Aug. 23 Sartell

Local CMYS U16 boys soccer travel team Thunder

wins championship against Ecuador at Schwan’s Cup

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The CMYS 16U boys soccer travel team, Thunder, recently played in the weeklong tournament starting on July 16 against teams from Columbia, Ecuador, Eagan and Calgary during the Schwan’s Cup in Blaine, Minn. After defeating Colombia in the playoffs they went on to win the champtionship game against Ecuador in the final game on July 20. Team members are the following (front row, left to right) : Andrew McGee of Cold Spring, and Carter Kasianov, Collin Johnson, Brandon Schuchard and Kempton Schneider, all of Sartell, and Josh Fleegel of St. Cloud; (back row) David Verwijs of Avon, Connor Waldron of St. Cloud, Leighton Lommel of Waite Park, David Marquez (player from Mexico), Michael Jacobs of St. Joseph, and Logan Raygor, Joey Froelich and Grady Ewing, all of St. Cloud, and Coach Ed Johnson. Sartell teammate Caleb Forberg is not pictured. The Schwan’s Cup is the greatest international youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere. The event showcases more than 950 teams and 14,000 soccer players from more than 20 states and 16 countries.

Alexandra Murray of Sartell recently graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in neuroscience  from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Murray is the daughter of Judy and Michael Murray and attended Sartell High School. She will begin the doctorate program this August at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Rebecca Pareja of Sartell was recently named to the summer dean’s list at North Dakota State University, Fargo. Pareja is majoring in pharmaceutical sciences. A student must earn a 3.50 grade-point average to qualify.


Two Sartell students recently graduated with master’s degree in social work advanced standing from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. They are as follows: Tracy Ketzeback and Stephanie Larson.


Janelle Von Pinnon

Janelle Von Pinnon

Publisher/CEO at Newsleaders
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.
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