RTR, Minneota claim victories

The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball team opened the Camden Conference season with a win, sweeping Lakeview in Cottonwood Tuesday night.

The Knights (2-1, 1-0 Camden) defeated the Lakers (1-1, 0-1 Camden) 25-23, 25-20, 25-11.

Courtney Mensen helped lead RTR, going 8-of-14 with four aces serving to go with five kills. Janel Wichern had eight kills and three blocks in the win while Dana Schaefer was 14-of-18 with an ace.

The Lakers were led by Makana Barker, who was 9-of-10 serving with three digs and 25 set assists. Brianna Hoffman led all hitters with nine kills.

Both teams are in action again Thursday night. RTR will play host to Lac qui Parle Valley in Tyler while Lakeview will host Renville County West in Cottonwood.


RTR 25 25 25

Lakeview 23 20 11


Serving (good-att-ace): RTR-Dana Schaefer 14-18-1, Destinee Strand 10-11-1, Courtney Mensen 8-14-4; L-Rachel Kurtenbach 13-16-2, Makana Barker 9-10-0.

Kills: RTR-Janel Wichern 8, Mensen 5, Justine Possail 4, Schaefer 4; L-Brianna Hoffman 9, Katie Timm 5, Brooklyn Hartle 5.

Digs: RTR-Anna Madsen 9, Wichern 7; L-Barker 3, Hailey Matthys 3.

Set Assists: RTR-Strand 14; L-Barker 25.

Blocks: RTR-Schaefer 5, Wichern 3; L-Madie Nelson 1, Hartle 1.

Minneota 3, LQPV 0

The Minneota Vikings welcomed the Lac qui Parle Valley volleyball team to the Camden Conference in Madison on Tuesday. Led by 19 kills from junior Taylor Reiss, Minneota overwhelmed the Eagles in straight sets 25-10, 25-11, 25-7. Reiss also had the only block of the night for the Vikings.

Molly Hennen put together an all-around effort for Minneota, finishing 16 of 18 serving with four aces, knocing down seven kills and recording 17 digs. Amber Engels chipped in 10 digs as well, while Shelby Corbin added nine kills and seven digs.

Megan Larson tallied 33 set assists in the win and was a perfect 13-for-13 serving with four aces. Payton Boerboom contributed a 25-for-26 performance at the service line, recording two aces as well.

The Vikings (2-0 overall, 1-0 Camden) play their first home game of the year on Thursday as they host Dawson-Boyd in a rematch of 2012’s Camden Conference championship match.


Minneota25 25 25

LQPV10 11 7


Serving (good-att-ace): Payton Boerboom 25-26-2, Molly Hennen 16-18-4, Megan Larson 13-13-4, Shelby Corbin 8-10-2.

Kills: Reiss 19, Corbin 9, Hennen 7.

Digs: Hennen 17, Amber Engels 10, Corbin 7

Set assists: Larson 33

Blocks: Reiss 1

CMCS 3, Lincoln HI 0

The Lincoln HI volleyball team was swept by Central Minnesota Christian on Tuesday night in Camden Conference action.

The Rebels fell by scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-14 to move to 0-2 on the season and in the conference.

Maranda Jerzak was 7-for-8 serving to go with three kills and 1.5 blocks. Alyssa Otto had 10 set assists to go with a 7-for-8 serving performance with one ace.

Lincoln HI will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to Tracy to face Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.


CMC 25 25 25

Lincoln HI 9 16 14


Serving (good-att-ace): L-Brooke Taylor 8-9-2, Alyssa Otto 7-8-1, Maranda Jerzak 7-8-0.

Kills: Jordan Bucholz 3, Morgan Citterman 3, Jerzak 3.

Digs: Emily Swanson 4, Brandi Barke 3.

Set Assists: Otto 10, Citterman 7.

Blocks: Jerzak 1.5, Citterman 1, Barke 5.

Wabasso 3, CM/Comfrey 0

Chelsey Guetter’s 13-kill, 11-dig double-double lifted the Wabasso Rabbits past Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in straight sets 25-15, 25-21, 25-9 Tuesday evening in Comfrey.

Larissa Rohlik also had a strong night for Wabasso, finishing 14-for-14 from the service line with an ace and recorded 17 set assists. Callie Rohlik was 10 of 10 with three aces. Erin Liebl recorded a team-high 13 digs in the win, while Jocelyn Rothmeier had two ace blocks.

Wabasso (1-1 overall, 1-0 Tomahawk Conference) hosts New Ulm Cathedral in its next match on Thursday.


Wabasso 25 25 25

Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 15 21 9


Serving: Larissa Rohlik 14-14-1, Callie Rohlik 10-10-3

Kills: Chelsey Guetter 13, Morgan Frank 6

Digs: Erin Liebl 13, Guetter 11

Set assists: L. Rohlik 17, Jocelyn Rothmeier 9

Blocks: Rothmeier 2

Windom Area 3, RRC 1

Red Rock Central stole the first set from the Windom Area volleyball team on Tuesday 25-22, but RRC was unable to duplicate the feat and fell to the eighth-ranked (Class A) Eagles 3-1 in Jeffers by scores of 22-25, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22.

Sophomore setter Mikaela Smith had a standout night for the Falcons including a perfect 23 of 23 from the service line with three aces. Smith also picked up 13 digs and recorded 28 set assists.

Brooke Rasmussen added two aces on a 19-for-20 night serving and popped up a team-high 19 digs. Cassandra Erickson recorded a double-double behind 12 digs and 11 kills.

The Falcons (2-1 overall) begin Red Rock Conference play in their next match, when they travel to Hills to face the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots on Thursday.


