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home : sports May 30, 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

Enough with the excuses
As many of you have gotten to know me in my nearly 10 years out here at the Chisago County Press, you all know different parts about me.
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

Chisago Lakes fencers excel at state and national tournaments
Chisago Lakes High School juniors Alec Cull and Fred Thibodeau put on a lot of miles and achieved some significant results over three consecutive weekends between February 11 and February 25.  Both Cull and Thibodeau competed at the Fargo-Moorhead High School Fencing Invitational February 11 and the USFA Open tournament February 12. The following week, Thibodeau traveled to Kansas City to compete at the U.S. Junior Olympic Fencing Championships. And both fencers competed at the Minnesota High School State Fencing Championships February 25.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Boys fall short in section championship
For the third straight year, the Chisago Lakes boys basketball team was playing for a chance to go to the state tournament.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wildcats playing for second straight state tourney campaign
After an up-and-down regular season that saw Chisago Lakes go on streaks of both the winning and losing variety, they are hoping their recent play is indicative of a long winning streak to come.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chisago Lakes finds new AD in Hayley Lang
The Chisago Lakes School District announced they've hired Hayley Lang as the new Activities Director at the high school. Lang, who is currently an assistant principal at Southwest Junior High in Forest Lake, was previously a teacher and coach at North Branch High School. She was the head coach of the Viking volleyball team and an assistant for the Lady Vikes' softball team. Lang will be replacing outgoing AD Neil Fletcher, who announced his resignation last month.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Ertl finishes ninth in all-around, Olson and Fish gain valuable experience
The balance beam was the last event of the day at the individual state gymnastics meet on Saturday, February 25. The anticipation led to a highlight of the weekend for a few of the North Branch state meet competitors, but it also led to disappointment for another.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

NB's Sonnek headed to state
Freshman Austin Sonnek (132) will be the first Viking wrestler to go to the state tournament since 2014.  He pinned Tristan Johnson of Hibbing in the true second place match at last weekend’s individual Section 7AA tournament to earn his first trip to state.  The section tournament was held in Grand Rapids last weekend.  Sonnek will open the tournament during the 11 a.m. session tomorrow against junior Antonio Cortez of South St. Paul, the winner of Section 4AA.
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wildcats get sweet revenge, end North Branch's season
A raucous standing room only crowd of over 1,200 people for last Saturday night’s section 5A semifinal game at Chisago Lakes Arena saw the third-seeded Chisago Lakes Wildcats take a 4-1 lead over the second-seeded North Branch Vikings early in the third period.  The Wildcats then withstood an intense Viking attack before coming away with a 4-3 win and a trip to their third section final game in the last four years.  That game is tonight versus the Monticello Magic at 7 p.m. at the arena in Elk River.
Thursday, March 2, 2017


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