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Delano’s award-winners for the fall season

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
Delano athletes were all over the list of awards and honors handed out in the conference and district for the fall season for all sports.

In football in the North Central White District, seven Tigers were named to the all-district team, and three were selected as most valuable at their respective positions.

In the Wright County Conference,  girls swimming led the way with seven selections when it came to all-conference awards for Delano athletes.

Three Delano athletes were all-conference in girls tennis; two each in girls soccer and girls cross country; and one each in volleyball, boys soccer and boys cross country.

FIND THE COMPLETE LIST OF AWARD-WINNERS FOR CONFERENCE AND DISTRICT PLAY IN FRIDAY’S EDITION OF THE DELANO HERALD JOURNAL

GIRLS HOCKEY: Delano’s goaltending, speed too much for LDC girls

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

LITCHFIELD — When Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato hosted Delano Tuesday night at the Litchfield Civic Center, the two teams entered the game with contrasting starts to the 2019-20 season.

LDC was riding high, with one loss is six games. In contrast, Delano was struggling, having one win in seven games.

So, naturally in what is the bizarre world of sports, the opposite of what was already in the record books took place on the ice Tuesday night.

The visiting Tigers, who had been shut out in four of their six losses, pitched a 3-0 shutout against the Dragons, who had served up shutouts in three of their five wins.

“A tough game for us against a hungry, fast-moving Delano team,” said LDC co-coach Matt Hogg.

The common component between the two teams entering the game was good goaltending. That continued Tuesday night.

Delano senior Grace Glasrud earned the shutout with 25 saves.

“[Glasrud] played well and made the saves that needed to be made,” said Hogg.

Glasrud has been busy all season, facing an average of 41.6 shots per game. She has a save percentage of .913.

Junior Avery Stilwell has been a brick wall for the Dragons. She made 27 saves in the loss.

Following Tuesday’s loss, Stilwell’s goals against average moved up to a miniscule 1.40. Her save percentage is .945.

READ MORE ABOUT THE GAME IN FRIDAY’S DELANO HERALD JOURNAL

BOYS HOCKEY: Delano takes down nemesis Breck

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
DELANO — Beating breck always feels good for Delano.

It doesn’t happen too often, but the Tigers felt that feeling Nov. 30 after taking a 4-1 victory over the Mustangs at the Delano Area Sports Arena.

The win was the first of the season for Delano, which moved to 1-2.

The loss came in the first game of the season for Breck.

As for taking a win from Breck, that has not been easy for Delano, historically. The win Nov. 30 was Delano’s first in four games against Breck dating back to the 2017-18 season, and the third in 17 games dating back to the 2008-09 season, the first in which both were in Section 2A.

Prior to the recent game, the Tigers’ last victory over the Mustangs was in the section championship game back in the 2016-17 season.

READ MORE ABOUT DELANO’S BIG WIN OVER BRECK IN FRIDAY’S DELANO HERALD JOURNAL

Today’s Schedule: Thursday, Dec. 5

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time Event Details
4:00pm Basketball: Boys 7th Game




(Time Changed)

vs. Hutchinson  @  Hutchinson Rec Center

4:00pm Basketball: Boys 8th Game




(Time Changed)

vs. Hutchinson  @  Hutchinson Rec Center

5:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game




vs. Bloomington Kennedy

 @ Bloomington Ice Garden
5:00pm Wrestling: Var/JV Triangular




vs. Saint Michael-Albertville”>Multiple Schools..

 @ Saint Michael-Albertville High School
5:30pm Basketball: Girls C Game




vs. Annandale  @  Annandale High School

5:30pm Basketball: Girls B Game




vs. Annandale  @  Annandale High School

7:00pm Basketball: Girls Var Game




vs. Annandale  @  Annandale High School

7:00pm Hockey: Boys Var Game




vs. Bloomington Kennedy

 @ Bloomington Ice Garden

Poll to play in football all-star game Saturday

Matt Kane
Sports Editor
Spencer Poll isn’t finished with his high school football career just yet.

The Delano senior has one more game, thanks to his selection to the South team for Saturday’s Minnesota Football Showcase 47th Annual All-Star Game.

A two-way lineman for Delano, Poll will play nose guard for the South in a 3-front defense.

“I was thinking it was a mix-up, me playing nose guard,” said Poll. “I’m cool either way. I want to be a flexible player. If they need something, I will go play that position.”

The South will meet the North at U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

READ MORE OF WHAT SPENCER POLL HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIS INCLUSION IN THE ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME AND INFORMATION FOR ATTENDING THE GAME IN FRIDAY’S DELANO HERALD JOURNAL.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL: Delano boys open with two wins

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

WILLMAR — The Delano boys recovered from stuffing their bellies with turkey nicely Nov. 30, picking up a 62-57 win at Willmar in the season-opener.

Senior Keagen Smith was outstanding for the Tigers, scoring 28 points and collecting six rebounds.

Delano seconded the road win at Willmar with a dominating win over Becker Tuesday night at home, at the Tiger Activity Center.

Everybody saw some playing time is the Tigers’ 84-49 win.

Delano was just too good for Becker. The Tigers ran an awesome transition game en route to a 43-21 advantage at halftime.

Senior Terron O’Neill was aggressive and affective for the Tigers. He finished with a career-high 23 points to lead all scorers.

O’Neill gathered four rebounds and collected three steals.

READ MORE ABOUT DELANO’S 2-0 START IN FRIDAY’S DELANO HERALD JOURNAL