Sports

Sat
19
May

Stumble back, step forward

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
15
May

Summer baseball sign-up underway

The summer baseball season in Ely begins in just over a month and the registration is now underway..
Registration forms are now available at Ely Memorial High School from baseball coach Frank Ivancich, or by contacting Tom Coombe at 235-1025 or Tcoombe@aol.com.
Paperwork may be returned to Ivancich at the school and fees will be collected at the Ely Baseball Association’s annual parent and volunteer sign-up night, set for 6 p.m., Monday June 4 at Veterans Memorial Field. All parents are invited that night to sign up for volunteer shifts in the concession stand and ticket booth.
Ely will three teams with the following age cutoffs:
• American Legion - Open to those born on or after Jan. 1, 1999;
• Junior Legion - Open to those born on or after Jan. 1, 2001;
• Junior League (Iron Range Baseball) - Open to those born on or after Jan. 1, 2003.

Tue
15
May

28th Altameja slated for June 2

The Altameja Fundraiser for Vermilion Community College athletics is in its 28th year, and organizers say they’ve lined up an extra special day of fun and activities next weekend.
The golf and fishing outing, named in honor of retired VCC coaches Bob Altavilla and Rudy Semeja, and most recently in honor of former VCC assistant coach and local business owner the late Gary Zaverl, takes place Saturday, June 2 at both the Ely Golf Club and on Shagawa Lake.
Fishing begins at 8 a.m. with golf getting underway at noon with a shotgun start. The fishing contest winds up at 4 p.m. with weigh-ins at the Shagawa Lake landing.
Entry fee is $80 for fishing, $100 for golf or $110 for both events.
Registration includes greens fees, a buffet dinner, beverages, awards, gifts and door prizes, and the event wraps up with a program and karaoke that evening at Zaverl’s Bar.
To register, contact Paul McDonald at (800) 657-3608 or 235-2190.

Fri
11
May

In Ely track, youth is served

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
07
May

Davis gets shutout, one-hitter and fans eight

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
04
May

Golfers begin shortened season

After a long wait, the combined Ely and Northeast Range boys golf team was able to get out on to the links this week.
The golfers started their season at an East Range Conference event in Virginia.
The young team is competing in ERC junior high events, and finished with a team score of 242.
Ty Fabish, an eighth-grader at Northeast Range, had team medalist honors with a score of 50 over nine holes.
Next best in the group was Ely’s Ben Cavalier, who shot a 59.
Kale Beno of Ely carded a 65, followed by Arrin Frank at 68. Ethan Zaitz, who attends NER, rounded out the scoring at 73.
Virginia won the event and the Blue Devils’ Brett Okland and Andrew Peterson shared medalist honors with matching 40s.
The golfers compete again Thursday, at Eveleth, while the junior high girls are slated to take part in a meet Tuesday at Hibbing.

Mon
30
Apr

Ironmen vault into playoff position with big weekend

Ely Echo staff report -

Three wins, including one in dramatic fashion, lifted the Vermilion Ironmen into second place in the Northern Division community college baseball standings.

Lukas Adelman's mammoth three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th gave Vermilion an 11-9 win over Hibbing Saturday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Field. The Ironmen lost the second game of Saturday's twinbill, but bounced back Sunday against the Cardinals and picked up 4-2 and 8-4 victories on the road.

The series win gives Vermilion a 4-2 record in division play, good for second place behind Rainy River (7-3). The two teams play a four-game set this weekend, with a May 5 doubleheader at International Falls and two more games the following day in Ely.

Sat
28
Apr

Ely’s Prigge first in 3,200

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
27
Apr

Wolves’ wins easy, not pretty

OUT AT THE PLATE - Ely base runner Dylan Kienitz couldn’t get under a tag by the North Woods catcher as umpire DJ Janeksela called Kienitz out on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Eric Sherman.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
20
Apr

Spring schedules in pencil

VOLUNTEERING to help remove a foot or more of snow from Ely’s baseball field was Pete Swanson last week. Last Monday 8-12 inches fell in the area. Photo by Cam Weisert. by Tom Coombe -

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