The Princeton Union-Eagle » Sports http://unioneagle.com Community newspaper of Princeton, Minn. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:48:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tigers wrestle to 2nd at Husky Invite http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tigers-wrestle-to-2nd-at-husky-invite/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tigers-wrestle-to-2nd-at-husky-invite/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:25:25 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112177 Princeton wrestling finished off a tough three-day stretch of competition by placing second at Saturday’s Andover Husky Invitational. Centennial won the event, and the Tigers’ Mississippi 8 partner St. Francis was third among the 12 teams.

A marquis matchup on Friday came at 170 lbs. when the Tigers’ Jake Pramann (right) battled to an overtime win over the Bluejackets’ David Kent. Pramann continued his strong season the next day with a first-place showing at Andover.  Photos by Greg Hunt

A marquis matchup on Friday came at 170 lbs. when the Tigers’ Jake Pramann (right) battled to an overtime win over the Bluejackets’ David Kent. Pramann continued his strong season the next day with a first-place showing at Andover. Photos by Greg Hunt

Jake Pramann and Brent Chambers won individual titles at the invite to lead the Tigers. Pramann opened the 170 lb. brackets with a 59-second pin, a 16-0 tech fall, then he pinned Fridley’s Henderson at 4:43 in the championship.

After first-round bye in the 220 brackets, Chambers pinned Johnson of Minneapolis South before recording a 9-1 major in the finals over Spring Lake Park’s Wehmas.

Tim Bialka at 145 and Colton Hellman at 182 were runners-up at their weights for Princeton. Bialka got a pin and 4-0 decision before Wilson of St. Francis won 10-4 in the championship. Hellman pinned three straight foes, then Martell of Chippewa Falls, WI held for a 3-2 decision in the finals.

Alex Robillard at 126 and Gabe Kolhoff at 152 both put together 3-1 days to place third for the Tigers. Adding fourth-place points were Gabe Katzke at 113, Dylan Auren at 160 and Chase Arens at 195.

Cambridge-Isanti 43, Tigers 18

Princeton had its M-8 Conference record go even at 1-1 on the season when host Cambridge-Isanti bolted to a 30-0 lead after six matches en route to a 43-18 win on Friday night.

Brent Chambers worked for two takedowns and a late reverse to win his 220 lb. match 7-3 at Cambridge in the Friday night dual meet. On Saturday, the junior took first place at the Husky Invite, finishing the day with a 9-1 major.

Brent Chambers worked for two takedowns and a late reverse to win his 220 lb. match 7-3 at Cambridge in the Friday night dual meet. On Saturday, the junior took first place at the Husky Invite, finishing the day with a 9-1 major.

At 138, Bialka’s pin in the second period got the Tigers on the board. Auren picked up a reverse with 35 seconds remaining to win his 160 bout 4-2. In a 170 matchup of last-season State entrants, Pramann slipped in a takedown in overtime to defeat the Jackets’ Kent 3-1 which made it 37-12. The Tigers’ final points came from Hellman’s 3-2 2OT win at 195 and Chambers’ 7-3 decision at 220.

• In more non-conference action last week at the Dec. 11 Mora Triangular, Princeton defeated Virginia and dropped a 46-21 match to the host Mustangs. Both teams are section partners of the Tigers (5-3 overall).

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Princeton and ’Cats finish in M-8 boys hockey tie http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/princeton-and-cats-finish-in-m-8-boys-hockey-tie/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/princeton-and-cats-finish-in-m-8-boys-hockey-tie/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:22:19 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112175 In their first meeting since last season’s Section 5A championship, Princeton and Chisago Lakes tied 2-2 in Mississippi 8 boys hockey action Saturday night.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, and the advantage stood until they scored early in the third. Then with goalie Wyatt Dahlheimer pulled late in the period, the Tigers’ Tyler McAlpine and George Rhode found the net 49 seconds apart to forge the tie.

