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DCL wrestlers defeat Chisago Lakes; fall to #5 Big Lake

BIG LAKE – The Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield wrestling team split two matches at Big Lake Thursday, defeating Chisago Lakes 72-12 before falling to fifth-ranked Big Lake 38-28.

Against the Hornets, DCL won 7 of the 14 matches, but Big Lake scored bonus points in every single one of their wins to take the victory.

Victor Franco, ranked #3 at 120 pounds, had the biggest win of the match, pinning Cash Sixberry (ranked #1 at 113).

Shelby Fischer-Lund had a big win as well, defeating #8 145 Dillon Browen in their 152-pound match.

Devin Steinhaus (138), Jude Link (160), Tate Link (182), Hayden Hoernemann (195), and Brenden Rokala (285) also picked up victories.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Delano shuts out LDC boys 3-0

LITCHFIELD – Delano scored three power play goals, and outshot LDC 42-17, en route to a 3-0 shutout victory Thursday.

Joe Scheck scored a power play goal in the second period, and Anders Peterson and Gunnar Paulson scored power play markers in the third for the Tigers.

Delano went 3-for-4 on the power play, while LDC went 0-for-4.

Travis Halonen stopped 39-42 shots for the Dragons, while Drew Dorsey stopped all 17 shots he faced to pick up the shut out victory for Delano.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

LDC girls outshoot Minnesota River 48-9, lose 3-0

ST. PETER – Despite outshooting Minnesota River 48-9, the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato girls hockey team fell 3-0 to the Bulldogs on the road Tuesday.

Minnesota River goaltender Amelia Messer stopped all 48 shots she saw to pick up the victory.

Kira Kuechle stopped 5-of-7 shots for LDC, with Janelle Quast stopping 1-of-2.

Minnesota River had one goal in each period, with Darbi Dunning scoring in the first, Anna Pavlo in the second, and MeKenna Mueller in the third.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC Gymnasts set new school record!

NEW LONDON – The Dassel-Cokato gymnastics team set a new DCHS school record Tuesday at New London-Spicer.

The Chargers finished with a team score of 135.225, beating the previous school record of 133.45.

DC head coach Alex Halonen said throughout the meet, she and assistant coach Kassidy Anderson were looking at each other, pleased with the scores that were given.

“[The scores] were reflecting all the hard work the girls have put in the gym, making the corrections, and improving their difficulty,” Halonen said. “Kass and I as coaches have thought of new corrections, drills, skill combinations, and getting the girls their best routines for them to perform.”

Following the floor routine, Halonen and Anderson were looking at scores, anxiously awaiting final results.

Once the final scores had been tallied, it set in.

They had done it.

“We have been talking about this for the last three years, breaking this record, and finally our moment came,” said Halonen.

Lauren Abfalter took first on the beam, fourth on the floor, and fifth on the vault and bars.

She also took third on the All-Around.

Kimmy Aho took third on the floor, fourth on the vault, and fourth on the All-Around.

Mariah Anderson took fifth on the floor, and fifth on the All-Around.

Jara Krummacker took fifth on the beam.

New London-Spicer, one of the top teams in Class A, defeated DC by a score of 139.65-135.225

Charger boys basketball team defeats New London-Spicer

COKATO – Jackson Schrupp hit an and-one layup with 23 seconds left, and moments later saved a last-second inbound pass, to help the Chargers defeat visiting New London-Spicer 55-54 Tuesday.

DC trailed by nine at the break, 33-24, but clawed their way back in the second half behind 13 second half points from Eli Gillman.

“We talked at halftime about cleaning up defensively and not giving up offensive rebounds, and continuing to push aggressively on offense,” said Dehler. “Today we executed on both ends of the floor at the end of the game, which was something we had struggled with.”

The Chargers trailed 47-42 with eight minutes left, but Gabe Aamot stole an inbounds pass for a bucket, Elijah Aamot scored inside, and Eli Gillman hit a long jumper to put DC up 48-47.

The Wildcats (7-4) hit an and-one to go up 50-48, but Gillman tied the score on a drive to the hoop, and Kasen Warner stole an inbounds pass to put DC up 52-50.

NLS then hit two free throws to tie the game 52-52 with 1:32 left, and after a DC miss, the Wildcats hit two freethrows with 28 seconds left to take a 54-52 lead.

On the ensuing possession, Caleb Thinesen hit Jackson Schrupp with a long, perfect bounce pass, and Schrupp converted the layup and was fouled.

He hit the free throw to give DC a 55-54 lead.

NLS worked it inside, but Elijah Aamot had a big block with 8.5 seconds left to keep the Chargers’ lead intact.

On the ensuing inbound, the Wildcats missed a long two, and the ball was thrown out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left.

On their ensuing inbound, DC heaved the ball downcourt, and Schrupp saved it inbounds to Thinesen to cap the victory.

LDC boys defeat Morris/Benson Area 7-2

MORRIS – Daniel Estrada and Zach Zwilling scored two goals apiece to lead the Dragons to a 7-2 victory over the Storm Tuesday.

Conner Taber, Wyatt Larson, and Gavyn Lund also scored, as the Dragons outshot MBA 37-13.

Both Zwilling (2-1-3) and Lund (1-2-3) had three points apiece for LDC.

Halonen stopped 11-of-13 shots in net for the Dragons.