PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys and girls cross country place first at Adrian

Photo courtesy of Marie Sample Members of the Marshall girls cross country team pose with the first place plaque after winning the Adrian Invitational on Tuesday. Front Row (L to R): Kaia Sueker, Morgan Radel and Bellamy Sukalski. Back Row (L to R): Head coach Marie Sample, Natalee Sample, Marah Hart, Jersey Leyson, Sydney Blomme and Nichole Sample.

ADRIAN — Four area teams participated in the Adrian Cross Country Invite on Tuesday.

The Marshall boys and girls cross country teams each took first place in their respective races as a tuneup for next week’s Big South Conference meet.

Beginning with the boys race, Zach Matzner and Noah Versaevel led the Tigers, as the team finished with a score of 35.

Matzner finished in 16:54.00 for second place, followed by Versaevel in third with a time of 17:03.90.

Quentin Blomme finished seventh for Marshall at 17:25.10, while Jenson Meyer took eighth at 17:36.70.

“Quentin Blomme and Jenson Meyer were two highlights on the day, both breaking into the Top 10,” Marshall boys cross country coach Brian Leibfried said. Hopefully the team gained some confidence in being able to race out of our comfort zone and not be afraid to get out a bit faster.

Tsukasa Yano was the fifth runner to finish for the Tigers, placing 14th at 17:41.80.

The Murray County Central/Fulda boys finished fifth as a team with 139 points.

Justin Clarke led the Rebels with an eighth-place time of 17:24.80. Spencer Wajer followed in 27th at 18:19.60.

Nate Everson recorded a time of 18:23.40 for 32nd place, and Cameron Kresko was 38th at 18:37.90.

Maverick Beckmann completed the MCC/F score with a 45th-place finish at 18:49.30.

Canby/Minneota finished with a team score of 142 for sixth place.

Anthony Wollum paced the Lancers with a 12th-place time of 17:39.30. Jared Josephson took 25th at 18:13.30, while Alex Full was five seconds later at 18:18.00 for 26th place.

Jalyn Ufkin finished in 43rd place at 18:45.30, while Blake Stoks took 47th at 19:00.00.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton did not have enough runners for a team score. Sawyer Schwartz led TMB with a 48th-place time of 19:01.80. Fritz Landherr took 88th at 20:53.70., while John Schmitt was 106th at 22:56.60.

Adrian CC

Girls Meet

Like the boys race, the Marshall Tigers controlled the girls race, finishing with a team score of 29.

The Tigers had three runners in the Top 5, and all five who scored placed in the Top 10.

Kaia Sueker, Morgan Radel and Bellamy Sukalski all finished within a five-second window to pace the Tigers — Sueker at 19:13.70 for third, Radel in fourth at 19:15.20, and Sukalski fifth at 19:17.30.

Jersey Leyson placed eighth with a time of 19:48.70, while Natalee Sample finished at 20:00.00 for ninth place.

Canby/Minneota recorded a team score of 98 for third place overall.

Grace Drietz led the Lancers with a sixth-place time of 19:39.10, followed by McKenzie Ruether at 20:26.30 for 11th place.

Kalli Jelen was 24th to finish at 21:27.00, while Faith Traen (21:33.40) and Kameron King (21:37.20) finished 28th and 29th, respectively.

Murray County Central/Fulda was fifth as a team with 180 points.

Morgan Gehl finished second overall with a time of 18:43.10 to lead the Rebels. Ryanna Schreier followed in 40th place at 22:25.10.

Josie Harms took 46th at 22:39.50, while Faith Bose finished at 22:56.80 for 51st place. Khloe Gehl added a 57th-place time of 23:05.80.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton scored 216 points for eighth place as a team.

Sarita Hook led the Panthers with a 20th-place time of 21:14.70. Brooke Christian was 44th at 22:35.60, while Jordan Munson finished at 22:44.70 for 48th place.

Annaka Hook had a 58th-place time of 23:08.70 and Alecia Christian finished in 62nd place at 23:15.20.


YME 3, RCW 0

RENVILLE — Yellow Medicine East defeated Renville County West in three sets on Tuesday — 25-16, 25-15, 25-20.

Meeghen Dahlager led the Sting with 10 kills and six digs.

Mackenzie Dyrdahl added eight kills and seven digs, while Alli Steffen added six aces in the win.

Madison Hinz recorded 28 assists for YME.

YME (10-12) will host Ortonville on Oct. 17.

YME 25 25 25

RCW 16 15 20

SERVING: Steffen 13-14-6, Dyrdahl 12-14-3, McCosh 6-7-3

KILLS: Dahlager 10, Dyrdahl 8, McCosh 8

DIGS: Dyrdahl 7, Hinz 6, McCosh 6

ASSISTS: Hinz 28

BLOCKS: Burgeson 1, Dyrdahl 1, McCosh 1, Anderson 1

HLO 3, WWG 0

WESTBROOK – The Westbrook-Walnut Grove volleyball team fell to Heron-Lake Okabena 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Brittany Erickson led the way for the Chargers with 10 kills while Camryn Bunting and Alli Vande Kieft each had four.

