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home : sports : sports June 22, 2017

Blood, sweat... and now tears?
You know the old saying: Blood, sweat and tears. I really didn’t think my journey through the Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping 10-week program would produce anything more than sweat, but I was wrong. The blood and tears may not have been many, but as any of my workout partners can attest, the sweat part more than made up for those two.
Thursday, June 22, 2017


Overgaard competes at state tourney

Bunker Hills Golf Course has gotten the best of a lot of golfers, and you can add Chisago Lakes sophomore Thomas Overgaard to that list.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I can't believe we're almost done
It’s unbelievable that we only have a few days left in our 10-week program at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gillach faces tough draw, finishes second in state consolation bracket

After finishing second in Section 7AA, Thomas Gillach knew he would get a section champion on his first round at the state tennis tournament.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Area competitors show skills at state track meet
North Branch featured three athletes at the state track and field meet, and while two had a tough time, Evan Amunrud, a pole vaulter, did well in his first action at the prestigious meet.
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chisago Lakes sending six to state track meet; three from NB qualify
North Branch
Rhianna Rinke will run the final race of her marvelous high school career this weekend, and it’s fitting that it’s the 1,600 meter run at the track and field state tournament. That distance has typically been her best for the Vikings over the years.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thomas Overgaard headed to golf state after shooting a 147
Thomas Overgaard has been Chisago Lakes’ best golfer all year, but he knew the competition at Section 7AAA was going to test his mettle.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hawks walk off on Chisago Lakes for state tourney berth
Chisago Lakes 11, Hermantown 4 (8 innings)
With one loss in the Section 7AAA double-elimination softball tournament, the Wildcats entered play last Thursday needing to beat undefeated Hermantown twice in a row to advance to the state tournament.  The Wildcats took care of business in the first game, scoring seven runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Hawks 11-4 to advance to the section championship game against Hermantown immediately following.  The game was played on Thursday afternoon, June 1 at Chisago Lakes High School, which was the designated site for the last few rounds of the tournament.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Building muscle and relationships
I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping and their 10-week program over this past month and a half, but one of the main ones that gets brought up a lot is what type of people go to the gym?
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Vikes can't duplicate magical run
After shocking the Section 7AAA field last year, you’d think teams would’ve taken the North Branch baseball team a little bit more seriously this year.
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wildcats eliminated by Denfeld
Hibbing 10, Chisago Lakes 2
Already leading 3-2, the Hibbing Bluejackets exploded for five runs in the top of the fifth inning and went on to beat the Wildcats 10-2 in the second round of the double-elimination Section 7AAA playoffs.  The loss knocked the Wildcats into the losers’ bracket of the tourney.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gillach now most decorated tennis player in Chisago Lakes history
After winning his third consecutive Mississippi 8 Conference Player of the Year, Chisago Lakes senior Thomas Gillach set his sights on a higher goal, something he hadn’t done before: qualify for the state tournament as an individual.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wildcats walk off with suicide squeeze in first round of sections
Chisago Lakes 5, Hermantown 4 (15 innings)
A suicide squeeze by Joey Ferris scored Nolan Silver with the winning run in the 15th inning to give the top-seeded Wildcats a 5-4 win over the eighth-seeded Hermantown Hawks in the opening game of the Section 7AAA Baseball Tournament at Chisago Lakes Tuesday, May 30.  Mitch Barrett started and went the first nine and a third innings for the Wildcats and Anders Brown pitched four innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.  The Wildcats advanced to the winner’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will face fifth-seeded Hibbing tonight at 7 p.m. at Pat Collins Filed at Chisago Lakes High School.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CL fighting for state tournament berth, eliminates Vikings
Chisago Lakes 4, Duluth Denfeld 3
