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DC volleyball goes 1-2-2 at Brainerd Tournament

BRAINERD – The Charger volleyball team went 1-2-2 at the Brainerd Tournament Saturday.

The Chargers:

• Split with Pine River Backus, 23-25, 25-19

• Lost to Melrose 16-25, 23-25

• Split with Becker, 21-25, 25-12

• Lost to Brainerd 19-25, 17-25

• Defeated Onamia 20-25, 25-12. 25-9

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

DC Swim & Dive takes 6th at True Team Sections

HUTCHINSON – The Chargers finished sixth out of nine teams in the Section 3A True Team Meet at Hutchinson Saturday.

The Chargers had four individual top-8 finishers.

They were led by diver Britanie Borg, who continued her stellar season on the board with a third-place finish.

Amelia Travis placed sixth in the 100 Fly, and Kezia Lee (50 Free) and Veronica Stenberg (100 Breaststroke) finished seventh.

In addition, the 200 Medley Relay team of Mayfield, Stenberg, LaZarre, and Lee placed seventh, as did the 200 Free Relay team of LaZarre, Lee, Audrey Weckwerth, and Travis.

Delano edged top-ranked Hutchinson by a single point to take the True Team section title.

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

DC football shuts out Watertown-Mayer

WATERTOWN – In windy and sleety conditions, the Chargers took care of business on the road at Watertown-Mayer Friday, defeating the winless Royals 40-0.

The Chargers dominated every facet of the game, especially in the first half.

In fact, in the first half DC scored on all five possessions, while the Royals did not manage a single first down.

The Blue-and-White led 34-0 at the half.

Things did not get any better for W-M in the second half. The Royals finished with just one first down in the game, while DC tacked on an early fourth quarter score.

DC (5-2) ended up outgaining the Royals (0-7) 411-53. Josh DeBoer had two rushing touchdowns, and Eli Gillman, Jacob Niemela, and Sanders Asplin added one.

It was the third shutout of the season for the Charger defense. DC shut out Little Falls 28-0 in the first game of the season, and shut out Holy Family 33-0 in the second game.

The team will now travel to undefeated Annandale Wednesday for the final game of the regular season.

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

MW/HF defeats Charger girls swim & dive

MOUND – The Chargers girls traveled to Mound Westonka/Holy Family for the final Wright County Conference dual meet of the season Thursday, Oct. 10, to face yet another top-10 opponent in Class A.

The White Hawks prevailed by a score of 98-78, with DC winning just two of 12 events.

DC head coach Nathan Youngs noted that last year there were five teams in the WCC that finished in the top-13 at the state tournament, and that he would not be surprised to see all five of them in the top-10 this year, including MWHF.

The two Chargers that finished in first place for the meet were Britanie Borg in diving, and Veronica Stenberg in the 100 Breaststroke.

Polar opposites: DC to face W-M, Annandale in last two games

By BRAD SALMEN

Sports Editor

COKATO – The Chargers will end the 2019 regular season facing the polar opposites of the East Central South District.

DC will travel to Watertown-Mayer tonight to face the winless Royals. W-M has lost their six games by a combined score of 239-60 (or an average of 40-10).

After facing Watertown-Mayer Friday, DC will end the regular season Wednesday at Annandale.

The Cardinals, ranked #4 in Class AAA, will be perhaps DC’s toughest task to date.

Annandale is a perfect 6-0 on the season, and have not won a game by fewer than 14 points.

To top it off, they will be looking to avenge their only loss of last year’s regular season.

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

Last-minute TD lifts Dragons over Chargers

By BRAD SALMEN

Sports Editor

COKATO – A late-game celebration turned into last-minute agony Friday, as the Litchfield Dragons stunned the Charger faithful with a touchdown and two-point conversion with 37 seconds left to score a 29-28 victory at DC.

In a wild, back-and-forth affair that saw the lead change five different times, the Chargers looked to be in position to secure the victory when quarterback Sanders Asplin ran it in from 13 yards out with 1:35 to pay in the game.

A two-point conversion from Asplin to Gillman gave the Chargers a 28-21 lead.

But as he had all game, Dragons quarterback Ben Alsleben found the open receiver against the Chargers defense, leading an eight-play, 67-yard drive that took just 58 seconds capped off by a 24-yard pass to Tyson Michels for 24 yards.

Alsleben, who finished with 308 yards passing, was 4-7 for 64 yards on the drive.

The Dragons then made the gutsy call to go for two points, and converted, as Alsleben found Bennett Lecher to put Litchfield up 29-28.

The Chargers got as far as the Litchfield 48-yard line on the ensuing possession, but a Dragons interception with 12 seconds left sealed the win.

Check out the Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.