Spartan Roundup: SHS spikers sweep Marshall; swimmers, tennis team win
The Superior High School volleyball team defeated Duluth Marshall 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-23) Tuesday night in the SHS gym.
The Spartans improve to 4-9 overall and 2-1 in the Lake Superior Conference with the victory, while the Hilltoppers fall to 1-11 and 0-5.
For the Spartans, Jessica Lindstrom had seven kills and two blocks; Amanda Larson had six kills; Dani Magdzas added six kills, three ace serves, six digs and two blocks; Marisa Miner had 22 set assists and three digs; and Ally Keute added 11 digs and three kills.
The Hilltoppers got six blocks and five kills from Sierra Lahti; four kills, six digs and 100-percent serving from Mary Krenzen; and 11 assists and three aces from Maddie Schenk.
Superior is at Rice Lake at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The SHS boys soccer team got off to a rough start this week with losses of 2-0 at Hibbing and 9-1 to Duluth Marshall.
Shay Rabbers scored both goals for Hibbing Monday at Vic Power Park in Hibbing. His first goal came with two seconds remaining in the first half and the second came with 15 minutes remaining in the game.
Taylor Olson had 10 saves for the Spartans and Cody Johnson had eight saves for the Bluejackets.
The Spartans fell to 5-12 overall and 0-5 in the Lake Superior Conference with the loss at Duluth Marshall on Tuesday.
The Hilltoppers (5-5-1, 4-1) were led by Tyler Olson’s four goals and nine saves by Doug Lewis. Patrick Sheedy added two goals and Thomas Welinski, Gregor Pingel and Zach Isaacson had one apiece.
Ethan Anderson scored for the Spartans with 29:09 remaining in the second half.
Taylor Olson and Max Florestano combined to make 11 saves for Superior.
The Spartans play at Spooner at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and then in the Chippewa Falls quad at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Spartans defeated the Barron Golden Bears 5-2 in a non-conference match at the Superior Middle School courts Monday evening.
Natalie Burger, Raya Kosey, Jillisa Gallindo and Christine Johnstad won singles matches for Superior and Jessica Engstrom and Keely McCall won the No. 3 doubles match.
“This was another good win for us as a team, we are playing better with each match,” SHS coach Pete Conley said. “We still have some progress to make, and hopefully we will peak next week at sub-sectionals.”
The Spartans hosted Ashland Tuesday and play at Hermantown at 4 p.m. Thursday. The WIAA sub-sectionals are Monday at New Richmond
Superior 5, Barron 2
1. Natalie Burger (Sup) def . Amanda Arnold 7-5, 2-0 (Retired)
2. Raya Kosey (Sup) def Olivia Stephens 6-1, 6-3
3. Jillisa Gallindo (Sup) def Sarah Hansen 6-2, 6-1
4. Christine Johnstad (Sup) def Afton Amundson 6-3, 6-0
1. Bridget Klatt/Casey Hanson (Bar) def Kailley Phillips/Stephanie Schlais 6-0, 6-4
2. Amanda Hinde/Lauren Zappitello (Bar) def Jenny Ostrowski/Sara Devinck 7-6(12-10), 6-1
3. Jessica Engstrom/Keely McCall (Sup) def Mel Guski/Erika Sheaver 6-4, 6-4
The Superior High School girls swimming and diving team defeated Central/Denfeld 106-77 Thursday at the Morgan Park pool. The Spartans won 9-of-12 events while going 1-2-3 in the freestyle sprints.
Grace Elonen, Emily Aller and Kaleena Eck swept the 100 freestyle while Tori Johnson, Aller and Elonen took the 50 free for Superior, now 1-1 in the Lake Superior Conference.
Kelsey Hansen won the 200 and 500 free distance events while her freshman sister, Nikki, was first in the breaststroke. Divers Taylor Christner and Morgan Peterson were also first and second in diving and Tori Johnson and Kacie Heinen went 1-2 in the backstroke.
Laura Eisenman and Kayla Bedard both showed improvements earning key second places.
Superior swims next at the Taconite Invitational at Mesabi East on Saturday, Oct. 2.
SHS 106, Central/Denfeld 77
Winners and Superior Places
Medley relay — 1. DC, 2:07.94; 2. SHS A (Kacie Heinen, Nikki Hansen, Kayla Bedard, Grace Elonen), 2:09.36; 4. SHS B (Menisha Mahan, Astrid Valley, Taylor Cowling, Karrigan Grimstad), 2:35.37.
200 freestyle — 1. Kelsey Hansen, S, 2:10.39; 3. Heinen, 2:20.81; 5.Kate Bergum, 2:41.46 (personal best).
Individual medley — 1. Emily K. Erickson, DC, 2:35.86; 2. Laura Eisenmann, 2:41.82; 3. Kaleena Eck, 2:42.39 (PB); 6. N. Hansen, 2:52.84 (PB)
50 freestyle — 1. Tori Johnson, S, 27.13; 2. Emily Aller, 27.60; 3. Elonen, 28.24.
1-meter diving — 1. Taylor Christner, S, 145.95 (PB); Morgan Peterson, 125.55 (PB).
100 butterfly — 1. Julia Turner, DC, 1:11.84; 2. Bedard, 1:14.56 (PB); 3. Cowling, 1:24.62; 5. Maria Drolson, 1:41.96.
100 freestyle — 1. Elonen, 1:00.96 (PB); 2. Aller, 1:00.99; 3. Eck, 1:03.76.
500 freestyle — 1. K. Hansen, S, 5:59.94 (Season’s Best); 4. Laura Eisenmann, 6:17.82 (SB); 6. Bergum, 7:20.41.
200 freestyle relay — 1. SHS A (Johnson, Aller, Elonen, Hansen), 1:50.43.
100 backstroke — 1. Johnson, S, 1:09.06; 2. Heinen, 1:13.84; 5. Bedard, 1:18.69 (SB).
100 breaststroke — 1. N. Hansen, S, 1:20.12 (PB); 5. Valley, 1:33.91; 6. Ashley Kittleson, 1:39.24.
400 freestyle relay — 1. SHS A (Johnson, Aller, Heinen, K. Hansen), 4:11.13; 3. SHS B (Eck, Cowling, Bedard, Eisenmann), 4:29.32.