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Send-off planned for state-bound Agates

Ricky Brenna (42) of Two Harbors rushes the ball past Matt Jeska (22) and Eli Conaway (36) of Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin during the Section 7AAA championship game at Malosky Stadium. Clint Austin /

In honor of Two Harbors' football team's first trip to state since 1977, there will be a community spaghetti dinner Friday, Nov. 9, and a send off for the team when it leaves for the game against Perham on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Agates ended a 41-year-old state playoff drought with a 26-18 win over Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin on Nov. 1 at Malosky Stadium in Duluth.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Two Harbors Moose Lodge, 709 First Ave. There is no cost and it is open to the public. There will be a video tribute to the team and head coach Tom Nelson will speak to the crowd, according to organizer Sue Bott.

Bott said they are asking as many people as possible to come out Saturday morning and line the streets of Two Harbors as the Agates are escorted out of town by the police and fire departments.

Two Harbors will play Perham at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Brainerd High School.

KTWH expands coverage

KTWH-LP 99.5 Two Harbors Community Radio announced it is expanding its coverage for for Two Harbors’ state quarterfinal game against Perham at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Brainerd.

Agate alumnus Will Peterson will call the game and KTWH has added more than 400 listener seats for its livestream at Live pregame coverage will begin at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

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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