St. Johns runners, volleyball players end season

The St. Johns Lutheran School cross-country and volleyball teams have concluded their seasons.

Cross-country

The cross-country team of St. Johns Lutheran School participated in five meets this past season.  

The season-opener was hosted by St. Martin’s in Winona.  The team then traveled to Rochester Central Lutheran School where the sixth-grade runners took first and second place.  The Silo, Immanuel Lutheran School, Lewiston, meet bought home second and third places finishes in several age divisions. 

Rochester Resurrection Lutheran hosted a meet at Sekapp Orchard. Many runners were successful; a second place seventh-grade girls’ finisher and the sixth-grade boys came home with second and third place.   

The season ended at Camp Omega outside Waterville, Minn.  It was the largest meet for the team, with schools from various areas in the state.  Most runners finished in the middle of their age divisions.

Volleyball

The St. Johns Lutheran volleyball teams opened their season in the old Wykoff school gym against Resurrection Lutheran.  The B team played first and won the first game but lost the match.  The A team won its match, winning all three games. 

The teams traveled to St. Martin’s, Winona, where the A team won the match but not the B team.  At home against Silo, Immanuel Lutheran School, Lewiston, both teams were unsuccessful against the Crusaders, losing their matches.  At St. John’s Lake City, the A team won the match but not the B team. 

At the last away game against Rochester Central Lutheran (RCLS), the A team lost the match, but it was close. The team lost the first game, won the second and lost the final game by only two: 25-27.  The B team won easily against the Bobcats. 

The regular season’s final game was at home against Immanuel Lutheran Plainview; both teams were successful winning their matches.  The A team headed into the conference tournament with a 4-2 record.  The team won the first match against the St. Martin Mustangs but was defeated in play against Silo and RCLS.  The team placed fourth in the tournament.