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Fri
28
Oct

Ely cross country teams both going to state; football team set for first home playoff game

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Fri
21
Oct

Wolves hold off Grizzlies

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The Ely Timberwolves overcame an early deficit, a few mistakes, several penalties and a rugged Northwoods team Wednesday night to keep its perfect record intact.
In a battle of unbeatens, Ely downed the host Grizzlies 20-12 before a huge crowd in Cook.
A stingy Ely defense held Northwoods to just 21 second-half yards while the Wolves played keep-away down the stretch, running out the final eight minutes with a sustained drive that secured the program’s 16th consecutive win and the number-one seed in the upcoming Section 7 9-man playoffs.
But it wasn’t easy.
“It was a tough football game,” said Ely Head Coach Brian Lamppa. “Our kids showed a lot of heart.”
Ely had two touchdowns called back by penalties, threw two interceptions in the end zone and coughed up the ball with a third-quarter fumble.
The Ely defense, however,...

Tue
18
Oct

Bianco, Olson fly at the Falls

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Fri
07
Oct

Ironwomen take first division match

GOING FOR THE DIG was VCC’s Marlee Muhvich with teammates Rebecca Schermer (4) and Greta Saulic (15) looking on. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
30
Sep

Wolves work to stay unbeaten

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Tue
27
Sep

Runners set for home course

ELY BOYS roll to a victory at the J.A. Curran Invitational in Grand Rapids. Photo by Karen Pick.

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Fri
23
Sep

Turnovers sink Vermilion

GIVING CHASE - Vermilion’s Jontez Chaney, Leandro DeBrito and Luke Miske converge on a Rochester ball carrier last Saturday at Ely School Stadium. The visiting Yellowjackets capitialized on nine VCC turnovers and two blocked punts in a 51-20 victory. Photos by Eric Sherman.

Mon
19
Sep

New QB sparks Ironmen

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Fri
16
Sep

Unleashed, unstoppable: Wolves finally get on the field, blow out Northeast Range

by Tom Coombe
The Northeast Range Nighthawks were in a tough spot on Friday night.
Not only were they visiting defending section champion Ely on the Timberwolves’ home turf, they were facing a powerful, state-ranked team that was hungry for action after nearly four weeks of practice.
Within minutes of the opening kickoff, the Timberwolves unleashed their fury, scoring three touchdowns in the first eight minutes and 44 points in the first half en route to a 52-0 thrashing before a packed house at Ely School Stadium.
Idled an extra week because of a forfeit win in the season-opener, the Wolves were downright rabid prior to kickoff and once the game got underway.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had a team so fired up to play a game,” said Ely Head Coach Brian Lamppa. “In the warm-ups, in the locker room before we went out. There was just a lot of excitement.”

Tue
13
Sep

CC teams shine in Trezona run

PICTURESQUE SETTING - With the Pioneer Mine complex in the background, runners and walkers enjoyed a beautiful late-summer day Saturday for the four-mile race around the Trezona Trail. Photo by Hailey Worth. -

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