Cambridge-Isanti started off tennis this week at home on Tuesday, Sept 24. Princeton made the short haul to take on the Bluejackets. C-I went 1-3 in singles with Natalie Randall being the only C-I girl to win a singles match. The girls also went 1-2 in doubles with McKenzie Rafftery and Maddie Pynes picking up the win.
Their next contest on Wednesday, Sept 25, was against rival St. Francis. C-I went undefeated in singles and doubles with standout performances all around.
The last contest of last week, as well as the regular season, for the Jackets was away against Big Lake on Thursday, Sept 26. C-I once again killed the competition by going 4-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles.
C-I was scheduled to begin section competition on Tuesday, Oct. 1, by hosting Forest Lake; however, that match was postponed due to wet conditions.
Recently, the Jacket volleyball team has been involved in a number of marathon matches, with the last four matches, including both last week, going the full five sets.
The first match last week was on Wednesday, Sept 25, against Big Lake. The girls started off the week with a 3-2 win against tough competition.
The squad then took on St. Francis at home on Thursday, Sept 26. In a very close series, the girls lost 3-2.
They now sit at a 7-11 record prior to their match on Tuesday, Oct 1, against Andover.
The cross country teams took on a soggy course at Buffalo on Thursday, Sept. 26, with the boys coming in third and the girls coming in sixth.
Jaxon Jones cracked the top 10 for the boys, coming in ninth with a time of 17:31.50. For the girls, Jordan Merwin was just outside the top 10, coming in 13th with a time of 20:39.00.
The C-I boys took on Big Lake away on Thursday, Sept 26, coming off back-to-back wins against Hope Academy and Princeton.
The Jackets handily took down Big Lake 6-2 with a four-goal shutout in the second half. Chase Christianson, Tahtan Kassa, Derek Pohlkamp, Nate Larson, James Moran and Alex Thompson each poured in a goal to extend their winning streak to three games.
The girls kicked off this week with a home game against Big Lake on Thursday, Sept 26, looking to extend their winning streak to three after two big wins at Becker and Princeton. The girls took down Big Lake 3-2, with all three goals coming in the second half in a very close contest.
Their next game was Monday, Sept 30, against St. John’s Prep. The Jackets easily handled the competition by a score of 12-0. C-I racked up eight goals in the first half alone. They now sit at an 8-4 record and are on a four-game winning streak with only one game remaining in the regular season.
The Bluejackets took on Andover on Friday, Sept 27. The boys lost 6-41 in a tough match-up.
The only touchdown from the Bluejackets side came from an early-game, 78-yard touchdown from Gaven Ziebarth. However, that was all C-I could muster as Andover racked up 41 unanswered points.
The Jackets had a mere 145 yards to Andover’s 437 yards. Connor Braaten had 48 yards and one interception through the air. Gaven Ziebarth had 91 yards and one touchdown while also averaging 11.4 yards an attempt. Paul Swanson led receivers with two receptions for 36 yards. Mason Delagadillo led the defense with 9.5 tackles.
The Jackets will take on Elk River at home on Friday, Oct 4.
Girls swimming and diving
C-I had another strong meet last week, topping Becker 105-76 on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The Jackets started the meet off right, sweeping the top three places in the 200 medley relay. They did likewise in the 200 individual medley race to jump out to a commanding lead and finished the meet up with a sweep in the 100 backstroke before swimming the last two events as exhibition.