PINE RIVER — Staples-Motley’s Morgan Becker recorded 12 kills and 22 digs for the Cardinals as they beat the Pine River-Backus Tigers 3-1 Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Leah Bestland recorded 24 set assists, 22 digs and four ace serves in the win for S-M.

Hannah Barchus tallied 10 kills and 15 digs for the Tigers while Claire Dahl recorded 26 digs.



Staples-Motley 25 21 25 25
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Pine River-Backus 14 25 17 11



Pine River-Backus statistics
Hannah Barchus 1 set assist, 15 digs, 10 kills, 4 blocks, 1 ace serve
Chloe Andrus 7 digs, 7 kills, 3 blocks, 2 ace serves
Meagen Irish 4 digs, 5 kills
Alaura Dahl 28 set assists, 11 digs, 1 kill, 2 ace serves
Claire Dahl 26 digs, 6 kills, 3 ace serves
Emily Hanneken 1 set assist, 5 digs, 4 kills, 1 ace serve
Cate Travis 19 digs
Overall: PRB 1-1. Next: Pine River-Backus at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.



Staples-Motley statistics
Leah Bestland 4 ace serves, 24 set assists, 1 kill, 22 digs
Emilya Case 1 set assist, 3 kills, 1 block, 2 digs
Bo Erholtz 6 kills, 4 blocks, 2 digs
Morgan Becker 1 set assist, 12 kills, 22 digs
Grace Jennissen 3 kills, 1 block, 1 dig
Klaire Storry 1 set assist, 6 kills, 1 block, 2 digs
Jayce Kobliska 5 digs
Steffany Sullivan 13 digs
Maggie Claussen 1 ace serve, 2 kills, 29 digs
Overall: SM 3-1. Next: Staples-Motley at Menahga 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.



Verndale 3, Crosby-Ironton 1

VERNDALE — Verndale’s Reagan Ludovissie tallied 12 kills, five blocks and 10 digs for the Pirates as they beat the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 3-1 Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Olivia Olson recorded 10 blocks for the Pirates.

Crosby-Ironton’s Kalli Papenfuss recorded 12 kills, 14 digs, two blocks and two ace serves for the Rangers while Mya Decent registered 19 set assists.



Verndale 26 26 25 25
Crosby-Ironton 28 24 13 12



Crosby-Ironton statistics
Kalli Papenfuss 12 kills, 2 ace serves, 14 digs, 2 blocks
Jada Mitchell 1 set assist, 23 digs
Hannah Pakarinen 8 kills, 2 digs, 6 blocks
Shyann Andrews 6 kills, 1 dig, 1 block
Karlee Ahonen 4 kills, 1 dig, 4 blocks
Mya DeCent 3 kills, 19 set assists, 3 ace serves, 3 digs, 3 blocks
Brynn Hollenhorst 6 kills, 2 ace serves, 14 digs, 2 blocks
Grace Kramer 1 kill, 6 set assists, 2 digs
Overall: C-I 0-1. Next: Crosby-Ironton hosts Pine River-Backus 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.



Verndale statistics
Katie Blaha 6 kills, 5 blocks
Elena Schloemer 3 digs
Madison Schmitz 4 kills, 15 set assists, 6 digs, 1 ace serve
Reagen Ludovissie 12 kills, 5 blocks, 10 digs, 1 ace serve
Mallory Uselman 7 kills, 10 assists, 7 blocks, 1 ace serve
Olivia Olsson 3 kills, 10 blocks, 2 digs, 2 ace
Kendra Captain 2 kills
Aubrey Hess 1 block, 2 digs
Mary Kern 1 dig
Sarah Elfstrum 1 kill
Taylor Johnson 16 digs, 4 ace serves
Overall: V 1-1. Next: Verndale at New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.



Pequot Lakes 3, W-DC 0

WADENA — Pequot Lakes’ Maci Martini tallied 17 kills for the Patriots as they beat the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 3-0 Tuesday, Aug. 31, in a season-opening Section 6-2A matchup.

Kelsi Martini recorded 14 digs and Abi Martin posted 32 set assists for the Patriots.

Payton Gravelle tallied eight kills and three blocks for the Wolverines while Summer Pettit totaled three ace serves.



Wadena-Deer Creek 16 22 15
Pequot Lakes 25 25 25



Pequot Lakes statistics
Abi Martin 32 set assists, 3 dig, 1 block, 1 kill
Camille Haman 2 kills, 1 block
Macy Jackson 1 ace serve
Morgan LaRock 1 kill, 2 digs, 1 ace serve
Isabel Larson 2 digs
Grace Hoffard 4 kills, 5 blocks
Maci Martini 17 kills, 6 digs, 1 block
Ella Kratochvil 9 kills, 3 digs, 3 blocks, 1 ace serve
Kelsi Martini 14 digs, 1 ace serve,
Joselyn Rinio 6 kills, 1 block
Charlee Sullivan 2 digs
Overall: PL 1-0. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Pierz 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.



