RAYMOND— Despite fielding just three runners, the Central Minnesota Christian girls cross-country team produced solid results during the CMCS Invitational on Friday.

The Bluejays had three of the top-six placers. Sydney Duininck led the team with a second-place finish at the Hawk Creek Country Club.

Leading the first group of runners during the five-team event, Duininck turned in a time of 22 minutes, 9 seconds.

“It wasn’t bad, it was a lot of fun,” Duininck said. “I enjoy that (the course) was flat with no hills. It was sunny, so it was a great day to run, too. That always helps.”

Yellow Medicine East's Sanjana Pullan runs midway through Friday's Central Minnesota Christian invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Yellow Medicine East's Sanjana Pullan runs midway through Friday's Central Minnesota Christian invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

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Ortonville’s Brooklyn Conrad was the first to cross the finish line, setting a pace of 20:35.

For the Bluejays, Natasha Erickson and Gabby Pederson took third and sixth, respectively. Sanjana Pullan led the Yellow Medicine East efforts with a 10th-place finish. In the team results, YME was second with 53 points. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton won the event with 24 points.

Yellow Medicine East's Silas Ramirez nears the midway point of Friday's Central Minnesota Christian School invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Yellow Medicine East's Silas Ramirez nears the midway point of Friday's Central Minnesota Christian School invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

On the boys side, the Sting’s Tyler Syring was the highest-finishing local runner. He claimed seventh after clocking in at 20:04. During his run, Syring was mired in the middle of the pack before surging past his competitors late.

“It felt nice to get out in front of some people and close the gap between the first few people. It felt very nice passing people to get there,” Syring said.

YME was tied with TMB for second with 64 points. Sweeping the top five, Ortonville won the event with 15 points.

CMCS’ Tim Brouwer was eighth after a time of 20:12.

To follow high school league guidelines, three teams competed against each other in one heat, then left the course. The remaining teams then ran their heat. Times were combined to determine scoring.

Central Minnesota Christian's Ethan Huisinga runs at the front of the pack during Friday's CMCS invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune
Central Minnesota Christian's Ethan Huisinga runs at the front of the pack during Friday's CMCS invite from the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

CMCS Invitational

Boys

Team scoring

(1) Ortonville 15 (T2) Yellow Medicine East 64 (T2) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 64 (4) Russell-Tyler Ruthton 74 (5) Central Minnesota Christian, incomplete

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Nathan Neu, O, 17:15 (2) Jacob Cloos, O, 18:38 (3) Austin Eastman, O, 18:51 (4) Cadyn Vanderwall, O, 18:59 (5) Cody Klepel, O, 19:25
ORTONVILLE — (1) Neu (2) Cloos (3) Eastman (4) Vanderwall (5) Klepel
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST — (7) Tyler Syring, 20:04 (12) Silas Ramirez, 20:34 (17) Ean Clarke, 20:39 (19) Caleb Jans, 21:16 (21) Luis Guzman, 21:49
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON — (9) Tyler Arnold, 20:14 (10) Gabe Struchen, 20:23 (11) Nathan Fultz, 20:28 (22) Gage Struchen, 22:04 (23) Carter Sweetman, 22:13
RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON — (6) Hayden Gravely, 19:41 (13) Aidan Johnson, 20:37 (16) Logan Roelofs, 20:51 (24) Colton Appel, 22:18 (26) Isaac Dagel, 23:06
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN — (8) Tim Brouwer, 20:12 (15) Kaiden Ruis, 20:44 (17) Sam Zwart, 20:52 (20) Ethan Huisinga, 21:25

Girls

Team scoring

(1) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 24 (2) Yellow Medicine East 53 (3t) Central Minnesota Christian, Ortonville, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, incomplete

