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The Spectrum cross country teams “showed great effort,” said coach Rick Peterson, at the Section 5A meet as the girls finished fifth and the boys 12th among 24 teams at Stone’s Throw Golf Club in Milaca. Annandale was girls champion and Mora was boys champion. Leading the Sting girls was freshman Elizabeth Hackbarth in 16th [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A playoff opener between two volleyball teams unlikely to advance past the second round nonetheless had some intrigue on Thursday evening. It was a Spectrum team with an 18-7 record, but mostly against tiny schools, against a Zimmerman team that sputtered to a 5-21 mark, against a much stronger [...]

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Elk River was seeded No. 7 among 12 teams in Section 7AAA volleyball after a 9-15 regular season. The Elks will host No. 10 Princeton (11-15) in the first round Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cambridge-Isanti (24-4) is the No. 1 seed. North Branch (17-5), a team the Elks beat 3-1 early in the season, is No. [...]

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The Spectrum football team won a wild one 62-32 over St. Paul Academy, their first victory after six losses, on Friday at home.   Shane Herrlin carried the ball 19 times for 202 yards and three touchdowns, including a 64-yard run.   Quarterback Ben Maki carried six times for 109 yards including a 53-yard touchdown. [...]

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The Spectrum volleyball teams wrapped up an 18-7 regular season by defeating Community of Peace 25-11, 25-15, 25-12. The seniors were honored along with the foreign exchange student members with words and gifts prior to the match from the juniors. “After tears and hugs,  it was all business,” said coach Tex Cuabo. Senior Rachel Neiss [...]

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The Spectrum girls placed third and the boys fifth in their conference meet, which combines schools from the MCAA and MSCS conferences, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal.   Trinity at River Ridge won both championships.   Spectrum had three girls make all-conference, Elizabeth Hackbarth in ninth place, Noelle Diekman in [...]

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Spectrum girls soccer scored first but lost its Section 5A playoff opener to Legacy Christian Academy 3-1 on Tuesday in Fridley. The Sting went into the game with high hopes, having tied the Cougars in the regular season.  Each team had multiple chances on net. It was 0-0 at halftime. Lorna Bechtel got the Sting [...]

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The Spectrum Sting defeated Calvin Christian 25-19, 25-19, 25-10 on Monday in Fridley, improving to 17-7 for the season.   Ellie Rogers served five aces, Meghan Hays four and Lexi Reese three. Hays also led with eight kills, with Rachel Neiss adding six and Molly Mitchell five. osty Dalla Valentina, playing with a minor injury, [...]

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The Spectrum Sting lost to Minnehaha Academy 37-6 on Friday at Hamline University, falling to 0-6. The Sting had a brief lead when quarterback Ben Maki scored on an 18-yard run in the first quarter. Minnehaha Academy’s Xavier Ray scored on runs of 56 and 64 yards. Matthew Anfinson threw two touchdown passes, to Jonathan [...]

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