Sports

Fri
16
Sep

Unleashed, unstoppable: Wolves finally get on the field, blow out Northeast Range

by Tom Coombe
The Northeast Range Nighthawks were in a tough spot on Friday night.
Not only were they visiting defending section champion Ely on the Timberwolves’ home turf, they were facing a powerful, state-ranked team that was hungry for action after nearly four weeks of practice.
Within minutes of the opening kickoff, the Timberwolves unleashed their fury, scoring three touchdowns in the first eight minutes and 44 points in the first half en route to a 52-0 thrashing before a packed house at Ely School Stadium.
Idled an extra week because of a forfeit win in the season-opener, the Wolves were downright rabid prior to kickoff and once the game got underway.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a team so fired up to play a game,” said Ely Head Coach Brian Lamppa. “In the warm-ups, in the locker room before we went out. There was just a lot of excitement.”

Tue
13
Sep

CC teams shine in Trezona run

PICTURESQUE SETTING - With the Pioneer Mine complex in the background, runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful late-summer day Saturday for the four-mile race around the Trezona Trail. Photo by Hailey Worth. -

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Thu
08
Sep

Ely Marathon braces for growth

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Sat
03
Sep

Finally... Friday night home debut ends long wait for Wolves

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Fri
26
Aug

New weekend for Trezona Run

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Fri
19
Aug

Lakner, Mattila go 1-2 in Semi Pro Open at Ely Watercross races

BATTLING ON THE WATER were Ely racers Kael Richards and Nick Mattila last weekend.

Fri
12
Aug

Juniors win consolation crown

CONSOLATION CHAMPS - Ely’s Junior League baseball team went 3-1 at the Iron Range Baseball League Tournament last weekend at Hibbing and won the consolation title. Pictured are (front, l-r): Nils DeRemee, Will Davies, Mitch Peterson, Tyler Housey, Cameron Kienitz, Tjae Banks, Caleb Janeksala; (back, l-r) Coach Cory Lassi, Liam ross, Brandon Kerntz, Nate Netifee, Bryce Longwell, Dylan Fenske, Lane Anderson, Dalton Schreffler, Luke Olson, Coach Aaron Donais. Not pictured are Eric Omerza and Joey Pierce. Photo by Tom Coombe

by Tom Coombe

Fri
05
Aug

First in league, Juniors seek playoff title

by Tom Coombe

Fri
29
Jul

For Legion, an early end; Post 248 knocked out in districts, closing shortest season in history

The shortest season in Ely American Legion baseball history ended in a matter of hours at Veterans Memorial Field.
Two close defeats in the Eighth District Division II playoffs knocked Post 248 out of the tournament on Friday, July 22.
Esko pushed across runs in the fifth and sixth innings and escaped a jam in the seventh to prevail 8-6 in a winners’ bracket tilt.
Ely, which finished 10-9, had little time to recover as it was back on the field immeditately afterward and fell 5-2 to eventual district runner-up Proctor.
After starting the season late because of the high school baseball team’s trip to the state tournament, the Legion team jammed 19 games into a month, with postseason play a week earlier than usual because of a calendar quirk.
The net result was Ely played the fewest amount of games in decades and the season was over at the earliest date in program history.

Fri
22
Jul

VFW heads into postseason

by Tom Coombe

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