At the start of the year, there were a couple teams surely gunning for SEC powerhouse Mabel-Canton. Lanesboro and Spring Grove both hoped to knock off the Cougars, ending their decade-plus league-play winning streak. With four combined tries, neither pulled the feat. Then there is Grand Meadow. M-C swept the Superlarks to open the season 25-17, 25-23, 25-17. The teams have won their respective SEC divisions the last six years and hooked up in the SEC East-West Showcase game from 2016-2019. The Larks took at set in 2016, but fell by sweep in 2017, 2018, and 2019. GM’s last win period over M-C came so long ago no current Lark was even alive. A “Showcase” match-up this season between M-C (13-0, 27-3) and GM (11-2, 14-8) had no other conceivable predictive outcome (based off history) but more of the same Cougar supremacy. Wow, things didn’t go that way. Set one was SEC business as usual for the Cougars. They jumped out 12-4 and prevailed 25-17. But set two offered up a rarity. Even in all the 1A East and 1A finals the Cougars have played throughout the years, they rarely got handled. Grand Meadow handled M-C in game two, at one point leading 16-6. The Larks have their athletes, as Anna Oehlke, Kendyl Queensland, and Lauren Queensland have all made state in track and field. And River Landers is 6’2”, a good four inches (at least) taller than any Cougar. Plus, Emma Grafe is their sole returning All-SEC selection (Honorable Mention). All that talent gelled. GM was particularly strong defensively with 40 digs. Six girls had five or more. They took the set handily 25-16 to make it 1-1. At that point, based off past Cougar dominance, the set could probably be taken as an anomaly. When M-C jumped out 8-3 and 22-12 in game three, coasting to a 25-17 win, it was again SEC business as usual. But GM hung in game four. The teams tied eight times up to a 10-10. Then the Larks had a 5-0 run. They went ahead 15-10. GM’s serve receive wasn’t surrendering a multitude of aces (an M-C forte). Their block was stifling Cougar attacks. Their backline was fending off the attacks that got through. And GM was using all that to get bigger, stronger attacks that M-C couldn’t defend. That five-point lead dipped down to two five times, but M-C never got to within one. There was always a Lark answer. When a Cougar middle attack went astray, GM had won set four 25-22. They had forced M-C to a fifth set, making this “Showcase” match the most interesting in years. Four Larks each had seven digs in the game. Set five was then like set two. GM controlled it. They jumped out 5-1 and later led 11-4. Up 14-9, Oehlke, GM’s hardest hitter, ended things with a big smash. In a shocker of an upset, GM ousted #6 in A M-C 3-2 (17-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 15-9). The last time a GM squad beat M-C in volleyball was 1997 (Lee Epps). M-C had won 43 straight matches versus the Larks and GM only won three sets total. Middle hitter Landers led GM in spikes (15 kills, 5 total blks). But the Larks spread it around, as K-Queensland (10 kills, 24 digs, 2 1⁄2 blks, 18-19 serving), L-Queensland (9 kills, 19 digs, 14-14 serving), Lexy Foster (8 kills), and Grafe (7 kills, 28 assists, 15 digs, 22-22 serving) all had seven or more kills. Oehlke had a team-high dig-total (5 kills, 35 digs). Isabelle Fretty (24 assists, 16 digs, 13-13 serving) split the setting while Sydney Cotton (26 digs) did work at libero. M-C was led by senior Emily Carolan (15 kills, 23 digs, 16-16 serving, 2 aces) offensively. Sophie Morken (12 kills, 23 digs), Molly Lee (10 kills, 17 digs), and Kinley Soiney (10 kills, 20-22 serving, 3 aces) all got to double-digit spikes also. Sahara Morken (47 assists, 17 digs, 20-21 serving) did the setting. MaKenzie Kelly (29 digs) led the Cougars defensively. M-C hit just .105, a season low. The Cougars were without freshman middle hitter Saijal Slafter. GM had 138 digs, M-C 119. GM went 93 of 97 (95.9%) with four aces at the service line, M-C 92-97 (94.8%) with 8 aces. It was GM’s second big win in as many nights. The night previously, Sue Wilson’s group beat Lanesboro in five sets (25-21, 25-16, 18-25, 19-25, 15-11). L-Queensland (9 kills, 3 total blks), K-Queensland (8 kills, 7 digs), Landers (8 kills, 5 total blks), Oehlke (6 kills, 12 digs, 3 aces), Grafe (5 kills, 12 assists), and Fretty (11 assists) did work. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Warrior VB Wins Last Two, Grabs TRC Title
