PREP CLIPBOARD: Volleyball, girls tennis
Volleyball GF Red River 3, Devils Lake 0 Hannah Arason, Kya Glenn, and Keana Burr each tallied five kills to lead Grand Forks Red River past Devils Lake 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday. Mari Rustebakke paced the Roughriders with 14 assists. Alexa...
GF Red River 3,
Devils Lake 0
Hannah Arason, Kya Glenn, and Keana Burr each tallied five kills to lead Grand Forks Red River past Devils Lake 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday.
Mari Rustebakke paced the Roughriders with 14 assists. Alexa Gathman led the Firebirds with seven kills.
“We are doing a better job keeping the ball in system,” said Red River coach Carolyn Olson. “This allows for more creativity on offense and helps get more players involved.”
The Roughriders improve to 21-6 and will play at Fargo North on Saturday.
EGF Senior High 0
HAWLEY, Minn. - Mira Ellefson notched 19 kills to lead Hawley past East Grand Forks Senior High 25-19, 25-20, 25-16 in Minnesota Section 8AA quarterfinals on Thursday.
Brittany Laddusaw contributed 30 assists for the Nuggets. Haylie Carlstrom posted nine kills for the Green Wave.
“We played a tough team and didn’t give up once.” said Senior High coach Sara Schnathorst. “Things just didn’t go our way in the end.”
Senior High ends their season at 6-18.
Jones, Dietrich split first day at State
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Chessa Jones and Emma Dietrich of East Grand Forks Senior High split on day one of the Minnesota State Class A doubles tournament Thursday.
Jones and Dietrich lost their first match to Kayla McIver and Kylee Funk of Foley 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 to start the day.
“We started off a little nervous and lost our very first set 0-6,” said Senior High coach Kyle Hanson. “The girls played very well in their second match and did a great job of keeping their pace. There were some challenges in that match, but we handled them.”
Jones and Dietrich bounced back in their first consolation match as they defeated Renee Warren and Kathryn Burquest of Parkers Prairie 6-3, 6-1.
“We need to be moving a little better today and hopefully see some better footwork,” said Hanson. “The biggest thing is that the nerves are gone and we can just go out there and play tennis.”
Jones and Dietrich will face Katie Mulvey and Elena Turbenson of Trinity (River Ridge) at 8 a.m. at Reed-Sweat Family Tennis.