Friday, December 28, 2012


Congratulations to Central Lakes College sophomores Jordan Bialke of Foley (top) and Jared Hoemberg of Bertha, who have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American second team defense for 2012. The pair led a defensive unit that was among the best in the nation during a 10-1, state championship season that featured a 10-game win streak and No. 10 national ranking at the end of an outstanding season. Both were two-year starters for Coach Greg Medeck’s Raiders and integral leaders who helped CLC win 17 of 21 games in that span. They were chosen for their leadership qualities to be captains of the 2012 team. Bialke, a middle linebacker, was a first-team All-Region pick as well as first team All-Southern Division selection in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. He had 98 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and three interceptions during the 2012 campaign. Jordan concluded studies at the Brainerd campus with the fall semester and earned his Associate in Arts degree. He will transfer this spring to St. Cloud State University, where he will receive a football scholarship to play for the Division 2 Huskies. Jared, a safety, was also named to the first team of Region 13 and the MCAC Southern Division. He finished second in the NJCAA with eight interceptions and had 64 tackles. Jared will graduate from CLC this spring and holds a 3.56 grade-point average. He intends to play baseball for the Raiders this spring before making a decision about next season.