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Tim Franklin

Somewhere behind this pile is senior Moose Lake Area Rebels goalie Caitlyn Greene, who stopped this goal attempt by the North Metro Novas. The Rebels and North Metro ended the game tied at 3-3. There was no scoring in the eight-minute overtime period. The Rebels fell 2-1 in the shoot out during the championship game.


MLA loses to Becker-Big Lake

The Moose Lake Area (MLA) Rebels boys hockey team lost by a score of 9-1 on Saturday, Decembe 15 to Becker Big-Lake. The Rebels were outshot 68-8 in the loss.

On a high-note, Gage Mohelsky made 76 stops on 88 shots for a possible Minnesota State High School League record.

MLA loses 6-1 to

Legacy Christian Academy

The MLA boys scored one goal in a 6-1 loss to Legacy Christian Academy on Thursday, December 27. Gage Mohelsky took the loss in goal as he stopped 70 of 76 shots for the winless Rebels.

The Rebels were outshout 77-70 in the game. Jesse Granfors’ unassisted goal that came at 15:00 of the second period was the lone MLA goal for the game.


Rebels tame Tigers

The Moose Lake-Willow River girls basketball team tamed the Rush City Tigers with a big 47-29 win on Thursday, December 20. The Rebels led 24-11 at break and put three girls in double digits. Shaelyn Halverson, with three three-pointers, led all scorers with 15 points. Taylor Miller and Hayley Johnson each scored 10 points.

Adri Jusczak scored seven points. Tayler Dixon and Kayla Radel each scored two points and Dana Olson added a free throw.

Rebels win semi-final

game at tourney

The Moose-Lake-Willow River Rebels won their semi-final round game at a hoilday tournament by a score of 47-43 over the Chisholm Bluejackets December 28.

No details of the scoring was presented.

Moose-Willow River takes home runner-up honors

The Moose Lake-Willow River girls basketball team took home the second-place honors from the Hibbing Holiday Tournament on Saturday, December 29.

The Rebels ran up against a very tough Hibbing squad and lost 75-33 as Hibbing shot to a 48-33 first-half lead.

Jodi Michalski and Taylor Miller each scored seven points for ML-WR. Shaelyn Halverson, with one three-pointer, scored five points. Holly Mattison had four points as did Hayley Johnson. Dana Olson, Adri Jusczak, Morgan Proctor and Ava Szczyrbak each added two points.


Moose Lake-Willow River loses first of season

The Moose Lake-Willow River boys basketball team lost its first game of the season as they fell 67-58 to Warroad on Thursday, December 27. The game played as part of the Crosby-Ironton Ranger Invitation had no scoring posted.


Rebels on Princeton skate to tie

The MLA Rebels and Princeton skated to a 1-1 tie on Thursday, Dec. 20. Kaitlyn Greene stopped 33 of 34 shots as the Rebels were outshot 34-25.

There was no scoring in the first period.

Princeton scored an assisted goal on the power play at 3:55 of the first period. Andrea Youngberg, assisted by Karina Cisar, scored at 1:01 to deadlock the game.

With the win, the Rebels moved to 7-4-1.

Moose Lake Area girls

topple Superior

The Moose Lake Area girls toppled the Superior girls by a score of 4-1 on Saturday, Dec. 22. The shots on goal were nearly dead on, but Greene stepped up with 30 saves and just missed a shutout.

Greene was among the area’s goaltending leaders, sporting a .929 saves percent and a 2.09 goals against average. Jessica Bird is also among the area leaders with 14 points.

Superior got on the board first with an assisted goal at 12:03. The Rebels roared back with a goal by Andrea Youngberg, assisted by Hayley Radel and Karina Cisar for a 1-1 tie at 13:50.

There was no scoring in the second stanza.

Cisar, assisted by Radel, made it 2-1 on the power play at 7:39. Cheyanne Wilson, assisted by Youngberg, made it 3-1 at 8:13. Erin Mollberg, who has 12 points on the season, capped it off on the power play with assists by Sage Gerard and Jessica Paul at 4-1.

Rebels blank Brooking, S.D.,

in White Division

of Schwann’s Cup

The MLA girls blanked a team from South Dakota to win the first round of the Schwann’s Cup at Blaine on Saturday, Dec. 29. The Rebels outshot Brookings 45-15 as Greene pitched a shutout a goal.

Andrea Youngberg scored first, assisted by Karina Cisar. Jessica Bird’s unassisted came at 12:57 and made it 2-0.

There was no scoring in the second period.

Hailee Opdahl broke the ice in the third frame, assisted by Cisar and Youngberg for 3-0 at 4:09. Hannah Dougherty, assisted by Jessica Bird and Georgia Ryan, made it 4-0 on the power play at 5:22. The Rebels scored another power play to cap it off. That effort was by Mollberg assisted by Ryan for the final 5-0.

Rebels win semifinal in White Division second shut out

Greene rested after her shutout and the Rebels started Cassie White. White had a great game coming out as the back-up goalie. White had a shutout as the Rebels won the semifinal of White Division by blanking Long Prairie Area 6-0. Jessica Bird had a three-point night with two goals and an assist.

Tim Franklin

Senior defenseman Hannah Dougherty shoots and scores against Brookings, S.D. at the Schwann's Cup in Blaine.

Georgia Ryan and Mollberg clicked at 8:47. It was Cheyanne Wilson, unassisted, at 9:44. It was Sage Gerard and Opdahl and MacKenzie Louzek at 14:51 for 3-0.

Jessica Bird, Ryan and Mollberg scored for 4-0 at 7:03. Mollberg, Jamie Bird and Jessica Bird made it 5-0 at 15:00.

Jessica Bird got her second goal, assisted by Mollbeg and Dougherty, for 6-0 at 10-38.

The raging Rebels are way ahead of last’s season total wins and seem to be on the roll.

In the championship game, the Rebels fell to the North Metro Novas in a shootout. The Rebels held a 3-2 lead into the third but the Novas scored with just 10 seconds on the click. After an eight-minute overtime period, a shootout was held which the Novas won 2-1. The game was held at Ridder Arena, home of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team.

The Rebels are now 10-5-1 on the season.


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