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home : sports : sports August 27, 2015

Ashley explodes onto the scene with three scores in a 21-20 win over Rapids
Kennedy Ashley
Kennedy Ashley
Kennedy Ashley saw plenty of playing time last year, but in a run-first offense, the wide receiver didn’t always get many looks.
Thursday, August 27, 2015


Wildcats score 19 unanswered in thrilling comeback
What a way to start a season.

Trevin Nelson scored on a 13 yard run with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats a 19-16 lead and they hung on for an amazing comeback win over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers last Friday, August 21 at Chisago Lakes High School.  The Wildcats trailed 16-0 at halftime, but scored 19 unanswered points in the second half, with quarterback Ethan Hickcox leading all three touchdown drives.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

North Branch scoreboard project comes to fruition
An effort that began last winter culminated last week in the installation of new scoreboards in the high school and middle school gyms. The centerpiece of the effort, the main scoreboard in the high school's large gym, includes a roughly 13-foot by 8-foot "jumbotron" monitor to pump up fans during home contests.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

SPORTSMEN'S CLUB PICNIC A HIT
The Chisago Lakes Sportmen’s Club annual picnic was held Sunday, August 9 in Chisago City. 6
Thursday, August 13, 2015

After advancing in playoffs, Chisago Bulldogs run into tough matches in regional play
Eastern Minny League Playoffs
Starter Jake Kari allowed one unearned run on three hits in seven innings of work, Miles Turk and Joe Kimlinger drove in two runs apiece and the Bulldog defense turned three double plays to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-1 win over the Nowthen Knights in one of the deciding games in the Eastern Minny League’s West Division playoffs.  The win sent the Bulldogs to the Region 1C playoffs and ended the season for the Knights.  The game against the Knights was played on Wednesday, August 5 at Larson Field in Cambridge.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CL's 15U baseball team wins state
The Chisago Lakes 15U AAA Baseball team recently were victorious in the MYAS Gopher State Tier 2 Championship Game.  The Wildcats came back from a four run deficit to defeat Becker Bulldogs 8-7.  The game was played at Northwestern College in Roseville.  Pictured left to right front: Coach Craig Lindstrom, Kiernan Tollefson, Henry Trost, Noah Cameron, Connor Wilke, and Derrick Kluge. Back row Left to right: coach Matt Silver, Joe Ferris, Mitch Barrett, Troy Biernath, Nolan Silver, Jake Wojtowicz, Logan Crouse, Tyler Johnson, Ryan Biernath and Hunter Lindstrom.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bulldogs navigate through tough playoffs in Eastern Minny
Chisago Lakes 6, Rum River 5
With the Bulldogs and Rum River tied 5-5 in the top of the ninth in the opening round of the Eastern Minny League West Division playoffs, Hunter Lindstrom reached on an error, went all the way to third on an errant pickoff attempt and scored on a passed ball to put the Bulldogs up 6-5.  He then went out and pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to seal the win for the Bulldogs.  The game was played at Hinckley’s beautiful baseball stadium Saturday, August 1.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

With a new event name comes a new champion
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For over a half decade, David Thompson had claimed the Chsiago Lakes Triathlon. He had close finishes and comfortable margins. The St. Paul native took on all comers every year.

This year, however, Thompson did not participate in what is now known as Toughman Minnesota, to defend his longtime crown, which left the win open for the taking.

There were a few top five finishers back from last year, and one of them made the big jump to the top spot.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bulldogs stage dramatic comeback
Chisago Lakes 14, Nowthen 13 (10 innings)
You had to see this one to believe it.  The Bulldogs trailed 13-7 to Nowthen entering the bottom of the ninth and scored six runs to tie it up.  With one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, Mike Prokosch hit a slow roller to second.  The second baseman flipped it to the shortstop for the out at second, but Prokosch beat the throw to first by a step as Joe Kimlinger crossed the plate with the winning run for a 14-13 Bulldog victory.  Kimlinger also picked up the win in relief for the Bulldogs, his first decision on the mound since a win in fifth grade.  The game was played at Chisago Lakes on Wednesday, July 15.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Safety camp educates area children
North Memorial Air Ambulance arrived at Safety Camp last week at Ojiketa Regional Park and was of great interest to the camp kids.  The helicopter technicians and paramedics explain the operations and let the campers see the inside and ask questions.  Landing and lift-off are inspiring sights to see and some kids say they want to work in the emergency medical field when they grow up.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Chisago Lakes' own Hills and Sperl earn spots at Motocross National Championship from Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Chisago Lakes High School seniors Evan Hills and Brenden Sperl just made their dreams come true.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bulldogs hit skid heading into Eastern Minny playoffs
Mora 10, Chisago Lakes 4 (10 innings)
Trailing 4-1 against Mora going into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Bulldogs scored three runs to tie it up and send the game to extra innings.  But things went south in the top of the tenth, Mora scored six times and won the game 10-4.  The game was played at home on Wednesday, July 8.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bulldogs with up and down results midway through the season
This is a tale of two completely different games in one.
 
