Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Unbeaten Raiders Overcome Thunder, Lightning

The midpoint of the 2014 season has arrived, and the Central Lakes College Raiders continued their perfect march, moving to 4-0 overall with a 35-32 Northern Division win over Fond du Lac on a day that mother nature dealt everything that she could offer at Findorff Athletic Complex.

The 16th-ranked Raiders, led by Athen Ashton's 65 rushing yards, and Jake Faber's 242 passing yards, jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter.

However, CLC needed a fourth-quarter stand from its defense to preserve the 3-point win.

The Raiders' offense failed to hit 40 points for the first time this season, while the defense gave up 20 straight points, but also sacked Fond du Lac quarterback Travis Brown 11 times.

Bill Desrocher (Photo) recorded three sacks while Max Strand and Jake Kassulker each finished with two. Josh Mantel collected 10 total tackles for the game to lead the Raiders in that category.


Story courtesy of the Brainerd Dispatch by Joe Lindholm

Monday, September 15, 2014

Raiders Improve Record to 3-0

The nationally ranked CLC Raiders football team traveled to Bottineau on Saturday and earned another big win over Dakota College. The Raiders beat the Lumberjacks 45-31 with a strong performance by the offense and quarterback Jake Faber. Faber threw for 248 yards including a 31 year TD pass to Steve Wroblewski and he also ran for a 10 yard score. The Raiders improved their record to 3-0 and face Fond du Lac this Saturday at Findorff Field in Brainerd.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Raiders Score Big Win

Jake Faber threw for four touchdowns and Max Strand came away with a huge momentum turning fourth quarter interception as the Central Lakes Raiders, ranked 18th nationally, defeated the 15th-ranked Rochester Yellowjackets 41-37 at Findorf Athletic Complex Saturday.

Faber threw touchdowns to three different Raiders receivers, including two to Steve Wroblewski. Athen Ashton rushed 14 times for 61 yards to pick up an injured Trey Blanchard, who finished with 64 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.

Story Courtesy of the Brainerd Dispatch
Photo by Nick Weeks, Student Employee Marketing and Public Relations Office

Monday, August 25, 2014

CLC Volleyball Opens Home Schedule August 29

The Raiders Volleyball team will play its first home games this weekend. On Friday, August 29 they face Mesabi and on Saturday, August 30 they will play Vermilion. 

The Raiders went 1-3 on the road over the weekend at a tournament hosted by Ridgewater College in Willmar. 

The 2014 volleyball team features five sophomores and six freshman as coach Jane Peterson enters her 24th season with Central Lakes College.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Raiders Football “Grand” Opening

Brainerd, MN. – The Central Lakes College football team began preparation for the 2014 season with the first day of practice on Monday. The opening session lasted two hours with one of the largest squads in school history. 70 players are expected to compete for positions on the team. There are 26 returning players and many of them were key contributors last season.

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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Courtesy of the Brainerd Dispatch

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.