COMMUNITY SPORTS: Matt Swanson, who will be a senior this coming year at Cambridge-Isanti, took first place among 60 competitors with a 71 at the Minnesota PGA Junior Players Tour event hosted July 15 at Stillwater Country Club. The Players Tour is the upper echelon of junior golf in Minnesota.
Matt also qualified for the Minnesota State Open played last weekend at Edinbough USA where he shot rounds of 77 and 77. U of M golfer Jon DuToit of Chaska won the State Open, and he is a second cousin to Swanson. Matt will next compete in the Aug. 1 Twin Cities Championship. Photo submitted
C-I 16U fastpitch competes at State
The Cambridge-Isanti 16-Under fastpitch softball team went 2-2 at the July 13-14 qualifying weekend and 2-2 at State hosted last weekend in Ham Lake. The team, coached by Dave Hanson, finished the summer 21-14-1 at the “A” level.
C-I opened State with a 2-1 nail-biter win over Minnesota Force White. Maria Vavra opened the scoring with a solo home run to left center. Late in the game Sydney Larkin doubled to deep left to score Kayla Bowker with the winning run. Kate Hanson pitched the seven-inning complete game.
In Game 2, Cambridge-Isanti built a 4-1 lead before the Inferno fired back to knot the game at 4-4 at the end of the 80 minute time regulation. The Bluejackets plated two runs under international rules on RBIs by Larkin and Anesia King to win 6-4. Hanson picked up the win in relief.
Game 3 on Saturday saw the Jackets fall to OMGAA 5-3. Josie Potrament celebrated her birthday with two doubles, but the defense and the rest of the offense had a few miscues in the setback. Hanson pitched six innings and took the loss.
Sunday morning closed the girls’ summer season with a 6-2 loss to Hastings. Once again, not enough offense and some costly errors defensively made for a bad recipe. Breea Longley started and took the loss for the Jackets.
• Another Cambridge-Isanti 16U fastpitch team also competed at State, going 0-2 at North St. Paul.
All-Comers Track meet at CIHS
A first-time “All-Comers Track Meet” will be held Thursday, July 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge-Isanti High School track facilities for athletes ages 3 – 103. Free competition will be held in age groups in the following events: 100 & 400-meter dashes, hurdles, prediction mile, long & high jump, and the shot put. If you have questions or would like to help, contact C-I Boys Track Coach Kent Viesselman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-689-3302).
C-I Gymnasts Car Wash Aug. 3
The Cambridge-Isanti H.S. Gymnastics team will be conducting a car wash to raise funds for the upcoming season. The car wash will be held at the MinnCo Credit Union in downtown Cambridge (Birch & Hwy. 95) on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1 – 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated.