Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
West Central Conference Meet
SAUK CENTRE – Benson/KMS boys and Minnewaska girls are champions following West Central Conference meet from the Sauk Centre Golf Course on Thursday.
The Mainstreeters Brandon Kampsen and the Lakers Kierra Wilmes were individual champs, with Wilmes edging teammates Olivia Danielson and Lauren Ankeny who were second and third.
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta’s Hailey Werk finished in fourth place, while the Tigers took fifth as a team. Melrose and Benson/KMS finished second and third.
Kaylie Raths finished 18th for the Tigers, Ana Backman and Isabel Fynboh were 20th and 21st.
Thomas Tiernan was the top Tiger boys finisher in 12th place, Gavin Stallman was 14th and Matthew Giese took 15th place.
As a team the Tiger boys were fifth, Melrose and Minnewaska were second and third.
Section 6A Semifinals
(2) Minnewaska 6, (3) MACA/WCA 1
No. 1 – Alissa Thorfinnson def. Abbigail Athey 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 – Addy Randt def. Katelyn Wehking 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
No. 3 – Annika Randt def. Katie Messner 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 – Leah Hagen def. Tasha Koehl 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 – Maddie Thorfinnson/Olivia Richards def. Greta Hentges/Lakia Manska 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 – Zoey Elwood,/Ally Mogard def. Breanna Schmidgall/Brynna Olson 6-4, 6-0
No. 3 – Kjersten Nibbe/Hope Sperr def. Grace Jensen/Olivia Bleick 6-3, 6-3
(1) Osakis 7, (4) Benson/KMS 0
Section 6A Consolation
LQPV/DB 7, Yellow Medicine East 0
Sauk Centre 3, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 1
SAUK CENTRE – Sauk Centre picked up where left off in 2019 against West Central Conference opponents with victory over Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta in the season opener Thursday 25-12, 23-25, 25-13, 25-18.
The Tigers were battling from behind most of the night, with the Mainstreeters jumping out to early leads and fending off spurts by the Tigers.
LaRae Kram led the Tigers with eight digs, five kills and eight assists, Sophia Carlsen had five kills, Brienna Dybdahl had eight digs and Emma Bowman added four blocks.
Jenna Gapinski-Vogt led all players with 12 kills, Sara Kampsen, Claire Neubert and Jackie Middendorf each had six. Madeline Nelson had nine digs for the Streeters.
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 3, Rothsay 0
GRACEVILLE – The CGB Wolverines opened their 2020 season with a sweep of Rothsay 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 on Thursday in Graceville.
The Wolverines were led by Jessica Moberg with 11 kills, nine assists and nine digs.
Lora Botker had nine assists with seven kills and six digs, Reanna Ward added eight kills. Ward, Lily Murphy and Emma Wulff were a combined 47-49 serving with nine aces.
Brandon-Evansville 3, Underwood 1
EVANSVILLE – Brandon-Evansville used solid serving and defense to earn a four-set victory over Underwood on Thursday in Evansville, 25-14, 19-25, 25-20, 25-19.
The Chargers were led by Bailey Schaefer who had 19 kills and 11 digs. Korrie Randt racked up 39 assists with five aces, Makenna Pattrin had eight kills with six digs, Gretchen Bredberg added eight digs.
Battle Lake 3 West Central Area 0
BATTLE LAKE – Battle Lake swept West Central Area in their opener 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.
Morgan Stark led the Knights with 10 kills, Macy Grosz had 19 assists, Kaitlyn Hansen added nine digs.
Melrose 3, Minnewaska 1
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 3, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 0
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 3, Ashby 0
Parkers Prairie 3, Hancock 0