“It was a great game. We out-shot them 10-4 in the first period and 11-5 in the second,” said Tiger Coach Jeff Hanson. “Overtime was back and forth. We probably had the edge in scoring chances and shots.”

Dahlheimer finished with 27 saves for Princeton.

• In their other action last week, Princeton fell to Rogers 7-2. McAlpine and Josh Swanson scored the Tiger goals, and Dahlheimer stopped 39 shots.

“Rogers had a very good first line. As a team,they were very advantageous, finishing on pretty much every chance when we gave them space or left someone open,” said Coach Hanson.

Mississippi 8 Boys Hockey: Buffalo 2-0, 3-4 all; St. Michael-Alb. 2-1, 3-2; Monticello-Moose 2-1, 3-5; Chisago Lakes 1-0-1, 1-4-1; Princeton 1-1-1, 3-2-1; Cambridge-Isanti 1-1, 2-3; Rogers 1-2, 3-4; North Branch 0-2, 3-4; St. Francis 0-2, 0-6.

 

Tiger girls tie White Hawks

A meeting of Section 5A girls hockey teams on Dec. 9 saw Princeton and host Mound-Westonka finish in a 3-3 tie. The 17th-ranked Tigers held a slim 41-40 shots-on-goal edge over the 10th-ranked White Hawks.

Maddy Peterson netted goals in the first two periods as Princeton trailed 3-2. Kenzie Skuza’s goal with under seven minutes left in regulation created the tie as the Tigers out-shot M-W 15-6 in the third. Kara Schramel had 37 saves in the tie.

• On Dec. 12, Princeton worked past the visiting Minneapolis Novas 6-1. Skuza recorded her first varsity hat trick by scoring the team’s first and final two goals. Adding scoring in the second period were Bridget Walter, Maggie Peterson and Raegan Anderson. Schramel totaled 30 saves, and Maddy Peterson led with two assists.

• Princeton earned a 5-2 M-8 girls hockey win over Chisago Lakes Dec. 16.

Mississippi 8 Girls Hockey: Buffalo 5-0, 8-2 all; Princeton-Big Lake-Becker 4-0, 10-2-1; North Wright Co. 2-1-1, 5-5-2; Chisago Lakes 1-2-3, 3-6-3; Rogers 1-2-2, 1-5-3; St. Francis 0-4-1, 3-8-1; Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 0-4-1, 1-10-1.

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Tiger hoops sweeps Hibbing http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-hoops-sweeps-hibbing/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-hoops-sweeps-hibbing/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:20:09 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112173 Upping their record to 3-0 this winter, the Princeton girls basketball team defeated Hibbing 64-25 on the St. Ben’s University court.

Haley Sandin scored 13 and Taylor Laabs had 11 points in the win. All Tiger players scored in the non-conference game, including Jenna Doyle (nine), Julia Bjurman (eight) and Reilee Schepper (five). Anna Oakes pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds, and Laabs and Sandin combined for 10 steals.

“The entire defense just stepped up and did some great things. Hibbing is a team that really struggles in the backcourt with some young, inexperienced guards. Fortunately for us that is where one of our strengths lie,” said Princeton Coach Andrew Fenske. “They just had many costly mistakes which we took advantage of. Early on in the game it was 5-5, and then we realized we had to step up our pressure and get after them even more.”

Both Tiger hoops teams take on Zimmerman this Friday, with the girls making the trip to the Thunder’s gym.

PHS Boys 71, Hibbing 45

The Princeton boys earned their second win of the season with a 71-45 win over visiting Hibbing on Saturday afternoon. Brady Peterson paced the offense with 24 points, and Tanner Kinney added 16 points in the game the Tigers led 37-20 at the break.

Jared Seifert chipped in eight points, with more points coming from Reed Mitchell (seven) and Eli Schimming.

