With a strong start to the season, the Bluejacket girls looked to get another “W” in the standings against the Monticello Magic on Tuesday, Sept, 10. Coming up with a big win, the Bluejackets ran through the Magic winning five out of their seven matches.
On Monday, Sept, 16, they took on Forest Lake. The Rangers came out on top overall in a close contest by a score of 4-3.
The Jackets now sit at a promising 8-4 for the season.
The soccer squad had only one game last week, with the Thursday game against St. Francis postponed due to soggy field conditions.
Cambridge-Isanti played Monticello on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and were shut out by the Magic 4-0. C-I now sits at a 4-3 record with their next game on Tuesday, Sept, 17 at Chisago Lakes (after deadline).
The boys also had one game postponed last week with the other one on the verge of getting canceled.
They played the Monticello Magic on Tuesday Sept. 10, in Monticello. The boys ended up losing 7-1 in a tough match.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, C-I was all set to play their fellow Bluejackets from Hibbing before an unexpected thunderstorm rolled through the area, drenching the field of play to the point where the only reason the game was played was due to Hibbing already having made the long trek down. After the delay, the two teams played to a 2-2 deadlock.
C-I’s week concluded with a Monday night game against Zimmerman, where the Jackets picked up a close 1-0 win over the Thunder.
They now sit at a 2-6-1 record.
The girls suited up for a match against North Branch on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Although the Jackets knew they were up against a very strong team in the reigning Class AA champions, the team was feeling optimistic they could at least give the Vikings a run for their money.
That was not to be, however, as North Branch controlled the entire match, causing C-I to lose in a clean sweep of 3-0 by scores of 25-11, 25-19, 25-13.
Things didn’t get much better for the squad as the Jackets went winless in the tough Chanhassen tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14. C-I suffered 2-0 losses to Alexandria, Chanhassen, Minnetonka and North St. Paul.
Girls swim and dive
The swim and dive team had their first home meet on Thursday, Sept. 12. The Bluejacket girls took a big win against the Big Lake Hornets. The final score was 97-84.
Highlighted by a 1-2-3 sweep of the 200 individual medley by Kendra Fanth, Arianna Melby and Zoey Pisula, the Jackets jumped out to a sizable enough lead to swim the final two events as exhibition. Fanth also won the 500 freestyle to collect the double individual win, as did senior Payton Larkin, who took first in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
The Jackets had their third game of the season on Friday, Sept. 13, which also served as their home opener, facing Rogers.
A bad start had the Jackets at a 35-6 deficit at halftime, and in the end C-I fell 42-14.
The Jackets showed a new wrinkle to their offense, coming out in a single-back, spread formation that featured a mostly passing attack. Quarterback Connor Braaten went 9-22, had 149 yards and one touchdown in the new-look offense.
Gaven Ziebarth had 11 carries, 83 yards and one touchdown, with all of those carries coming in the second half after C-I started mixing in more runs. Logan Henderson had five receptions and 75 yards.
The Jackets next game is Friday, Sept. 20, against Chisago Lakes for C-I’s homecoming game.
The runners’ lone meet of the week wound up getting delayed by a day due to soggy running conditions at St. Francis. Once the meet was held, the boys team finished in third place, with the girls coming in fourth.
Sophomore Jaxon Jones continued his early-season successes, coming in sixth with a time of 16:55. Henry Abraham also cracked the top 10, coming in tenth with a time of 17:16.
On the girls side, Cierra Johnshoy and Ashton Parnell came in just six seconds apart, coming in 19th and 20th.