Spectrum’s winter “homecoming” includes hoops twin bill, dance team and royalty

Jacob Shockley of Spectrum went up for a layup with teammate Jaden Shockley and North Metro's John Rodriguez and Matt Pfeiffer (14) trailing. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Spectrum High School celebrated Homecoming on Friday evening with two basketball games, introduction of royalty and a performance by the dance team.

The Sting hoops teams lost both games to North Metro Blazers, a Roseville-based team of home-schooled students.

Spectrum's Shelby Eden pulled up for a layup, after stealing the ball, with North Metro's Stephanie Cariveau (12) in pursuit. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The Sting girls (1-14) sank nine 3-point shots but lost to the Blazers 47-39 as their shooting was off the mark for the most part. Shelby Eden hit 16 points, Sydney Blake nine, and Diana Salisbury and Rebecca Schultz six each, for Spectrum.

The Sting boys (3-10) lost to the Blazers 67-50. Seth Moan  tallied 25 points and Jordan Lendt  14 for North Metro. The Sting had Jaden Shockley with 14, Jacob Schockley with 11, Johnny Erickson with 11, and Steve Delain with 8.

Spectrum homecoming queen and king, Jilliam Dammeier and Caleb Supelveda, were introduced at halftime along with the rest of the royal court. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The court introduced between games is headed by queen Jillian Dammeier and king Caleb Sepulveda. The princes and princesses are juniors Gabby Bardel-Palacio and Dylan Wicklund, sophomores Sadie Ehr and Sam Rogers, and freshmen Tessa Agillar and Braden Dykstra.

The dance team, a Spectrum-PACT co-op, did a high-kick routine.

Spectrum, which opened its new gymnasium in December, holds Homecoming in the winter because as yet it has no football, although that is due to change this fall when they’ll add football.

The Sting teams will be back in action Monday evening, the girls at Cambridge Christian and the boys at home against FAIR.

The Spectrum-PACT dance team including Gabby Gutzkow, Savannah Cretinon, Ashley Zawistowski and Jordyn Gustafson performed. (Photo by Bruce Strand)
Spectrum's Rebecca Schultz pulled down a rebound in front of North Metro's Anna Stephens. (Photo by Bruce Strand)The Spectrum-PACT dance team performed. (Photo by Bruce Strand)