SPARTAN ROUNDUP: SHS volleyball team wins, soccer, tennis and golf teams also in actionThe Superior High School volleyball team won its sixth straight match with a 3-0 win at Duluth Marshall Tuesday night. The Spartans won the first two games by scores of 25-11 and the third game 25-12.
The Superior High School volleyball team won its sixth straight match with a 3-0 win at Duluth Marshall Tuesday night. The Spartans won the first two games by scores of 25-11 and the third game 25-12.
Superior (5-3), which won five straight matches over the weekend to claim the Marshfield Invite, was led by Jessica Lindstrom’s 11 kills and five digs. Nicole Sorenson added 14 set assists and five ace serves and Jessie Pluntz added five ace serves.
Madeline Schenk paced the Hilltoppers (1-7) with seven set assists.
The Spartans played at Duluth Denfeld at 7 p.m. Thursday and at the Hudson Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Logan Tamke scored five goals, including the first three of the game, and added two assists as the Ashland Oredockers (9-1) defeated the Spartans 10-0 Tuesday in Ashland.
The Oredockers rebounded from their first loss of the season, a 1-0 setback Saturday against Rice Lake.
Brenton McPeak also had a big night for Ashland, scoring two goals and assisting on another. The Oredockers have outscored 10 opponents by a combined 36-2 this season.
Nick Hesselgrave had 10 saves and Connor Gray two for Superior, which plays at Two Harbors at 4 p.m. Thursday.
First half — 1. A, Logan Tamke (Zach Whiting), 14th; 2. A, Tamke (Alex Wilson), 26th; 3. A, Tamke (Wilson), 27th; 4. A, Brenton McPeak (Tamke), 29th; 5. A, Tamke (Sam Jablonsky), 38th.
Second half — 6. A, McPeak (Tamke), 47th; 7. A, Wilson (McPeak), 47th; 8. A, Tamke, 48th; 9. A, Wilson (Z. Whiting), 54th; 10. A, Brian Meyer (Joe Fredricks), 58th.
Saves — Nick Hesselgrave, S, 10; Connor Gray, S, 2; Thomas Whiting, A, 1.
Superior’s golf team lost by one stroke to the Cumberland Beavers Monday evening at the Luck Golf Course.
Cumberland finished with a team score of 240, Superior carded a 241 and Luck/Unity came with a 254.
Samantha Aune led the Spartans with a 49, which was good for second place out of 14 golfers.
Also for the Spartans, Allie Shober, Amanda Hinaus and Hailey Gronquist card 64s.
The SHS girls also golfed Tuesday at Tee Away Golf Course in Ladysmith. The Spartans finished with a team score of 236, well behind Ladysmith’s 186, but better than Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, whose score was unavailable.
Hinaus turned in her best score of the year with a 54. Gronquist was next with a 59; followed by Halie Mackie, 61; Natalie Helgerson, 62; and Jazmine Wills, 75.
The Spartans host Cumberland at 4 p.m. Monday.
The Spartans will golf next in the Northwestern Invitational at 9 a.m. Thursday at Hidden Greens North in Solon Springs.
The SHS girls tennis team had a two-match win streak snapped with a 7-0 loss at Hermantown on Thursday. The Spartans also lost to Duluth Marshall 7-0 Tuesday at home.
Hermantown 7, Superior 0
Mariah Ruhanen def. Hannah Thul 6-0, 6-2
Maddy Miller def. Hannah Isabella 6-0, 6-2
Bailey O’Connell def. Allie Thul 6-1, 6-1
Becca Henningson def. Harmony Clarke 6-2, 6-1.
Danielle Luke-Brie Garcia-Myers def. Sydney Clikeman-Monica Soland 6-0, 6-0
Liz Carlson-Jordan Cuva def. Gabbie Hals-Jessica Jauhola 6-1, 6-1
Elizabeth Heehn-Stephanie Collins def. Hailey Anderson-Sarah Urban 6-4, 6-2.
Duluth Marshall 7, Superior 0
Morgan Flaherty def. Hannah Thul 6-1, 6-3
Azalea Grinete def. Carly Webber 6-0, 6-0
Natasha Khwaja def. Emma Buckley 6-3, 6-0
Hana Anderson def. Hannah Isabella 6-3, 6-4.
Mary Baumgartner-Clara Espe def. Harmony Clarke-Allie Thul 6-1, 6-2
Tiffany Wong-Niki Lundquist def. Sydney Clikeman-Monica Soland 6-0, 6-0
Erin Paul-Greta Weinkauf def. Gabbie Hals-Jessica Jauhola 6-0, 6-0