Isanti County sports recap

Braham Volleyball
The Braham Bombers volleyball team is off to a great start after the Albany Early Bird Tournament on Aug. 25.

The girls took on four different teams and came home with a 2-2 record. Head Coach Britne Engelking was pleased with how her team preformed.  “The ‘Lady Bombers’ played out of their minds at times throughout the Albany early bird tournament,” she said. “Highlights included taking a set and almost the match from the AA top ranked Rocori team and beating both new London Spicer and Watertown Mayer. We had several players that had never seen varsity court time before stepping up huge in every match. The veterans of the team also came ready to play in our first match against New London Spicer in which we won in two, 25-10, 25-16.”

The girls also won their official home opener on Aug. 29 when they hosted Royalton. They were able to win in three sets.
Senior Emily Lindquist put on a show with one ace, six digs and 16 blocks. Senior Megan Gruba had a solid all-around game as well posting five digs, one ace, one kill and 18 assists.

Next up for the Bombers will be an away game on Sept. 7 when they travel to face Great River Conference rival Onamia.

Cambridge-Isanti Boys Soccer
The Cambridge-Isanti boys soccer team has been off to a rocky start. Head Coach Joe Kassa got his first win in their season opener against Becker. Since then, the boys have dropped two games to Rockford and Duluth Denfeld respectively. Scoring has not been an issue aside from their game at Rockford. The Bluejackets will look for a way to strengthen their back line before their next game.

The boys took a trip to Duluth East on Sept. 5, but due to deadline, those results will be in the next issue of the Isanti County News. Up next the boys will host Mississippi 8 rivals, Princeton, on Sept. 7.

Emily Haglund (7) gets position on the ball as Jenna Hari (4) moves out to find space at home against Procter on Aug. 29.

Cambridge-Isanti Girls Soccer
The Cambridge-Isanti girls soccer team find themselves in a similar situation to the boys team, as they have started the season 1-3. Their lone win came at home on Aug. 31 against Procter. Procter scored first, but the girls put in three goals of their own and won 3-2.

The girls have dropped games to Rockford and Forest Lake. Up next for the girls will be a road game against Mississippi 8 opponent Princeton on Sept. 7.

Cambridge-Isanti Girls Tennis
The Bluejacket girls tennis team have been on fire to start the season. The girls won their opening match on Aug. 22 when they hosted Hermantown and Hibbing.

Since then, the girls have hosted Duluth Denfeld and Blaine on Aug. 30. After sweeping Denfeld, the girls had some minor issues getting past the Bengals. They were able to keep their cool and play their game, resulting in a 4-3 win.

Cambridge-Isanti junior Shelby Parent returns a volley against Duluth Denfeld on Aug. 30. Photos by Mike Bleninger

Up next, the girls will host Chisago Lakes on Sept. 7.