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Section 2, Page 1 SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 Scoreboard HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL Saturday's Results Section 7A Quarterfinals Chisholm 61, Tower-Soudan 55 (TS: Travis Benck 20) Mes. East 56, Orr 54 Floodwood 57, Silv. Bay 43 AIBrook 67, Lakeview Chris- tian Academy 65 Arrowhead Conference Orr (19-5) 10-0 Mesabi East (20-9) 8-0 Int. Falls (15-11) 6-4 ML Iron-Buhl (13-1.3) 5-4 Tower-Soudan (15-9) 6-5 Cherry (9-13) 4-5 Ely (12-14) 4-6 Eveleth-Gilb. (9-18) 4-7 Cook (6-17) 3-9 Babb.-Emb. (1-22) 0-10 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS HOCKEY Saturday's Results State Class,A Consolation Roch. Lourdes 2, Virginia 0 COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOFTBALL Wednesday's Results Vermilion 4, Northland 1 Fond du Lac 4, Vermilion 3 Northland 4, Vermilion 3 Ridgewater 6, Vermilion 0 Tuesday's Results Vermilion 6, Fond du Lac 3 Mesabi 10, Vermilion 2 Vermilion 6, Bottineau (N.D.) 5 Vermilion 6, Mesabi 4 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 2010 Ely Schedule Apr. 23: at BEST Apr. ..9,;4-n .... Apr, 26: at Silver Bay, 4 p.m Apr. 27: Cook Apr. 29: at Mt. Iron-Buhl May 1 : Cook County, 11 a.m. May 3: at AIBrook May 4: BEST, 7 p.m. May 6: Mt. tron-Buhl May 7: Carlton May 10: at Chisholm May 14: at Virginia May 15: at Littlefork-Big Falls, 11 a.m. May 15: at Int. Falls, 4 p.m. May 18: at Mes. East May 21: Cherry, 7 p.m. May 24: Eveleth-Gilbert May 25: Northland (Remer) May 26: at Nash.-Kee. Home games in bold, games at 4:30 p.m. unless noted LOOKING FOR MAILING AD- DRESS or phone number of 1962 Ely Winter Carnival queen candidates Pat Boldine, Betty Sansted and Mary Rautio. Call Frank Shusta at 365-5180. 3/20. 27 WANTED TO RENT: 27 year old male with dog looking for reasonable cabin or small apt. available June 1. Extremely clean, non-smoker, student, looking for possible long term rental. 218-590-3955, leave message. 3/20. 27 HOME FOR RENT: 4 bedroom, 2 bath in Ely, 320-282-5617. 3/20 RTC BETTER WRITERS AND SPEAKERS Bear Island Surveying, Inc, "Know your Boundaries" Boundary Surveys .N Land Development m  Wetland Delineation Topographic Surveys FEMA Floodplain surveys Legal Description & Easement Preparation 943 E. Sheridan St., Ely 218-365-6893 fax: 365-3883 pob@bearislandsurveying.c0rn i NQW AND THEN - Betty Kunstel has been going on to the gym floor and cheerleading during the Ely high school girls and boys basketball games to the delight of the crowd. She came to a game last year and noticed there weren't any cheerleaders. Betty (Markovich) Kunstel became a cheerleader for Ely High School when she was voted on to the football and basketball cheerleading squad in 1948 as a sophomore. "It's fun, rve always had a lot of school spirit. And I had a lot of fun In high school, I really enjoyed my high school days," said Kunstel. "We didn't have girls sports back then." Pictured at left Betty cheers at a game this season. At right is a picture of the Louis Stember of the VFW presenting a mounted timber wolf to the 1948 cheerleaders at a football game. Pictured are (I-r): Shirley Koski, Marilyn Leith01d, Helen Velcheff, Mary Finco, Betty Markovich (Kunstel) and Stember. lronwomen tas00 victory VCC softball team ends three@ear skidli! wins four at tourney by Tom Coombe Community college softball teams in Minnesota can't look past the Vermilion Ironwomen anymore. Ending a long losing streak that dated back to 2007 and bouncing back from a series of thrashings delivered by Iowa schools, Vermilion went 4-4 this week during a two-day tourna- ment at Rosemount. The Ironwomen beat North- ern Division rivals Mesabi, Northland and Fond du Lac, along ,w. la. BQttijti ( N. D .), while splitting eight contests Tuesday and Wednesday. Freshman Sara Mann had seven hits on Tuesday, when the Ironwomen won three of four games, while pitchers Alex Caruso and Angie Muhvich of Ely both pitched VCC to a pair of wins at Rosemount's indoor facility. Tuesday's action included a 6-3 win over Fond du Lac, a 6-5 decision over Bottinean and a 6-4 victory against Mesabi, as-well as a 10-2 loss against Mesabi. The Ironwomen left the ty- ing and winning runs on base in matching 4-3 defeats to: Northland and Fond du Lac the next day, but Muhvich toss a complete-game "five-hitter as  VCC upended Northland 4-1. Ridgewater beat the Ironwomen 6-0 to round out the trip. VCC, now 4-9, took several strides forward after dropping five straight contests - by a com- bined margin of 77-0 - the week before at Rochester. The Ironwomen had