Feb 27, 2010

Minneapolis defeats CLC

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, the nation's No. 5 ranked team in Division III of the NJCAA, defeated Central Lakes College in overtime, 69-63, Saturday, Feb. 27 to advance to the championship game in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference tournament. MCTC led at halftime 35-19. While CLC experienced a low-shooting percentage, MCTC drained eight 3-pointers in the first half. The beginning of the second half went back and forth. With eight minutes remaining, CLC trimmed the lead to 12, continued to cut the lead further, and tied the game with 30 seconds left in regulation time. MCTC missed a winning shot with 5 seconds remaining. In overtime, the last tie was 63-63. At that point, MCTC made six free throws in the last 90 seconds to win the game. MCTC took a 24-5 record into the finals against Rochester on Sunday. Rochester defeated Northland, 77-73, to advance to the championship. The winner of the Minneapolis-Rochester game goes to the national tournament in New York. CLC ends its season with a 23-6 record.

Raiders win opener

Central Lakes College, ranked 8th in the nation, defeated Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls), 100-75, in the first round of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference men's basketball tournament in Minneapolis Friday night, Feb. 26. The Raiders had their largest lead of the first half with 7:53 remaining when they were up 38-21. M State whittled it down to 40-32 with 4:40 to go. CLC led at the half, 53-40. The second half saw CLC slowly increase the lead the last 10 minutes. In the other game of the bracket 5th-ranked Minneapolis Community and Technical College knocked out Vermilion (Ely), 88-67. CLC meets MCTC at 3 p.m. today (Sat., Feb. 27) in one semifinal and Rochester plays Northland at 1 p.m. in the other semi. All four top-seeded teams advanced to the semis. The championship game is Sunday afternoon, with the winner advancing to the Division III national tournament in New York. The teams compete as members of the National Junior College Athletic Association. --Reported by Pat Swarthout, on assignment for the CLC Public Information Office.

Feb 26, 2010

Magistrate visits

Tim Tingelstad of Bemidji, a family court judge in Minnesota, was a guest speaker in one Central Lakes College class on Feb. 26. He was invited to speak to students in the State and Local Government class taught by Steve Wenzel. Tinglestad was a 2008 candidate for a seat on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Running against Justice Paul Anderson in the November general election, he lost to the incumbent by 61%-39% margin. The race is a non-partisan contest for a six-year term on the court. One of the key positions Tingelstad is advocating for continuing to elect judges in Minnesota. According to Tingelstad, "The original intent of the Minnesota Constitution was for the people to elect our judges, and for the governor to appoint judges only when vacancies arise between elections." He is opposed to the Commission-selection, political appointment method of judicial selection.

Feb 25, 2010

Transfer Day

Admissions representatives from many Minnesota private colleges and universities will hold Transfer Day at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College on Thursday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hallway outside the cafeteria. Students have an opportunity to learn more about transferring to a private college or university and the resources that support the transfer process. Admission representatives at Transfer Day will discuss transferable credits, campus life, faculty and financial aid. The colleges and universities sponsoring the visit: Augsburg College (Minneapolis), Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato), Bethel University (St. Paul), Carleton College (Northfield), Concordia College (Moorhead), Concordia University (St. Paul), College of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph), College of St. Scholastica (Duluth), Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter), Hamline University (St. Paul), Macalester College (St. Paul), Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis), Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (Winona), Saint John’s University (Collegeville), St. Catherine University (St. Paul), St. Olaf College (Northfield), and the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul). Information is available by calling 1-800-774-2655 or going to http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/

Feb 22, 2010

MCAC men's basketball

Minnesota College Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament pairings
At Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, Feb. 26-28
Feb. 26 - 1 p.m. Ridgewater (14-12) vs. Northland (21-6); 3 p.m. Rainy River (13-13) vs. Rochester (20-5); 6 p.m. M State (19-7) vs. Central Lakes (22-5); 8 p.m. Vermilion (19-8) vs. Minneapolis (22-5). Semi-final games Feb. 27, 1 and 3 p.m., Championship Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Winner advances to National Junior College Athletic Association Div. III championship tournament in Delhi, N.Y. March 12 and 13. In the latest Division III national poll from the National Junior College Athletic Association, Minneapolis is 5th and CLC is 8th.

