Michala Walther had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead St. Scholastica to a 69-54 UMAC victory over Northland College on Wednesday night at Reif Gym. Mariah Pearson came off the bench to add 11 points for the Saints (4-11 overall, 4-4 UMAC), while senior guard Danielle Cieluch of Duluth chipped in 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Teammate Kaylee Kennedy also had 10 points before fouling out for St. Scholastica, which outscored Northland in every quarter but could never pull away until the end as the Saints made 15 of 19 free throws and forced 24 turnovers.
BOYS BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS SCORING Player Games Pts. Avg. Jayden Ruberg, Two Harbors 8 260 32.5 Dylan DeChampeau, Greenway 7 177 25.3 Jacob Easty, LCA 11 241 21.9 Connor Bich, Hermantown 14 304 21.7 Hunter Hannuksela, Mesabi E. 12 246 20.5 Micha Pocernich, Cromwell 10 205 20.5 Joe Baker, McGregor 12 234 19.5 Carson Becicka, Mesabi East 12 234 19.5 Brandon Barbee, LCA 11 213 19.4 Peter Soumis, Hermantown 14 265 18.9 2-POINT FIELD GOALS (Minimum 40 attempts)
BOYS BASKETBALL Tuesday's Late Results Pequot Lakes 44, Barnum 26 Greenway 74, Mountain Iron-Buhl 64 GIRLS BASKETBALL Tuesday's Late Results Ashland 48, Rice Lake 30 Mesabi East 69, Virginia 45 BOYS HOCKEY Tuesday's Late Results Chequamegon 0-0-0—0 Ashland 4-6-4—14
A little extra help is being offered to federal workers affected by the government shutdown at a local pantry Thursday. Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop food distribution will begin at 5:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Participants receive two large boxes of food for $20, but for this distribution the church will cover half the cost for all federal workers, according to a news release. Registration starts at 4 p.m., and the distribution continues until about 6:45 p.m.
Opening Friday "Glass" M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of "Unbreakable" and "Split" in this comic-book thriller starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. PG-13, 2:09, Premiere, Duluth 10, Lakes 10 "Shoplifters" A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. R, 2:01, Zinema 2 Also showing "Aquaman"
The cat has a bargain: Get him some footwear, and he will make it worthwhile. "Puss In Boots," which opens Saturday at the Duluth Playhouse's Family Theatre, is the story of the world-wise cat's adventures with royalty, and a big idea about the Princess. Cue the ogre. "Puss In Boots," directed by Jonathan Manchester, plays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 3 on the Duluth Depot stage. This adaptation was written by the Duluth Playhouse's Theatre for Young Audiences ensemble.
A man is dead after being found unresponsive at the downtown Duluth YMCA Wednesday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 8 a.m. a lifeguard noticed Joseph Donald Robbins, 32, was submerged and unresponsive in the hot tub. CPR was administered immediately and was continued until EMS arrived. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Robbins was homeless, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Green Bay-based Shopko announced Wednesday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and posted a list of 105 stores closing, none of which are in the Northland. The stores in Duluth, Two Harbors, Moose Lake, Ely, Aitkin and Spooner were not listed on a “Shopko Closing Locations” page posted to the company’s website. Several Shopko locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, however, will close, according to the list.
A 3-D model and updated designs will be on display later this month when the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project is the subject of another open house, said MnDOT in a news release on Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct the open house on the “can of worms” interchange through Lincoln Park on Jan. 28 at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan Street.
Jan. 16, 1979 A representative of the new citizens' group, Peoples Options for Duluth, told the Duluth City Council last night that they should publish meeting agendas in the local newspapers. Dwight Brass said his group is encouraging citizen participation in city government. Spirit Mountain sold a record 41,000 daily lift tickets in December, 14,600 more than in December 1977, and recorded $411,259 in total sales, a 23.9 percent increase over last December. But subzero weather so far this month has apparently kept skiers indoors.