PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Falcons, Chargers advance

LAMBERTON – The Red Rock Central volleyball team defeated Edgerton in three games to advance from the first round of the Class A Section 3 South DivisionTournament on Monday.

The Falcons (15-10) defeated the Flying Dutchmen 28-26, 25-12 and 25-14.

Cassandra Erickson recorded 13 kills and nine digs for RRC while Brook Rasmussen was 15-for-15 with four aces serving. She also had six digs. Mikaela Smith came away with 29 set assists to go with eight digs in the win.

The Falcons will travel to Windom on Friday to face Murray County Central in the second round of the section tournament.

Edgerton26 12 14

Red Rock Central28 25 25


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Red Rock Central (Brooke Rasmussen 15-15-4, Rachel Kedl 10-10-2, Melanie Kedl 7-7-2).

KILLS – Red Rock Central (Cassandra Erickson 13, Olivia Bittner 10, R. Kedl 5).

DIGS – Red Rock Central (Erickson 9, Mikaela Smith 8, Rasmussen 6).

SET ASSISTS – Red Rock Central (Smith 29).

BLOCKS (SOLO-ASSISTED) – Red Rock Central (M. Kedl 3-2, Smith 0-2).


RECORD – Edgerton (1-24-1 overall); Red Rock Central (15-10 overall).

NEXT MATCH – Red Rock Central plays Murray County Central in a Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament semifinal match Friday at Windom Area High School).

WWG 3, HBC 0

WESTBROOK – Dayna Comnick nearly had a double-double as seventh-seeded Westbrook-Walnut Grove swept tenth-seeded Hills-Beaver Creek 25-11, 25-11, 25-14 in a Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament first round match Monday.

Comnick posted 16 kills, nine assists and went 12 of 12 at the serving line with two aces.

Madison Takle was the Chargers’ serving star with seven aces on a 20 of 20 effort. She added five kills. Elizabeth Woelber led WWG with 12 digs and Abby Herding set up 32 assists.

Westbrook-Walnut Grove, which improved to 16-12 overall, plays second-seeded Southwestern United (24-4) in the semifinal round Friday at Windom Area High School.

Hills-Beaver Creek11 11 14

Westbrook-Walnut Grove25 25 25


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Madison Takle 20-20-7, Dayna Comnick 12-12-2, Mariah Olson 7-7-1).

KILLS – Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Dayna Comnick 16, Cassidy Mischke 9, Madison Takle 5).

DIGS – Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Elizabeth Woelber 12, Dayna Comnick 9).

SET ASSISTS – Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Abby Herding 32).

BLOCKS – Westbrook-Walnut Grove (none).


RECORD – Hills-Beaver Creek (7-17 overall); Westbrook-Walnut Grove (16-12 overall).

NEXT MATCH – Westbrook-Walnut Grove plays Southwestern United in a Class A Section 3 Tournament semifinal round match Friday at Windom Area High School.

Section 3

North Division


Canby 0

CANBY – Class A Section 3 North Tournament No. 9-seeded Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg got the best of No. 8 seed Canby in the first round of volleyball playoff action Monday.

The Fighting Saints swept the Lancers 25-18, 25-18, 25-21.

Tara Kockelman led Canby from the serving line, going 11-for-11 with two aces in addition to adding 11 digs. Rachel Jessen contributed a team-high 23 digs, while Alayna Pederson had 10 kills and four ace blocks. Brook Bauman went 12-for-14 serving with two aces and had eight kills. Abbi Denekamp and Abbey Pederson each chipped in 14 set assists.

KMS25 25 25

Canby18 18 21


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Canby (Tara Kockelman 11-11-2, Brook Bauman 12-14-2, Rachel Jessen 10-12-2, Abbey Pederson 8-9-0, Jenna Kockelman 7-7-0, Abbi Denekamp 5-6-0).

KILLS – Canby (Alayna Pederson 10, Bauman 8, Laurie Hopp 8, Hayley Varcoe 2).

DIGS – Canby (Jessen 23, T. Kockelman 11, Denekamp 9, Hopp 9, Bauman 6).

SET ASSISTS – Canby (Denekamp 14, Abbey Pederson 14).

BLOCKS (SOLO-ASSISTED) – Canby (Alayna Pederson 4).


RECORD – KMS (10-14 overall); Canby (8-21 overall).

