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WESTBROOK — Red Rock Central got into a five-set battle for the second night in a row Tuesday. For the second time in as many days, the Falcons came out on top. This time, they defeated Red Rock Conference arch-rival Westbrook-Walnut Grove 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9. Serving made a big difference in the outcome.
SLAYTON — From the first serve, Westbrook-Walnut Grove was in charge of Murray County Central Tuesday. Led by setter Gabby Herding, the W-WG Chargers won in three sets 25-9, 25-20, and 25-20. Herding ended the night 15-for-15 from the service line, totaling three aces. To go along with a great night serving the senior had 23 set assists and 18 digs. The junior duo of Emma Woelber and Cassidy Mischke both had stellar nights serving.
EDGERTON — The Southwest Minnesota Christian Eagles were slightly outmatched by the Pipestone Area Arrows in five extremely close sets. The sets went every other, but the Arrows started and ended with wins. Pipestone won the first 25-21, but the Eagles responded by winning the second 25-23. The Arrows won again 25-16, but the Eagles held their ground with a 25-23 win in the fourth. Pipestone finally stole the victory with a score of 15-9 in the final set. For the Arrows, Anneka Bucher had 24 set assists and Taylor Nesvold had 36 digs. Kiaya Alderson had 15 kills and five blocks.
On the final day of the season for the Worthington Adult Soccer Association, Sibley came out on top. Sibley (pictured above) and Aguitas (below) faced off in the championship game...
WINDOM — In an early-season matchup that could carry heavy Section 3A implications by season’s end, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton came out on top. Each game was close as the Panthers managed to knock off Windom Area in four sets. “It was a tough match,” said TMB head coach Katie Gervais. “It was a nice match to start off the season.” The visitors took the first set 25-22 before the Eagles jumped out to an 18-14 lead in the second.
NEW ULM — One day after picking up a nonconference win, Worthington fell at the hands of Big South foe New Ulm Tuesday. The Trojans put together their best performances on the doubles side of the competition. At the No. 1 spot, Erika Schutte and Shelby Larson lost 6-4, 6-2. That’s the same score second doubles squad Katilyn Brunk and Tatyana Clark were on the wrong end of. Whitney Donkersloot and Quinn Bents took a tough 7-5, 6-4 loss at No. 3 doubles. Paige Stewart played Worthington’s closest match on the singles side, losing 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2.
WINDOM — Luverne scored touchdowns in each of the first three quarters, building a 21-7 lead Friday in a matchup of old Southwest Conference football teams.
LAKE PARK, Iowa — The Harris-Lake Park Wolves slayed the North Iowa Bison Friday night, 47-6. It was an offensive clinic for the home team. Dalton Burdorf led the way for the Wolves, going six for eight through the air accounting for 158 yards and two touchdowns. On the receiving end of four of those passes was Trevor Gunderson. The speedy sophomore ended up with 99 total receiving yards and one touchdown. Thor Larson was a force on both sides of the ball. He muscled his way to 56 yards and three touchdowns. Larson also recovered a key fumble late in the second quarter.
SLEEPY EYE — Worthington came up empty Tuesday when it went up against a strong River Valley team in Sleepy Eye. The closest match of the evening was at No. 2 singles, where Trojan senior Paige Stewart matched up against Hanna Himmelmann. Stewart took the first set 6-2, but the Wildcats sophomore responded with a 6-3 victory in the second. Both competitors fough fiercely in the third, with Himmelmann eventually taking a 7-2 tiebreaker for a 7-6 win. Coral Owens and Kelly Newman both gave their opponents a battle at fourth and third singles, respectively.
PIPESTONE — New Ulm struck first, but it was all Pipestone Area after that. Eagles fullback Jordan Hillesheim scored the game’s first points on a 19-yard touchdown run, but the Arrows responded with 34 unanswered points to run away with it. The home team evened things up with a 4-yard touchdown run by McKinley Bush to knot it up. A 15-yard scoring strike from Brayden Baartman to Trevor Schumann put the Arrows on top 14-6 before Bush got loose for a 40-yard TD scamper.