CC Vikings Sports Scores
Girls 12U played in a ten team tournament in Cloquet this weekend. First
game was Friday night vs. Edina, the number three seed in the State. Girls
held the game to a two two tie until midway through the third period when
Edina took over and scored three quick goals in the last six minutes of the
game. It was a tough loss for the girls as they stuck with Edina through
most of the game.
Game Two was played Saturday afternoon vs. St. Paul's Henry Sibley. This one
was a tight game with only one goal scored by Cook County's Madison Roy. The
1-0 victory for Silver Bay was a also a great shutout victory for Cook
County's Sara Carman in goal.
Game Three was played Saturday night vs another Metro team, St. Paul
Johnson. While the girls got down quick by three goals in the first minutes
of the game, they rebounded nicely and while the ended up with a three two
loss, this was yet another game that was a fight to the finish!
Game Four was played on Sunday morning and was the 7th place game vs. Chisago
Lakes and yet another fight to the finish. Chisago got up two to zero in
this game but the Mariner girls rebounded nicely with a breakaway goal by
Cook County's Carrie Palmer. This final game of the tournament ended in a
two two tie and 7th place finish against tough competition.
The Girls head to playoffs this weekend at their home rink in Silver Bay, stop by to watch some great girls hockey!
The Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors Bantam team had a clean sweep of four games this past weekend to bring home 1st place hardware at the Duluth tournament. Their first match up Friday night against Coon Rapids brought them a 6 - 2 victory. Their second win of the weekend came at 7:00 am on Saturday morning when they defeated Wayzata 6 - 1. Sunday morning they took on the boys of Apple Valley and shut them out with a 6 -0 landside. They then topped that off in the championship game against Chisago Lakes with another shut-out and a 7 - 0 victory!! These boys are playing great - they are seeded in first place as their season play winds down and they head into district playoffs. Way to go Bantams, keep up the good work!
On Senior Night, when Cook County Vikings seniors Ailee Larson and Brea Boomer were honored, the Vikes came out with a swarming press that led to many turnovers and fast break opportunities. Much like all season the Vikings ran the court well, spreading the ball around with quick passes and nice cuts, but time and time again they were unable to convert the easy bunnies. What could have easily been a 20 point game at halftime was just eight at 34-26. To their credit, McGregor found the open girl and converted when the Vikings had breakdowns on defense. Hope Sorenson led the way with 8 first half points for the Mercs, while the Vikings were led by Boomer with 16.
After McGregor scored the first four points to start the second half, the Vikings went on a run to build the lead up 16 points. The pesky Mercs and the Vikings inability to convert on free throws and layups led to the lead holding steady. Boomer and Ashley Deschampe took over the game during that stretch, scoring 17 of the VIkings 19 points in the run. The Mercs knocked down some shots in the last minutes before Larson and Boomer were taken off the court to standing ovations. The 62-54 win was a nice Polar League win and inches the 17-2 Vikings closer to the number one seed in Section 7A with only a few road games remaining.
A write up will be sent out on Monday but not enough can be said about the strong leadership that Ailee Larson and Brea Boomer bring to our team and to this school. Three sport athletes that excel on the basketball court, their other sports, and in the classroom, these girls are great kids. They have such strong character and have put in a lot of work to get where they are today, they should definitely be recognized for their accomplishments on a daily basis.
The Cook County Vikings came out firing on all cylinders on Thursday night against the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. After two and a half minutes the score was tied at 3. After another two and a half minutes the score was 23-3. It ended up being 28-3 before the Toppers scored again and the Vikings went into halftime with a 59-14 lead. Junior Ashley Deschampe led the charge with 26 points, in the first half, including three deep 3’s. The Vikings slowed the game down in the second half and finished with a 90-29 win. The win puts the Vikings at 16-2, heading into their last home game of the year tonight against the McGregor Mercs. Tonight we will honor our two seniors, Ailee Larson and Brea Boomer, as they finish up their careers in Grand Marais. Tip will be at 6:30 but we’ll be honoring our girls just prior to introductions. Come on out and support your Vikings!
Cook County � Ailee Larson 12, Leah Utities 2, Ashley Deschampe 29, Breana Peterson 1, Bekah Laky 14, Molly Zafft 8, Brea Boomer 16, Ali Iverson 6, Kaitlynn Linnell 2. Totals 35 17-24 90.
3-point goals � Deschampe 3.
Duluth Marshall � Signe Braafladt 4, Laurel Eyer 7, Camille McKee 1, Anna Valine 6, Naomi Swanson 6, Claire Kleinschmidt 2, Mary Baumgartner1, Molly Matthews 2. Totals 11 7-12 29.
3-point goals � None.
The weekend started off tough as the girls lost game one on Friday night to Hibbing 1-6, this was just not their
Girls won game two in four overtimes against River Lakes 2-1, this one was one for the ages! The winning goal was scored by Cook County's Carrie Palmer with an assist from local favorite Madison Roy.
Girls lost game three to a tough Eagan team three hours after playing their four overtime game by a score of 2-3.
Girls won game four against Rogers to receive consolation championship! Of course this was another overtime game with a final score of 4 - 3. This game included a hat trick by Carrie Palmer!
Keep up the good work 12U girls!
Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts lost game one in overtime to Mesabi East 3-2, is was a close even game and they just came up short at the time of the buzzer.
Squirts lost game two 3-6 against a very tough International Falls team another great game, but tough competition.
The Squirts then had a large victory early Sunday morning beating West Duluth 8 - 2. Way to go Squirts!