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Vikings coast past Lakeview PDF Print E-mail

Sam Hennen was ready to block the ball back against Lakeview (below).

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

Behind 25 "wow" digs, as Coach Steph Hennen hennenblockput it, Kelsey Hennen dug and passed her way through a 3-0 Minneota Viking victory over Lakeview Tuesday night.

Kelsey Hennen, whom her coach calls, "Maybe the best Libero player around", also served 10 of 10 from the line. Minneota beat Lakeview 25-12; 25-14 and 25-13 to run their record to 8-1 this season.

Add in 17 digs from Leah Fadness and you've got a pretty good back row combination that gets the ball to the front row hitters. Fadness also served 12 of 15 with two aces.

Ashlynn Mul is back in the lineup after a knee injury and she socked 12 kills with four blocks to lead the team in both categories.

Kaitlin Bottelberghe served 11 of 12 with one ace and Jenna Hennen was 11 of 13 at the line with two aces. Sam Hennen served 12 of 12 with an ace, had four digs, six kills and two blocks.

 

 

 
Running girls striken by Adrian, again PDF Print E-mail

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Canby-Minneota-Lincoln HI runners on the right are: Leah Jessen, Morgan Merritt, Erin Kamrath and Dana Kraus. Photo for the Mascot by Seth Schmidt, Tracy Headlight-Herald.

 

Second at Marshall
The CML girls lost to Adrian at Marshall Monday, 43-61. Mashall was third with 64 points. It was the second time this last week they lost to Adrian.
Leah Jessen led CML with a second place finish in 15:52. Erin Kamrah was ninth in 16:45; Dana Kraus 12th in 16:55; Morgan Merritt 18th in 17:24 nd Chelsea Deslauierrs 22nd in 17:37.
In the girls JV, 4,000-meters, Calleen McNeill of Minneota was 42nd. Meghan Travis of Minneota was 19th in the junior high race.
Team scores: 1.Adrian 43; CML 61; Marshall 64; Windom 111; Redwood Falls 115; Springfield-Cedar Mountain 153; Lakeview 178, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 189.

THE BOYS finished fourth with 102 points. Adrian also won the boys event with 37 points.
Nick Stoks led the boys in 6th in 17:29. The other top five runners were: Luke Jessen in 16th at 18:35; Levi Citrowse in 26th in 19:21; Michael schmidt in 31st at 20:02 and John Deslauriers in 34th at 20:02.

Team scores: 1.Adrian 37; 2. Marshall 75; 3. Redwood Valley 92; 4. CML 102; 5. TMB 120; 6. MCC 123; 7. Windom 153; 8. SCM 197.

 
Willmar coach a native son PDF Print E-mail

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ON THE BENCH by Byron Higgin, Publisher

 

The new Willmar High School varsity football coach is Jon Konold, son of Doug and Jeannette Konold of Minneota.
Konold’s Cardinals beat Bemidji in the season opener.
Last year, before Konold took the reigns at Willmar, the Cardinals won just two football games.
Konold came from Mankato West, where he was the offensive coordinator of the state champion Scarletts.
He’s previously coached in Austin, MN and in Texas.
His sister, Dodie Derynck is the mother of Viking starting quarterback Sam Derynck and Ben Dery nck, the recent Minneota Golf Club champion.
Since Willmar plays the same night as Sam, it’s doubtful Jon Konold will get many chances to see his nephew quarterback the Minneota Vikings.

MINNEOTA runner Kathryn Anundson, who ran in the state cross country meet last year for Canby-Minneota, is a member of the Minnesota State Mavericks Women’s Cross Country team in Mankato, MN.
The team’s first meet was the Oz Invitational in Minneapolis last weekend.
Anundson is hoping to make the top seven runners on the Maverick squad so she can run in all the team’s meets this year.

ASHLYNN MUHL of Minneota sat out the Vikings two varsity games this week against KMS and R-T-R.
She has a sore knee. The team rolled to three-game wins in each match  to make it nine straight games in three matches.
It was a good time for Muhl to rest her knee.
With Muhl out of the lineup, the Viking have been getting some nice net play from Haylee Davis and starter Rachel Cheadle has stepped up her game.
On top of that, Kaitlin Bottelberghe has become a reliable server coming off the bench for Minneota.

AT THE start of the volleyball season Viking Coach Steph Hennen predicted Canby would have a good girls’ volleyball team.
The Lancer girls rolled up a 4-0 record without losing a game and should be a top contender in the Camden Conference along with the Vikings.
Canby and Minneota will have a showdown on Thursday, Oct. 8th when the Lancers come to Minneota.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jon Anderson of Minneota — the new season champion of the X-Treme Bullriding event.
What made it so special for Jon was to win at home Sunday night in Minneota.

 
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