Sports Roundup: Agate athletes honored at banquetAgate athletes honored at banquet, SB baseball, TH baseball
By: Matt Suoja and Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
Last Friday Two Harbors High School held its annual athletic banquet.
Here is a list of all the winners from their respective sports and categories.
Football: Scott Comrie
Volleyball: Abby Ray
Girls swimming: Rebecca Ronning
Girls soccer: Lacey Myrdal
Boys soccer: Jon Nevala-Plagemann
Girls basketball: Abby Ray
Boys basketball: Ryan Guentzel
Hockey: Scott Comrie
Boys Nordic skiing: Leif Gilsvik
Girls Nordic skiing: Kaila Carpenter
MVPs from last year’s spring sports
Baseball: Matt Bruley, Joel Wuorio
Boys track: Ryan Guentzel
Girls track: Britty Wicklund
Softball: Madison Olson, Sasha Fjeran
Boys golf: Casey Hanson
Girls golf: Erin Hoeft
Chad Brelie, Scott Comrie, Mack Conrow, Ryan Guentzel, Jake Homick, Andrew Kragseth, Aaron Lee, Mercedes Leininger, Sonja Peterson, Abby Ray
Top Ten Scholar-Athlete Award
Kristen Olson, Nicole Johnson, Sonja Peterson, Tessa Highmark, Sierra Tietge, Elizabeth Loch, Mack Conrow, Chad Brelie, Ryan Guentzel, Andrew Kragseth
Two Harbors Fire Department Athletic Award
Scott Comrie, Abby Ray
Sonja Peterson, Mack Conrow
Kaila Carpenter, Abby Ray, Chad Brelie
Senior Athlete of the Year
Abby Ray, Scott Comrie
The Mariners had little trouble with a winless and young Cromwell squad Thursday, defeating them by a score of 16-0 in five innings of play.
After there was one out in the first inning, the next five batters reached base and scored. The Mariners added three more in the second, three in the third and five in the fourth to conclude the game’s scoring.
Daniel Wilson pitched a complete game shutout for his first varsity victory, giving up four hits along the way. He finished the game by striking out seven of the last eight batters he faced.
Every Mariner batter reached base either via a hit or a walk. Seven of the nine batters scored a run. Warren Carter, Zach Bulen and Ryan DeShaw each had two hits. Bulen finished with three RBIs and Cody Larson scored four times. Hunter Panetti and Carter each scored three times.
The Mariners game against Barnum Tuesday was cancelled due to the weather.
In a battle for Polar League supremacy last Thursday, the Agates fell to Moose Lake-Willow River 8-4.
Both teams were in the hunt of the league’s championship before the game, but now Moose Lake has taken control of the top spot.
Ben Ruberg was one of the few bright spots for the Agates during the game scoring two runs.
The Agates game against Esko Tuesday was postponed and will be made up May 17.
The No. 9-ranked Mariner softball team traveled to Princeton Saturday to take on three AAA opponents in a six-team tournament. After two games of pool play, the teams were ranked and played the same ranked team from the other pool. The Mariners ended up losing three very close games.
The Mariners opened play with Grand Rapids and fell 1-0 in a pitchers duel where Lexi Korbitz prevailed over Kirstin Sandstrom. Kerry Casey drove in the game’s only run and Brittany Duresky was 2-for-3 for the Mariners.
Game two was a 5-4 loss to Chanhassen with Nikki Babbitt getting the loss, giving up only three earned runs. Marina Carter went 2-for-4 and Katie Smedstad had a triple.
In their final contest the Bay fell 5-3 to host Princeton with Taylor Guzzo picking up the loss. Guzzo went 3-for-3 at the plate and Babbitt was 2-for-4.
“We played some tough competition,” said head coach Mike Guzzo. “It was not our best hitting day. Hopefully it makes us better for the end [of the season].”
Last Thursday, the Mariners scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to defeat a winless Cromwell team by a score of 10-0. Guzzo picked up the shutout victory with a one hitter. Sandstrom had three hits at the plate with four RBIs and Jessalyn Rowlee added three hits and three runs. Smedstad also scored three times.
Their game against Barnum Tuesday was cancelled due to the weather.
The Agates fell to Moose Lake-Willow River 9-0 last Thursday.
Madison Olson pitched three innings allowing two hits and two runs while striking out six. Courtney Kimball also pitched allowing seven runs on three hits and three walks.
“This was a tough loss,” said head coach Julie Benson. “We had been playing so well and today just wasn’t our day. When things started going the wrong way for us, we couldn’t get back on track in the field or at the plate.”
On the offensive side, Abby Ray had the biggest hit with a ground-rule double.
The rest of the teams recent games have been canceled due to weather.
The Agates girls golf team placed ninth in an invitational at Grand Rapids last week.
“I’m happy with them,” said Kristi Wasko, head coach of the girls team. “We have a very young team.”
Erin Hoeft was the top golfer shooting 100, while Abby Cable shot a 115 and Taylor Udenberg came in at 116.
Other Agate competitors at the meet included Lauren Smith (125), Courtney Osbakken (136) and Scotti Berg (148).
The boys team finished in the middle of the pack at Fortune Bay Monday, said head coach Mike Fitzpatrick.
Andrew Guzzo was the top shooter scoring a 90, while Mack Conrow finished right behind him with a 95.
Last Wednesday, the Cook County-Silver Bay golf team lost to Duluth East at a dual meet at Northland Country Club.
Kipp Sande, of Cook County, led the team shooting an 86 while Zack Twiest, also of Cook County, came in second on the team with a score of 88. Shane Billings, of Silver Bay, shot a 95.
Erica Borson, of Cook County, was the leader on the girls team shooting a 128.
During the meet, the Cook County-Silver Bay boys team competed against two teams from Duluth East. The boys team finished in last place while no score was recorded for the girls.
More success came for the Two Harbors track team at last Tuesday’s home meet as many Agates finished in first or second place.
Ryan Guentzel won the 100-meter dash while Chad Brelie came in second. Other notables include Parker Kausch (1600 meters), Kevin Thewis (300-meter hurdles) and Josh Ensign (3,200 meters) all placed second in their events. In other track events, Alex Horoshak was first in the long jump while Caleb Hamp-Sill was second. Hamp-Sill also won the triple jump.
The boys relay teams were also successful with the 4-by-100 and 4-by-400 teams coming in first.
In field events Alex Rohde placed No. 2 in the shot put while Tony Ankley finished third in the discus.
On the girls team, Lacey Myrdal led the way with a first place finish in the 100 meters. Leaders in distance events included Anna Schield taking first in the 1,600 meters and Sonja Peterson, who won the 3,200. Maire McMahon also won the high jump while Nina Bukowski finished in the same position in the triple jump.
As for relay teams, the 4-by-200, 4-by-400 and 4-by-100 teams finished second.
In field events, Stephanie McGregor won the shot put with Kaley Peterson coming in second. McGregor was No. 2 in the discus as well.
The Agates meet at Holdingford Tuesday was cancelled.
Last Tuesday the Mariners track squad had a bit of success at the Two Harbors Quad.
The 4-by-800 relay team came in first place while Shane Loeffler was third in the 1,600 meters. Kyle Blood was also second in the 800 meters.
On the girls team, Abby Michels placed fourth in the 400-meter dash and Sammy Anderson was third in the 3,200 meters.