BOYS BASKETBALL MINNESOTA SECTION 7AAA Thursday's Result Championship At Duluth East Hermantown 68, Cloquet 58 SECTION 7AA Friday's Result Championship At Romano Gym Esko 50, Virginia 33 SECTION 5A Friday's Result Championship At Crosby-Ironton Hinckley-Finlayson 72, Cromwell-Wright 40 SECTION 7A Thursday's Results Semifinals At Hibbing Memorial Arena Ely 73, Wrenshall 51 North Woods 90, Lakeview Christian Academy 55 Today's Championship At Hibbing Memorial Arena
Hinckley-Finlayson earned its first high school boys basketball state tournament berth in school history and denied Cromwell-Wright its first trip in 22 years with a 72-40 victory over the Cardinals in the Section 5A championship game Friday night at Crosby-Ironton High School. The Jaguars improved to 26-4 on the season, dropping Cromwell-Wright to 23-7. No individual statistics were available.
St. Scholastica pitchers walked a program-record 12 batters and Massachusetts-Boston, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III, scored nine runs in the final three innings to defeat the No. 22 Saints 13-6 on Friday at the Russmatt Invitational in Auburndale, Fla. The Beacons (9-2) scored five runs in the seventh to break open a close game. Drew Colvard had two hits and an RBI single and has a hit in all seven games for the Saints (5-2) this season. St. Scholastica closes its spring trip today against Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
News Tribune, March 17, 1978 A new state office building seemed assured for Duluth yesterday when Minnesota House and Senate conferees agreed to include $11.5 million for the facility in the state building appropriation. The new building is proposed for West Second Street downtown. Sewer rates will increase by 25 percent under provisions of an ordinance being considered by the Duluth City Council. Administrative Assistant Clarence Maddy said the increase is needed in part to cover future charges by the new WLSSD treatment plant now under construction.
Tyler Watkins of Hermantown and Garrett Worth of Duluth East, fresh off guiding their teams to the Minnesota high school boys hockey state tournament, each scored goals in the Minnesota Wilderness' 4-3 victory over the Bismarck Bobcats in a North American Hockey League game Friday night in Bismarck, N.D. Watkins opened the scoring 11:14 into the game, Gino Lucia gave the Wilderness a 2-1 lead early in the second and Worth restored the one-goal advantage at 15:54 of the period.
Natalie Wright had two home runs, seven RBIs and scored three runs to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 13-4 victory over host Emporia (Kan.) State on Friday. The Bulldogs (16-4) scored five runs in the second inning to break a 2-2 tie and then tacked on four more in the fifth to end the game on the eight-run rule. Wright hit a two-run homer in the first inning and belted a grand slam in the fifth. Hannah Schmoll and Sammi Sadler each had three hits for UMD and Jessica Bren, who has been on a tear, drove in two runs.
District Court St. Louis County March 5 Chantell L. Kettner, 26, Duluth, driving after cancellation - inimical danger to public safety, fined $2,000 and 180 days in local confinement, $1,000 and time stayed on two years of probation with conditions; disturbance - disorderly conduct, stay of adjudication for one year. March 9
Q: If I'm driving a friend's car whose license is suspended, if the officer runs the plates and it comes back to my friend, can he pull me over just because the registered owner's license is suspended? Is that probable cause to stop me? My license is valid. A : While on patrol, we are looking for many types of violations in an attempt to educate and to enforce Minnesota state laws.
Events Remember St. Urho's Day with a program about the Finnish 1918 Fire stories, 1 p.m. today, Carlton County Historical Society, 406 Cloquet Ave. Cost: $3 for adults, $1 for ages 5-11 and free for younger children. Call (218) 879-1938. Check out the St. Patrick's Day events beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dubh Linn Irish Pub, 109 W. Superior St. Features Irish breakfast and lunch, Celtic Pipers, Irish music, games, contests and prizes. Call (218) 727-1559.
News Tribune, March 16, 1978 The Carlton County Jail was officially closed yesterday by an order signed by District Court Judge C. Luther Eckman. The Minnesota Department of Corrections had condemned the jail in February and prisoners have been lodged in the St. Louis County Jail in Duluth. More than 1,800 signatures have been obtained on a petition to force a referendum on any bonding for Spirit Mountain. The initiative began after Mayor Robert Beaudin proposed selling general obligation bonds to finance remodeling of the ski facility. News Tribune, March 16, 1998