The Princeton Union-Eagle » Sports Community newspaper of Princeton, Minn. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Girls basketball vs. St. Francis Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:45:49 +0000 Jenna Doyle had 15 points to lead the Princeton Tigers to a 69-53 win over St. Francis on Friday, January 23, 2015. Taylor Laabs had 14 points for the Tigers and Ashley Schrammel had 11 points.

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Boys basketball vs. st. Francis Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:38:39 +0000 the princeton boys basketball team lost to St. Francis 80-67 on Friday night, January 23,2015.

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Boys hockey: tigers lose to Chisago Lakes Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:28:57 +0000 the Princeton Tigers boys hockey team scored two third period goals but lost 3-2 to Chisago Zlakes Thursday night, Jan. 22, 2015.

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Basketball: tiger girls win Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:50:33 +0000 the Princeton girls basketball team defeated Cloquet 78-37 Thursday, January 22 in Cloquet.

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Tiger girls host M-8 showdown with Bison Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:59:16 +0000 It will be a battle royale inside the Princeton Arena this Friday night, Jan. 23 when the Tiger girls hockey team hosts Buffalo with the conference lead on the line.

Bridget Walter (above) and teammate Maggie Peterson had six-point nights in the win over the St. Paul Blades.

Bridget Walter (above) and teammate Maggie Peterson had six-point nights in the win over the St. Paul Blades.

Entering this week, both teams are still undefeated in Mississippi 8 games. Buffalo’s leading scorers are Abby Halluska (22 G/16 A), Kirsten Olson (11/18) and Madi Jewell (16/9).

Sitting atop the Princeton scoring list is Maggie Peterson with 18 G/35 A- 53 points. She is followed closely by Bridget Walter (27/25- 52 pts). Maggie’s assists and Bridget’s goals marks are already team season records. Erica Schramel (14/22- 36 pts) and Larkin Walter (13/22- 35 pts) are next in the scoring table for the Tigers who will have M-8 games with North Wright County and Chisago Lakes remaining after the Bison matchup.

• The Princeton-B-BL defeated St. Francis-North Branch 10-2 in a Jan. 16 conference road game. In the first 9:24 of the game, Schramel scored twice and solo goals were netted by Peterson and B. Walter for a quick 4-0 lead. Both Jordan Blomquist and L. Walter scored two goals in the third, with additional goals coming from Alanna Mattson and Peterson. Kara Schramel held off the Saints with 20 saves.

On Jan. 13, the Tigers rolled past the St. Paul Blades 11-0. B. Walter scored 16 seconds into the game and finished the night with five goals and an assists. Peterson also enjoyed a six-point night with three goals and three assists. Casey Haverinen chipped in two goals, Raegan Anderson had a goal and an assist, and Maddy Peterson finished with three assists.

• The Tigers defeated Cambridge-Isanti-MPC for the third time this season with an 8-1 home win on Jan. 20.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: Buffalo 8-0, 14-7; Princeton-Big Lake-Becker 7-0, 17-4-1; North Wright Co. 4-2-2, 8-8-5; Rogers 3-4-3, 4-12-5; St. Francis-NB 2-6-1, 9-12-1; Chisago Lakes 1-4-3, 8-9-3; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 0-9-1, 2-19-1.

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Tiger boys add two conference wins Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:55:45 +0000 The Princeton boys hockey squad climbed in the Mississippi 8 standings after picking up two more conference victories last week.

The Tigers swept the season series with the Monticello-AML Moose after posting a 6-3 home win Jan. 15. Tyler McAlpine got things started with a first-period goal, then Jake S. Carlson had PHS up 2-1 in the second. Logan Peterson notched the team’s opening score in the third, then Carlson completed the hat trick with the next two scores. Bill Oakes finished off the win with his late goal.

Justin Carlson scored one goal and had an assist in the Tigers' wins over Northern Lakes and North Branch last week.

Justin Carlson scored one goal and had an assist in the Tigers’ wins over Northern Lakes and North Branch last week.

“I think some guys are settling into their roles and some guys have stepped up in to ‘go-to roles. With a really young team like this, (Coach) Ross and I figured we would struggle a little early on in the season and then come around the second half which seems to be exactly what is happening,” described Coach Jeff Hanson. “We have matured a lot throughout this season as a team. We are a way better team now than we were even a month ago. All of our younger guys are learning how to play at this level consistently now.”

