Girls Basketball – host Bemidji, 6 p.m. The Hawks will play their season and home opener against a powerful Lumberjacks team that is hoping to improve on its 13-13 record of a year ago. Hermantown finished 8-19 a year ago, losing at Cloquet 71-46 in a Section 7AAA semifinal, after finishing 7-20 in 2021-22.
Girls Hockey -- at Academy of Holy Angels, 7 p.m. The Mirage, which returned four of its top six scorers from last season, is off to a 2-3 start and hopes to snap a two-game home losing streak (4-2 vs. Edina and 2-1 against Orono). Proctor-Hermantown is led by Bemidji State commits Izy Fairchild and Hannah Graves, both senior forwards. Junior Neelah McLeod and sophomore Suri Langley alternate in goal.
Girls Basketball – host Cloquet, 7:15 p.m. The Hawks will look to atone for back-to-back Section 7AAA semifinal losses at Cloquet with an early regular season victory on their home court.
Boys Hockey – at Cretin-Derham Hall, 7 p.m. The Hawks got their 2022-23 season off to a strong start with an impressive 6-3 win over C-DH last season in a Champions Cup opener in Eden Prairie, as six different players scored. Hermantown opens this season ranked No. 1 in Class A, edging out Warroad. The Hawks will be backstopped by senior goaltender Dane Callaway and senior defensemen Will Esterbrook, Drew Nelson and Weston Bolman. Sophomore defenseman A.J. Francisco, an ultra-prized Division I prospect, was the Youth Hockey Hub Bantam AA Player of the Year last season. Senior Josh Kauppinen and junior River Freeman are top returning forwards.
Boys Basketball – host Big Lake, 8 p.m. This is senior power forward Abe Soumis' team, but he is surrounded by a strong supporting cast. The Hawks will be seeking a third straight Section 7AAA title later this season.
Girls Basketball -- at Irondale, 1:30 p.m.Girls Hockey –
at Gentry Academy, 2 p.m.Boys Basketball -- host Kasson-Montorville, 2:30 p.m.Boys Hockey – at Hill-Murray, 3 p.m. The Hawks defeated the Pioneers 3-1 in the second game of the season last season.