The Barnum Bombers would host the Eskomos of Esko on Thursday the 22nd of October. The Eskomos would come out firing first as they hit hard and fast in the first set, taking it 19-25. Bombers Reese Miletich would lead the team in the first set with 2 kills. Olivia Bogenholm would add a kill,…

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Moose Lake Willow River football team postponed their Thursday night game with Crosby-Ironton to Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m. Daryl Herzog had the bleacher seats shoveled off, all the snow off the field, and the yard lines and boundaries were all marked. He said it looked better than it…

The Lady Bombers volleyball would take a pair of matches over the past week. First they would defeat the Cherry Tigers in 3 sets on October 13, then they would take down the Agates of Two Harbors in their home opener October 14. 

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 The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels’ football team traveled to the Esko Eskomos’ artificial turf field on Thursday, October 15, and took them down. A recovered onside kick, a wing back pass for a touchdown, three interceptions, a quarterback sack, a jump ball reception with Esko’s defensive …

 Friday Night Lights were on and Darryl Herzog had the Willow River field ready to go, October 9, for the first football game of the season. Moose Lake Willow River Rebel team handled the International Falls Broncos easily, with a 56-6 victory.  

The Lady Bombers would begin their shortened volleyball season with a run up the North Shore to take on the Mariners of Silver Bay, on Thursday the 8th of October. It would be a different feel to the volleyball game with no fans in attendance, even though earlier in the day there was a decis…

The Barnum Bombers would begin the season with a new head coach as Robert Minkkinen would take the place of Mike Klyve. The Bombers would begin the shortened season hosting the Storm of Hill City-Northland on the 9th of October, in the first game of their shortened football season. Early on …

Thursday morning, Oct. 1, the eyes of Minnesota High School sports was once again focused intently on the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Board of Directors as they were about to determine the short-term fate of another season. Thousands of student-athletes, coaches and parents he…

 Head Coach/Athletic Director Dave Louzek has released the new requirements for Rebel football. Practice for fall sports started this week. All levels of sports will be held but with reduced schedules. 

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Moose Lake Willow River Athletic Cooperative Board has reversed their decision to not hold practices or games for fall sports if either school is in the hybrid learning model. 

Monday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to approve returning football to the Fall activities season. The league approved football practice to start Monday, September 28. The MLWR Rebels will play games against the other five teams in their District Northeast (Blue) Confe…

Moose Lake Willow River Barnum Cross Country team traveled to the Chub Lake Triangular #2 on Thursday, September 17. The two other teams participating were Wrenshall/Carlton and South Ridge. Adam Neumann, Brooklyn Wasche, and Maverick Koecher captured first place in their events. As a team, …

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August 3rd North Pine Bar would host ETC softball at Duquette. ETC would step up to the plate first and immediately get their bats going, scoring 2 runs and leaving 2 men on base. North Pine Bar would next step up to the plate and drive in 1 run while leaving 2 runners on base. The second in…

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Mikey’s Bar of Denham would host the Ladies of Duquette on the 5th of August in Denham. Duquette would step up to the plat first and drive in 1 run in the top of the first inning. Bottom of the first Mikey’s would take their turn swinging the bats and drive in 8 runs. Duquette would drive in…

Barnum men’s softball team the Erve T. Clemons would host the Cage of Willow River Squirrel Cage bar on the 27th of July. Cage would come up to bat first and drive in 2 runs. ETC would next come up to bat, but a double play by the Cage would stop the ETC from scoring. The second inning would…

 For fans of high school sports, the news coming from Tuesday’s Minnesota State High School League Board of Director’s meeting was mixed as the MSHSL voted to allow for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, girls tennis and girls swimming and diving to be competed as scheduled…

Barnum Moose Lake Willow River 13U (BMW) competes in Cloquet tourney. The competition was stiff as BMW lost 6-0 to Hermantown/ Proctor, 3-1 to the War Eagles, 6-1 to Grand Rapids, and 13-0 to eventual champion Duluth AAA, a team that was not scored upon in five games and features the top pla…

The Ladies of Tower Tap of Kettle River would host the Ladies of Kalli’s of Wright on the evening of July 22nd. Kalli’s bar would step up to the plate first in the first game of a double header. The ladies of Tower Tap would shut them down early as the ladies of Kalli’s would fail to score i…

The Ladies of the End Zone Bar in Rutledge play host to the Ladies of the Tower Tap Bar of Kettle River on the 15th of July in a double header. The Ladies of the Tower Tap would step up to the plate first to begin the evening of Softball. Tower Tap would dominate from the beginning as they w…

July 8 would begin the 2020 North Pine Woman's Softball season which would pitt the Ladies of Mikey's Bar of Denham against the ladies of Kalli's bar of Wright in a double header.  The Ladies of Kalli's would strike first scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning. The Ladies of Mikey's w…

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Baseball is back! And for the Barnum/Moose Lake/Willow River (BMW) U-13 travel team, it came back with a bang in the home opener. In the bottom of the sixth and final inning, BMW trailed Esko 11-7. Elliott Wasche led off with a walk, PJ Fritch singled and with one out Joey Steen walked to lo…

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Annie Adamczak-Glavan is one of the fifteen people named as inductees to the Minnesota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. It is the third class of inductees, which started in 2018. A formal ceremony is set for April 5.

