OSSEO — The McDonell boys cross country team had six runners in the top 17 to help grab first place as a team at the Osseo-Fairchild cross country meet on Thursday afternoon at Osseo Golf Course.
The Macks finished with a team score of 51 points, five ahead of Liberty Christian for the top spot.
Isaac Bohaty led the charge for the Macks with a second-place finish, timing in at 17 minutes, 22.7 seconds. Sam Bleskachek took sixth place (17:40.8) while Kendall Dorn finished 12th and the trio of Zach and Ben Ruf and Seth Schemenauer finished 15th, 16th and 17th, respectively.
Cadott finished in ninth place, led by Luke Bell in 20th place. Liberty Christian’s Jesse Becker won the boys race in 16:49.9.
The Cadott girls finished in third place with a team score of 88 while McDonell took fourth with 97. Fall Creek won the girls team championship with 41 points.
McDonell’s Julia Verbick led the way with a third-place finish (21:06.4) while Payton Swoboda took 24th. Cadott’s Elizabeth Kyes finished in 10th place while Hornets teammates Samantha Rineck finished 16th and Lakin Rykal took 23rd. Fall Creek’s Emily Jaeger won the girls race in 20:15.4.
Bloomer’s Bruxvoort wins at Ladysmith
At Ladysmith, Bloomer’s Cora Bruxvoort ran to victory at the Ladysmith Cross Country Invitational at the Sisters Farm Trail.
Bruxvoort won the girls race in 19:48.0, over one minute ahead of Eau Claire Regis’ Eileen Endres in second place. Bloomer’s Sarah Heinze took fourth place in 21:26.0.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Thia Moreen finished in 10th place with teammate Lexi Moussette in 15th and Danielle Gygi finishing 20th. Lake Holcombe/Cornell finished in fourth place as a team with 108 points, 12 ahead of Bloomer in fifth. Eau Claire Regis won the team title with 57 points.
Bloomer’s Jacob Anderson led the way in the boys race with a third-place finish, coming home in 18:02.9. Stanley-Boyd’s Nathan Bauer took fifth. Jacob Malinowski finished in seventh place and Eli Olson was 19th as the Blackhawks took fourth with a team score of 88 points. Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Sam Peterson finished 31st and the Knights were eighth as a team.
Colfax won the boys team title with 49 points and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser’s Brandon Books won the individual race in 17:01.5.
Fall Creek 3, McDonell 2
At McDonell, the Macks won the first set 25-21, fell in a tight second set 24-26, won the third set 25-22 but fell in the final two, 14-25, 10-15 in a back-and-forth affair with the Crickets in a Western Cloverbelt Conference contest.
Sydney Schemenauer had 12 kills and 24 digs, Bekah Heidtke had 45 assists and 21 digs, Dani Baier had 37 digs and Andrea Hiess had 13 kills to lead McDonell (19-10, 3-2 WCC). April Peters had a team-high five aces, Rachel Ohde led with three blocks and Megan Baier added 10 kills.
McDonell will play in a tournament at Fall Creek on Saturday.
Bloomer 3, Spooner 0
At Spooner, the Blackhawks swept the Rails in a Heart O’North Conference matchup (25-14, 25-19, 28-26).
Aliya Seibel led Bloomer (16-11, 4-2 HON) with 10 kills and added 10 digs. Krystina Seibel had 15 assists while Hannah Harelstad led the Blackhawks with four of her team’s seven aces.
Bloomer hosts Cumberland on Tuesday.
Stanley-Boyd 3, Osseo-Fairchild 0
At Osseo, the Orioles stayed perfect in the Western Cloverbelt Conference with a win in straight sets over the Thunder (25-9, 25-15, 25-16).
Jenna Hoffstatter led the Orioles (22-5, 4-0 WCC) with 26 digs and 18 assists. Jamie Reit had 15 kills while Reannon Hartzell and Peyton McCauley each had six kills. McCauley added six aces while Kirsten Carrigan had four aces and Bailey Ducommun had 12 digs.
Stanley-Boyd hosts Thorp on Tuesday.
Eau Claire Regis 3, Cadott 0
At Eau Claire, the Hornets fell in straight sets to the Ramblers in a Western Cloverbelt Conference game (25-9, 25-13, 25-20).
Alexis Munroe led Cadott (9-12, 1-4 WCC) with 12 digs. Marisa Sperber had 11 digs and Taylor Davis added seven assists.
Cadott plays in a tournament at Stratford on Saturday.
Cornell 3, New Auburn 2
At Cornell, the Chiefs rallied to defeat the Trojans in five sets in an East Lakeland Conference matchup (20-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 15-6).
Mackenzie Hall led way for the Chiefs (6-9, 4-4 ELC) with 11 kills. Makenzie Ewings had 29 digs and was 24 of 25 with four aces. Sam Sippy had 20 assists and chipped in with 17 digs.
Cornell plays in a tournament at Gilman on Saturday while New Auburn is off until playing at Flambeau on Tuesday.
McDonell/Regis 10, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1
At Mosinee, McDonell/Regis scored early and often on their way to a lopsided victory in Mid-State Conference action.
Michael Hoffmann, Logan Marlaire and Mike Farrow each had two goals for McDonell/Regis (13-3-3, 8-1-1 MSC). Ben Wislinsky, Zach Yengo and Jaron LonCavish had a goal apiece as well. Adam Erickson and Hoffmann each had two assists while Marlaire had one.