Free Latino dance

The Central Lakes College Spanish Club will host two hours of free Latino dance instruction on Friday, Feb. 26. Oscar and Michelle Gonzalez will teach dance styles such as salsa and mambo from 6 to 8 p.m. in E101, the multi-purpose room on the Brainerd campus. There is no charge to attend, and guests are invited to bring a food item to support the CLC campus food shelf supervised by the student senate. More information is available from Jan Kurtz, club adviser, at (218) 855-8183.

Brainerd Snow Days

The Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College will observe Snow Days March 8 - 11, reports Erich Heppner, director of student life. The Business Office judges will award prizes each day for best-dressed student. Themed activities include Wild & Crazy Apparel on Monday, Ugly Sweater on Tuesday, Stoplight (red for 'taken,' yellow for 'caution,' and green for 'single') on Wednesday, School Spirit on Thursday. Other prizes will be for dodgeball Monday, dunk tank Tuesday, sumo wrestling Wednesday, and doubles foosball Thursday. Free bowling is Wednesday at Jack's House from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Clothing theme prizes: Monday - $20 gift card to Brekken's Clothing; Tuesday - $15 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings; Wednesday - 2 Westgate 10 theater tickets; Thursday - $20 gift card to Gander Mountain.

Basketball vs. Itasca

The Central Lakes College men's basketball team finished its regular season at Grand Rapids Sat., Feb. 20 with a big win: 83-68, over the Itasca Vikings. It was CLC's 22nd win in 27 games. Leading the way was freshman Nash Faulk with 24 points (with 9 from a trio of long shots). Sophomore Erik Peeters added 11 points and 11 rebounds, freshman Nick Grewe had 14 points, and freshman Cody Hofmann 11. The 8th ranked Raiders play M State of Fergus Falls (19-7) at 6 p.m. in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference tournament at Minneapolis Friday. The state champ advances to the national tournament in New York. The CLC women finished with a hard-fought loss to Itasca, 85-76. Sophomore Cassie Pearson scored 21 points and ripped 19 rebounds to lead the Raider effort. Freshmen Trisha Wippler added 19 points and 14 rebounds, Brittany Gravelle (pictured)19 points, and Carlee Davich 11 points and 11 rebounds against the 20-7 Vikings. CLC, which played the last 5 minutes with just 4 players after 2 fouled out, ends with a record of 6 wins 19 losses, 5-9 in the Northern Division.

Feb 19, 2010

Walk for Haiti

On Feb. 11, 19 Central Lakes College students and two instructors, all part of the Communication Art and Design program, took a walk. This walk had a purpose: Show support for the people of Haiti. Even college students can take a time out from busy schedules to help those in need. The Walk for Haiti was a 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) pledge-walk sponsored by the CLC Graphic Design Club, The Artery. The club raised $970 for Project Haiti, a medical mission volunteer group in the Crosby-Aitkin with 20 years of service to the global community. The club thanks all those who helped out with the walk, especially North Portage Apparel for printing the T-shirts designed by student Jay Spindler at a very low cost, Tower Pizza for donating eight pizzas to the club, and instructors Leon Dahlvang and Don Garey for their time and encouragement. And, of course, those who pledged money to the walkers. CLC has now raised over $6,000 for Project Haiti.

Snow Days at Staples

March 1-5 is Snow Days Week at the Staples campus of Central Lakes College. The Student Senate is sponsoring the following: Medallion Hunt - The hunt will begin on Monday and conclude on Friday. Two clues a day will be posted outside of the Student Senate Office and also at the West Campus. The student who finds the medallion must turn it in at the Bookstore. The Medallion Hunt winner will be awarded an iPod Shuffle. Daily Dress Up Days - Each day of the Snow Days Week will feature a different dress up theme. A prize will be awarded each day for the best dressed student. Students who dress up can go to either the Bookstore or to Nancy Schmidt's Office on the West Campus to enter themselves for the "Best of the Day Award." Monday's prize will be a $10 gift card to Tower Pizza, Tuesday a $15 gift card to the Bookstore, Wednesday a free month of tanning at Caribbean Beach Tanning Salon in Brainerd, Thursday a $10 gift card to Giovanni's Pizza, Friday a $10 gift card to the Cafeteria. A grand prize of a pizza party will also be awarded at the end of the week to the program with the highest percentage of dress up participants.

