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Sports roundup: Oct. 25

Agate Pigskin

The Agates finished their regular season at home with a 21-7 victory over the Deer River Warriors to finish up with a record of 5-3. Three different Agates crossed the goal line to give the Agates six points. This happened after Jesse Miller returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a Warrior touchdown, which would also be the last points the Warriors would score.

Lucas Kempffer ran in from 16 yards out to tie the game at seven before the first quarter concluded. With less than a minute left in the first half, Kyle Omtvedt hit pay dirt from four yards out to give the Agates a 14-7 lead at the half, after Kyle Linn ran for the two point conversion. Mike Nordean raced in from 32 yards away in the third quarter and a kick by Eli Hebl concluded the game's scoring.

Linn rushed for 126 yards on 24 carries to lead the Agate ground attack which totaled 354 yards. Kempffer added 98 yards on 19 carries. Kempffer led the defense with 11 tackles followed by Tim Bott with seven and Lane Cavallin, Nick Torgerson and Nick Osbakken each with four. The Agates received the No.4 seed in Section 7AAA and hosted the No.5 International Falls Broncos on Tuesday. The Agates beat the Broncos 30-28 earlier this season at the Falls.

Cross Country

The Cook County/Two Harbors cross country team traveled to Proctor for its final regular season meet under wet, windy and cold conditions. It was the varsity team's last chance to gain a spot on the section meet team. All the teams from Section 7A minus the Iron Range Conference schools, along with four teams from Section 5 and Duluth Denfeld and East participated.

Ten girls ran in the combined varsity/JV 2.5 mile race. Senior Audrey Summers led the way placing 18th overall and 10th among Class A runners, which earned her a medal with a time of 17:25. Eighth-grader Maya McHugh medaled with a 15th place finish and a time of 17:39. Freshman Alyssa Martinson was 30th at 18:12, Abigale Seipke of Two Harbors came in 35th at 18:31. Matea Acero was 48th and Ruby Walsberg came in at 19:54.The team finished fourth behind South Ridge, Esko and Crosby-Ironton.

A dozen boys ran among 260 runners in the combined varsity/JV five-kilometer meet. Senior Joey Chmelik led the way finishing 22nd overall and 13th in class, which was good for a medal with a time of 18:40. Sean MacDonnell was 31st with a time of 19:35 and eighth-grader Jake Peron of the Agates came in 40th at 20:01.Pete Summers came at 52nd in 20:32 and Owen Cruikshank of Two  Harbors finished at 22:11.The boys finished fifth overall and fourth among the A schools.

The JV team finished fifth in the JV standings. Nate Carlson came at 21:29, Finn Garry at 21:39, Rusty Day at 22:11 and Roman Schronbich at 23:02. Everett Hommes and Drew Christensen finished at 22:05 and 22:20.

The section meet was held yesterday for both the boys and girls at the Cloquet Country Club.


Silver Bay drew a No.10 seed in the Section 7A playoffs and played at No.7 Floodwood on Monday. The winner of that match took on No.2 South Ridge on Wednesday.

The Agates drew a No.8 seed in Section 7AA and played at number one Hermantown on Wednesday. The winner of that plays the winner of Virginia-International Falls today at Duluth Denfeld.


The Section 7A swimming meet will be at Duluth Denfeld on Nov. 7-9.