A strong day on vault and a good one on floor couldn't help the Brainerd Warriors compete with Melrose during Saturday's Holiday Invite at Brainerd High School. Mady Brinkman of Melrose won the balance beam with a 9.5 leading to a first-place all-around score of 37.05.
The Central Lakes College Raiders (1-5) found themselves behind 59-53 against the Ridgewater Warriors (4-3) in a non-division game on Friday night. Having overcome a poor shooting half and erasing a 13 point lead in the process, the Raiders were at the moment of decision. Four minutes later, they had pushed the Warriors to a 59-59 tie and overtime period. Although CLC came out on the short end of a 72-68 score, head coach Cassie Carey found positives in the Raiders' performance. "It was nice that we came back from that 6-point deficit and the girls executed that very well.
For the fourth time in six years, the Central Lakes College Raiders are going bowling. The Raiders (10-1), ranked 11th in the country, will go up against No. 5 Arizona Western (10-1) in the El Toro Bowl at Yuma, Ariz., on Saturday, Dec. 6. CLC's offense and defense had outstanding seasons, as demonstrated by winning the Northern Division of the MCAC, and by placing eight players on the all-division first team.
ROCHESTER - Trailing 22-21 in the third set of their consolation championship match against No. 4-seeded Monroe, one couldn't have blamed the No.
The Central Lakes College Raiders, ranked fourth in NJCAA Division III, have several reasons to be confident as they pursue the school's fourth national championship under head coach Jane Peterson. CLC (20-9) opens at 12:30 p.m. Friday in Rochester against Lorain. With a win, the Raiders would move on to play the Rochester/Davidson winner. Rochester is ranked No.
One is a sophomore. The other is a freshman. One is from Albany while the other is from Wadena-Deer Creek. Working together, they have made each other better players, and have their team on the verge of a national championship. Sam Schlangen and Ashton Kapphahn are two of the main reasons for the success of the Central Lakes College Raiders in their 20-9 season, and berth in the national tournament this weekend in Rochester. Schlangen, a sophomore, is an All-MCAC first-team selection and was also chosen Northern Division Player of the year.
Power and receiving are two key elements to the game of volleyball. When a team can combine those two elements with precision the results are devastating. That was the case on Friday night as the Central Lakes Raiders, seeded No. 1 in Region 13B and fifth nationally, dispatched the No. 4 seeded Hibbing Cardinals in three games in the region semifinals. The Raiders had not dropped a set to Hibbing in two games during the regular season and that was the case again as they won by scores of 25-11, 25-21, and 25-9 to move on to the championship game of Region 13B. They play No.
Ranked eighth in the NJCAA and No.
VIRGINIA - The Central Lakes College Raiders, led by 327 yards of passing from Jake Faber and a pressing defense, ran over Mesabi 59-7 in a Northern Division game Saturday. With the win, the Raiders finished their division season 5-0 and moved to 7-0 overall. They will have a chance to complete a perfect regular season next Saturday with their rivalry game against Ridgewater at Findorff Field. Faber continued his outstanding season with five touchdown throws and also ran for a score.
The Central Lakes College Raiders kept rolling along on their quest for a Northern Division title after steamrolling Itasca 58-10 on a cool, windy Saturday afternoon at Findorff Athletic Field. With a 4-0 division record and 6-0 overall record, the 11th-ranked Raiders have put a virtual stranglehold on first place in the North with one division game left against Mesabi next week.