April 4, 2013 in Pine Journal
In last week’s edition of the Pine Journal, a shocking letter to the editor was published inferring that Battaglia was a racist for removing Diver from the contest.
In my opinion, it wasn’t racism, but strategy.
March 28, 2013 in Pine Journal
The “us-first” attitude defined Esko’s senior class. Continue Reading
February 21, 2013 in Pine Journal
In ice hockey, there are times where a team is shorthanded.
Yet, I believe the Cloquet 12-and-Under girls hockey team recently redefined how to take the ice undermanned.
I call them the ‘Nifty Nine.’
January 31, 2013 in Pine Journal
What the high-scoring Broman has done over time simply may never be surpassed. That’s why I’m as excited as a kid at Christmas to watch the Division-I recruit come to town tonight, when the Lions meet the Lumberjacks at Cloquet High School at 7:15 p.m. Continue Reading
January 30, 2013 in Pine Journal
Last week, Lakeview Christian Academy senior basketball superstar Anders Broman became the first player in Minnesota history to surpass 4,500 points in a career.
December 27, 2012 in Pine Journal
Monday morning the first time I touched the basketball that day I drained a 22-foot 3-pointer in front of the Cloquet boys basketball bench during the program’s annual alumni game.
December 20, 2012 in Pine Journal
Squeezing on my helmet, putting in my rubber mouth guard and lacing up my black skates, I was an aspiring ice-mite hockey player.
My “career” lasted maybe a month.
August 25, 2012 in Pine Journal
Entering seventh grade in Cloquet, I remember having a life-changing conversation with my parents at the kitchen table.
Play tackle football, or be a wimp.
July 14, 2012 in Pine Journal
Although my Hall of Fame fastball lags velocity, my curveball doesn’t curve and my changeup has always been hittable, I love pitching wiffleballs.