WWG 3, RRC 2
The Westbrook-Walnut Grove volleyball team overcame losing the first game to defeat Red Rock Central in five games, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-25 and 15-6, in Red Rock Conference action on Thursday night.
Dayna Comnick led the way for the Chargers (19-3 overall, 8-1 RRC), going 20-for-28 serving with 16 kills and 22 digs. Paige Erickson was 17-of-19 serving with four aces to go with 14 kills and a solo block.
Abby Herding was 15-of-16 serving with 18 digs and 39 set assists in the win.
Brooke Rasmussen was 20-for-21 serving with five aces and 25 digs for the Falcons (8-10, 5-4) while Fern Engen recorded 10 kills and two block assists.
Both teams will take part in the Subway Classic at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marshall High School, starting today.
WWG23 25 25 15 15
RRC25 19 20 25 6
WWG INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-ace): Dayna Comnick 20-28-0, Paige Erickson 17-19-4, Abby Herding 15-16-0, Hailey Osland 15-15-2.
Kills: Comnick 16, Erickson 14, Osland 13.
Digs: Comnick 22, Herding 18.
Set Assists: Herding 39.
Blocks (solo-assist): Jordaan Joel 2-0, Erickson 1-3, Osland 1-3.
RRC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-ace): Brooke Rasmussen 20-21-5, Mikaela Smith 15-15-2, Chloe Arfsten 14-15-2.
Kills: Fern Engen 10, Katie Larsen 8, Cassandra Erickson 7.
Digs: Rasmussen 25, Erickson 11, Arfsten 10, Tegan Derickson 10.
Set Assists: Smith 19, Derickson 16.
Blocks (solo-assist): Erickson 1-2, Larsen 1-1, Engen 0-2.
TMB 3, Windom 2
After jumping out to an 2-0 lead over the Windom Eagles on Thursday, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers weathered the storm and outlasted the Eagles 3-2 in a non-conference match in Tracy.
The Panthers won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-21, but the Eagles rallied to tie that match at 2-2 by taking sets three and four 25-14 and 25-18. In the end, however, it was the Panthers who would leave the gym as victors, taking the final set 16-14.
TMB took advantage of 71 combined digs from three players to force long rallies all game. Anna Peterson had a team-high 28 digs, while Kassidy Przymus and Kelli Soupir had 22 and 21 digs respectively. Przymus also led the Panthers on the attack, knocking down 14 kills and was 19-for-19 serving with an ace. Sammie Gervais went 21 of 22 serving with a pair of aces and had the lone ace block for the Panthers in the match. Setter Cassie Hook had 38 set assists in the win.
The Panthers (13-13 overall, 8-2 Camden Conference) continue their end of the season run against teams from Class AA in their next match as they will host top-ranked Marshall on Monday.
Windom20 21 25 25 14
TMB25 25 14 18 16
TMB INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Sammie Gervais 21-22-2, Kassidy Przymus 19-19-1, Kelli Soupir 17-17-1, Anna Peterson 11-11-1.
Kills: Przymus 14, Jenna Stoneberg 12, Gervais 10, Soupir 7.
Digs: Peterson 28, Przymus 22, Soupir 21.
Set Assists: Cassie Hook 38.
Blocks: Gervais 1.
Southwestern United 3, MCC 2
Murray County Central volleyball saw a four-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday as the Rebels fell 3-2 to Southwestern United in Slayton.
The Wildcats (17-6 overall, 7-2 Red Rock Conference) used 24 kills and four ace blocks from Courtney Place to best the Rebels 25-20, 18-25, 26-28, 25-19, 18-16. Place also had 22 digs for the Wildcats, while Mandy Henkels had 20 digs and 30 set assists.
The Rebels were led by Kristi Bose and her 18 kills, 23 digs, two serving aces and three ace blocks. Taylor Schreier also had two aces, on 23-for-25 serving, and picked up 20 digs in defeat. Hannah Schmidt's 29 digs were a team best, as were Jade Giese's 21 set assists.