Feb 18, 2010

Basketball vs. Fond du Lac

The Central Lakes College men's and women's basketball teams defeated their Fond du Lac opponents on Wed., Feb. 17 at Cloquet. The men were led by Marcus Ayala (pictured), who scored 17 points, in their 98-71 win. CLC (21-5, 11-2) is tied for the North Division lead going into the final regular-season game Sat., Feb. 20 at Itasca. Nick Grewe added 13 points, Erik Peeters 12, and Nash Faulk, Amed Farah, and Milos Prijovic 11 each. In the women's game, Cassie Pearson scored 23 to lead the Raiders to their biggest win of the season, 74-52. They overcame a 32-29 halftime deficit. Trisha Wippler added 13 points. CLC (6-18, 5-8) goes to Itasca (Grand Rapids) Saturday for the last game of the season.

Feb 17, 2010

'Romeo and Juliet'

The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater will present "Romeo and Juliet" at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Tuesday, March 9 in Chalberg theatre at 7:30 p.m. This is their second co-production and national tour. The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater are Tony Award winners for excellence in theater. The troupe presents Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers directed by Penny Metropulos. In collaboration with leading directors and designers, The Acting Company dusts off the classics and introduces exciting, original theater to audiences across America. With this production, the Acting Company will continue its 36-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists directly into communities. Tickets for general admission seating are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the performance, and $10 for CLC and other college students plus those attending District 181, available from the CLC Theatre Box Office at (218) 855-8199 or by e-mailing clctheater@clcmn.edu

Feb 16, 2010

New degree program

Central Lakes College President Dr. Larry Lundblad and Ann Valentine, president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, announce a new degree program at the Staples campus of CLC. Starting this fall, M State’s two-year Industrial Mechanical Maintenance program will be housed in space formerly occupied by part of the Central Lakes Diesel Technology program at Staples. It will be a program directed by M State of Wadena. Students will have access to the same amenities offered to CLC students at Staples, such as food service, intramurals, and other student life activities. It is estimated that about 20 students will be accepted as the first cohort in this program, which will provide ample facilities and equipment for hands-on training to enrolled students. Pending grant funding, a single instructor from M State will teach the curriculum in the fall.

Basketball vs. Rainy River

Sat. Feb. 13 -- Men
The Central Lakes College men's basketball team escaped at Rainy River, 79-78, the Raiders' 20th in in 25 games this season. Scoring leaders were Nash Faulk (20) and Erik Peeters (19), with Nash hitting five from beyond the arc and Erik nailing four. CLC earned its 10th Northern Division win against two losses by outscoring the home team, 40-36, in the last half.
The Raider women dropped a 66-55 battle at Rainy River, with 28 percent shooting from the field proving too much of a detriment against the Voyageurs. Carlee Davich (pictured) scored 15 points with a trio of three's, with Trisha Wippler and Brittany Gravelle each getting 12 points. At the FT line, CLC made 10 of 13. The team record is 5-18. At 4-8 in the Division, the Raiders did not qualify for the state tournament. Final game of the season is Sat., Feb. 20 at Itasca.
Next: CLC at Fond du Lac, Cloquet, Wed., Feb. 17.

Feb 11, 2010

ADDY Awards

Five Central Lakes College students from the Staples campus have earned awards in graphic design competition sponsored by the Advertising/Marketing Federation of Central Minnesota. Allison Snider of Baxter led the way with four ADDY Awards, including Best of Show. The second-year Communication Art and Design student also earned two golds and one silver. Nate Schimelpfenig, a second year student from Glencoe, won a gold ADDY, winning the top prize for one of his logo designs. Silver awards: Allison Snider, Packaging, for Honey Dew Wine; Renee Dahlman, Packaging, for Live Green Canvas Bag; Ashley Uzalac, Consumer Trade Publication, Art and Design Ad; David Herron, Campaign, Gardenburger Campaign. Gold awards: Allison Snider, Sales Promotion, Restless; Allison Snider, Campaign, Grade A Vegetables; Nate Schimelpfenig, Logo, Fresh Hair. Best of Show: Allision Snider, Restless.

