BLOOMER — Cora Bruxvoort started out her 2014 cross country season doing something she did quite often in 2013 — winning.
The Bloomer senior took first place on Tuesday afternoon at the Bloomer cross country invitational at Three Lakes Ski Trail, winning with a time of 20 minutes, 40.66 seconds.
She finished over a minute ahead of Fall Creek’s Emily Jaeger for the top spot, a strong start to the season for Bruxvoort after qualifying for state a year ago.
Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Lexi Moussette came home in third place in 23:05.01 and Bloomer’s Sarah Heinze was fourth in 23:05.85. Lake Holcombe/Cornell’s Thia Moreen took ninth.
Cadott finished in second place as a team with 99 points, led by Elizabeth Kyes in 11th. The Hornets had four runners with top-25 finishes as Becca Morgal (13th), Samantha Rineck (20th) and Bailey Nichols (24th) ended up near the front of the pack. Lake Holcombe/Cornell was third, two points behind the Hornets. Bloomer took fifth with 141 points while Fall Creek won the team championship with 46 points.
Jacob Anderson and Jacob Malinowski finished sixth and seventh, respectively, to lead the way for the Bloomer boys. Tyler Gillett led the Hornets with a 12th place finish while Gilman’s Bryce Sromek took 13th. Bloomer took third as a team with 89 points, six away from Hayward in first place. Spooner’s Daniel Peterson won the race in 16:40.95.
Cadott took fifth place as a team while Lake Holcombe/Cornell took 10th, led by Sam Peterson in 32nd.
Chi-Hi girls win Marshfield invite
At Marshfield, the Cardinal girls took the top spot as a team at the Marshfield invite at Wildwood Park.
Chi-Hi won the meet with a team score of 49 points with Lakeland in second place with 60. Elli Daniels led the charge with a third place finish, timing in at 16:49.6. Katie Faris took sixth, Maisie Wingert was eighth, Kathryn Webb took ninth and Meghan Cihasky finished 23rd for the Cardinals. Lakeland’s Laura Schilling won the girls race in 16:11.6.
Parker Lehmann took ninth and Braeden Michael finished 14th in the boys race to help lead the Chi-Hi boys to a fourth place team finish with 131 points. Lakeland won the boys title with 41 points while Medford’s Jared Rudolph won the race in 16:43.1.
Chi-Hi 3, Stevens Point 1
At Stevens Point, the Cardinals overcame a loss in the first set to defeat the Panthers (21-25, 25-18, 28-26, 26-24).
Deanie Schaller led the way for Chi-Hi (7-4) with 16 kills, 21 digs and was 26-for-26 serving with two aces. Erika Schmidt had 10 kills while Keah Koteras added seven.
Cheyanne Pitzer had four aces and 17 digs while Abby Smits led the Cardinals with 31 assists and had 17 digs.
Chi-Hi hosts Eau Claire Memorial on Thursday.
Stanley-Boyd 3, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 0
At Chetek, the Orioles routed the Bulldogs in straight sets (25-4, 25-18, 25-8).
Jamie Reit led the way for Stanley-Boyd (10-2) with 15 kills while Reannon Hartzell added seven kills and Peyton McCauley had six kills and a team-high nine aces. Jenna Hoffstatter had 30 assists and Bailey Ducommun led the Orioles with eight digs.
Stanley-Boyd plays at Cadott on Thursday.
Cornell 3, New Auburn 0
At New Auburn, the Chiefs picked up a straight-set victory in East Lakeland Conference action (25-11, 25-13, 25-8).
Makenzie Ewings and Grace Thompson each had six kills while McKenzie Hall and Brittney Hakes each added five. Ewings also had 10 aces and eight digs while Anah Story and Sam Sippy each had eight assists for Cornell (4-1, 2-0 ELC).
Nicole Winiarczyk had three kills for New Auburn (0-4, 0-2 ELC).
Chi-Hi’s Nowak takes third at Mill Run
At Eau Claire, Bre Nowak followed up a victory on Monday with a third-place finish on Tuesday at a Big Rivers Conference event at Mill Run Golf Course.
Nowak shot a 41, one stroke behind Eau Claire North’s Alyssa Bee and Rice Lake’s Katelyn Baribeau for the top spot. Megan Frey shot a 55 for the Cardinals, followed by Cheyenne McGowan with a 56 and Caitlin Swim with a 64.
As a team Chi-Hi took sixth with a 216 while River Falls won the team title with a 189, one stroke better than Rice Lake.
Stanley-Boyd fifth at Wisconsin Rapids
At Wisconsin Rapids, the Orioles took fifth place out of seven teams at a Clover Valley Golf League event at The Ridges Golf Course.
Katie Kiraly and Savanna Anderson led Stanley-Boyd, each shooting a 52. Julia Post carded a 55 while the duo of Allison Rafetto and Ella Koenig each shot a 57 as Stanley-Boyd shot a 216 as a team.
Stevens Point’s Mary McDonald won the individual title by shooting a 39 while Eau Claire Regis won the team championship with a 185.
McDonell/Regis 5, Baldwin-Woodville 4
At Baldwin, McDonell/Regis picked up a nonconference victory over Blackhawks.
Adam Erickson led the charge with four goals while Michael Hoffmann added the other goal. Logan Marlaire, Hoffmann and Abe Alberts each had an assist in the win for McDonell/Regis (6-2-2).
Pat Rierden made eight saves in the victory.
McDonell/Regis is back in action on Monday at Stevens Point Pacelli.
Chi-Hi 4, River Falls 3
At River Falls, the Cardinals scored a tight Big Rivers Conference win over the Wildcats.
Chi-Hi picked up three of its four wins in singles action as Hannah Andress, Ashley Altmann and Katie Govin scored straight-set victories.
Cassie Riedel and Kailey Schemenauer were victorious in doubles action in three sets.
Chi-Hi (7-7, 2-1 BRC) is at Altoona on Thursday.