college sports

Isanti native and former Bluejacket runs the tables in Des Moines By Neil Jennissen C-I Wrestling Head Coach The Jennissen family loaded up the Explorer last weekend and drove to Des Moines, Iowa for a chance to witness history– to see if former Bluejacket wrestler Tony Nelson could repeat as a Division I 285 lb. national [...]

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Isanti native and former Bluejacket wrestler Tony Nelson won his second straight Big 10 individual championship at 285 lbs. last weekend in Champaign, Ill. Nelson opened with a 4-0 win in the quarters (below), then he held off Telford of Iowa 1-0 in the semifinals. Tony used a takedown and riding time to defeat No. [...]

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Minnesota’s all-time girls scorer will wear Black & Gold after her senior season at Braham Prior to the Braham girls basketball’s early-morning practice Nov. 14, senior Rebekah Dahlman put her name to Vanderbilt University’s scholarship offer to play women’s hoops next season. She will be playing for Commodores head coach Melanie Balcomb whose squad battles in [...]

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Blake Heinrich of Cambridge played on Team USA in the Nov. 5-11 World Junior A Challenge, hosted in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 20-player USA squad went on to win the championship in a 6-3 victory over Canada West. USA opened with a 9-1 win over Canada East, then Heinrich had an assist in a 4-3 [...]

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Isanti native and CIHS graduate Mike Henderson has been named the director of track & field operations, it was announced by the Princeton University men and women’s track & field programs on July 16. “We are very pleased to hire Mike Henderson as the first Director of Operations for Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross [...]

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Braham’s Austyn Eng became the latest in a string of area seniors this year to sign a Division II scholarship agreement when she agreed to attend Bemidji State University while competing on the Beavers’ cross country and track & field squads. Coach Joe Rajkowski has worked with Eng since 7th grade in track and 8th [...]

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Cambridge-Isanti Volleyball’s agile and aggressive 6-footer Julia Walfoort signed a scholarship agreement to take her game to Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall next season. The two-time All-Mississippi 8 middle hitter finished her Bluejacket career with 459 total kills, 185 blocks, 70 service aces and 296 digs which characterized her versatility on the court. “Julia [...]

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