Caledonia volleyball (8-0, 18-8) entered “MEA” week already having done the real heavy lifting of their TRC schedule. The week prior, they had beaten their two top adversaries in the conference, Chatfield (7-2, 17-8) and Fillmore Central (9-1, 15-12). It left the Warriors in the driver’s seat for winning the league’s title. They just had to get through P-E-M and Dover-Eyota, a pair of teams with more losses than wins. Versus the Bulldogs, the Warriors took care of business in sweep fashion (25-13, 25-19, 25-21). Offensively, team Cal was led by Logan Koepke (7 kills, 9 digs), Grace Myhre (6 kills), Paige Klug (6 kills, 3 aces), and Brianna Stemper (4 kills). Jovial King (14 assists, 7 digs, 15-15 serving, 3 aces) and Emma Rommes (7 assists) split the setting. Emme Kittleson (13 digs, 13-13 serving) and Sadie Treptow (2 kills, 3 ace blks) did defensive work. Caledonia had 12 aces and hit on 93.2% of their serves (69-74) while also handling serve receive well. A few nights later versus D-E, Scott Koepke’s group wrapped up a perfect TRC season by beating the Eagles 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-20). They are the 2021 TRC volleyball champions. Klug (9 kills, 7 digs, 15-15 serving), Koepke (6 kills, 15 digs), Stemper (5 kills, 8 digs), Myhre (5 kills), and Treptow (5 kills, 5 total blks) gave the Warriors five with five or more kills. King (12 assists) and Rommes (15 assists) again split the setting. Kittleson (14 digs) and Alexis Schroeder (8 digs) did back-line work. Cal missed on just two serves (72-74 > 97.3%). The Warriors (10-0, 20-8) got to 20 wins with the victories. Caledonia last won the TRC title in 2019. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Perfect Title for Trojans Versus B.A.
Rushford-Peterson football (#3 in A, 7-0) entered its week eight battle versus Faribault B.A. (6-1) with a lot on the line. There was a perfect regular season, a guaranteed #1 seed in the 1A playoffs, and clinching the Mid-Southeast-Blue (East) division title outright. And the Cardinals were no slouches, as they entered with just one loss, to Fillmore Central (19-8). After multiple weeks of blow-out wins, Davin Thompson’s senior led group got a tussle. The first half was rainy and the second half dry, but all points were scored before intermission. R-P found pay dirt on its third possession late in the second quarter. With the ball slick, the Trojans went all run game, and all to senior Hadyn Kahoun. He had four carries that covered 60 yards. The biggest was a 37-yard run, the capper a 5-yard TD run. With Grady Hengel PAT, R-P led 7-0. But B.A. replied on their first offensive play of their next series. Derrick Sanbo took a pitch around end and sprinted 65 yards for the score. The two-point pass failed, leaving the Trojans up 7-6. R-P has passed quite a bit this year with third-year starting QB Malachi Bunke. The Cardinals way of taking that away was to play press coverage, which limited R-P’s throwing effectiveness (that and the rain). But on back-to-back plays in the second quarter, Bunke to fellow senior Tommy Ekern was true. The first was a 23-yard TD connection on 4th and 8 that capped a 78-yard drive and immediately followed B.A.’s score. The PAT was missed leaving R-P up 13-6. After a B.A. three-and-out and a 41-yard Hengel punt return, Bunke nailed Ekern again in stride for a 27-yard TD. The conversion failed making it 19-6 Trojans. The second half was then uneventful, as the teams amassed less than 100 total yards combined. The Trojans completed a perfect regular season, clinched the MSE-Blue title, and ensured the #1 seed in Section 1A with a 19-6 win. Bunke (9-20, 143 yards, 2 TDs passing, 13-35 rushing) to Ekern (3-81, 2 TDs receiving) was true. Kahoun (21-138, TD rushing) carried the load on the ground. R-P ran for 200 yards and had 343 total yards. B.A. ran for 88 and had 148 total yards, 65 coming on one play. Their other 44 plays netted just 83 yards. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Unbeaten Burros “Run” Away From Lions
It was run versus pass as it began with a 67-point, first-half scoring duel. After only 15 plays, LHS led 16-7 before the teams added 44 points in the second quarter. But #2 in 9-Man Lanesboro controlled the second half. Averaging 46 points per game, the Burros had 40 at halftime. Lanesboro was giving up only 13.5 points per game and Spring Grove averaging only 13.2, but the Lions had twice that much, 27, by halftime! Grove was on the doorstep again before the first half ended with a Seth Semmen end-zone interception. The Lanesboro defense then achieved the second-half shutout with three more interceptions. The Burros scored on 11 of 12 possessions for a series-record 72 points with J.T. Rein running for seven touchdowns and a two-point conversion while amassing 401 total