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Meet the Three Amigos

 

About:

We chose to do our final video project on introductions of ourselves. The video was filmed with an IPad and external microphone. We also used an IPhone SC to take some video and pictures. We used Adobe premiere on a IMac computer to edit our entire video. The video was filmed outside and in the basement of Stewart hall at the KVSC on campus radio station. During the video, all three of us included why we choose St. Cloud State, our anticipated majors, and what we hope to do with them.
Music:

The music used in this video is “Passing”
By: Boris Nonte and Ronni Shaw from Killer Tracks.com, licensed under Killer Tracks
Shot List:

0:00 Shot 1- Main title slide introduction

0:06 Shot 2- Close up talking clip

0:35 Shot 3- Zooming motion image of Jay Huston

0:41 Shot 4- Angled talking clip

1:17 Shot 5- Zooming upward image of Caleb Forberg

1:29 Shot 6- Pan then zoom video of KVSC forum

1:38 Shot 7- Close up video of Caleb Forberg

1:44 Shot 8- Still image of Caleb Forberg cooking

1:50 Shot 9- Close up talking clip of Thomas Breach

2:45 Shot 10- Still image of KVSC sports

2:51 Shot 11- Still image of time card

2:56 Shot 12- Roll into end credits
Required Applications and Gear:

We used Adobe Premiere and an IPad with the help of an IPhone SC. External microphone on the IPad and IMac computer for our editing software. We included text and at least nine different camera shots that you will see from watching the video.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Uses Stifling Defense to Stomp Wolverines

In their final Pheasant Conference matchup of the year, #3 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (25-0) crushed Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (5-18) by a final score of 64-21.

The two sides traded buckets in the early minutes of the first, as CGB found efficient shots in the paint. However, the Warriors crippling defense quickly refocused, as the Warriors lept out to a double digit advantage over the Wolverines. Junior guard Anna Rinke provided great floor spacing, burying two early threes (3 overall) on her way to an 11 point night. Senior forward Hannah Gail also canned a pair of threes, and this spacing gave junior guard Emma Schmidt plenty of room to attack off the dribble and distribute. Junior center Briona Edwards also took advantage of the spacing, finishing with 14 points on 70% shooting. Junior forward Madisyn Braaten had a big impact on the Warriors’ first half offensive onslaught, picking up all four of her assists in the first 5 minutes.

Leading 43-16 coming out of the locker room, the Warriors focused in on defense, clamping down on CGB’s offense to hold the Wolverines to a stunning 5 second half points. Haley Johnson and Scout Cronen ran the offense to perfection to close out the game, and combined for 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Senior sniper Tina Fuentes knocked down a pair of threes in the half, along with sound defense. For the Wolverines, junior forward Callie Vold was the focal point of the offense, leading the team with 9 points.

With the win, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross remains the only undefeated Class A MSHSL girl’s basketball team.

Final: Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 64, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 21

By The Numbers:

WHN 64

Points: Schmidt 18

Rebounds: Schmidt 11

Assists: Schmidt 6

Steals: Schmidt 5

Blocks: Gail 1, Edwards 1, Fuentes 1

CGB 21

Points: Vold 9

Stats Taken Courtesy of Thomas Breach. Photo of Graceville gym taken by Thomas Breach. © Thomas Breach 2017.

Defense, Rebounding Doom Warriors in Clash with Hornets

In a battle between two 6A squads, the Hornets hot shooting propelled 5-15 Henning past 1-19 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, 75-50.

In the first half, the Hornets took advantage of WHN’s struggles with closing out by using a strong dribble drive attack. Sophomore guard Sam Fisher had 14 points in the half, primarily off up pull up jumpers and catch and shoot threes. The majority of the first half Henning points in the paint came on second chance opportunities, as sophomore forwards Adam Lange and Jacob Quam had a combined 9 points in the half off of offensive rebounds. WHN had just 6 defensive rebounds in the half, and were lead by Nelson Schmidt, Isaac Wilson, and Zach Stueve with 4 points a piece.

In the second half, Henning went right back to their offensive attack, as Fisher picked up another 11 points to give him the game-high total of 25. Junior guard Bryce Rach found his jumper as well, scoring 10 of his 12 points in the second half. The Warriors lack of floor spacing in the game (1 of 13 from three) continued to haunt them, as Henning was able to comfortably load up the post with sagging defense that denied WHN any room to drive into the paint, along with shutting down passing lanes to Wilson (6-7 shooting, 12 points).