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Tiger swimmers perform at the Apollo Invite http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-swimmers-perform-at-the-apollo-invite/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-swimmers-perform-at-the-apollo-invite/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:18:14 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112169 Noah Swanson swam in the freestyle relays in the home pool for the Mississippi 8 get together Dec. 12.  Photos courtesy of Blake Broding Photography

Noah Swanson swam in the freestyle relays in the home pool for the Mississippi 8 get together Dec. 12. Photos courtesy of Blake Broding Photography

After hosting the Mississippi 8 relays jamboree on Friday night, the Princeton boys swim & dive team headed west to place third at the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational on Saturday. St. Cloud Tech won the invite, with Sartell placing second ahead of Princeton in the five-team gathering.

Leading placers for the Tigers were the following: 200 Medley Relay of Trent Lange, Wyatt Lawrence, Luke Paplham & Ryan Kreft third at 1:53.9; 200 Free Relay of Kreft, Noah Swanson, Paplham and Tommy Milam third at 1:39.0; Diving relay of Mack Moinichen, Levi Swanson & Ricky Torkelson placed second;

300 Butterfly Relay of Nathan Wetrosky, Nathan Russell, Wyatt Anderson & Paplham third at 3:20.7; 850 Free Relay of Swanson, Milam, Wade Lawrence & Wyatt Lawrence third at 9:27.23; and the 300 Breaststroke Relay of Trent Burke, Milam, Scott Furman & Wy. Lawrence third at 3:41.69

“This was a really fun meet. The boys performed very well, with many fast swims and quite a few personal-best splits,” noted Tiger Coach Lindsy Paurus.

 

Gymnasts take on Hornets

Big Lake won a 137.8-120.1 meet at Princeton in a Dec. 11 meeting between the two conference and section partners. Jordan Hegna led the Tigers with 30.3 All-Around points after scoring an 8.1 on Vault and 8.05 on Floor. Lexi Jones began with an 8.45 Vault and finished with an 8.1 on Floor amid her 30.0 AA points. Jackie Hellman added an 9.3 on Beam, and Millie Anderson scored an 8.15 on Vault.

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New ice Tiger scoring leader http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/new-ice-tiger-scoring-leader/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/new-ice-tiger-scoring-leader/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:06:02 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112100 Bridget Walter surpasses career points record in senior season

Buzzing around the ice these past four high school seasons, Princeton senior Bridget Walter used her deft stick control and speed to create scoring chances. With many games to go this final winter with the Tigers, Walter eclipsed the team scoring mark and keeps stacking up points.IMG_3924

The record of 124 points set by Julia Osowski after the 2012 season officially fell in the Tigers’ 11-1 thumping of Eveleth-Gilbert on Nov. 28 when Walter racked up a six-point night. The 125th career point came when she and sister, Larkin, set up linemate Maggie Peterson for a goal.

“I knew I was going to break the record since I was close after last season, but I didn’t know exactly how many I needed. So going into the game, I had no clue I was that close,” replayed Walter during a break from her teacher’s assistant role in the PHS counseling office.

She continued, “Maggie and Larkin were– like the whole game– kind of whispering to each other. And I was like, ‘Stop being weird.’ They were just being weird. So after Maggie scored, they were smiling at each other, and I just realized what happened.”

Coach Paul McElhone was prepared for the accomplishment, and a break in the game was called.

“(Coach) Paul took the microphone and gave a speech about me breaking the record. Then he gave me a plaque which will have the final numbers engraved on it after the season,” Walter said. “When he was talking I was so uncomfortable– but I was so happy, too! Yeah, it was a special night.”

In two Mississippi 8 road games since, Bridget notched three points in the 7-5 win at St. Francis Dec. 2, and she assisted on all three of Larkin’s hat trick goals in the 5-2 win at Cambridge-Isanti Dec. 5. Heading into the Dec. 9 game with section-foe Mound-Westonka, she is sitting at 133 career points.

Bridget Walter is pictured between sophomore linemates Maggie Peterson (left) and Larkin Walter– two players who Walter credits helping her surpass the scoring record. This season, Maggie has 32 points, Bridget 26 and Larkin 24 points.

