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Area Volleyball: Aitkin defeats Crosby for fourth straight win

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

AITKIN — Jenae Herron’s 11 digs helped the Aitkin Gobblers snap up their fourth consecutive victory with a 3-0 sweep of the Crosby-Ironton Rangers — who have lost their last five games — in a non-conference match Monday.

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Kassie Kokesh had 13 set assists for Aitkin.

Crosby-Ironton 18 13 18

Aitkin 25 25 25

Aitkin statistics

Ashley Handt 1 kill, 1 block

Bailey Nordean 2 ace serves, 7 kills, 8 digs

Mikayla Michaletz 2 ace serves, 4 kills, 6 blocks, 5 digs

Jenae Herron 2 ace serves, 5 kills, 11 digs

Chelsea Coombs 2 ace serves, 5 set assists

Kassie Kokesh 2 ace serves, 3 kills, 13 set assists

Dacia Sjolund 1 kill

Melissa Paulson 3 ace serves, 2 kills, 1 block

Overall: A 7-5; C-I3-12. Next: Aitkin at Hinckley-Finlayson 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Crosby-Ironton at Pillager 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pine River-Backus 3, Swanville 2

SWANVILLE — Megan Felthous had 14 kills for the Pine River-Backus Tigers as they beat Swanville 3-2 in Monday’s non-conference match.

Liz Downie had 11 kills, Brittany Kelley had 13 kills and Journee Howard offered 34 set assists for the Tigers.

Swanville 25 20 19 25 12

Pine River-Backus 22 25 25 23 15

Pine River-Backus statistics

Journee Howard 3 ace serves, 2 kills, 1 block, 34 set assists, 4 digs

Meg Stevenson 1 kill

Allison Holm 2 kills, 1 block, 1 dig

Kelsey Schwartz 1 ace serve, 1 set assist, 3 digs

Liz Downie 4 ace serves, 11 kills, 1 dig

Brittany Kelley 1 ace serve, 13 kills, 3 digs

Megan Felthous 14 kills, 1 block, 2 set assists, 4 digs

Lexi Smith 2 digs

Overall: PRB 9-4. Next: Pine River-Backus at Park Rapids 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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