With the loss, the Rebels fall to 7-5 overall (7-2 Red Rock Conference). MCC will take part in the Subway Classic in Marshall on Friday and Saturday before closing out the regular season with a road trip to Red Rock Conference rival Westbrook-Walnut Grove on Monday.
SWU25 18 26 25 18
MCC20 25 28 19 16
MCC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Taylor Schreier 23-25-2, Kristi Bose 20-21-2, Jade Giese 17-19-1, Macy Halbur 17-17-1.
Kills: Bose 18, Mckenzie Schmitz 8, Schreier 8.
Digs: Hannah Schmidt 29, Bose 23, Schreier 20.
Set Assists: Giese 21, Paris Thomas 12.
Blocks: Lindsey Barritt 3, Bose 3, Halbur 2.
Minneota/LHI 45, MCC 16
Trailing 16-14 half way through the third quarter, the Minneota/Lincoln HI Vikings turned to their ground game.
The Vikings scored four rushing touchdowns, three by Jeff Gladis, over the last 18 minutes to protect their home field and defeat the Murray County Central Rebels in a Little Sioux Conference showdown on Thursday night.
Gladis, who rushed for 200 yards against MCC, scored four times total during the game on runs of nine, 10, 52 and two yards. It was his 10-yard touchdown plunge at the 4:32 mark of the third quarter that regained the lead for the Vikings.
MCC had taken the lead at 6:29 in the third quarter when Rebels running back Jack Thony scored his second touchdown of the night on a 23-yard sprint. Thony led the Rebels with 157 yards rushing on 30 attempts and had previously scored at 5:16 in the second quarter on a 39 yard run.
Nathan Pavek also had an explosive night for the Vikings, racking up 102 yards rushing on just two carries, one of which was a 43 yard run in the fourth quarter. He also had 11 tackles to lead the Vikings.
Minneota/Lincoln HI (6-1 overall, 5-1 Little Sioux Conference) is in a three-way tie for the Little Sioux Conference lead and will look to secure a share of the title when it hosts MACCRAY on Wednesday in its regular season finale. MCC (3-4, 3-4) closes out its season with a non-conference road test against Sleepy Eye St. Mary's in Sleepy Eye on Wednesday as well.
MCC0 8 8 0-16
MLH6 8 8 23-45
MLH-Isaac Josephson 27 pass from Austin Buysse (kick failed), 8:44
MLH-Jeff Gladis 9 run (Jordan Beck pass from Buysse), 9:37
MCC-Jack Thony 39 run (Nick Petersen run), 5:16
MCC-Thony 23 run (Mitch Reinsma run), 6:29
MLH-Gladis 10 run (Nathan Pavek run), 4:32
MLH-Gladis 52 run (Pavek run), 10:04
MLH-Pavek 43 run (Josephson pass from Buysse), 8:07
MLH-Gladis 2 run (Diego Mesa kick), 2:20
Rushing: MCC-Jack Thony 30-157, Mitch Reinsma 20-65, Ben Loosbrock 3-14; MLH-Jeff Gladis 20-200, Nathan Pavek 2-102.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): MCC-Seth Bass 3-6-59-0; MLH-Austin Buysse 7-17-99-0.
Receiving: MCC-Thony 2-28, Reinsma 1-31; MLH-Isaac Josephson 3-67, Jordan Beck 2-14, Gladis 1-11, Alec Engler 1-7.
Tackles: MCC-Kyle Saner 6, Max Whitehead 4.5, Devin Miranowski 4.5; MLH-Pavek 11, David Noyes 9.5, Cole Hennen 9, Isaac Josephson 8.5.
Sacks: MCC-Whitehead 1.5, Miranowski 0.5; MLH-Daniel Harrison 1.
