The Isanti County News » Sports The Isanti County News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the cities of Cambridge, Isanti, and Braham, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:38:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bombers rally on Eagles, clinch No. 1 seed for playoffs Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:26:25 +0000 Bomber QB John Larson threw for 311 yards and 6 touchdowns at Askov Oct. 10.

Bomber QB John Larson threw for 311 yards and 6 touchdowns at Askov Oct. 10.

Spotting East Central a 12-0 lead, Braham ignited for 38 points in the second quarter to quiet the Eagles’ Homecoming crowd en route to a 57-12 win Oct. 10. The victory locked in the No. 1 seed for Section 7A while creating distance from EC.

The Eagles used a long reception by Stephon Buckanon to set up a short scoring run on the opening drive. Braham answered right back with a drive to the doorstep, but a fumble in the end zone turned it over. EC broke off another long catch-and-run and was helped by a pass interference call on a fake punt to score again for the 12-0 edge.

Just into the second quarter, Braham broke the shutout on a 10-yard TD catch in the corner by Noah Bone. A good defensive stand led by Sonny Foote and Shawn Huckbody was followed by John Larson weaving on a long punt return. Larson kept heating up with his tosses to Quinn Richmond and Ryan Larson, setting up Jacob Ambrose’s one-yard TD catch for the 16-12 lead.

“The boys just kept playing hard. East Central scripted the perfect first quarter for themselves, and we just made a couple of minor adjustments, but stuck to the game plan as a whole and just executed much better the rest of the way. Our kids believe in themselves and are very resilient,” said Coach Shawn  Kuhnke.

Drake Held smothered a third-down screen pass to force another Eagle punt. The teams traded fumble recoveries, with the Bombers setting up shop at the EC 15. Richmond took the next screen pass the distance, smacking the pylon, and the third straight two-point pass had Braham doubling EC’s total. Richmond then made his second fumble recovery in a row at the EC 25, and J. Larson found R. Larson in the slot for a seven-yard TD. With 45 seconds left in the half, the Eagles punted away again. J. Larson hit Ambrose on a bomb, and he finished the 72-yard sprint for the 38-12 lead.

J. Larson finished the night 21-of-27 for 311 yards. His sixth TD of the night went back to Richmond on a 29-yard play. Randy Braund (74 yards rushing) added a two-yard scoring run before the third quarter ended. The final score came on Richmond’s 53-yard fumble return in the fourth.

Held finished with 12 tackles, with Braund (9/ 2.0 for loss), Foote (9) and J. Larson (6) right behind him.

Jacob Ambrose (7, center) and Quinn Richmond (11, right) both caught a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

Jacob Ambrose (7) and Quinn Richmond (11, right) both caught a pair of touchdowns in the victory.

The top seed will give Braham a first-round bye when the Section 7A playoffs begin Oct. 21. Deer River and East Central are maneuvering for the No. 2 seed and other bye, depending on the results from the Oct. 15 games. Blackduck and Barnum appear to be falling into the Nos. 4 and 5 slots. Braham would take on the winner of that match-up on semifinals Saturday, Oct. 25.

GPFA Blue Football: Crosby-Ironton 4-0, 7-0; Braham 3-1, 6-1; Aitkin 3-1, 5-2; Pine City 2-3, 3-4; Hinckley-Fin. 1-3, 3-4; Rush City 0-5, 1-6.

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Knights defeat C-I Football Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:19:49 +0000 St. Michael-Albertville’s defense smothered Cambridge-Isanti’s rushing attack, and the Knight offense garnered 329 ground yards to soil the Oct. 10 Bluejacket Homecoming night with a 49-7 win.

The Knights drove and scored on the first possession of the game. The Jacket defense then made a goal line stand to stop STMA at the two yard line. C-I was held in deep, giving the Knights good field position again. But a Shane Lambie sack and Mathias Durie defending on a fourth-down crossing route again stymied the Knights.

St. Michael-Albertville took a 14-0 midway in the second quarter, and the Jackets put together a scoring drive which was capped by John Solberg’s 5-yard run with under a minute to go. After a long return to midfield, the Knights used a 24-yard draw and a 31-yard reverse to come right back for a 21-7 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Knights kept rolling on the ground as they stacked up scoring runs of 23, 2, 32 and 46 yards. Jordan Joseph led all carriers with 110 rushing yards. Eli Iglesias ran for 27 yards to lead C-I. Pacing the Jacket defense were Boston Knighton-Johnson (12 tackles), David Kent (11), Iglesias (11), Cole Crocker (10), Lambie (9) and Durie (9).

