Sports

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Moved by the plight of a former teammate dealing with concussions, Spectrum soccer player Danielle Hennies decided to see if she could help reduce the risk for fellow athletes. Her idea was to raise funds for Impact/Concussion Baseline Testing by hosting a 5K run as her senior project at Spectrum. [...]

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Softball RECORD — 6-5 overall (Not in a conference) TEAM AWARDS — Offensive MVP: Elizabeth Hackbarth (8th, C) … Defensive MVP: Ellie Rogers (8th, SS) … Sting Award: Kassi Robbins (so, 1B) BATTING LEADERS — Average: Hackbarth .500 (18-36), Meghan Schroeder .394 (13-33), Haily Wallace .353 (12-34), Leah Dehn .314 (11-35) … Runs: Hackbarth 23,  [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Sean Ryther, who started the Spectrum wrestling program four years ago and had a trio of state qualifiers this year, has resigned from the Elk River charter school, with plans to move to South Korea. “The Lord has told me to get out of my comfort zone,” said Ryther, who [...]

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Spectrum’s two entrants in the state Class A girls track meet did not make it to the podium on Friday. Kayla Zimmerman, a senior, placed 12th in the 800 run prelims on Friday with 2:21.97 and didn’t advance to Saturday’s finals. Zimmerman placed fourth last year with 2:18. Lorna Bechtel, a freshman, topped out at [...]

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Two Spectrum girls, Kayla Zimmerman and Lorna Bechtel, qualified for the Class A state track meet with performances at Section 5A on Wednesday at St. John’s. Zimmerman, a senior who placed fourth in the state in the 800 meters last year, earned a return trip placing second with 2:20.94, behind Albany’s Emily Weiss (2:19.18). Bechtel, [...]

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Ten Spectrum athletes qualified for the Section 5A meet by placing in the top four at a sub-section meet in Annandale on Tuesday. The sectional will be held May 28 at St. John’s University. Sarina Staurseth and Lorna Bechtel each qualified in three events. Staurseth won the triple jump (34-8). Staurseth was second in 100 [...]

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New Life Academy, a top-ten ranked Class A team, gave Spectrum a 21-0 drubbing on Saturday at Spectrum. The Eagles (16-3) scored 12 runs in the first inning on five hits, four walks, two hit batters and two errors, off Luke Nolden and Christian Rieck. “New Life is a great team and when your pitching [...]

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For some reason, almost all the games on Spectrum’s new home ballpark wind up being very close. The Sting edged Legacy Christian 5-4 at Spectrum Sports Complex on Friday, the fifth one-run game among six at home. The Sting are now 3-2 in those one-run games at home. The Sting scored five in the sixth [...]

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The Spectrum Sting lost to Litchfield 6-1 on Thursday in a game that took only an hour and 20 minutes, played in Dassel. Ryan Pribnow pitched four innings, giving up a two-run double in the second, and four runs in the fourth when the Dragons had a double, triple and double in succession. Austin Kurilla [...]

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