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Lake County Sports Round Up

Paron wins Section 7A meet

Two Harbors sophomore Jake Paron won the Section 7A cross country in 17 minutes, 8.1 seconds, three seconds ahead of Moose Lake-Willow River's Ethan Olson. Cook County-Two Harbors boys team finished seventh overall at the meet, with Noah Smith the next highest Viking finisher in 21st place in 18:16.9.

The Viking girls finished sixth overall with Matea Arcero again leading the way for Cook County-Two Harbors in 13th place in a time of 20:53.1. Seventh grader Isabel Schottenbauer was the second highest Viking finisher in 20th, 32 seconds behind Arcero.

For Paron, his first race in several weeks qualified him for the Minnesota state cross country meet Nov. 7 at St. Olaf College in Northfield. A knee injury forced Paron to sit out the last few races in preparation for the section meet.

The Cook County-Two Harbors cross country team also competed at the Proctor Lions Invitational Oct. 20 with the Viking boys finishing seventh in Class A and the girls finishing ninth.

Noah Smith was the top finisher for the boys in 11th place with a time of 18:28.9 and Abi Seipke was the top finisher for the girls taking 18th overall with a time of 22:04.1. Paron didn't run because he was resting an injured knee in preparation for sectionals.

Mayfield sets record at Taconite Invitational

Two Harbors-Silver Bay senior swimmer Allie Mayfield set the school record and won the 100 yard butterfly with a time of one minute, 5.16 seconds Saturday at the Taconite Invitational at Mesabi East High School in Aurora.

The 17-year-old record was previously held by Courtney Lind. Mayfield also won the 500 yard freestyle event with a time of 5:35.65.

"It is always fun to watch some of those old records get broken and Allie has worked very hard to get where she is today," coach Heather Mayfield said.

Two Harbors-Silver Bay finished second at the meet with a score of 249, 61 points behind meet winner Duluth East.

"Duluth East has a team about three times the size of Two Harbors-Silver Bay, so for us to keep up with them through the meet, it was pretty exciting," Heather Mayfield said.

In addition to Allie Mayfield, Kari Haaversen also set a school record for 11 dives with a score 355.65, finishing second behind Mallory Jarvi of Virginia.

"They have to put in long hours in the pool both swimming and diving but Kari is proof that the hard work pays off as she is having a very successful swimming season and diving season as well," Heather Mayfield said.

The only other winners at the meet were the Two Harbors-Silver Bay 200 yard freestyle relay team of Julia McDonald, Kaylee Overby, Haaversen and Allie Mayfield with a time of 1:47.98. In addition, Haaversen also finished second in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:31.87 and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Haaversen, Marina Schreiner, McDonald and Allie Mayfield was second with a time of 4:00.89.

Mariners volleyball season ends with playoff loss

The Mariner volleyball team lost their last two regular season matches and then saw their season end with a first round loss to Lakeview Christian Academy. They first fell 9-25, 25-19, 13-25 and 6-25 to undefeated Cook County. Against the Vikings Jenny Walewski had 17 set assists, Jocelyn Russell had five kills and three blocks and Brooke McMillen had three blocks. Northeast Range defeated the Mariners 25-17, 26-24 and 25-17. Cora Carter had 10 kills, Erika Ernest had six and Kayla Klofstad added another five.

The Mariners received the seven seed in Subsection 1 of Section 7A and hosted 10th seeded Lakeview. Lakeview defeated the Mariners 25-17, 9-25, 25-23 and 25-22.

Two Harbors volleyball loses to Hermantown, season ends in playoffs

The Two Harbors volleyball team ended their season with a loss to Hermantown in the first round of sectionals Wednesday.

The Agates were defeated in three sets with scores of 9-25, 15-25 and 19-25. For the Agates, Alyssa Ruberg had 14 set assists, Ayla Lemke had 10 kills, Brianna McGrath had 15 digs and Tori Bott had 11 digs. Two Harbors finishes their season 4-17.

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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