Bayside Chatter: Falls sports are backThe Mariner football schedule is now down to seven games after Mesabi Academy suspended their program due to a lack of numbers.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Mariner football schedule is now down to seven games after Mesabi Academy suspended their program due to a lack of numbers. That game was scheduled for homecoming. It will be very difficult to get another game this late in the process. It also reduces the conference, St. Louis County South, down to four teams in AlBrook, Cherry, Mountain Iron-Buhl and Silver Bay.
For the second year coaches Chris Belanger and Erich Richter have the seventh- and eighth-grade footballers out on the field with the varsity for preseason workouts. It is strictly voluntary and they had 12 players at one point last week. Last season it paid off big dividends in early-season conditioning. That team lost one game all season.
The Mariner volleyball team starts out the schedule at home against Ely Tuesday. They host Babbitt-Embarrass Thursday. Besides 11 Polar League Conference matches, they have non-conference matches with AlBrook and Duluth Marshall. They will also play in the Barnum tournament. Tom Frericks returns to coach the team after a year off.
Silver Bay will again host one of four Minnesota Bantam B1 Regional’s this season March 4-6. They will also host the District 11 girls 12U tournament on Feb. 19-20.
Tickets are now available for the Minnesota Deer Hunters Oct. 2 Wilderness Chapter banquet at Re-union Hall. Contact Al Klotzbach for more information.