Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Sec. 3AA-North Quarterfinals
(2) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 3, (7) Minnewaska 0
MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta earned a sweep of Minnewaska to advance to the section 3AA-North semifinals on Thursday.
The Tigers pulled away late to take the first set 25-16, and trailed 20-19 in set two before scoring the last six points to win 25-20.
In set three the Lakers jumped out to a 10-5 lead, but Mackenzie Stahman’s serving helped the Tigers scored 20 of the next 25 points, winning 25-15.
Lexi Pew paced the Tigers with eight kills and six blocks, Bailey Marty had five kills, Riley Decker added nine digs and LaRae Kramm tallied 10 assists.
The Tigers are 17-7 and will host Eden Valley-Watkins on Tuesday at the Tiger Center.
Ellie Danielson had eight kills for the Lakers who end the year 9-15.
(3) Eden Valley-Watkins 3, (6) Montevideo 0
(5) Litchfield 3, (4) New London-Spicer 0
Sec. 3AA-South Quarterfinals
(1) Marshall 3, (8) Worthington 0
(2) Jackson County Central 3, (7) St. James Area 0
(3) Redwood Valley 3, (6) New Ulm 1
(5) Luverne 3, (4) Pipestone 2
Sec. 6A-South Quarterfinals
(3) Brandon-Evansville 3, (6) Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 1
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville climbed out of a deep hole to earn a four-set win over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross to advance to the 6A-South semifinals.
After the Warriors took the first set 25-21, they were on the brink of a taking a 2-0 lead with a 23-16 advantage in the second set, but the Chargers called a timeout to regroup, and came back strong to steal the set 26-24.
The Chargers took the third set 25-16, earning the win with a back-n-forth win in the fourth 25-23.
Bailey Schaefer had 18 kills, Mikenna Pattrin added 13, and Madison Quinn recorded 42 assists. The Chargers move to 19-6 and will face Henning at 7:30 from Barrett on Friday.
The Warriors season ends with a mark of 14-14.
(1) Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3, (8) West Central Area 0
GRACEVILLE – Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley came back from a big deficit in the first set, and used that momentum to roll to a sweep of West Central Area 25-23, 25-8, 25-22.
The Wolverines trailed 18-10 before taking 15 of the next 20 in the first.
CGB served 72-72 on the night and got 11 kills from Emma Botker, 19 assists from Lora Botker with Tylaina Issendorf adding 17, and Mataiah Turner added eight kills, 16 digs, and three blocks.
The Wolverines are 23-4 and face Underwood on Friday. The Knights season ends with a record of 10-14.
(2) Henning 3, (7) Parkers Prairie 0
(4) Underwood 3, (5) Breckenridge 0
Sec. 6A-North Quarterfinals
(1) New York Mills 3, (8) NCE/UH 0
(4) Pelican Rapids 3, (5) Park Christian 0
(2) Barnesville 3, (7) Sebeka 0
(3) Wadena/Deer Creek 3, (6) Menahga 0
Section 6A Meet
NEW LONDON – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta will send four runners to the state cross country meet after their performances on Thursday at the section 6A meet in New London.
The Tiger boys took third place as a team finishing 3:16 behind section champion West Central Area. Staples finished as the runner-up.
Solomon Johnson took eighth and Noah Stewart was right behind in ninth place and each earned a spot at the state meet.
Emmet Thomas of Staples took medalist honors with the Knights Jacob Bright placing second.
The Tiger girls finished fifth overall, with Maddie and Meredith Carrington earning spots at the state meet.
Maddie took fifth while Meredith was 11th.
West Central Area took runner-up, finishing 40 seconds behind Staples. Lexi Bright took second individually behind Kira Sweeney of Staples, Teagan Nelson was fourth and Ella Van Kempen finished 12th.
Complete results HERE