The Warriors shot just 38% in the game, and pulled down only 22 boards (10 defensive).

Final: Henning 75, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 50.

By The Numbers:

WHN 50

Points: Wilson 12

Rebounds: Schmidt 7 (5 offensive)

Assists: Eric Berger 4, Schmidt 4

Steals: Schmidt 2

Blocks: Matt Thielen 2, Stueve 2

HEN 75

Points: S. Fisher 25

Stats taken courtesy of Thomas Breach. Image of Henning gym taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach 2017

Scintillating Start Propels #3 WHN Past Ortonville

Ten.

That’s how many of their first 11 shots Wheaton/Herman-Norcross knocked down to open Friday’s game against Ortonville.

That incredible number helped sparked a 20-2 run to open the game for the WHN Warriors.

The Warriors went to the low post early and often, feeding junior center Briona Edwards. She buried her first 6 shots in the first 5 minutes. This opened up space for stellar junior guard Emma Schmidt, as she made her first 5 shots, including 3 threes. Ortonville couldn’t get anything going on offense, as the Warrior defense picked up 9 first half steals and held the Trojans to just 31% shooting. The Warrior pressure defense kept the Trojans out of rhythm all game, as Ortonville struggled mightily to initiate plays outside of a basic set up to junior forward Madysen Stegner in the low post. The Warriors shot an insane 64% in the first half, assisting on 17 of their 18 makes to lead 40-16 going into the locker room.

In the second, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross slowed things down and relied on their highly efficient ball movement to open things up down low for junior forward Madi Braaten, who finished with 10 points on 5-7 shooting, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Ortonville kept leaning on Stegner, who had 15 points in the game. Senior Trojan guard Rachel Hoernemann had 8 points and played a very solid two-way game. Sophomore guard Haley Johnson had a key role in the second for the Warriors, finishing with 4 assists running the point for the majority of the half.

In the game, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross assisted on 25 of their 28 buckets. Their ball movement was fantastic, allowing their guards to pick apart the Trojan man-to-man defense and find wide open post isos for Edwards and Braaten and open shots on the perimeter for the WHN guards.

“It was the best we’ve passed all season,” said Warriors coach Tim Gail. He sang the praises of the Warrior offense, remarking that he felt very, very good about the way they played.

WHN picked up great games from Schmidt, Edwards (18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal), and junior guard Anna Rinke (5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals). Overall, they shot 55% from the floor and 50% from three. The Warriors are now 22-0 on the year.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 63, Ortonville 34

By The Numbers:

WHN 63

Points: Schmidt 19

Rebounds: Schmidt 7

Assists: Schmidt 7

Steals: Schmidt 5

ORT 34

Points: Stegner 15

Rebounds: Stegner 5

Steals: Hoernermann 2, Stegner 2

Blocks: Stegner 1

Stats taken courtesy of Thomas and Michael Breach. Quote from Tim Gail recorded by Thomas Breach. Photo of Ortonville gym taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach 2017.

Cathedral Holds On to Defeat Becker in GRC Clash

One thing was certain entering the second half for St. Cloud Cathedral: despite being ahead 36-24, they needed to cut down on their turnovers and start boxing out on the defensive glass if they wanted to disallow any late rally by Becker.

Their struggles in those categories almost cost them a key win on the road.

The Crusaders of Cathedral opened the first half red-hot with four quick threes. They moved the ball very well against the Bulldogs man to man, as the drive and kick game for Cathedral worked to perfection to space out the floor. They picked up assists on each of their 13 first half makes. Abbey Medelberg started off the opening half on fire from the bench, as she buried her first 5 shots including two three point bombs. She led all players going into the break with 12 points. If there was one positive for the Bulldogs, it was that they led in two major “hustle stat” categories: forced turnovers and offensive rebounds, as they forced 12 Cathedral turnovers in the first half.

To open the second half, Becker found a much more efficient defense, incorporating a full court pressure that threw off the rhythm of the Cathedral halfcourt offense. Cathedral committed 12 second half turnovers and shot just 31% in the period. These offensive struggles allowed the Becker offense to pick up their efficiency,  leaning on junior center Madi Kerzman as she poured in 12 points in the half, largely due to her prowess on the low block and on the offensive glass. The Cathedral 2-3 zone struggled mightily to keep the Bulldogs off the offensive glass, and combined with their shooting struggles allowed Becker to bring the Cathedral lead down to two possessions. However, the Crusaders got an incredibly clutch performance from junior Kate Tomczik. The guard scored 14 of Cathedral’s 26 second half points. Down the stretch, the Crusaders were able to deny the Bulldogs anything closer than a two possession lead. The Crusaders knocked down their free throws, and seniors Julia Meyer and Morgan Prom each had big steals with less than 30 seconds to go. Cathedral’s free throws closed out the game for a final score of 62-55

Final: St. Cloud Cathedral 62, Becker 55.

