"The junior varsity kids especially are learning things about the pace of the game," Olin said. "They have to make a big step and they need to learn to play the game the right way."
Suominen's 50-yard freestyle time of 23.41 is a full half-second ahead of anyone else in the field, while her 100-yard time of 51.49 is also fastest among the 24 entered swimmers.
There was a lot to smile about at the state cross-country meets Saturday in Northfield. Individually, two Carlton County runners earned All-State recognition in the Class A boys race. Top honors went to Moose Lake-Willow River senior Ethan Olson, who took 11th place with a time of 16:24.4 in his final high school race. "He's been fantastic," Rebels coach Adam Whelan said. Olson is the only runner Whelan has coached for all six seasons he's run the program.
"We try to focus on one-to-one matchups that we can exploit and against Proctor, we couldn't do that," Arntson said. "They matched up with us athletically, and that made it hard for us. We tried to do some things to counter it, with limited success." Trailing 17-0 in the fourth quarter, Esko's no-huddle offense finally came to life.
"Cromwell was a good team," Soukkala said. "But as the game wore on, we started to read what Cromwell was doing; we kept working at it and playing with enthusiasm." Losing the first game was not optimal from Soukkala's point of view, but she says her team learned from the experience. <
> The difference between the teams was a failed two-point conversion after Carlson's touchdown, giving Cromwell-Wright a two-point lead at the break. <
A majority of the council has decided that, no, it doesn't owe that bit of due diligence to the taxpayers who fund not only the police department, but the entire city government as well. I think that's disrespectful to the citizens. And, as I previously mentioned, the optics are horrible. I get that we elect city councilors to make decisions on our behalf. That's part of living in a representative republic. But those councilors need to commit to the right way to do things.
After Janke's first touchdown, from one yard, the Mercuries briefly tied the game on a four-yard run by Drew Dean. But the next time the visitors scored, it was 44-6 thanks in part to Janke's excellence He also scored on runs of 4, 16 and 14 yards as part of a ground game that churned out 377 yards of offense.
> "I think a penalty shootout is the hardest way to lose in sports," Clark said. "There's just nothing you can say when your whole season comes down to one kick of a ball."
The team loses Zoe Klimek and Jayda Woller to graduation in addition to Martin and Borske, and will have only one senior next season according to the current roster. "We'll still be young," Johnson said. "We knew we would take some lumps having sophomores gaining experience at the first two singles positions, but we will be better for it in the long run." <