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Vikings win streak at 21; No. 1 seed in playoffs

Brock Fox broke through the line for yards against Lakeview Thursday night.  Staff Photo by Byron Higgin.

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher

The Minneota Vikings were awarded the No. 1 seed in Section 5A and will play No. 8 Ortonville at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Minneota.
No. 4 Dawson-Boyd will square off with No. 5 Canby and the winner faces Minneota or Ortonville at 3 p.m. Saturday. If Minneota is in that gme it will be held at K. P. Kompelien Field in Minneota.
In the bottom bracket, No. 2 BOLD will face No. 7 Cedar Mountain-Comfrey and No. 6 Lac qui Parle Valley squares off with No. 4 Wabasso.
All games are at the site of the highest-rated team.
On Saturday, the winner of the BOLD-Cedar Mt.-Comfrey game will play the winner of the Wabasso-Lac qui Parle Valley game  at 3 p.m. at the site of the highest seed.  read entire story. . . .

CC: Wollum second at Luverne; Girls win

As expected, Luverne junior Madi Schandelmeier and Pipestone Area sophomore Michael Suda cruised to individual victories Thursday at the six-team Cardinal Invitational high school cross country meet.
Suda, who is ranked eighth in the state among all Class A boys, ran the 5,000-meter course in 16:37.5, finishing nearly a full minute ahead of Canby/Minneota sophomore Anthony Wollum (17:36.6). Southwest Christian/Edgerton senior Dillon Mulske was third (18:07.0), followed by PA junior Matthew Kennedy (18:10.10) and Adrian sophomore Brady Henning (18:20.2).  read entire story. . . .

Minneota volleyball team beats Bluejays

Minneota earned at four set victory over Central Minnesota Christian on Thursday night.
They pushed their season record to 16-8 and 9-1 in the Camden Conference.
The Vikings won the first match, lost one, then won the next two to take the match.
The scores were:
Minneota 25 22 25  25
CMC        23 25 16  23
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On the Bench with Byron Higgin: Garrett Hennen over 1,000 yards

Minneota fullback Garrett Hennen ran for 145 yards Friday night against Canby in a 33-12 Minneota win and that amount put him OVER 1,000 yards for the year.
Hennen has 1,035 yards this season. He’s carried the ball 132 times for a 7.8 yard per carry average.
Hennen has scored 15 touchdowns for 90 points for the undefeated (7-0) Minneota Vikings, who are ranked No. 1 in the state.
This is the second straight season Hennen has rushed for over 1,000 yards.  read entire story. . . .

Garrett Hennen rushes over 1,000 yards

Garrett Hennen rushed and Canby players fell as he went over 1,000 yards for the year. Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Sports Editor

Minneota fullback Garrett Hennen ran for 145 yards Friday night against Canby in a 33-12 Minneota win and that amount put him OVER 1,000 yards for the year.
Hennen has 1,034 yards this season. He's carried the ball 132 times for a 7.8 yard per carry average.  read entire story. . . .

Viking volleyballers 2-2 at Apple Valley

Brooke Sorenson attacked the net to block the ball back to the other side.

Minneota ended the Apple Valley October Classic with a 2-2 record.
They opened the Apple Valley October Classic Volleyball Tournament by going three games with Edina.
But they lost, 2-1. Scores were: 25-18; 17-25; 15-13.  read entire story. . . .

Running with a goal: The state meet

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Canby-Minneota (C-M) runners have circled the date, Thursday, October 29 on their calendars.
That’s the day the cross country teams travel to the Madison golf course and run in the Section 3A finals — with one goal in mind — to make the state meet.
A year ago, the C-M boys emerged victorious and earned a trip to St. Olaf and the state meet — as did Natalie Dinius as an individual runner.  read entire story. . . .

Vikings stop 'motivated' Lancers, 33-12

Brock Fox ground out yards for Minneota. Staff Photo by Sue Jacobson.

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Coach Chad Johnston called Canby, "A motivated team."
Friday, they gave Minneota all it could handle before the Vikings survived, 33-12.
"We knew they were a fired up team up front," said Coach Johnston.
He called Canby "red hot," and playing with emotion as they came into the game with a 5-1 record.  read entire story. . . .

Herigon bangs out 28 kills in win over Knights

Natalie Herigon knocks down one of her 28 kills against RTR's Alexis Nelson.

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

For seven years, Minneota has dominated Russell-Tyler-Ruthon's volleyball team.
"I was on the team seven years ago when they won one game from us," said Assistant Coach Jenna Hennen.
One game — no matches in seven years.  read entire story. . . .

Viking & Laker Volleyball teams come together for a good cause

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Sports Editor

Yes, it was a match between two long-time rivals.
But in the end, it was more about striking out against a dreaded disease, cancer, than it was about winning a volleyball game.
Minneota did win, beating Lakeview 3-1 by scores of 25-21; 25-16; 23-25 and 25-19.  read entire story. . . .


Team W-L  ALL
Minneota 6-0  7-0
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 5-1  6-1
Canby 5-2  5-2
Adrian 4-2  5-2
Dawson-Boyd 3-3  4-3
Lakeview           2-4  3-4
Murray County Central 2-4  2-5
Lac qui Parle Valley 2-5  2-5
Ortonville 1-5  1-6
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 0-6  0-7
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