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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed multiple young of the year zebra mussels in Spectacle Lake in Isanti County, between the cities of Princeton and Cambridge. This is the first confirmation of zebra mussels in an Isanti County lake.

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From the coach: Jake is one of those silent athletes. He shows up to all practices and games and puts forth his best, never complaining about the drill or how tired or sore he is. Jake is one of the most dependable players I’ve had the privilege to coach, and his willingness to do the dirty …

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From the coach: Tanner Bollman has been an amazing asset to the team and program this year. We have been having a tough time with our team mentality this year, and Tanner has done a fantastic job staying positive and doing his job regardless of the internal issues. He keeps his head on right…

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Coming off her best-ever third place finish at the recent U.S. gymnastics championships, Isanti’s Grace McCallum has been selected to compete during the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-14.

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Firearms deer season is right around the corner, but for many, the season began months ago. Does the deer season really end? Yes, if you’re talking harvest of a deer, but preparation for the deer season is a year-round activity which involves winter scouting for well-traveled trails, after-s…

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 From the coach:  Connor is a great athlete and leader. Anything we need done, he is willing to do.  He has shown tremendous growth as our QB this year. We are excited to see his growth this season.

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From the coach: Gavyn continues to be a model student athlete for this football team. His work ethic in practice translates to his play on Friday, and his ability to remain positive is an asset to our team! Along with that, he is one of our leading tacklers as well as a solid blocking and re…

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From the coach:  I nominated Emma because she is a true team player. There are times during games where I’ll watch what is happening on our bench, and Emma is always one of the first ones to cheer and be supportive of her teammates on the court. When she is on the court she is very focused a…

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From the coach: I nominated this player as she is a consistent team leader and works very hard every day for her teammates. She has grown tremendously on her setting consistency, accuracy and her own offensive play.

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On July 17 of 2017 zebra mussels were confirmed in Comfort Lake, Minnesota. A vigilant resident discovered what she thought was a zebra mussel on July 12 attached to a piece of submerged wood.  The same resident found a second mussel on July 15 at another location on Comfort Lake. The Minnes…

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Occasionally, I watch high school volleyball when suddenly the whistle blows, and I have to ask, “What just happened?” If this has happened to you, know we’re not alone. I’ve seen dozens of bewildered faces in the crowd.

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 From the coach: I am nominating Alexa Sutherland for athlete of the week for her intense dedication to the Bluejacket team, love for the sport of soccer, and loyalty to her country’s U.S. Women’s National Team.  Alexa loves and excels at soccer, yet over her career she has remained humble a…

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From the coach: Sylvia has shown tremendous growth in leadership in our program both on the field and off. This past week Sylvia scored in our win at Richfield on Tuesday and added two more goals in our win on Saturday against Zimmerman. She has been a major contributor to our defensive back…

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The Jacket Hoop Boosters will hold tryouts for the boys travel basketball teams on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cambridge-Isanti High School gym. 

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WCMP Radio has been named the 2019 Minnesota Twins John Gordon Radio Affiliate of the Year. Each year since 2012, the Twins choose one of their affiliates to be honored with this award. WCMP is one of 81 radio stations across a five-state radius that broadcasts Twins’ baseball.

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From the coach: I am nominating Maddie Pynes for Athlete of the Week. Maddie is a senior on our team. She is a team captain. Maddie is an outstanding doubles player, but more than that, Maddie is an outstanding teammate and team leader. She is a strong example of what a Bluejacket should be.…

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From the coach: I nominated Sophie Smith and Hollie Ohnsorg for multiple reasons, but mainly because they showcase great attitudes about the sport of tennis. They both work extremely hard, and it shows in the success they have had at the beginning of this season. A trait I love about them bo…

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As the anticipation for the 2019-20 season builds, the St. Cloud State University men’s basketball team has added Tyler Vaughan to its coaching staff, head coach Matt Reimer announced earlier this week.

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Created in 2004, the Mississippi 8 conference has undergone a number of changes over the years. The latest of these changes takes place beginning with the fall sports season, which kicks off action this week.

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The Bluejacket football team runs plays using garbage cans as blocking dummies during the first days of practice for the 2019 season. The Jackets will be looking to defend their Section 7AAAAA championship when they hit the field starting on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Duluth East.

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Elite gymnast and Isanti resident Grace McCallum just took another small step towards her ultimate goal of competing in the Olympics. But given the circumstances, that small step seemed more like a giant leap forward.

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The North Branch Vikings 13UA youth baseball team has been selected for a Youth 1st Team award for their outstanding sportsmanship during the 2019 MYAS Gopher State Tournament of Champions baseball tournaments. The Vikings are District 2 champions.

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Walking in the beautiful Snake River in pursuit of fighting, thrashing fish is one of my favorite activities. Last year though, due to unsafe high water, I made just one such venture. As with most outdoor activities, fishing requires patience, and I had used up most of mine.

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As we head into midsummer, there are lots of clues that gamefish can give you if you know what you are looking for. Walleyes especially have a multitude of food sources during the summer months and monitoring your livewell will tell you what they have been feeding on and will clue you in on …

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Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations, including a youth deer season that’s expanded statewide, expanded deer feeding and attractant bans, and other updates related to managing chronic wasting disease.