Hibbing gets a second chance at Agates in 7AAA action

HIBBING — The last time the Hibbing High School football team took on Two Harbors, the Agates took home a 63-0 win just over two weeks ago. With one week to prepare for what Two Harbors runs, Bluejacket coach Shaun Howard is hoping to reverse that outcome. Hibbing should be...
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Bedford Times-Mail

Who is the Times-Mail Player of the Week for Week 10?

In his final high school game Friday night at Clarksville, Mundy ran 18 times for 102 yards to top the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. He also had 8 total tackles, including a sack, in a 41-20 sectional setback. Kannon Chase, Springs Valley. Chase continued to churn out massive...
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Todd Smrekar wins 2021 Terry Ryan Play Ball! Minnesota Award

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, MN – To continue to celebrate and support those who influence the game of baseball at all levels in our area, the Minnesota Twins today announced the long-time Cambridge area youth and high school coach Todd Smrekar is the winner of the 2021 Terry Ryan Match Ball! Minnesota Award. The award voted on by the founding members of Play Ball! Minnesota, is named after the former executive vice president and general manager of the Twins. Smrekar will be honored at the 17th Annual Diamond Awards, which will air on Friday, November 19th at 6pm on Bally Sports North.
Bedford Times-Mail

Lamar carries Clarksville past Mitchell in sectional opener

CLARKSVILLE — There weren't any Napoleons around, but the visiting team had an England at quarterback, and the home team had a whole bunch of Generals. Sure enough Mitchell met its Waterloo on the football battlefield at Clarksville Friday night, falling 41-20 to the Generals in the IHSAA Sectional 39 opener.
The Evening News

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Postseason play gets underway

JEFFERSONVILLE (3-5) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (3-6), 7 P.M. The Red Devils will try to defend their sectional title while the Highlanders will attempt to avenge last year’s surprising sectional semifinal loss to them when the two teams face off in a Class 5A, Sectional 16 first-round game at Ron Weigleb Stadium.

Fall Sports Soundbites: Viking football clinches section #1 seed

It took an impressive offensive output, plus just enough timely defensive stands for North Branch to squeak out a 50-42 win over Hermantown, thus keeping their undefeated season alive and locking them into the #1 seed for the upcoming Section 7AAAA playoffs. The Vikings spotted the Hawks a 13-point lead...

Viking girls soccer falls in section finals

The young, but talented North Branch Viking girls soccer team had fought hard throughout the season to achieve their best results since their state tournament runs in 2016 and 2017. Despite their best efforts, however, the team fell just one game short of making the school’s third-ever state appearance with a 3-0 loss to Cloquet in the Section 7AA championship game played in Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

North Branch girls soccer earns section title bid

The North Branch girls soccer team advanced to the championship round of the Class 2A Section 7 tournament thanks to a pair of victories last week. The Vikings, the No. 3 seed in the section, began tournament play with a 5-1 home victory over Hibbing on Tuesday, Oct. 12. North Branch then pulled a 1-0 upset over second-seeded Grand Rapids on Thursday, Oct. 14, thanks to a first-half goal by sophomore Ava Gerten.

Bluejackets look to grab momentum heading into playoffs

HIBBING — As the Hibbing High School football team prepares to close out their regular season, the Bluejackets are finally getting healthy. Hibbing will be taking a full team into its final regular-season game today when it travels to Aitkin to take on the Gobblers in a 7 p.m. contest.

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Warriors fall in 5 in sectional final

NEW ALBANY — Mitchell claimed its first sectional title in 15 years Saturday night. The Bluejackets outlasted the host Warriors 25-18, 25-22, 29-31, 23-25, 15-10 in an emotional five-set thriller in the Class 2A Christian Academy Sectional final. Mitchell, which lost to Henryville in last year's sectional final, looked strong...

Hibbing harriers get another shot at Proctor

HIBBING — The Proctor High School girls cross country team hasn’t been challenged much his season, but Hibbing coach James Plese is hoping his Bluejackets can give the Rails something to think about before the section meet next week. Hibbing placed second to Proctor by 12 points in last week’s...

Bluejackets’ Sladek crosses finish line first in AA race at Lions Invite

PROCTOR — The Hibbing High School girls cross country team had the overall winner in the Class AA race, but the Bluejackets still finished third at the Proctor Lions Invitational held Tuesday at the Proctor Golf Course. The Rails were first with 48 points, followed by Cook County/Two Harbors with...
Bedford Times-Mail

Who is the Times-Mail Player of the Week for Week 9?

Gilbert, Bedford North Lawrence's 255-pound nose tackle, fought valiantly against Columbus East's powerful offensive line as posted 14 tackles in a 31-15 HHC road loss. England, the sophomore quarterback and linebacker, carried 14 times for 68 yards, connected on 11 of 20 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, and forced a fumble on defense in the Bluejackets' setback to Perry Central.

Agates blank Bluejackets

MOUNTAIN IRON — It was early in the first quarter and the Hibbing High School football team had Two Harbors in a third-and-15 situation on the Agates 45-yard line. On paper, it looked like the Bluejackets would force the Agates to punt, making a big defensive stand to gain some early momentum, then it all got snatched away on one play.

Bluejackets continue to show the right signs

HIBBING — The record might not show it, but the Hibbing High School football team is getting closer and closer to success. The Bluejackets have been playing tough week-in, week-out, but some inconsistency has been holding Hibbing back. Bluejacket coach Shaun Howard is hoping all of that changes today when...

Fumbles doom Bluejackets in loss at Chisago Lakes

Two fumbles allowed the Cambridge-Isanti football team to take a lead at Chisago Lakes on Friday, Oct. 8. But two fourth-quarter fumbles opened the door for the Wildcats to come back and eventually kick the game-winning field goal that gut-punched the Bluejackets in a 24-21 loss. “Football is a game...

Fall Sports Soundbites: North Branch Viking football remains undefeated

The North Branch Vikings upped their season record to a perfect 6-0 last week with a 46-20 victory over Duluth Denfeld. After spotting the Hunters a six-point lead early in the game, the Vikings rattled off 30 consecutive points on a pair of touchdown runs by Ashton Labelle, another TD run by Andrew Thauwald, and a pass by Thauwald to Adam Johnstone to make the score 30-6 in the middle of the second quarter.

’Jacket spikers sneak past Marshall

HIBBING — The Hibbing High School volleyball team will be heading into the Section 7AAA playoffs on a two-game winning streak, but the Bluejackets had to work for it. Duluth Marshall came in with a scrappy team and took Hibbing to five sets, but the Bluejackets prevailed 3-2, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 25-13, 15-9 victory Tuesday at the Lincoln Elementary School Gymnasium.

Bluejackets are ready to shine at True Team Meet

HIBBING — Over the past two weeks, Hibbing High School girls swimming coach Mike Veneziano has been working on technical and mental toughness issues with his team. How that works out will be on display today when the Bluejackets take part in the Section 7A True Team Meet, which begins at 1:30 p.m., at the Lincoln Park Middle School Pool in Duluth. Diving begins at 10 a.m.

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