Dawson-Boyd 40, RTR 7
The Dawson-Boyd football team jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Thursday night and the Knights were unable to overcome the deficit, falling to the Blackjacks 40-7 in Dawson.
The Blackjacks (6-1 overall, 5-1 Little Sioux) got touchdown runs of 24 and two yards from Garth Ochsendorf and Justin Lee in the first quarter.
Michael Lee caught a five-yard pass from Joey Lee in the second quarter before Shay Wabeke scored on a five-yard run for RTR's only points of the night and DB took a 21-7 lead into the half.
In the second half, Michael Anyasike had touchdowns of 13 and three yards while Joey Lee found Justin Lee for a 36-yard touchdown pass.
Dawson will play host to Canby next Tuesday, while RTR (1-6, 1-5) will travel to Adrian on Wednesday.
RTR0 7 0 0-7
Dawson-Boyd14 7 13 6-40
DB-Garth Ochsendorf 24 run (Easton Popma kick)
DB-Justin Lee 2 run (Popma kick)
DB-Michael Lee 5 pass from Joey Lee (Popma kick)
RTR-Shay Wabeke 5 run (Fernando Yanez kick)
DB-Michael Anyasike 13 run (Popma kick)
DB-Ju. Lee 36 pass from Jo. Lee (Kick failed)
DB-Anyasike 3 run (kick failed)
Rushing: RTR-Wabeke 13-55, Ty Thooft 18-48, Brett Vercruysse 5-8; DB-Ju. Lee 17-170; Ochsendorf 8-75; Anyasike 9-67, Nathaniel Huot 1-14, Dalton Palmer 1-4.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): RTR-Wabeke 1-7-26-0; DB-Jo. Lee 8-11-84-0, Huot 0-1-0-1.
Receiving: RTR-Dylan Kor 1-26; DB-Huot 5-47, Ju. Lee 1-32, M. Lee 1-5.
MACCRAY 57, Lakeview 8
The MACCRAY Wolverines used three Nick Zimmer rushing touchdowns in the first half to power past the Lakeview Lakers 57-8 in a Little Sioux Conference game in Maynard on Thursday.
Zimmer's scoring runs of eight, four and nine yards helped the Woverines establish a 47-0 lead over the Lakers by halftime.
Lakeview's offense struggled against the Wolverines as Steve Timm led the team in rushing with 23 yards on four attempts. Quarterback Taylor Pickthorn accumulated just 24 yards on 4 of 14 passing with an interception.
An Austin Maxwell 75-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter was all that separated the Lakers from being shutout.
Lakeview (0-7 overall, 0-6 Little Sioux Conference) will host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Wednesday in their regular season finale. MACCRAY (2-6, 2-6) travels to Minneota to close out their regular season schedule on Wednesday as well.
Lakeview 0 0 0 8-8
MACCRAY28 19 0 10-57
M-Taylor Thissen 28 pass from Dylan Abraham (kick failed)
M-Thissen 45 punt return (pass failed)
M-Nick Zimmer 9 run (Bailey Boike pass from Abraham)
M-Aaron Jaenisch 5 run (Boike pass from Abraham)
M-Zimmer 4 run (kick failed)
M-Abraham 7 run (kick failed)
M-Zimmer 8 run (Thissen kick)
M-Andrew Schultz 4 run (Jacob Schemmel run)
L-Austin Maxwell 75 kickoff return (pass good)
Rushing: M-Dylan Abraham 9-47, Nick Zimmer 14-74, Nate Zurn 8-40, Andrew Schultz 9-38, Taylor Thissen 1-35; L-Steve Timm 4-23.
Passing:M-Abraham 7-13-104-0, Connor Cronen 2-5-18-0; L-Taylor Pickthorn 4-14-24-1.
Receiving: M-Thissen 5-91, Brandon Bratsch 1-12, Aaron Jaenisch 1-1, Dean Schroeder 1-9, Nick Groothuis 1-9; L-Jacob Louwagie 3-16.