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REGIONAL- The Ely Timberwolves and North Woods Grizzlies will open the Section 7A girls basketball tournament at home on Wednesday, with the state’s No. 1 team in Class A, defending state … more
CHERRY- The Ely Timberwolves girls were dialed-in from long range Tuesday night as they used a barrage of threes and good overall shooting to tame the Cherry Tigers 87-44. The 10-14 Tigers … more
LITTLEFORK- Littlefork-Big Falls, on Tuesday, had the unenviable task of hosting a North Woods girls team still smarting from last Thursday’s loss to Ely, and the Grizzlies took out their … more
CLOQUET— Ely’s once seemingly promising hockey season came to a convincing end Tuesday evening in the first round of the Section 7A playoffs here. The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks … more
ELY- The North Woods girls were riding high at Ely last Thursday when senior River Cheney drained a halftime-buzzer-beating trey for a one-point lead at the intermission, 29-28. But Wolves’ … more
FIELD TWP – The North Woods boys basketball team ran its record to 18-4 this week with big home wins over Hill City and Mesabi East. The Grizzlies got off to a fast start in this one with Louie … more
GIANTS RIDGE— A huge fourth-place finish in the boys sprint competition here on Thursday lifted the Ely boys team to eighth-place at the state Nordic ski meet on a bright but chilly day. … more
MINNEAPOLIS—Ely native Erin Bianco was among a handful of Minnesota skiers taking part in the Stifel Loppet Cup this past weekend at Theodore Wirth Park. The event was part of this year’s World Cup tour and drew top Nordic racers from around the world. Bianco, who qualified for the World Cup circuit earlier this year, finished in 37th place, including fifth among Americans, in the elite field during the sprint competition on Saturday. more
ELY— Turnovers have proven costly in back-to-back losses for the Timberwolves this past week. Playing on home hardwood on Monday, the Wolves fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in an … more
GIANTS RIDGE— A huge fourth-place finish in the boys sprint competition here on Thursday lifted the Ely boys team to eighth-place at the state Nordic ski meet on a bright but chilly day. … more
FIELD TWP- Student archers from 18 schools descended on North Woods School last Saturday for the annual North Woods bullseye and 3D target meets, with students from both North Woods and Ely faring … more
MOOSE LAKE— The Timberwolves put another win on the board in their regular season finale here last Friday, hopefully taming the demons that had left them in a skid the past couple weeks. It was … more
GIANTS RIDGE— Where there’s a will there’s a way and the Timberwolves Nordic ski team found more than one way to qualify for the state ski meet at sectional competition last … more
FIELD TWP- The North Woods boys basketball team matched their longest winning streak of the season on Tuesday with a fifth consecutive win, beating International Falls 92-47. After falling behind … more
CHISHOLM—An awe-inspiring performance from Ely senior guard Grace LaTourell helped the Timberwolves rout the Bluestreaks on their home hardwood Monday night. LaTourell poured in a career-high … more
COLERAINE- The North Woods girls basketball team picked up a thrilling come-from-behind 63-60 road win over Greenway on Tuesday with some last minute heroics from senior Helen Koch and sophomore … more
AURORA— The Timberwolves had their chances against the Giants but let a game they could have won fall through their fingers, 57-54, in the final two minutes of play here last Friday. “We … more
DULUTH— The relatively young Ely boys Nordic ski team showed once again that it’s a potential powerhouse down the road as it placed six skiers in the top 20 in a field of 76 racers at the … more
ELY— The Timberwolves’ struggles on the ice continued this week as they dropped two of the three games, including a 7-0 shellacking by North Shore on Monday. Referees halted the game … more
REGIONAL— For Erin Bianco, the path to a spot on the U.S. Nordic ski team was not without its detours. The 25-year-old Bianco, who grew up in Ely, the daughter of Joe and Mary Bianco, clearly … more
FIELD TWP- On a night when senior guard Helen Koch scored her 1,0000th career point, her Grizzlies teammates weren’t about to let Cherry spoil the party, coming through in the stretch to win a … more
TWO HARBORS—The Timberwolves rebounded from last Friday’s loss to the Rangers, by cruising to an 74-42 win over Two Harbors in a makeup game played here on Tuesday. The win lifts the … more
FIELD TWP- The North Woods boys basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after notching a convincing home win over Class AA Greenway and a road beatdown of Blackduck on Monday. Against the … more
DEER RIVER— The Timberwolves slipped to 10-10 on the season as they fell 72-45 to the Warriors here on Tuesday. Breakdowns on both offense and defense hampered Ely’s cause. “We … more
NASHWAUK— The Timberwolves didn’t let the bus ride slow them down here on Monday as they offered up a dominating performance to rout the Spartans 82-41. “The game was over pretty … more
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