Bridget Walter is pictured between sophomore linemates Maggie Peterson (left) and Larkin Walter– two players who Walter credits helping her surpass the scoring record. This season, Maggie has 32 points, Bridget 26 and Larkin 24 points.

Growing up on skates

Walter first got into hockey as a four-year old when her mom saw a PYHA ad for provided gear when a player joins the association. The Walter kids were going to a daycare on Sandy Lake at the time, so her parents figured she could use the new equipment to skate on the lake while also playing Mini-Mites hockey.

And the Walters found it was cheaper to get Larkin into hockey than keep doling out dollars for snack requests at the arena. So the sisters were soon in the game together.

Bridget’s first Tiger varsity goal came the second game of her freshman season (a 10-0 win over Litchfield-DC) when she finished with the hat trick. She set a Tiger season record of 40 points that winter which was broken by Peterson’s 46 last year. A credit to an unselfish style on the ice, Walter’s career numbers are split nearly even between goals (62) and assists (71). This year, she has 13 each.

“Going back over the years, the people I’ve worked with on my teams have made it easy to get points,” she said. “In this year’s Princeton Hockey book, we have Larkin, Maggie and Erica (Schramel) all listed in the top career points list. If you think about it, the girls that are playing right now have a chance at the career mark. It just shows how good of players we have on this team right now.”

“We have a lot of fun together,” she added. “We’re all really close. I’ve been playing with Larkin and Maggie so long, we always know where we’ll be on the ice. We shoot pucks in the driveway in the summer– we always push each other to see who is best. I couldn’t have got the record without them. We all feed off each other.”

This memorable senior season for Walter keeps rolling on with a mix of conference and non-league games in December, including facing section-partner Totino-Grace in the opener of the Coon Rapids Holiday Tourney. January holds a full load of games as the Tigers aim to skate with the leaders in the Mississippi 8. Then with February comes sections against the tough metro squads in 5A.

“I hope that we keep our season going as successfully as it has been now. We started off pretty strong at 7-2– and the two losses we have were really close games. Paul always talks about how hard we work in practice is how it’s going to go in games. Our practices lately have been pretty hard,” finished Walter. “I feel like the last couple of games we’ve picked up the pace. We’ve come out a lot faster.”

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Two M-8 Hockey wins for Princeton girls http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/two-m-8-hockey-wins-for-princeton-girls/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/two-m-8-hockey-wins-for-princeton-girls/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:03:18 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112096 The Tigers’ Jordan Blomquist broke in for a tight shot against Cambridge-Isanti-MPC in the first period of the 5-2 win Dec. 5. The victory has the Princeton-B-BL girls at 3-0 in conference games.

The Tigers’ Jordan Blomquist broke in for a tight shot against Cambridge-Isanti-MPC in the first period of the 5-2 win Dec. 5. The victory has the Princeton-B-BL girls at 3-0 in conference games.

Keeping pace with the Bison girls in the Mississippi 8, Princeton-Becker-Big Lake secured two conference wins last week, starting with a swift rally to defeat host St. Francis-North Branch 7-5 Dec. 2.

The game was tied at 3-3 when Bridget Walter scored for the Tigers three minutes into the third period. But the Saints found the net for the next two goals, taking a 5-4 advantage with under four minutes to play.

With the Tigers skating a girl short, Erica Schramel shot home the tying goal. Eighteen seconds later, Eden Betzler pushed Princeton ahead with a goal. Then just 37 seconds after, Schramel completed the hat trick with another short-handed goal for insurance.

“Last year, we lost to the  Saints twice, so it was a big win on Tuesday. Every year we play them it’s really a tight game,” said Walter.

The game began with Schramel scoring off a Walter assist on the power play. Maddy Peterson followed with a short-handed goal, then Larkin Walter buried a power-play shot as the first period ended with the 3-3 tie. Kara Schramel finished with 20 saves, and the Tigers doubled the Saints’ shots-on-goal output.