yards (363 rushing, 26-yard interception return and 12 punt return). His TD runs covered 3, 57, 50, 1, 47, 46 and 54 yards. Semmen completed an extra-point pass to Carter Clarke, but LHS attempted only two official passes. All LHS yardage came on the ground as the O-line paved the way for 584 rushing yards – the most ever allowed by SG. The Burros are over 3,200 rushing yards for the season. Other rushing TDs came from Hayden Lawstuen (1-yard run, 2-point run), Semmen (5-yard run), Mason Howard (10-yard run) and Boston Wright (51-yard run). Semmen (10-80, TD rushing), Wright (5-64, TD rushing), and Lawstuen (6-46, TD rushing) joined with Rein in helping the Burros run rampant. The Lions passed for 310 yards with sophomore Elijah Solum completing 15 of 29 passes for 276 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jaxon Strinmoen (4-129) reeled in TD receptions covering 35 and 60 yards before his season ended with an injury. Carson Gerard (3-91) turned a short pass into a 68-yard TD. On one possession, Caleb Griffin completed a 29-yard pass, caught a 10-yard TD toss, and then kicked the extra point. Tysen Grinde had 4 catches for 71 yards. The final was 72-27. The unbeaten Burros extended their winning streak to 15 games, claimed their first regular season title in eight years, and secured the top section seed. Additional coverage/stats on our web site. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Cougars Top Rebels in Final Minutes
The South-East football season has had some interesting scores. The week eight matchup of Mabel-Canton at Southland can be added to that list. Southland beat SG 46-14 and the Lions beat M-C 28-26, but that formula didn’t hold up in a week eight battle of Cougars and Rebels. M-C junior fullback Robert Michels scored a 2-yard TD with 1:28 left in the contest. Cayden Tollefsrud then kicked the extra point, only his second such make of the season, to put Karl Urbaniak’s Cougars ahead 21-20. Southland then couldn’t pull a miracle drive late, as M-C posted a 21-20 win. Michels (31-122, 3 TDs rushing) scored all three Cougar TDs, but backfield mate Tollefsrud (30-145 rushing) also had over 30 carries and topped 100 yards on the ground. The duo helped M-C run for 276 yards while Southland managed just 104. M-C’s final TD drive was a 20-play, eight first down, 71-yard series. The Cougars’ first TD drive in the second quarter was a 22-play, seven first down, 81-yard series. M-C ran 68 offensive plays to Southland’s 28. The Cougars were 5-for-5 on fourth down, Southland 0-for-2. The teams exchanged second and third quarter scores. M-C lead 8-0, 8-6, 14-6, and 14-12. Southland then went ahead on a TD pass early in the fourth 20-14, leading to Michels’ game-winner at the end. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Rislov/Hoiness/LARPH Big Winners at TRC Meet
It probably wasn’t in question that the best boys cross-country team in the Three Rivers Conference (extended) was L-A/R-P/H. Matt Kingsbury’s group returned two of three big-time runners from last year’s TRC champion, Section 1A runner-up squad, while a host of other kids have stepped up as this season progressed. The guys still had to prove their running chops, and did so at the 2021 TRC Meet. LARP (44) took first over nearest foes St. Charles (106), and Kingsland (122). Chatfield (136) took fifth, LFC 6th (149) sixth, and GMLOS (158) seventh of 11 complete teams (which technically included squads no longer in the TRC). Senior Tyler Rislov (17:23) repeated as TRC Meet champ, as he topped nearest foe, teammate Andrew Hoiness (17:48). Hoiness took third last year. Kingsland’s Garrison Hubka (15:59) narrowly took fourth behind St. Charles’ Andrew O’Hara (17:56). Hubka was in a near tie with Cotter’s John Fritts (15:59), who took fifth. Hubka took fourth last year. LFC’s Carson Ruen took 6th (18:18), Chatfield’s Logan Thompson seventh (18:26), Kingsland’s Cole Kruegel ninth (18:36), and LARPH’s Ryan Prinsen tenth (18:47). LFC’s Isaac Snyder (14th > 19:20) and Riley Serfling (21st > 19:51), LARPH’s Tyler Betthauser (13th > 19:18), Matt Sprague (18th > 19:32), and Sam Adamczyk (20th > 19:44), GMLOS’ Tate Goergen (15th > 19:22), and Chatfield’s Treyton Lanning (17th > 19:27) also finished top 21. All top 21 runners made All-TRC. Kingsland’s Andrew Imm (22nd > 19:56) and GMLOS’ Cohen Wiste (24th > 20:11) just missed the cut, but finished top 25 (of 136 total runners). LARP has now had the TRC individual champ four straight years; Rislov (2020, 2021) and Luke O’Hare (2018, 2019). On the girls side, Chatfield contended for the TRC crown. Jayna Harstad’s girls (53) took a narrow