Sports

Thu
22
Nov

Ironmen dominate DQ Classi

DESPITE A HAND TO THE FACE, Vermilion guard Maurice Carter went in for a layup as the Ironmen picked up two wins in last weekend’s season-opening tournament. Photo by Eric Sherman

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Sat
17
Nov

HS winter sports practices begin

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Fri
16
Nov

Kids turn out for Try Hockey for Free Day

Try Hockey for Free Day was held in Ely on Nov. 10 in conjunction with USA Hockey and Minnesota and sponsored by Pure Hockey and Chipolte. Kids get to try hockey with no obligation, for free! There were over 30 skaters this year and coaches at all levels come and help out. Photos by Tara Kay.

Fri
09
Nov

Ely junior Olson an all-stater again; Devine 29th in girls Class A event

ELY EIGHTH GRADER Zoe Devine (962) competed in the state cross country meet and placed 29th in Class A.

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Fri
02
Nov

Wolves reach 7A semis for first time

ALL SMILES for Ely’s high school vollyeball team after an Oct. 25 playoff win at Cherry, a victory that sent the Wolves into the Section 7A semfinals for the first time in program history. Pictured are (front, l-r) Lida Dodge, McCartney Kaercher, Erika Mattson, Rachel Coughlin, Lauren Porthan; (back. l-r) assistant coach Megan Wognum, Holly Dirks, Kenzie Peterson, Apolonia Homer, Jenna Merhar, Brielle Kallberg, Winter Sainio, McKenna Coughlin, head coach Andrea Thomas.

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Wed
31
Oct

Wolves advance in 7A playoffs

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Mon
29
Oct

Olson, Devine run to state

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Fri
26
Oct

VCC wins state title in trap

by Tom Coombe
Vermilion Community College has a state championship trophy to add to its trophy case - in community college athletics’ newest sport.
Vermilion is the state’s clay target (trapshooting) champion, after dominating the first Minnesota Community Athletic Conference varsity-level state meet earlier in the month at Grand Rapids.
Vermilion’s top five competitors missed only 35 targets out of a whopping 500 shots fired, finishing with a team point total of 465.
Tanner Hammit, Vermilion’s top shooter, hit 97 out of 100 targets and was second in the individual standings while teammate Zach Eustice went 95-for-100 to take third.
Vermilion was first among 10 teams in the meet and the school, known for its array of outdoor-related programs, had a league-high 37 participants.

Fri
19
Oct

NRE’s Pasmick, Mellesmoen pick up swim firsts

Brooke Pasmick and Kayla Mellesmoen picked up the only victories for Northeast Range/Ely in an Oct. 11 loss to International Falls.
The visiting Broncos dominated the high school girls swimming meet at Babbitt, taking first in nine-of-11 events en route to a 70-23 win.
But Pasmick and Mellesmoen, two upper-class leaders of a young Nighthawk team had their highlights.
The NRE duo went one-two in the 50 yard freestyle, with Pasmick beating her teammate by two-tenths of a second.
Pasmick, an Ely junior, won in 27.6 seconds and Mellesmoen (27.8) was right behind.
Mellesmoen squeaked past the Broncos’ Macey Marcotte in a tight battle in the 100 freestyle.
It was Mellesmoen victorious in 1:03.31, .19 ahead of Marcotte.
Pasmick would add a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:20.97, and NRE’s 200 freestyle relay of Mellesmoen, Lily Tedrick, Elizabeth Omerza and Kelly Thompson (2:04.87) also took second.

Mon
15
Oct

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