Isanti County Sports Recap

Braham’s Hunter Giffrow and Ryan Roslin wait for the snap on Sept. 15.

Braham Volleyball
The Braham Bomber volleyball team find themselves in the middle of the Great River Conference standings after splitting games against two conference teams.

On Sept. 12, the girls hosted Pine City for a Great River matchup. The girls played well on the court, taking three straight sets,12-25, 13-25 and 19-25.

The win gave them their first win over a Great River Conference team this season, putting them at 1-1 in conference play.
On Sept. 14, the girls made the short trip over to Rush City to take on the third-place Tigers. The girls played hard, taking the first set 21-25.

In the end, the Tigers rallied back to win three straight sets and sent the Bombers home with a loss. After the loss, the girls sit at 1-2 in the conference.

Up next for the girls, will be a road trip to Hinckley-Finlayson. The Jaguars are currently sitting at 0-2 in conference play, and provide the Bombers with a great opportunity to get back on top.

Braham Football
The Braham football team has kept their hot streak alive after shutting out one of their biggest Great River Conference Rivals from last season.

On Sept. 16, the boys hosted Hinckley-Finlayson for a rematch of last season’s Section 7A Championship game.
After a scoreless first quarter, senior Hunter Giffrow found senior Josh Zimpel for a 31-yard touchdown. Then to end the first half, Giffrow kept the ball for a five-yard touchdown run.

The Bombers opened up the second half with more of the same. Giffrow found the end zone again, this time on a 10-yard run. Already leading 22-0, the Bomber defense stepped up and delivered a safety after a botched running play by the Jaguars on their own goal line.

The Bombers were able to send their rivals packing after the 32-0 blowout win. Up next for the boys will be a road game when they take on Rush City on Sept. 22.

Cambridge-Isanti Football
The Cambridge-Isanti football team has suffered their first loss of the season.
On Sept. 15, the boys traveled to Rogers for their first road game of 2017. They ran into some issues with the Royal defense and did not return home with the result they hoped for.

Rogers blew the game wide open in the second quarter, while already leading 7-0. The Bluejackets defense gave up 28 points in the second, giving the home team a 35-0 advantage at the half.
Senior Jett Gaudette found the end zone in the third quarter after a huge 66-yard run to get the Bluejackets on the board.

It was not enough; however, even with the 16 points they scored in the fourth. The game was simply out of reach and the Bluejackets fell 45-24. Next up, will be the final road game before homecoming when the boys travel to Monticello on Sept. 22.

Cambridge-Isanti Tennis
The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets tennis team continues their winning ways after a few big wins over Mississippi 8 Conference matches.

On Sept. 12, the girls traveled to St. Francis and they dominated the Saints, winning in straight sets. On Sept. 14, the team hosted Chisago Lakes for some more M8 tennis action. After only dropping two sets, the girls stepped up and closed out the match with some big wins. The two recent wins extends the girls streak to six. They have not lost a match since Sept. 5 when they took on undefeated Princeton. Next up for the Bluejackets will be a home match on Sept. 21 when they host Big Lake.

Cambridge-Isanti Girls Soccer
The Cambridge-Isanti girls soccer team has not yet found a way to turn things around after they dropped another game on the road.

On Sept. 14, the girls traveled to Monticello for some Mississippi 8 action. The girls were coming off a recent loss to Big Lake and needed to turn things around.

Unfortunately, this would not be the game. The Magic put on a show and shut out the visiting Bluejackets 4-0. Next up for the girls will be a home game against Buffalo on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.