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Spartan Roundup: SHS runs in Swain; volleyball hosting ‘Dig Pink’ event

Superior High School’s Amber Welsh (21) goes up for a spike during Thursday night’s match in the SHS gym. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) 1 / 3
Superior High School’s Jordyn O’Brien (3) digs the ball out of the net during Thursday night’s match in the SHS gym. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) 2 / 3
Superior High School's Whitney Larson (12) tips the ball over the net during the Spartans' match with Proctor in Superior on Thursday evening. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)3 / 3

Superior Telegram

The Superior High School cross country team ran in the 65th annual Swain Invitational Saturday at Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.

Out of 21 Class AA teams the Spartan girls finished in 13th place and the boys were 17th.

Forest Lake won the girls team title with 42 points. The Spartans had 330 points, led by Audrey Phillips, who finished in 41st place with time of 21 minutes, 22.7 seconds.

Forest Lake’s Emma Benner won the girls Class AA race in 18:03.6.

Other Spartan results were: 59. Molly Bergum, 21:43.8; 61. Isabella Evavold, 21:44.4; 74. Sophie Kintop, 22:22.4; 95. Amelia Evavold, 23:04.2; and 97. Lorena Lane, 23:06.7.

Mounds View won the boys team title with 85 points. Superior had 473 points.

Totino-Grace’s Kevin Dado won the boys race in a time of 16:19.8.

Brendan Crayne was Superior’s top runner, finishing in 71st place in 18:50.8.

Other Spartan boys results were: 79. Hunter Hockenbrock, 18:58.9; 100. Jack Androsky, 19:25; 108. Joe Sanders, 19:49.6; 115. Foster Stromgren, 20:03.2; 117. Ian Johnson, 20:04.7; and 120. Luke Denniger, 20:25.2.

The Spartans run again in the Lake Superior Conference championships at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Far Par Golf Course.

 

65th Swain Invitational

At Enger Park Golf Course

CLASS AA

Boys Team Scores

1 Mounds View, 85; 2. Rocori, 90; 3. Cloquet, 110; 4. Robbinsdale Armstrong, 115; 5. St. Michael-Albertville, 136; 6. Coon Rapids, 186; 7. Totino-Grace, 192; 8. Duluth East, 202; 9. Champlin Park, 251; 10. Hibbing, 283; 11. South St. Paul, 317; 12. St. Anthony, 342; 13. North Branch, 365; 14. Chisago Lakes, 389; 15. Grand Rapids, 434; 16. Minneapolis South, 465; 17. Superior, 473; 18. Tartan, 495; 19. Spring Lake Park, 513; 20. Duluth Denfeld, 525; 21. Holy Angels, 543.

Top 10 Individuals

1. Kevin Dado, Totino-Grace, 16:19.8; 2. Sam Nofziger, Tartan, 16:22.1; 3. Alex Plasencia, Mounds View, 16:30.6; 4. Isaac Boedigheimer, Cloquet, 16:33.5; 5. Kendall Hill, Duluth East, 16:36.7; 6. Kyle Sweeney, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 16:40.3; 7. Jacob Benson, Dryden, 16:44.0; 8. Paul Breitbach, Coon Rapids, 16:52.3; 9. 9. Noah Lahr, Rocori, 17:00.3; 10. Braden Curnow, Hibbing, 17:01.8.

Girls Team Scores

1 Forest Lake, 42; 2. Duluth East, 98; 3. St. Michael-Albertville, 99; 4. Bloomington Jefferson, 137; 5. Totino-Grace, 175; 6. Rocori, 176; 7. South St. Paul, 197; 8. Grand Rapids, 205; 9. Coon Rapids, 264; 10. Visitation, 280; 11. North Branch, 311; 12. Chisago Lakes, 329; 13. Superior, 330; 14. Minneapolis South, 379; 15. Champlin Park, 390; 16. Cloquet, 424; 17. Spring Lake Park, 440; 18. St. Anthony Village, 456; 19. Hermantown, 491; 20. Holy Angels, 498; 21. Tartan, 544.

Top 10 Individuals

1. Emma Benner, Forest Lake, 18:03.6; 2. Lizzy Heil, St. Michael-Albertville, 19:08.4; 3. Regan Duffy, Forest Lake, 19:12.4; 4. Anja Maijala, Cloquet, 19:17.2; 5. Annalise Davis, St. Michael-Albertville, 19:21.8; 6. Emily Tromp, Hibbing, 19:26.9; 7. Molly Weberg, Duluth East, 19:29.5; 8. Caroline Schoessow, Forest Lake, 19:31.9; 9. Star Costa, South St. Paul, 19:34.6; 10. Louiselle Marguerite, Totino-Grace, 19:47.3.

Volleyball

The Spartans dropped a five-set heartbreaker to the Proctor Rails Thursday night in the SHS gym.

The match went back and forth before Proctor prevailed by scores of 25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-16.

The Spartans were led by Olyvia Plunkett, 22 digs and 14 set assists; Allie Holen, 16 set assists; Amber Welsh, five ace serves, 13 kills and 15 digs; Alex Killian, seven kills and two blocks; and Paige Olson, seven kills.

Proctor was led by Marissa Larson’s nine kills, 15 digs and 29 set assists.

Superior hosts Rice Lake at 7 p.m. Thursday.

‘Dig Pink’

The Spartan volleyball team will host the fourth annual “Dig Pink Volleyball” event during Thursday’s match with Rice Lake.

The junior varsity and freshmen play at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity game is at 7 p.m.

Money raised from the event will be donated to the Side Out Foundation, which supports breast cancer awareness and education.

There will be a Chinese raffle with many local supporters along with a varsity players pink jersey auction following the game.

Boys soccer

The Spartans were shut out twice last week, 6-0 at Hermantown on Thursday and 4-0 Friday at Rice Lake.

The Spartans then fell 2-11-1 on the season with a 4-3 loss to the Hayward Hurricanes Monday at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Superior took a 1-0 lead when Logan Kittelson scored with an assist from Jarrett Kallinen, but Hayward answered with four straight goals, including three by Kaden Bergman.

Hayward also got a goal from Ethan Wolfe before Maverick Peterson scored twice for Superior.

Superior plays at Duluth Denfeld at 7 p.m. today and hosts Ashland at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Spartans wrap up the week with a 1 p.m. game Saturday at Osceola.

Hayward          2              2              —            4

Superior           1              2              —            3

First half — 1. SHS, Logan Kittelson (Jarrett Kallinen). 2. H, Kaden Bergman (Jeremias Vicente). 3. H, Bergman.

Second half — 4. H, Ethan Wolfe (Miskwa Hall). 5. H, Bergman (D. Goodrich). 6. SHS, Maverick Peterson (Robert Severin). 7. SHS, Peterson.

Saves: Ben Buchman, H, 0. Ethan Cooper, SHS, 9.

Superior, which hosted Hayward Monday, plays at Duluth Denfeld at 7 p.m. today and hosts Ashland at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

Superior................................. 0     0     —        0

Hermantown........................... 4     2     —        6

First half  — 1. Parker Bjorlin (Noah Hooey), 2nd; 2. Siji Gonzalez (Daniel Hedstrom), 8th; 3. Gonzalez (Xavier Tuominen), 10th; 4. Ryan Lenz (Bjorlin), 18th.

Second half — 5. Ali Alwan (Hedstrom), 51st. 6. Lenz (Alwan), 70th.

Saves — Ethan Cooper, SHS, 7; Devin Lenz, H, 4.

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