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Volleyball: Hawks end Agate season

Two Harbors' season ended in a straight sets loss to Hermantown in the opening round of the Section 7AA playoffs Wednesday in Hermantown.

The Hawks topped the Agates 25-8, 25-10, 25-16 with senior Cassie Prince leading the way with four kills and two blocks. Brenna Gelineau and Makenna Coan each had 10 digs, Tori Bott had three kills and two blocks and Ali Gelineau had nine set assists.

The Two Harbors season was a bit of a rebuilding effort after losing seven seniors in 2016 and ended with just five wins. A key loss from last season was setter Alyssa Ruberg and the Agates entered the season with no one selected for the role.

Ali Gelineau emerged in the role but struggled early to get the ball to the outside where Bott, the Agates most dominant hitter, is most comfortable. The junior began to build a chemistry with Bott toward the end of the season, recording 22 set assists in a win over McGregor, a game in which Bott also had a season-high 23 kills.

Coach Christy Voltz hopes the chemistry between the setter and potentially dominant outside hitter will continue to develop over the offseason and come back even stronger in 2018.

Mariners fall to Floodwood

Silver Bay ended its season in a 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15 loss to Floodwood in the opening round of the Section 7A playoffs Tuesday.

Statistics for the game were not submitted in time for the News-Chronicle's deadline.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. 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 worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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