Prep roundup: Crusaders shine at Mega Meet

Prep roundup: Crusaders shine at Mega Meet


Prep roundup: Crusaders shine at Mega Meet


MILACA – The St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team finished in first place in the Class 2A race at the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday afternoon with 107 team points.

Esko was second with 117 points. Cathedral, the defending Class A team champion, came into the race ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A.

“We were ranked No. 1 going into the race and we felt really good about it,” Cathedral girls cross country coach Kelly Haws said. “We were very happy with our finish. It was a great meet to be at. We’re still working on making some improvements.”

St. Cloud Christian’s McKenzie Holt set a course record and a school record with a time of 14 minutes, 12.6 seconds to win the individual race in Class 2A. Holt is ranked fifth in the state in Class A.

Cathedral’s Rachel Eickhoff finished in third place with a time of 14:56.4. Esko’s Marisa Shady was second with a time of 14:46. Cathedral’s Morgan Durbin was ninth (15:29.8).

The St. Cloud Cathedral boys finished second in Class 2A with 52 points. Perham won with 30 points. Cathedral was ranked No. 2 in the state behind Perham coming into the meet.

Foley’s Charlie Lawrence took second place in the Class 2A individual race with a time of 15:40.7. Proctor’s Matt Welch won with a time of 15:18. Lawrence came into the meet ranked No. 1 in Class A and Welch was No. 6.

The Crusaders’ Nick Golebiowski took fourth place (16:02.6), Cole Wintheiser was 10th (16:30.6), Beau Gerding was 11th (16:33.2), Noah Ebel was 15th (16:45.1) and Peter Spethmann was 17th (16:56.6).

The Holdingford boys galloped to a third-place finish (144 team points) in the Class A race as did the girls with 114 points.

The Huskers’ Emily Wolters had a time of 15:14.3, which was good enough for a fourth-place finish in the Class A girls race. Holdingford’s Allie Ruprecht (15:19.6) took seventh and Jo Merten was 15th (15:45).

Pelican Rapids won the Class A boys race (118 team points) with their own Cody Bekkerus taking first place (16:24.8). Holdingford’s Abe Skwira took sixth place overall (16:47.6), Long Prairie-Grey Eagle’s Derek Warner was eighth (16:57.3) and the Huskers’ Andrew Zachman was 12th (17:11). Trinity River Ridge and United South Central tied for first in the girls race with 87 team points.

Sartell took second place in the Class 3A girls race with 103 team points. Monticello won with 67 points. Sartell’s Mackenzie Dockendorf was seventh overall in the individual race (15:00.4) and Shelby Hall was 14th (15:29.7) for the Sabres.

The St. Cloud Tech girls took 23rd in Class 4A with 566 points. Tech’s Lauren Steinke was 33rd overall (15:32.8).

The Sartell boys finished sixth in the Class 3A boys team race with 150 points. Grand Forks-Red River won with 91 points. The Sabres’ Blake Anderson took eighth place in the individual race (16:37.6) and Taylor Idland was 22nd (17:03.5).

Class A area boys team scores (23 teams participating): 1. Pelican Rapids 118; 2. Holdingford 132; 3. Long Praire-Grey Eagle 155.

Class 2A area boys team scores (24 teams) 1. Perham 30; 2. St. Cloud Cathedral 52; 22. Sauk Centre 576.

Class 3A area boys team scores (22 teams) 1. Grand Forks/Red River 91; 6. Sartell 150.

Class 4A area boys team scores (26 teams) 1. Stillwater 37; 2. Centennial 134.

Class A area girls team scores (25 teams): 1. Trinity River Ridge 87; 2. United South Central 87; 3. Holdingford 106; 9. LP-GE 265; 11. Pierz 329.

Class 2A area girls team scores: 1. St. Cloud Cathedral 107; 2. Esko 117.

Class 3A area girls team scores: 1. Monticello 67; 2. Sartell 103.

Class 4A area girls team scores: 1. Wayzata 75; 23. St. Cloud Tech 566.


MONTICELLO – St. Cloud Tech downed Monticello 7-0 and Orono 5-2 at the triangular to improve to 10-1 on the season.

Leah Wurm at No. 3 singles and Katie Williams at No. 4 both went 2-0 on the day. All three doubles teams went 2-0 for Tech. Those teams included Lexi Portz and Jill Kedrowski at No. 1, Sam Eisenreich and Sabrina Sturm at No. 2 and Kaila Burroughs, Sarah Donnelly and Steph Nardi at No. 3.


LONG PRAIRIE – Cassandra Hoppe of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa took second at No. 4 singles at the conference tournament. Osakis won the tournament and was led by a first-place finish from Taylor Kraemer at No. 1 singles.

Team scores: 1. Osakis 9; 2. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 20; 3. B-B-E 21.


ALEXANDRIA – Jacob Thralow scored the Eagles’ only touchdown on a 1-yard run in the first quarter. The Eagles dropped their fourth straight game to start the season.

John Vogeler rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown to lead Alexandria (1-3). Ben Alvord was 9 of 23 passing for 119 yards for the Eagles.

Apollo 7 0 0 0 7
Alexandria 14 0 0 7 21

A — Mitch Peck 3 run (Chandler Davis kick)

A — Jake Bear 1 run (Davis kick)

SCA — Jacob Thralow 1 run (Jordan Keller kick)

A — John Vogeler 1 run (Davis kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing: SCA — Thralow 7-15, Kyle Rosenthal 3-6, Anthony Vega 2-15, Ben Alvord 7-25; A — Vogeler 16-97, Bear 13-35, Peck 13-36.

Passing: SCA — Alvord 9-23-1-119; A — Vogeler 4-7-0-48.

Receiving: SCA — Noel Teigen 6-59, Rosenthal 1-35, Michael Ashwill 1-15, Cooper Lynch 1-10; A — Aaron Steidl 2-40, Mitch Thompson 2-18.


LITTLE FALLS – The Flyers only allowed two shots on goal with eight-grader Lauren Thielman picking up the shutout win. Marissa Virnig and Chelsea Moran each had a goal, and both assists went to Katie Yorek. Little Falls sits at 2-7-1.


MOORHEAD – Brandon Schurchard made eight saves for Sartell (6-5-1), but the Sabres lacked offensive firepower as they were blanked my Moorhead.


MILACA – The Falcons took first place by a wide margin, accumulating 389.5 points. Milaca came in second with 286.5 points.

Team scores: 1. Foley 389.5; 2. Milaca 286.5; 3. Princeton 276; 4. Proctor-Hermantown 226; 5. Duluth Denfeld 184.


CHASKA – The Albany volleyball team got a healthy dose of competition at the Showcase, going up against three state-ranked teams.

Albany took eighth place with a 1-4 record and was led by Sam Schlangen, who had a combined 70 set assists and 16 kills. Amazih Eickhoff tallied 23 kills, 44 digs and nine aces and Kristen Buttweiler notched 24 kills for the Huskies. Albany defeated Concordia Academy 2-0, but lost to Belle Plaine 2-1 and lost 2-0 to Visitation, Jordan and Wadena-Deer Creek.


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