Windom22 25 25 25

RRC25 12 21 22


Serving (good-att-aces): Mikaela Smith 23-23-3, Brooke Rasmussen 19-20-2

Kills: Cassandra Erickson 11, Olivia Bitner 8, Melanie Kedl 7

Digs: Rasmussen 19, Smith 13, Erickson 12

Set assists: Smith 28

Blocks (solo-assists): M. Kedl 0-4, Rachel Kedl 0-3

Dawson-Boyd 3, KMS 1

Justine Lee pounded down 13 kills and picked up 15 digs to help lead the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks to a four-set win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in Dawson on Tuesday. Lee’s double-double paved the way for a 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-12 win for the Blackjacks.

Kylie Schuelke also had a strong night for Dawson-Boyd, finishing 15-for-16 at the service line with an ace and recorded a team-high 22 digs. Kelly Husby tallied 13 kills for Dawson-Boyd, while Andrea Lee (24) and Justine Flattum (18) combined for 42 set assists. Flattum also paced the Blackjacks with three blocks.

Dawson-Boyd (3-0 overall, 1-0 Camden Conference) are back in action on Thursday, traveling to face the defending Camden Conference champions Minneota.


KMS17 25 18 12

DB25 22 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Katarina Kuhlmann 10-14-1, Kylie Schuelke 15-16-1

Kills: Justine Lee 13, Kelly Husby 13, Kuhlmann 8, Nichole Jurgenson 8

Digs: Schuelke 22, J. Lee 15

Set assists: Andrea Lee 24, Justine Flattum 18

Blocks: Husby 1, Flattum 3, Jurgenson 2

Paynesville 3, Yellow Medicine East 0

Yellow Medicine East fell short against Paynesville, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16 Tuesday night at home.

Alexis Peters led the Sting going 7-for-8 from the serving line with two aces, contributing six assists and two digs.

Chyanne Sand, Brooke Blue and Jordan Hinz each picked up five kills for the Sting with the help of 10 assists from Kalli Knudson.

Sand also led YME with two blocks while Hinz, Hailey Enstad and Makayla Drydahl each recorded one.

The Sting are 1-3 overall and travels to BOLD on Thursday night to take on the Warriors.


Paynesville 25 25 25

Yellow Medicine East 21 22 16


Serving: Peters (7-8-2), Madison Hagert (13-13), Knudson (6-6), Marissa Sneller (6-6)

Kills: Sand 5, Blue 5, Hinz 5, Dyrdahl 4, Allie Zieske 2, Rachel Johnson 2, Enstad 2

Digs: Megan Odegard 8, Hagert 7, Knudson 4, Sneller 4, Blue 4

Set Assists: Sneller 10, Peters 6

Blocks: Sand 2, Hinz 1, Enstad 1, Dyrdahl 1

Hendricks 3, E.C.H.O. 1

The Hendricks volleyball team opened its season with a 14-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 victory over E.C.H.O. Charter Tuesday night.

Sophomore Hailey Teske dominated the floor with 22 digs and eight kills. Anna Digre also knocked down nine kills.

The Grizzlies top servers were Sierra Satterlee (16-for-16) with one ace and Greta Johnson (20-for-20). Brianna Bolish supplied 13 digs in the victory over the Rockets.

Hendricks plays a non-conference battle with Grant,?S.D., Deuel next Tuesday.

Girls Tennis

Pipestone Area 4, Marshall 3

The Marshall girls tennis team went to the wire with Pipestone area on Tuesday, falling to the Arrows 4-3 in Southwest Conference play.

“There are a lot of fresh players this year,” said Marshall head coach Tony Alberts. “They are just developing and getting some experience.”

Senior Jenna Gannott started the Tigers with a win at No. 1 singles, defeating Veronica Johnson 6-4, 6-4.

After falling at the remaining single matches, Marshall claimed the top two doubles spots to even up the duel.

Rachel Landmark and Brittany Soupir defeated Kayla Woelber and Sarah Woelber 6-3, 6-1 while Megan Naughton and Crista Schultze beat Maya Bledsoe and Victoria Vanessen 6-3, 6-4.

“We are playing, we are winning games and we are scoring a lot of points in doubles,” Alberts said. “The development is happening, we are just waiting for the wins to fall into line.”

The Tigers will be in action again on Saturday when they host their home tournament.



No. 1 – Jenna Gannott (M) def. Veronica Johnson 6-4, 6-4

No. 2 – Nicole Scotting (PA) def. Tori St. Aubin 7-5, 6-3

No. 3 – Abby Steffan (PA) def. Linnea Bader 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 – Lauren Lapthorn (PA) def. Sara Schroeder 6-0, 6-1


No. 1 – Rachel Landmark/Brittany Soupir (M) def. Kayla Woelber/Sarah Woelber 6-3, 6-1

No. 2 – Meghan Naughton/Crista Schultze (M) def. Maya Bledsoe and Victoria Vanessen 6-3, 6-4

No. 3 – Kristen Houg/Rachel Skyberg Cheyenne DeMuth/Rafaella Holouka 6-4, 6-1

JV Football

Luverne 26, Marshall 18

After holding an 18-6 lead at halftime, the Marshall junior varsity football team allowed Luverne to score 20 unanswered points in the second half, falling to Luverne 26-18.

The Tigers were led by running back Matt Thompson, who scored all three of Marshall’s first quarter touchdowns, all on short runs.

The Tigers will be in action again on September 16, when they play host to Worthington.


Statistics for these games can

be found on the Marshall Independent’s website at www.marshallindependent.com