second to PEM (51). The Gophers were plus-three points after their first two runners, but ceded a point at runner three, two points each at runners four and five. LFC (132) nipped LARPH (133) for fourth while GMLOS (173) took seventh and Kingsland (225) ninth (of ten complete teams). The top Journal 11 runner of those squads was LFC 8th grader Lillyan Kiehne (21:17), who took second to Cotter freshman Sonja Semling (20:23). Chatfield 7th grader Lexi Kivimagi (21:19) took third and GMLOS junior McKenna Hendrickson (21:22) fourth. Chatfield’s Aletta Strande (22:00) finished 9th overall to also make the top 10. Gophers Tessa McMahon (12th > 22:10), Katelyn Dornack (16th > 22:35), Belle Carr (17th > 22:38), Ella Bakken (19th > 22:45), and Charlotte Oeltjen (21st > 22:54) gave the Gophers seven in the top 21. LARPH’s Lauren Honken (13th > 22:14) and LFC’s Brielle Ruen (18th > 22:45) also finished top 21 to also make All-TRC. GMLOS’ Naomi Warmka (24th > 23:07) just missed but finished top 25 (of 101 runners). The race was run on a 70º day at Pine Creek Golf Course in La Crescent.
Gophers End With 7th Straight Win, Do So in a Half
The final looked like that of a complete game, but it only took #9 in AA Chatfield (6-1) one half to down Lewiston-Altura (3-4). The teams combined for a 44-point first half. Chatfield got the first 16 points, in the first quarter, as Sam Backer authored an 80-yard TD run and hit Luke Carrier on a 25-yard TD pass. The squads then exchanged points for a 14-14 second quarter, as the Gophers led 30-14 at intermission. But a block of lights at Lewiston Field went out, and the game was then called. Jeff Johnson’s group won its seventh straight, 30-14. Backer (11-170, TD rushing, 6-9, 119 yards, 2 TDs passing) put a in game’s worth of effort in just one half. Carrier (2-64, TD receiving) and Cole Johnson (2-43, TD receiving) caught scores. Jackson Schild added 9-yard TD run. Colin Bonow (10-106, 2 TDs rushing) did most of L-A’s work. The teams combined for 462 yards offense in the stanza, Chatfield accounting for 299 of it. Backer ends the regular season with seven straight 100-plus-yard rushing games, over 1,300 rushing yards, 18 rushing TDs, and 28 total TDs. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Larks Win 7th Straight, Down Knights
Grand Meadow (6-1, #7 in 9-Man) football continued its roll by downing Kingsland (3-4) in a week eight contest. The Superlarks put up 22-unaswered first quarter points. The second quarter featured 35 total points, as the halftime score was 42-15 GM. Gary Sloan’s group cruised to their seventh straight win via a 48-24 final. Taylor Glynn (10-13, 205 yards, TD passing; 14-46, 2 TDs rushing) and Isaac Harmening (6-68, 2 TDs rushing, 17-yard TD reception) each accounted for three scores. Corbin Ludemann (10-61, 2 TDs rushing, 4-81 receiving) gave GM three guys with two rushing TDs. The trio made up for Dustin Copley, who recorded just two carries (injury?). Cael Gilbert (3-69 receiving) added good receiving stats. Kingsland senior Kaden Rath accounted for a trio of TD passes while leading the Knight rushing attack (10-18, 103 yards, 3 TDs, INT passing; 9-67 rushing). He hit Kaleem Reiland (3-56, TD receiving), Ayden Howard (45-yard TD reception), and Mason Kolling (10-yard TD reception) for scores. Kingsland also got a 41-yard field goal from Sebastien Jakobson and a safety on a botched GM punt. The teams combined for over 600 yards offense. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Falcons Rumble Ramblers, Win Sixth Straight
Fillmore Central football (6-1) had no problem in finishing off the year with a win. Chris Mensink’s Falcons easily smacked around Cotter to the tune of a 47-6 victory. FC had a 29-point second quarter to lead 41-0 at the half. Team Falcon turned to their ensemble of athletes. Bryce Corson led FC in offensive yards, rushing for a trio of TDs (10-106, 3 TDs rushing, 2-73 receiving). The junior play-maker also recovered a fumble on a Cotter kick-off return, scooped it and scored from 16-yards out. Sophomore QB Chase Christianson averaged 37.75 yards per completion and tossed a pair of TDs (4-6, 151 yards, 2 TDs passing). He hit Jayce Kiehne on a 31-yard strike and Alec Sikkink on a 47-yard TD pass. Sikkink added good rushing yards (7-72, TD rushing). FC’s defense also recorded a safety when Josh Haugerud blocked a punt through the end zone. Cotter was held to negative yards rushing and under 100 yards offense. FC had 383 total yards. It was the Falcons sixth straight win after a week two defeat to Mid-Southeast-Blue champion Rushford-Peterson. Read on for records/playoff seeding.
