#WoodCityClassic Boys Final Cloquet 70 Blake School 60

The Cloquet boys used a 15-0 run in the final 5:20 of the game to overcome a 60-55 deficit and defeat the Blake School Bears 70-60.  Spencer Wehr led Cloquet with 22 points, Bryce Turnbull had 17, and Tyler Moose scored 10.  Blake School’s Jack Moe scored 31, and hit his 1000th career point in the game, and teammate Tenzin Choezin scored 17 for the Bears.


#WoodCityClassic girls final Northwestern 82 Duluth Denfeld 8

The Northwestern (Wisconsin) girls defeated Duluth Denfeld 82-8 in the first girls’ game of the Wood City Classic.  Kate Lundeen scored 21 and Kasha Hughlett 18 to lead the Tigers.


Wood City Classic #WoodCityClassic Final Duluth Denfeld 58 Pine City 55

Duluth Denfeld and Pine City boys opened the 2016 Wood City Classic with a fun game at Cloquet High School.  Denfeld led 29-28 at the half, and held on to win 58-55.  Pine City got a 3-point look to tie in the final 3 seconds that missed short.

Leading scorers for Denfeld, Ben Gibson 19, Shondez Morris 11, and Caleb Gibson 10.  Pine City was led by Nick Hansmann’s 11, while teammates Jake Lunceford and Clay Logan each had 9.


Wood City Classic #WoodCityClassic Results

To save phone battery throughout the day, I will be posting the Wood City Classic results as each game finishes, as I have in the past, with the school’s internet blocking social media.  Today’s first game is Duluth Denfeld boys vs. Pine City, followed by the Denfeld girls vs. Northwestern (Wisconsin).. then the Cloquet boys play Blake followed by the same girls’ game.


16-17 Winter Sports Are Well Underway

With the high school basketball and hockey seasons underway, I’m out shooting games 5-6 days a week, somewhere around the area. 

So far I’ve shot Barnum, Cromwell, Cloquet, Esko, Hermantown, Wrenshall, Grand Rapids, Duluth Marshall, and Mountain Iron-Buhl girls basketball teams, plus Esko, Hermantown, Wrenshall and Carlton boys’ basketball in the weeks that opened the season.  I also covered a Saint Scholastica Saints’ basketball doubleheader, and a number of Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College Thunder games already. 

Below are the Facebook page locations for basketball covered so far!

Cloquet girls’ basketball photos includes Esko Eskomos and Grand Rapids Thunderhawks’ photos against the Lumberjacks.

Cromwell girls’ basketball photos includes the Cardinals’ game against the Barnum.Cromwell's Taya Hakamaki scores vs. Barnum

Wrenshall boys’ basketball photos album has both Wrenshall and Carlton Bulldogs’ boys photos.

Wrenshall girls’ basketball photos come from the Wrens game vs. the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers

Esko girls’ basketball album currently has photos from the doubleheader vs. Hermantown.

Esko's Selena Shady scores vs. Hermantown.

Esko boys’ basketball album also has photos from the doubleheader vs. Hermantown.

Mountain Iron-Buhl girls’ basketball album currently contains photos of the #1 ranked Ranges vs. then #2 ranked Maranatha Academy.

Mountain Iron-Buhl coach Jeff Buffetta and the Rangers' girls basketball team during a timeout Saturday vs. Maranatha


St. Scholastica Women’s basketball album.

St. Scholastica Men’s basketball album.

FDLTCC Thunder Women

FDLTCC Thunder Men

Last week was also the first Cloquet (CEC) vs. Duluth East alumni game at Northwoods Credit Union Arena.  All of the ALUMNI GAME photos can be viewed here!

Cloquet and Dulut East alumni teams gather for a post-game photo.


All Minnesota Wilderness photos for the season can be viewed hereThe Wilderness are home this weekend vs. Division leader Minot, with a chance to gain ground in the division.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls’ hockey photos (vs. Moose Lake Area) are in THIS ALBUM. The CEC Girls are on a 3 game unbeaten streak with 2 wins and a tie, and next face Grand Rapids/Greenway in the Pine Valley (The Barn, for those who know better) Arena on Friday, at the same time as the Wilderness game vs. Minot.

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys’ hockey album currently has just last Friday night’s game vs. Hopkins, but the Lumberjacks will play Duluth East at Heritage Center on Thursday night.

As always, the place to ORDER photo prints is the viewthroughmylens Smugmug page.