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The Cromwell Cardinals began their state tournament run meeting the Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, on Thursday, March 12, in the third game of the Class A quarterfinals at Maturi Pavilion on the grounds of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus.

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Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team played their first Section 7AA playoff game at home against Pillager. Pillager had a winning record of 16-11 and were ranked at 65 in the Minnesota state standings. Out of the 125 Class 7AA schools in the state of Minnesota, MLWR was ranked numbe…

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The Barnum Bombers started their post season basketball tournament hosting the Lions of Ogilvie on Monday, March 2. The Bombers jumped to an early lead as the combined long bombs of Braiden Davis, Joe Peterson, and Jake Hultgren, with some nice inside shots by Blaze Hurst, Reed Kornovich and…

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Runners from across the state converged on Moose Lake for the Frozen Moose 2 mile, 5 mile, and 3 hour snowshoe and running events on February 29 at the Moose Lake Depot.

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The Lady Bombers played their second game of the post season tournament against the Lions of Ogilvie on Saturday, February 29, after beating Braham on February 27 by a score of 74-69.

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The Lady Rebels played their final regular season game against Rush City last Monday and narrowly came away with a victory.

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The Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team played a make-up game with the Proctor Rails on Thursday, February 27, in the Willow River gym. The Rebels made 18 two-point shots and 18 three-point shots to give the Rebels a big victory, 95-42 and played one of their best games of the year…

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Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team had one contest this past week with the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars on Tuesday, February 18. It was Senior Night for the Rebels. Senior basketball players Ben Dewey and Michael Olson along with managers Nate Jungers and Henrik Hanson were introduc…

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MLAHA would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who went to cheer on our teams tournament games this weekend! You guys are awesome and the kids DEFINITELY felt the love!

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The Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball game with Floodwood (that was postponed because of a snow storm) was played on Monday, February 10 at Floodwood.

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The Lady Bombers hosted the Vikings of Cook County early Friday evening in a double header, as the boys would follow the girls' game.

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The Lady Rebels were out to settle a score after falling to Hibbing-Chisholm twice during the regular season. They traveled to Hibbing for their first tournament game on the February 4.

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Congratulations to Sam Knezevich #17 for reaching and exceeding 100 points so far this season. The Moose Lake Area Hockey Bantam has earned himself 117 points (82 goals and 35 assists) with two regular season games remaining. Sam couldn't have done it alone and is surrounded by a great group…

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The Moose Lake Area Rebels Bantam team played against North Shore in Silver Bay on January 19. Without a single penalty in the game, the Bantams defeated Nroth Shore with a score of 8 to 2.

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The Moose Lake Willow River Rebels (17-4) had two long road trips this past week and a home game with East Central. On Tuesday, February 4, the East Central Eagles came to the Willow River gym. The Eagles were in the lead scoring 20 points to the Rebels ten in the beginning of the game. Then…

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The Moose Lake Willow River Lady Rebels had another two win week. They took on Carlton and Two Harbors

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The Barnum Bombers hosted the Carlton Bulldogs on February 3, and secured the win.

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This is the sixth year the Mountain Iron-Buhl High School has held their Basketball Hall of Fame induction. On Saturday, January 25, they inducted five players and a coach. Former Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball coach, Lyle Giersdorf, was one of the players. Lyle, now age 62, curren…

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MLWR Lady Rebels played 3 games this past week. Monday the 28th was a makeup game against Silver Bay, Tuesday the 29th they took on Aitkin, and then South Ridge on the 30th. All three games ended up in victories for the Rebels.

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Moose Lake Willow River Rebels (15-3) only had one scheduled game this past week. They traveled to South Ridge High School to take on the Panthers on Friday, January 31. The South Ridge varsity team started a 6’8” and 6’6” player. MLWR was ready to play a game, started out strong, and led by…

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Pictured are the winners of the Knights of Columbus Co. #4798 free throw contest held Sunday Jan. 26 in Willow River. They will be moving on to the District Level held noon Feb. 2 at Pine City Elementary School. The competition included the school districts of Moose Lake, Willow River and Ea…

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The Lady Rebels took on the Greenway Raiders and the East Central Eagles this past week, splitting a pair of games.

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The Moose Lake Willow River boys' basketball team (14-3) had three tough contests last week and swept all their games, as did the JV and C-team.