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Thursday sports roundup: Canby outplays Adrian in football

ADRIAN -- Brandon Moeller rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown, and quarterback Zach Durfee ran for two scores as the Canby Lancers downed Adrian 32-21 Thursday in a high school football game.

Moeller needed just 20 carries to get his game-high rushing total while Durfee completed six of 14 passes for 99 yards.

Brandon Schnorr scored on a 1-yard run for the Dragons, Ryan Wieneke scored on a 1-yard run, and Nick Harder scored from two yards out.

Schnoor finished with 100 yards rushing on 18 carries. Wieneke completed four of 15 passes for 112 yards, and Brendyn White caught two passes for 65 yards.

The victory moves Canby to 3-4 on the season. Adrian is 1-6.

Adrian 0 13 8 0 -- 21

Canby 7 7 6 12 -- 32

VolleyballMCC 3, HL-O 2

OKABENA -- In a five-setter that could barely have been more evenly-played, Murray County Central topped Heron Lake-Okabena in five. HL-O won the first game 25-23, MCC won the second 25-19, HL-O won the third 25-15 and MCC won the last two, 25-23 and 15-13. The final point hit the tape on the top of the net and trickled over for the 25th point.

Tessla Crowell had 44 set assists for Heron Lake-Okabena. Serving, Kiana Leighty was 22-for-22 with five aces and Jessica VanWesten was 18-for-21 with five aces. Hailey Liepold had 21 kills and Kiana Leighty added 16.

Leighty also had 37 digs. Liepold led the team with four blocks.

HL-O ends its Red Rock Conference schedule with a 7-3 record. The Wildcats are 13-14 overall.

Southwest 3, W-WG 0

WESTBROOK -- In three close games, Southwest Christian defeated host Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

Scores were 25-18, 25-23 and 25-22.

Kelsey DeSmith led Westbrook-Walnut Grove with seven kills while teammates Brittany Erickson and Camryn Bunting contributed five and four, respectively. Alli VanDeKieft was 9-for-9 serving with two aces, Talitha Horkey was 9-for-12 with two aces, and Erickson was 8-for-8 with one ace.

Erickson had 15 digs and Halle Steen had 16 set assists.

H-BC 3, Ellsworth 0

ELLSWORTH -- Hills-Beaver Creek won three straight from Ellsworth, 25-14, 25-11 and 25-11.

Devin Dreesen had three kills and an ace serve for Ellsworth. Ashlyn Meester had four kills and Kallie Chapa had three. Sierra Smith was credited with a block.

Adrian 3, Edgerton 0

EDGERTON -- Adrian swept Edgerton Public 25-18, 25-23 and 25-15.

Kasie Tweet had seven kills and 13 set assists for the winners, who are now 16-9 on the season. Miah Kunkel had eight kills and put 15 of 16 serves in play for two aces. Avery Balster had four blocks and Lexi Slater had 15 digs while serving 20-for-21 with two aces.

For Edgerton, Lauren Sankey was 11-for-12 serving with two aces, Chynna Berning had eight kills and three blocks, Courtney Fey had 18 set assists and Maren Schaap had 21 digs.

RRC 3, Fulda 1

FULDA -- The host Raiders won the first game (25-21), but Red Rock Central rallied to claim victory in the next three, 25-13, 25-21 and 25-15.

Improving to 13-10 for the season and to 6-3 in the Red Rock Conference, the Falcons were led in serving by Katelyn Rogotzke (22-of-23) and Kennedi Janssen (14-of-16, five aces). Janssen also put up 27 set assists and had a team-high 23 digs.

At the net, Hannah DeCock (18 kills), Nicole Schroepfer (13 kills) and Kierra Highby (four kills, three block assists, one solo block) were forces for RRC, while Haley Simonson (23 digs) and Krya Osland (11 set assists) were also key contributors.

