Isanti County Sports Recap

Cambridge-Isanti Tennis
The Cambridge-Isanti boys tennis have been riding a roller coaster season this far. After trading wins and losses early on, the team found a big win at home on April 21 against Mora.  The boys traded sets early, but were able to find a way to come out ahead. They won the meet with a final score of 6-1.

On April 24, they traveled to Andover for some Section 7AA action. The Bluejackets were not able to find as much success in this meet and fell 7-0. The team traveled to Big Lake on April 25, and the Isanti County News will publish those results as they become available.
Next up for the team will be another road trip, this time heading to Chisago on April 27 for some Mississippi 8 Conference tennis. The team is currently 1-2 in the Mississippi 8 Conference standings, and a win would push them past Chisago.

Cambridge-Isanti Baseball
The Cambridge-Isanti baseball team dropped a close game on the road on April 21 at Albany High School. The game started in the Bluejackets favor, after posting two runs in the first inning, then two more in the third. After that, the bats went quiet.
Albany held C-I scoreless through the remaining innings, and the Bluejacket pitching could not bail them out. The team surrendered five runs in the last four innings, and lost 5-4.

Senior Jared Konen, who is leading the M8-Red Conference in hits, went 2-4 and added his fourth stolen base. Senior pitcher Austin Schlenker did all he could, striking out six, and only allowing two earned runs.

The boys next matchup will be on the road on April 27 when they travel to Big Lake. Mississippi 8-Red Conference standings: St. Francis, 4-0 (4-2); Princeton, 3-1 (4-4); Chisago Lakes, 2-2 (3-3); North Branch, 1-3 (2-5); Cambridge-Isanit, 0-4 (1-6).

Cambridge-Isanti Softball
After a string of solid games early on this season, the Cambridge-Isanti softball team has found themselves in the middle of a three-game losing streak. Their most recent game, on April 24, away at St. Michael-Albertville, accented their recent struggles.
The girls were held scoreless the entire game. After giving up four in the first inning, it was an uphill battle for the Bluejackets.
They surrendered four more in the third, while the final two runs came in the fifth. At the end of the day, the girls fell 10-0 on the road.

There will be plenty of time to make up for the loss, and they will look to get back on track on April 27 when they travel to Big Lake. Mississippi 8-Red Conference standings: Chisago Lakes, 4-0 (8-1); North Branch, 3-1 (4-3); St. Francis, 1-3 (5-4); Princeton, 1-3 (4-4); Cambridge-Isanti, 1-3 (3-6).

Cambridge-Isanti Girls Golf
The Cambridge-Isanti girl’s golfers have been finding success this season, and their head coach, Steve Hanson has noticed.

“The C-I girls golf team has had a very successful start to the season. Our goal at the beginning of the year was to break the 400 barrier and we have actually done that in our three meets this year,” he said.

At their most recent meet, the girls attended the Cardinal Invite at Dutch Legacy Golf Course in Brainerd. The weather was in their favor, and according to Hanson, it was one of their best outings yet.

“On our annual overnight trip, the girls did a nice job of tackling a difficult venue, shooting our best round of the spring. It was a great way to cap off a week by playing in 65-degree weather in Brainerd,” he added.

Sophomore MollyAnn Harvey led the way by shooting 90 on the tough course, tied for her best score all season.
Up next for the girls will be a trip to Bulrush in Rush City on April 26 for some Mississippi 8 Conference action.

Cambridge-Isanti Boys Golf
The Cambridge-Isanti boys golf team have been off to a nice start, which was capped by taking home first-place at the Grand National Invite on April 19.  The team shot 320, which allowed them to sneak past Cloquet-Esko by just seven points.
Senior Seth Kirkeide personally shot a 77, which landed him on the All-Tournament team. Head coach Michael Hennen is pleased with how his golfers have performed, although he is not too surprised.

“Seth (Kirkeide) and Orion (Collins) continue to play consistent golf as they have all season long. Both earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Gavin Lillemoen has put two solid rounds in that past two days with a 80 at the Refuge and a 81 today. He worked hard on his game last off season and is starting to reap some of those efforts,” he said.

Next up for the team will be a conference match in Chisago Lakes on May 1.

Braham Golf
The Braham golfers have been getting better week by week and it shows. At their most recent meet at Bulrush in Rush City, the boys finished third, while the girls took home fourth. Senior Alex Kurvers led the way for the Bombers, as he shot 83, good for first-place. Next up for the Bombers, will be a return to Purple Hawk on May 1 when they compete with Cambridge-Isanti.