Ellie Frischmon doubled home Madison Thornburg with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the second-seeded Wildcat softball team a 4-3 win over the seventh-seeded Duluth Denfeld Hunters in the opening game of the Section 7AAA playoffs last Wednesday, May 24 at Chisago Lakes.  Cassie Lynch went all the way for the Wildcats to pick up the win.  In seven innings, she allowed three runs (all earned) on eight hits, walked two and struck out 12.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wildcats and Vikes find different ways in M8C
The Wildcats hosted the Mississippi 8 Conference Championship last Wednesday, May 24.  The Wildcats boys finished fourth out of the ten participating teams and the girls came in ninth.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Things aren't always rosy
After doing well in our five week testing, Aly and I were over the moon with where we were at in our 10-week program at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping. Despite her battling through a painful knee and some aches and pains, we were feeling good.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Overgaard shoots a 70, Wildcats moving closer to another M8C title
Coming out of a rain-soaked two weeks of delays and cancellations, the Chisago Lakes boys golf team is playing their best golf of the year right now.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Both girls' golf teams figuring out their strengths before section play
Both girls golf teams from North Branch and Chisago Lakes have had difficulty fielding full teams in the past few years, and while that is not a problem this year, finding the right combination has been at times.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Boys finish fourth at True Team state
A dramatic pole vaulting finish capped a brilliant fourth place finish by the Chisago Lakes boys track and field team,  at the rain-soaked true team state meet at Stillwater Saturday, May 20.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wildcats baseball tops Princeton and St. Francis in revenge games
Chisago Lakes 7, St. Francis 4
A pitcher’s duel between Wildcat Mitch Barrett and St. Francis Fighting Saint James Green went into extra innings with the score tied 1-1 Tuesday, May 16.  But the Wildcats scored six runs on just two hits in the top of the ninth and then withstood a three-run rally by the Fighting Saints on the bottom of the inning to win the game 7-4.  The game was played at St. Francis.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Past the halfway mark!
I had the butterflies and nerves again late last week in regards to my 10-week journey at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping. We had our five-week testing since we were halfway through the program, and a lot of thoughts raced through my head.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chisago Lakes beats North Branch in competitive tennis affair
In year’s past, the North Branch boys tennis team had a tough time event scoring individual points against Chisago Lakes on the court.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finding the right technique
I'm in my fourth week of the 10-week program here at Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping, and I feel like I'm starting to round into form.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Branch has won six of their past seven games
The North Branch softball team kept their recent hot streak rolling at the Sauk Rapids Rice Invite over the weekend.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Chisago Lakes beats Rogers and North Branch but mixes in a puzzling loss to the Big Lake Hornets
Rogers 5, Chisago Lakes 4
The Rogers Royals scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead and hung on to beat the Wildcats 5-4 Tuesday, May 2 at Chisago Lakes High School.  It was just the second loss of the season for the fourth-ranked Wildcats.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wildcat boys and Viking girls win true team sections
The Saints came marching in to Lindstrom last Tuesday, May 2 as the Wildcat track team hosted St. Michael-Albertville and St. Francis in what was essentially a triangular meet.  North Lakes Academy and Liberty Classical Academy each sent a few athletes, as well, but not really enough to affect many outcomes.  The Wildcat boys finished second and the girls finished third.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Chisago Lakes getting back on track before a tough match up against FL
Chisago Lakes 5, Rogers 4 (9 innings)
Anders Brown hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 4-4 and send the game with Rogers into extra innings.  Gabe Taylor scored the game-winner on a walk-off wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth and the Wildcat baseball team came away with a thrilling 5-4 win over the Royals Tuesday, May 2 at Pat Collins Field at Chisago Lakes High School.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The nutrition has to be key
I’m in the middle of week three of this 10 week journey I'm doing with Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping and I’m already starting to feel a little bit better about things in my life.
Friday, April 28, 2017

