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Athletics and Activities Update February 12th

Girls’ Hockey

Coach Amanda Monkman

Way to go Jordyn ’18!

The River Lakes Stars opened the Section 6A playoffs with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Northern Lakes (a cooperative sponsorship between: Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, and Pine River-Backus High Schools).

SJP Senior Jordyn Tomaszewski played another incredible game in goal-holding Northern Lakes to only one goal-and stopping numerous quality chances. Twice during the game Northern Lakes had a 5 on 3 advantage-Jordyn denied them from scoring both times. Northern Lakes had several other power play opportunities without being able to get one past Jordyn.

The Stars advance to the semi-finals Tuesday, February 13, playing at Fergus Falls HS at 7:00PM.

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

Coach Bryan Backes & Henry Smith, Jr.

Interim Week Feb. 5-9, 2018 meant a week away from basketball the girls. Most of the team traveled for their interim studies.
The coaches would like to give a big ‘thank you’ to Syndee Wick ’21 and Ruanan Li ’20 for coming to 100% of the practices during interim week!

The Johnnies play their last home game on Thursday, February 15th v Ogilvie. The team will celebrate their parents-with introductions of the parents following the jv game and PIZZA after the varsity game.

Girls’ Middle School Basketball

Coach Mary Jo Leighton ’80 & Pat Bechtold

The Middle School girls lost another nail biter BUT played their best game yet holding Swanville to 15 points – compared to 58 the first game of the season against them. The ‘Johnnies’ had unbelievable defense. I lost count of the rebounds because there were such a flurry of them – so if I miss a few after your name – forgive me! (from Mary Jo Leighton ’80)

JP ’23(Jaden Perry) -2, Clara Schleper ’23 -4, Sylva Bohannon ’23 out of this world rebounder with 8,

Kate McGee ’23 -2, also one block and great defense holding number 22 to 8 points, Nora Miller ’23 with 3 rebounds and 4 steals and last but not least our only 8th grader Jaedyn Nydeen ’24 with 2 and 3 steals as well!

Almost everyone scored Jaden Perry ’23 – 2, Clara Schleper ’23 – 2, Kate McGee ’23 – 2, Nora Miller ’23 – 2, and Jaedyn Nydeen ’24 – 4. The only reason Sylva Bohannon ’23 didn’t score was because she was too busy pulling down rebounds and dishing the ball out to open shooters!  So proud of these girls for their hard work at practice! We will get that first win!

There will be a home game Monday at 4:30 pm against Maple Lake!  Come cheer these girls on!