Sports

Sat
26
Mar

12 Ely archers will go on to state meet

Three Ely archers scored top-three finishes at a region event and an even dozen will be moving on the state meet.
Last weekend, 14 students from Ely, ranging in age from grades 4-8, competed at the Region 2 meet at Virginia.
Coming home with a first-place showing was Sydney Durkin, who won the fifth-grade girls category. Ely’s Kate Coughlin was third in the same division.
Also bagging a third-place finish was Gavin Marshall, in the fourth-grade boys category.
Others competing at Virginia were fourth-grader Lily Dirks, fifth-graders Zoe Devine, Gabriel Mann and Rachel Coughlin, sixth-graders Gabriel Pointer, Gracie Pointer, Willow Ohlhauser and Madison Hasz, and eighth-graders Jade Starkman, Isabelle Kelley and Holly Dirks.
Most will also be competing in the state meet, which is set for Bemidji in April.

Fri
18
Mar

Muhvich, Wittrup lead Ironwomen

Two former Ely Timberwolves played key roles as the Vermilion Ironwomen picked up two victories in a season-opening “spring training” swing to the Twin Cities.

Erin Muhvich picked up both pitching wins, striking out 11 in a 19-5 victory over Hibbing on Monday, while fellow sophomore Adrianna Wittrup’s sixth-inning grand slam capped a seven-run rally and gave the community college softball team an 11-9 triumph over the same squad the following day.

Fri
11
Mar

Chix with Stix win Duluth tournament

Ely’s Chix with Sitx, the local women’s hockey team, came home with a first-place finish from a tournament held in Duluth last weekend.

The Ely team downed Chaos in the Mar. 6 title game, scoring a 3-0 victory at the Duluth Heritage Arena to win the Division C2/C3 Title.
Alyssa Nelson scored twice and assisted on the other goal while goaltender Betsy Davis recorded the shutout in the championship clinching victory.
Tiffany Zemke also scored and had an assist, and Chris Urbas added an assist in the Ely win.
Earlier, the Chix with Stix opened the tournament with a 4-1 triumph over the Minnesota Jets.
Caitlin Korpi scored twice, Joni Dahl had a goal and an assist, and Zemke recorded a goal for the winners.
The Mar. 4 for opener was followed by a 3-3 tie on Saturday, Mar. 5, against Stanley’s.
Nelson had two goals, one assisted by Zemke and the other by Dahl.
Urbas also scored with a one-timer from the point.

Fri
04
Mar

WolfTrack events draw a crowd

MUST BE THE BOOTIES - Winner in the 8-dog, 50-mile race was Dusty Klaven during the Steger Mukluks WolfTrack Classic dog sled race on Sunday. Photo by Hailey Worth.

by Tom Coombe

Sat
27
Feb

VCC beats St Cloud Tech 63-57

On to the finals for the Ironmen: VCC beats St Cloud Tech 63-57, plays Rochester at 2 pm Sunday with national berth, state title on line

Fri
26
Feb

Chisholm knocks Ely out of 7A

by Tom Coombe

Fri
19
Feb

Hibbler fuels Ironmen surge

by Tom Coombe

Fri
19
Feb

Goalie Lori Huseby stands out, and not just for being only girl on the ice

by Patrick Slack

Lori Huseby has never cared how she plays high school hockey. She just wants to play.
If she has to travel 20 minutes down the road to practice each way, so be it.
If it requires training virtually year-round to earn her spot and ice time as a goalie, no problem.
And if it means being one of the few girls in the state playing boys hockey, well, that isn’t going to stop her either...

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Fri
12
Feb

Skiers rally for dual fifths

RACING in the state ski meet at Giants Ridge Thursday were Ely’s Seth Prigge, Cole Helms and Erin Bianco. Photos by Joe Bianco

by Tom Coombe

Fri
05
Feb

Section sweep for Wolves; Both Ely ski teams dominate Section 7 and advance to state

by Tom Coombe

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