• The Princeton-B-BL girls never trailed when they knocked off host Cambridge-Isanti-Mora-Pine City 5-2 on Friday night. Maggie Peterson sent a high wrist shot home for a 1-0 edge just 2:05 into action. The Bluejackets skated with the Tigers well as the first period continued, tying it on a breakaway.

Larkin Walter pounded home two goals in the second period, then she claimed the hat trick on another shot 20 seconds into the third. The Jackets closed to within 4-2 before E. Schramel added distance on a goal with 39 seconds to go. K. Schramel finished with 20 saves that night.

• The Tigers tied section-partner Mound-Westonka 3-3 in a tight Dec. 9 battle that saw the final shots-on-goal totals read 41-40. Maddy Peterson netted Princeton-B-BL’s first two goals, then Kenzie Skuza’s goal at 10:08 of the third forged the tie with the White Hawks.

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

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Tiger wrestlers begin with four victories http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-wrestlers-begin-with-four-victories/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tiger-wrestlers-begin-with-four-victories/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:58:53 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112091 Tiger wrestling’s Gabe Katzke gets a tech fall over Little Falls’ Dakota Kern in the Dec. 5 dual meet.  Photo by Tyler Ohmann / Morrison Co. Record

Tiger wrestling’s Gabe Katzke gets a tech fall over Little Falls’ Dakota Kern in the Dec. 5 dual meet. Photo by Tyler Ohmann / Morrison Co. Record

SPORTS ROUND-UP:   Princeton wrestling won four of their first five matches when the season kicked in last week.

The Tigers opened the conference schedule at North Branch Dec. 2 with a 55-12 win in a rematch of last year’s Section 7AA Team opening round also won by Princeton.

On Friday night, Little Falls jumped to an early lead on the strength of pins while defeating Princeton 51-23. Picking up falls for the Tigers were Jake Pramann, Nate Hellman and Brent Chambers, with Gabe Katzke winning by tech fall.

Princeton went 3-0 at the Pine City Invite on Dec. 6, earning wins over Andover (39-27), Faribault (46-27) and Pine City-HF (69-12). Gathering pins against the host Dragons were Sam Barthel, Luke Rogers, Jacob Chase, Gabe Kolhoff, Dylan Auren, Pramann, and Chambers.

Senior Jake Pramann began the season at 4-0 after ripping three pins and gaining a forfeit. He had a 20-second fall against Little Falls.

Senior Jake Pramann began the season at 4-0 after ripping three pins and gaining a forfeit. He had a 20-second fall against Little Falls.

 

 

Northern sweep for Tiger Girls Hoops

Princeton girls basketball opened the season by taking its two games along the shores of Lake Superior last weekend. The Tigers began with a 60-52 win over Duluth East on Friday night where scoring was spread well between Haley Sandin (14 points/seven rebounds), Anna Oakes (10 points), Taylor Laabs (10 points/five steals) and Jenna Doyle (10 points).

The Saturday matinee at Hermantown had Princeton defeating the Hawks 70-41 with Laabs pacing the offense with 25 points, knocking down four three-pointers. Contributing points in the victory were Sandin (nine), Andie Jackson (nine), Doyle (eight) and Julia Bjurman (eight).

 

Boys Hockey beats Cambridge-Isanti

Princeton came back from an early 2-0 deficit to post a 5-2 win over host Cambridge-Isanti Dec. 6. Chase Wark jumped on a turnover for the Tigers’ first goal, then he and Billy Oakes added second-period goals. Completing the scoring for Princeton were goals from Tyler McAlpine and Josh Swanson.

On Dec. 4, Princeton beat Legacy Christian 4-2 behind late goals by Wark and Jake S. Carlson. Goalie Wyatt Dahlheimer was called on for 15 saves in the Tiger nets.

• Princeton dropped a 7-2 conference game at Rogers on Dec. 9.

