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Local high school football gets into full swing on Friday when the Superior High School Spartans and Northwestern Tigers participate in a five-team scrimmage in Rice Lake. Joining the Spartans and Tigers will be the Hayward Hurricanes and Somerset Spartans as well as the host Warriors. SHS coach Bob DeMeyer welcomed 75 kids out for this year's team, including just five returning starters. Senior Zach Erickson is the lone returning starter on defense after seeing spot duty at defensive back last season. The strength of the Spartans early in the season may be in the offensive line where they
The Superior High School boys soccer team lost its season opener 5-3 to Osceola Tuesday evening at the SHS soccer fields, but despite the loss, the Spartans are already leaps and bounds ahead of last season. Unlike last year's squad that failed to score a goal in their first five games, the Spartans took a 1-0 lead 5:12 into Tuesday's game as Taylor Olson chipped the ball up field where David Dalbec squeezed between a pair of Osceola defenders and kicked the ball over the Chieftian goalkeeper keeper. Unfortunately for the Spartans, Osceola scored the next four goals then held off a furious c
Not even nearly three inches of rain Tuesday evening could dampen Norma O'Leary's play Wednesday in the Nemadji Women's Invitational at the Nemadji Golf Course. The course superintendant at the Silver Bay Golf Course avoided any standing water or wet bunkers to win the Nemadji Women's Invitational for the eighth time with a 2-over-par 74. "The course was great, I can't believe we got that much rain and the course was in the shape it was in," O'Leary said.
The Superior Reds were eliminated from American Legion baseball district play with a 10-5 loss to Hudson Friday afternoon at Morrie Arnovich Field. Superior ended its season with an 8-10 record, while Hudson went on to lose to Chippewa Falls 18-1 Friday night to give Chippewa Falls a berth in Saturday's championship game against Eau Claire Pizza Hut.
MINONG -- The luck ran out on the Northwood High School baseball team as it suffered a 15-4 loss to the Luck Cardinals Wednesday evening in a WIAA regional final game at Robert Link Field. While the Evergreens' season comes to an end, the Cardinals will take a 9-10 record into next week's sectional tournament in Bruce. Luck will face Mellen in one sectional semifinal game at 11 a.m. with the winner advancing to the championship game at 4 p.m. Northwood actually led 4-2 after two innings and the game was tied 4-4 after three.
The season came to an abrupt end for the Superior High School baseball team with a 15-4 loss to River Falls in a WIAA regional semifinal game Tuesday at Morrie Arnovich Field. The Spartans entered the game as the section's No. 8 seed with the Wildcats the No. 9 seed. The lower seed didn't faze the Wildcats, who touched Superior pitching for 16 hits, to improve to 12-12 on the season and earn a date at No. 1 Eau Claire North Friday. Superior meanwhile, managed just seven hits and ended its season with a 13-10 record.
IRON RIVER - Home-field advantage has taken on a new meaning for the Northwestern High School baseball team. For the second time this season the Tigers played a home game at Lion's Memorial Park in Iron River before a crowd of at least 300 fans, and for the second time they pulled of a key win. The first big win was handing Bloomer its first loss in the Heart O' North Conference and the second was Friday's 5-1 win over Siren-Webster in a WIAA Division 2 Regional game. The crowd support comes from the Iron River Elementary School, which is located next to the field.
One day after key hitting helped the Superior High School baseball team defeat Duluth East, 4-1, the bats fell silent in an 8-5 loss to Duluth Central on Friday at Morrie Arnovich Field. The Spartans managed 11 hits against the Trojans, but still managed to strand 14 runners on base, included the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings. In fact, five of Superior's hits came in the first inning when it scored all five of its runs. Central, meanwhile, scored three runs in the first inning, two in the third and then won the game with three runs in the top of the seventh inning. The loss d
Dylan Ramage hit and pitched the Superior High School baseball team past the Duluth East Greyhounds Thursday evening at Morrie Arnovich Field. Ramage not only picked up his fourth pitching victory of the season, but he drove in three runs as the Spartans (13-6) defeated the Greyhounds 4-1 in a game that barely lasted 90 minutes. "Good pitching and good defense, it was a really clean game," SHS coach Don Dembroski said. "It was a nice game as we get ready for the playoffs.