His Tigers also swept the series with North Branch with a 9-0 home win Jan. 17. Johnny Groebner lit the lamp 2:15 into action. Goals came from eight other skaters: Oakes, McAlpine, Justin Carlson, Sam Schroeder, Peterson, Josh Swanson, George Rhode and Jake Carlson. Wyatt Dahlheimer made 16 saves in the shutout.

“Scoring has been pretty spread out, and we are getting production from everyone. We finally seemed to find some chemistry and scored some goals (19 in the last three games). Our power play has been consistent all year, and we are now also scoring even strength,” said Coach Hanson.

• The Tigers also defeated visiting Northern Lakes 4-2 on Jan. 13. Goals came from Justin Carlson, Peterson, Swanson and McAlpine.

Mississippi 8 Boys Hockey: Buffalo 5-0, 9-8; St. Michael-Alb. 5-1, 13-3; Princeton 4-2-1, 9-6-2; Monticello 4-4, 6-12; Rogers 3-3, 6-10-1; Chisago Lakes 2-1-1, 4-12-1; Cambridge-Isanti 1-3, 7-9; North Branch 0-5, 5-11; St. Francis 0-5, 0-16.

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Bluejackets slip past Tiger swim & dive Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:45:04 +0000 Princeton freestyle sprinter Nicholas Johnson won the 50 Free race at the Cambridge meet (above), and Levi Swanson was second in diving for the Tigers againt the Bluejackets.

Princeton freestyle sprinter Nicholas Johnson won the 50 Free race at the Cambridge meet (above), and Levi Swanson was second in diving for the Tigers againt the Bluejackets.

It was a tight night of swimming between rivals Princeton and Cambridge-Isanti in the Jan. 15 Mississippi 8 dual meet. The Bluejackets got a 12-second win in the final event, the 400 Freestyle Relay, to slip past the Tigers 94-89.

Princeton’s 200 Medley Relay of Trent Lange, Nicholas Johnson, Luke Paplham and Tommy Milam began the evening with a winning time of 1:50.0. Paplham followed with a win in the 200 IM (2:20.5), and Johnson posted the quickest 50 Free mark of 23.18. Tiger divers Dustin Moinichen (166.2), Levi Swanson (145.7) and Mackenzie Moinichen (134.4) then swept the top three spots to help build a lead in the team standings.

Paplham was second in the 100 Butterfly (1:00.9), and Milam (55.8) and Ryan Kreft (56.5) went second/third in the 100 Freestyle. The Tigers added a win in the 200 Free Relay when Kreft, Milam, Paplham and Johnson teamed for a 1:35.8 time. Johnson went on to place third in the 100 Backstroke (1:06.8), and Swanson was second in the 100 Breaststroke (1:16.1) in the late events.

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Princeton wrestlers take second at the Rogers Rumble Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:43:54 +0000 SPORTS ROUND-UP W/GYMNASTICS:   Recording two tight wins, the Princeton wrestlers finished in second place at last Saturday’s Rogers Royals Rumble.

The Tigers received pins from Jesse McClay at 132, Brent Chambers at 195 and Eric Elsner at 285 then they rallied from a 24-0 deficit to defeat Dassel-Cokato 35-34 in the opening match. Ethan Smart and Jake Pramann both won major decisions, with additional decisions coming from Tim Bialka, Chase Arens and Nathan Hellman.

Princeton overcame a challenge from St. Cloud Tech to win 38-36 in the semifinals. The championship match at Class AAA top-ranked Apple Valley defeating the Tigers 55-18.

• In their Jan. 15 Mississippi 8 dual, visiting St. Francis scored a 47-27 win at Princeton.

Mississippi 8 Wrestling: St. Michael-Alb. 5-0, 16-2; St. Francis 3-1, 6-2; Cambridge-Isanti 3-0, 14-12; Big Lake 3-1, 10-8; Princeton 2-2, 10-7; Buffalo 2-2, 11-5; Rogers 2-4, 4-12; Chisago Lakes 1-3, 7-7; North Branch 0-4, 4-7; Monticello 0-5, 2-9.


