2014-15 Prep Sports Recap [VIDEO, AUDIO]
From the Apollo Eagles' boys soccer team capturing a state championship for the first time in school history, to the Cathedral baseball team winning its second straight state title, 2014-15 was a very memorable year in St. Cloud area prep sports.
Apollo and Sartell Battle In Memorable Section Playoff
October 25th, 2014
The Apollo Eagles have never beaten Sartell on the football field, a fact that the Eagles' fans, players and coaches are well aware of. For a brief moment on October 25th during a Section 8-5A playoff game, it appeared Apollo would reverse the curse.
Apollo’s Connor Waldron kicked a 36 yard field goal for the Eagles with just over a minute remaining in the game to give the Eagles a two-point lead.
However, quarterback Brandon Snoberger led the Sabres down the field in under one minute and connected with receiver Jake Lieberg on a 17-yard TD pass to give Sartell the win.
Sartell went on to defeat Moorhead 34-27 in an equally memorable section championship game in Alexandria on November 1st. Snoberger scored the game-winning touchdown with just 16 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
APOLLO WINS STATE SOCCER TITLE
October 30, 2014 - SCSU Husky Stadium
The Apollo Eagles won their first state title in any sport when their boys soccer team defeated DeLaSalle 1-0 on October 30th at Husky Stadium. Leighton Lommel scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles.
The Eagles finished their remarkable season with a 21-0-2 record.
Cathedral and Apollo Hockey Battle In Epic Section Championship Game
February 26th, 2015- Municipal Athletic Complex
The MAC was packed on February 26th when the Apollo Eagles took on the Cathedral Crusaders for the Section 6A championship. Tickets for the game sold out in the early afternoon, and the crowd began to file in over an hour before the puck dropped.
Those who were lucky enough to get in to the game were not disappointed, as the game remained close until the final horn sounded.
The Eagles advanced to their second state tourney in three years. Apollo upset Breck 1-0 in overtime to earn its first-ever win at the tournament. Brandon Bissett scored the game-winner for the Eagles in overtime.
Cathedral Baseball Wins State Championship
June 15th, 2015
The Cathedral Crusaders lost their second game of the 2014 baseball season, but since then they have not been defeated. They finished their 2015 campaign with a 25-0 record and ran their winning streak to 50 games going back to '14.
The Crusaders ended their dream season with a 10-1 win over Minnehaha Academy at Target Field on Monday, June 15th behind a complete-game gem from senior Brindley Theisen. The righthander allowed just one run on four hits while striking out five batters, including Gunnar Nelson to end the game.