Justin Terlecki

"Theater: Prints & Painings" by Justin Terlecki is the exhibit open to the public at no charge in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus Feb. 22-March 26. The St. Paul artist said "Common themes that inform my imagery over the past decade deal with contrasts. Chaos and calm, solitude and community, and darkness and light are a few examples that I have been exploring. Experimenting with these themes, I combine them with familiar objects and signs of everyday life. The discovery of the fantastic through the mundane drives this body of work. Terlecki earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting & printmaking, from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, in 1997. Among his grants: 2009-2010 Jerome Foundation Emerging Printmakers’ Residency, Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Basketball vs. Northland

The Central Lakes College men's and women's basketball teams lost at Northland (Thief River Falls) on Wed., Feb. 10. The Raider men dropped a 95-73 game against the hot-shooting hosts, who outscored CLC in the second half, 56-39. Northland made 62 percent of its shots and went to the free throw line 25 times vs. 8 for the visiting, 7th-ranked Raiders. Leading scorers for CLC: Nick Grewe (pictured) 19, Marcus Ayala 16, Erik Peeters 12. The CLC women dropped their game, 70-55, as the Pioneers outscored the Raiders in the last half, 40-25. Northland used its trio of outstanding scoring leaders for 58 points. CLC scoring leaders: Cassie Pearson 23, Trisha Wippler 11. The teams next travel to Rainy River (International Falls) Sat., Feb. 13. The CLC men are 19-5 on the year, 9-2 in the Division. The CLC women are 5-17 overall, 4-7 in the Division.

'Cuckoo's Nest'

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" will be staged in the Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College Feb. 17-20 and 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. Shane Keran, Brainerd, is the honest anti-hero Randle P. McMurphy. Rebecca Souhrada, Brainerd, portrays the manipulative and vindictive authority figure Nurse Ratched. Bill Musel, Baxter, plays Chief Bromden, the narrator of Ken Kesey’s tale of individual personality against an institution of mindless conformity in the structured society of the late 50’s early 60’s. Other patients in the Oregon Mental Hospital are Kenny Simon, Joe Wall, and Chris Lister, all of Brainerd; Andrew LaSart, Deerwood; and Dustin Beehler, Milaca. Playing the hospital staff are Kevin Yeager, Kent Strunk, and Marc Oliphant, all of Baxter, and Jordon Lister, Nicholas Brutscher, and Scotty Stocco, all of Brainerd. Robyn Silznoff, Crosby, and Stephanie White, Merrifield, are visitors from the streets of Portland. General admission tickets are $8 and free for Central Lakes College students.

Feb 10, 2010

Raiders 7th in nation

The Central Lakes College men's basketball team owns a 19-4 record heading into tonight's (Feb. 10) game at Thief River Falls against Northland. More significantly, the Raiders are ranked 7th in this week's National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll, jumping ahead of Minneapolis Community and Technical College (19-5). CLC leads the Northern Division of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference with a 9-1 record, with Northland right behind at 8-2. In the Southern Division, Minneapolis is in front with a record of 8-1, followed by Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls) at 5-3. CLC's last four regular-season games are on the road, with Rainy River, Fond du Lac, and Itasca after Northland. The state tournament is at Minneapolis Feb. 26 and 27, and the region 13 meet is March 5 and 6. The national tournament is March 12 and 13 in Delhi, N.Y.

