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Saturday, October 12, 2019
TBD Soccer: Girls Var Section Semis vs. TBD

 @ High Seed
TBD Soccer: Boys Var Section Semis vs. TBD

 @ High Seed
TBD Swim and Dive: Girls Var/JV Section True Team vs. Hutchinson

GIRLS SWIMMING: Lady Tigers swim past Wildcats

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

WACONIA — The Delano girls swimming and diving team picked up a 114-72 win at Waconia Oct. 3.

Tigers swept the top three spots in diving.

Avery Lommel was the top diver with 190.15 points. Her teammates, Peyton Dickhausen (173.65) and Gabby Stoudt (171.25), finished second and third, respectively.

Delano relay teams won the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

The 200 relay team of Sydney York, Shelby Benker, Josie Strobl and Abby Seguin combined for the winning time of 1:45.52.

Delano’s 400 team was made up of Kylie Strobl, Laila Rosenow, Sydney York and Emma Kern. Their winning time was 3:41.98.

Seguin also picked up a win in the 500 freestyle. Her time was 5:37.86.


Emma Kern picked up a pair of individual wins. She won the 100 backstroke with the time of 57.53 seconds and the 50 freestyle with the time of 24.30 seconds.

Laila Rosenow contributed wins in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley to the Tiger cause. Rosenow’s butterfly time was 1:01.08. Her medley time was 2:18.81.

Delano hosted Watertown-Mayer Thursday night. Look for that result next week.

On the schedule, Delano competes at the Section True Team Championships Saturday at Hutchinson.

The state true team meet is Saturday, Oct. 19, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.




Thursday, Oct. 3

Waconia High School

Event Winners and Delano

200 medley relay: 1. Waconia, 1:52.25; 2. Delano (E Kern, Wadholm, Rosenow, K Strobl), 1:54.11

200 freestyle: 1. Warrington (W), 1:58.52; 2. K Strobl (D), 1:59.06; 4. Benker (D), 2:06.89; 5. H Wadholm (D), 2:13.01.

200 individual medley: 1. Rosenow (D), 2:18.81; 3. J Strobl (D), 2:24.12; 5. B Kern (D), 2:33.62.

50 freestyle: 1. E Kern (D), 24.30; 3. York (D), 26.25; 6. Verhey (D), 27.20.

Diving: 1. Lommel (D), 190.15; 2. Dickhausen (D), 173.65; 3. Stoudt (D), 171.25.

100 butterfly: 1. Rosenow (D), 1:01.08; 3. A Seguin (D), 1:03.63; 4. Wentzel (D), 1:04.87.

100 freestyle: 1. Bartell (W), 53.65; 2. K Strobl (D), 55.14; 3. York (D), 57.12; 4. S Benker (D), 57.43.

500 freestyle: 1. A Seguin (D), 5:37.86; 2. Wentzel (D), 5:45.40; 5. H Wadholm (D), 5:54.95.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Delano (York, S Benker, J Strobl, A Seguin), 1:45.52; 3. Delano (Scanlan, Millard, Verhey, H Wadholm), 1:49.55; 4. Delano (Gierke, Holen-Flanigan, Kurth, Kurth), 1:56.50.

100 backstroke: 1. E Kern (D), 57.53; 3. N Seguin (D), 1:05.92; 4. J Strobl (D), 1:07.94.

100 breaststroke: 1. Swanson (W), 1:13.10; 2. A Wadholm (D), 1:13.26; 4. Millard (D), 1:17.78; 5. Jostock (D), 1:17.84.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Delano (K Strobl, Rosenow, York, E Kern), 3:41.98; 3. Delano (H Wadholm, S Benker, Wentzel, J Strobl), 4:01.48; 5. Delano (Scanlan, Holen-Flanigan, Millard, Verhey), 4:14.58.

BOYS SOCCER: Tigers left frustrated in season-ending loss

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

WILLMAR — Emotions were high on the Delano side Tuesday night, when the season came to an end at Willmar in the first round of the Section 6A playoffs.

The host Cardinals, who were the No. 8 seed, topped the Tigers, who were No. 9, 4-1 in a game that left the Delano side in a state of shock aimed at the officials.

