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Wolves finish strong at home

Boys skiers take another first, girls finish second

Keith Vandervort
Posted 2/5/20

ELY – The Timberwolves celebrated another one-two finish here on Saturday as they hosted the last regular season meet on their home course at Hidden Valley Ski Area. They were set to compete in …

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Wolves finish strong at home

Boys skiers take another first, girls finish second

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ELY – The Timberwolves celebrated another one-two finish here on Saturday as they hosted the last regular season meet on their home course at Hidden Valley Ski Area. They were set to compete in the section finals on Thursday, after the Timberjay’s weekly presstime. You can see results from Thursday’s sectional competition online at timberjay.com.
The Ely boys team outpaced the other nine schools with 389 points on Saturday. The Duluth East boys finished in second with 374 points and Mesabi East boys team was third with 329 points.
A trifecta of Ely skiers, Jasper Johnson with a time of 12:41.7, Nate Nettifee, at 13:49.0, and Gabriel Pointer, at 13:49.1, finished one, two, three in the 5.2 K pursuit-freestyle competition. Johnston also finished first in the 4.9K classic race. His combined time for the two race legs was 27:21.3, almost two minutes ahead of Marshall School’s Declan Hutchinson who finished second with a combined time of 29:13.8.
Other Ely boys, with their overall place and combined times, included Pointer, 3rd, 29:23.7, Nettifee, 4th, 29:36.2,  Jon Hakala, 7th, 30:37.6, Raif Olson, 14th, 31:35.2, and Micah Larson, 19th, 32:09.3.
The Ely girls team finished with 368 points, just behind Duluth East’s 384 points, and ahead of Mesabi East, who scored 355 overall points.
Ely’s Zoe Devine placed first in the 4.9K classic race and second in the 5.2K pursuit-freestyle event. She finished with an overall time of 32:00.1, just behind first-place overall finisher Gretchen Haggenmiller, of Duluth East, who posted an overall time of 31:50.1.
Other Ely girls finishing, with place and overall times, included Brooke Pasmick, 7th, 33:50.5, Cedar Ohlhauser, 19th, 34:56.2, Julia Schwinghamer, 26th, 35:48.8, Kalyssa Eilrich, 29th, 36:31.3, Cora Olson, 34th, 36:31.3, Sydney Durkin, 35th, 36:32.1. Abigail Thompson, 55th, 39:24.7, Gracie Pointer, 57th, 39:34.2, Morgan McClelland, 66th, 40:55.6, Juliet Stouffer, 70th, 40:55.6, Annikka Mattson, 72nd, 40:56.8, Sarah Isbell, 80th, 41:48.5, Amelia Pluth, 83rd, 42:48.7, and Courtney Eilrich, 85th, 43:59.3.
The Timberwolves were set to compete in the Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge on Thursday, Feb. 7, and the Denfeld Championships at Spirit Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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