Sports

Sun
04
Jun

Summer ball ready to begin, Local sign-up on Monday

One baseball season in Ely is winding down while another is set to start.
As the high school baseball playoffs (see related story) continue, the summer baseball season in Ely is moving forward on several fronts.
The Ely Baseball Association will hold its annual parent and volunteer sign-up session Monday, with team practices soon to follow and the first summer baseball tournament of the year on tap next weekend.
Ely’s VFW team will host the Taste of Ely Classic, a seven-team, three-day event that opens Friday, June 9, at Veterans Memorial Field.
With the summer season fast approaching, registration continues and culminates Monday.
That’s when summer sign-up wraps up at the EBA session, slated for 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field. All parents are invited to come to return registration forms and sign up for volunteer shifts in the concession stand and ticket booth.
Additional registration forms will be available at the field that evening.

Fri
02
Jun

Mobilia hits Hole-In-One on #4 of Ely Golf Course

from roving golf reporter Lolita Schnitzius
Friday, May 19, 2017, was a day to remember by one of Ely’s golfers. “Mr.” Dick Mobilia, a born and raised Elyite, was playing golf at the Ely Golf Course with friends. He is a fairly “new” golfer, having taken it up only since retirement in 2000. Like many retirees, Dick looked for something to do after those many years of work...so he “jumped in” to the golf routine...something to do outside and supposedly “fun” to do with friends.
On this particular day, Dick was playing golf with Jim Folz, John Perushek and Dave Streit. It had become a daily routine...depending on the weather...and the group knew how to “have fun”...or at least that’s what most golfers tell themselves! The foursome had reached Hole #4, a Par 3, and also one of the most difficult holes on the course, since the golfer has to drive off a “cliff” and aim at #4 green below, and slightly to the left of the driving area.

Fri
26
May

Ely boys win subsection

CELEBRATING their first place finish at the subsection track meet were members of the Ely boys team.

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Fri
19
May

Relay shaves vital seconds

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Fri
12
May

Ely Wheel Park event set for May 20

The Ely Wheel Park project is moving forward. Ely students have created the design with help from a professional, and their fundraising efforts are steadily building toward “breaking ground.” The original plans for the Ely Recreation Center included a skate park to replace the previous Lincoln Park facility. Students have worked to raise money for it since 2014. The design features a “pump track,” which is the most versatile type of skate/BMX bike obstacle course. It’s a series of linked rollers and steeply bermed corners that offer fun and fitness for young and old on skateboards, scooters, inline skates, and bikes. The Ely Wheel Park has the potential to be the first poured concrete pump track in the United States.

Fri
05
May

Little things, big victory; Ely baseball team downs South Ridge in rematch of 7A final

SPRAWLING CATCH for Ely infielder Nils DeRemee, one of several young players in the lineup for the high school baseball team. Photo by Eric Sherman

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
28
Apr

Wolves look to regroup; State-ranked foes, injury do a number on Ely baseball team

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
21
Apr

Ely scores a softball upset

HIGH FIVE AFTER A BIG HIT - Ely head coach Tom McDonald congratulates ninth-grader Jenna Merhar after her two-run triple in the Timberwolves’ 5-4 victory over Nashwauk-Keewatin. Photo by Eric Sherman

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Fri
14
Apr

No rust for Ely’s Heiman; Back from injury, senior takes three firsts at Chisholm Early Bird

HURDLING AHEAD - Eli Conaway, a freshman for the Ely boys track team, stayed ahead of teammates Henry Dirks and Raif Olson during action on Tuesday. Conaway finished second in the 300 meter hurdles, with Dirks in fourth and Olson taking sixth.

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Sun
09
Apr

Pitching key to Ely’s success

by Tom Coombe
Pitching is part of the core of success for any baseball team, and the Ely Timberwolves rode the efforts of a dominant senior pitcher last spring all the way to the state tournament.
This spring, pitching takes on an even larger focus, both for the Timberwolves and in high school baseball as a whole.
New rules, governing the number of pitches that pitchers may throw, cast an imposing shadow over a 2017 season that started Friday, when the Wolves hosted Two Harbors in one of the earliest-ever season-openers at Veterans Memorial Field.
Ely has won three of the last five Section 7A titles, including in 2016 when Patrick Huisman picked up three pitching wins and two saves during the Wolves’ section tournament run.
But Huisman has graduated, and the new rules make it impossible for anyone to step in and even attempt to match that performance this spring.

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