Emma Wahl led in digs with 13 while Halle Steen led in set assists with 22.

WWG (8-17) will face Southwest Minnesota Christian on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

HLO 25 25 25

WWG 21 19 12

Individual Statistics

Serving (Ace): (E. Wahl 9-9 (2); Steen 8-9 (1); Erickson 8-9 (1)).

Kills: (Erickson 10; Bunting, Vande Kieft 4).

Digs: (E. Wahl 13; Erickson 8).

Set Assists: (Steen 22).

Blocks: None.

TMB 3,


TRACY — No. 2-ranked Tracy-Milroy-Balaton defeated MACCRAY 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-19) in a preview of next week’s Camden Conference Championship.

Sydney Lanoue led TMB with 19 kills and 13 digs.

Kaylee Kirk recorded 23 digs in the sweep while Evy Dolan added seven kills and six digs.

Cassidy Smith ended the match with 26 assists and 12 digs.

TMB (20-3) will participate in a tournament in Apple Valley this weekend before Monday’s conference championship game.

MACCRAY 12 17 19

TMB 25 25 25

KILLS: Lanoue 19, Dolan 7, Karbo 5, Edwards 5

SERVING: Kirk 19-20-2, Lanoue 13-14-2

DIGS: Kirk 23, Lanoue 13, Smith 12

ASSISTS: Smith 26

BLOCKS: Wendland 2, Dolan 2

Wabasso 3,

Sleepy Eye 0

SLEEPY EYE — Wabasso defeated Sleepy Eye 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-12) on Tuesday.

Maddy Guetter led Wabasso with 22 kills and 13 digs. Gina Goblirsch added 12 kills.

Megan Rothmeier recorded nine digs and three aces, while Jenna Frank finished with 35 assists.

With the win, the Rabbits clinched a share of the Tomahawk Conference title.

Wabasso (21-4) will host Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday.

Wabasso 25 25 25

Sleepy Eye 16 18 12

SERVING: Rothmeier 15-15-3, Hoffmann 8-8

KILLS: Guetter 22, Goblirsch 12, Hoffmann 5

DIGS: Guetter 13, Rothmeier 9

ASSISTS: Frank 35

BLOCKS: Hoffmann 2, Welch 2

MCC 3, SWC 2

SLAYTON — Murray County Central edged Southwest Minnesota Christian in five sets on Tuesday — 25-12, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 15-12.

Elise Rohrer led MCC with 15 kills, while Alyssa Groves had 14 kills. Laney Brown led the Rebels with 16 digs, followed by Montana Beckmann with 14 digs.

Tori Wieneke recorded 24 assists in the win and Danielle Kuball had 20.

MCC (11-5) travels to Heron Lake-Okabena on Thursday.

SWC 12 26 24 27 12

MCC 25 24 26 25 15

KILLS: Rohrer 15, Groves 14

SERVING: Brown 17-17-4, Schmitz 33-34-2, Kuball 20-21-2, Beckmann 15-17-2

DIGS: Brown 16, Beckmann 14, Wieneke 13

ASSISTS: Wieneke 24, Kuball 20

BLOCKS: Groves 4, Mazzoni 3

Dawson-Boyd 3, LQPV 0

MADISON — Dawson-Boyd swept Lac qui Parle Valley in three sets on Tuesday — 25-21, 25-18, 25-19.

Mary Bothun led DB with 16 kills. Karoline Dahl added nine kills and one block in the win, while Avery Bartunek recorded four aces and eight kills.

Dawson-Boyd (6-13) travels to Hancock on Oct. 17.

Dawson-Boyd 25 25 25

Lac qui Parle 21 18 19

KILLS: Bothun 16, Dahl 9, Bartunek 8

SERVING: Bartunek 15-17-4, Aafedt 19-21-2, Popma 13-14-1

DIGS: Olson 11, Borstad 6

ASSISTS: Aafedt 33

BLOCKS: Bartunek 2, Dahl 1



MADISON – The Yellow Medicine East tennis team fell to Lac qui Parle Valley 5-2 on Monday in the Section 6A quarterfinals.

At No. 1 singles, YME’s Anne Clarke defeated LQPV’s Molly Hacker 6-4, 6-1. At. No. 2 singles, YME’s Whitney Tennis defeated LQPV’s Ashtyn Oie 7-5, 7-6. At No. 3 singles YME’s Chelsea Hoernemann fell to LQPV’s Anna Hacker 3-6, 0-6. At No. 4 singles, YME’s Emily Johnson fell to LQPV’s Addi Oie 1-6, 6-7.

At No. 1 doubles, the YME duo of Chelsey Niemeyer and Macie Sik fell to LQPV’s Courtney Hanson and Jessica Sigdahl 0-6, 2-6 while YME’s Hannah Lecy and Emilee Speh fell to LQPV’s Rachel Halvorson and Bree Kalhoff 1-6, 1-6. At No. 3 doubles, YME’s Cherish Hammer and Ashley Niemeyer fell to LQPV’s Gionna Parsa and Veda Maharaj 4-6, 1-6.

YME has been eliminated from the tournament, but two singles players and two doubles teams that will be determined will represent YME in the Section 6A individual tournament next Monday.