• The loss pins Cambridge-Isanti into the No. 5 seed spot for the Section 7AAAAA playoffs which begin Oct. 21. The most likely scenario will have them traveling to the loser of the Oct. 15 game between St. Francis and Chisago Lakes. Bemidji should have a lock on the top seed in the section.

Mississippi 8 Football: BLUE: Rogers 7-0; St. Michael-Alb. 6-1; St. Francis 5-2; Cambridge-Isanti 3-4; Buffalo 3-4; Duluth East 1-6. RED: Chisago Lakes 6-1; Princeton 4-3; Monticello 4-3; North Branch 2-5; Big Lake 2-5; Duluth Denfeld 0-7

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Season closes for C-I Tennis, Soccer teams Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:18:39 +0000 SPORTS ROUND-UP:   On a crisp Oct. 7 up north, Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis fell to No. 4 seed Grand Rapids-Greenway 4-3.

At first singles, C-I’s Jade Newman beat Dulong 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Kate Hanson defeated Illikainen 6-0, 6-1. At third doubles, Bluejackets’ Tori Kosel & Abby Bensen rallied on Reibel & Drobnik 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

“We had some very competitive play and extremely close matches all over the place, especially at third singles with Lili Marlton playing Madsen, and at second doubles with Emily Logan & Abby Schoeneck playing Lindner & Wochnick. Unfortunately, we came up short in those matches,” said C-I Coach Lee Orvik. “It was an excellent playoff match–  extremely close the way a meeting of the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds should be.”

In Saturday’s semis, the GR-G Lightning was defeated by top-seed Princeton 5-2. The Tigers (22-1) then earned their first State trip after getting past defending champ Duluth East 4-3.

• Elk River hosted the 7AA South Subsections on Oct. 9. Hanson just missed out on advancing to the semifinals when Forest Lake’s Shortly held for a 6-2, 6-2 win in the third round on Thursday. Hanson began the tourney with a 6-0, 6-3 win before defeating Elk River’s Burns 6-1, 6-1.

Also at singles, Schoeneck knocked out No. 5 seed Johnson of North Branch 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round, then she was defeated 6-2, 6-0 by Andover’s Beischner. In 7AA doubles, C-I’s 5th seed duo of Newman & Emily Baker began play with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep, but 4th seed Mayerchak & Doyle of Princeton got past them 6-2, 6-3. The Jackets’ final entry was Jade Lamb & Logan who fell 6-2, 6-3 to Chisago’s Hindt & Budde in the opening round.

C-I Girls Soccer

Top-seed Blaine ran past Cambridge-Isanti girls soccer 7-0 in the Section 7AA quarterfinals held Oct. 9. The Bengals followed that with a 6-1 win over defending champ No. 4 Andover in the semifinals but fell to No. 3 Anoka 1-0 in the Oct. 14 championship. The State berth is the seventh in the Tornadoes’ history.

C-I Boys Soccer

The Bluejackets season ended with a 7-9 record when No. 3 seed Blaine posted a 4-0 win in the Oct. 9 Section 7AA boys soccer quarterfinals. The Bengals fell to No. 2 Centennial 2-1 in the shootout in Saturday’s semifinals. But it was No. 4 seed Duluth East reaching Class AA State by defeating the Cougars 2-1 in the Oct. 14 championship.

Warrior Soccer raises record to 7-1 in CAL

Cambridge Christian soccer overcame a Valley Christian rally with a Micah Bonkoski goal in the second half for a 5-4 win Oct. 13. The win raised the Warriors’ CAL record to 7-1 which should secure a No. 2 seed for next weekend’s league finals tourney.

CCS owned a 3-1 lead in the first half on two goals by Esther Fryc and a Bonkoski netter. Syfah Doble scored early in the second, but Valley responded with three goals to knot the match.

• The Warriors traveled to Sycamore, IL over the weekend to compete in the ACSI Midwest Soccer Tournament, seeded sixth out of the 11 teams. CCS fell to No. 3 Kanakakee Trinity 8-0 in the opening round. “KTA was a very good team who moved the ball well. Our defense really struggled to keep up with the speed and seasoned KTA forwards,” noted CCS Coach Peter Newton.