By The Numbers:

CHS 62

Points: Tomczik 17

Rebounds: Meyer 9

Assists: Megan Voit 6

Steals: Tomczik 5

Blocks: Hallie Hupf 2

BEC 55

Points: Kerzman 16

Stats taken courtesy of Thomas Breach. Photo of Becker gym taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach 2017.

Treinen Hits 1K in 70-51 Trojans Win Over Warriors

Along with a historic night for senior forward Nate Treinen, it was a combined team defensive effort and fantastic performance from sophomore point guard Tyson Powell that propelled the now 14-3 Ortonville Trojans over the 1-16 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors.

In the first half, Ortonville built a double digit lead on the strength of a very balanced offensive assault. They were very patient in the halfcourt offense, picking apart the Warriors’ man to man defense with a strong high-low attack on the perimeter and the low block. Tyson Powell was the first player to hit double digits, taking advantage of WHN’s slow close outs on the wings to open with two quick three balls. Nate Treinen needed 5 points to hit 1,000 on his career, and he ended up hitting it on a baseline jumper from the right side to reach the lofty total. The Warriors received a strong first half from Isaac Wilson and Hunter Johnson, as the sophomore Johnson had 7 points at the break.

To open the second half, Ortonville kept their foot on the pedal to cruise out to a 20-24 point lead, as they leaned more upon the dribble drive attack of Powell (24 points) and the post play of Treinen (11 points) and DaVonte Edwards (9 points) to finish off Wheaton/Herman-Norcross. Their patient 2-3 zone held the Warriors to 39% shooting and forced 19 WHN turnovers.

The Warriors received strong games from Eric Berger, Max Donnelly, Isaac Wilson, and Hunter Johnson. Berger had 6 points, 9 boards, and 4 assists. Donnelly had 8 points, 4 boards, 5 assists, and a pair of steals. Johnson had a team-high 12 points on 50% from the floor and from three, and Wilson had 10 points on 5-7 shooting.

Final: Ortonville 70, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 51.

By The Numbers:

WHN 51

Points: Johnson 12

Rebounds: Berger 9

Assists: Donnelly 5

Steals: Nelson Schmidt 3

ORT 70

Points: Powell 24

All Stats taken courtesy of Thomas Breach. Photo of Ortonville Gym taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach 2017.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Uses Strong Second to Knock Off MACA

Despite a tightly contested first half, the Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors turned the heat up on the Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers en route to a 66-43 victory.

In the first half, the game felt uncharacteristicly slow compared to most WHN games. The Tigers did a fantastic job of breaking the Warriors’ press with ease and then taking large chunks of time off the clock with efficient half court ball movement on the perimeter. Nonetheless, the Warriors half court defense still was able to deny MACA any efficient shots. On offense, the Warriors went to Briona Edwards on the block, and she delivered, putting up double digit points in the first. Forward Hannah Gail helped space the floor, burying 3 of her first 4 three balls. Madisyn Braaten played a great two way game in the first for WHN, and was able to carry it into the second. For MACA, Corey Hickman and Ashley Solvie led the offense with 8 and 7 points respectively. The Warriors led going into the locker room with a 29-23 lead, as the clock-killing Tigers limited the 52%-75%-100% shooting start by WHN to just a few possessions.

At the start of the second half, the Warriors were finally able to get back to their usual quick pace, as Emma Schmidt, Scout Cronen, and the rest of the WHN backcourt did a much better job of attacking the youthful MACA guards, generating plenty of transition opportunities. Schmidt, Cronen, and Rinke also combined to shut Hickman down in the second, as the senior Tigers guard didn’t add any points to her first half total. The Warriors jumped out to and held a big 17-21 point lead throughout most of the second. Malory Anderson and Maddie Carrington each had solid second halves for the Tigers, combining for 13 points in the game.

