BOYCEVILLE — The first race of the 2015 cross country season was a good one for the McDonell boys team as they swept both individual and team championships at the Boyceville invitational.
Sophomore Isaac Bohaty won the boys race in 18 minutes, 5.7 seconds. He wasn’t the only Macks runner to finish near the front as McDonell had five top-13 finishers overall. Jarret Jordan finished fifth, Seth Schemenauer was ninth, Brady Bauer took tenth and Charlie Bleskachek finished in 13th place.
The Macks finished with 38 team points, 24 ahead of Colfax for the top spot.
Sam Peterson finished in 35th place to lead Lake Holcombe/Cornell, which finished eighth as a team with 225 team points. Colton Lunemann finished 49th for New Auburn, which ran as an incomplete team.
McDonell’s Julia Verbick finished in 12th place in the girls race in 23:25.8 to lead the Macks. Payton Swoboda took 21st for McDonell, which finished fifth overall as a team with 127 points.
Lexi Moussette and Kayla Vavra finished 32nd and 33rd, respectively, for Lake Holcombe/Cornell as the Knights took tenth as a team with 208 points.
Colfax won the girls team title with 48 points and Vikings senior Courtney Dressel won the girls race in 21:25.7.
Chi-Hi 7, Rice Lake 0
At Chi-Hi, the Cardinals started the Big Rivers Conference season on the right foot, picking up a clean sweep over the Warriors.
Hannah Andress fought to win her first set 7-5 before picking up a 6-0 second-set win at No. 1 singles. Ashley Altmann defeated Rice Lake’s Sarah Webber at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-0, Sarah Altmann picked up a 6-4, 6-4 win over Micci Booth at No. 3 and Claire Parker topped Kyra Vinz 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 for Chi-Hi.
The success continued in the doubles ranks as Brianna Schaller and Abbie Reed teamed up for a 6-0, 6-4 win over Lexi Thompson and Lindsay Benavides at No. 1. Megan Hein and Kailey Schemenauer defeated Ellie VanGilder and Cali Christufferson 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 and Anna Rueden and Chloe Exner beat Amanda Peterson and Emily Petersen 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3.
“All three of my doubles teams played much better tonight,” Chi-Hi coach Candy Jenke said. “They are learning new strategies and adapting their games to the opponents to earn well-played points.”
Chi-Hi will compete at the Menomonie invite on Saturday.
Chi-Hi/McDonell’s Borgenheimer, Jones score well at D.C. Everest
At Schofield, the duo of Lily Borgenheimer and Haley Jones finished among the top swimmers at the Evergreen Pentathlon.
The event required swimmers to swim four 50-yard events as well as a 100-yard individual medley.
Borgenheimer finished fifth (3 minutes, 9.71 seconds) and Jones took sixth (3:10.06) among all swimmers. Nadine Porzondek was 32nd, Grace Roseen finished 38th and Danielle Wagner finished 44th for Chi-Hi/McDonell.
Lake Holcombe takes two at Thorp
At Thorp, the Lake Holcombe volleyball team defeated Thorp and Gilman in a triangular. The Cardinals split two matches including a win over the Pirates.
Lake Holcombe (2-0) beat the Cardinals (25-21, 25-16) and Pirates (25-20, 25-19) in straight sets. Thorp topped Gilman (25-18, 25-22) in straight sets as well.
Monica Williams led the Cardinals (1-1) with 25 assists. Karley Kryzanski had 13 digs and Morgan Pszeniczny had 10 kills for Thorp.
Barron 6, McDonell/Regis 0
At Barron, the Golden Bears shut out McDonell/Regis in a nonconference contest.
McDonell/Regis (1-2) plays in a quad Mosinee on Saturday.