In the consolation brackets that same day, the Warrior were held off by Quad City 2-1.

“CCS was determined not to go home early. We moved the ball well and applied excellent pressure defense.  We made it our mission to dominate possession, and we did.  Unfortunately, despite our offensive onslaught we were only able to put away one goal, that by Araya Doble,” said Coach Newton. Isaiah Santele had seven saves in the match.

Jacket CC at SC Tech

Henry Boettcher ran a low 16:39 to place fifth in the varsity 5K when the Cambridge-Isanti boys cross country team finished sixth out of 12 teams in the St. Cloud Tech Invite on Oct. 7. Nate Wallman (17:39), Paden Hallman (17:41) and Nick Marshall (17:47) packed up well behind Boettcher.

In the varsity girls 4K at Tech, C-I’s Bree Erickson placed 16th with a 15:45 mark. Becca Knudson (18:52) had the next-lowest time for the Jacket girls who placed 12th.

Fall Learn to Skate at Isanti Arena

Boys & Girls ages 4 -10 Are invited to the David C. Johnson Arena in Isanti for the “Fall Learn to Skate” event on Oct. 18,19, 25, 26, and Nov. 1-2. all starting at 10:50 a.m. For $30 your child can take part in six sessions with instructors from the CIHA coaching staff. Skaters will be split into groups based on their ability.

In addition, the Cambridge- Isanti Hockey Association will be offering first-year mite skaters a chance to play Hockey for free this winter season and will also be hosting the National “Try Hockey for Free Day” on Saturday, November 8th @ 10:50 a.m. to see if this is something your child would want to do. A helmet (can be a bike), skates and gloves (can be winter), and a light jacket might be good.

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Jackets clinch share of conference championship Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:40:54 +0000 The Bluejackets storm the court after their Oct. 9 win over Princeton secured a conference championship.  Photos by Greg Hunt

The Bluejackets storm the court after their Oct. 9 win over Princeton secured a conference championship. Photos by Greg Hunt

Cambridge-Isanti came out blistering the ball and rolled to a 25-6, 25-13, 25-17 win over Princeton Oct. 9. The win on the team’s “Dig Pink” cancer fundraising night at CIHS locked in at least a share of the Mississippi 8 Conference championship for the team.

The Bluejackets have one more conference match remaining at Rogers Oct. 14 where they can win the championship outright. St. Michael-Albertville can claim a share of the title with a win over Buffalo that night and a C-I loss to the Royals.

Against the Tigers on Thursday night, Claire Sheehan pounded four kills while the Jackets built an early 12-4 lead in the first set. Sheehan, a sophomore outside hitter, then reached the 1,000-kill mark of her three-year varsity career  on a spike which made the score 7-2 in the second set.

Korbyn Felde and Chloey Sheehan also had strong hitting nights against Princeton, and Sydney Larkin had another night setting the ball on the mark for C-I. Felde ripped off four straight points off serve and Larkin served in five straight points to help put away the match in the third set.

The Bluejackets play in the tough St. Michael-Albertville tourney this weekend as further preparation for the upcoming post-season.

C-I sophomore Claire Sheehan went over the 1,000-kill mark of her career during the Oct. 9 "Dig Pink" match with Princeton.

C-I sophomore Claire Sheehan went over the 1,000-kill mark of her career during the Oct. 9 “Dig Pink” match with Princeton.


Mississippi 8 Volleyball: Cambridge-Isanti 8-0, 20-2; St. Michael-Alb. 7-1, 15-7; North Branch 6-2, 20-5; Buffalo 6-2, 10-11; Monticello 4-4, 15-9; Big Lake 3-5, 9-11; Rogers 3-5, 11-10; Princeton 2-6, 11-14; St. Francis 1-7, 10-15; Chisago Lakes 0-8, 1-23.

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Braham knocks off host Rush City Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:02:37 +0000 Kaylie Paitl found an opening for a scoring tip when the Bombers overcame host Rush City in five games Oct. 7.

Kaylie Paitl found an opening for a scoring tip when the Bombers overcame host Rush City in five games Oct. 7.

Braham clinched at least a share of their 2014 Great River volleyball championship by defeating host Rush City in five games Oct. 7. The Bombers added a 3-0 sweep over East Central on Oct. 6 to help raise its GRC mark to 10-0 on the season.

