Varsity Boys Basketball
Stars opened the 2019-2020 season at home vs Eagle Ridge Academy with an 87-36 victory. The Stars had a well-balanced scoring attack led by Tyson Sandness with 24, Brayden Zimmerman with 16, Lucas Anderson with 10, Nick Morland with nine while Bennett Manley and Tyren Harris had eight apiece.
Stars traveled to MN River conference opponent Sibley East and came away with an 81-41 road victory. The Stars pressure forced 23 turnovers. Tyson Sandness led the Stars in scoring with 29 points, Tyren Harris with 14 points, Lucas Anderson with 13 points and Brayden Zimmerman with eight.
JV Boys Basketball
The JV men’s basketball team opened its first week with two commanding victories. On Thursday, the Stars defeated Eagle Ridge 69-14, with Andrew Simonson leading the way with 17 points and Nick Burke netting 16. The Stars had a great defensive effort, only allowing two field goals in the second half.
On Friday night on the road, the stars secured the victory outscoring Sibley East 78-28. Nick Burke scored 30 points in the contest, along with Simon Strain scoring 15. All 10 roster players scored for the Stars, and this time, only allowed one field goal in the second half.
The first game of the season was Thursday, December 6 against Eagle Ridge Academy. SWCHS won with a score of 55-5. Seth Luther scored a team-high of 12 points. Azariah Kyambadde and Bennett Krommendyk both scored eight points.
The second game was on Friday night against Sibley East. C won their first conference game with a score of 51-30. Seth Luther led the team with 14 points and Mike Schmidt scored eight points.
The boys played their first game of the season Friday night and lost a close one 39-35. Garrett Lyles led all scorers with 12 points and Kenny Briggs had 11.
Varsity Girls Basketball
It was a tough loss to Belle Plaine in the season opener. The girls came back from a 13-point deficit to take the lead with six minutes left. Unfortunately, we got into foul trouble and couldn’t hold the lead. The team was led by Lily Schwen with 20 points and Chloe Brunsberg with 14. Game two against New Life went into overtime with the Stars falling 73-72. It was another strong game for Lily Schwen with 19. Hannah Schwartz also contributed 14 points and seven rebounds. In game three, the Stars came out on top beating Sibley East, 74-64. Chloe Brunsberg led all scorers with 25, with Lily Schwen adding 23 of her own. Lily added 10 assists in another strong performance.
JV Girls Basketball
The JV girls basketball team played three games this week, starting the season 1-2. The Stars lost to Belle Plaine 50-24 with Lillian Rediger scoring 10 points. On Thursday, the team defeated New Life Academy 62-7 with a balanced scoring attack of Lillian Rediger with 13, Lauren Stephens with 12, Olivia Wilson with 10, and Mehlayna Straub with 10. The Stars finished their week with a loss to Sibley East 26-36 with Lauren Stephens leading with eight points.
Boys Varsity Hockey
The boys hockey team started out their season falling to a very competitive Rochester John Marshall 3-0, next they traveled to Armstrong Cooper falling 6-4 with four goals by Nic Gustafson. In their home opener versus Mound Westonka they lost 7-2, and this past Saturday they dropped a close one to Waconia 3-1. All games versus top level competition to start off the year.
Boys JV Hockey
The boys JV team opened up their season defeating Rochester John Marshall 6-1, falling to Armstrong Cooper 7-3 and Mound Westonka 11-3, and tying Waconia 2-2. Jannes Kamp had 50 saves for the Stars this past Saturday.