by Dave DeMars firstname.lastname@example.org After getting into the state finals with high hopes, the St. Joseph Joes’ season sputtered to a close as they were shutout by the Maple Lake Lakers 2-0 in Hamburg. “We patched together a pretty competitive team after losing several of our starters to injuries and so on,” said Pat Schneider, the Joes’ coach. “Both pitchers
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Although he just graduated and will leave high school forever, Jacob Clafton will carry many good memories with him, including the fun he had as a player on the Stormin’ Sabres boys’ lacrosse team. “I remember so well playing in the Grand Rapids tournament when we were just a club team,” Clafton said. “And I’ll always
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org When Kristina Kirick of Sartell watched her older brothers play lacrosse, she always thought it might be fun to play so she gave it a try and sure enough it was. That was five years ago. Now, as a Sartell High School senior, Kirick plays defense for the Stormin’ Sabres, a team comprised of girls from
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Good batters, strong arms. That’s how Sartell Sabre Christopher Belling sums up his baseball team’s success. “We play well together,” he said. “We’re one of the top teams in the conference.” The Sabres started the season March 20 with their first practice game at Champion Field. The opening of Sabre baseball season is one of the
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org One day last summer, after his 5-iron connected with a smack to the golf ball, 17-year-old Austin Pietrowski watched the ball sail into the air, in a high arc, then land bouncing and rolling toward hole number 8, which was 198 yards away. He squinted, peering into the distance with stunned disbelief. Did the ball actually
Sartell finished ninth overall in the Class AAA Individual State Tournament held March 3 and 4 in St. Paul. Three wrestlers placed. Sophomore Cole Fibranz won the 220-pound state championship. He is the second wrestler in school history to win a state title. Sophomore Jackson Penk finished third in the tournament at 113 pounds. Senior Rylee Molitor finished fourth in
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com The Sartell Sabre Blue took fourth place, Class A, in the state high-school swim-dive meet March 4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center in Minneapolis. Sabres’ swimmer Mitchell Dockendorf was a stand-out at the meet, taking second in the 200 individual relay (1:55:84), fourth in the 100 backstroke (00:52:73) and was also a member of two
by Darren Diekmann firstname.lastname@example.org On Jan. 19, Sartell senior Rylee Molitor won his 150th high-school wrestling match against Trent Kerzman of Rocori High School. He won on what’s called a “technical fall” in 5:06 minutes. To achieve this milestone, a high-school wrestler must be a dominant wrestler for at least three years. Molitor’s milestone win was fairly typical for him.