Archive for Sports

Delano activities schedule: Oct. 12-15

Monday, Oct 12, 2015
Time Event Details
4:30pm Soccer:Boys C Game Benilde – St. Margaret`s @ Benilde-St. Margaret


Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
Time Event Details
4:15pm Volleyball: 8th Game  vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake @ Delano HS Field House
4:15pm Volleyball: 7th Game  vs. Glencoe-Silver Lake @ Delano HS Field House
5:00pm Soccer:Girls Var Section  vs. Willmar @ Delano Soccer Complex
5:00pm Tennis:Girls Var Section Semis Saint Michael-Albertville @ Baseline Tennis Center
5:30pm Volleyball: JV Match  vs. Waconia @ Delano High School
5:30pm Volleyball: C Match  vs. Waconia @ Delano High School
6:00pm Swim and Dive:Girls Var/JV Meet  vs. Orono @ Delano High School
7:00pm Soccer:Boys Var Section  vs. Mayer Lutheran @ Delano Soccer Complex
7:00pm Volleyball: Var Match  vs. Waconia @ Delano High School


Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
Time Event Details
7:00pm Football: Var Section  @ Delano High School


Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
Time Event Details
TBD Soccer:Boys Var Section Quarters TBD @ TBD
TBD Soccer:Girls Var Section Quarters TBD @ TBD

DC Swim team to participate in True Team State meet

The DC girls swim team will be participating in the True Team State Meet at the University of Minnesota. The meet starts at 5 p.m.

Coach Nathan Youngs noted, “We are going to go down to the U in the morning because Elisa Burgstahler who swam on our team last year is currently a freshman on the U of M swim team so we are going to watch their dual meet against Florida before we have our meet.”

Defense leads Bulldogs to victory Wednesday night

The Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity football team finished up their regular season against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Wednesday night.

It was a late-game defensive play from the Bulldogs that helped secure a 25-22 victory.

For the full story, read Monday’s Herald Journal.

Delano girls tennis is No. 1 seed in playoffs

The Delano girls tennis team received the No. 1 seed for the Section 5AA team playoffs, which begin Wednesday at the homes of the higher seeds.

The Tigers open at home against No. 16 Minneapolis Patrick Henry. First serve is at 3:30 p.m.

The quarterfinals and semifinals are Thursday, Oct. 8, at Baseline Tennis Center, and the section championship is Thursday, Oct. 15, at Baseline Tennis Center.

The winner of the Delano/Patrick Henry meet plays the winner of No. 8 Coon Rapids and No. 9 Anoka in the quarterfinals.

Section 5AA First round:No. 1 Delano vs. No. 16 Patrick Henry
No. 2 Wayzata vs. No. 15 Osseo
No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 14 Robbinsdale Cooper
No. 4 St. Michael-Albertville vs. No. 13 Park Center
No. 5 Robbinsdale Armstrong vs. No. 12 Blaine
No. 6 Maple Grove vs. No. 11 Rogers
No. 7 Champlin Park vs. No. 10 Monticello
No. 8 Coon Rapids vs. No. 9 Anoka


New sports photos added to ED gallery

New sports photos from the past two weeks have been added to the ED sports photo gallery for cross country, volleyball, swimming and football.


DCRISC to host arena open house Saturday, 10-10

On Saturday, DCRISC is hosting a 10-10-10 day and Open House at the arena (4852 Reardon Avenue, Cokato).

All dollars received will be matched up to $10,000.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the completion of a second sheet of ice for LDC and have donations doubled with this Challenge Match of $10,000.  These funds will be used for construction inside the arena.

Events to take place include:

•  10 a.m.-noon: Open House at the arena

•  8 a.m.: start of “Chase the Puck” – a 5K run event

•  10:30 a.m.: $10K Challenge Match Tally

•  11 a.m. Drawing for a 2015 Polaris 570 4-wheeler plus other prizes

•  11:30 a.m.: Paint the Stick – painting a new donation level on the super size hockey stick displayed in arena parking lot.

Note: The Polaris raffle is $50/ticket with a limit of 350 tickets to be sold.  If interested, please email Joel Hillmann ( or Suzy Keskey (

Cash donations can be mailed to DCRISC, PO Box 958, Cokato, MN 55321 or dropped off at the Thrivent office in Cokato.  We also have the ability to accept stock transfers.

Here’s a short update on the progress so far:

Things are moving along and $100,000 is needed by July 2016 in order to capitalize on the Mighty Ducks state grant and have skateable ice.  Because of additional permit requirements due to the state grant, the project was slightly delayed.    For the completion of the arena project (concession area, locker room improvements, parking lot upgrade, etc,) an additional $650,000 plus will be needed.

Due to the generous grant from Mighty Ducks, DCRISC is following State permitting requirements and processes (a change from county permitting processes).  Work included in the process immediately following the approvals are installation of the refrigeration pipes in the base of the rink and installing the boards. Perimeter concrete will be done before the rink surface is covered with concrete.  The public restrooms and additional HVAC work will come next.