Sports

Fri
04
Nov

Early gamble, easy win

TURNING THE CORNER was Ely senior running back Josh Heiman with teammate Blaise Lah providing blocking on Northeast Range defender Brett Rosendahl in Section 7 nine-man playoff action. Photo by Eric Sherman.

by Tom Coombe -

The Northeast Range Nighthawks’ upset hopes ended early in Ely on Saturday, thanks in part to an early gamble by the host Timberwolves.

Tue
01
Nov

HS winter sports meeting on Nov. 7

With opening practices coming up soon, Ely Memorial High School has scheduled a winter sports students and parents meeting to get ready for the upcoming season.
The session is set for Monday, Nov. 7, starting at 6 p.m., in the high school gymnasium.
The meeting is open to parents and all students who plan to participate in hockey, boys basketball or girls basketball this season.
Coaches will be invited to address their players with information about first practices, and registration forms will be available to pick up and complete.
Those unable to attend are urged to get in contact with their respective coach to get early-season information.
For more details, contact athletic director Tom Coombe at 235-1025 or Tcoombe@ely.k12.mn.us.
Ely’s Nordic skiing and dance teams will have separate meetings.

Fri
28
Oct

Ely cross country teams both going to state; football team set for first home playoff game

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
21
Oct

Wolves hold off Grizzlies

by Tom Coombe -

The Ely Timberwolves overcame an early deficit, a few mistakes, several penalties and a rugged Northwoods team Wednesday night to keep its perfect record intact.
In a battle of unbeatens, Ely downed the host Grizzlies 20-12 before a huge crowd in Cook.
A stingy Ely defense held Northwoods to just 21 second-half yards while the Wolves played keep-away down the stretch, running out the final eight minutes with a sustained drive that secured the program’s 16th consecutive win and the number-one seed in the upcoming Section 7 9-man playoffs.
But it wasn’t easy.
“It was a tough football game,” said Ely Head Coach Brian Lamppa. “Our kids showed a lot of heart.”
Ely had two touchdowns called back by penalties, threw two interceptions in the end zone and coughed up the ball with a third-quarter fumble.
The Ely defense, however,...

Tue
18
Oct

Bianco, Olson fly at the Falls

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
07
Oct

Ironwomen take first division match

GOING FOR THE DIG was VCC’s Marlee Muhvich with teammates Rebecca Schermer (4) and Greta Saulic (15) looking on. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
30
Sep

Wolves work to stay unbeaten

by Tom Coombe-

Tue
27
Sep

Runners set for home course

ELY BOYS roll to a victory at the J.A. Curran Invitational in Grand Rapids. Photo by Karen Pick.

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Fri
23
Sep

Turnovers sink Vermilion

GIVING CHASE - Vermilion’s Jontez Chaney, Leandro DeBrito and Luke Miske converge on a Rochester ball carrier last Saturday at Ely School Stadium. The visiting Yellowjackets capitialized on nine VCC turnovers and two blocked punts in a 51-20 victory. Photos by Eric Sherman.

Mon
19
Sep

New QB sparks Ironmen

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