CC Vikings Sports Scores
Cook County Viking junior Ashley Deschampe hit a pull-up jumper in the 2nd half of a 67-52 win to record her 1,000th point. She is the 6th girl (4th in 5 years under Coach Super) in Cook County history to reach that milestone, including being the first junior to do so. She needed 13 points after scoring 29 the night before and scored exactly 13 to hit 1,000.
The Vikings jumped out to a 31-24 lead at halftime, led by seniors Ailee Larson and Brea Boomer with 8 points apiece. The Ely Timberwolves were able to stay in the game by slowing down the tempo and working it around for good shots. Mariah McDonald led the Wolves with 10 first half points, including two 3’s. The 2nd half proved to be too much speed from the Vikings, though, as they were able to convert turnovers, rebounds, and press break opportunities into easy buckets. Sophomore Theresa Morrin stepped up and played big inside, leading the Vikings with 17 points in the win. Larson and Boomer contributed 15 points while Deschampe chipped in 13. The win moves the Vikings record to 12-2, with two games coming up this week on Thursday and Friday.
Cook County � Ailee Larson 15, Ashley Deschampe 13, Bekah Laky 4, Theresa Morrin 17, Brea Boomer 15, Ali Iverson 3. Totals 26 11-14 67.
3-point goals � Deschampe 3, Larson.
Ely � Marlee Muhvich 11, Mariah McDonald 16, Megan McDonald 3, Megan Wognum 14, Autumn Arntz 6, Erin Muhvich 2. Totals 18 10-11 52.
3-point goals � Marlee Muhvich 3, Mariah McDonald 2, Megan McDonald.
The Floodwood Polar Bears came to Grand Marais for an intense Polar League and Section 7A matchup. They escaped with a 57-51 nail biter win.
A back and forth contest was blown open in the last 3 minutes of the first half, when the Polar Bears went on a 9-2 run to close the half. The Bears went into the half with a 34-25 lead, behind 14 points from senior Alissa Autio. Junior Ashley Deschampe led the Vikings with 17 points to keep the game close, including both of her 3’s. The Vikings jumped out on a nice 7-0 run to start the 2nd half and put the game into see-saw mode for the duration of the game, with Brea Boomer scoring 7 of the Vikings first 9 points. With the Polar Bears clinging to a 50-48 lead, the Vikings failed to convert on 3 straight possessions, missing close shots and put backs alike. The Polar Bears last 7 points came from the free throw stripe while the Vikings had to stop the clock and the Bears made enough to finish off the 57-51 win. Autio led the Polar Bears with 20 points and numerous blocks, while junior Molli Durovec chipped in 13 points. Ashley Deschampe led all scorers with 29 and Boomer added 15 points for Cook County. The win move the Polar Bears record to 11-4 while the loss drops the Vikings record to 11-2, with a quick chance to redeem themselves tomorrow in Ely at 1:00.
34-23 � 57
25-26 � 51
Floodwood � Molly Johnsen 8, Shawna Behrendt 6, Maija Rauvola 8, Ryann Bailey 2, Mollie Durovec 13, Alissa Autio 20. Totals 20 16-27 57.
3-point goals � Autio 1
Cook County � Ailee Larson 5, Ashley Deschampe 29, Brea Boomer 15, Ali Iverson 2. Totals 17 14-22 51.
3-point goals- Deschampe 2, Boomer 1.
It was a brisk weekend for outdoor hockey but that’s what Minnesotans are made for! The Cook County Mite 1 and Mite 2 teams journeyed down to Duluth for the Portman Jamboree where Hockey was in the air. The music from the loudspeakers had everybody in an upbeat mood, the Zamboni had the young kids captivated and both Cook County teams had stellar performances that almost had you forgetting about the subzero temps…almost!
The Mite 1’s had four games over the weekend. It was a memorable weekend for these kids as every single team member in attendance scored once, if not more!
The M1’s showed great stamina in their skating, considering the frigid temperatures and the fact that they were short a few team members. Early on into Game 2 against Glen Avon Black, John Pierre made his first goal of the season! Congratulations John!
