SPARTA — The second-ranked Aquinas High School volleyball team had to overcome some adversity on Thursday, but it did in recording a 23-25, 25-7, 28-26, 25-19 MVC victory over Sparta.
The Spartans (8-12, 1-4) were led by Olivia Schulz with 10 kills and 20 digs and forced the first-place Blugolds (17-1, 6-0) to scramble after beating them in the first set. Annie Yahnke added 19 digs.
Junior Lexi Donarski had 13 kills, 11 digs and five aces for Aquinas, which also received 26 assists from Taylor Theusch and 20 digs from Megan Scheidt.
Holmen 3, Onalaska 0
ONALASKA — Claire Eade held together the Vikings defense with a game-high 22 digs as they finished in three sets against Onalaska.
Holmen (17-2, 5-1) won 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 en route to the MVC victory. Sam Millard and Lynsey Anderson combined for 33 assists, with Millard recording 14 and Anderson 19 as Emily Wall had 11 kills.
Cailie Kowal led Onalaska (2-4 MVC) with six kills and 12 assists. Caitlin Zlabek added another 12 assists as Olivia Gamoke had 19 digs.
Tomah 3, Logan 1
The Timberwolves (1-4) came back after a first-set loss to earn their first conference victory.
Tomah defeated Logan in a close 25-27, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22 match. Ella Plueger had 21 assists and Lily Red Cloud 19 in the winning effort. Abigail Wagenson led the team with 19 kills and 14 digs as Savannah Murphy followed with 12 kills and Madisyn Brey 10 digs.
Marissa Kleman led the Rangers (3-3) with 25 kills, 15 digs and five blocks.
Black River Falls 3, Westby 0
WESTBY — The Tigers (17-7, 4-1) swept Westby 25-8, 25-21, 25-20 to earn another conference victory.
Abby Ross led the team with 16 assists and eight digs as Samantha Blackdeer chipped in with a game-high 10 kills. Maggie Roou and Asia Rave contributed with five aces apiece.
Onalaska Luther 3, Viroqua 2
VIROQUA — The Knights (1-4) prevailed as they beat Viroqua in a close 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 16-14 match.
Serena Baker racked up 62 digs for Viroqua (0-3), which saw 11 kills from Ashley Gander and nine from Erica Tryggestad.
Bangor 3, Brookwood 0
BANGOR — Karsen Kerschner and Courtney Oesterle recorded a combined 16 kills as Bangor swept Brookwood.
The Cardinals (2-2) recorded the sweep with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-15 win as Kerschner chipped in with seven kills and Oesterle nine.
Cashton 3, Royall 0
ELROY — Ally Peterson recorded 27 assists as Cashton (11-0) fought through a 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 victory to remain undefeated.
Adelynn Hyatt had nine kills and 12 digs for Cashton, which also received eight kills from Hailey Huntzicker.
Melrose-Mindoro 3, Independence 0
MELROSE — The Mustangs (18-5, 4-0) pulled off a 25-11, 25-20, 25-8 win over Independence to remain undefeated in conference play.
Junior Calette Lockington helped Melrose.-Mindoro’s offensive efforts with 31 assists as she set up junior Emily Herzberg with 17 kills.
Fillmore Central 3, La Crescent 0
LA CRESCENT — The Lancers kept the first set close, and lost it 25-23, but the Falcons took control of the rest of the match, winning the last two games 25-11 and 25-13.
WEST SALEM — Onalaska Luther senior Quaid Handy picked up his first career varsity win at Maple Grove Venues with a time of 18 minutes, 6 seconds.
Holmen freshman Cameron Lamere was second, and he finished in 18:16. The Vikings won the boys team competition with 29 points.
Arcadia sophomore Mercedes Romo won in the girls race in 22:12, while Holmen freshman Elle Stussy placed third (22:46).
The Knights won the girls team championship with a score of 38.
Rochester Mayo Invitational
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Onalaska’s girls earned a score of 121 to land them a third-place spot at the 24-team Rochester Mayo Invitational.
Kora Malecek led the Hilltoppers by finishing seventh (19:41.6), and Lydia Malecek came in 12th (20:18.1).
On the boys side, Onalaska (297) finished 10th and La Crescent (435) 16th in a 27-team field. Logan’s Zach Slevin (seventh, 16:57.3) was the top local finisher. Teammate Dylan Mitchell was 21st (17:39.7).
Logan 2, Tomah 1
Alexis Tafoya was involved with both Rangers goals to give Logan (4-3-1, 3-3-1 MVC) its fourth consecutive win.
Tafoya scored an unassisted goal in the first half, then had a second-half assist to Thomas Slottmeyer.
Charley Hernandez scored the Timberwolves’ goal in the second half.
La Crescent 8, Caledonia 0
CALEDONIA — Isaac Petersen scored all five goals in the first half to keep the Lancers (6-0) unbeaten.
The Lancers scored all eight goals in the first 49 minutes, and Petersen ran his season total to 17 goals. Caledonia goalkeeper Dominic Konkeo had 23 saves.
La Crescent 8, Caledonia 0
LA CRESCENT — The Lancers (4-1-1, 1-1-1) entered halftime with a 5-0 lead over Caledonia (1-3-1, 0-3).
Amanda Iverson scored half of the teams goals, two of which were unassisted. The first came in the 24th minute, with another following one minute later after receiving an assist from Ella Baudek. Iverson then recorded two more back-to-back goals, both unassisted, in the 43rd and 48th minute.
Onalaska 6, Holmen 1
HOLMEN — Ali Laux’s straight-set victory over Mai Song Xiong at No. 2 singles helped improve her record to 20-2 while earning a win for the Hilltoppers as they beat Holmen (7-7, 2-3).
Faith Leithold (16-7) defeated Natalie Stitt 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of Regan Kalosis and Jessica Wilson (11-6) won another straight-set victory for Onalaska (14-7, 3-1).
Logan 4, Tomah 3
TOMAH — Logan came out ahead of Tomah thanks to a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory from Allison Erickson and Jordi Pasch.
Sydney Roswall and Tatyana Roberts both posted straight-set, singles victories for Logan.
Onalaska Luther 6, Winona Cotter 1
WINONA, Minn. — Onalaska Luther’s Kaitlyn Stratman prevailed at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 14-12 victory over Choco Li.
The No. 1 doubles team of Phoebe Christenson and Jenna Wahl recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win over Anna Piechowski and Grace Wenk for another Knights victory. The No. 2 doubles team of Alissa Fruit and Faith Struemke defeated Angela Zhen and Sophia Wang 6-0, 6-1.