Prep report: Superior golf team third at conference meet
Superior finished tied for second in the league.
Superior ended up in third place at the Heart O'North Conference girls' golf championship on Wednesday at Cumberland Golf Club.
Hayward finished with a 378 to take top honors, while Barron edged Superior (413) by two shots for the runner-up place.
Northwestern (537) finished seventh.
The Hurricanes' Gillian Johnson dominated the field with an 85, with Superior's Keely Morehouse carding a 98, good for a fourth-place tie among individuals.
Katie Kyle shot 109 for the Tigers' best outing.
The event also capped the HON season. Superior finished tied for second of 10 teams in the standings, with Morehouse accumulating the second-most points in the league standings behind Michelle Wallin of Ladysmith. Northwestern's Reese Smith finished seventh. The Tigers were seventh as a team.
Heart O' North Conference Meet at Cumberland
1. Hayward 378, 2. Barron 411, 3. Superior 413, 4. Spooner 423, 5. Ladysmith 460, 6. St. Croix Falls 497, 7. Northwestern 537.
Top 10 individuals
1. Gillian Johnson, Hayward, 84; 2, Michelle Wallin, Ladysmith, 95; 3. Tara Eckes, Hayward, 96; T4. Macey Reier, Hayward, 98; T4.. Keely Morehouse, Superior, 98; T6. Kami Zurn, Barron, 99; T6. Julia Corbin, Spooner, 99; T8. Brooke Vergin, Barron, 100; T8. Alyson Reier, Hayward, 100; 10. Claire Bartlett, Barron, 103.
All-Conference standings (points)
1. Michelle Wallin, Ladysmith, 57; 2. Keely Morehouse, Superior, 50; 3. Gillian Johnson, Hayward, 45; 4. Brooke Vergin, Barron, 37; T5. Molly Arf, Spooner, 36; T5. Sydney Greenfield, Spooner, 36; 7. Macey Reier, Hayward, 35; 8. Julia Corbin, Spooner, 34; T9. Tara Eckes, Hayward, 33; T9. Kami Zurn, Barron, 33.
Final conference standings (points)
1. Hayward 18; T2. Barron 14; T2. Superior 14; T2. Spooner 14; 5. Ladysmith 10; 6. St. Croix Falls 6; 7. Northwestern 5; T8. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 2; T8. Cumberland 2; 10. Luck/Unity/Fredric 1.
Northwestern 3, Hayward 0
Northwestern fought hard to earn a sweep on Thursday in Heart O' North Conference volleyball, coming from seven points down in the third set to finish off the Hurricanes 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-23).
Brynn Hessel and Kayla Paulsen had 12 kills apiece for the Tigers, with Hessel adding 21 digs and Paulsen 15. Brinley Tonn paced the offense with 32 assists.
"The girls played with a lot of energy tonight from start to finish and really earned the win. We chased down some balls and made great plays to stay in rallies when we led and when we trailed," Tigers coach Charles Hessel said.
Northwestern def. Hayward 25-14, 25-23, 25-23 -- NW: Brynn Hessel 12K, 21D; Kayla Paulsen 12K, 15D, Lily Nichols 8K; Brinley Tonn 32SA.
South Shore 3, Solon Springs 0
Five kills apiece from Bailey Monson and Jori Gehl weren't enough for Solon Springs to keep South Shore at bay on Thursday in an Indianhead Conference match in Solon Springs, with the Cardinals sweeping 25-18, 25-20, 25-16.
Senior Maddelyn Swanson had a pair of aces and a solid defensive performance for the Eagles, now 1-1 in league play.
Both Northwestern and Solon will play in Saturday's Heidi Zosel Memorial Invitational in Maple.
South Shore def. Solon Springs 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 — Solon: Maddelyn Swanson 2AS; Jori Gehl 7B, 5K; Kyra Latvala 10SA; Bailey Monson 5K.
Superior 10, Osceola 0
Jacob Kidd had five goals and three assists as the Spartans routed the Chieftains at NBC Spartan Sports Complex on Thursday.
Ethan DeFoe and Jeffrey Olson scored two goals apiece, with Olson and Darrel James notching a pair of assists.
Tanner Swanson made three saves for the Spartans (9-3), who return to Lake Superior Conference play vs. Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
First half -- 1, Sup, Ethan DeFoe (Jeffrey Olson), 7th; 2, Sup, Jakob Kidd (DeFoe), 11th; 3, Sup, Darrel James (Kidd), 12th; 4, Sup, Kidd (Olson), 30th; 5, Sup, Olson (Kidd), 31st
Second half -- 6, Sup, Kidd (James), 49th; 7, Sup, Kidd (James), 50th; 8, Sup, Kidd, 58th; 9, Sup, DeFoe (Kidd), 59th; 10, Sup, Olson (Martin Tupper), 61st min.
Saves -- Tanner Swanson, Superior, 3
PREP GIRLS TENNIS
Superior 5, Duluth Denfeld 2
The Spartans swept the doubles to win a Lake Superior Conference match at home on Thursday.
The team of Brooke Hendry and Emma Sislo bounced back from losing the first set 6-2 to Ava Borham and Lydia Saxin of the Hunters to win each of the next two sets by the same score.
The Spartans closed out each of the other two matches by narrow margins, with Mollie Rossing and Tatum William taking a second-set tiebreaker 7-4 over Grace Schlitz and Gracen Watts at No. 2 and Sarah Benson and Ruby Farnham edging Lauren Scott and Maria Oppelt 7-5 in the second.
Singles: Kaitlyn MacMillan, D def. Sydney Friedrich, S, 6-3 , 6-3; Madi Watts, D def. Paige Sanders, S, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1; Callie Holmland, S, def. Mercedes Floerke, D, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1; Lexi Johnsen, S def. Zaidea Kinziger, D, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
Doubles: Brooke Hendry/Emma Sislo, S, def. Ava Borham/Lydia Saxin, D, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Mollie Rossing/Tatum William, S def. Grace Schiltz/Gracen Watts, D, 6-1 , 7-6 (7-4); Sarah Benson/Ruby Farnham, S, def. Lauren Scott/Maria Oppelt, D, 6-4, 7-5.