OSSEO — The McDonell cross country team had no shortage of top performances on Thursday at the Osseo-Fairchild invite as the boys team ran to victory and Julia Verbick scored an individual win to lead the girls.
The McDonell boys won the team championship with 45 points, two ahead of Altoona for the top spot. Isaac Bohaty led the charge by finishing in third place with a time of 17 minutes, 7.1 seconds. Jarret Jordan was close behind in fifth (17:11.5) while Brady Bauer took 11th, Seth Schemenauer was 14th and Sean Craker finished 18th. Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran’s Dan Lau won the boys race in 16:44.1.
Cadott’s Brandon Pederson finished in 40th to lead the Hornets, who took ninth place as a team with 236 points.
Verbick took home the victory in the girls race with a time of 20:24.8. Abby Wampler finished 24th, Alex Gaier took 33rd and Jenna Larson was 35th for the Macks as they finished fifth as a team with 139 points. Cadott’s Elizabeth Kyes finished in 14th place and Bailey Nichols was 34th to lead the Hornets as they finished in 10th place with 214 points. Elk Mound won the team championship with 78 points, four ahead of Black River Falls.
Bloomer boys second at Ladysmith
At Ladysmith, the Blackhawks finished in second place at the Ladysmith cross country meet.
Eli Olson finished in eighth place to lead Bloomer, timing in at 18:33.4. Alex Conrad finished 10th, Joe Lanzer was 15th, Cole Michaelson came home 18th and Sam Lanzer was 20th for the Blackhawks as they finished with 66 team points. Colfax won the title with 28 points while Chetek-Weyerhaeuser’s Jeshaiah Snyder won the race in 17:46.2. Lake Holcombe/Cornell took fifth with a team score of 128. Sam Peterson finished in 11th place to lead the Knights. Luke Thompson finished 24th for the Knights while New Auburn’s Fred Running took 32nd. The Trojans ran incomplete.
Bloomer’s Sarah Heinze finished seventh to lead the Blackhawks to a sixth-place finish as a team with 135 points. Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Lexi Moussette, Kayla Vavra and Kierra Walters finished 14th, 18th and 20th, respectively, as the Knights placed fifth as a team with 98 points. Colfax won the team championship with 17 points. Flambeau’s Rachel Lawton won the race in 19:39.2.
Chi-Hi/McDonell 108, River Falls 62
At Chippewa Falls Middle School, the Cardinals rolled to a Big Rivers Conference victory over the Wildcats.
The Cardinals scored nine first-place finishes and a pair of second places.
Lily Borgenheimer (200-yard individual medley and 500 freestyle) and Carli Olson (100 freestyle and 100 backstroke) each had two first-place finishes while Nadine Porzondek (50 free) and Danielle Wagner (100 breaststroke) each scored a win. The 200-medley relay team (Olson, Borgenheimer, Elizabeth Gerber and Porzondek), 200-freestyle team (Porzondek, Gerber, Wagner and Grace Roseen) and the 400-freestyle relay team (Borgenheimer, Roseen, Gerber, Olson) also had top finishes.
Roseen finished second individually in the 100 and 200 freestyle.
Eau Claire North 3, Chi-Hi 0
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals fell in straight sets to the Huskies (25-21, 25-19, 25-20) in a Big Rivers Conference matchup.
Megan Ritzinger and Tori Czech each had nine kills for the Cardinals with Sara Oliver adding five. Cheyanne Pitzer had a team-high 13 digs while Brianna Buhrow and Linzy Solberg added eight and seven, respectively. Buhrow also had 12 assists with Oliver chipping in with nine.
Chi-Hi (11-14, 1-3) is off until hosting Hudson next Thursday.
Fall Creek 3, McDonell 1
At Fall Creek, the Crickets scored a 4-set victory over the Macks (16-25, 18-25, 25-18, 20-25) in a Western Cloverbelt matchup.
Rachel Ohde had 11 kills and seven blocks to lead McDonell (14-14, 1-4). Megan Baier had three aces, two blocks and 16 digs while Josie Verbick added 29 assists and 14 digs. Andrea Hiess and Taya Kremer had 13 and 12 digs, respectively.
McDonell plays in a tournament at Eleva-Strum on Saturday.
Eau Claire Regis 3, Cadott 0
At Cadott, the Hornets hung with the Ramblers but fell in a Western Cloverbelt Conference match (15-25, 12-25, 19-25).
Alexis Munroe led Cadott (12-9, 3-2) with seven kills and 17 digs. Cailin Rineck added 15 assists and Megan Holcomb chipped in with four kills.
Cadott plays at Altoona on Tuesday.
Stanley-Boyd 3, Osseo-Fairchild 0
At Stanley, the Orioles rolled to a win in straight sets over the Thunder (25-16, 25-14, 25-14) in Western Cloverbelt play.
Jenna Hoffstatter led Stanley-Boyd (22-4, 3-2) with 44 assists. Jamie Reit had 20 kills followed by Reannon Hartzell with nine, Emily Mahr with eight and Maggie McLoone with six. Bailey Ducommun added 15 digs.
Stanley-Boyd plays at Thorp on Tuesday.
New Auburn 3, Flambeau 1
At New Auburn, the Trojans topped the Falcons in four sets (25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 25-20) in an East Lakeland matchup.
The Trojans host Bruce on Tuesday.
Altoona 3, Thorp 0
At Altoona, the Cardinals fell in straight sets to the Railroaders (16-25, 20-25, 15-25) in a Western Cloverbelt matchup.
Paige Mertens had seven kills to lead Thorp. Monica Williams had 15 assists and Taylor Stroinski had five blocks for the Cardinals.
D.C. Everest 4, Chi-Hi 0
At Dorais Field, the Cardinals were blanked by the Evergreens in a nonconference matchup.
Chi-Hi (1-15) returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Wausau East.
McDonell/Eau Claire Regis 5, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1
At Mosinee, Adam Erickson scored three goals to help McDonell/Regis score a Mid-State Conference victory.
Michael Hoffmann and Kevin Shi each added goals for McDonell/Regis (10-3-2, 6-0-1) with Zach Yengo adding two assists.
McDonell/Regis is back in action on Saturday with two games at Wisconsin Rapids.
Bloomer 4, Durand 3
At Durand, the Blackhawks doubles teams swept the Panthers and Jessica Jones earned a win at No. 4 singles to secure the Middle Border Conference win.
Jones defeated Durand’s Alex Fedie 6-1, 6-0 while all other singles matches went three sets but went the way of the Panthers.
Annie Dobbs and Hannah Raddenbach picked up a three-set win at No. 1 doubles (7-5, 2-6, 6-4), Rochelle Jones and Hannah Bischel won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 and Britni Harms and Madison Catchot won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 for Bloomer.
The Blackhawks will compete at the Baldwin-Woodville subsectional on Monday.