NEXT MATCH – KMS plays No. 1 seed Minneota in the Class A Section 3 North Division Tournament at 6 p.m. Friday at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Renville Co. West 3,

Yellow Med. East 0

RENVILLE – The Yellow Medicine East volleyball team ended its season in the first round of the Section 3A volleyball tournament with a loss to Renville County West.

Chyanne Sand led the Sting with seven kills and four blocks. Kalli Knudson had 10 set assists and three ace serves while Madison Hagert was 11-for-11 with an ace serve and collected 11 digs.

YME finished its season with a 6-20 record.

Yellow Medicine East23 19 20

Renville County West25 25 25


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Yellow Medicine East (Kalli Knudson 7-9-3, Madison Hagert 11-11-1, Brooke Blue 5-7-2).

KILLS – Yellow Medicine East (Chyanne Sand 7, Makayla Dyrdahl 6, Jordan Hinz 4).

DIGS – Yellow Medicine East (Hagert 11, Hinz 6, Megan Odegard 4).

SET ASSISTS – Yellow Medicine East (Knudson 10, Alexis Peters 7).

BLOCKS (SOLO) – Yellow Medicine East (Sand 4, Hailey Enstad 2).


RECORD – Yellow Medicine East (6-20 overall); Renville County West (13-15-2 overall).

NEXT MATCH – Yellow Medicine East (season complete).

Lakeview 3,


COTTONWOOD – Class A Section 3 North Division Tournament No. 7-seeded Lakeview earned a 26-24, 25-21, 25-22 sweep against No. 10-seeded Lac Qui Parle Valley in first round action Monday night.

Briana Hoffman led the Lakers’ offense with 14 kills and added two ace blocks, while Madi Nelson chipped in nine kills and one ace block. Briatta Buntjer led the defense with 13 digs, while Bailey Buntjer had 10.

Bailey Buntjer also went 10-for-10 with four ace serves, while Nelson was 14-for-15 with an ace. Sadie Stelter went 11-for-12 with two aces and also contributed six kills and 17 set assists. Makana Barker added 20 set assists.

Lac Qui Parle Valley24 21 22

Lakeview26 25 25


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Lakeview (Sadie Stelter 11-12-2, Madi Nelson 14-15-1, Bailey Buntjer 10-10-4).

KILLS – Lakeview (Brianna Hoffman 14, Nelson 9, Stelter 6).

DIGS – Lakeview (Briatta Buntjer 13, Bailey Buntjer 10, Stelter 4).

SET ASSISTS – Lakeview (Makana Barker 20, Stelter 17).

BLOCKS (SOLO) – Lakeview (Hoffman 2, Nelson 1).


RECORD – Lac Qui Parle Valley (5-19 overall); Lakeview (14-11-2 overall).

NEXT MATCH – Lakeview advances to play No. 2-seed Central Minnesota Christian School in a Class A Section 3 North Division Tournament semifinal round match at 6 p.m. Friday in Montevideo.


Lincoln HI 0

CLARA CITY – The Lincoln HI volleyball team was swept by MACCRAY on Monday night in the first round of the Section 3A North Tournament.

The Wolverines defeated the Rebels 25-8, 25-12, 25-12 to advance to face the third seed Russell-Tyler-Ruthton on Friday.

Morgan Citterman was 9-for-9 serving, had seven digs and six set assists. Maranda Jerzak had two kills and three blocks in the loss.

Lincoln HI ends the season with a 4-23 record.

Lincoln HI8 12 12

MACCRAY25 25 25


SERVING (MADE-ATTEMPTED-ACES) – Lincoln HI (Morgan Citterman 9-9-0, Alex DeSmet 6-6-0).

KILLS – Lincoln HI (Maranda Jerzak 2).

DIGS – Lincoln HI (Citterman 7, Jordan Bucholz 5, Heidi Pavek 3).

SET ASSISTS – Lincoln HI (Citterman 6, Otto 5).

BLOCKS – Lincoln HI (Jerzak 3, Alyssa Otto 2).


RECORD – Lincoln HI (4-23 overall); MACCRAY (12-10 overall).

NEXT MATCH – Lincoln HI (season complete); MACCRAY (advances to play No. 3-seed Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in a Class A Section 3 North Division Tournament semifinal round match at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Montevideo)