Section Volleyball and Football Seedings
> Section 1A volleyball > #17 Houston (4-10, 4-15) at #16 Southland (5-9, 7-15) – winner plays at #1 Faribault B.A. (16-11), #9 Rushford-Peterson (5-5, 17-11) at #8 Grand Meadow (12-2, 16-8), #20 Lyle-Pacelli (0-15, 1-25) at #13 Kingsland (6-8, 13-13) – winner plays at #4 Spring Grove (12-2, 18-9), #12 Wabasha-Kellogg (6-20) at #5 Fillmore Central (9-1, 15-12), #18 Schaeffer Academy (1-13, 1-19) at #15 Randolph (3-21) – winner plays at #2 Mabel-Canton (14-0, 28-4), #10 Lanesboro (9-5, 17-10) at #7 Hayfield (14-12), #19 Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf at #14 Glenville-Emmons (5-9, 12-14) – winner plays at #3 Kenyon-Wanamingo (16-3). #11 LeRoy-Ostrander (9-5, 13-10) at #6 Alden-Conger (20-7).
> Section 1AA volleyball > #17 Blooming Prairie (5-18) at #16 Rochester-Lourdes (3-17) – winner plays at #1 Cannon Falls (23-5), #9 Pine Island (14-14) at #8 Lewiston-Altura (17-7), #13 P-E-M (4-16) at #4 Lake City (19-9), #12 St. Charles (4-16) at #5 Medford (20-8), #15 Triton (4-18) at #2 Zumbrota-Mazeppa (20-6), #10 Dover-Eyota (11-13) at #7 Goodhue (17-10), #14 La Crescent/Hokah (7-19) at #3 Caledonia (10-0, 20-8), #11 Cotter (7-15) at #6 Chatfield (9-2, 18-8).
*Both Section 1A and 1AA don’t have sub-sections anymore. Records involving teams not in the SEC or non Journal 11 teams may not be completely accurate (taken from www.minnesota-scores.net).
> Section 1 9-Man Football > #8 Lyle/Pacelli (0-7) at #1 Lanesboro (7-0, 8-0), #5 Spring Grove (3-4, 3-4) at #4 Southland (4-4), #7 Houston (2-5, 2-6) at #2 Grand Meadow (6-1, 7-1), #6 Mabel-Canton (3-4, 4-4) at #3 LeRoy-Ostrander (5-2, 6-2).
> Section 1A Football > #8 Wabasha-Kellogg (0-8) at #1 Rushford-Peterson (8-0), #5 Kenyon-Wanamingo (3-5) at #4 Randolph (5-3), #7 Kingsland (2-5, 3-5) at #2 Fillmore Central (6-1, 7-1), #6 Hayfield (2-6) at #3 Faribault B.A. (6-2).
> Section 1AA Football > #8 Cotter (2-6) at #1 Chatfield (6-0, 7-1), #5 St. Charles (4-4) at #4 Triton (5-3), #7 Dover-Eyota (2-6) at #2 Goodhue (5-3), #6 Lewiston-Altura (3-5) at #3 Caledonia (3-3, 4-4).
