Sports

Sat
16
Dec

McDonald fuels fast start; Senior scores 32 in back-to-back games as Wolves go to 3-0

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Fri
15
Dec

Second-half collapse sinks Ironwomen

SOPHOMORE WYNTER GEORGE has logged plenty of minutes for VCC this winter, as the Ironwomen have battled injuries en route to a 1-7 start. Photo by Eric Sherman

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Sat
09
Dec

Ironmen’s streak snapped at five

by Tom Coombe
The Vermilion Ironmen faded in the second half on Saturday, and their season-long winning streak came ot an end.
A double-digit first half lead went by the wayside as Minnesota West rallied and downed the community college basketball team 81-77 Saturday at Worthington.
The loss was the first in six contests for the Ironmen, who opened the long trip with an 88-76, Dec. 1 victory at Ridgewater.
But against the Bluejays, it was a seesaw affair. The game featured eight ties and several lead changes.
Vermilion led 48-38 at the half, fell behind by one, then charged back to lead 73-65.
Minnesota West countered with a 16-4 run to end the game, fueled in part by DeShawn Pickford, who led all scorers with 27 points.
Minnesota West grabbed a 79-77 lead late in the contest, and VCC misfired on a three-pont attempt with 20 seconds left.
Vermilion’s first defeat came despite some impressive statistical days.

Tue
05
Dec

Bombs away for Ely boys; Three-point shooting should make for exciting season on court

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Fri
01
Dec

Lamppa hanging it up - Ely football coach retires after guiding Wolves to four state berths

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Thu
23
Nov

Ely girls hope to jump in 7A

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Tue
21
Nov

Not your typical paddler - Ely student Jacob Dayton spends several months per year in Hawaii, competing in outrigger canoe racing’s biggest events

ON THE BEACH in Hawaii after an outrigger canoe race was Ely’s Jacob Dayton (in sunglasses). Dayton was part of a juniors team that competed in the world championships earlier this year. He is pictured with teammate Kawai Cho and coach Lorelei Nakagawa. Submitted photo

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Fri
17
Nov

Swimmers finish at sections; Brooke Pasmick top finisher for young Nighthawk team

2017 Northeast Range/Ely swim team at the pool in Babbitt. Bottom (l-r): Brooke Pasmick, Maarja Faltesek, Laura Pasmick, Shayla Zaverl, Kayla Mellesmoen, Morgan McClelland; Middle: Assistant Coach Kara Jean Baker, Aili Bee, Elizabeth Omerza, Abby Koivisto, Kelly Thompson, Alice Wolter, Tesla Humphreys, Head Coach Jason Limp; Top: Ava Sundell, Carena Debeltz, Lily Tedrick, Alli Kreckelberg, Cedar Ohlhauser, Evie Cavalier, Maggie Dammann, Assistant Coach Lynn Gulbrandson. Photo by Eric Sherman Images.

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Mon
13
Nov

Olson makes all-state, Sophomore 21st in Class A; Prigge climbs to 40th in girls race

by Tom Coombe
Luke Olson felt better - and it showed.
Running at full strength, the Ely sophomore put together his best performance yet at exactly the right time: at last weekend’s state cross country meet.
Olson earned all-state recognition by taking 21st overall in the Class A competition at Northfield.
Olson’s performance was part of a big day at state for the Wolves, as sophomore James Schwinghamer took 47th in the boys race while senior Ryne Prigge closed out her prep career with a personal-best time and a 40th-place finish among Class A girls.
“Everybody was happy,” said Ely Head Coach Jayne Dusich. “It was a great day for us.”
At the Section 7A meet in late-October, Olson was sixth and qualified for state but was a bit under the weather.
Schwinghamer also punched a ticket to state at sections, but like Olson didn’t feel well and had an off day.

Fri
10
Nov

HS winter sports practices begin

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