Bayside Chatter: Volleyball teams honoredMarina Carter of the Mariners played for the Pink team in the Polar League All-Star Volleyball game held at Esko.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
Marina Carter of the Mariners played for the Pink team in the Polar League All-Star Volleyball game held at Esko. Joining her on the team was Kaley Peterson of Two Harbors. They lost to the Black team 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-23). The Mariners had no players named to the Polar league All-Conference volleyball team. Receiving honorable mention were Kaley Peterson and Sasha Fjeran of Two Harbors.
The Mariner girls hockey team hosts the Hibbing-Chisholm Bluejackets on Tuesday evening and on Thursday they travel to Superior to play the Spartans at the SAHA rink.
The pre-season polls for boys high school hockey are out and the top five for AA are Edina, Wayzata, Eden Prairie,Hill-Murray and Benilde-St. Margaret’s with Duluth East at No. 6. In Class A the top five are St. Thomas Academy, Breck, Rochester Lourdes, Warroad, and Hermantown. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl is at No. 7, Duluth Central/Denfeld at No. 8, Duluth Marshall at No. 9 and Hibbing/
Chisholm at No. 12. In girl’s high school hockey, Minnetonka, No. 1 in AA, defeated Warroad, No. 1 in Class A.
Of the 12 teams remaining in contention for a state football title this weekend, seven remain unbeaten. In AAAAA and AA an unbeaten champion is guaranteed.
In AAAAA it’s Wayzata vs. Rosemount and in AA it’s Caledonia vs. Triton.
Wayzata is the only team remaining that finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in its class. Totino-Grace in AAAA is the only defending champion. In nine-man, the Cromwell Cardinals remain the only local team still standing as they take on the Lanesboro Burros, who finished the regular season ranked at No. 12.
I like Wayzata in AAAAA, Totino-Grace in AAAA, Rochester Lourdes in AAA, Triton in AA, Barnesville in A and Cromwell in nine-man to win their fourth title and first since 1998.
At the Lady Luck Camp at Nine Mile Lake, the deer season finished with four bucks taken, a 10-pointer, an eight and two fork horns. This was half of what was taken last season.
It seems there were hot and cold areas this season for hunting deer. In some areas there was a lot of movement, and in others it was mainly at night.