Spartan soccer team wins first LSC game in 5 years

Superior Telegram The Superior High School boys soccer team won its first Lake Superior Conference game since 2010 with a 2-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Duluth Marshall. Jarrett Kallinen scored both goals for the Spartans. His first score was ...

Jarrett Kallinen
Superior High School’s Jarrett Kallinen (4) scored both goals in the Spartans’ 2-1 win over Duluth Marshall. (Jed Carlson /

Superior Telegram


The Superior High School boys soccer team won its first Lake Superior Conference game since 2010 with a 2-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Duluth Marshall.

Jarrett Kallinen scored both goals for the Spartans. His first score was assisted by Logan Kittelson and gave Superior a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute.

Marshall tied the game up on a goal by Peter Lenz early in the second half.


Kallinen’s game-winning goal was unassisted in the 75th minute.

Ethan Cooper finished with 11 saves for the Spartans, who improve to 2-8-1 overall and 1-4 in the LSC.  Kade Walpole helped out with one save.

Duluth Marshall (0-10-1, 0-5-1) got six saves from Nic Semaan.

Saturday’s game at Washburn/Bayfield has been cancelled.

The Spartans are at Hermantown at 7 p.m. Thursday and at Rice Lake at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

SPARTAN SPIN: Kittelson leads Superior in scoring with 11 goals and three assists. Kallinen is next with five goals and one assist, followed by Robert Severin (1-5), Walpole (2-2), Blake Hanson (1-1), June Jang (1-1), Maverick Peterson (0-1) and Caden Tchop (0-1).


Superior.................................... 1          1          -          2


Duluth Marshall...................... 0          1          -          1

First half - 1. SHS, Jarrett Kallinen (Logan Kittelson), 15th.  

Second half - 2. DM, Peter Lenz (Nolan Krenzen), 45th; 3. SHS, Kallinen, 75th.

Saves - Ethan Cooper, SHS, 11; Kade Walpole, SHS, 1. Nic Semaan, DM, 6.



The Spartans won their second match of the week with a 3-2 win Thursday night at Duluth Marshall. Superior began the week with a 3-0 win over Hibbing Tuesday in the SHS gym.

Superior took a 2-0 lead Thursday with wins of 25-18 and 25-22. Marshall rallied to win the next two games, 25-17 and 25-20, before the Spartans won the deciding fifth game 15-6.


The Spartans were led by Alex Killian, 10 kills; Whitney Larson, seven kills and 23 digs; Abbie DeMeyer, 33 digs; Olivia Plunkett and Ellie Holen, 19 set assists apiece; and Sage Olson, eight kills.

Aleksie Rengel led Marshall with 30 digs. Ashlyn Cummins added 17 digs and six kills and Kate Kleinschmidt had three ace serves, 16 digs and 13 kills.

With the win, Superior improves to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the LSC. Marshall falls to 3-4 and 2-3.

The Spartans host Proctor at 7 p.m. Thursday.


Girls swimming

The Spartan girls won their second meet in three days with a 92-91 win over Duluth Denfeld Thursday evening in the SHS pool.

Superior, which defeated Proctor-Hermantown Tuesday, won six events Thursday, led by Erin Walpole, who had had a hand in four of the wins.

Individually, Walpole won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, Carlee Noonan won the 100 backstroke and Kate Lisak won the 500 free.

The three were also members of the winning 200 medley relay, along with Isabelle Dokhanchi, and the 400 free relay, with Katelyn Stebner.

Another highlight for the Spartans was finishing 1-2-3 in the 200 IM. Walpole won the race, followed by Lorena Wicklund and Grace Stenstrom.

The Spartans will swim in the Eau Claire North Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday then host Cloquet at 5 p.m. Tuesday.


Superior 92, Duluth Denfeld 91

200 Medley Relay - 1. SHS (Carlee Noonan, Erin Walpole, Kate Lisak, Isabelle Dokhanchi), 2:11.39; 2. DD (S. Wolfe, Gustafson, Snyder, Kaptonak), 2:15.95; 3. SHS (Skylar Rogge, Wicklund, Stenstrom, Roden), 2:31.15.

200 Freestyle - 1. Erin Rudd, DD, 2:14.04; 2. Katelyn Stebner, SHS, 2:28.05; 3. Taylor Amundson, SHS, 2:38.33.

200 IM - 1. Walpole, SHS, 2:40.32; 2. Lorena Wicklund, SHS, 2:59.31; 3. Grace Stenstrom, SHS, 3:00.34.

50 Freestyle - 1. Shea, DD, 28.06; 2. Noonan, SHS, 28.19; 3. Wolfe, DD, 29.24.

Diving - 1. S. Johnson, DD, 189.55; 2. Wolfe, DD, 148.20; 3. Lesage, SHS, 127.65.

100 Butterfly - 1. Walpole, SHS, 1:12.69; 2. Nelson, DD, 1:15.40; 3. Shea, DD, 1:16.87.

100 Freestyle - 1. Rudd, DD, 59.56; 2. Stebner, SHS, 1:05.70; 3. Kaptonak, DD, 1:06.04.

500 Freestyle - 1. Lisak, SHS, 6:54.85; 2. Clark, DD, 7:35.01; 3. Taylor, DD, 7:41.56.

200 Freestyle Relay - 1. DD (Rudd, Shea, Wolfe, Feyen), 1:54. 27; 2. SHS (Rogge, Stebner, Dokhanchi, Amundson), 1:58.98; 3. DD (Michleson, Gustafson, S. Johnson, L. Johnson), 2:00.29.

100 Backstroke - 1. Noonan, SHS, 1:10.34; 2. Nelson, DD, 1:21.47; 3. Kaptonak, DD, 1:22.95.

100 Breaststroke - 1. Gustafson, DD, 1:26.71; 2. Wicklund, SHS, 1:27.63; 3. Wennberg, DD, 1:38.83.

400 Freestyle Relay - 1. SHS (Walpole, Lisak, Stebner, Noonan), 4:17.70; 2. DD (Nelson, Feyen, Kaptonak, L. Johnson), 4:24.09; 3. SHS (Dokhanchi, Roden, Stenstrom, Amundson), 4:36.90.

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