Bayside Chatter: Spring sports fight weatherThe baseball team has four games scheduled next week. At 11 a.m. today they host conference and section favorite Floodwood.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The baseball team has four games scheduled next week. At 11 a.m. today they host conference and section favorite Floodwood. Monday they are at Ely, Tuesday they host Barnum, and on Thursday they host the Agates in the first of their two meetings this season.
The softball team has the same opponents, same time, and same place. Last Friday’s baseball and softball games at AlBrook were called off due to cold weather. The girl’s game Monday with Mesabi East was called off due to field conditions.
Junior Luke Thun is not playing baseball this season as his arm is still not ready for baseball. He is running mid-distance races for the track team. The track team is scheduled to be at Two Harbors Tuesday and Hermantown a week from today.
Long time Mariners girl’s hockey opponent, the St. Paul Saints, have thrown in the towel and folded up shop due to a lack of numbers. They were a cooperative of Concordia Academy, St. Agnes, and St. Croix Lutheran. The closing of St. Bernard’s really got the ball rolling.
Three Silver Bay players were picked to be on the District 11 Advanced 15 team. They are goalie Alex Murray, defenseman Jordan Fralich, and forward Lucas Small. The first part of the event is the selection of a 30-man squad.
Phase two will cut the team down to 20 and phase three will consist of seeding games this weekend. Phase four next weekend will be the Minnesota Hockey spring festival.
The Silver Bay robotics team placed 24th out of 40 teams at the regional competition. They are coached by Chris Belanger.
The main lodge of the Timber Bay Lodge and Houseboats near Babbitt, owned by Ron and Beth Rykken, burned down recently. Ron was an assistant coach with the girl’s hockey team this season.