PAYNESVILLE -- April Hansen picked up her 300th kill of the season and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa advanced to the Section 6AA-17 title match with a 25-18, 22-25, 27-25, 25-13 win over Albany Tuesday. The Jaguars (27-3), who won their 12th straight match, will face Sauk Centre for the 6AA-17 crown at 7 p.m. Thursday in Paynesville. Hansen led the team with 13 kills in 31-of-35 attempts. Ashley Lensing added 12 kills in 23 errorless attacks and had six of the team's 19 ace blocks. Sarah Gruber had 24 assists and Emily Roelike added 23 digs.
REDWOOD FALLS -- Renville County West and Redwood Valley were both swept out of the Section 3AA-North tournament Tuesday. Springfield tumbled RCW 25-17, 25-15, 25-14, while Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop ended Redwood Valley's season 25-19, 25-18, 25-20. Springfield and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop will play for the 3AA-North crown on Thursday in Redwood Falls. Springfield 3, RCW 0 The Jaguars (17-11) couldn't get much done at the net. Megan Groen led the way with seven kills and Megan Erickson had two of RCW's three ace blocks.
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Results Oct. 31 Prep Volleyball Section 3AA-North Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop def. Redwood Valley 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 Springfield def. Renville County West 25-17, 25-14, 25-14 Section 6AA-17 MACCRAY def. Benson 25-16, 25-11, 25-15 Montevideo def. Lac qui Parle Valley 25-18, 25-17, 20-25, 25-17 Section 6AA-19 Sauk Centre def. Eden Valley-Watkins 25-14, 25-9, 25-20 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Albany 25-18, 22-25, 27-25, 25-13 Section 2A-North Cedar Mountain/Comfrey def. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 24-26, 25-19, 29-27, 11-25, 15-13 Central Minnesota Christian def.
MACCRAY fans can sign up to ride a bus to the Wolverines' game against Morris for the Section 6AA football title, which is Friday at the Fargodome. The cost of the bus ticket is $20, which does not include the game ticket -- $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children in sixth grade and under must be accompanied by a parent. The bus will leave MACCRAY High School at 1:30 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. game. For more information, call 320-847-2154.
Nine area volleyball teams look to continue their postseason hopes in their respective subsection semifinals tonight. Two matches pit area teams head-to-head and both are in Section 6AA-19 at Morris High School: Montevideo, the No. 1 seed, will face Lac qui Parle Valley at 6 p.m. MACCRAY and Benson will meet in the second match.
Ryan Stoick, a junior wide receiver from Morris, caught three touchdown passes Friday at the Metrodome as Minnesota-Morris overcame a 13-point Rockford (Ill.) lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Regents 27-20 in overtime for the Cougars (7-0, 7-2) first football title in the 10-team Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Stoick, the Cougars' leading receiver with 39 catches and 12 TDs, caught scoring passes covering 14, 6 and 15 yards.
Late results Saturday Section 4A Lester Prairie 40, Buffalo Lake-Hector 27 The Mustangs ran more than twice as many plays -- 71 to 39 -- and totaled 318 yards offensively, but a Lester Prairie punt return for a touchdown and an interception return for another TD made the difference. Deron Buboltz led the Mustangs (4-6) with 23 carries for 145 yards and Bryce Rippentrop caught a 25-yard TD pass from Eric Schultz and ran for another. BL-Hector (4-6) 7 7 0 13 -- 27 Lester Prairie (9-1) 12 14 7 7 -- 40 BLH - Mike Wolff 1 run (Max Schmidt kick) LP - Zakama 45 run (2-pt.
Prep Volleyball Section 3AA-North Semifinals At Redwood Falls GFW vs. Redwood Valley, 6 p.m. Springfield vs. Renville County West, 7:30 p.m. Section 6AA-17 Semifinals At Paynesville Sauk Centre vs. Eden Valley-Watkins, 6:30 p.m. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa vs. Albany, 30 minutes after completion of first match Section 6AA-19 Semifinals At Morris High School Montevideo vs. Lac qui Parle Valley, 6 p.m. MACCRAY vs. Benson, 30 minutes after completion of first match Section 2A-North Semifinals At Fairfax Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg vs.
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