Sports

Fri
01
Feb

Pushing the limits; Ely’s Skustad bows out of 135

Carl Skustad posted online this week, “Thanks for all your thoughts and positive vibes. After a few hours at Melgeorge’s last night thinking about today’s race strategy I decided to drop from this years AH135. With as much respect as I have for this race I didn’t want to be a liability on trail. I was safe and have all my fingers and toes in one piece. The time it would taken me to get to the finish would have possibly put me in a bivi tonight. My skis were so slow and I jacked up my knee in a little wipeout action on course. Ski ya later, peace.”

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
29
Jan

Lake Superior cools down Ironmen

by Tom Coombe
The Vermilion Ironmen were riding a hot streak, at least until Wednesday.
That’s when league upstart Lake Superior staked its own claim in a growing chase for a regional playoff berth, pulling away from the Ironmen in an 84-64 community college basketball victory at Superior, Wis.
The fledgling IceHawks, in their first season of play in the Minnesota Community Athletic Conference, evened their division record at 4-4 while VCC fell to 3-4 and had a three-game win streak come to an end.
One team was hot and the other was not as the Ironmen shot just 34 percent for the game and were six-for-28 from three-point distance.
Lake Superior shot at a 51 percent clip and was an even more impressive 11-for-20 from beyond the three-point line.
The IceHawks’ Ryan Pantsar hit all five of his three-point attempts and had 19 points for LSC, which outscored Vermilion 39-27 in the second stanza.

Sun
27
Jan

Ely ski teams get set for key meets

by Tom Coombe -
Ely’s Nordic Wolves had the chance Wednesday to race under the same format that will be used for the upcoming section and state meets.
The results showed that opponents of the Ely boys have good reason to be nervous.
As they have all year, the Wolves racked up another team victory with sophomore Jasper Johnston once again at the head of the pack.
Johnston won both the freestyle and classic five-kilometer races at the Duluth East Invitational, taking home the combined pursuit victory with nearly a minute to spare.
As a team, the Ely boys were as dominant as Johnston, grabbing three of the top-five individual places and six spots in the top-11.
Those results gave the Wolves an easy win in the team standings, with Ely topping eight other schools.
Among the girls, Ely was fourth in a 10-team field.

Sun
27
Jan

Rugged stretch on, off court; Illness, difficult foes form potent combination against Ely girls

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
25
Jan

Enthusiasm for Ely Basketball team

FULL EXTENSION for Savannah Johnson of Ely’s high school dance team during their performance Tuesday night. Photos by Eric Sherman.

Fri
25
Jan

Ely Hoop Club takes teams to UMD

On January 12 the Ely Hoop Club took the boys and girls teams to UMD to watch both teams play. Pictured are: standingR: Jasiah Wigdahl, Trevor Mattson, Nils Deremee. Seated left: Pat Vanderbeek, Tim Moskalyk, Joey Bianco, Eric Omerza, Rylee Bishop, Eddie Prijatel, Brock Latourell, Bryce Fairchild. Seated center: Harry Simons, Will Davies, Erika Mattson, Finn Leisching, Collen Seliskar, Mason Davis, Reba Kissel, Jason Kerntz, Jacob Cochran, Taylor Gibney, Sarah Visser. Seated right: Katrina Seliskar, Brynn Vollom, Madeline Kallberg, Madison Rohr, Lily Tedrick, Elizabeth Omerza, Madeline Perry, Grace Latourell, Ande Visser. Submitted photo

Fri
25
Jan

Vanderbeek fires up Wolves; Senior guard scores 33, 44 in back-to-back wins for Ely boys

A RED-HOT SHOOTING performance for Ely senior Patrick Vanderbeek, who nailed eight three-point shots and had 44 points in the Wolves’ win over Fond du Lac. Photos by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Jan

Boys bounce back at home;Davies, Vandberbeek lead late surges as Ely pulls away from Bigfork

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
11
Jan

Skaters’ win streak snapped

TRIPPED UP IN FRONT OF THE NET - Ely senior Austin Meskill tumbled to the ice after being tripped by an International Falls player. Photo by Finn Bay Photography.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
04
Jan

Ely Hoop Club hosts first alumni basketball games

Playing in the first Ely Hoop Club alumni basketball game for the girls and boys were: Front row: Evan Omerza Middle row: Spencer Gaulke, Morgan Moravitz Susan Cook, Naomi Isbell , Missy LaTourell, Mindy MacKenzie, Jillian Manning, Jen Zgonc, Bob LaTourell, Braxton Casey Back row: Max Gantt, Izaak Nosbisch, Blaise Lah, Carter Gaulke, Alison Zaverl, Kalley Fischer, Shayla Zaverl, Erin Muhvich, Krystle Nylund, Ashley Bastable, Megan Wognum, Jean Hutar, Michael Lah, Reed Petersen, Elliot Omerza, Adam McDonald. Photos by Ken Hupila.

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