Colton Ruether (left) tried to steal the ball from Edgerton while teammates Michael Tol and Kolton Duis came in as back-up on Thursday in Canby.

Lancer boys start season with a home victory over Edgerton

Canby boys basketball weren’t sharp offensively, but their defense carried the day in a 58-46 win over Edgerton at home Thursday night.

The Lancers shot only 37 percent for the game, and 17 percent from three, but they forced 19 turnovers and held Edgerton to just 34 percent from the floor.

This year’s varsity team includes (back, L-R): Colton Ruether, Brady Hulzebos, Kolton Duis, Michael Tol, Bryant Hansen, Zach Ourada, Cayden Anderson and Dyllon Christianson; front: Evan Engesmoe, Liam MacArthur, Jack Abrahamson, Dylan Houseman, Kaden Hauschild and Casey Hoim.

Big numbers, big plans for the Lancer boys this season

With a roster full of seniors, the Canby boys basketball team started their season with a win last week, and they have plans for many more.

Sawyer Hansen returns as head coach for the Lancer boys, along with assistants AJ Wieneke and Ryan Lalim.

Canby senior, Brooklyn Kindopp, guarded the net against Ortonville on Oct. 12 helping the Lancer earn a home court victory.

Lady Lancers finish 12-1 in the Camden Conference

A young but strong Canby Lancers volleyball finished a few points from reaching the Section 3A finals in yet another successful season on the court. The Lancers, who have just one senior in the lineup, finished their season with a 25-9 overall record, falling to Minneota in a Section 3A semifinals.

During the home victory over the Eagles on Oct. 24, Dylan Housman fought his way through the defense to move the Lancers down the field.

Lancers’ football finish 2023 season above .500

Canby football was solid in 2023, committing to a ground and pound attack on offense and a strong defense to finish the season with a 6-4 record and win a Section 5A playoff game.

As a team, the Lancers ran for 1,893 yards and passed for 905, while giving up just 850 yards rushing and 560 passing.

Jr. League Winners

Roy Popowski (left) and Maxen Merritt, The Pinners, won new bowling balls after winning a roll-off against the second place No Namers , Grant Schrunk and Bently Grengs, and third place Flying Eagles, Carter Schrunk and Sam Prokop.


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