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Prep report: One goal enough for Hunters on road

Brayden Rock's second-half goal broke a 0-0 deadlock at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Superior’s Wyatt Tischler (13) beats Duluth Denfeld’s Jonah Engebretson (20) to the ball in the first half
Superior’s Wyatt Tischler (13) beats Duluth Denfeld’s Jonah Engebretson (20) to the ball in the first half of the game at the NBC Spartan Sports Center in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — A second-half goal from Brayden Rock helped Duluth Denfeld to a 1-0 victory over Superior on Thursday, Sept. 15 at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Nolan Harju assisted on the goal in the 50th minute.

Junior goalkeeper Camden Rask had the clean sheet in goal, the fifth such game he has had or shared for the 6-2-1 Hunters this season. He made four saves.

Superior’s Eli Benson (25) clears the ball out of his defensive zone
Superior’s Eli Benson (25) clears the ball out of his defensive zone in the first half of the Spartans game with Duluth Denfeld at the NBC Spartan Sports Center in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, Duluth East 2

The Lumberjacks rallied from 2-0 down at halftime for a home win.

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Joe Bailey got the Lumberjacks going with a 44th minute penalty kick, and was followed by an equalizer four minutes later from Elijah Aultman. Jordan Aultman then scored the winner unassisted eight minutes from time.

Pete Onchwari and Evan Tomczyk scored for the Greyhounds.

Walker Marquardt made five saves for the Lumberjacks and Jack Ringsred four for the Greyhounds.

Duluth Marshall 5, Proctor 1

Denzel Majwega scored his second hat trick of the week as the Hilltoppers won their fourth consecutive game.

GIRLS SOCCER

Proctor 7, Mesabi East 2

Proctor's Kelsey Tangen recorded a hat trick in 11 minutes of the second half as the Rails rolled past the Giants.

Sophie Parendo had a goal and three assists.

Esko 2, Hermantown 0

Britta Koski and Gwendolyn Lilly scored as the Eskomos won on the road on Thursday and didn't allow Hermantown a shot on target.

Grand Rapids 3, Duluth Marshall 1

A brace from Abbey Birkey helped the Thunderhawks to a home win in Lake Superior Conference play.

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VOLLEYBALL

Proctor 3, Duluth Marshall 0

Ella Walker's 16 kills led the Rails to a sweep on Thursday. Proctor had a busy night on the back line, with Hope Carlson recording 16 digs and Maddy Walsh 14. Sami Sheeta notched 30 assists.

For the Hilltoppers, Addi Stauber totaled 14 digs, Kailee Banta 12 and Ada Skafte 10.

South Ridge 3, Moose Lake/Willow River 2

The Rebels fought off elimination in close third and fourth sets, but the Panthers finally got over the top in a 15-6 fifth set.

Svea Snickers racked up 23 kills to with 15 digs, while Adella Olesiak had a 33-dig match. Rylee Young dished out 40 assists.

For the Rebels, Alexis Hoffman had a team-best 10 kills and Morgan Wigg added nine from some of Lora Stenson's 38 assists.

Grand Rapids 3, Duluth East 0

Kyra Giffen's 16 kills helped the Thunderhawks to a sweep at East High School on Thursday. Lindsey Racine accumulated 13 digs and Braya LaPlant set Rapids to 30 assists.

For East, Kristi Jensen and Ayla Oltmanns had six kills apiece.

Esko 3, Barnum 0

Kyra Johnson posted 12 kills as the Eskomos cruised to victory.

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Superior 3, Duluth Denfeld 0

Sophie Linden and Mahlea Waters notched eight kills apiece as the Spartans swept in style.

Northwestern 3, Hayward 2

After losing the first two sets by the minimum, the Tigers turned it on and controlled most of the next three.

Brinley Tonn had 33 assists including the 1,000th of her high school career.

Kayla Paulsen filled up the stat sheet with 17 kills and 18 digs, while Brynn Hessel had 15 kills, 22 digs and six blocks. Shelby Hessel was Northwestern's dig leader with 30.

Solon Springs 3, Bayfield 2

The Eagles prevailed in a marathon, coming from two sets down and winning the fifth set 17-15.

Bailey Monson had 11 kills and 12 digs for the Eagles, while Isabel Molina added seven kills.

CROSS COUNTRY

Gunderson Invite

Dylan Taggart returned to the top of the timing sheet as the Solon Springs junior led a cohort of four Eagles in the top five at the Gunderson Invite cross country meet in Mercer, Wis., on Thursday.

Taggart won in 17 minutes, 52.2 seconds, 7.4 ahead of teammate Isaac Dickenson with Tarver Sellwood and Silas Kidder in fourth and fifth.

PREP SCOREBOARD
FOOTBALL
Northwood/Solon Springs 76, Mellen 48
BOYS SOCCER
Duluth Denfeld 1, Superior 0
Duluth Marshall 5, Proctor 1
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, Duluth East 2
Grand Rapids 7, Two Harbors 0
GIRLS SOCCER
Cloquet-Carlton 8, Two Harbors 1
Grand Rapids 3, Duluth Marshall 1
Esko 2, Hermantown 0
Proctor 7, Mesabi East 2
VOLLEYBALL
South Ridge def. Moose Lake/Willow River 3-2 (25-18, 25-16, 25-27, 24-26, 15-6).
Ely def. Mesabi East 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-17).
Northwestern def. Hayward 3-2 (23-25, 23-25, 25-11, 25-14, 15-8).
Superior def. Duluth Denfeld 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-8).
International Falls def. Rock Ridge 3-0 (25-9, 25-23, 25-19)
Carlton def. McGregor (25-11, 25-12, 25-10).
Hermantown def. Hibbing 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-12).
Grand Rapids def. Duluth East 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-20)
Floodwood def. Silver Bay 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-11)
Esko def. Barnum 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-15)
Solon Springs def. Bayfield 3-2 (23-25, 15-25, 25-13, 25-14, 17-15)

Superior’s Diedrick Nikoi (23) gets under a bouncing ball in front of Duluth Denfeld’s Brayden Rock (12)
Superior’s Diedrick Nikoi (23) gets under a bouncing ball in front of Duluth Denfeld’s Brayden Rock (12) in the first half of the game at the NBC Spartan Sports Center in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Superior’s Dancha Stauber (26) maintains control of the ball in front of Duluth Denfeld’s Parker Chastey (8)
Superior’s Dancha Stauber (26) maintains control of the ball in front of Duluth Denfeld’s Parker Chastey (8) in the first half of the game at the NBC Spartan Sports Center in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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