TONY — Strong performances by Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s lead runners helped the Knights boys and girls each finish in second place at the Flambeau Invitational on Tuesday.
Lexi Moussette took sixth place (23:56.3) to lead the Lake Holcombe/Cornell girls, followed by Emily Vavra (10th), Kayla Vavra (13th), Kierra Walters (14th) and Ashlynn Moore (18th).
Sam Peterson’s 11th-place finish led the boys with Luke Thompson (12th), Kyle Goltz (15th), Brandon Bintz (20th) and Evan Dixon (23rd) following.
Colton Lunemann took 14th for the New Auburn boys, which ran as an incomplete team. Fred Running finished 17th and Eli Edinger took 29th for the Trojans.
Chequamegon grabbed three of the top four spots to win the girls team title and finished first through fifth in the boys race for a perfect score of 15.
Chi-Hi 3, Wausau West 2
At Wausau, a sharp performance from the serving line lifted the Cardinals to a come-from-behind nonconference win (25-23, 14-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9).
Brianna Buhrow led Chi-Hi (11-13) with seven aces and served at a 100-percent clip (24-for-24) while adding 11 assists. Morgan Zerbian had 11 kills, Megan Ritzinger had eight kills and Keah Koteras followed with seven. Sara Oliver had 13 assists while she and Cheyenne Pitzer each had 20 digs for the Cardinals.
Chi-Hi plays returns to Big Rivers Conference action at Eau Claire North on Thursday.
Eau Claire Regis 3, Stanley-Boyd 1
At Eau Claire, the Orioles fought to win the third set but the Ramblers pulled away for the Western Cloverbelt Conference win (22-25, 17-25, 25-23, 23-25).
Bailey Ducommun led Stanley-Boyd (21-4, 2-2) with 25 digs, Jenna Hoffstatter led with 30 assists and added eight kills while Jamie Reit’s 16 kills led the team.
Stanley-Boyd hosts Osseo-Fairchild on Thursday.
New Auburn 3, Cornell 0
At Cornell, the Trojans held off the Chiefs for three tight sets to claim an East Lakeland Conference victory (25-23, 27-25, 25-21).
Nadia Rada led New Auburn with five aces and added seven assists. Whitley Harelstad had a team-high 12 kills and 14 blocks, Kansas North had eight assists and Nicole Winiarczyk finished with three aces and three kills.
New Auburn hosts Flambeau and Cornell hosts Lake Holcombe on Thursday.
Thorp 3, Fall Creek 0
At Thorp, a balanced attack helped the Cardinals sweep the Crickets (27-25, 25-9, 25-21).
Monica Williams finished with 18 assists and three aces for Thorp. Morgan Pszeniczny led the Cardinals with five kills and Taylor Stroinski had a team-high four aces.
Thorp plays at Altoona on Thursday.
Eau Claire Regis 6, Chi-Hi 1
At Eau Claire, the Cardinals played competitively against the Ramblers in a nonconference match.
Anna Rueden and Megan Hein lost their first set at No. 3 doubles 4-6, but rallied to win the next two 7-5, 10-8 for Chi-Hi’s lone win on the day.
At No. 1 singles, Hannah Andress forced a three-set match but fell to Eau Claire Regis’ Lauren Clark 1-6, 7-5, 0-6.
Chi-Hi will host a WIAA subsectional meet on Monday.
Eau Claire Memorial 5, Chi-Hi 0
At Dorais Field, the Old Abes scored twice before halftime and the Cardinals couldn't recover in a Big Rivers Conference loss.
"We saw some good things out of the kids tonight," Chi-Hi coach Ben Goeman said. "We strung some nice passes together. This was a good test for the kids. They really hung in there."
Chi-Hi hosts D.C. Everest on Thursday.