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Tigers battle to end against Grand Rapids http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tigers-battle-to-end-against-grand-rapids/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/tigers-battle-to-end-against-grand-rapids/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:53:59 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112086 In the Saturday matinee game on Dec. 6, Princeton boys basketball had a good early-season measuring stick when Grand Rapids came to town. The Thunderhawks are a perennial power in the Tigers’ Section 7AAA and left town with a 71-64 win despite Princeton’s strong second half.

Tiger senior Jared Seifert defending in the paint against the 'Hawks tall sophomore center.

Tiger senior Jared Seifert defending in the paint against the ‘Hawks tall sophomore center.

The Tigers began with a tight zone as they took on GR’s height advantage. On the offensive side, three-pointers from Tanner Kinney and Brady Peterson kept Princeton close, then Allen Lindner fed Jared Seifert for a sweet reverse which tied the score at 13-13. Outside hits from Lindner and Marqus Flicek forced a Rapids’ time out.

Down the final five minutes of the first half, a turnover stretch by Princeton coupled with a converted lob and three straight three-pointers by Grand Rapids had the visitors leading 36-23 at the break.

The Tigers gathered themselves and came out fighting in the second half. Peterson knocked down three ‘3s’ and Lindner popped two more from the arc as they led the offense with 24 and 20 points at the end. Peterson also fought for seven rebounds, and Flicek closed with eight points and three rebounds.

“We amped up the pressure on defense in the second half, and our offense really started to click. Brady Peterson took his game to another level, playing much of the second half at point guard,” described Coach Brett Cloutier. “The team followed him and did some really nice things as a group to make it a game down the stretch.”

Tiger junior Brady Peterson hit a jumper on the wing for part of his 24 points against Grand Rapids on Saturday.

Tiger junior Brady Peterson hit a jumper on the wing for part of his 24 points against Grand Rapids on Saturday.

Win over Mora

The Princeton boys broke into the win column this season by downing visiting Mora 80-60 Dec. 2. Peterson came through with 15 field goals for 27 points, doubling up with 11 rebounds. Tanner Kinney was next with 15 points. Flicek (14 points / four assists), Lindner (six points/four assists) and Reed Mitchell (six rebounds/three assists) aided in the win.

In more non-conference action last week, Princeton was tripped by visiting Becker 72-63 on Dec. 4. Ben Jungroth was top scorer for PHS that night with 19 points, and Peterson was next with 15. Lindner (nine) and Flicek (eight) added Tiger points against the Bulldogs.

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Season of firsts for PHS girls tennis http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/season-of-firsts-for-phs-girls-tennis/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/12/season-of-firsts-for-phs-girls-tennis/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:02:01 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=112004 Players and coaches posed for pictures after the PHS tennis team won the section title at Elk River on Oct. 11.

Players and coaches posed for pictures after the PHS tennis team won the section title at Elk River on Oct. 11.

It truly was a year of firsts for the PHS girls tennis team this past fall.
Co-coach Randy Ronning listed them at the team’s Nov. 14 banquet at which all-conference awards and other awards were handed out.
The team posted a 24-3 record, six more than the previous record of 18 in 2013.
For the first time ever Princeton earned back-to-back-to-back conference championships.
And every Mississippi 8 dual meet ended with a 7-0 score, meaning the Tigers didn’t lose a point all year in M8 play. In fact, 15 of the team’s 24 wins were by a 7-0 score.
Ronning, who has coached more than 40 years, said he’s never heard of a mark like that and said it wouldn’t be likely to ever happen again.
Six players qualified for all-conference (a first – five made it last year) and three were honorable mention.
For the first time ever Princeton was ranked in the top 10 in the state, competed in the section title match, and won that match.
It was Princeton’s first trip to the state tournament and the Tigers knocked off the No. 7-ranked team at that tournament.
And Kelly Dorr, in her second stint as coach at Princeton, was named Class AA Coach of the Year in Minnesota. That’s thought to be a first for any coach at Princeton.