Scoring goals for the Cook County Mite 1’s were: Tanner Berglund, Andrew Hallberg, Patrick Pierre, Jr., John Pierre, Kevin Viren and Kole Anderson. Absent from the jamboree: Bridget Cooley, Ryan Christiansen, Drew Pelltier.
The Mite 2’s had 3 games for the weekend and went 0-3 but not without a fight. Goals for the weekend were scored by Jayden Grivette, Ryan Bilben and Alyssa Lashinski. On Saturday, Goalie Chase Gwash took a lot of hits in the net, but did a great job putting a stop to the puck. Ella Sporn and Noah Furcht were very aggressive at going for the puck and we saw a lot of improvement from first year player John Vander Heiden. Lucas Sheils also did a tremendous job on the ice showing us some great passes.
The Cook County Vikings came off a long weekend, including a Monday snow day to make the 3 hour trip to Cromwell to take on a pesky Cardinal team. The Vikings came out flat and struggled offensively to put the ball in the bucket. Pressure defense led to easy shots, but missed bunnies cost the Vikes from stretching out their lead. When the pressure defense stopped working, the Vikings were stuck in a rut against a stubborn team and the Vikings led 29-18 with 3 ½ minutes to play in the first half. Sophomore Ali Iverson came in and gave the Vikings a spark, though, with exciting defense and aggressive rebounding. Classmate Theresa Morrin, though, took over the game, scoring 10 points in the Vikings half closing 16-0 run. She dominated the inside, scoring on put backs and with her back to the basket. The spurt gave the Vikings a 45-18 halftime lead. The Vikings finished the win off 68-50, led by Ailee Larson’s 21 points. Morrin added 14, while Ashley Deschampe chipped in 10. The win moves the Vikings record to 11-1 heading into a huge game on Friday night against Floodwood. The Polar Bears come in as a top Section 7A team and will face your Vikings at 6:30. Come out and support the Vikes.
The Silver Bay/Cook County Squirts traveled to Two Harbors this past weekend for a tough weekend of tournament action. The boys had an impressive first game and defeated Grand Rapids orange with a score of 3 - 1. In the 2nd game on Saturday they played the Hermantown Blue team and won 4 - 2 to advance to the Championship game on Sunday.
Our boys hit the ice ready to go on Sunday afternoon but fell short against the tough team from Two Harbors and were defeated 0 - 3. These Squirts had a great weekend of hockey and even though they were disappointed they should be proud of themselves for bringing home 2nd place hardware. Way to go Squirts!
The Bantams hosted a tournament this weekend and won their first game on Saturday morning against Hutchinson by a score of 6 - 2. They stayed on fire while taking on Hermantown in the afternoon and defeated them by a score of 7 - 2 to advance to the championship game on Sunday.
The championship game was a nail bitter on Sunday against the hard hitting team from Osseo/Maple Grove. The Silver Bay/Cook County/Two Harbors Bantams took an early lead and continued to fight hard but the game was tied at 2 after three periods of play and headed for overtime. Like all championship games this one did not disappoint! The home team was defeated 3 - 2 in OT and received the 2nd place trophy after an excellent weekend of hockey!
The Silver Bay/Cook County Peewees headed to a tournament in Ashland, WI this weekend where their motto is "A kid on the ice is seldom in hot water".
They started off the weekend with a large 12 - 0 win over Superior on Saturday morning. Later that day they took on the home team from Ashland and gained another shut-out victory with the final being 8 - 0!
Sunday morning found themselves in the championship game against Forest Lake. This was by far the best game of this season for our peewees. Our group of 10 skaters and a goalie came out strong and got on top early. At the end of 2nd period of play the score was 3 - 2 and they knew they had to win every shift now to win this one and bring home the 1st place hardware. It was AWESOME! You could see moments where they were running out of steam vs. the legs of the Forest Lake team with 8 more skaters then we had but these boys continued to dig deep, work hard and claim that Championship trophy! The final score was a 4 - 3 victory and boy did they earn it!
Our peewees are having a great season with a current record of 15 - 3 - 1 ! Way to go Peewee boys!!