Monday, May 12, 2014

NFL: Former CLC Raider signs to play in NFL

Former Central Lakes College Raiders football player Frank Mays signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday after the conclusion of the NFL draft.

Mays played at CLC during the 2010-11 seasons. He was an All-American and captain in 2011. He led the Raiders to back-to-back bowl game appearances. He graduated with an AA degree in spring of 2012 and accepted a scholarship offer to Florida A & M University where he started at defensive end the last two years.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Softball Team Wins Home Opener

The Raiders won their home opener against Vermilion 8-6 on a fine day for a ball game. With the temperature at 58 degrees, light winds and mostly sunny skies, the Raiders opened their home schedule at the Findorff Field complex on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. The Raiders were down 6-5 after five innings, but a timely three run rally in the six inning put them ahead to win the first game of the double header.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MCAC Region 13 Tournament Begins Friday

The Raiders enter the post season as the #2 seed in the Northern division and will face MnWest the #3 seed of the Southern division. The teams play on Friday, February 28 at 3 pm at Anoka Ramsey Community College.

The Raiders finished the season with an overall record of 16-11 and were 10-4 in division play. Vermilion, the #1 seed in the North lead the division with a record of 13-1 and were 23-4 on the season.

MnWest finished the regular season 18-9 behind Rochester and St. Cloud in very competitive Sourthern division.  Rochester is ranked second in the country and St. Cloud is seventh in the NJCAA Division III poll. Vermillion is ranked third in the poll.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jedneak Leads Raiders in Victory

The Raiders improved their season record to 16-10 with a win on the road in Cloquet beating Fond du Lac 71-53. Leading the Raiders in scoring was Josh Jedneak with 15 points. Marcus Brown added 14 points and Alex Koch and Bryan Gichaba contributed 10 points each.

The Raiders host Hibbing on Saturday, February 22 at 2 pm for their final regular season game.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bethea Strong in Raiders Weekend Split

The Raiders traveled to Grand Rapids on Friday an beat the Itasca Vikings in blowout fashion 87-49. The Raiders held the Vikings to 25 percent shooting from the field while shooting 48 percent from the floor. Quincy Bethea led the Raiders with 22 points. 

CLC hosted the Northland Pioneers on Saturday afternoon and lost on their home floor 79-77.  Quincy Bethea led the Raiders in scoring on Saturday with 20 points. The Raiders are now 9-3 in the Northern Division.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Raiders Stun Third-Ranked Vermilion

The Central Lakes College Raiders seized the lead with 30 seconds left and hung on to upset NJCAA Division III’s third-ranked Vermilion Ironmen 70-68 in a Northern Division game Saturday.

Vermilion took a timeout, called a play, missed a chance to tie with 15 seconds left and the Raiders rebounded, giving CLC its sixth straight win.

The loss ended an 11-game win streak for Vermilion, which entered the contest with a 9-0 division mark and was 19-3 overall. The Ironmen had defeated CLC 69-62 Jan. 15 at Ely.

Alex Koch paced CLC with 13 points, followed by Bryan Gichaba with 12, Quincy Bethea 11 and John Jedneak 10. Marcus Brown (photo) came off the bench to add 11 points.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Raiders Win Over the Norsemen

The Central Lakes College men’s basketball team has been on a roll, having won their last four games since a 26 point loss to Mesabi at Virginia back in January.

While that loss may have been a low point for the Raiders, they bounced back and have now won five straight following a 78-62 win Wednesday night over Mesabi. With the win CLC also took over sole possession of second place in the Northern Division.

Alex Koch led all scorers with 25 points, and Quincy Bethea was next for CLC with 21. The Raiders also held the Norse to 62 points and Bacarius Dinkins, who leads the Norther Division with a 19.4 scoring average, to just seven points.

Courtesy of the Brainerd Dispatch