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COKATO– The Chargers had little trouble dispatching the visiting Fire in straight sets Tuesday, winning 25-17, 25-21, 25-19.

“It was a nice win. Not one of our most solid games, but it is encouraging to see them fight through some adversity, and come out on top,” said DC head coach Linda Resop.

In a hot and humid gym, the Chargers had a few girls fighting illness and injuries. But Resop was able to insert players that got the job done, she said.

“No matter how I adjust the lineup, they go out to do their job and play together,” Resop said. “That’s going to be even more important with a stretch of tough competition comin up in the next few weeks.”

Vargason hit at a .345 pace to lead the Chargers (13-3-29).

Hannah Aho and Erika Pudas added six kills each.

Jill Haataja had 20 assists, with Amy Peterson adding 14.

Vargason led the team with eight digs, with Jill Haataja and Sydney Isaacson adding seven.

CC Boys and Girls “Run the Lakes”

BRAD SALMEN

Sports Editor

ST. BONIFACIUS – In abnormally hot and humid conditions, the DC boys cross country team finished 10th out of 13 teams at the “Run The Lakes” Invitational at Crown College, while the girls placed 11th out of 13 teams.

Due to the heat, the varsity races got shortened from 5K down to 4k.

As a result, said DC head coach Brian Bessingpas, it was tough to compare results from the last meet.

However, Bessingpas said it was a good measuring stick to see how the team stacked up against some of the bigger schools in the section, like Buffalo, Marshall, Chanhassen, Chaska, and Waconia.

“Our program has a ways to go to catch these bigger schools, but we are much improved from two weeks ago, and heading in the right direction,” Bessingpas said.

DC volleyball goes 3-1 at Minnewaska tournament

After losing at Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday, the Chargers won three out of four games at the Minnewaska tournament Saturday.

DC is now 7-3 on the season.

The Chargers defeated Ortonville, Ashby, and Minnewaska Area in straight sets, 2-0.

Their only loss came to Kittson County Central, a 1A team that is off to a 14-0 start.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC will host Holy Family (0-9) Tuesday, before hosting #9AA Watertown-Mayer (11-3) Thursday.

#5 AAA Charger Football survives late scare, defeats Princeton 20-14

COKATO – The DC football team overcame a rough start, and a late Princeton comeback, to defeat the visiting Tigers 20-14 at home Friday.

The Chargers defense gave up their first touchdown of the season in the first quarter, after Princeton blocked a punt at the DC four-yard line.

But DC scored 20 straight points over the next three quarters, and held a 20-7 lead with under two minutes left in the game.

The Tigers pulled to within 20-14 on a long touchdown pass with 1:44 left in the game.

On the ensuing onside kick, the ball bounced off a DC receiver, and initially appeared to be recovered by Princeton.

However, the Chargers came out with the ball at the bottom of the pile, and were able to kneel out the game.

DC, ranked #5 in Class 3A, improved to 3-0 on the season. They will next travel to another undefeated 3-0 opponent in New London-Spicer next Friday.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Carli Vargason records 1,000th dig

GLENCOE – DC junior Carli Vargason recorded her 1,000th dig against Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday. Look for more in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.

Photos taken by Kassidy AndersonCarli Vargason 1000 digCarli Vargason 1000 dig hug

Charger girls swim & dive defeats New Prague

NEW PRAGUE – The DC girls swimming & diving team defeated New Prague on the road Thursday by a score of 103-83, winning six of nine individual events, and two of the three relays.

Amelia Travis and Tyi LaZarre won two individual swims. Travis won the 200 Free and the 100 Fly, while LaZarre won the 200 IM and the 500 Free.

Audrey Weckwerth won the 100 Free, and Veronica Stenberg won the 100 Breaststroke.

The 200 and 400 Free Relay teams also took first. The 200 Free team consisted of Travis, Weckserth, Cam Patten, and Sigrid Olsen, while the 400 Free team was LaZarre, Kezia Lee, Olsen, and Travis.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.