Many awards given
Named all-conference were seniors Jenna Doyle and Mary Claire Mayerchak, juniors Brianna Dorr and Hannah Johnson, ninth-grader Reilee Schepper and eighth-grader Kelsey Dorr.
Doyle, Mayerchak and the Dorr sisters were repeats from 2013.
Given honorable mention were senior Rebecca Maus, junior Sarah Stark and sophomore Krysta Maus.
Mayerchak ended her career with 137 wins, was named the conference’s singles MVP, had a state tournament appearance, and has been inducted into the Princeton Tennis Hall of Fame.
Doyle and Johnson were chosen as the conference’s MVP doubles team.
Brianna Dorr was chosen MVP on the basis of having the most power points, 372, and sister Kelsey had the most wins, 37. They made it to the state tournament as a doubles team and had a win there.
Last year the team had eight players with 20 or more wins and this year there were nine. Brianna Dorr had 31, Schepper 29, Doyle 28, Stark and Krysta Maus 27 apiece, Mayerchak (out with an injury to open the season) 26, and Johnson and Rebecca Maus 22 apiece.
Stark was named most improved.
Captains for 2015 will be Brianna Dorr (a captain this year), Johnson and Stark.
The junior varsity posted a 13-3 record as Anna Dahlen (15) had the most wins and Aurora Schossow was named most improved.

Academic awards
Seniors are eligible for all-state academic awards and Doyle, Rebecca Maus and Mayerchak all qualified.
Princeton qualified for the Gold Star Award given by the state coaches association with a combined GPA of 3.96. Teams must have 3.75 or better.
Making academic all-conference in the Mississippi 8 were Doyle, Mayerchak, Johnson and Brianna Dorr. Only those in grades 10-12 are eligible.

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Tiger Girls beat Brainerd in OT http://unioneagle.com/2014/11/tiger-girls-beat-brainerd-in-ot/ http://unioneagle.com/2014/11/tiger-girls-beat-brainerd-in-ot/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:23:57 +0000 http://unioneagle.com/?p=111984 SPORTS ROUND-UP:   Princeton girls hockey improved its early record to 5-1 with a 4-3 overtime victory over visiting Brainerd Nov. 21. Erica Schramel skated to the high slot, picked up a pass from down low, and one-timed the game-winner home just 26 seconds into OT.

Goals by Raegan Anderson and Maddy Peterson had the Tigers out to a 2-0 lead by the end of the second period. Maggie Peterson’s goal moved Princeton ahead 3-1 in the third, but the Warriors worked back, getting the tying goal with 47 seconds left in regulation. Kara Schramel stood tall on 18 saves for the win.

“Brainerd is a very tough Class AA hockey club. They have a new coaching staff and were a very solid challenge for us,” said Tiger Coach Paul McElhone.

The night before, his girls blanked Northern Lakes 6-0 as K. Schramel made 28 saves for the first shutout of the season. Bridget Walter had two goals and an assist in the win, and both E. Schramel and Maggie Peterson collected a pair of assists. Scoring solo goals were Larkin Walter, Kenzie Skuza, Jordan Blomquist and Alanna Mattson.

The Tigers earned their first Mississippi 8 win of the season with a 4-1 effort over Rogers Nov. 18. Goals by B. Walter, E. Schramel and Skuza had the team up 3-0 10:25 into action, with Eden Betzler adding an insurance goal in the second.

Storm tops Tiger boys hoops

Princeton boys basketball opened the season with a 76-61 loss to visiting Sauk Rapids Nov. 21. TIGER SCORING VS. STORM: Brady Peterson 29, Aaron Embertson 10, Tanner Kinney 9, Ben Jungroth 6, Eric Norman 3, Marqus Flicek 3, Eli Schimming 1

Princeton: 12/26 free throws, 7 for 25 from three, 21 for 61 from the field.
Brady Peterson added 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
Eric Norman added 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Aaron Embertson added 3 steals and 4 assists
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