As of Friday, the Silver Bay Lounge and Liquor Store will be hosting customers right across the parking lot at the Silver Bay Re-Union Hall. City liquor store and lounge employees were making quick work this week to move to their temporary home after the city council last Thursday approved a $829,000 renovation and expansion plan at the city-owned facility.
Injuries have remade the roster of the Two Harbors girls basketball squad and that "new" team topped visiting Duluth Marshall 51-49 in the final regular season game Monday night. Trailing by one at halftime, the Agates were able to come back and get the win over the Hilltoppers, showing coach Brooke Chaffee a lot of heart and optimism. "I feel our energy is different, I'm seeing a winning attitude emerge that wasn't there just a few games ago," said Chaffee.
The city council will wait just another day or two before deciding the scope of the proposed Silver Bay Lounge and Liquor Store project. Six bids for the renovation and expansion at the city-owned facility were opened early Tuesday, with most of the cost projections lumped between $829,000-$899,000, above the costs estimated by LHB Architectural, architects and engineers for the project. The city will wait to hear back from the architects over concerns that the low bidder may not have complied with the specifications of the bid request.
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Goaltender Curt Hilton played the game of his life last Friday night, stopping 55 shots as host Two Harbors dropped a 4-0 contest to International Falls, the state's No. 3-ranked Class A team. The speed and talent of the Broncos never allowed the Agates to build any momentum, though the locals did have a few quality scoring chances early in the game that they just couldn't pull the trigger on. "They were the best team we've seen this year, no doubt," said Two Harbors coach Steve Wasko.
The Agates played like two different teams in games last week. They found it tough going in a 68-55 loss to rival Cook County last Thursday but then picked up the pace and gave undefeated Virginia an early run for their money in an 82-55 loss the following night. "We came out a little flat in Grand Marais and got out-hustled," said Two Harbors coach Jamie Otterblad.
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With a lineup slowly being whittled away by injuries, the Two Harbors girls basketball team still managed to pull out a couple of home wins this past week. After a 56-46 loss to Mesabi East last Thursday, the Agates came back to top McGregor 52-40 and then improve their record to 10-11 with a Monday 50-33 win over Tower-Soudan. "The injuries have been frustrating, but no matter what, I'm really happy with the season," said Two Harbors coach Brooke Chaffee. "The girls have played through a lot and just keep working hard.
A comeback win and a frightening injury highlighted the Two Harbors boys 5-4 hockey win over Moose Lake Tuesday night at the Lake County Arena. The Agates came back with three goals in the final period to take the lead but not before a hard hit in the final minute of play sent Moose Lake's Dan Anderson to the ice, where he banged his head hard. The Rebel forward had what appeared to be a seizure and rescue squad members rushed to the scene. They got Anderson settled and to the ambulance and he was soon lifeflighted to Duluth.