several du Lac. Muhvich yielded eight hits and fanned seven, and was backed by Mann's game-winning triple as VCC edged Bottineau. Mann also had two hits in the loss against Mesabi. The Ironwomen managed a victory against Northland on Wednesday, but fell short against both Northland and Fond du Lac. Muhvich struck out 10 against Northland, but VCC was unable highlights throughout the tour- to rally even though it put run- nament ................... . iners at second and third with one 'Carus0didn't yield an earned" %ut in the seventh. ' run in the victory over Fond du Trailing by one against Fond Lac, and she scattered seven hits as VCC rallied to beat Mesabi. The Ironwomen came from behind against the Lady Norse, tying the game on a double by Kaylee Stangland, and going ahead on consecutive squeeze bunts. Stangland had three hits in the game while Kayla Jones added two. Mann went three-for four while Muhvich had two hits and two runs batted in against Fond du Lac, the Ironwomen again put runners at second and third but could not tie the game. Jones had three hits in the contest and Muhvich finished with two. Vermilion is off until April 9, when it begins Northern Divi- sion play, but head coach Davis Lamppa said he may try to take advantage of the early spring and schedule additional games before then. , Jeremiah Karl, Carter Gaulke, Tyler Walter, Bryce Soghigian worke d together on a diorama to earn their Artists Pin which most are wearing on their hat. They each picked a part they wanted to start on and after making one thing, they said they started doing a bunch of other things and onto more things... That's what learning to work together is all about. Their diorama was on display at the 98th Birthday of Scouting. Photo bY Pam Roberts Ely girls struggle The Ely girls elementary basketball team struggled in two tournaments. Ely lost 49-0 to Cloquet and 47-2 (Cate DeRe- mee, 2) to Barnum in Eveleth. Ely lost three at home, to Cherry 43-2 (Taylor Soghigian, 2), to Orr 39-3 (Soghigian 2, Annie Lindgren 1) and 67-0 to Hermantown. LY POOL LEAGUE Tournament - Round II ,f  VFWI-129 vs. KwazyWabbit Ball Busters- 113 "  Samz II - 146 vs. Beaver s Liqu0r/Steak House II - 99 " Voyageur Lumber/Dee's I - 130 vs. Dee's II - 126 WLS I - 140 vs. Steak House III - 111 WLS II - 138 "vs. Steak House I - 107 Kwazy Wabbit III - 141 vs. Samz I - 111 VFW II - BYE Kwazy Wabbit II - BYE Ely elementary boys team in Hibbing Competing in the Hibbing sixth grade boys basketball tournament on March 13, the Ely team won one and lost two. The Wolves won the first game against Leech Lake, 33-31. In the second game Ely lost to Cook, 29-27. Ely's third game was a loss to Nett Lake, 39-19. Ely will send a team to the Hibbing fifth grade tournament this weekend. This Week's *'''" THE ELY Sports Schedule ECHO HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL Saturday State Tounament, at Minneapolis HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL Satuday Sect+on 7A Finals, at Hibbing, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday (Mar 27) State Tournament, at Minneapolis COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASEBALL Friday Vermilion at An0ka-Ramsey (2) AT IINGS - Parn, Carolyn Freeman during the NCAA National Nordic Skiing Champi- onships. Freeman 17th at NCAA ski meet Carolyn Freeman of Ely had 17th and 32nd-place finishes at the NCAA National Nordic Skiing Championships, held earlier this month at Steamboat Springs, Col. Freeman, a junior at Wiscon- sin-Green Bay, was 17th in the women's 15K freestyle race last Saturday, completing the course in 43 minutes, 59.1 seconds. She topped a 34th-place showing in the same event last year and had the second-best finish in the history of Wisconsin-Green Bay Nordic skiing. Two days earlier, Freeman took 32nd in the 5K classic event with a time of 19:29.2, improv- ing three places from 2008. Freeman earned her second consecutive national with two strong finishes in a regional event last month at Houghton, Mich. A 2007 graduate of Ely Me- morial High School, Freeman was a member of the Ely Nordic Wolves team for several years I and participated in the high school state meet. One of Freeman's teammates at Green Bay, close friend Santi Ocariz of Spooner, Wis., gained All-American status based on his performance at the national event. To top off the weekend, both Freeman and Ocariz were set to ski in a 90K race on Sunday, at an altitude that reached 9,000 feet. PEOPLE WHO READ NEWSPAPERS ARE It all starts with Newspapers Printing Services for You! 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