Feb 9, 2010


Sociologist Gary Payne and Mary Rosenberg, a Pine River teacher, will present two free programs with images from their recent time in Ethiopia at Central Lakes College Thursday, March 4. The first Cultural Thursday presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre, and the second, in-depth look at Ethiopia is set for 7:30-9 p.m. in E 354, the Lecture Hall, on the Brainerd campus. Rosenberg, an English Language Learner teacher, and Payne, an instructor at Central Lakes College, returned in January from 14 days in the African nation of Ethiopia, one of the most culturally diverse regions on Earth. Rosenberg and Payne visited tribal villages, their marketplaces and whatever schools existed. With per capita income far below that of Haiti, Ethiopia is also one of the poorest nations and is suffering through its fourth year of crop failure due to drought. For information about the series, sponsored by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas, call Jan Kurtz at (218) 855- 8183 or e-mail jkurtz@clcmn.edu

Feb 8, 2010

Basketball vs. Vermilion, Mesabi

MEN: In their last regular-season home games of the season, the Central Lakes Raiders defeated Vermilion 89-69 on Feb. 6 and Mesabi Range 90-61 on Feb. 5. Sophomore Erik Peeters (pictured) scored 22 points vs. Vermilion, while Amed Farah had 18, Nash Faulk 16, Nick Grewe 12, and Yasin Jama 10 for the 19-4 Raiders (9-1 in North Division of Minnesota College Athletic Conference). In the win over Mesabi, Peeters led with 26 points, Milos Prijovic added 12 and pulled down 10 rebounds, Faulk scored 12 points, and Marcus Ayala 10. Tenacious defense by CLC yielded 21 turnovers by the visitors from Virginia.
WOMEN: On Feb. 5, the Raiders lost to Mesabi Range, 69-48, but the next day they rallied in overtime to defeat Vermilion, 73-62, and raise their conference record to 4-6. Cassie Pearson scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds vs. Mesabi. Carissa Utsch made 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. Against the Ironwomen, Pearson had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Utsch made three 3s, in scoring 13 points, and she had seven rebounds and four assists. Five players reached double figures - Trisha Wippler 15, Brittany Gravelle 12 and Alicia Johnson 10.

Feb 5, 2010

Giving kids a smile

Central Lakes College teamed up with area dental professionals to provide free care to ages 3-18. On Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5 during Give Kids a Smile Days the Community Dental Clinic on the Brainerd campus provided free oral exams, x rays, teeth cleaning, and fluoride treatment courtesy of the Minnesota Dental Association and the Central Lakes College Dental Assisting program. Simlar opportunities were offered at Staples at Dr. John Gorton's dental practice with assistance from Dental Assisting students. More than 130 patients attended the event. Dentists who volunteered their services at the Brainerd campus were Grace Shin, Camille Jensen, Sam Hennies, William Stein, Jeff Hiebert, Matt Rindal, Craig Johnson, and Clint Roberts. This marks the program’s eighth year. Since its inception, the program has served 32,000 young children in hundreds of locations across the state. The donated services top $10 million in value.

ADDY Awards

Central Lakes College students from the Staples campus have earned awards in photography competition sponsored by the Advertising/Marketing Federation of Central Minnesota. The student ADDY Award competition produced honors for 16 students in Photographic Imaging Technology. Judge’s Choice – Jamie Mulligan, Grand Forks, N.D. (pictured) Gold ADDY –Mulligan (3), Sara Hennen, Pierz; Jessica Strack, Little Falls; Jonathan Calix, Staples. Silver ADDY – Mulligan (3), Emily Anderson, Crookston; Lisa Haste, Motley; Josie Anundsen, Sartell; Jeff Mozey, Brainerd; Natasha Restad, Detroit Lakes; Tonya Erickson and Candice Carlson, Staples; Kayla Shamp, Clarissa; Stephanie Midgarden, Grafton, N.D.; Allison Ulrich, Clearbrook; Jake Rennaker, East Gull Lake; Samantha Heldman, Milaca.

