Prep Results: Lakers Break In New Stadium With A Win Over Irish 31 Aug 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Minnewaska Area 23, Maple Lake 6
GLENWOOD – Following a defensive three-and-out, Minnewaska Area drove 82 yards for a touchdown on their way to a season opening 23-6 win over Maple Lake on Thursday night.

The Lakers looked impressive on both sides of the ball as they opened their new stadium on a good note. Jack Blevins earned player of the game by hauling in three catches for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Blevins added five tackles and had a fumble recovery on defense.

Matt Gruber went 8-16 for 139 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Ryan Christianson ran for 102 yards on 11 carries with a game sealing 22 yard touchdown late.

The Irish didn’t get on the scoreboard until there was nine minutes remaining when Zach Cargill hit paydirt from 21 yards out. Cargill ran for 153 yards and a score.

Underwood 36, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 30

Rothsay 54, Hillcrest Lutheran 0

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, Montevideo 0
MONTEVIDEO – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers made quick work of Montevideo on Thursday, winning in straight sets 25-15, 25-19, 25-13.
Karly Fehr racked up 34 assists with three aces, Riley Decker led with 17 digs, and Jenna Howden had a team-high 15 kills. Bailey Marty added five kills with eight digs for the Tigers who are 2-0 on the season. The Thunder Hawks are 0-1.

Benson 3, Minnewaska Area 1
GLENWOOD – Benson took a marathon fourth set to defeat Minnewaska 3-1 on Thursday, 27-29, 25-10, 25-15, 31-29.
Kelsey Johnson had 24 assists, six digs and two aces for the Lakers. Madisen Hall led with nine kills while Ellie Danielson added seven with three blocks. The Lakers fall to 0-2 while Benson is now 1-1.

Henning 3, Brandon-Evanville 1
EVANSVILLE – A few untimely miscues hurt Brandon-Evansville in their season opener, falling to Henning in four sets, 25-14, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20.
It was the start of a new era for the Chargers with five new starters on the floor. Bailey Schaefer had 12 kills, seven digs, three aces and two blocks. Elizabeth Schiele had six kills and three blocks, while Alisson Sturges was 18-19 serving with three aces.

Ortonville 3, Hancock 1 (13-25, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21)

Breckenridge 3, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-13)

West Central Area 3, Ashby 0

Lac qui Parle Valley Invite
APPLETON – The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tigers were at the Appleton Golf Course on Thursday for the Lac qui Parle Valley Invite.

The Tiger boys took third place while the girls finished second, Lac qui Parle Valley won both team events. 

Noah Stewart was top finisher for the boys with an third place finish while Tate Nelson took fifth, and Tyler Reimers was 13th. Meredith Carrington took fifth for the girls, Malory Anderson was eighth, Madelyn Siegel and Kaylie Raths took 13th & 14th.

LQPV’s Jordyn Sterud and Keiser Freetly each took first individually. For complete results click:

Individual Boys Results
Individual Girls Results
Boys Team Results
Girls Team Results

Breckenridge/Wahpeton Invite
WAHPETON – The West Central Area girl’s and the boy’s cross country teams placed second in the Breckenridge/Wapheton Cross Country meet held Thursday at the Bois de Sioux Golf Course.
The girls had Lexi Bright (2nd place), Ella Van Kempen (8th), Teagan Nelson (11th) and Bryn Fernholz (18th) and Chloe LaRue not to far away in 22nd.
Newcomer and eighth grader Kade Runge in first varsity race finished in 16th place, followed by Jack VanKempen (17th).
Girls Team Results: 1) Fargo North 2) WCA 3) Fargo Shanley. Boys Team Results 1) Fargo North 2 ) WCA 3) Shanley.

MACA/Minnewaska/Benson/CGB 100, Montevideo 75
MONTEVIDEO – The Gators swimming & diving team won their dual meet with Montevideo 100-75 on Thursday.
Winners included senior Julia Hoffmann in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and Lacey Entzi in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. New section qualifiers were in the 200 IM from Elizabeth Murken and Bailey Schoen who swam 2:43.
The diving corps was led by newcomer freshmen Jaida Hess who scored 137 pts and Madison Solvie reached 123 points and Claire Reed dove varsity for the first time to finish 1st, 2nd,4th places.
The Gators had 1-2-3 places in the 200 IM,100 free and 100 backstroke and 1st and 2nd places in 100 breastroke. The Gators next meet will be Sept. 12th vs Sauk Centre at UMM and it will be parents night. Followed by Sept. 14th vs Staples at Staples.

Melrose 4, MACA/WCA 3
Lea Asmus def Mckayla Schleper 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Allie Toenis def Lilly Swanson 3-6, 3-6
Ryanne Long def Paige Danzl 6-2, 6-3
Abbigail Athey def Jessie Danzl 6-4, 6-3

Haiden Rausch/ Hanna Wiechmann def Hannah Wutzke/Greta Hentges 2-6, 7-5, 1-6
Camryn Brinkman/Chelsey Wieling def Lakia Manska/Megan Lindal 2-6, 1-6
Natalie Wilwerding/KirstenDragseth def Katie Messner/Lexi Gomer 2-6, 1-6