Eagles run twice in three days

Brennah Ricketts of Midland (11) tips the ball past a North Fayette Valley blocker during the Lisbon Invitational Sept. 21.

Trenton Rickels of Midland competes in the Cascade Invitational, which was moved to Anamosa Middle School, on Sept. 19. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Cross country

     Midland hosted an invitational meet Sept. 17 at Little Bear Country Club in Wyoming.

     The Eagles finished sixth among eight boys’ teams, scoring 163 points. Tipton won the meet with a score of 31, Northeast of Goose Lake was second with 90, and Calamus-Wheatland finished third with 99.

     Trenton Rickels finished 19th overall to lead the Eagles, with a time of 20 minutes, 49 seconds. Tanner Stoll was 29th in 21:47, Milo Smith 31st in 21:49, Jon Thomsen 38th in 23:20, Ethan Milder 46th in 25:25, Bryce Rushford 47th in 25:54.

     Alyssa Brown ran for the Midland girls, and finished 29th in 34:07.

     Two days later, the Eagles competed in the Cascade Invitational, which was actually moved to Anamosa Middle School due to course conditions at the usual site, Fillmore Fairways.

     The Eagle boys finished 10th with 279 points. Rickels finished 16th in 19:19, Milder was 59th in 22:54, Smith ran 63rd in 23:43, Rushford was 64th in 24:15, and Thomsen finished 67th in 25:12. No Midland girls ran in the meet.



     Easton Valley scored 30 first quarter points to take a 30-8 lead, and pulled away with a 28-0 second half to defeat Midland 58-8 in Eight-player, District 3 football Sept. 20 in Wyoming.

     Midland (0-2, 2-2) was held to 186 yards total offense, while the River Hawks rolled up 469. Britan Martens was the Eagles’ leading rusher, with 20 carries for 86 yards. Jensen Dodge scored the lone Midland touchdown on a kickoff return.

     Defensively, Austin Weinshank made eight tackles, while Alex Smith and Sawyer Hansen had 6.5 tackles apiece.



     Midland played its first Tri-Rivers Conference match of the season, as well as the Lisbon Tournament, last week.

     The Eagles (0-1, 2-17) played host to East Buchanan in a TRC match Sept. 19, and lost in four sets, with scores of 25-23, 12-25, 22-25, 13-25. Taylor Bahnsen had 23 of the team’s 71 digs, while Ella Rupp had 15 and Brennah Ricketts had nine. Hope Soroka put up 13 assists. Four Eagles had at least five kills: Ricketts with six, and Arianna Hacke, Allison Paulsen and Rupp with five apiece. Soroka served three aces.

     Midland went 0-5 in the Lisbon Tournament Sept. 21. The Eagles opened with a 9-21, 6-21 loss to Lisbon. Rupp had three kills, and Soroka made six assists.

     Against North Fayette Valley, the Eagles lost 10-21, 8-21. Bahnsen had six digs, while Paulsen and Rupp had five apiece. Hacke served two aces.

     The Eagles then faced Mediapolis, and lost 8-21, 12-21. Rupp had six digs and served 7-for-7 in that match.

     Next, the Eagles faced Monticello, and lost 12-21, 12-21. Ricketts had four kills. Soroka made five assists, and Madisyn Kreel had three. Paulsen had six digs. Hacke served two aces.

     The last match was against Calamus-Wheatland. Midland took the Warriors to a third set, but lost 19-25, 25-23, 10-15. Three Eagles had double-digit digs: Bahnsen with 15, Rupp with 14, and Soroka with 10. Ricketts had eight kills, Hacke had six, and Rupp had five. Kreel made eight assists; Soroka recorded seven. Maisie Paulsen served three aces, and Bahnsen served two.



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