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Quote Me, Howie: Bentleyville, high school sports in the news

Bentleyville Tour of Lights, Duluth’s finest attraction, is open for the 2021 holiday season at Bayfront Festival Park along the Duluth waterfront.

A volunteer set up a stroller at Bentleyville Tour of Lights on Saturday night. Howie Hanson / Duluth Times
The mayor of Bentleyville, Nathan Bentley, and Duluth Mayor Emily Larson flipped on the light switch for the 18-year-old attraction Saturday night, just moments after Santa arrived by parachute.

“Bentleyville is pure joy,” said Larson, in a prepared statement. “An invitation to set down your worries to find hope and fun with people you love. It’s free, it’s festive, and it’s available to everyone. Bentleyville has become an important tradition for Duluth and hundreds of thousands of visitors who travel long distances just to see it, be here and make special memories. I can’t wait for this season to start!”

Bentleyville is free and open to the public. Parking is $10 in nearby lots.

Large crowds are expected, especially on weekends.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Ember Kehtel celebrated her goal as the Proctor-Hermantown Mirage defeated visiting South St. Paul 4-1. Howie Hanson / DuluthTimes.com

Mirage blitz South St. Paul

Ember Kehtel and Izzy Fairchild each scored a goal and an assist to lead Proctor-Hermantown past South St. Paul 4-1 in a high school girls hockey game on Saturday afternoon in Proctor. Goaltender Abby Pajari stopped 22 of 23 shots for the Mirage, who improved to 1-2 overall. Proctor-Hermantown will play host to Hastings (3-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at historic Hermantown Arena.

Edina senior forward Audrey Keeley carried the puck through the neutral zone in an 8-1 victory against host Duluth on Saturday afternoon. Howie Hanson / DuluthTimes.com
In other high school girls hockey games involving local teams Saturday:

. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton fell to nonconference Orono 4-1 at Cloquet Area Recreation Center. Marina Dostal scored for the Lumberjacks (1-2), who will play host to Moose Lake Area on Tuesday night.

. Duluth lost to visiting Edina 8-1 at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center. The Northern Stars (1-3) were out-shot 58-6. The Hornets (2-0) defeated Duluth Marshall 8-0 on Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena.

Girls Basketball

Duluth East will open its 2021-22 high school girls basketball season Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Princeton at East Gym.

Also Wednesday: Greenway plays host to Hibbing, at 7:15 p.m.

Saturday games:

Hermantown at Princeton, 2 p.m.

Mahtomedia at Grand Rapids, 2:15 p.m.

Blaine at Duluth East, 3 p.m.

Holy Family at Mt. Iron-Buhl, 3:15 p.m.

Boys Hockey

Friday openers:

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton at Andover, 2 p.m.

Duluth East at White Bear Lake, 7 p.m.

Wadena-Deer Creek at Proctor, 7 p.m.

East Ridge at Duluth Marshall, 7:30 p.m.

Duluth Denfeld at Woodbury, 7:45 p.m.

Two River at Moose Lake Area, 8 p.m.

Saturday

Greenway at Red Lake Falls, 1 p.m.

Wadena-Deer Creek at North Shore, 1 p.m.

Moose Lake Area vs. TBA, Tria Rink St. Paul, 1 p.m.

East Ridge at Proctor, 2 p.m.

Duluth East at Chaska, 3 p.m.

Hibbing-Chisholm at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton at Minnetonka, 7 p.m.

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