"Barnum has always been one of the most fun teams to play since I was little," he said of the two teams that will meet again Feb. 10 at Barnum. "I was just trying to play my role."
"It was a big win; everybody was having a good time," Barrett said. "We knew this would be a little personal for coach, but every game we are going to come to play. Coach told us to have fun with this one, but we needed to get right back at it Monday with practice."
Plan to get to tonight's game plenty early. Parking can be like a game of Tetris at the Heritage, while seats will be at a premium for the many hockey lover's in our area. Arriving for the JV game beforehand is not frowned upon.
"It's an indescribable feeling," said Reed, a 5-foot-9 right-handed guard who is in her fourth and final year of varsity and finishes her career unbeaten in Jug games. "It's a really big game. It means a lot every year."
Bird lit the lamp once in last week's opening period, using a nifty head fake to beat CEC senior goaltender Erin Genereau. After a scoreless second frame, Bird was at it again in the third, counting the game's second and third goals, giving the elusive forward a natural hat trick.
"It hurts now, but I told them 10 years from now, you'll look back fondly on being the first-ever high school game in this stadium," Gronner said. "They played as hard as they could, and I'm extremely proud of that, we just had a few too many mistakes." "It's been the most memorable experience of my life," said Smith of his now completed four-year career, in a cracked and saddened voice. "It's been a great ride."
Case in point is Dupuis, who balances basketball with her job at a local convenience store and her studies. After soon earning her Associates of Arts degree, she wants to pursue marine biology someday. "It keeps me busy," Dupuis said. "But I love playing on the court.
MINNEAPOLIS — Carter Kopet threw for 212 yards and three touchdowns, while dashing for 130 yards and two more scores on the ground to lead Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran to a 38-29 victory over Cromwell-Wright in a historic Nine-Man state semifinal football contest Thursday morning in Minneapolis.
Many of them were making their second state tournament trip, as a part of the Lumberjacks' third appearance in four seasons. "Everyone down there is good," said Lenarz of the state tournament. "And our kids certainly earned the right to be there."
The defense will need to stand up and be counted in Thursday’s state semifinal against Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran (12-0), which beat Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 39-22 in its state quarterfinal. Junior quarterback Carter Kopet leads an aerial circus which will be unlike anything the Cardinals have yet faced.