St. Johns concludes fall season in three sports


The soccer team includes, in front, Anna Imm and Nathan Burmeister. In row two, from left, are Arnet Reichstadt, Jessie Meyer, Daniel Lund, Gabby Glocke and Jackson Soltau. In the third row are Caden Heusinkveld, John Bradley, Kayla Lund, Andrew Eickhoff, Paisley Kolling, Jim Mettler and Paul Mettler. In the fourth row are Ryan Eickhoff, Dylan Schultz, Aspen Kolling, Daniel Curtis, Lydia Redman, Kylie Meyer and Grace Soltau. In back, are coach Seth Heusinkveld, Landan Hunemuller, Sylvia Glocke, Jeffrey Snyder, Cassidy Redman, Andrew Imm, Greta Kunene, Claire Mettler, MaRea Reichstadt and coach Lindsy Heusinkveld. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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St. Johns Lutheran School in Wykoff completed the fall season in sports with increased numbers of participants, particularly in cross-country, this year.

Soccer

St. Johns Eagles soccer A-team played six regular season games, finishing the regular season with two wins and four losses, and a fifth place finish in the Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Athletic Conference (SEMLAC) tournament played in Plainview. It was a wet end to the season.

The A team had four teammates score goals throughout the season. Two eighth graders led the scoring with Andrew Imm scoring 15 goals and Cassidy Redman scoring six goals. The remaining goals were scored by seventh graders  Dylan Schultz, with five, and Jeffrey Snyder who scored one goal.

The B team only had three games this season, winning one of them. The team scored a total of six goals by four different individuals, in those games. The third through fifth graders learned a lot about the game and playing as a team.

Cross-country

Last year was the first time that St. Johns participated in cross-country with just a handful of students participating in the conference meets. Their experience and enthusiasm spread like wildfire among students and this year the team had 13 students (fourth through eighth grade) participate. They ran in Winona, Rochester, Rollingstone, and Waterville. A few runners placed at the meets, but most importantly, they all continued to set personal records as the season progressed. The students that ran cross-country were also playing soccer at the same time so they were busy.

Volleyball

The volleyball season was a little challenging this year without a gym to host home games or practice in. However, Fillmore Free Methodist Church allowed the team to practice there and parents and coaches drove many miles to the six away games. The teams were coached by Kelsey Fr ank, Teresa Glocke and Sara Redman.

Numerous students who had never played before this year participated. With determination, the team saw many skills improve, especially serving. The teams finished with four wins and two losses during the regular season.

The season came to a close at the SEMLAC tournament at Rochester Central Lutheran School Saturday, Nov. 10.   The Eagles finish_ed fifth in the conference.

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