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BOYS BASKETBALL: Hawks swoop in to hand Tigers rare loss

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

DELANO — Delano coach Terry Techam predicted Chaska would be a tough opponent Tuesday night when it visited the Tiger Activity Center, and he was correct.

The Hawks swooped into Delano and claimed an 84-83 win.

The combination of Cole Nicholson and Parker Bjorklund propelled Chaska, as the two combined for 55 points.

The square-shouldered Nicholson tore up the Tigers’ paint defenders for 32 points Bjorklund drove and spotted up for 23 points.

The game may have gotten too far out of hand for the Tigers in the first half if not for the play of Calvin Wishart, who scored 22 of his team’s 35 points in the first 18 minutes of play.

Wishart was just as big in the second half, and recorded a triple-double, finishing with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Chaska improved to 9-2. The Hawks are ranked No. 8 in the Jan. 3 poll.

Delano, which is No. 9 in the poll, dropped to 8-3 entering Thursday’s home game against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

The Tigers go to Prior Lake Saturday for an afternoon game, and, next week, they host Sauk Rapids-Rice Tuesday, Jan. 16, and go to New Prague Friday, Jan. 19, for the Wright County Conference opener.

Delano dancers finish 2nd in jazz at Alexandria

Matt Kane

Sports Editor

ALEXANDRIA ­— The Delano dance team had a reason to dance following their performance at the Alexandria Invitational Jan. 6; that reason being the Tigers’ second-place finish in the jazz competition.

Delano jazzed its way ahead of 10 of the other 11 teams. Only Rocori better the Tigers.

Rocori scored 365 points and a ranking of 3. Delano’s second-place totals were 330 points and a rank of 8.

Albany also finished with a rank of 8, but finished behind Delano with 313 points.

Rocori swept the day. The Spartans won high kick with 369 points and a rank of 3.

Delano finished fifth in jazz with 315 points and a rank of 14.5.

 

ALEXANDRIA INVITATIONAL
Saturday, Jan. 6
Alexandria High School

Jazz

1. Rocori 364; 2. Delano 330; 3. Albany 313; 4. Becker 305; 5. Detroit Lakes 295; 6. St. Cloud Apollo 294; 7. Melrose 274; 8. Alexandria 271; 9. Bemidji 277; 10. Moorhead 253; 11. Foley 252; 12. Willmar 235.

High Kick

1. Rocori 269; 2. Alexandria 329; 3. Melrose 330; 4. St. Cloud Apollo 326; 5. Delano 315; 6. Becker 312; 7. Albany 307; 8. Bemidji 287; 9. Willmar 283; 10. Detroit Lakes 276; 11. Foley 274; 12. Moorhead 243.

Boys Hockey Rankings: Jan. 9

Class 1A | Jan. 9, 2017

Rank Team Record Prev
1. Hermantown 6-3-2 1
2. Mahtomedi 9-2-1 2
3. Greenway 11-4-0 3
4. East Grand Forks 7-5-1 4
5. Orono 7-4-1 5
6. Mound Westonka 11-2-1 7
7. St. Cloud Cathedral 10-4-0 6
8. Sartell-St. Stephen 9-4-0 9
9. Delano 6-6-0 10
10. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl 10-5-0

Class 2A | Jan. 9, 2017

Rank Team Record Prev
1. Duluth East 9-0-3 4
2. Minnetonka 11-1-2 1
3. St. Thomas Academy 9-1-1 2
4. Edina 13-1-0 3
5. Holy Family 12-2-1 6
6. Cretin-Derham Hall 10-2-1 8
7. White Bear Lake 8-2-2 5
8. Duluth Marshall 10-3-1
9. Centennial 8-3-2 7
10. Moorhead 10-5-0 9

Girls Hockey Rankings: Jan. 9

Class 1A | Jan. 9, 2017

Rank Team Record Prev
1. Thief River Falls 13-1-2 2
2. Warroad 13-3-2 1
3. Breck 7-8-1 3
4. Alexandria 11-6-0 4
5. Red Wing 12-4-0 5
6. South St. Paul 13-3-1 7
7. East Grand Forks 11-4-1 6
8. St. Paul United 10-6-0 8
9. Duluth Marshall 12-5-0 9
10. Proctor/Hermantown 9-9-0 10

Class 2A | Jan. 9, 2017

Rank Team Record Prev
1. Blake 16-0-1 1
2. Edina 12-1-1 3
3. Hill-Murray 15-3-0 4
4. Centennial 14-2-1 2
5. Forest Lake 12-2-2 6
6. Blaine 11-3-1 7
7. Maple Grove 11-4-2 9
8. Minnetonka 10-4-3 8
9. Andover 10-5-0 5
10. Brainerd/Little Falls 15-3-0 10

WRESTLING: Tigers split at Cambridge-Isanti triangular

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

ISANTI — The new year began with a split at the Cambridge-Isanti Triangular Jan. 5 for the Delano wrestling team.

