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Six-foot-5 sophomore-to-be Brooks Johnson of Duluth Marshall, pictured competing for powerful Minn Starks National in an AAU U7 tournament last weekend in Kansas City, MO, already has received a scholarship offer from the Bulldogs, with several more Division I and II offers likely headed his way. Greg Johnson photo

Abe Soumis and Nathan Hill of Hermantown are rostered to play for Northern Lakers 2024 in the Prep Hoops Live AAU tournament in Minneapolis this weekend. Esko standouts Zander Gabel, Jacion Owens and Dalton Spindler are Northern Lakers teammates.

Starks Elite 2024, led by 2025 Brooks Johnson of Duluth Marshall and 2024 Aidan Altona of Duluth Denfeld, is also participating in the event.

Also competing in the spring tourney:

. Starks Elite 2025, featuring several players from Duluth East

. Starks Elite 2026, led by up-and-coming elite point guard Lee Brooks of Duluth Denfeld and 6-6 Lance Johnson of Hermantown


Wyatt Carlson had three hits to power Hermantown past Proctor 10-5 in Lake Superior Conference baseball Tuesday afternoon at Terry Egerdahl Field in Proctor. The Hawks (3-0) will visit Cloquet Thursday.

Other Wednesday night games:

. Cale Haugen’s two-run home run helped propel Esko past Duluth Marshall 3-2 in a matchup of Section 7AA favorites at historic Wade Stadium.

. Cloquet blitzed Duluth Marshall 22-1 in a four-inning Lake Superior Conference softball game at Dick Swanson Fields outside Wade Stadium.

. Duluth Marshall edged host Denfeld 4-3 in boys tennis.

. Proctor-Hermantown defeated Duluth 11-10 in double-overtime in girls lacrosse.

. More softball scores: Esko 19, Two Harbors 1; Silver Bay 7, Duluth East 3; Silver Bay 5, North Woods 1; Moose Lake-Willow River 15, Esko 0; Moose Lake-Willow River 21, Two Harbors 0



Hermantown at Grand Rapids

Esko at Duluth East

Denfeld at Rock Ridge

Proctor at Duluth Marshall

Ely at Deer River

South Ridge at Moose Lake-Willow River

Nashwauk-Keewatin at International Falls

Cook County at Barnum

Silver Bay at Floodwood


Hermantown at Cloquet

Esko at Greenway

Two Harbors at Denfeld

Hibbing at International Falls

Grand Rapids at Duluth East

South Ridge at Moose Lake-Willow River

Duluth Marshall at Superior