Wadena-Deer Creek statistics
Addyson Gravelle 11 set assists, 2 kills, 6 digs
Ashley Lepinski 2 set assists, 9 digs
Payton Gravelle 1 set assist, 3 blocks, 8 kills
Montana Carsten 6 digs
Kaylin Lupkes 2 digs
Emily Lepinski 2 digs
Katrina Moench 1 assist, 3 digs, 1 ace serve
Jenna Dykhoff 3 kills
Summer Pettit: 8 set assists, 3 kills, 8 digs, 3 ace serves
Lauryn Gravelle 1 block, 1 dig, 7 kills
Overall: WDC 0-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Perham 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.



Little Falls 3, Zimmerman 2

ZIMMERMAN — Jayden Spillum tallied 23 kills and six digs as the Little Falls Flyers defeated the Zimmerman Thunder 3-2 Tuesday, Aug. 31 in a Granite Ridge Conference game.

Jaylene Newman added 26 set assists and 12 digs in the win while Emma Holey recorded 35 digs.



Zimmerman 20 25 10 25 10
Little Falls 25 22 25 23 15



Little Falls statistics
Halle Reis 2 digs, 7 kills, 2 blocks
Avery Park-Threlkeld 1 dig
Shelby Pint 2 kills
Avery Herdering 3 digs, 5 kills
Jaylene Newman 26 set assists, 12 digs, 1 kill
Jayden Spillum 6 digs, 23 kills, 1 block
Madelyn Doble 1 dig, 4 kills, 1 block
Hailey Shequen 3 kills, 3 blocks
Emma Holey 3 set assists, 35 digs
Malae Nolan 2 digs
Ellia Zimmerman 6 digs, 3 kills, 4 aces
Emma Mikkelsen 14 set assists, 7 digs, 2 aces
Conference: LF 1-0. Overall: LF 1-0. Next: Little Falls at Fergus Falls 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.



Lake Region 3, Foundation 2

BAXTER — Lake Region Christian School battled back from a 2-0 deficit and rallied for the 3-2 win against Foundation Tuesday, Aug. 31.

After losing the first two sets, the Hornets rallied and won the next two sets before winning the tiebreaker set 15-9.



Foundation 25 25 19 19 9
Lake Region 23 23 25 25 15
Conference: LRCS 1-0. Overall: LRCS 1-0. Next: Lake Region hosts Fourth 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.



Mora 3, Pierz 2

MORA — Kiara Olesch tallied 17 set assists, 16 digs, 12 kills, two blocks and one ace serve as Pierz fell 3-2 to Mora in a Granite Ridge Conference match Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Kendra Cekalla recorded 17 set assists and Maddie Lochner tallied 15 digs in the loss for Pierz.



Mora 17 25 25 18 15
Pierz 25 21 22 25 13



Pierz statistics
Maddie Lochner 2 ace serves, 15 digs, 1 kill, 1 set assist
Katie Leidenfrost 2 ace serves, 10 digs, 1 block, 1 kill, 1 set assist
Ashley Kimman 9 digs, 5 blocks, 16 kills, 2 set assists
Kiara Olesch 1 ace serve, 16 digs, 2 block assists, 12 kills, 17 set assists
Lynn Skiba 6 blocks, 1 kill
Kendra Cekalla 4 ace serves, 5 digs, 17 set assists
Brenna Dickmann 2 digs
Lexi Hoskins 5 digs, 2 blocks, 2 kills, 2 set assists
Peyton Magney 1 ace serves, 1 dig, 3 blocks, 5 kills
Conference: Prz 0-1. Overall: Prz 0-1. Next: Pierz.at Pequot Lakes 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7



Nevis 3, Aitkin 0

NEVIS — Aitkin’s Jessica Much recorded 21 digs for the Gobblers as they fell 3-0 to Nevis Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Rae Nyberg recorded five kills for Aitkin in its season opener.

Nevis 25 25 25
Aitkin 10 21 19



Aitkin statistics
Maddie Hamilton 7 digs, 6 set assists
Haylee Van Santen 8 digs
Kayla Van Santen 1 dig, 3 kills
Jessica Much 21 digs, 1 ace serve
Brooke Zubke 1 dig, 2 kills, 1 block
Anna Carlson 6 digs
Izzy Long 4 digs, 5 set assists
Rae Nyberg 3 digs, 5 kills, 1 block
Melana Ryan 1 kill
Overall: A 0-1. Next: Aitkin hosts Mille Lacs 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.