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Prep report: Superior, Grand Rapids boys draw

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton topped Superior in girls' swimming.

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Superior’s Jakob Kidd (4) battles with Grand Rapids’ Justin Piekarski (8) for the ball in the first half of the game at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Senior Jake Kidd’s goal in the 79th minute helped the Superior Spartans salvage a 1-1 tie with Grand Rapids in Lake Superior Conference action at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Grand Rapids’ Ricco Rolle got the scoring started in the 23rd minute on an assist from Justin Piekarski. That’s how it would stay for more than 50 minutes when Kidd connected on an assist from George Hansen to knot it 1-1 for the Spartans (9-3-1).

It would stay a tie as William Stanley had 12 saves for Grand Rapids and Tanner Swanson had six saves for Superior.

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Superior’s Gabby Saari swims her stroke during the 200 yard Medley Relay during the Spartans meet with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in Superior on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

GIRLS SWIMMING
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 109, Superior 76

Megan Chopskie and Hannah Sandman were part of four victories apiece, winning two individual events and two relays in leading the Lumberjacks to the win in Superior.

Superior’s Kylie Peterson won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 33.90 seconds and teammate Gabby Saari won the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.81. They also combined with Sam Wicklund and Charlotte Johnson as part of the Spartans’ victorious 200 relay in 1:54.68.

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GIRLS TENNIS
Superior 7, Ashland 0

The Spartans earned a clean sweep of all seven matches at home on Tuesday. The closest of them was at No. 4 singles, where Lexi Johnsen dropped the first set 3-6, before earning the 'bagel' 6-0 in set two and winning a super tiebreaker, 10-4. At No. 2 singles, Paige Sanders edged Hannah Milanowski, winning the first set 6-4 before prevailing 7-3 in a second-set tiebreaker.

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