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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The Lake County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the final plat application for Breezy Point Resort on Lake Superior during its meeting Tuesday in Two Harbors.
County administrator Matt Huddleston informed the Lake County Board of Commissioners the county could not come to an agreement for a lease with the owner of the Tradesmen building to store equipment left behind by Rohl Networks, LP, after completion of the Lake County broadband project earlier this year. The board rejected a one-year lease agreement at its Oct. 13 meeting and authorized the project manager to begin making arrangements for alternate storage in the event an agreement could not be reached.
The AmericInn in Silver Bay normally embraces Halloween, with local businesses and groups taking over the hotel rooms to offer a safe, indoor place to trick-or-treat, but there is a new wrinkle in the event. Kids at the event will be encouraged, in addition to trick-or-treating, to take some time to build a bat house. "This is a way to raise some public awareness about bats," said Steve Robertsen, district interpreter for the Tofte Ranger District of Superior National Forest.
The Lighthouse at Emily's restaurant in Knife River closed for good Sunday after North Shore Scenic Railroad failed to reach an agreement to purchase the building from the current owner. The restaurant was owned by sisters Lynne Compton, Claire Pierson and Brita Aug and their niece Andrea Darsow and they were working to finish cleaning the property in anticipation of the lease's expiration Saturday.
Carter LeBlanc and the Silver Bay defensive line stood Floodwood quarterback Tanner Heggedahl up on a fourth and less than a yard play with 38 seconds remaining to preserve a 20-16 Mariner win over the Polar Bears. With the win, Silver Bay won the Section 5 championship and moves on to face Waubun in the Minnesota state nine-man quarterfinals on Halloween in Bemidji. Mariner junior quarterback Tanner Ketola was 10 for 14 for 119 yards and had a hand in all three Mariner touchdowns in the Section 5 final.
Two Harbors finished its regular season with a three set loss to Eveleth-Gilbert Monday in Two Harbors. Ayla Lemke finished with seven kills, while Brianna McGrath had six kills, 10 digs and four blocks for the Agates. The Agates will play their first section tournament game Oct. 28 away at a location to be determined.
The Cook County-Two Harbors girls cross country meet finished third at the Polar League Conference meet and the boys finished fourth with 14 Viking runners qualifying for the Section 7A meet Oct. 29. Matea Acero was the top girls finisher with a time of 22 minutes, two seconds in seventh place and was named to the all-conference team. For the boys, Noah Smith finished third in 18:11 and Adam Ruzicka finished fourth 25 seconds later, with both runners named all-conference.
Two Harbors-Silver Bay dominated Superior at a meet last week winning 110-62 over the Spartans.
Two Harbors freshman Sami Szendrey scored all three Agate goals in the Section 7A tournament, as Two Harbors shut out Esko in the first round 2-0 last week before eventually falling to Hermantown 6-1 Saturday. Szendrey has developed into an offensive force for Two Harbors this season and scored a goal in both the first and second halves against Esko.
Esko senior running back Jaxson Turner gashed the Two Harbors defense for 282 yards and four touchdowns as the Eskomos eliminated the Agates in a 41-14 loss Saturday in Esko. "We knew what we were up against, he's a heck of a nice athlete and he makes a lot of plays and just makes people miss," Two Harbors coach Tom Nelson said. "When they need a play they give it to him and then he runs around and tries to make people miss out there and he did a good job of it." Two Harbors held the game close in the first half, with Tanner Aho scoring from a yard out on the opening drive of the game to give the Agates a 7-0 lead. The Eskomos tied it with a 36 yard touchdown pass from Cole Litsey to Nick Emanuel and then took the lead with Turner's first touchdown run of 11 yards. Esko kicker Selena Shady missed the extra point to make it 13-7.