Fulda was led at the net by Evany Luna (11 kills, two blocks) and Camryn Baumhoefner (10 kills, two blocks), while Emily Schroer put up a match-high 28 set assists.

Schroer and Mackenzie Evers each had a team-leading 10 digs for the Raiders, while Baumhoefner (eight), Camille Paulzine (eight), Francis Piper (six) and Kelsey Fuerstenberg (five) combined for an additional 27 digs.

Evers had a trio of ace serves and a pair of kills, while Fuerstenberg (three) and Schroer (two) combined for five Raider kills.

PA 3, Luverne 2

PIPESTONE -- Tied at two games apiece, the host Pipestone Area Arrows took control in the fifth game and came away with a 3-2 Big South Conference victory over the Luverne. Game scores were 25-23, 13-25, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-6.

Lexi Ferrell (22 digs, 19 kills, six solo blocks, one assist block) filled up the stat sheet for the Cardinals, while Tacey Baustian (23-of-23) and Sierra Schmuck  (19-of-19) were both perfect from the serving line.

Schmuck and Mackenzie Peterson each had 16 digs for Luverne, while Greta Ahrendt (13 kills, five solo blocks) teamed with Ferrell for strong play at the net. Baustian and Schmuck put up 18 and 17 set assists, respectively, for the Cardinals who are 16-4 overall and travel to Martin County West for a non-conference match Monday.  

CCE Triangular

EVERLY, Iowa -- Taylor Meyer became the first junior in school history to reach the 1,000-kill club for Harris-Lake Park as the Wolves defeated Remsen St. Mary’s and Clay Central-Everly on Thursday.

The wins put H-LP in fourth place in the War Eagle Conference with an 8-3 record.

The Wolves beat CCE 25-13, 25-5 and 25-10 and dispatched St. Mary’s 25-23, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-20.

Meyer finished with 46 kills and 31 digs on the night. Blake Gunderson added 20. Gunderson also had 11 service aces and Madison Brevik had 66 set assists and 31 digs.

Cross Country

Jayhawk Invite

MADELIA -- Competing in the 10-Team Jayhawk Invitational cross country meet at the Madelia Golf Course Thursday, Heron Lake-Okabena’s girls finished fourth, just a mere point from third and the Wildcats were fifth in the varsity boys’ standings, one point from fourth.

Senior Cheyenne Schaffer paced the HL-O girls with a 13th-place finish (21:56.14) over the 5,000-meter course, followed by eighth-grader Skylar Fisher (20th, 22:43.6), seventh-grader Ellie Sheldahl (26th, 23:38.28), senior Rachel Salentiny (29th, 23:56.62) and senior Brianna Preston (30th, 24:00.19), giving the Wildcats a total of 118 points, one behind Minnesota Valley Lutheran’s total of 117 and 14 ahead of fifth-place Sleepy Eye Unified’s total of 132.

Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Nicollet won the girls’ team title with 64 points, while Martin County West was a close second with 67. MCW freshman Marissa Whitehead clocked a winning time of 19:24.27.

A total of 71 runners from 10 teams completed the girls’ race.

Freshman Paul Salentiny (29th, 19:45.42) and junior Carlos Juarez (30th, 19:55.53) led a balanced group of HL-O boys, as juniors Christian Juarez (31st, 20:01.01) and Tyler Raverty (37th, 21:17.79) were followed by senior Ben Sheldahl (38th, 20:18.93). The Wildcats had a 33-second spread between their first and fifth finishers and tallied a team score of 165, one point shy of Maple River’s total of 164.

Mankato Loyola/Cleveland impressively won the team title with 27 points, followed by Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (45) and MCW (63).

ML/C’s Mitchell Johnstone notched a winning individual time of 16:46.86. There were 95 boys who finished the course and all 10 teams had complete scores.

HL-O’s Tim Salentiny placed fourth in the 2,500-meter junior high boys’ race with a time of 10:10.05 and Elise Rostomily earned sixth place among all the junior high girls with her time of 12:09.14.