CL loses wild game that included 15 total errors
St. Michael-Albertville 13, Chisago Lakes 10 (9 innings)
The Wildcats and the St. Michael-Albertville Knights played a game that can be described as wild, exciting, sloppy and probably a few unprintable adjectives.  Between the two teams, the game featured 23 runs (11 unearned), 24 hits (including 7 doubles), 11 walks, 15 strikeouts, 15 errors (!) and two extra innings.  When it was all over, the Knights escaped Lindstrom with a 13-10 win.  The game was played at Chisago Lakes High School Tuesday, April 18.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wildcats continue roll with sixth win in-a-row
Chisago Lakes 5, St. Michael-Albertville 4
Starting pitcher Cassie Lynch and the Wildcat softball team took a 5-0 lead into the top of the sixth against St. Michael-Albertville.  An error in that inning led to four unearned runs for the Knights, but Lynch eventually shut the door.  Lynch set down the Knights 1-2-3 in the seventh and the Wildcats hung on for the 5-4 win.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Really starting to feel the burn
Well, it had been all peaches and cream so far throughout the introduction and the orientation, but late in my first week and into the second week, I really have started to feel the burn of the workouts, but that’s what we’re all here for, right?
Thursday, April 20, 2017

After hot start, CL doused by St. Francis before Princeton loss
St. Francis 15, Chisago Lakes 2 (6 innings)
When Henry Trost’s two run single in the bottom of the third cut the St. Francis lead to 4-2, the Wildcats were within striking distance against the Fighting Saints.  But the Wildcat defense went AWOL in the top of the sixth, committing four errors, and the Fighting Saints tool advantage by scoring ten runs – ten! – to beat the Wildcats 15-2.  The game was played at Chisago Lakes High School Wednesday, April 12.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wildcats keep on rolling right through SF and Princeton
Chisago Lakes 4, St. Francis 0
The St. Francis Fighting Saints softball team didn’t live up to the “Fighting” part of their nickname when they faced the Wildcats last week.  Starting pitcher Cassie Lynch allowed just three hits and struck out nine to shut out the Saints 4-0 at Chisago Lakes High School Thursday, April 12.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vikings laid the early hammer on Hermantown and Cambridge
The North Branch baseball team got off to a rough 0-2 start to their season, with both being Mississippi 8 Conference losses.

But, they stepped out of the conference to take on Hermantown, and they were able to enjoy themselves at the plate and in the field.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Orientation is the first step
Aly and I took our first step in the 10-week program last weekend at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping!

We had both gone to two ‘Friends and Family’ sessions to see what we were in for, but we finally arrived at orientation for our own 10-week adventure on Saturday, April 8.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

'Cats mercy-rule Vikings before shootout with defending section champs
Chisago Lakes 14, North Branch 0
Cassie Lynch and Trinity Junker combined to throw a no-hitter as the Wildcats shut out the Vikings 14-0 in the season opener.  The Wildcats put the game away early with an eight-run second inning.  They pounded out 12 hits. Including six doubles and a triple, and stole seven bases.  And the Wildcats made just one error.  “You never know what to expect in the first game,” said Wildcat head coach Brenda Carlson, “especially with only four returning players.  Our pitchers were unbelievable.  We played almost errorless ball and all but one starter got a hit in the game.”  The game was played at North Branch High School Tuesday, April 4.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chisago Lakes blanks North Branch to begin 3-0 run to start the season
Chisago Lakes 10, North Branch 0
Mitch Barrett started and allowed just two hits in five innings and Joey Ferris and Anders Brown both homered as the Wildcats shutout the Vikings, last year’s Section 7AAA representative in the state tournament, 10-0 in the season opener for both teams.  The game was played at North Branch on Tuesday, April 4.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

My 10-week journey with Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
I am currently going through the Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping 10-week program. It is a mix of cardio kicboxing and resistance band strength training. In this weekly journal/column, I'm want to highlight the challenges and successes that every normal person would face taking part in this program. I hope me opening up about the program and the process can inspire others to join in and work on getting healthy and in shape. Enjoy!
Friday, April 7, 2017

THE PUCK STOPS HERE
Hunter Miska always had dreams to play high level hockey. As a mite and squirt in the North Branch hockey program, he was a talented forward who belonged well above his age group with soft hands and good speed.
Friday, April 7, 2017

Section shake up on the horizon in some sports
Starting in the 2017-18 season, there will be some drastic changes in some section playoff brackets.
Thursday, March 30, 2017


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