FInal: Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 66, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 43

By The Numbers:

WHN 66

Points: Edwards 21

Rebounds: Schmidt 9

Assists: Schmidt 7

Steals: Schmidt 5

Blocks: Gail 1, Braaten 1

MACA 43

Points: A. Solvie 13

Rebounds: Jenna Howden 6

Steals: Karly Fehr 2

Blocks: A. Solvie 1, Nicole Solvie 1, Hickman 1

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Stats are unofficial. Taken by Thomas Breach. Photos of Tiger Center taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach.

LeClaire’s Crazy First Cruises Cathedral Past Zimmerman in Cruicial GRC Meeting

#4 St. Cloud Cathedral needed a big first half from a perimeter player once Zimmerman clamped down on their low post attack.

And boy, did senior Keaton LeClaire deliver.

LeClaire closed out the first half by burying 6 of his 8 threes.

The Crusaders opened the game by jumping out to a quick 7-10 point lead, but Zimmerman lept right back by leaning on center Dylan Martin, who put up 6 quick points. Zimmerman closed down the post in the early goings, forcing Cathedral to prove they can space the floor. LeClaire didn’t need much help proving that for Cathedral, racking up all 18 of his points in the first half. The Thunder went to their “big three” of Chandler Wellman, Thunder Heyer, and Dylan Martin, as the three had the first 18 points of the night for Zimmerman. Cathedral used a late run fueled by LeClaire to enter the locker room up 48-35.

The Crusaders found much more success in the low post in the second half, as junior forwards Michael Schaefer and Mitchell Plombon took the game over. The floor spacing provided by LeClaire and Jacob Stoltzenberg opened up driving lanes for Schaefer; as well as providing room for Plombon to utilize his outstanding faceup post drive game. The two finished with a combined 46 points. Schaefer led all scorers with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block. Plombon added in 22 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 blocks to earn Player of the Game. Jacob Stoltzenberg was a great contributor off the bench, providing 10 points on 2-3 from deep. Jake Pensinger had a great second half for Zimmerman, putting up a team-high 18 points, followed by Heyer’s 17, Martin’s 15, and Wellman’s 12.

By The Numbers

St. Cloud Cathedral 84, Zimmerman 72

CHS 84

Points: M. Schaefer 24

Rebounds: Plombon 16

Assists: Jangula 7

Steals: Jangula 1, Kranz 1

Blocks: Plombon 3

ZIM 72

Points: Pensinger 18

All Stats are Unofficial. Taken courtesy of Thomas Breach. Image of Cathedral North Gym Scoreboard taken by Thomas Breach. © Thomas Breach.

Crusaders Suffer Heartbreaking Third Period Meltdown Against Tigers

Going into the third period down by one, #5 St. Cloud Cathedral needed to come out strong to avoid a loss to the #3 Delano Tigers.

They did exactly that, as senior forward Reagan Garden hammered a rebound past Jackson Hjelle to tie the game at 4 with 10:13 left to play.

That’s when the wheels came off for the Crusaders.

The Crusader defense finally broke down over the last 10 minutes, and senior goaltender Jake Levinski was overwhelmed by the firepower of the Delano Tigers. Gabe Halonen put one in with 6:02 remaining, and less than a minute later the state points Ben Meyers stretched the lead to 6-4 with his second goal of the night. Brian Halonen found the back of the net with 4:09 to go, effectively sealing the win for Delano. Meyers wasn’t quite finished, however, as he picked his fourth hat trick of the year with 11 ticks left on the clock.

Throughout the first two periods, the game was a back-and-fourth affair with both offenses playing very well. Defensively, it was not the same story. The Cathedral penalty kill was overwhelmed by the Delano squad that came in converting on 48.8% of their opportunities, as the Tigers found the back of the net on 3 of their 4 power play chances.

Final: #3 Delano 8, #5 St. Cloud Cathedral 4

By The Numbers:

Cathedral 4

Goals: Jake Van Halbeck, Michael Spethmann, Jackson Savoie, Garden

Assists: Van Halbeck 2, Mack Motzko 2, Matthew Wedin

Jake Levinski: 35 Saves on 43 Shots on Goal

Delano 8

Goals: Meyers 3, Kyle Ylitalo 2, Garrett Pinoniemi, G. Halonen, B. Halonen

Assists: Andrew Kruse 4, B. Halonen 3, John Keranen 2, Meyers 2, Ray Heikkila, Ylitalo, G. Halonen, Pinoniemi

Jackson Hjelle: 20 Saves on 24 Shots on Goal

All statistics and rankings courtesy of Minnesota Hockey Hub, by the © 2013 Star Tribune. Image of Alesis MultiMix taken by Thomas Breach, © Thomas Breach.