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Fri
05
May

Little things, big victory; Ely baseball team downs South Ridge in rematch of 7A final

SPRAWLING CATCH for Ely infielder Nils DeRemee, one of several young players in the lineup for the high school baseball team. Photo by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
28
Apr

Wolves look to regroup; State-ranked foes, injury do a number on Ely baseball team

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
21
Apr

Ely scores a softball upset

HIGH FIVE AFTER A BIG HIT - Ely head coach Tom McDonald congratulates ninth-grader Jenna Merhar after her two-run triple in the Timberwolves’ 5-4 victory over Nashwauk-Keewatin. Photo by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
14
Apr

No rust for Ely’s Heiman; Back from injury, senior takes three firsts at Chisholm Early Bird

HURDLING AHEAD - Eli Conaway, a freshman for the Ely boys track team, stayed ahead of teammates Henry Dirks and Raif Olson during action on Tuesday. Conaway finished second in the 300 meter hurdles, with Dirks in fourth and Olson taking sixth.

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
09
Apr

Pitching key to Ely’s success

by Tom Coombe
Pitching is part of the core of success for any baseball team, and the Ely Timberwolves rode the efforts of a dominant senior pitcher last spring all the way to the state tournament.
This spring, pitching takes on an even larger focus, both for the Timberwolves and in high school baseball as a whole.
New rules, governing the number of pitches that pitchers may throw, cast an imposing shadow over a 2017 season that started Friday, when the Wolves hosted Two Harbors in one of the earliest-ever season-openers at Veterans Memorial Field.
Ely has won three of the last five Section 7A titles, including in 2016 when Patrick Huisman picked up three pitching wins and two saves during the Wolves’ section tournament run.
But Huisman has graduated, and the new rules make it impossible for anyone to step in and even attempt to match that performance this spring.

Fri
07
Apr

Junior Volleyball Champions

Ely sixth graders are champions in the Arrowhead Junior Volleyball League 12s division. The team was undefeated (12-0) all four weeks of tourneys. Pictured are Luna Klingsporn, Madeline Kallberg, Aria Ruoho, Rachel Coughlin, Courtney Eilrich, Audrey Thomas and Kate Coughlin.

Fri
31
Mar

Earning gold medals

Northern MN did well in Arkansas at the Mid-American Indoor Pickleball Championships. Earning gold medals were Charlie Sullivan and Mary Mills.

Sat
25
Mar

Gerzin blanks Florida foe

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
Mar

St. Louis County sheriff’s office to crack down on water skipping

An annual spring time event that brought hundreds of people to Lake Vermilion now has a dubious future.
People water skipping on snowmobiles near Trout Lake Portage on Lake Vermilion may face legal consequences after St. Louis County sent out a news release Thursday.
“The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the MN DNR are issuing a public notice to those that plan on participating in any water skipping activities that this practice will no longer be allowed and those participating will be cited.”
The release lists March 20 as the date when water skipping will no longer be allowed and violators will be cited. That could mean this weekend would be the last time skipping would be allowed.
And it’s not just Lake Vermilion, the release states, “the water skipping events held at this and any other locations will no longer be allowed and violators will be cited.”

Fri
10
Mar

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