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Column: In the front row

The telephone rang frequently Monday, but the call 14 players, three coaches and dozens of fans were all waiting for

Thrill of victory, agony of defeat

They came oh-so-close.Ely’s American Legion baseball team had a magnificent run through the Division II State Tournam

VFW wins twice at districts

If one word was needed to describe the 2004 Ely VFW baseball season, the selection would be rather obvious: improveme

Mathson named Hernesmaa/Chelesnik Award winner for second consecutive year

Josh Mathson rewrote Ely’s American Legion baseball record book with his hitting prowess and is the all-time leading

Legion lives up to top billing

The weight has been lifted.

Fall sports practices set for Aug. 16 start

Practice sessions for Ely High School fall sports teams are set to begin Aug.

Thanks to massive comeback, VFW rallies for second-place

Ely’s VFW baseball team couldn’t hold on to a 5-3 lead and fell 7-5 to North Shore in the July 25 title game of the B

Legion team hopes to be in familiar spot

Playing in the state tournament has become a welcome habit for Ely’s American Legion baseball players.Five times in t

Mathson sets record with 145th Legion hit

Josh Mathson made a name for himself by hitting home runs, becoming the all-time longball leader in Minnesota high sc

Legion playoffs start here Friday

With 23 wins in 24 games, it’s been nothing short of a dream season for Ely’s American Legion baseball team.But four

Ely's 9-10 team takes second in districts

Ely’s nine and 10 year old Little League All-Stars proved themselves again on the mound and at the plate in back-to-b

Ely to host Border Area VFW playoffs

All but two teams will advance to the district playoffs, but that doesn’t mean that this weekend’s Border Area VFW pl

Little League 9-10 year-olds advance in District play-offs

The Ely 9-and-10 year old All Star baseball team lost one but won two last weekend, good enough to move on in MN Dist

Legion streak reaches record

The 2004 Ely American Legion baseball team now has its own place in local baseball history.Ely is unbeaten in 18 game

Ely reaches final four in Junior districts

Two wins in three games allowed Ely to stay alive going into the second weekend of the Junior League Baseball Distric

VFW hoping to plug holes on defense

With just two weeks left in the regular season and tournament play fast approaching, Ely’s VFW baseball team is looki

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