Braham Volleyball 4th at own invite

Braham went 2-2 to place fourth at the Bomber Invitational hosted on Saturday. The team began pool play with a 25-9, 25-6 win over Barnum before falling to Albany 25-15, 28-26 and defeating Coon Rapids 25-16, 26-16. In the third-place match, Princeton slipped past the Bombers 25-27, 25-15, 15-13.

Carley Lynch amassed 75 assists and 12 kills for Braham in the tourney. Kaylie Paitl finished with 18 kills, Emily Lindquist totaled 21 kills, with Angela Bendickson and Amelia Fiedler passing very well in the tourney.

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C-I girls head into playoffs after win Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:59:14 +0000 Homecoming Queen Thessa Daniels hustled on defense in the Oct. 2 match.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Homecoming Queen Thessa Daniels hustled on defense in the Oct. 2 match. Photos by Greg Hunt

With a distinct chill in the air, it’s fittingly playoff time for the Cambridge-Isanti girl soccer squad as the Section 7AA matches begin this week.

The Bluejackets were seeded eighth in the section, sending them to top-seed Blaine (11-3-2) for the 7 p.m. quarterfinals on Thursday, Oct. 9. The Bengals finished in fourth place in the physical Northwest Suburban Conference this season.

A victory that night would advance the C-I girls to the semifinal match on Saturday, Oct. 11 (3 p.m.) against the survivor between defending champ No. 4 Andover (7-9) and No. 5 Duluth East (7-8-1). In the other half of the brackets, St. Francis (9-7) is the No. 2 seed and Anoka (6-8-2) is the No. 3. The 7AA finals will be Oct. 14 at the higher seed.

• The Bluejackets finished the Mississippi 8 schedule with a 2-0 loss at Buffalo Oct. 2 in a fairly evenly played match. After the Bison struck for a 1-0 lead in the first half, the Jackets countered with offensive chances such as Melyssa Varsoke ripping a quick one-hopper on net and Bailey Richards forcing a save on a rolling kick as time wound down. The Jacket defense also defended well on three Buffalo corner kicks, with keeper Lainie Cox called on for saves.

Varsoke had a good push up the left side and sent a liner on goal early in the second half. The Bison later tacked on an insurance goal to secure the victory.

That same day, Princeton defeated Rogers 1-0 to forge a three-way tie for the Mississippi 8 crown between those teams and St. Michael-Albertville.

• The Bluejackets head into the playoffs on a positive note after defeating host Becker 2-1 on Oct. 4.

Mississippi 8 Girls Soccer: FINAL: Princeton 8-1, 14-1; Rogers 8-1, 13-3; St. Michael-Alb. 8-1, 13-3; St. Francis 6-3, 9-7; Chisago Lakes 5-4, 7-6; Buffalo 4-5, 6-9-1; Monticello 3-6, 7-8-1; North Branch 1-7-1, 4-10-1; Cambridge-Isanti 1-8, 4-11; Big Lake 0-8-1, 4-11-1.


C-I senior Melyssa Varsoke used her sprint speed to create scoring chances against the Bison.

C-I senior Melyssa Varsoke used her sprint speed to create scoring chances against the Bison.

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Jacket boys seeded 6th for playoffs Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:55:36 +0000 Senior Sam Brown pushed for several scoring chances against Princeton, and he netted two goals in the win over Rockford

Senior Sam Brown pushed for several scoring chances against Princeton, and he netted two goals in the win over Rockford.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Winning two of their last three regular-season matches, Cambridge-Isanti boys soccer will bring its energy into the post-season this week.

The Bluejackets were seeded sixth for the Section 7AA brackets, opening the playoffs with a 5 p.m. road match at No. 3 Blaine (8-5-2) on Thursday, Oct. 9. A victory would send the C-I boys to the 1 p.m. Oct. 11 semifinal match against either No. 2 Centennial (10-4-2) or No. 7 St. Francis (5-9). In the other brackets, defending champ Andover (10-3-3) is the No. 1 seed. Duluth East (9-3-4) and Forest Lake (7-9) are the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds.

The 7AA finals will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the high seed.

• Cambridge-Isanti began last week with a 2-0 win at Princeton Sept. 30. Sam Brown and Josh Samsa applied a load of pressure on the Tiger net with early chances which were stopped. Then on a quick play, Samsa spun and one-timed a throw-in pass for a 1-0 lead which held through the first half. Samsa added another goal in the second half, and Jake Harding and his defenders notched the shutout.

