Prep Report: Duluth East girls top Coon Rapids in 7AA soccer semifinals

Jamie Whitlinger and Caroline Henderson scored 88 seconds apart in the first half to lead Duluth East to a 3-1 win over Coon Rapids in a Section 7AA high school girls soccer semifinal Saturday at Public Schools Stadium.

Jamie Whitlinger and Caroline Henderson scored 88 seconds apart in the first half to lead Duluth East to a 3-1 win over Coon Rapids in a Section 7AA high school girls soccer semifinal Saturday at Public Schools Stadium.

The No. 1-seeded Greyhounds (13-5-1) advance to Tuesday's 7 p.m. final against Anoka (11-5-3), a 3-2 winner at second-seeded Andover.

Goalkeeper Sonja Barr stopped three shots for East, which has allowed one or fewer goals in 12 of the past 15 games.

Cloquet 4, Zimmerman 1

Sadie Micke and Carley Esse each scored twice as the Lumberjacks won the 7A quarterfinal at home.


Cloquet (8-8-2) advances to a semifinal round meeting at top-seeded Chisago Lakes (13-5-1) on Tuesday.

Boys soccer

Duluth East 2, Andover 0

Joe Bauer and Dan Spooner combined for four saves in the 7AA semifinal at PSS, the Greyhounds' 11th shutout this season.

Mike Sorensen scored his 17th goal of the season in the first half and Billy Renier tacked on a 69th-minute goal.

East (15-2-3) advances to play at No. 1 seed Anoka (11-2-6) in Tuesday's championship game.

North Branch 4, Duluth Marshall 3

The Vikings won 5-3 in a shootout round after the host Hilltoppers (10-7-1) had rallied from a 3-1 deficit to send the 7A quarterfinal to overtime.


Marshall's Zach Isaacson and John Fox scored goals to tie the game.

Hermantown 3,

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 2

Kyle Nielson's 57th-minute goal capped a two-goal comeback for the host Hawks (7-9-3), who advanced to Tuesday's 7A semifinals.

Sam Longseth and Landen Straub gave CEC a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes before Hermantown rallied.

Proctor 6, Chisago Lakes 1

Tom Rossiter and Donovan DeBartolo each scored two goals in the host Rails' 7A semifinal win.

Rails goalie Iziah Schramm saved six shots and assisted on one of the goals. Proctor (13-5-1) hosts North Branch in a semifinal Tuesday.


Girls swimming

East wins 7AA true team meet

Emily Punyko won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, Elizabeth Reed took first in the 500 freestyle and Duluth East won the 200 medley relay en route to capturing the Section 7AA True Team title at Coon Rapids.

The Greyhounds advance to the Class AA True Team state meet Thursday at the Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

-- Grand Rapids freshman Solveig Viren set two Hibbing pool records in the Section 7A True Team and Iron Range Conference meet at Hibbing. She won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.60 seconds, breaking the mark of 24.95 by Milaca's Angela Roehl in 1996. Viren also won the 100 freestyle in 54.50, breaking the mark of 54.92 by Cambridge's Kerry Larson in 1992.

Hibbing won the event with 1,329 points and Grand Rapids second with 1,199. Hibbing, Grand Rapids and Virginia advanced to the Class A True Team meet Friday at the Aquatic Center.


Northwestern 47, Hayward 0


Kasey Leggate rushed for three touchdowns and the second-ranked Tigers pitched their third shutout of the season to clinch a share of the Heart O'North title Friday at Maple.

Northwestern (8-0, 6-0), winners of 17 straight regular-season games, can wrap up another undefeated campaign Thursday at Ladysmith.

Hayward 0-0-0-0--0

Northwestern 14-20-7-6--47

N -- Kasey Leggate 17 run (Adam Holden kick)

N -- Leggate 15 run (Holden kick)

N -- T.J. Polkoski 4 run (Holden kick)

N -- Leggate 15 run (Holden kick)


N -- Zak Anttila 23 run (kick failed)

N -- Dee Burse 95 kickoff return (Holden kick)

N -- Justin Alexson 15 run (run failed)

East Central 19, Chisholm 7

Tom Battaglia rushed for 83 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns and passed for another 88 yards and a score to lead the Eagles to the Great Polar Alliance Red Division win.

Corey Sura added 83 yards on 20 carries, while Jake Klocke caught four passes including a touchdown for East Central (6-1, 6-0), which clinched at least a share of the conference title.

East Central 0-7-6-6--19

Chisholm 7-0-0-0--7


C -- Max Butler 38 pass from Adam Vake (Latu kick)

EC -- Jake Klocke 5 pass from Tom Battaglia (J. Klocke kick)

EC -- Battaglia 6 run (kick blocked)

EC -- Battaglia 1 run (kick failed)

Mountain Iron-Buhl 40,

Tower-Soudan 14

Quarterback Ryan Buria rushed for 173 yards and had four touchdowns rushing, one passing and one on a 75-yard kickoff return as the Rangers (6-1, 6-0) won the Great Northern game at home.

MIB originally was scheduled to play Babbitt-Embarrass, which had to forfeit due to a lack of healthy players.

Tower-Soudan 8-6-0-0--14

Mountain Iron-Buhl 14-14-12-0--40

MIB -- Ryan Buria 26 run (run failed)

MIB -- Zach Kivi 13 pass from Buria (Buria run)

TS -- Anthony Broten 1 run (Bradley Roy pass from Austin Hujanen)

MIB -- Buria 40 run (Buria run)

MIB -- Buria 1 run (pass failed)

MIB -- Buria 75 kickoff return (run failed)

TS -- Broten 16 run (pass failed)

MIB -- Buria 42 run (run failed)

Cook 38, Cherry 18

Matt Bergman rushed for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Little Gophers to the St. Louis County Conference win at home, ending Cook's regular season at 7-1.

Cherry 0-0-12-6--18

Cook 7-8-7-16--38

Cook -- Matt Bergman 30 pass from Bryan Linn (Jeff Chaulklin kick)

Cook -- Mason Wilhelmy 35 pass from Linn (Bergman run)

Ch -- Adam Mayry 4 run (kick failed)

Ch -- Branden Roberts 63 run (run failed)

Cook -- Bergman 6 run (Chaulklin kick)

Ch -- Mark Anderson 9 run (run failed)

Cook -- Bergman 3 run (Bergman run)

Cook -- Jaret Sandberg 4 run (Sandberg run)

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