The Next Level

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003

Zobeck plays baseball at Cornell College

Paul John Zobeck, a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School, is a member of the Cornell College baseball team. Zobeck is a junior majoring in sports management. He is the son of Paul and Shirley Zobeck of Soldotna.

Cornell finished 21-15 in all games last season and won the post-season Iowa Conference Tournament with wins over Upper Iowa and Wartburg.

Christensen letters in basketball

Nick Christensen of Soldotna earned a varsity letter in men's basketball at Cornell College. Christensen started three of 27 games, averaging 2.3 points and 0.8 rebounds a game. He made 13 of 46 3-point field goals with 26 assists and 10 steals.

Cornell finished 16-11, placing third in the regular season Iowa Conference standings and advancing to the semifinals of the league tournament for the second year in a row. The Rams were 11-2 in games at the Small Multi-Sports Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and defeated every team in the conference at least once.

Christensen, a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School, is a sophomore majoring in environmental science and history. He is the son of John and Paul Christensen of Soldotna.

Reemtsma plays soccer at Cedarville

Kenai Central High School graduate Joel Reemtsma completed his third soccer season as a member of the men's soccer team at Cedarville University in Ohio last fall. He was part of a Yellow Jacket squad that posted a 14-6 record and qualified for post-season play for the third consecutive year.

Reemtsma, a junior undeclared major, appeared in three matches as a backup goalkeeper for the Yellow Jackets and was part of a defensive unit that allowed just 1.25 goals per game and posted eight shutouts during the 2002 campaign.

Cedarville finished fourth in the seven-team American Mideast Conference South Division with a 3-3 record while posting the third-most wins ever in a season at 14. The Jackets advanced to the semifinals of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Region IX Tournament, where they lost 3-1 to Rio Grande.

Krusen earns All-Conference honors

Mary Krusen, a graduate of Kenai Central High School, earned All-Conference honors in her first year on the St. Olaf College women's ski team.

The Oles took second at the 2003 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Nordic Skiing Championships from Feb. 15 to 16 in St. Cloud, Minn. Krusen raced to third place in the 10-kilometer classical race and fourth place in the 5-kilometer freestyle.

Krusen also took 17th in the 10-kilometer classical race and 30th in the 5-kilometer freestyle race to help the Oles to a seventh-place finish at the Cross Country Skiing Association Regionals on Feb. 22 at Giant's Ridge, Minn.

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