• On Oct. 2, Buffalo clipped the host Bluejackets 2-1. The victory allowed the Bison to grasp the Mississippi 8 championship by a half-game over Chisago Lakes.

“Even though we lost, the guys fought hard and played a great game. I am proud of them,” said C-I Coach Charles Kieffer.

• The Bluejackets head into the playoffs with nice momentum after closing the regular season with a 3-0 win against Rockford Oct. 4. Brown scored twice for C-I, Brayden Holzinger added a goal, and Samsa collected three assists.

Mississippi 8 Boys Soccer: FINAL:  Buffalo 8-0-1, 10-5-1; Chisago Lakes 8-1, 12-2-1; Monticello 6-2-1, 10-4-2; Rogers 6-3, 10-6; Big Lake 4-4-1, 6-7-1; Cambridge-Isanti 4-5, 7-8; St. Michael-Alb. 3-5-1, 3-12-1; St. Francis 3-6, 5-9; Princeton 1-8-1, 3-10-2; North Branch 0-8-1, 2-12-2.

Luke Keiffer headed the ball out of the Jackets' defensive zone during the Mississippi .8 win at Princeton

Luke Keiffer headed the ball out of the Jackets’ defensive zone during the Mississippi-8 win at Princeton.

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High School Sports for Oct. 9 – 16 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:52:34 +0000 BRAHAM BOMBERS

Cross Country

Thursday, Oct. 9 • 3:15 p.m.

GRC Finals @ Pine City AWAY

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 4:00 p.m.

Proctor Invite AWAY


Friday, Oct. 10 • 7:00 p.m.

East Central AWAY

Wednesday, Oct. 15 • 7:00 p.m.

Hinckley-Fin. HOME


Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 7:15 p.m.

Pine City HOME



Cross Country

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 2:45 p.m.

M-8 Finals @ Buffalo AWAY


Friday, Oct. 10 • 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 15 • 7:00 p.m.

Princeton AWAY

Boys Soccer

Thursday, Oct. 9 • 5:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA Playoffs @ Blaine AWAY

Saturday, Oct. 11 • 1:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA semis TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 7:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA Finals TBD

Girls Soccer

Thursday, Oct. 9 • 7:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA Playoffs @ Blaine AWAY

Saturday, Oct. 11 • 3:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA semis TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 7:00 p.m.

Sect. 7AA Finals TBD

Girls Swim & Dive

Thursday, Oct. 2 • 6:00 p.m.

Monticello AWAY

Saturday, Oct. 4 • 1:00 p.m.

Bluejacket Invite HOME

Tuesday, Oct. 7 • 6:00 p.m.

Duluth East HOME

Girls Tennis

Thursday, Oct. 9 • 10:00 a.m.

7AA Individuals @ Elk River AWAY

Saturday, Oct. 11 • 11:00 a.m.

7AA Team @ Daytona Center AWAY

Monday, Oct. 13 • 9:00 a.m.

7AA Individuals @ Spring Lake Park AWAY


Thursday, Oct. 9 • 7:00 p.m.

Princeton HOME

Fri-Sat., Oct. 10-11 • 3:30 /8 a.m.

St. Michael-Alb. Invite AWAY

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 7:00 p.m.

Rogers AWAY




Thur-Sat, Oct. 9-11 • TBD

ACSI Tournament AWAY

Monday, Oct. 13 • 4:30 p.m.

Valley Chrisitian HOME

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 4:30 p.m.

Willmar Christian AWAY


Thursday, Oct. 9 • 6:30 p.m.

St. Cloud Christian HOME

Monday, Oct. 13 • 5:30 p.m.

Valley Chrisitian HOME

Tuesday, Oct. 14 • 5:30 p.m.

Willmar Christian HOME

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C-I success at own swim invitational Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:50:51 +0000 Senior Maria Leibel was 2nd in Diving with 381.5 points in a tough field of competitors at Saturday's Sholund Invite.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Senior Maria Leibel was 2nd in Diving with 381.5 points in a tough field of competitors at Saturday’s Sholund Invite. Photos by Greg Hunt

A packed CIHS pool held the annual Sholund Invite on Saturday where the the Cambridge-Isanti girls swim & dive team placed third. A deep Elk River team won the invite, with Spring Lake Park finishing as runner-up and Princeton taking fourth place.

