Vikings comeback over pesky Windom PDF Print E-mail

There were nervous times on the bnech. Coach Steph Hennen (right) studied the situation. Sara Maeyaert applauded (4), Rachel Cheadle (5) cheered and assistant coach Jackie Noyes kept the statistics.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisherbench against windom

It looked bleak for Minneota in the first game. Windom Area had a 24-16 lead and an Eagle win appeared likely.

But suddenly, with Haylee Davis at the serving line, the Vikings rolled off nine straight points, tied the game, then took a 25-24 lead. They couldn't hold on, with Windom's Hali Tasler blocking the final shot for a point and 27-25 win.

But Minneota asserted themselves and the next three games, while all hard-fought battles, went to the Vikings — all by the same score, 25-20.

Runners first at Fulda PDF Print E-mail

The Canby-Minneota-Lincoln girls cross country team won the Murray County Central Invite at Fulda Tuesday with 35 points, edging Martin County West with 39.
The boys’ squad was second with 69 while Martin County West took the title with 44 points. There were six teams in the meet.
Minneota’s top runners were Leah Jessen in third at 16:29 with Sariah Cheadle fifth at 17:08 and Ashley Grengs seventh at 17:27.
For the boys, Nick Stoks took second at 17:28 with Luke Jessen in 12th and Wayatt Johansen in 17th place.

Hitters lead Vikings past Panthers PDF Print E-mail

Jennen Hennen slapped the ball past TMB.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisherjenna hit

Minneota got 32 kills from three hitters Tuesday night.

They coasted to a 3-0 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the first of two homecoming week games.

Ashlyn Muhl led the way with 15 kills at the net with Sara Maeyaert adding nine kills and Rachel Cheadle eight.

Minneota had 39 kills in beating the Panthers, 25-19; 25-14 and 25-20.

The Panthers started strong, taking a 10-7 lead in the first game. Then Kelsey Hennen went to the line for Minneota. She served seven straight points, including an ace, and by the time she finished the Vikings had taken control and went on to the 3-0 sweep. Hennen served 16 of 18 with three aces and Katelyn Kack added 15 of 16 serves for points.

Taya Kockelman set the ballup 35 times — helping her squad to the large number of kills.

With TMB's Ashley Daniels patroling the net and hitting the ball well, Minneota had a lot of chances for digs, with Kelsey Hennen digging 14 balls, Haylee Davis 13, Jenna Hennen 10, Kack nine and Kockelman eight. Kockelman led the team with a pair of blocks.

The Vikings are now 13-2 on the year and are undefeated in Camden Conference play. They host section rival Windom at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the homecoming game.


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