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high school soccer

Apollo took a young team on the road to the reigning state champions on Thursday night. The Eagles were grounded by the Hutchinson Tigers, 46-0. Hutch scored twice in the first quarter on runs from AJ Ladwig. The Tigers struck with 4:56 and 1:08 remaining.

The game slipped away from Apollo in the second quarter thanks to special teams plays. A long punt return from Levi Teetzel set Hutch’s third score of the night with 6:48 left in the half. Alex Elliot hit him from two yards. In the practice that followed, the Tigers forced a punt. Elliott made another huge play, blocking the kick. Ladwig fell on it in the end zone. The fourth consecutive two-point conversion led to a 32-0 margin at the break.

Hutchinson scored twice more in the third quarter and the best drive of the night failed for Apollo with a deep fumble into Tiger territory. Apollo (0-1) has its next game on Friday September 2 at Willmar.

Tonight, St. Cloud Tech at Sartell-St. Stephen, a play heard on KNSI. ROCORI opens at home against Becker in a marquee match. Both competitions start at 7:00 p.m.

high school swimming

Holdingford beat Apollo in women’s swimming Thursday, 104-82. Husker coach Jolene Breth says her team is off to a strong start with several swimmers starting the year with higher grades than they finished the 2021 campaign. Two Huskers have already qualified for sections .

Holdingford’s next meeting is Tuesday against Princeton. It will take place at Apollo High School.

College volleyball

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College women’s volleyball team started 2-0. On Wednesday, they beat Mesabi Range CTC and Alexandria Technical and Community College.

The Cyclones beat Mesabi 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-8. Emily Kemp had 12 kills, closely followed by McKenna Gross’ 10. Kylie Winter led the defensive effort with 25 digs. Makayla Balder added 14. Kemp was solid at net with 7 blocks.

The Cyclones slipped through Alexandria 25-15, 22-25, 25-13, 19-25, 15-13. It was a balanced effort. Five players have recorded at least eight eliminations. Four players had 14 or more recoveries, with Kylie Winter picking up 32.

SCTCC is at a tournament hosted by DuPage College today and tomorrow. The first game is set for 2:00 p.m.

professional golf

After the first round of the CRMC Championship from Cragun to Brainerd, Germany’s Alexander Herrmann leads at 9 under par. Taylor Funk and Conner Godsey both shot 62 and are one shot behind. There are five competitors under 7 years old. The tournament is the first PGA Tour Canada event ever held in the United States.

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