In their only action of the week, the Jackets claimed the second-place trophy in their own dual invite on Saturday, Jan. 20.
The team went 3-1 in the tournament, easily beating Rocori 51-10, Sartell 48-30 and Blaine 46-20. The team’s lone loss came in the championship match against section foe Forest Lake 36-27.
C-I had four wrestlers go undefeated during the tournament. Tate Torgerson, Jimmy Brown, Marty Puttbrese and Will Flemister all went 4-0 to lead the Jackets to the runner-up trophy.
It turns out there is one thing that can slow down junior MollyAnn Harvey’s excellent season – an illness. But despite missing the talented junior and with fellow junior Char Morke only able to compete two events, the Jackets still managed to edge out a 138.575-137.45 win over St. Francis, keeping their undefeated conference record intact.
In the absence of their top two all-arounders, AnnaGrace Nelson earned the top honors for C-I, collecting a third-place 35.2. Senior Madi Douglas picked up a fourth-place 34.175 for the team.
The Jackets are in the middle of a mini-slump, having now lost three straight after dropping a pair of games last week.
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, C-I fell to Minneapolis Roosevelt by a score of 83-67. The Jackets did have balanced scoring in the game, with Henry Abraham collecting 17 points, Luke Malamisuro picking up 16 points and Micah Ladd adding 15 points.
C-I experienced a heartbreaking loss at home to rival Princeton on Friday, Jan. 19, by a score of 83-81, with the game-winning basket coming with just four seconds remaining in the game.
Abraham again led the way, scoring 27 points, with Malamisuro contributing 17 points. Alex Ledahl rounded out the top scoring for the Jackets, with 14 points.
C-I’s rough season continued, with the Jackets dropping another two games last week.
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, C-I lost to Zimmerman 79-57. Brooklyn Terwilliger was the lone Jacket to reach double digits, scoring 13 points.
On Friday, Jan. 19, the Princeton Tigers rolled over the Jackets, winning 66-26.
CIMPC’s strongest season to date continued with another win in their only action last week, by a score of 4-1 over Buffalo.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, but CIMPC took over in the second, scoring three unanswered to pick up the win.
Alyson Niebur had two goals in the game, with Chloe Nelson and Madelyn Skelton picking up the other goals. Jordan Millam made 23 saves to pick up the win in net.
Unlike last year’s tie game, there was little doubt who earned the right to take the “Rusty Skates” trophy, as Princeton jumped out to a commanding 8-0 lead before the Jackets were able to earn their only goal of the game, scored by Derek Becklin.
Two days later, the Jackets could again only score a single goal in a 6-1 loss to Monticello. Nathan Schibilla wound up being the lone scorer in that game.
Boys swimming and diving
The Jackets traveled to Chisago Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 18, where the host Wildcats handed the Jackets a 100-86 loss.
The Jackets picked up four first-place finishes in the meet, with the medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and Jack Hennen (100 breaststroke) swimming to the firsts and Ethan Hintermeister in diving.