Area Volleyball: C-I Rangers win third-straight title at Pine City

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PINE CITY—Michaela Stangel tallied 21 kills, 23 digs, six ace serves and four blocks to help the Crosby-Ironton Rangers win four-straight matches and capture their third consecutive championship at the Pine City Tournament Saturday, Sept. 8.

Mya Decent led C-I in kills with 25, and Caitlyn Gutzman scooped up 58 digs for the Rangers.

Team scores:

C-I def Pine City 2-0

C-I def Moose Lake- WIllow River 2-0

C-I def Hinckley-Finlayson 2-0

C-I def East Central 2-0

Crosby-Ironton statistics

Bailey Potter 1 ace serve, 16 kills, 3 blocks, 2 dgs

Jacey Rydberg 9 ace serves, 7 kills, 2 blocks, 36 set assists, 11 digs

Jordan Papenfuss 1 ace serve, 15 set assist, 5 digs

Marlee Zender 2 ace serves, 1 kill, 33 set assists, 14 digs

Caitlyn Gutzman 15 ace serves, 58 digs

Danielle Rydberg 17 ace serves, 6 kills, 25 digs

Madison Midthun 2 digs

Michaela Stangel 6 ace serves, 21 kills, 4 blocks, 23 digs

Abby Arneson 10 kills, 1 block, 1 dig

Mya Decent 2 ace serves, 25 kills, 3 blocks, 4 digs

Next: C-I at Pillager 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

PRB wins Pine and Lakes

PEQUOT LAKES—Bailey Wynn slammed 32 kills, four ace serves and four blocks and recorded 12 digs for Pine River-Backus and the Tigers won the Pine and Lakes Tournament Saturday, Sept. 8.

Rylie Hirschey completed 77 set assists, 14 digs, and five ace serves for 7-1 Tigers.

Britt Kratochvil tallied 26 kills, 25 digs and four blocks for Pequot Lakes as the Patriots finished the tournament 3-1, losing only to Melrose. Lydia Hubbard contributed 16 kills, 14 digs and 10 blocks for the Patriots.

Team Scores:

Melrose def PL 2-0

PL def Onamia 2-0

PL def Aitkin 2-1

PL def Menahga 2-0

Pequot Lakes statistics

Gretta Harmala 2 kills, 1 block

Chloe Seeling 3 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks, 1 set assist

Mirjana Ganley 8 kills, 22 digs, 1 block, 6 ace serves

Britt Kratochvil 26 kills, 25 digs, 4 blocks

Elle Olmscheid 5 kills, 4 digs, 6 blocks

Maddie Morrison 1 kill, 4 digs

Mariah Rickard 1 set assist, 32 digs, 13 ace serves

Arianna Merta 7 digs, 1 ace

Phoebe Glenn 13 digs, 25 set assists, 1 ace serve

Jenna Elfering 2 kills, 7 digs, 2 ace serve

Kate Bolz-Andolshek 12 kills, 5 digs, 5 blocks

Lydia Hubbard 16 kills, 14 digs, 10 blocks, 4 ace serves

Rita Ganley 5 digs, 43 set assist, 2 ace serve

Catherine Ganley 1 kill, 5 digs

Ella Pfeiffer 1 kill, 8 digs

Next: Pierz at Pequot Lakes 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

Team Scores:

PRB def Menahga 2-0

PRB def Spectrum 2-0

PRB def Melrose 2-0

PRB def Sebeka 2-0

Pine River-Backus statistics

Hannah Barchus 2 set assist

Gabby Rainwater 16 digs, 22 kills, 7 blocks

Bailey Wynn 12 digs, 32 kills, 4 blocks, 4 ace serves

Anna Downie 2 digs, 1 kill, 1 block

Ellie Smith 1 ace serve

Anna Felthous 4 set assists, 3 digs, 6 kills, 1 block

Jaime Johnson 2 set assists, 10 digs, 15 kills, 1 block, 4 ace serves

Olivia Adkins 1 set assist, 18 digs, 10 kills, 1 block , 3 ace serves

Rylie Hirschey 77 set assists, 14 digs, 3 kills, 1 block, 5 ace serves

Emma Barchus 3 set assists, 20 digs, 13 ace serves

Overall: PRB 7-1. Next: Pine River-Backus at Park Rapids 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

Verndale finishes 3-1

BROWERVILLE—Morgan Glenz walloped 45 kills and picked up 30 digs as the Verndale Pirates finished 3-1 at the Browerville Tournament Saturday, Sept. 8.

Verndale defeated Browerville, Henning and Brandon-Evansville 2-0, but fell to New York Mills 2-0.

Alyssa Thompson tallied 15 kills and 33 digs for the 6-1 Pirates.

Team Scores

Verndale def Browerville 2-0

New York Mills def Verndale 2-0

Verndale def Brandon-Evansville 2-0

Verndale def Henning 2-0

Verndale statistics

Allison Olsson 8 kills, 10 blocks, 6 digs

Alyssa Thompson 6 ace serves, 15 kills, 5 set assists, 33 digs

Mardi Ehrmantraut 2 ace serves, 7 kills, 1 block, 61 set assists 19 digs

Morgan Glenz 1 ace serve, 45 kills, 1 set assist, 30 digs

Tess Jones 2 ace serves, 4 kills, 2 blocks, 12 set assists, 39 digs

Sarah Barrett 3 ace serves, 12 kills, 3 blocks, 1 set assist, 12 digs

Molly Brownlow 2 ace serves, 1 kill, 1 set assist, 27 digs

Overall: V 6-1. Next: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Verndale 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.