Gymnasts take on Vikings

North Branch stayed among the Mississippi 8 gymnastics leaders with a 136.8 – 115.825 win over Princeton Jan. 15.

Leading the Tigers on each event were: Allison Humphrey – 8.35 on Vault; Megan Gourley – 7.525 on Bars; Brittney Deutmeyer – 7.1 on Beam; and Lexi Jones – 7.575 on Floor.

Additional higher scores for Princeton came from Jones (8.2) and TaLeah Janssen (7.8) on Vault, Jones (6.75) and Allison Murphy (6.55) on Bars, Janssen (6.95) and Millie Anderson (6.925) on Beam, and Murphy (7.4) and Deutmeyer (7.2) on Floor.

• On Jan. 20, the Tigers scored a career-high 125.9 points in a conference meet won by Monticello with 136.0 points.

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Football Booster Club meeting Jan. 29 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:41:29 +0000 The Princeton Football Booster Club will hold its annual planning meeting on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school media center. Elections for secretary and treasurer, as well as planning for the upcoming football season will take place. Need not have a student in football to attend, just a love for football and a willingness to help the team. Please contact Patrice Broding with questions (763-370-1218).

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Tiger boys get shot at section-foe Hawks Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:40:29 +0000 BASKETBALL UPDATES:  Taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic hosted by Breakdown Sports at UMD, the Princeton boys basketball squad took on section partner Hermantown, with the Hawks holding for an 87-67 victory.

Marqus Flicek doubled up for the Tigers with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Brady Peterson owned a 13 point/seven rebound/four assist line, and Tanner Kinney added 11 points.

“We had a couple of rough stretches where we let them go on some scoring runs, and it took us awhile to respond and stop the run. We played from behind the entire game, and were unable to go on a major scoring run ourselves to get completely back into the game,” described Tiger Coach Brett Cloutier. “As far as section goes, I would say front leaders are the Hawks and Chisago Lakes at this point. Hermantown will be a force come section playoff time, that is for sure.”

• On Saturday, Peterson scored 19 points and finished with 14 rebounds, but host Duluth Denfeld snuck out a 60-58 win. Ben Jungroth added 11 points for Princeton.

“We were unable to play at the pace we wanted in the second half. Hats off to Denfeld for slowing down the tempo and forcing us to play a half-court game as opposed to an up-and-down pace. We shot over 50 percent, but our 22 turnovers really hurt,” said Coach Cloutier.

The Tigers were also topped by Rogers in M-8 action 76-48 on Jan. 15. Peterson had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Eli Schimming chipped in 10 points for the Tigers.

Mississippi 8 Boys Basketball: St. Michael-Alb. 6-0, 12-3 all; St. Francis 6-0, 13-4; Cambridge-Isanti 4-1, 7-8; Buffalo 3-2, 7-9; Chisago Lakes 3-3, 11-6; Rogers 2-3, 8-8; Monticello 2-4, 10-6; North Branch 1-5, 2-12; Big Lake 1-5, 1-12; Princeton 0-5, 3-13.

Girls hoops wins two

Taylor Laabs led the Tigers with 22 points, Ashley Schramel scored 15 and Jenna Doyle added 12 points in an 80-36 girls basketball win over section-partner Duluth on Saturday. Danielle Chmielewski helped with seven points against the Hunters, and Julia Bjurman scored six for Princeton.

On Jan. 13, Princeton earned a 74-40 win over Chisago Lakes when Haley Sandin led the way with 21 points and seven assists. Anna Oakes and Doyle both added 10 points.

The Tigers dropped a 62-53 Mississippi 8 game to Rogers Jan. 16. Laabs scored 18 and Sandin 13 on the Royals.

• On Jan. 20, St. Cloud Tech defeated the Princeton girls 56-47.

Mississippi 8 Girls Basketball: St. Michael-Alb. 4-0, 10-2 all; St. Francis 4-0, 8-5; Cambridge-Isanti 3-1, 9-5; Rogers 3-1, 8-6; Princeton 2-2, 9-5; Buffalo 2-2, 8-5; North Branch 2-2, 6-7; Chisago Lakes 0-4, 6-9; Monticello 0-4, 4-10; Big Lake 0-4, 4-11.

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