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Prep report: Cromwell’s Foster, Superior’s McMeekin take individual titles at Hibbing Rotary cross country invite

Rock Ridge boys and Duluth East girls take team titles.

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Cromwell-Wright/Floodwood junior Noah Foster and Superior freshman Tayler McMeekin won the boys and girls individual titles at the Hibbing Rotary Invitational high school cross country meet Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Hibbing Municipal Golf Course.
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Cromwell-Wright/Floodwood junior Noah Foster and Superior freshman Tayler McMeekin won the boys and girls individual titles at the Hibbing Rotary Invitational high school cross country meet Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Hibbing Municipal Golf Course.

Foster covered the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 29.3 seconds. Runner-up Aaron Nelson was four seconds as the senior led Rock Ridge to the boys team title. Cloquet junior Miles Fischer was third in 16:52.7.

McMeekin finished in 19:54.8, with Proctor freshman Lizzy Harnell second in 20:08.8 and Mountain Iron-Buhl sophomore Kate Nelson third in 20:09.6.

Duluth East sophomore Rowan Bixler (20:37.7) and freshman Anna-Britta Helmer (20:46.3) finished eighth and ninth, respectively, as the Greyhounds edged Proctor for the girls team title.

BOYS SOCCER
Duluth Denfeld 4, Proctor 0

Conrad Lazzaro notched his third straight shutout and his sixth of the season to lead the Hunters to the Lake Superior Conference road victory.

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Parkey Chastey scored a pair of goals while Matt and Joe Eklund added tallies for Denfeld.

Grand Rapids 1, Duluth Marshall 1

This one was fit to be tied as the Hilltoppers’ Coleman Cowell scored on an assist from Collin Larson in the first half while the Thunderhawks’ Ian Andersen scored the equalizer in the second half.

GIRLS SOCCER
Duluth Denfeld 1, Proctor 0

Alyssa Doyle scored on an assist from Kamryn Hill in the second half and Cayley Larsen had the six-save shutout as the Hunters won at Public Schools Stadium.

Hermantown 1, Esko 0

Hermantown, Natalya Hooey’s goal at 77:40 lifted the Hawks to the dramatic home win.

Orie Randall had three saves to lead Esko while Kora Duncan had 10 to lead Hermantown.

VOLLEYBALL
Greenway 3, Duluth East 0

Emma Markovich led a balanced attack with nine kills and Lexi Hammer paced the offense with 23 set assists as the host Raiders won 25-19, 25-20, 25-9.

Jadin Saville was tough along the net with five blocks, Bri Miller chipped in eight kills, four ace serves and six digs and Ellie Vekich led the defense with 11 digs.

Ayla Oltmanns had 10 kills to lead Duluth East. Ola Okoro added 19 set assists and 12 digs and Rylee Stevens had 11 digs for the Greyhounds.

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Scoreboard
Thursday’s Results
Hibbing Rotary Invitational
At Hibbing Municipal Golf Course
Thursday’s Results
Boys
Teams
1. Rock Ridge, 82; 2. Duluth East, 92; 3. Esko, 123; 4. Cloquet, 128; 5. Proctor, 134; 6. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, 136; 7. Grand Rapids, 185; 8. Superior, 191; 9. Moose Lake-Willow River, 262; 10. Ely, 263; 11. South Ridge, 268; 12. Hibbing, 324; 13. Duluth Denfeld, 330; 14. Mountain Iron-Buhl, 390; 15. Hermantown, 445; 16. Mesabi East, 457; 17. North Branch, 490; 18. Lakeview Christian Academy, 529; 19. Chisholm, 592.

Girls
Teams
1. Duluth East, 69; 2. Proctor, 73; 3. Hibbing, 130; 4. Cloquet, 207; 5. Rock Ridge, 214; 6. Moose Lake-Willow River, 229; 7. Esko, 270; 8. South Ridge, 278; 9. International Falls, 308; 10. Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin, 311; 11. Superior, 318; 12. Grand Rapids, 322; 13. Crosby-Ironton, 325; 14. Carlton/Wrenshall, 336; 15. Mountain Iron-Buhl, 343; 16. Mesabi East, 347; 17. Hermantown, 373; 18. Ely, 454; 19. Duluth Denfeld, 464; 20. North Branch, 510.

Boys Soccer
Duluth Denfeld 4, Proctor 0
Grand Rapids 1, Duluth Marshall 1

Girls Soccer
Duluth Denfeld 1, Proctor 0
Hermantown 1, Esko 0

Girls Swimming
Superior 105, Duluth Denfeld 77

Volleyball
Barnum 3, Moose Lake-Willow River 0
Hibbing 3, Esko 1
Floodwood 3, Wreshall 0
Greenway 3, Duluth East 0
Mesabi East 3, Mountain Iron-Buhl 0
Solon Springs 3, Butternut 2

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