VOLLEYBALL: Canby, Minneota, MCC claim volleyball matches

With a sweep of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg the Canby Lancer picked up their first win of the 2013 volleyball season, defeating the Saints 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 in Canby on Thursday.

Abbi Denekamp led the Lancers with a perfect 25-for-25 night serving, complete with four aces. Denekamp, a sophomore setter for Canby, also recorded 17 set assists in the win. Eighth-grader Abbey Pederson had 13 set assists as well for the Lancers, who were led by six kills apiece for Ricki Kallhoff and Alayna Pederson. Kallhoff also had four ace blocks, while Alayna Pederson chipped in a pair. Dani Kontz picked up 33 digs on the night.

Canby (1-2 overall, 1-1 Camden Conference) returns to action tonight at the Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall, opening against their hosts and Class AA No. 1 ranked Marshall at 5 p.m. at the Marshall High School.


KMS19 23 23

Canby25 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Ricki Kallhoff 17-17-2, Abbi Denekamp 25-25-4

Kills: Alayna Pederson 6, Kallhoff 6, Brook Bauman 7

Digs: Dani Kontz 33, Tara Kockelman 13

Set assists: Denekamp 17, Abbey Pederson 13

Blocks: Kallhoff 4, Al. Pederson 2

RCW 3, Lakeview 0

The Lakeview Lakers were unable to shake off an injury to setter Makana Barker in the first set against Renville County West on Thursday, ultimately falling in straight sets 25-12, 25-15, 25-21.

Barker, who missed much of 2012 with injury, did not return after hurting her thumb early. Madi Nelson recorded eight set assists in her stead. Brianna Hoffman led the Lakers with five kills and three blocks in the match, while Rachel Kurtenbach had a team-best 9-for-10 night serving with an ace. Briatta Buntjer picked up 22 digs in defeat.

The Lakers (1-3 overall, 0-2 Camden Conference) head to Westbrook on Saturday to compete in the Westbrook-Walnut Grove tournament before traveling to Wabasso on Monday for a match against the Rabbits.


RCW25 25 25

Lakeview12 15 21


Serving: Katie Timm 6-6-1, Rachel Kurtenbach 9-10-1, Amanda Jeseritz 6-7-0

Kills: Brianna Hoffman 5, Kurtenbach 4, Timm 4, Jeseritz 3

Digs: Briatta Buntjer 22, Madi Nelson 8, Samara Plotz 6

Set assists: Nelson 8

Blocks: Hoffman 3, Brooklyn Hartle 2, Kurtenbach 1

Minneota 3, D-B 0

In a rematch of the 2012 Camden Conference title game and Section 3A-North final, the Minneota Vikings again needed just three sets to dispatch of the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks in Minneota on Thursday 25-16, 25-19, 25-19.

Molly Hennen led the Vikings attack with 19 kills and also picked up a pair of blocks, while Taylor Reiss slammed home 17 kills and recorded 10 digs. Shelby Corbin led Minneota with 16 digs to go with her seven kills, while Megan Larson racked up 40 set assists in the win.

Katarina Kuhlmann led the Blackjacks in defeat, finishing 12 of 14 serving with an ace, knocked down nine kills and picked up nine digs. Andrea Lee had a team-high 16 set assists and Kelly Husby recorded three ace blocks in the match.

Dawson-Boyd (3-1 overall, 1-1 Camden) is back in action on Monday at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley. Minneota (3-0, 2-0), meanwhile, will participate in the Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall on Friday and Saturday, beginning play at 5 p.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University against the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars.


Dawson-Boyd16 19 19

Minneota25 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): D-Katarina Kuhlmann 12-14-1; M-Molly Hennen 13-13-0, Taylor Reiss 13-17-2, Kalley Kloos 6-7-0, Payton Boerboom 12-14-1, Shelby Corbin 12-14-1, Megan Larson 6-8-0

Kills: D-Kuhlmann 9, Justine Lee 7; M-Hennen 19, Reiss 17, Corbin 7, Larson 5

Digs: D-Kylie Schuelke 12, Kuhlmann 9; M-Corbin 16, Larson 14, Reiss 10, Boerboom 8

Set assists: D-Andrea Lee 16, Justine Flattum 10; M-Larson 40

Blocks: D-Kelly Husby 3; M-Hennen 2, Krista Maeyaert 2, Reiss 1

RRC 3, HBC 0

Mikaela Smith served seven aces and tallied 20 set assists in Red Rock Central’s 3-0 Red Rock Conference volleyball victory over Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday night in Hills, 25-9, 25-10, 25-15.

Smith was 18 of 19 at the service line and also recorded two ace blocks in the win. Cassandra Erickson, Melanie Kedl and Olivia Bitner each had six kills for the Falcons in the win, while Brooke Rasmussen picked up 19 digs.

Hills-Beaver Creek was led by Kelli Esselink’s five kills and 5.5 blocks.

Red Rock Central improves to 3-1 on the season (1-0 Red Rock) and returns to action on Tuesday at Worthington for a non-conference matchup.


