The DC girls swimming & diving team took ninth place at the Class A True Team State Meet held Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The team, which was missing two out of their top three divers, finished just a few points out of seventh place.
Look for full results in the Oct. 27 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.
The girls’ next action will be Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Wright County Conference meet at Hutchinson.
ZIMMERMAN – The Charger defense could not contain the Zimmerman offense Wednesday, as the #8 Thunder gained 504 yards on offense in a 38-14 home victory.
Zimmerman quarterback Tommy Laabs accounted for over 300 yards and four touchdowns. Laabs rushed for 145 yards on 17 carries for two scores, and went 7-for-11 for 176 yards through the air, and two scores.
Zimmerman jumped out to a 21-0 lead, and were never seriously threatened. They had two scores of over 60 yards, a 70-yard run by Laabs in the first quarter, and a 66-yard pass from Laabs to Jake Pensinger in the fourth quarter.
Keith caught a 17-yard pass from Raisanen in the second quarter, and Raisanen ran in from six yards out in the third, to account for DC’s touchdowns.
MINNETRISTA – Lydia Niemela and Allison Folven both finished with All-Conference honors to propel the DC girls cross country team to a third-place finish at the Wright County Conference West Championship Tuesday at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista.
Niemela finished sixth, Folven ninth.
Carrie Nelson was named All-Conference Honorable Mention with a 24th-place finish.
On the boys side, Ben Zobel finished in 20th place to garner All-Conference Honorable Mention, as the boys placed seventh out of eight teams.
The Dassel-Cokato girls swimming & diving team qualified for the Class A True Team State Tournament for the 7th straight year after finishing third in Section 3A Section Tournament Saturday at Hutchinson.
For the True Team State Meet, the winner of each eight sections automatically advances. The final four teams for the state meet are determined by taking all the second- and third-place teams from each section, and comparing their times/performances.
Hutchinson automatically advanced by winning the section. Both Delano and DC advanced from Section 3A in two of the four at-large bids.
The True Team State Meet will be held Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Look for a full recap of the True Team Section 3A meet in Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch.
The Dassel-Cokato volleyball team went 1-4 in recent action, losing in straight sets at home Thursday, Oct. 12 to Maple Lake before going 1-3 at the Brainerd Tournament Saturday.
At Brainerd, the Chargers defeated Zimmerman 2-1 in the first game of the tournament before losing to Mable Canton 2-0, Pine River 2-1, and Detroit Lakes 2-1.
The Chargers are now 10-15 overall on the season.
DC will host Annandale Tuesday in the final match of the regular season. The playoffs start Thursday, Oct. 26.
Quarterback Paul Raisanen accounted for over 300 yards through the air and on the ground, and the DC defense stood tall all night against the visiting Holy Family Fire in a 26-0 Charger victory Friday.
Raisanen threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 136 yards and another score, including a 64-yard burst up the middle in the first quarter for the first score of the game.
Running back Blake Johnson accounted for 126 total yards and a touchdown. Johnson rushed nine times for 57 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, and caught four passes for 71 yards.
Wide receiver Trever Kaiser caught a 16-yard touchdown from Raisanen with 41 seconds left in the second quarter, and guard/goal line running back Keaton Lasanen powered in from 12 yards out with 5:53 left in the game for the Chargers’ final score.
The Charger defense forced two turnovers in the game, both in the first half. Luke Aamot recovered a fumble in the first quarter, and Ben Lindquist had an interception in the second quarter.
DC outgained Holy Family 404-215.
The Chargers improved to 4-3 on the season.
The Chargers will face the #9 team in Class AAAA, Zimmerman, on the road Wednesday in the regular season finale. Zimmerman is currently undefeated on the year.