LeRoy-Ostrander 64, Lyle/Pacelli 12 (L-O: Chase Johnson 4-137, 3 TDs rushing, 2-4, 27 yards, TD passing; Layne Bird 2-3, 38 yards, TD passing, 3-34 rushing; Tanner Olson 4-105, 2 TDs rushing; Morgan Jasper 9-87, TD rushing; Camden Hungerholt 2-29, TD receiving; Gavin Sweeney 24-yard TD reception. Cardinals win their third in a row after falling 44-36 to GM in week five. L-O has out-scored its last three foes 167-24. The Cardinals are averaging 44.8 PPG)
Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman 26, Houston 16 (H: Morgan Rohweder 26-40, 279 yards, TD, 2 INTs; Maddox Rodriguez 26-79, TD rushing; Tanner Kubitz 5-83, TD receiving; Ayden Florin 7-97 receiving; Kenneth Grupe 7-53 receiving; Ethan Hargrove 3-47 receiving. Hurricanes also notched a safety. GHEC jumped out 12-0 after one only for Houston to take the lead 16-12 early in the fourth. A fumble recovery TD in the fourth put GHEC up 18-16)
Caledonia 58, Dover-Eyota 22 (C: Lewis Doyle 14-16, 231 yards, 3 TDs, INT passing, 8-62, 2 TDs rushing; Eric Mauss 10-81, TD rushing; Jackson Koepke 3-82, 2 TDs receiving; Chris Pieper 4-74, TD receiving; Owen Denstad 10-52, TD rushing; Tucker Ginther 29-yard TD run. Warriors scored 30 second quarter points, led 36-0 at half. Caledonia has won three straight)
Volleyball (10/18 -10/21)
Houston 2, Southland 3 > 25-27, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22, 15-17 (H: Sydney Torgerson 10 kills, 14 digs, 3 total blks; Jaden Woodard 11 kills, 9 digs; Lilly Carr 43 assists, 10 digs, 3 aces; Emily Botcher 14 kills, 13 digs, 4 aces; Priya Kingsley 12 digs)
Spring Grove 3, LeRoy-Ostrander 0 > 25-12, 25-13, 25-18 (SG: Rachel Normann 5 kills, 25 assists, 9 digs, 4 aces; Maggie Lile 4 kills, 8 assists, 12 digs; Kenadee Gerard 11 kills, 6 digs; Addyson McHugh 10 kills, 8 digs; Julia Halverson 7 digs. L-O: Gracie O’Byrne 21 digs; Jordan Runde 7 kills, 13 digs; Sidney Lewison 8 kills, 7 digs, 3 total blks; Kylie Welsh 8 digs; Anna Welsh 10 assists, 6 digs; Jenna Olson 7 assists, 10 digs. Spring Grove controlled the match between the two SEC division runners-up.)
#6 in A Mabel-Canton 3, Glenville-Emmons 0 > 25-11, 25-16, 25-13 (M-C: So. Morken 9 kills, 14 digs; K. Soiney 9 kills, 6 digs; Sah. Morken 31 assists, 10 digs, 18-18 serving, 2 aces; Kasey Ingvalson 6 kills, 11 digs; E. Carolan 6 kills, 7 digs, 17-18 serving, 5 aces; M. Kelly 10 digs; Katrinda Whalen 6 kills)
Schaeffer Academy 1, Kingsland 3 > 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-5 (K: Shelby Beck 9 kills; Anika Reiland 7 kills, 15 digs, 5 aces; Alyssa Link 4 kills, 19 assists, 8 digs; Alexys Harwood 5 kills, 3 aces; Audrey Webster 3 kills, 13 digs, 3 aces; Ashley McNamara 8 digs; Ashlyn Harwood 6 aces)
Three Rivers Conference
Lewiston-Altura 3, Rushford-Peterson 0 > 23-25, 22-25, 26-28 (R-P: Kaylee Ruberg 14 kills, 21 digs, 14-14 serving; Elly Malone 5 kills, 21 digs; Isabelle Kahoun 25 assists, 14 digs; Hannah Ronnenberg 3 kills, 20 digs, 15-16 serving; Torryn Schneider 9 digs; Emarie Jacobson 5 kills. Kahoun collected her 1,000th career assist)
Dover-Eyota 1, Chatfield 3 > 25-23, 25-15, 22-25, 25-17 (C: Zayda Priebe 14 kills; Peyton Berg 12 kills, 11 digs; Jaelyn LaPlante 10 kills; Sydney Allen 18 assists, 6 digs; Devann Clemens 11 assists, 18-18 serving, 3 aces; Kara Goetzinger 3 kills, 7 total blks)
*The Fillmore County Journal Sports page is a written collaboration of Paul Trende and Lee Epps.