RRC25 25 25

HBC 9 10 15


Serving (good-att-aces): R-Mikaela Smith 18-19-7, Brooke Rasmussen 16-16-3, Olivia Bitner 12-12-2; H-N/A

Kills: R-Cassandra Erickson 6, Melanie Kedl 6, Bitner 6; H-Kelli Esselink 5

Digs: R-Rasmussen 19; H- Tori Bork 10, Madison Fick 5

Set assists: R-Smith 20; H-Megan Westrum 6, Marssa Kracht 5

Blocks: R-Kedl 3, Smith 2; H-Esselink 5.5


Russell-Tyler-Ruthton made quick work of its Camden Conference volleyball match with conference newcomer Lac qui Parle Valley, sweeping the Eagles 25-7, 25-7, 25-20 in Tyler on Thursday.

Janel Wichern had 10 kills to lead the Knights attack to go with six digs, three blocks and a 11 of 12 night serving with three aces. Anna Madsen recorded a team-high eight digs, while Destinee Strand had 13 set assists. Dana Schaefer picked up four ace blocks as well.

The Knights (3-1 overall, 2-0 Camden) are back in action tonight as they take on Class AAA second-ranked Chaska as part of the Molten Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall.


LQPV 7 7 20

RTR25 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Destinee Strand 15-16-1, Amanda Petersen 15-16-1, Janel Wichern 11-12-3

Kills: Wichern 10, Nicole Enemark 8, Dana Schaefer 5

Digs: Anna Madsen 8, Justine Possail 7, Wichern 6

Set assists: Strand 13

Blocks: Schaefer 4, Wichern 3

MCC 3, WWG 1

Jade Giese was electric from the service line during a 3-1 win for the Murray County Central Rebels over the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers on Thursday in Slayton. Giese was 30 of 31 with three aces and also chipped in 22 set assists and 20 digs for the Rebels as they won 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 26-24.

Kristi Bose also stood out for the Rebels knocking down 21 kills and leading the Rebels with 29 digs and five ace blocks. Libero Hannah Schmidt added 27 digs and setter Paris Thomas had a 27-assists, 12-dig night for MCC.

Dayna Comnick provided 18 kills, 26 digs and was 15 of 16 serving for WWG in defeat. Abby Herding was 14-for-15 serving with four aces and also recorded 32 set assists to go with her 11 digs.

WWG (1-2 overall, 0-1 Red Rock Conference) is back in action on Saturday, hosting its home invitational in Westbrook. MCC (2-1, 1-0), meanwhile, resumes play on Tuesday with a non-conference road trip to Luverne.


Yellow Medicine East volleyball team fell in three sets 25-21, 25-10, 25-6 at BOLD on Thursday.

The Sting were able to collect 24 digs with five apiece from Megan Odegard, Marissa Sneller and Makayla Dyrdahl.

Chyanne Sand, Jordan Hinz and Hailey Enstad each knocked down three kills.

Sand was also blocks leader with three while Alexis Peters chipped in eight assists.

The Sting were consistant from the serving line with Madison Hagert and Hailey Enstad going 6-for-6, Marissa Sneller 5-for-5 and Drydahl 8-for-10 with one ace.

YME competes today in the Southwest Minnesota Challenge in Marshall.


YME 21 10 6

BOLD 25 25 25


Serving: YME (Hagert 6-6-0, Sneller 5-5-0, Drydahl 8-10-1).

Kills: YME (Sand 3, Hinz 3, Enstad 3).

Digs: YME (Odegard 5, Sneller 5, Dyrdahl 5).

Assists:YME (Peters 8).

Blocks:YME (Sand 3).

TMB 3, Lincoln HI 0

TMB remained undefeated at 3-0 with a 25-8, 25-11, 25-4 victory over the Lincoln Hi on Thursday.

The Panthers stunned the Rebels with 31 aces with 10 from Kassidy Pryzmus (22-for-22) and Sammie Gervais (16-for-17) contributing nine.

Pryzmus also led the team with eight kills and six digs in the Panther victory, who received 22 set assists from Gabbie Gervais and one block from Jessie Nelson.

For the Rebels (0-2 overall), Morgan Citterman racked up three kills, six digs, four assists and one block to lead the team. Alyssa Otto chipped in eight assists and six digs.

Both teams will be back in action this weekend with the Panthers participating in the Southwest Minnesota Challenge and the Rebels at the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Tournament.


Lincoln HI 8 11 4

TMB 25 25 25


Serving: Lincoln HI (Bucholz 6-6-0, Citterman 4-4-0); TMB (Pryzmus 22-22-10, S. Gervais 16-17-9, Stoneberg 15-15-4, Peterson 10-11-4, Lanoe 7-7-4).

Kills: Lincoln HI (Citterman 3, Taylor 2); TMB (Pryzmus 8, Lanoe 6, G. Gervais 4, Nelson 4).

Digs: Lincoln HI (Otto 6, Citterman 6); TMB (Pryzmus 6, Peterson 5, Stoneberg 5).

Assists: Lincoln HI (Otto 8, Citterman 4); TMB (G. Gervais 22).

Blocks: Lincoln HI (Jerzak 1, Citterman 1); TMB (Nelson 1).