Eight sign for DII

Central Lakes College's first state championship football season served as a launchpad for participation at the next level. Eight Central Lakes College football student-athletes have either signed NCAA Division II Letters of Intent or already transferred to four-year schools to play next season. Wide receiver Alex Leach and linebacker Caleb Forstrom will be at Minnesota State, Moorhead. Defensive back Karl Hunt signed with the University of Mary (North Dakota). Quarterback Colt Gatezmeyer and defensive back Lawson Starr will be at Southwest Minnesota State. Linebacker Roy Ash signed with the University of Minnesota-Crookston. Offensive lineman Brandon Sexton will be at Wayne State (Nebraska). Defensive back Dusty Parker signed with the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Feb 2, 2010

Solas celtic concert

The Central Lakes College Cultural Arts Series welcomes the five-piece Celtic ensemble Solas to the Cultural Arts series sage in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert in Chalberg Theatre features a blend of Celtic traditional, folk and country melodies, bluesy sometimes jazz-inspired improvisations and global rhythms. “Solas offers a compellingly original, strikingly contemporary view of traditional Celtic sounds,” said the Los Angeles Times. The group is described as the most popular, influential and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. The band, led by Seamus Egan (pictured) has performed at Symphony Hall, Wolf Trap, the Ford Amphitheater, and Queens Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 on the day of the concert, and $10 for students. The box office phone number is (218) 855-8199, or e-mail clctheatre@clcmn.edu for information. Information is also available at www.clcmn.edu/theatre

Band concert

A new ensemble will be introduced at the Central Lakes College winter band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus. The CLC Woodwind Choir, with conductor Chris Bolstad, makes its debut. Bolstad is a former member of the CLC Jazz Band and former band director at Pequot Lakes. The concert also features the brass and jazz ensembles from CLC, directed by Steve Anderson (left), who said the venue runs the gamut from New Orleans jazz to 70s funk. Concert soloists are Shawn Kobs, Pillager; Sue Kavanaugh, East Gull Lake; Mike Bender, Crosby; and Doug Durant, Brainerd. Seating is open with no advance tickets sold. Admission is $3 at the door, with children 12 and under and CLC students with I.D. admitted free. For information contact Anderson at 218-855-8215 or e-mail sanderso@clcmn.edu

Thankful graduate

Dustin Voss of Onamia, RN and a 2009 honors graduate of the Central Lakes College Nursing program, recently contacted Connie Frisch, director of nursing programs at CLC, with a report on the effort to help the people of Haiti. “We need to help these people in desperate need,” he said. He and a colleague cared for surgical patients following limb amputations and the re-setting if compound fractures. “We provided care in a make-shift hospital that was originally a church but now has the floors lined with foam mattresses. There were 40-60 patients who ranged in age from 3 to 50. “We primarily did wound care, unfortunately without the use of narcotic pain medications. This was heart-wrenching to say the least, and I am still attempting to process the work which we were involved in. “I just wanted to write a brief ‘thank you’ to you and the CLC nursing faculty for providing the education and skills which enabled me to serve in this capacity. “Let your students know that their education is preparing them with skills which enable them to put their hands on displaced, desperate patients around the world.”

Project Haiti

Students and employees at Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, have raised $3,472.55 as of Monday, Feb. 1 for medical supplies for the Project Haiti medical team from this area. Project Haiti volunteers are part of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, and their mission at the charity hospital in Pignon has provided medical service to a remote region of the country for many years. A number of the CLC Foundation Board members along with others from the area have financially supported a number of projects, including the building schools, orphanages, and an airstrip. Among the contributions from CLC are nursing students and faculty and students in a natural disasters course taught by Pam Pruitt.

Feb 1, 2010

Women win at Vermilion

While the Raider men suffered their first Division loss, 73-64, the CLC women's basketball team defeated Vermilion, 53-42, Sun., Jan. 31 in a make-up game from Jan. 23. Cassie Pearson scored 17 points and Caitlin Kavanaugh and Trisha Wippler 11 each. Coach Dennis Eastman praised Kavanaugh (left), who hit a trio of 3-point baskets. This was the Raider women's fourth win against 15 losses. They have a 3-5 Division record. The men were led by Nick Grewe's 13 points, Erik Peeters' 12, and Marcus Ayala's 11. CLC is 17-4 on the year, 7-1 in the Division. On Fri., Jan. 30 the men defeated Hibbing, 76-55, led by Nash Faulk's 18 points and Milo Prijovic's 17. The CLC women lost, 52-47, after outscoring the Cardinals, 26-21, in the last half. Carlee Davich had 12 points and Pearson 11. Next: Fri., Feb. 5 Mesabi Range at CLC, 6 and 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 6, Vermilion at CLC, 1 and 3 p.m.