MINNEAPOLIS – The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato boys hockey team had its season come to an end with a 3-2 loss to Mankato East in triple overtime in the Consolation Semifinals Friday at Mariucci Arena.
The Dragons had two leads in the game. Dylan Schutz opened the scoring in the first period, and Brandt Pedersen made it 2-1 in the third.
However, the Cougars responded each time, and Sam Schulz ended the marathon with a goal at 3:46 of the third overtime session.
Darby Halonen stopped 38-of-41 shots for LDC. Jack Cusey stopped 48-of-50 for ME.
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ST. PAUL – The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato boys hockey team fell 6-1 to Orono in the first round of the Class A State Tournament Wednesday at the XCel Energy Center.
After a scoreless first period, the Spartans rallied for four goals to take a 4-0 lead. LDC played much better in the third, outshooting Orono 15-6, but only came away with one goal.
Orrin Grangroth scored the only goal for the Dragons, assisted by Brandt Pedersen and Dylan Schutz on the power play at 12:11 of the third period.
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The Dragons will face Mankato East in the Consolation Semifinals Thursday at Mariucci Arena.
COKATO – The Dassel-Cokato boys basketball team fell in the first round of the Section 5AAA playoffs at home to Big Lake Tuesday, 66-61.
The Chargers (15-10) came into the game with the #4 seed, while the Hornets (9-17) were the #5 seed.
DC held an 11-point advantage with 8:48 to go, 53-42, but Big Lake outscored the Chargers 24-8 down the stretch to take the victory.
Big Lake’s Drew Rudlong led all scorers with 30 points. Trever Kaiser led DC with 22 points, while Alex Terning added 18, and Sanders Asplin 16.
Look for a full recap in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
Dassel-Cokato senior lineman Keaton Lasanen committed to Rochester Community and Technical College, signing his letter of intent Friday morning.
RCTC finished 6-3 last season under head coach Derrick Hintz.
Look for the full story in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
ST. PAUL – DC junior Prestin Bradley finished in fifth place at the Class AA State Wrestling Tournament Saturday at 138 pounds at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
It was the second top-six finish for Bradley (35-8) who finished fourth two years ago at 113 pounds.
The other two Charger participants in the state tournament did not place.
Junior Jacob Schmitz (36-8) went 2-2 at the tournament, and fell one win short of placing at 195 pounds.
Eighth-grader Jude Link (31-10) lost his first match at 113 pounds, and also did not place.
The DC boys basketball team (15-9) received the #4 seed in Section 5AAA, meaning they will have a first-round playoff game at home Tuesday against #5 Big Lake.
The game will be a rematch of last season’ section quarterfinals, when the Hornets defeated DC 71-49. However, last season Big Lake was the #1 seed, and DC the #8.
If DC wins, they will face the winner of #1 Willmar and #8 Zimmerman Saturday.