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Boys 8th, girls 10th at Litchfield cross country meet

LITCHFIELD – In what DC coach Brian Bessingpas called a “tremendous meet” for his teams, the boys finished eighth out of 18 teams, and the girls 10th at the Litchfield Invitational Thursday.

Ben Zobel led the boys with the 10th-fastest time in school history (17:33), and freshman Juan Severson broke 18:00 for the first time (17:50), running the 14th-fastest time in DCHS history.

The girls were led by Lydia Niemela, who finished in 30th place with a time of 20:55. All six of the girls improved their times for the meet, including Jennah Keith who stepped in at the last minute to beat her personal best by over two minutes.

The middle school boys team won the team championship, their fourth win of the season. Benny Seefeldt finished in first place, his fourth consecutive first-place finish.

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

Charger swim & dive handily defeats W-M on parents, senior night

COKATO – The DC swim & dive team had no problem dispatching visiting Watertown-Mayer Thursday night on Parents and Senior night at the DC pool.

The official score was 91-82, but the last four events were scored for the Royals as a courtesy. Out of 12 events, DC won 10, and went 1-2-3 in three of them.

Out of 150 individual performances, 91 were season-bests, and 78 career-best swims.

A highlight of the night was Hayley Massingham qualifying for Sections for the first time in the 100 Breaststroke.

Also qualifying for new events were Cam Patten, McKayla Olson, Lily Borg, Sigrid Olsen, and Tyi LaZarre.

Check Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC volleyball falls at New London-Spicer

NEW LONDON – The DC volleyball team fell 3-1 to New London-Spicer on the road Thursday.

DC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead with a 25-20 victory in set one, but the Wildcats won the next three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 to take the win.

Carlie Vargason led the team in kills with nine, and had a team-high 14 digs and two aces.

Lily Pokornowski and Kayla Grochow added eight kills each, with Pokornowski scoring four blocks.

Jill Haataja led the team with 22 assists.

The Chargers hit .081 as a team (37 kills-25 errors-148 attempts).

DC will host Foley Monday, and Glencoe-Silver Lake Tuesday.

Undefeated and 7th-ranked Chargers host GSL for Homecoming

The Chargers football game Friday against Glencoe-Silver Lake will have several layers of added excitement.

For one, the Chargers have never been in this position after five games during coach Ryan Weinandt’s tenure: undefeated at 5-0, and ranked #7 in Class AAAA.

For another, DC will be looking to avenge a disappointing 20-14 loss from last season, in which GSL profited from a number of referee mistakes in scoring their game-winning touchdown.

And finally, it is Homecoming, with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with it.

Put together, Weinandt said he expect a great atmosphere for the game tonight.

“Our fans have been great this year. Either at home or on the road, our team has felt a lot of support,” he said. “I think it will be a great environment for our Homecoming game.”

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full preview of the Charger Homecoming game.

Weinandt named ‘Coach of the Week’

DC football coach Ryan Weinandt was chosen as the Gatorade Player of the Week on behalf of the Minnesota Vikings following the Chargers’ 35-20 victory over Delano Friday.

It was the first time DC had defeated the Tigers since 2009, but more importantly, it is the first time the team has started out 5-0 in over two decades. The team is ranked #7 in Class AAAA.

Selected by a panel of Minnesota state high school football stakeholders, Coach Weinandt is a coach who not only makes a difference in the lives of his players on the field, but also in the classroom and in the community.

On behalf of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation, Coach Weinandt will also receive a $1000 check to be used for the football program.

The official announcement will be made today (Friday) by sportscaster Mike Max on WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally television program.

Charger volleyball loses tight one to Mound Westonka

COKATO – The DC Charger volleyball team lost a close, 3-2 match to Mound Westonka at home Tuesday.

DC held a 2-1 advantage through three sets, but the White Hawks won the last two to take a 23-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-15, 15-11 victory.

Carli Vargason had 13 kills to lead DC, with Sydney Isaacson contributing 25 digs. Jill Haataja had 22 assists, Amy Peterson 16.

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