The Tigers defeated Staples-Motley 45-19 and lost to host Cambridge-Isanti 48-19.

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI 48, DELANO 19
Friday, Jan. 5
Cambridge-Isanti High School
106: Tyson Kroells (DELA) over Logan Lindquist (CAIS) (Dec 6-4). 113: Jacob Mujwid (CAIS) over Aiden Quast (DELA) (Fall 1:30). 120: Nolan Hentges (CAIS) over Leo Vanderlinde (DELA) (Fall 0:51). 126: Reier Sjomeling (DELA) over Jared Gibson (CAIS) (Dec 4-0). 132: Ryan Droubie (CAIS) over Dylan McIntire (DELA) (Fall 0:42). 138: Carson Tschudi (DELA) over Dalton Ball (CAIS) (MD 10-0). 145: Tanner Kroells (DELA) over Mason Friesz (CAIS) (Dec 7-6). 152: Jimmy Brown (CAIS) over Camden Tschudi (DELA) (Dec 8-1). 160: Martin Puttbrese (CAIS) over Eric Rasmussen (DELA) (TF 23-7 0:00). 170: Travis Drews (CAIS) over Eli McCune (DELA) (MD 12-4). 182: Jacob McDonald (DELA) over Austin Cantrell (CAIS) (Fall 3:30). 195: Josh Schuster (CAIS) over George Horobin (DELA) (Fall 0:35). 220: Wyatt Kruse (CAIS) over Simon Streachek (DELA) (Fall 0:15). 285: Will Flemister (CAIS) over Matt Baker (DELA) (Fall 3:34).

 

DELANO 45, STAPLES-MOTLEY 19
Friday, Jan. 5
Cambridge-Isanti High School
106: Tyson Kroells (DELA) over Payton Bjerga (STMO) (Dec 8-2) 113: Aiden Quast (DELA) over Sam  Jennissen (STMO) (Fall 5:20) 120: Leo Vanderlinde (DELA) over Kristian Thompson (STMO) (Fall 0:36) 126: Reier Sjomeling (DELA) over Brayden Christensen (STMO) (MD 10-1) 132: Spencer Miller (STMO) over Dylan McIntire (DELA) (Fall 5:52) 138: Carson Tschudi (DELA) over Logen Weite (STMO) (Fall 1:05) 145: Tanner Kroells (DELA) over Jasiah Paskewitz (STMO) (TF 16-1 0:00) 152: Camden Tschudi (DELA) over Owen Bjerga (STMO) (Dec 7-0) 160: Dalton  Holmberg (STMO) over Eric Rasmussen (DELA) (MD 14-5) 170: Eli McCune (DELA) over Jonathan Lisson (STMO) (Fall 2:49) 182: Jacob McDonald (DELA) over Isaac Swendsrud (STMO) (Dec 4-0) 195: Shaine Guggenberger (STMO) over George Horobin (DELA) (Dec 7-6) 220: Matt Baker (DELA) over Braden Tyrell (STMO) (Dec 8-6) 285: Kyle Serich (STMO) over Simon Streachek (DELA) (Fall 2:53)

SWIMMING: Battle Royals goes to Hopkins

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

HOPKINS — A battle royal typically takes place in a wrestling ring, but, Jan. 4, there was a battle Royals, when Watertown-Mayer/Waconia/Delano (WMWD) went to Hopkins for a non-conference dual in the pool.

Wearing swim trunks that could double for wrestling trunks, the two Royals battled and traded blows the entire meet. The last team standing was Hopkins, who did just enough in the final event — 400-yard freestyle relay — to win the meet 87-83.

Maroon and Gold Invite

MINNEAPOLIS — WMWD finished in the middle of the pack at the Maroon and Gold Invitational jan. 6 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

The Royals placed sixth out of 13 teams with 291 points.

Blaine won the meet with 416 points, despite not winning a single event.