Sports Roundup: Pate's Four Goals Lift Simley to 7-0 win

A senior forward, Jessica Pate had a hand in six of the Spartans' goals.

Jessica Pate netted four goals and had a hand in on two other goals as the Simley girls hockey team shut out St. Peter, 7-0, Saturday afternoon.

Pate, a senior forward, scored two goals in the first period and two in the third.

Sydney Knutson added a pair of goals and two assists, and Nikki Nelson had one for the Spartans, who improved to 5-4-2 overall. Lacy-Rae Kettner had an assist.

Simley will host Holy Family/Waconia Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Community Center.


The Simley wrestling team placed second out of 34 teams taking part in the 25th annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester Friday and Saturday.

The Spartans finished with 197.5 points, second only to Apple Valley, with 291.5 points.

Simley's Micah Barnes won the tournament's 182-pound title with a 7-6 decision over Preston Lehmann of West Fargo. Finishing second were Jake Short, at 145-pounds; Pedro DeLao, at 126 pounds; and Kyle Gliva, at 120 pounds.

On Dec. 10, the Spartans improved their dual-meet record to 8-0 by defeating Farmington, 58-3; Montgomery-Lonsdale/LeCenter, 59-3; and Prior Lake, 52-10; at the Prior Lake Duals.

Simley will return to action in the Clash 10 National High School Wrestling Duals in Rochester Dec. 30 and 31.


Ben Rauschnot had a goal and an assist, and Ben Illestchko added two assists as Simley blanked North Metro, 3-0, Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Community Center.

Brandon Reitberger and Will Knopik also added goals for the Spartans, who improved their overall record to 4-2. Their Classic Suburban Conference record remains at 0-1.

Next up is a game Tuesday at St. Paul Johnson.


The Simley girls basketball team goes into its home game with St. Anthony Tuesday with a 5-0 mark after two impressive victories last week.

The Spartans defeated Big Lake, 75-46, last Tuesday and Cannon Falls, 54-25, on Thursday.

Abby Kain leads Simley’s balanced scoring attack—which has four players averaging at least nine points a game—with 15.4 points a game. She is followed by Shauna Horsch, averaging 9.8 points a game; Kylie Brown, at 9.2; and Maya DeLao, at 9.0. Brown is averaging a team-high 11.2 rebounds a game; and Horsch and Alexis Boyd-Lockett each average 2.8 assists.


After breaking the century mark in scoring in its win over North Branch last week, what can the Simley boys basketball team do for an encore?

The Spartans evened their record at 2-2 in their 114-59 home win over North Branch last Tuesday. They opened up a 67-30 lead in the halftime en route to their victory.

Seven Sibley players scored in double-figures, led by John Spillane’s 22 points. Others reaching double figures were Andrew Kropp, with 16 points; Eric Jones, 13; Dillon Kaup and Verneal Baxter, 11 apiece; and Sam Stensgard and Zach Gullerud, 10 apiece.

The Spartans will visit St. Paul Humboldt Tuesday.


• The Simley gymnastics team lost to Mahtomedi, 139.475-117.95, in their home dual meet Thursday.

• The boys swimming and diving team defeated South St. Paul, 104-79, Thursday.

• Simley’s varsity dance team will be take part in the conference championships at Hill-Murray on Thursday.

Bill Ryan December 19, 2011 at 02:35 PM
It's the Clash, not Class.
Michael Garlitz December 19, 2011 at 02:54 PM
Hi Bill. Thanks for letting us know about the error. It has been corrected in the story.


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