Volleyball: T-M-B rolls, 3-0
DAILY GLOBE MINNEOTA -- Kaylee Kirk had a trio of aces as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton remained undefeated this season with a volleyball sweep of Minneota Thursday night. Game scores were 25-19, 25-10 and 25-17. Kirk was 13-for-14 serving to go with six ...
MINNEOTA - Kaylee Kirk had a trio of aces as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton remained undefeated this season with a volleyball sweep of Minneota Thursday night.
Game scores were 25-19, 25-10 and 25-17.
Kirk was 13-for-14 serving to go with six digs on the night.
Sydney Lanoue led T-M-B (3-0) with 12 kills to go with nine digs. Kendra Ludeman finished with 10 kills, two blocks and was 17-for-18 serving with an ace.
Sara Stoneberg was 10-for-12 serving with two aces. She also had six kills and a team-best 11 digs. Gabbie Gervais led the Panthers with 34 set assists. She was also 9-for-11 serving with two aces.
T-M-B is at the Class A Showcase Tournament today in Marshall.
Marshall 3, Luverne 0
MARSHALL - The host Marshall Tigers swept three straight from Luverne, winning on scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-14.
The Cardinals lost despite strong serving and solid blocking from Lexi Farrel, who went 9-for-11 with three aces at the service line and added two block assists.
Ariel DeBeer was 11-for-12 with one service ace and Hailey Remme was 11-for-11 with three aces. Remme also had six kills while Madison Crabtree and Hailey Franken both had three.
Katie Kracht had 14 digs for LHS now 1-2.
HL-O 3, Ellsworth 0
OKABENA - A balanced effort led Heron Lake-Okabena to a 25-16, 25-8, 25-20 win over Ellsworth.
Ashley Hendrickson had seven kills for HL-O while teammatesSarah Madsen had six, Brianna Hinkeldey five and Kiana Leighty four. Hinkeldey and Madsen each added two block assists.
Hailey Schumacher contributed 12 set assists and Brooke Freking had nine.
In serving, Andrea Hinkeldey was 16-for-17 with six aces, Gaby Stenzel 12-for-13 with five aces and Schumacher 12-for-13 with three aces.
Andrea Hinkeldey had five digs, Madison Leighty four and Haley Ruesch three for 2-1 HL-O.
For Ellsworth, Devin Dreesen recorded two ace serves and Megan Popkes had two kills and one block.
RRC 3, Edgerton 0
LAMBERTON - Maria Johnson was perfect from the service line, going 16-for-16 with three aces, and Red Rock Central breezed past Edgerton 25-10, 25-21 and 25-18.
Olivia Bittner (13-14, two aces) and Mikaela Smith (10-11, two aces) also served well. Rachel Kedl, Bittner and Ramsey Piotter had nine, eight and six kills respectively.
Smith was credited with 23 set assists, Taylor Price had 25 digs and Johnson had three block assists.
For Ellsworth, Chynna Berning was 9-for-9 serving and Halle Wassink was 8-for-8.
Mia Wassink had 10 kills. Jordyn Smit had 10 set assists.
The win pushed RRC to 1-2 on the season.
W-WG 3, Adrian 0
WESTBROOK - Morgan Dennistoun had 15 kills to lead Westbrook-Walnut Grove to a Red Rock Conference sweep over Adrian.
Game scores were 25-9, 28-26 and 25-20.
Cassidy Mischke had 13 kills, while Abby Herding and Mariah Olson each had six kills for the Chargers (3-0). Herding had a team-best 36 set assists.
Makenna Takle was 14-for-16 serving with four aces, while Grace Woelber was 9 for 9 with one ace.
Emma Woelber had 23 digs, while Takle and Herding each had 10 digs.
Adrian (1-4) was led by Miah Kunkle with six kills and two blocks. Kasie Tweet had five kills and five digs, while Madison Neuenburg had three ace serves. Madisyn Dingmann had 15 set assists to lead the Dragons.
The Chargers host a six-team tournament on Saturday, which the Dragons will participate.
Sheldon 3, Rock Valley 0
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Alyssa Kavanagh had eight assists, Bizzy Feekes had eight aces and Kelsey Van Aalsburg digs as Sheldon fought its way past Rock Valley 25-13, 25-23, 25-5.
Bailey Elgersma added four blocks as the Orabs ran their record to 5-3.
LGC 3, H-LP 2
LAKE PARK, Iowa - A battle of two top-15 ranked teams in Class 1A lived up to its billing Thursday when it took Harris-Lake Park and LeMars Gehlen Catholic five sets to determine a winner.
The No. 13-ranked Wolves took the first set 25-22, only to see the fifth-ranked Jays come back to win the second and third 27-25 and 25-20, respectively. The home team staved off elimination by winning a 26-24 thriller in the fourth set. But Gehlen recovered and took a 15-5 victory in the fifth.
Kathrine Ihnen tallied a double-double for H-LP with team-highs in digs, 22, and kills, 11. Nichole Rowe had a masterful night by putting up 27 set assists and 13 digs while going 19-of-20 at the service line. Middle blocker Taylor Meyer was a beast up front, pounding 10 kills and notching three solo blocks and two block assists. Kiersten Carpenter added nine kills with Christina Galvin tallying nine digs.
JCC 3, Redwood 0
JACKSON - Jackson County Central picked up its third win in a row Thursday with a Big South Conference sweep of Redwood Valley.
The Huskies came away with wins of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-21.
Abby Benson had a nice night, going 14-for-14 with two aces at the service line. She added 11 kills, eight digs and three blocks. Sydney Nyborg had 10 kills and nine digs while Lacey Wacker put up 15 set assists and slammed five kills. Lauren Murphy chipped in 13 set assists and was 10-of-11 serving. Ana Dunlavey had seven digs and two ace serves with Abby Brinkman leading the defense at 12 digs.
MLA 3, MCC 0
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Errors and ball coverage were the undoing for Murray County Central Thursday according to head coach Kate Robinson.
A strong Mountain Lake Area squad took advantage by getting wins of 25-12, 25-16 and 25-22.
“MLA caught our girls standing up and tipped where our weak spots were,” Robinson said. “The girls fought tooth and nail and never gave up but in the end came up short.”
Setter Brooklyne Miller had a solid night with 10 set assists and two kills. Rachel Schmitz led the back row with seven digs. Ashley Moline added an ace serve, six digs and three kills for the Rebels while Mallory Loosbrock had three kills, three digs and one block.
SWC 3, H-BC 1
HILLS - Southwest Minnesota Christian recovered from a tough loss Tuesday by getting stronger as the night went on Thursday.
The Eagles opened the night with a 25-21 win over Hills-Beaver Creek, but saw the Patriots tie it up with a 25-19 win in the second set. That was all the breathing room SWC was willing to give, however, as it closed out the Red Rock Conference win with victories of 25-16 and 25-12.
Both teams will be in tournament action on Saturday. The Eagles will be in Luverne while H-BC heads across the border to Central Lyon in Rock Rapids, Iowa.