Sports

Fri
08
Apr

Eight grade team takes second in Rapids

8th grade team (l-r):Emmett Faltesek, coach Tom Omerza, Caleb Janeksela, Josh Larson, Eric Omerza, Brock LaTourell, Will Davies, Nils DeRemee, Bryce Longwell, Dylan Fenske, Riley Bishop, coach Mike Keller. The Ely 8th grade boys basketball team went 3-1 and placed second in the Pacesetter Region 7 Basketball Tournament this last weekend in Grand Rapids. Eleven teams entered the tournament. Ely started off with wins over International Falls 34-25, Northwoods 25-24 and Bigfork 37-30. In the championship game they lost to Pillager 49-34.

Sat
02
Apr

In ’16, Wolves look to rebound

by Tom Coombe

Sat
26
Mar

12 Ely archers will go on to state meet

Three Ely archers scored top-three finishes at a region event and an even dozen will be moving on the state meet.
Last weekend, 14 students from Ely, ranging in age from grades 4-8, competed at the Region 2 meet at Virginia.
Coming home with a first-place showing was Sydney Durkin, who won the fifth-grade girls category. Ely’s Kate Coughlin was third in the same division.
Also bagging a third-place finish was Gavin Marshall, in the fourth-grade boys category.
Others competing at Virginia were fourth-grader Lily Dirks, fifth-graders Zoe Devine, Gabriel Mann and Rachel Coughlin, sixth-graders Gabriel Pointer, Gracie Pointer, Willow Ohlhauser and Madison Hasz, and eighth-graders Jade Starkman, Isabelle Kelley and Holly Dirks.
Most will also be competing in the state meet, which is set for Bemidji in April.

Fri
18
Mar

Muhvich, Wittrup lead Ironwomen

Two former Ely Timberwolves played key roles as the Vermilion Ironwomen picked up two victories in a season-opening “spring training” swing to the Twin Cities.

Erin Muhvich picked up both pitching wins, striking out 11 in a 19-5 victory over Hibbing on Monday, while fellow sophomore Adrianna Wittrup’s sixth-inning grand slam capped a seven-run rally and gave the community college softball team an 11-9 triumph over the same squad the following day.

Fri
11
Mar

Chix with Stix win Duluth tournament

Ely’s Chix with Sitx, the local women’s hockey team, came home with a first-place finish from a tournament held in Duluth last weekend.

The Ely team downed Chaos in the Mar. 6 title game, scoring a 3-0 victory at the Duluth Heritage Arena to win the Division C2/C3 Title.
Alyssa Nelson scored twice and assisted on the other goal while goaltender Betsy Davis recorded the shutout in the championship clinching victory.
Tiffany Zemke also scored and had an assist, and Chris Urbas added an assist in the Ely win.
Earlier, the Chix with Stix opened the tournament with a 4-1 triumph over the Minnesota Jets.
Caitlin Korpi scored twice, Joni Dahl had a goal and an assist, and Zemke recorded a goal for the winners.
The Mar. 4 for opener was followed by a 3-3 tie on Saturday, Mar. 5, against Stanley’s.
Nelson had two goals, one assisted by Zemke and the other by Dahl.
Urbas also scored with a one-timer from the point.

Fri
04
Mar

WolfTrack events draw a crowd

MUST BE THE BOOTIES - Winner in the 8-dog, 50-mile race was Dusty Klaven during the Steger Mukluks WolfTrack Classic dog sled race on Sunday. Photo by Hailey Worth.

by Tom Coombe

Sat
27
Feb

VCC beats St Cloud Tech 63-57

On to the finals for the Ironmen: VCC beats St Cloud Tech 63-57, plays Rochester at 2 pm Sunday with national berth, state title on line

Fri
26
Feb

Chisholm knocks Ely out of 7A

by Tom Coombe

Fri
19
Feb

Hibbler fuels Ironmen surge

by Tom Coombe

Fri
19
Feb

Goalie Lori Huseby stands out, and not just for being only girl on the ice

by Patrick Slack

Lori Huseby has never cared how she plays high school hockey. She just wants to play.
If she has to travel 20 minutes down the road to practice each way, so be it.
If it requires training virtually year-round to earn her spot and ice time as a goalie, no problem.
And if it means being one of the few girls in the state playing boys hockey, well, that isn’t going to stop her either...

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