Gymnasts post season-best score at State
TOURNEY TIME: Finishing with their highest score of the season, the Cambridge-Isanti gymnasts placed 8th at the Class AA Team Finals with 138.85 points.
Leading scores for the Bluejackets came from Kaeli Kortan (9.375 Vault, 8.975 Bars & 9.225 Beam), Tori Nelson (9.05 Floor).
Roseville edged Northfield by 3/10s of a point to repeat as Class AA champions.
C-I Divers Brown, Hemmelgarn go 1-2 at sections
Junior Parker Brown and sophomore Cody Hemmelgarn will represent the Cambridge-Isanti boys swim & dive team at this weekend’s State Meet after they finished 1st and 2nd at the Feb. 22 Section 7AA dive off. This is a repeat for Brown who made State last year after placing 4th at sections.
Senior Calvin Cicha was the closest Bluejacket swimmer to nearly make State when he placed 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke by 3/10s of a second to the runner-up from Forest Lake.
Class AA Diving prelims will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the U of M Aquatics Center.
Five Bluejacket Wrestlers make State
The Cambridge-Isanti wrestling team had five members reach this weekend’s Class AAA Individual Tournament after working through the tough Section 7AAA Individuals last weekend in Anoka. Travis Holt won the title at 145 lbs. to finish as C-I’s lone champion. Placing 2nd and advancing at their weights were Travis Swanson (120), Ty Torgerson (152), Cody Skog (160) and Kyle Chromy (195).
State Individuals open Friday, March 1 at the Xcel Center and carry through to Saturday night. The team tournaments for the three classes will once again be a one-day battle on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Braham Girls Basketball seeded No. 1 for 7AA tourney
Braham closed the regular season with a perfect 26-0 record, good enough to earn the No. 1 seed in the Section 7AA South. The Bombers open the tourney Wednesday, Feb. 27 (7 p.m.) against No. 8 seed Pine City (7-19). The winner advances to the Saturday, March 2 quarterfinals at UMD (7:45 p.m.)
Esko (23-3) is the No. 1 seed for the 7AA North. The Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the 7AA South are Aitkin (20-6) and Moose Lake-Willow River (17-9).
C-I Girls Basketball seeded No. 3 for 7AAAAs
Cambridge-Isanti (16-10) got the No. 3 seed for this week’s Section 7AAAA tournament. The Bluejackets will host No. 6 St. Francis (7-19) on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. The winner advances to the 8 p.m. semifinal game on Tuesday, March 5 at North Branch.
Forest Lake (20-6) is the No. 1 seed and receives a first-round bye. Anoka (17-9) is the No. 2 seed in Cambridge-Isanti’s half of the brackets.