The Bluejacket divers displayed consistent form off the board with three high placings. Maria Leibel was 2nd with 381.0 points, followed by Michaela Pasch in 3rd (305.9) and Pamela Coranado in 6th (280.6). The 50 Freestyle was a top swimming event for C-I with four in the top-10: Brooke Olson 2nd at 27.2, Sydney Manke 7th at 28.5, Megan Scheiller 8th at 29.2 and Caylee Perra 10th at 29.4.

The 200 Freestyle crew also stacked up points when Tristen Dooley was 4th (2:17.3), Perra was 7th (2:19.6) and Hannah Beaufeaux placed 8th (2:22.1). More points scorers came in the following events: 200 IM– Addie Smrekar (5th, 2:36), Sadie Baxter (8th, 2:37), Lillian Truebenbach (9th, 2:41);

100 Butterfly– Baxter (4th, 1:11), Truebenbach (5th, 1:13), Lia Zagars (7th, 1:14);  100 Free– Maria Vavra (3rd, 1:00), Manke (7th, 1:03), Larissa Meier (11th, 1:06);  500 Free– Dooley (4th, 6:10); Beaufeaux (9th, 9:26), Karmen Toms (12th, 6:30), Nora Lund (14th, 6:56);  100 Backstroke– Smrekar (7th, 1:12), Meier (11th, 1:16), Riley High (12th, 1:20);  100 Breaststroke– Scheiler (4th, 1:18), Alice Dimassis (11th, 1:27), Mackenzie Patrick (12th, 1:29).  The Jackets’ 400 Free Relay of Vavra, Manke, Sooley and Olson closed the meet with a 3rd-place 4:09 mark.

• Monticello defeated the C-I girls 100-81 in an Oct. 2 Mississippi 8 dual. Scheiller won the 100 Breaststroke and Leibel was 2nd in diving. More 2nd places came from Dooley in the 200 & 500 Free races, Olson in the 50 Free, Truebenbach in the 100 Fly, and Smrekar in the 100 Backstroke.

Caylee Perra swam to top-10 finishes in her freestyle events at Saturday's invite in the CIHS pool.

C-I’s Caylee Perra swam to top-10 finishes in her freestyle events at Saturday’s invite in the CIHS pool.

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Jacket tennis opens playoffs with win Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:45:27 +0000 Opening the 2014 Section 7AA Team tourney at home Oct. 6, the No. 5 seed Cambridge-Isanti girls tennis crew swept No. 12 Hibbing 7-0.

“The girls really played excellent tennis, winning all matches in straight sets. It was a great final memory for our home courts this season,” noted C-I Coach Lee Orvik.

Taking their singles matches were Bluejackets Jade Newman (6-0, 6-0), Kate Hanson (6-0, 6-0), Lili Marlton (7-5, 6-1) and Alyssa Anderson (6-4, 6-1). Knocking down winners in doubles were Jade Lamb & Emily Baker (6-1, 7-5), Abby Schoeneck & Emily Logan (6-3, 6-0) and Tori Kosel & Abby Benson (6-3, 6-0).

The Bluejackets’ march in the tourney ended Oct. 7 when No. 4 Grand Rapids-Greenway held for a 4-3 win in the quarterfinals. The Lightning will play top-seed Princeton in the Oct. 11 semifinals at the Daytona Club. No. 2 Duluth East and No. 3 Elk River face off in the other semis.

The 7AA South Subsection Individuals will be held Oct. 9 at Elk River. Representing the Jackets in Singles are No. 2 seed Hanson and No. 12 Schoeneck. Teaming for doubles will be No. 5 Newman & Baker, and No. 14 Lamb & Logan. Three wins are needed to advance to the Oct. 13 semis in Spring Lake Park.

• The Bluejackets finished the Mississipi 8 schedule tied for fourth after defeating St. Francis 5-2 Sept. 30. Princeton swept Monticello 7-0 Sept. 30 to repeat as conference champions outright.

Mississippi 8 Girls Tennis: FINAL: Princeton 9-0, 20-1; Rogers 8-1, 19-6; Buffalo 7-2, 9-5; Cambridge-Isanti 5-4, 13-5; St. Michael-Alb. 5-4, 12-10; Monticello 4-5, 9-9; Chisago Lakes 4-5, 7-9; Big Lake 2-7, 3-12; St. Francis 1-8, 6-11; North Branch 0-9, 0-14.

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