Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County.
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North Shore Storm senior Jake Paron finished 15th at the Class A state meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield, leading his team to a fifth-place finish – among the best ever for a team from Cook County or Two Harbors.
Students and teachers at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay made a new feathered friend during recess last week. When the students went outside to work off a little excess energy, they found a juvenile sandhill crane wandering around the playground — even trying to play with the children and seeking affection. Angela Goutermont, a regular substitute teacher at WKS, was with the group of fifth- and sixth-grade students on the playground. She said the bird was nuzzling up students, nudging them to pet it.
Things were pretty quiet outside the Two Harbors Curling Club, but there is a flurry of activity going on for two of its board members. Don Sitter and Brice Hansen are working together to complete the meticulous task of preparing the ice for the upcoming curling season. Sitter monitors a stopwatch attached to a hose that floods the rink with deionized water. He has to keep an eye on the the stopwatch to ensure the hose delivers the right amount of water to each section of the rink.
Snow flurries danced in the air Monday afternoon as Kate Walsberg and Isabel Schottenbauer ran down a gravel road near Two Harbors High School. They try to keep a “conversational pace” as part of their cross-country training.
Before the North Shore Storm cross-country practice Monday evening at Two Harbors High School, coach Dan Hebl sat down the team to talk about Saturday’s state meet. The Storm boys won the Section 7A meet Oct. 26 at Cloquet Country Club for the first time. Hebl wanted to calm nerves the young team had about the biggest meet in which some of them have ever competed.
Halloween was just this week, but advertisements for Christmas sales and the holiday season are already hitting the airwaves. A Lake County church is also getting in the spirit — but not the materialistic kind. Palisade Baptist Church in Silver Bay is collecting donations from residents to fill shoeboxes for the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign.
William Kelley High School senior Al Robertsen received an impromptu education in non-native North Shore plants early last week. Robertsen was in a central-Indiana forest preparing for the forestry competition at the Future Farmers of America national convention. He observed a leafy vine that had climbed up what appeared to be a boxelder tree.
Two Harbors senior Spencer Ross ran for 154 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as the Agates lost for the third straight year in the Section 7AAA semifinals, falling to Proctor 20-10 Saturday in Proctor.
Kaylee Overby, Kate Thomasen and Riley Larson all won twice in Two Harbors-Silver Bay's dominating performance over Chisholm on Oct. 26 in Two Harbors. Overby won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.96 — about six seconds ahead of teammate Katarina Hanson, who took second. Overby also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.98. Larson won the 200 freestyle in 2:09.92, with Rosie Cruikshank and Madison Reinzarz finishing second and third, respectively. Larson also won the 500 freestyle in 5:59.36, with Cruikshank again in second about 18 seconds later.