Prep Results: Tigers Suffer First Loss, Gators Swim To Victory Over Staples-Motley 14 Sep 17

Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Melrose 3, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 0
MORRIS – In a battle of two of the West Central Conference’s elite, the Melrose Dutchmen earned a straight sets sweep over the MACA Tigers, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 on Thursday from the Tiger Center.
The Tigers got 22 assists from Karly Fehr, 11 kills and 10 digs from Jenna Howden, and player of the game Jenna Larsen added nine kills with two blocks, two aces, and four digs. The Dutchmen’s height at the net proved to much though, consistently challenging the Tiger hitters while using an array of hitters themselves to keep the Tigers off their game.
Melrose is now 8-1 overall, 5-0 in conference play. The Tigers suffer their first loss of the year and drop to 5-1, 4-1 in conference. 

Sauk Centre 3, Minnewaska Area 0
GLENWOOD – The Sauk Centre Mainstreeters made quick work of Minnewaska with a sweep on Thursday, 25-10, 25-12, 25-19.
Kelsey Johnson was 12-12 serving with four assists and four digs. Sara Geiser added five assists and three digs, the duo of Ellie Danielson and Emma Thorfinnson combined for eight kills.
The Lakers remain winless at 0-6, 0-4 in conference, Sauk Centre is 9-5 overall, 5-0 in conference play.

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 3, Hancock 0
HANCOCK – Wheaton/Herman-Norcross and Hancock are two teams going in opposite directions early on in 2017, that trend continued on Thursday with the Warriors earning a sweep of the Owls 25-10, 25-21, 25-9.
Briona Edwards had eight kills for the Warriors, Madi Braaten led with 25 digs, and Scout Cronen tallied 26 assists.
Lexi Staples led the Owls with 16 digs, Tess Steiner tallied 15 with three kills, and Ashlyn Mattson chipped in with 14 digs, a block and three assists.
Hancock is now 1-5, the Warriors are 7-0.

Underwood 3, Brandon-Evansville 1
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville battled and took advantage of some Underwood errors, but the Rockets ultimately prevailed in four sets 25-19, 21-25, 25-14, 26-24.
Bailey Schaefer led the Chargers with 12 kills and 10 digs, Allie Satterlie had 13 kills, six digs, five blocks and two aces, Madison Quinn added 30 assists.
B-E is now 4-4 overall, 2-1 in Little Eight Conference play, Underwood is 7-0, 4-0 in conference.

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3, West Central Area 0
BARRETT – The CGB Wolverines got past West Central Area with relative ease on Thursday, 25-23, 25-11, 25-16 on Thursday.
The Wolverines were on-point with their serving going 70-72 as a team, Emma and Lora Botker combined for eight aces. Tylaina Issendorf had 19 assists, Lora Botker added 17, Callie Vold led with 18 kills.
The Wolverines are now 3-2 while the Knights fall to 4-4.

BOLD 3, Benson 1
Montevideo 3, ACGC 1
Rothsay 3, Ashby 1

Gators 105, Staples-Motley 70
STAPLES – The MACA/Minnewaska/Benson/CGB Gators swam to a 105-70 win over Staples-Motley on Thursday.
The Gator had more section qualifiers including Michele Stai in the 200 and 100 back, Ali Femrite in the 500 free, Bailey Schoen for the 100 fly, Elizabeth Murken in the 200 free, Shannon Dougherty in the 500 free, and Hoffmann sisters of Julia (500 free) and Julia (100 free) as well.
Lacey Entzi qualified in both the 200 and 100 free. 

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Little Crow Invitational
NEW LONDON – The MACA Tigers boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Little Crow Invite on Thursday, with each team taking fifth place in team scoring.
Top finisher for the Tiger girls was Meredith Carrington who took fifth, Malory Anderson finished 12th.
Noah Stewart was fourth overall to lead the boys, Tate Nelson finished 13th and Ben Hernandez was 15th. LQPV’s Keister Freetly and Jordyn Sterud took top overall honors. 

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Minnewaska 7, Yellow Medicine East 0
Danielle Thorfinnson def. Anna Clarke 6-4, 6-4
Hannah Orlowski def. Whitney Tennis 6-1, 7-5
Karra Hanson def. Chelsea Hoernemann 6-0, 6-1
Maddie Thorfinnson def. Emily Johnson 6-1, 6-3

Anna Vold/Greta Reichmann def. Chelsey Niemeyer/Macie Sik 6-0, 6-3
Cammy Mithun/Madelyn Reichmann def. Hanna Lecy/Emilee Speh 6-1, 6-1
Alissa Thorfinnson/Annika Randt def. Ashley Neimeyer/Cherish Hammer 6-0, 6-2
Haylee Wildmann/Naomi Leedahl def. Riley Enstad/Maci Irvine 8-2