GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids High School girls swimming and diving team opened its season in impressive fashion on Tuesday as it swam away from Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (CEC) team in winning the dual meet by a score of 127-43.
Taking first place finishes for the Thunderhawks were the 200-yard medley relay comprised of Jordyn Colter, Emma Hernesman, Chloe Peterson and Rowan Krueger-Barth in 2:01.04; Elsa Viren in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:12.20 and the 500-yard freestyle in 6:07.69; Sophia Verke in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.37; Krueger-Barth won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.10 seconds and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.12; Kira Johnson in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.46.
Continuing, the 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of Chloe Peterson, Hannah Rauzi, Johnson and Liisa Wyland in 1:50.63; Alyssa Jackson in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.70; and Rauzi in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.88.
Thunderhawks coach Melissa Rauzi said her team is working hard every day and isn’t waiting for the championship meets to turn it up.
“Each day, each meet is a chance for these girls to practice and perform to the best of their abilities” Rauzi said. “We are working hard, but we are also patient, keeping things paced and in perspective. We had a great first home meet with a phenomenal team of coaches, officials, meet workers and dedicated parents/families.”
Grand Rapids 127, CEC 43
200-yard medley relay: 1. Grand Rapids (Jordyn Colter, Emma Hernesman, Chloe Peterson, Rowan Krueger-Barth), 2:08.70; 2. CEC, 2:08.70; 3, Grand Rapids (Alyssa Jackson, Noelle Gunderson, Jerzie Colter, Rose Hansen), 2:10.56.
200-yard freestyle: 1. Elsa Viren, GR, 2:12.20; 2. Hannah Rauzi, GR, 2:16.80; 3. Kira Johnson, GR, 2:18.10.
200-yard individual medley: 1. Sophia Verke, GR, 2:31.37; 2. Alyssa Jackson, GR, 2:34.06; 3. Hannah Sandman, CEC, 2:35.36.
50-yard freestyle: 1. Rowan Krueger-Barth, GR, 26.10; 2. Rose Hansen, GR, 27.22; 3. Kashmir Mercer, CEC, 28.90.
100-yard butterfly: 1. Rowan Krueger-Barth, GR, 1:04.12; 2. Hannah Sandman, CEC, 1:10.87; 3. Chloe Peterson, GR, 1:11.64.
100-yard freestyle: 1. Kira Johnson, GR, 1:01.46; 2. Rose Hansen, GR, 1:04.07; 3. Ada Jackson, GR, 1:05.08.
500-yard freestyle: 1. Elsa Viren, GR, 6:07.69; 2, Emma Peterson, CEC, 6:28.70; 3. Melody Hietala, CEC, 6:41.07.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Grand Rapids (Chloe Peterson, Hannah Rauzi, Kira Johnson, Liisa Wyland), 1:50.63; 2. Grand Rapids (Rose Hansen, Emma Hernesman, Ada Jackson, Noelle Gunderson), 1:54.70; 3. CEC, 1:58.10.
100-yard backstroke: 1. Alyssa Jackson, GR, 1:05.70; 2. Jordyn Colter, GR, 1:10.66; 3. Maddie Dostal, CEC, 1:11.16.
100-yard breaststroke: 1. Hannah Rauzi, GR, 1:14.88; 2. Emma Hernesman, GR, 1:15.45; 3. Chloe Peterson, GR, 1:16.97.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Grand Rapids (Rowan Krueger-Barth, Sophia Verke, Elsa Viren, Alyssa Jackson), 4:01.05; 2. CEC, 4:19.63; 3. Grand Rapids (Kira Johnson, Hannah Roth, Jerzie Colter, Selah Smith), 4:22.70.
Grand Rapids 3
PRINCETON — The Grand Rapids High School volleyball team traveled to Princeton on Thursday and came away with a 3-1 victory.
The Thunderhawks dropped the first game of the match 25-23 but they rallied to win the final three games by the scores of 25-22, 25-15, and 25-22.
Serving again played a big part in the win as Grand Rapids was good on 87 of its 97 serves.
Emma Markovich finished with 17 digs, seven kills, two blocks and 31 set assists for Grand Rapids while Anna Geislinger was 25-for 25 in serving with three aces while also recording 12 digs. Claire Walsh had 20 digs and 15 kills and Maddi McKinney recorded seven digs, eight kills and a block. Jenny Bowman had 13 kills, five blocks and four digs and Kamryn Klinefelter finished with two kills, and two blocks. Hailee Orhn added two ace serves and 14 digs.
GRAND RAPIDS — The Itasca Community College volleyball team got the season off to a good start earlier in the week with a win over Century.
The Vikings won the match 3-0, 26-24, 25-20, 25-14, playing better as the match continued.