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Debbie Roesler Memorial Invitational volleyball at McDonell 9-9-17

McDonell’s Rachel Smiskey (21) and Maggie Craker (4) celebrate after scoring a point against Greenwood at McDonell in the Debbie Roesler Memorial Invitational on Sept. 9.

The hosts emerged victorious at the Debbie Roesler Memorial Invitational volleyball tournament at McDonell on Saturday, with the Macks going a perfect 5-0 without dropping a set on the day to win the title.

The tournament included Elk Mound, Osseo-Fairchild, Greenwood, Blair-Taylor and Loyal, and McDonell beat all of them to win the championship.

They defeated Loyal 25-6, 25-10; Elk Mound 25-17, 25-15; Osseo-Fairchild 25-13, 25-14; Greenwood 25-11, 25-19; and Blair-Taylor 25-11, 27-17.

Grace Mrozinski led the Macks with 44 digs across the five matches, and also served nine aces. Maggie Craker compiled 93 assists, and Abby Opsal had 17 kills to go along with 23 digs. Amber Thaler hit nine aces, and Megan Baier contributed with 10 aces, 45 kills and 20 digs.

“I thought we played pretty well for the most part. There were a lot of times today where we tried to run a little different offense, and I thought we talked through that pretty well,” McDonell co-coach Kat Hanson said.

The Macks (18-2, 1-0) host Altoona on Thursday night.

“That’s a big conference game at home, it’ll be a good test for us,” Hanson said.

Cadott goes unbeaten at home tournament

The Cadott volleyball team went 5-0 to win its home tournament, only losing two sets all day.

The Hornets beat Gilman 26-24, 25-21; Birchwood 25-21, 25-14; Colby 25-23, 25-16; Clear Lake 20-25, 25-22, 15-11; and Ladysmith 22-25, 25-21, 15-9.

Jenna Sedlacek led Cadott with 37 digs across all five matches. Megan Holcomb had 25 kills, and Katie Gindt had 21 kills to go along with 22 blocks. Lexi Jorsch contributed 22 kills, and Brooke Kenealy had 40 assists and three aces. Taylor Davis had seven aces and 41 assists.

The Hornets (13-11) travel to Stanley-Boyd on Thursday night.

Chi-Hi takes second at Merrill tournament

At Merrill, Chi-Hi finished as runner-up in tournament play in Merrill, defeating Wittenberg-Birnamwood (25-21, 26-24), Rib Lake (25-11, 20-25, 15-7) and Athens (25-20, 19-25, 15-13) and falling to Merrill (16-25, 15-25).

Megan Cole was named to the all-tournament team and finished with 12 kills and a team-high seven block kills. Lacey O’Donnell had 22 kills and three block kills, Isabella Carani had 15 kills and four blocks, Bayleigh Crawford added 12 kills and seven blocks while Caelan Givens had nine kills and six blocks.

Addy Bengtson and Lydia Steinmetz had 34 and 25 assists, respectively, while Bengtson was a perfect 34 of 34 on serves.

Bloomer wins 3, loses 1 in Hudson

At Hudson, the Blackhawks went 3-1 in invitational action. They scored wins over Prescott (25-21, 25-22), Colfax (25-15, 26-24) and Superior (25-22, 25-19), but fell to Hudson (25-22, 19-25, 3-15).

Grace Post had 22 kills for Bloomer while Chloee Swartz had a team-high 36 assists and Kendall Zeman had 48 digs.

The Blackhawks host Ladysmith on Tuesday night.

Boys Soccer

McDonell/Regis goes 1-1 at Three Lakes tournament

At Three Lakes, the Saints opened up invitational play with a 3-1 win over Three Lakes before falling to Kingsford (Mich.) in the championship game on penalty kicks.

In the win over Three Lakes, Joey Huffcutt scored one goal and assisted another for McDonell/Regis. Zach Yengo and Austin Erickson also scored.

Yengo and Erickson scored the Saints’ goals in their 3-2 loss to Kingsford.

McDonell/Regis (3-2-1) faces Columbus Catholic at Casper Park on Tuesday evening.

Stevens Point 4, Chi-Hi 0

At Dorais Field, Stevens Point scored two goals in both halves to defeat the Cardinals in nonconference play. Chi-Hi was shut out for the first time since Aug. 29.

Chi-Hi (2-4-2) hosts Hudson on Tuesday night.

Cross Country

Chi-Hi’s Bryce Daniels takes 10th in Menomonie

Chi-Hi’s Bryce Daniels ran to a 10th place finish in the girls and boys first and second runners race in Menomonie on Saturday morning, running the race in 17 minutes, 41.3 seconds.

The senior was the highest finisher for the Cardinals. The boys took eighth place out of 10 teams, and the girls finished ninth out of nine teams.

Sophomore Benjamin Lemay finished in 16th place for Chi-Hi with a time of 18:31.3. Freshman Ella Behling led the girls in 25th place with a 20:56.6 run.

In the third, fourth and fifth runners race, Alan Fox took 14th place with a time of 18:42.6. Hunter Sillman and Noah Graffunder finished in 23rd and 24th, respectively, with nearly identical times of 19:14.4 and 19:14.8. Maisie Wingert (22:56.6) finished highest in that race for the Cardinal girls in 49th, followed by Andrea Cihasky (23:09.3) in 50th.

Joe Jasper (20:09.9), Josh Gienapp (20:18.1) and Tucker Manderscheid (20:18.8) took 18th through 20th in that order for the Cardinal boys in the sixth, seventh and eighth runners race. Tjorven Landwehr (23:44.5) was the first Chi-Hi girl to finish, taking 45th. She was followed by Marnie Barth (24:22.4) in 53rd and Arica Swift (24:41.9) in 54th.

The Chi-Hi teams return to action on Tuesday at UW-Barron County.

Bloomer’s Freagon, Conrad; Thorp’s Immormino finish in top five at Fall Creek

At Fall Creek, Bloomer’s Emily Freagon took second place in the girls race and Alex Conrad finished in fourth in the boys race.

Freagon clocked in with a run of 20 minutes, 38.7 seconds. She only finished 17 seconds behind first-placed Kari Herman of Osseo-Fairchild.

Conrad finished in 17:46.0 in the boys race to come in as the fastest Blackhawk runner. Joe Lanzer took seventh with a run of 18:24.3, and Cole Michaelson (18:39.0) was the third Bloomer runner to finish in the top 10, coming in 10th place. Evan Simmerman was the fourth Blackhawk boy to finish, taking 34th place with a time of 20:37.4.

The boys team finished in fourth place out of nine teams. The girls took eighth place out of eight full teams running.

Alana Helland (29:06.1) was the second-fastest Bloomer girl, taking 39th place. She was followed closely by Georgia McManus (30:54.1) in 44th place.

Thorp’s Falon Immormino took fourth place in the girls race with a time of 21:32.6. The Cardinals ran as an incomplete team, with Brooke Webb (33rd place, 28:07.9) being the only other Thorp girl to run.

Thorp’s Thomas Stewart (19:37.9) finished in 19th place in the boys race to lead the Cardinals’ incomplete team. Riley Raether (20:20.8) took 28th for the Cardinals.

Bloomer will compete at the UW-Barron County meet on Tuesday. Thorp will run at the Neillsville-Granton invitational on Tuesday.


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