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Brooklyn Conrad, O, 20:35 (2) Sidney Duininck, C, 22:09 (3) Natasha Erickson, C, 22:21 (4) Elly Anderson, O, 22:29 (5) Marin Knott, T, 23:07
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON — (5) Knott (7) Madison Timmerman, 24:10 (8) Lauren Verlinde, 24:24 (11) Mallorie Hicks, 25:42 (17) Caitlyn Devereaux, 28:47
YELLOW MEDICINE EAST — (10) Sanjana Pullan, 25:21 (15) Brylea Ruff-Mulligan, 27:20 (16) Anjali Pullan, 28:25 (18) Izabella Anderson, 28:58 (19) Violet Anderson, 29:44
CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN — (2) Duininck (3) Erickson (6) Gabby Pederson, 24:03
ORTONVILLE — (1) Conrad (4) Anderson
RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON — (9) Autumn LeBrune, 24:25 (12) Faith Thompson, 25:44 (13) Katelyn Cowell, 26:36 (14) Clara Pagel, 26:43

Boys Soccer

CCS 5,

Cambridge Christian 4

Tied 1-1 at halftime, Community Christian and Cambridge Christian erupted for seven combined goals during the second half of their Christian Athletic League match. With five different scorers, the Eagles came away with a road victory in Cambridge.

Mark Arnold, Jonny Reid, Luke Taylor, Will Chapin and Conner Levesque each had goals for Community Christian. Reid, Taylor and Chapin also added an assist.

Community Christian .................. 1 4 — 5
Cambridge Christian ................... 1 3 — 4
FIRST HALF – Co. C: Mark Arnold
SECOND HALF – Co. C: Jonny Reid, Luke Taylor, Will Chapin, Conner Levesque
SHOTS ON GOAL – N/A
GOALIE SAVES – CCS: Juan Ramirez 1 … Cambridge Christian: N/A



St. Cloud Cathedral 2,

Minnewaska 1

It was a lot closer than the last time they played, but St. Cloud Cathedral once again prevailed over Minnewaska in a Granite Ridge Conference match at Glenwood.

The Crusaders (9-0) got a pair of goals from Jacob Manar. The teams were tied 1-1 at the half.

Cathedral beat Minnewaska 5-0 Sept. 15 in St. Cloud.

Minnewaska is scheduled to play Little Falls at 5 p.m. Tuesday in its final regular-season home game.

St. Cloud Cathedral (9-0)................. 1 1 — 2
Minnewaska (3-4).............................. 1 0 — 1
FIRST HALF – (1) C: Jacob Manar (Jonah Prom) (2) M: not available.
SECOND HALF – (3) C: Manar (Josh Minkkinen)
SHOTS ON GOAL – N/A
GOALIE SAVES – St. Cloud Cathedral: N/A … Minnewaska:N/A

Girls Tennis

Orono 5,

Litchfield 2

Orono beat Litchfield in a Wright County Conference match at Litchfield.

It’s the first loss of the season for the Dragons. The matches were all close.

Orono swept the doubles, getting a three-set win from Jordan Pugh and Mackenzie Callan at No. 2. The duo beat the Dragons’ Kelsey Ballard and Emma DeWolf 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Litchfield’s points came at Nos. 3 and 4 singles.

At No. 3, Karlee Prahl defeated the Spartans’ Kristen Stern 6-3, 6-4. At No. 4, Janessa Olson prevailed over Orono’s Anna Murley 6-1, 6-3..

Singles
(1) Carli Olsen, O, def Avery Stilwell 6-4 7-5 (2) Elle Pfieffer, O, def Ryanna Steinhaus 6-4 6-1 (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Kristen Stern 6-3 6-3 (4) Janessa Olson, L, def Anna Murley 6-1 6-3
Doubles
(1) Belle Neset/Sophia Holmes, O, def Britney Prahl/Kylie Michels 6-3 6-3 (2) Jordan Pugh/Mackenzie Callan, O, def Kelsey Ballard/Emma DeWolf 6-7 6-4 6-4 (3) Sara Fehresti/Ava Blaufuss, O, def Sydney Jackman/Taylor Draeger 7-5 6-3