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 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. 

Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team won both of home contests to remain undefeated 8-0. On Tuesday, February 9, the Rebels played Class AAA Cloquet Lumberjacks coached by Steve Battaglia and won 82-60. On Thursday, February 11, the Carlton Bulldogs were in town and the Rebels won 90-35.  

The Moose Lake/Willow River (ML/WR) girls took on Crosby-Ironton (C-I) on February 9. C-I posted the first points at the free throw line. The Rebel defense held the Rangers to the two points allowing Natalie Mikrot and Emily Bohnsack to put ML/WR up by two. The Rebel inside game started to s…

Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team started February out with a win over the Two Harbors Agates (5-2) on Friday, February 5, at the Moose Lake gym.  

The Lady Bombers would head up the road to Grand Marais on Friday, February 5 to take on the Vikings of Cook County. The Bombers would strike first as senior Olivia Bogenholm would find room under the basket to score. The Vikings would soon answer back as they would put up the long outside s…

The Moose Lake/Willow River Lady Rebels took on the Ashland Oredockers Feb. 2nd. The Oredockers scored first by stealing the ball from the Rebels and taking it in for an uncontested layup. ML/WR had a difficult time hanging on to the ball in the 1st stanza however Ashland was unable to conve…

The Lady Rebels Hockey would host the Northern Stars of Duluth last Thursday, January 28. Despite being outshot 39-26 the Rebels would skate away with the 3-2 victory over the Northern Stars. The first period would come to an end with the Rebels’ Megan Hattenberger sliding the puck the Stars…

The Lady Bombers would host the Lady Eskomos of Esko Thursday, Jan. 28. The Lady Bombers would have their hands full as the Eskomos would show up to play. The first half would see the Eskomos outscoring the Bombers 38-10. Anessa Davis would lead the Bombers with five points, coming from a ni…

The Moose Lake/Willow River girls took on Virginia Tuesday, Jan. 24th. The Blue Devils scored first with an under the basket layup. Maci Kukuk came up short on her first shot attempt however Virginia was unable to capitalize on their end. Monica MIkrot sank a three to put the Rebels up 3-2. …

Riverside Arena would see the Rebels hosting the Flyers of Bagley/Fosston on January 22. The Flyers would strike first with 9:26 left in the first period. The rebels would attack but the first period would end with the Flyers leading 1-0.

The Barnum Bombers Ladies would play host to the Agates of Two Harbors on Thursday the 21st of January. Both teams would start out slow but it would soon be the Bombers taking the lead with Olivia Bogenholm and Rayna Klejeski putting up 7 first half points, followed by Maddie Warnygora with …

Saturday, January 23 would see the Lady Rebels hosting the Wildcats of Dodge County, at Riverside Arena. 

The Moose Lake/Willow River girls basketball team took on the Esko Eskomos on 1/21/21.Esko struck first with an easy layup but the Rebels were not able to answer on the opposite end. Skyla Thompson stole the ball after Esko’s 2nd trip up the floor but, the Rebels did not convert. The Eskomos…

The ML/WR girls basketball team began their shortened season with a 2-0 start. Thursday, Jan 14, they played the Aitkin Gobblers and then traveled to Barnum to take on the Bombers, Saturday.

Friday night in Moose Lake the Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team welcomed the Silver Bay Mariners for the first game of the 2021 season.