Those officials awarded Willmar three penalty kicks in the game, and handed out several yellow and red cards to Delano players.

The Tigers played the later minutes of the game short-handed two players after two red cards were flashed their way.

“It was a sad way for the guys to end the season. The boys played very well but had a difficult time rebounding after tough circumstances,” said Delano coach John Bergh. “We had a large group of 10 seniors this year. It was particularly hard to see the season end for them.”

The 10 seniors referenced are Mitch Frank, Andrew McMahan, Terron O’Neill, Brennan Slipka, Hunter Mann, Jon Kraus, Bodie Mellgren, Adam Bergh, Cameron Andreae and Tate Pappas.

As for the three penalty shots taken by Willmar players, Delano goalkeeper Jack Keranen was up to the task on the first, which came eight minutes into the game.

The big save by Keranen kept the game scoreless. That’s how it stayed entering the halftime intermission.

Coming out of halftime, Delano struck first to take the initial lead of the game. Adam Bergh scored on a return pass from Tate Pappas four minutes into the second half.

It was Bergh’s 16th goal of the game.

That goal and Keranen’s play in goal could not hold up, though, as Willmar made good on two penalty kicks in a two-minute span.

Liban Mohamed scored the game-tying goal in the 51st minute.

The Cardinals’ final goal was scored off a Delano misplay in front of Keranen.

Willmar’s other two goal-scorers Kelvin Gomez Padilla and Devin Stanky.

Delano 3
Mound-Westonka 2

DELANO — Delano scored the only goal of the first half, and went on to a 3-2 win over Mound-Westonka Oct. 3 at Tiger Stadium.

Zachary Sleypen scored two goals for Delano. Cameron Andreae scored one.

Jack Keranen made 12 saves in the win for Delano.

Michael Doshan and Brayden VanGelder scored Mound-Westonka’s two goals.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Delano returns home looking for a win against St. Cloud Apollo

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

DELANO — “It will be nice to be home.”

That is the thought of Delano football coach Merrill Pavlovich heading into Friday night’s home game against St. Cloud Apollo.

It will be just the third home game in seven weeks for the Tigers, who are limping into the game with a 3-3 record after losing three straight games to three ranked opponents.

Delano is coming off a 30-12 loss at Hutchinson, which is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A. That game was preceded by a 26-13 loss at No. 7 Becker. The first loss was a 27-7 defeat on the Tigers’ homecoming night to No. 10 Rocori.

Delano is hoping the return home will help them do to St. Cloud Apollo what five other teams have done this season, defeat them.

After topping St. Francis 31-24 in Week 1, the Eagles have dropped their last five games, and stand at 1-5.

Three opponents Delano had already seen have handed St. Cloud Apollo losses.

Becker and Hutchinson combined to out-score the Eagles 129-0 in weeks three and four.

Becker won 53-0 and Hutchinson won 76-0.

The other like-opponent between Delano and St. Cloud Apollo is Willmar.

The Eagles fell 16-3 to the Cardinals. Delano went on the road to defeat Willmar (2-4) 28-7 in Week 2.

Despite its subpar record, St. Cloud Apollo should not be taken lightly, according to Pavlovich.

“A lot of talent and a lot of speed. We will have their size and speed to deal with,” said the coach. “They’ve given up a lot of points in the past, but we don’t know what team is going to show up.”

The game against St. Cloud Apollo caps the time frame of full-week of practices to prepare for an opponent. Following the game, Delano will have just four days before it hits the game field again. The Tigers will end the regular season at home Wednesday, Oct. 16, against Big Lake.

Big Lake is 2-4 entering this Friday night’s home game against Hutchinson.

The Hornets’ two wins were over Grand Rapids (25-6 in Week 1) and St. Cloud Apollo (39-22 in Week 5).

The Delano versus Big Lake game is important, as both reside in Section 6-4A during the postseason. They could meet against right away if nothing changes in the QRF rankings.

As we stand entering Week 7, Delano would be the No. 3 seed for the playoffs and Big Lake would be No. 4, according to the QRF.

Becker sits atop the section standings. Zimmerman is second, and Princeton is down at the bottom in fifth.

The Section  6-4A playoffs begin Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the homes of the higher seeds.

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