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AREA VOLLEYBALL: Grand Rapids defeats Rangers

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GRAND RAPIDS — Bailey Swensen aced two serves, notched 17 set assists and added three digs and one kill as Crosby-Ironton was swept by Grand Rapids in its season opener Friday.

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Shania Johnson added eight digs for the Rangers and led the team in kills with three.

Grand Rapids 25 25 25

Crosby-Ironton 6 11 10

Crosby-Ironton statistics

Mariah Melenich 1 kill, 5 digs.

Shania Johnson 3 kills, 1 set assists, 8 digs.

Sam Anderson 1 kill, 1 dig.

Hallie Schmidt 2 kills, 6 digs.

Bailey Swensen 2 ace serves, 1 kill, 17 set assists. 3 digs.

Lisa Knutson 1 kill, 1 set assist, 5 digs.

Kerra Grittner 4 digs.

Overall: C-I 0-1. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Greenway 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Little Falls 1-3

ALBANY — Noelle Kurowski notched four ace serves, 28 kills, and 26 digs as Little Falls beat Watertown-Mayer for its only win at the Albany tournament Friday.

Tristen Zimmerman tallied 32 digs, and Kendra Pohlman added nine aces in the tournament.

Little Falls lost to Albany, Rocori and New London-Spicer.

Match and game scores were unavailable.

Little Falls hosts Thief River Falls at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Aitkin 3, Eveleth-Gilbert 2

EVELETH — Mikayla Michaletz had 12 kills and six blocks as the Aitkin Gobblers beat Eveleth/Gilbert 3-2 in their season opener Thursday night.

Kassie Kokesh was 21-21 serving and Melissa Paulson 14-14 for Aitkin.

Aitkin 24 25 24 25 15

Eveleth-Gilbert 26 23 26 19 13

Aitkin statistics

Kassie Kokesh 3 ace serves

Melissa Paulson 3 ace serves.

Bailey Nordean 8 kills

Jenae Herron 8 kills, 4 blocks.

Mikayla Michaletz 12 kills, 6 blocks.

Overall: A 1-0. Next: Aitkin at Pierz 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Little Falls statistics

Brooke Finch 5 kills, 1.5 blocks, 6 digs.

Emily Suska 3 ace seves, 2 kills, 4 digs.

Jennifer Ronning 4 ace serves, 7 kills, 2.5 blocks, 13 digs.

Katie Schulte 2 kills, 1 block, 3 digs.

Kayla Retka 1 dig.

Kendra Pohlman 9 ace serves, 11 kills, 1 block, 15 digs.

Laura Fregin 4 kills, 2.5 blocks, 4 digs.

Noelle Kurowski 4 ace serves, 28 kills, 26 digs.

Sierra Virning 4 kills, 0.5 blocks, 12 digs.

Stephanie Wardarski 19 digs.

Tristen Zimmerman 2 kills, 32 digs.

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