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Two Harbors senior Allie Mayfield swims to a school record in the 500 yard freestyle at a meet against Duluth Denfeld Tuesday. (Photo by Alexis Hanson)1 / 2
Two Harbors freshman Tori Bott hits the ball over the net during a match against Cromwell Monday at home. (Photo by Jill Innis)2 / 2

Soccer wins fourth straight

Two Harbors closed its regular season with its fourth straight win Monday, defeating Hibbing-Chisholm 2-1 in Two Harbors. The win came on the heels of a 1-0 shutout of Proctor Friday, bringing the Agates record 6-8-2 this season heading into the sectional tournament game Thursday in Esko. Two Harbors has allowed just one goal over the current win streak.

"Our goalie has been gaining in confidence as the season's been going on," coach Jeff Peterson said. "She's a lot more confident now and sure of herself than she was early. That translates as she gains confidence, the defense gains confidence and then everybody does."

Against Proctor, Stephanie Williams scored off an Elisa Galyen assist in the 54th minute and Carina Hebl recorded six saves.

Jessie Juenemann gave the Agates an early lead against Hibbing-Chisholm with a goal in the 18th minute, but Madison Koepke tied it up for the Bluejackets early in the second half. Courtney Aug got a goal past Christina Waselk in the 80th minute to secure the win for Two Harbors. Hebl again recorded six saves for the Agates.

"There's no doubt about it, we're playing the best soccer that we have all year right now," Peterson said.

Two Harbors played Esko in the first game of the section tournament at 4 p.m. Thursday in Esko. The game was played too late for the News-Chronicle's deadline, but check for the recap Friday.

Mayfield breaks school record

Allie Mayfield broke the Two Harbors school record in winning the 500 yard freestyle event with a time of five minutes, 32.6 seconds at a meet Tuesday against Duluth Denfeld.

"In swimming, getting a school record in the middle of the season is pretty spectacular," coach Heather Mayfield said. "The girls taper at the end of the season and swim their fastest at the last meets of the season, it will be pretty exciting to see how she does at the end of the season this year."

Two Harbors-Silver Bay defeated the Hunters 109-76. Other winners included the medley relay team of Julia McDonald, Kari Haaversen, Mayfield and Katarina Hanson in a time of 2:04.24; the 200 yard freestyle relay team of Kate Thomasen, Jada Larson, Katarina Hanson and Marina Schreiner in 1:52.84; and Mayfield in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:25.15. McDonald won the 50 yard freestyle in 27.64 seconds and Haaversen won the diving competition with a score of 202.7.

Two Harbors-Silver Bay finished third at Grand Rapids Invitational with Mayfield the lone Agate event winner in the 200 yard individual medley in a time of 2:24.61. The Agates did have several second place finishers including Haaversen in the diving competition, Mayfield in the 100 yard butterfly, Schreiner in the 500 yard freestyle, the 200 yard freestyle relay team and the 400 freestyle relay team.

Cross country competes at Hibbing meet

The Cook County-Two Harbors cross country team competed at the Hibbing Rotary Meet Saturday, with girls finishing third and the boys finishing seventh.

Two Harbors sophomore Jake Paron was the top finisher for either Viking team, finishing second in the Class A meet with a time of 17 minutes, 14.1 seconds. Matea Acero was the top girl, finishing eighth in Class A with a time of 21:07.

Paron, one of the top runners in the area, injured his knee during the race and will sit out the next couple meets to prepare for the sectional meet.

Volleyball wins tops McGregor, falls to Cromwell

Two Harbors volleyball split a pair of games this week, topping McGregor last Friday 25-27, 10-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-9 and losing to Cromwell Monday 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.

Against McGregor, the Agates dropped the first two sets but rallied to take the final three. Ayla Lemke had 12 kills, 20 digs, three blocks and two ace serves to lead Two Harbors and Alyssa Ruberg had 20 set assists.

In the straight sets loss to Cromwell, Lemke recorded 10 kills and 11 digs, while Brianna McGrath and Tori Bott both had 10 digs.

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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