Bayside Chatter: Roundup of local sports events
By: Steve Gow, For the Lake County News-Chronicle
Kyle Blood finished seventh in the 800 meter run at the state track meet with a time of 2:01.71 to give the Mariners three points. Stephanie McGregor of the Agates finished 10th in the discus with a throw of 118 feet and 11 inches.
Deven VanHouse of Silver Bay leads the point standings at Superior and Proctor in the Midwest Modifieds division for stock car racing. He has captured the checkered flag in the feature races at Proctor, Superior and Hibbing once each so far this season.
The Silver Bay Fishing League was at Lax Lake yesterday. Future events for league members are Four Mile Lake on June 28 and an open event July 12 , with a pre-meet at Todd’s Bait in Finland. On July 26 they will be at Silver Island Lake and Aug. 9 at Nine Mile Lake. On Aug. 23 there will be another open event with a pre-meet at Scales-n-Tales in Beaver Bay. The season concludes on Sept. 8 at Harriet Lake. Check the local bait shops for more info. It’s $10 per team, per night with a team being two people.
The Silver Bay men’s softball league began play June 6 and continue play on Wednesday evenings through Aug. 15 when the playoffs begin. Silver Bay is trying to restart the Rocky Taconite invitational softball for July 14-15 during Bay Days. For more info call 226-4214 or 220-0598.
In track and field the titles went to Wayzata and Waseca for the boys and Lakeville South and Blake for the girls.
The Minnesota State High School League has voted to amend the seeding process for state tournaments. All sports that do seeding will now seed teams 1 through 5 instead of a top four. First-round pairings will still be completed by a blind draw. Sports that do seeding are boys basketball, boys and girls hockey, girls basketball in AAAA and AAA, lacrosse, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and wrestling.