleyball team started their season on Monday, August 30, defeating East Central 3-2; 25-14, 20-25, 14-25, 25-20, and 15-9. Gabby Gamst had 9 Kills, 2 Ace Serves; Alexis Hoffman 8 Kills, 1 Block; Morgan Wigg 8 Kills, 2 Ace Serves; Jorja Jusczak 15 Set Assists; Ol…

Moose Lake/Willow River (MLWR) volley ball started their season with a 3-2 win against East Central on August 30. Gabby Gamst led the Lady Rebels in kills with nine. Olivia  Jutila had the highest number of set assists for the MLWR team with 18.  Julia Jusczak had 18 digs, the highest number…

 With the start of a new school year comes the fall sports. One of those is the Cross Country season with the schools of Moose Lake, Willow River and Barnum coming together as the Rebels. In the past Cross Country was made up of two classes, A and AA. This year the Minnesota State High Schoo…

The local U-14 baseball squad from Barnum/ Moose Lake/ Willow River (BMW) finished 15-4 in Quad Cities league play, ending the season with a 9-2 loss in the championship game to Esko. This was the second time BMW and Esko met forces in a championship game this summer. One of the most excitin…

Up North Elite is a 17U AAU boys’ basketball team based in Moose Lake with eight Moose Lake Willow River players antwo players from Cloquet. They just finished their season, playing in Nebraska, winning over Chicago 66-26, Oklahoma Next Level 91-70, Iowa Chill 74-60, losing two close games t…

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 …