In the first game, Bulldog starter Colton Mueller went six innings, allowing just one run on two hits as the Bulldogs built a 4-1 lead over the Rum River Bandits.  In the second game – the seventh through ninth innings – Bulldog pitching gave up ten runs on just four hits.  Walking six batters and hitting two in those three innings didn’t help and when everything was combined, the Bulldogs came out on the short end of an 11-4 score.  The game was played last Wednesday, June 24 at Chisago Lakes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Another year, another win for Leaf and Braund in the Loppet 5K
With another Lindstrom Loppet in the books, John Leaf and Tammi Braund continued their domination of the race.

Leaf won in a close race with Michael Peterka of Minneapolis. Leaf finished in 16:17 while Peterka was right behind him with a time of 16:24. It was one of the closest races in Leaf’s reign at the top.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Top 11 stories of 2014-15 for CL and NB (Part 2)
First things first, I apologize for a few things getting cut off in last week’s piece in the newspaper (namely, the headline and the last line of the story). That wasn’t an editor’s fault, that was our computers deciding to take off early for the holiday break and mail it in. They just don’t want to cooperate sometimes.  With that said, we are on to the second half of the Top 11 stories of 2014 and ‘15. Last week covered individual achievements, teams making deep runs in the sections and some exciting moments, but this week is even better.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Top 11 stories of 2014-15 for CL and NB
America. Fireworks. Independence Day. Boating. Grilling. My Annual Top 11 Sports Story List. One of those things doesn’t belong with the others around the Fourth of July every year.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Will Gillach suits up for Lions All Star Series in Chaska
Recent graduate senior shortstop Will Gillach,  represented the Wildcats as a member of the North team in the Lions All Star series, played at Chaska Athletic Park Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20.  The four teams in the tournament – North, South, East and West – consist of the top senior baseball players in the state. 
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wild slate of close games for the Chisago Bulldogs
The Bulldogs claimed the consolation championship at the first annual Romp in the Swamp, at Stan Peterson Field in Quamba the weekend of June 12-14.  

It was an event-filled weekend, with highs – a 13 inning win and three home runs by college players who pitch and do not hit during their college seasons (“pitcher onlys”) – and lows like the longtime girlfriend of Stan Peterson, tournament director, who died suddenly at the game prior to the Bulldogs’ Saturday game.  She collapsed as she was carrying some supplies to the concession stand and attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. Peterson insisted that the tournament go on.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

North Branch unveils new logo
North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS)unveiled a new, unified, Viking emblem for its sports and activities.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Three area golfers make their mark at state tournament
The state tournament had a fitting end for Chisago Lakes teammates Eric Chambers and Bryce Thompson.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Chambers, Thompson and Kress all going to state; "Cats lose by one to Grand Rapids
All year, the Chisago Lakes boys golf team has been building towards the section tournament.

They’ve been honing their shots, practicing their rounds and measuring their distances in anticipation of their two rounds at Hinckley Grand National on Saturday, May 30 and Monday, June 1. And it came this close to paying off with a team berth to the state tournament.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Vikings boys track miss section championship by one point
They already won the True Team section championship and the Mississippi 8 Conference championship, they just needed the Section 7AA championship for the trifecta. But, Elk River blocked them by the slimmest of margins and sent them to a second place finish.
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lee and Greene moving on to state meet for Chisago Lakes
The Wildcat track team will be sending two athletes to the state track meet this year.  In last Saturday’s Section 7AA finals at Princeton, Quinton Lee won the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.80 seconds.  Last year, Lee was part of the Wildcat 4 x 800 meter relay team that made it to the podium at the state meet, finishing ninth.  And for the girls, Sarah Greene qualified for statein two events.  She was the section champion in the high jump, with a height of 5’4”.  Greene also won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18.78, just a tenth of a second over the second place finisher.
Thursday, June 4, 2015

After upsetting ER, 'Cats fall twice in sections
Chisago Lakes 7, Elk River 1
Tyler Stilp allowed one unearned run in six innings and Noah Taylor had three hits and drove in two runs to lead the fifth-seeded Wildcats to a 7-1 win over fourth-seeded Elk River in the opening round of the double elimination portion of the Section 7AAA playoffs Thursday, May 28 at Elk River.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


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