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Football: Mariners dominate Hill City

Silver Bay softball and North Shore Storm hockey coach Mike Guzzo shakes hands with Peyton Westerlund (22) following the coin flip. Guzzo was honored as an honorary captain for his work with the Mariner athletic program and the city of Silver Bay. (Photo by Michelle Ketola)

Silver Bay junior Mason Ollman ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns in the Mariners' 45-6 homecoming romp over Hill City/Northland on Friday, Oct. 5, in Silver Bay.

Ollman scored all three touchdowns in the first half — two running and one receiving — and the Mariners jumped out to a 24-6 lead at half time.

Riley Tiboni through the touchdown pass to Ollman and sophomore Ero Wallin scored a touchdown late in the second quarter.

Tiboni, Peyton Westerlund and Carter Zabrocki added touchdowns in the second half for the Mariners.

Silver Bay (2-4) has made it through the teeth of its brutal 2018 schedule, with three of its last four games against teams with one loss between them and the other, North Woods, will play 11-man football in 2019.

With just three seniors, Silver Bay's younger players have gained plenty of experience and will face teams in Ely and Chisholm with just two wins combined in 2019.

Hill City-Northland 0-6-0-0—6

Silver Bay 12-12-8-13—45

SB — Mason Ollman 40 run (run failed)

SB — Ollman 7 run (pass failed)

HCN — Vinny Ruschmeier 2 run (run failed)

SB — Ollman 44 pass from Riley Tiboni (kick failed)

SB — Ero Wallin 2 run (kick failed)

SB — Tiboni 4 run (Ollman run)

SB — Peyton Westerlund 57 run (kick failed)

SB — Carter Zabrocki 18 run (Ryder McMillen kick)

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Silver Bay honors Coach Guzzo

Silver Bay honored softball and hockey coach Mike Guzzo as an honorary captain during the coin flip at the team's homecoming game Friday, Oct. 5.

Guzzo is retiring following the 2019 softball season. He has served as the boys and girls hockey coach with Silver Bay and the North Shore Storm and has also worked as the city's recreation director for for more than 15 years.

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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