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Spectrum volleyball opened with a five-set loss to Brooklyn Center on Tuesday evening. The Centaurs prevailed 26-24, 21-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-5. Meghan Hays led the Sting attack with 11 kills. Freshman Setter Ellie Rogers contributed 6 kills, 4 aces and 19 assists. Maddie Hays had 8 assists. Defensively, Costy Dalla Valentina had 9 digs and […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Everybody’s ready for some real football, and it’s almost here. After two weeks of practices, and a Saturday of scrimmages, on the heels of summer team camps, District 728 teams will be kicking off the 2014 season Thursday evening, and not a moment too soon. “Today, you could see […]

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Sparked by freshman Jena Jakubiec with two goals and an assist, the Spectrum Sting girls won their opener 5-2 over PACT on Friday at home. Freshman goalkeeper Aly Kraus made several key saves throughout the game while senior Danielle Hennies, sophomore Olivia Rice and 8th-grader Emily O’Connell had the other goals. Team newcomers Anna McGlone […]

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  Spectrum Sting teams will have a mascot this year for the first time, a rugged-looking fellow with a shield, named “Sting,” who was introduced during an event at the school on Monday, Aug. 3. A press release from the school stated that Mark Haugstad created the final mascot design, Matt Fahner built much of […]

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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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