Saturday was a day of missed opportunities for the Central Lakes College Raiders. They missed an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the Northern Division and they missed an opportunity to get head coach Jim Russell his 350th win at CLC after dropping a sometimes ragged 78-71 contest to Vermilion. The Raiders saw their 16-game winning streak snapped and also allowed the Ironmen to tie them for first place in the division. Radamus Jones led the way for CLC with 17 points, and Davaghndre Jones collected 16 points, while N'Gai Dixon finished with 10. The Raiders, however, shot just 41 percen
The Central Lakes College Raiders have had a strong start to the 2014-2015 season, but Saturday's 105-21 Northern Division win over Itasca may have been their most impressive one yet. Davaghndre Jones scored 21 points to lead the Raiders. Chris Ayers was next with 12, and Radamus Jones and Alex Koch each finished with 11 to lead CLC to its ninth straight win. It was also the fourth time this season the Raiders have topped the 100-point mark. Several things make this Raiders team stand out from recent teams. The first is their depth as 13 different players scored in Saturday's game.
Early in the first half of their Northern Division matchup against Itasca, the Central Lakes College Raiders were on the wrong side of an 18-4 score. With a bench consisting of only one player, the Raiders didn't have a lot of options to shake things up. CLC head coach Cassie Carey decided to let things play out and did not call a timeout. That paid off as the Raiders were able to right the ship and get back in the game. A basket by Angela Mosbeck cut the lead to 10, and by halftime CLC was on the right side of a 29-27 score. "I keep saying it, but the girls were very resilient today.
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.