Bayside Chatter: Baseball players honoredHunter Panetti, an infielder and pitcher and the only senior on the Mariner baseball team, was named to the 13-man Polar League All Conference Team.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
Hunter Panetti, an infielder and pitcher and the only senior on the Mariner baseball team, was named to the 13-man Polar League All Conference Team.
Others named to the team were junior infielder Ben Ruberg of Two Harbors and senior infielder Drew Holmen of Cook County. Zach Bulen of the Mariners and Matt McDannold of the Agates each received honorable mention at catcher. Champion Moose Lake had three players on the team.
This season Minnesota will hand out the inaugural Mr. Baseball and Ms. Softball awards for the top senior in each sport. They will be given out June 20 at Target Field.
Former Mariner Jordan Sandstrom, a 2010 graduate of St. Scholastica, is coaching the amateur baseball team the Duluth Express this summer.
High school hockey
The Silver bay boys 2010-11 hockey schedule currently sits at 23 games with 12 of them at home. New to the schedule from last season are a second game with Ashland and road games at Red Lake Falls and Bagley, two teams the Mariners will be facing for the first time. Detroit Lakes, Duluth Marshall, Northern Lakes and two games with Duluth Central are gone from last season. The Mariners will once again host the Silver Bay AmericInn/Blue Line Club Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-30.
The girls schedule is set at 25 games for next season with 11 home games. They will play in the Schwan Cup holiday tournament Dec. 27-29 in Blaine. Additions this season are a second game with Webster/Burnett and Lake of the Woods plus games with Ashland and Chisago Lakes. They replace games dropped with Blake, Shakopee, Warroad and St. Cloud from last season.
New Life Academy of Woodbury three-peated in Class A with a 2-0 win over Barnum, Park Center defeated Hermantown 2-1 in AA and Burnsville beat North St. Paul 3-2 in AAA to take home state softball titles last week.