Wildcats race in Monticello

Maquoketa Valley runners run as a pack at the Monticello meet Saturday. From left are Mason Lubben, Michael Schaul and Derek Mensen. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Emma Doyl competes for Maquoketa Valley at the Monticello Invitational Sept. 14.

Cross country

     Maquoketa Valley competed in the Monticello Invitational Sept. 14, with the Wildcat boys finishing seventh in their race and the girls taking 11th in theirs.

     Chance Downs led the MV boys, finishing 34th with a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds. Nolan Ries was 37th in 18:14, Cy Huber took 39th in 18:16, Michael Schaul was 43rd in 18:31; and Preston Roling finished 45th in 18:34.

     For the MV girls, Jaiden Porter was 31st overall in 22:20, Emma Doyl was 50th in 23:05; Kriya Atwell took 63rd in 23:56; Reece Mensen finished 74th in 27:39, and Jordan Hogan was 77th in 29:12.



     Maquoketa Valley battled a strong Cascade team, and came up on the short end of a 27-16 score Sept. 13 at Cascade.

     Parker Sternhagen completed 15 of 24 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns, including a pass to Trent Koopmann for a 37-yard score. Koopmann was the leading receiver for the Wildcats (0-3), with eight catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

     Defensively, Andrew Kloser was the leading tackler for MV with 7.5, and Zach Digman had seven. Getting 5.5 tackles apiece were Isaac Kramer, Carter Kruse, Koopmann and Sternhagen.



     Maquoketa Valley had four matches in a three-day span during volleyball action last week.

     MV (3-3) hosted a quadrangular meet Sept. 10, winning one of three matches.

     The Wildcats lost to West Central of Maynard, 12-25, 23-25. Taya Tucker had five kills, and Emerson Whittenbaugh had three. Carissa Sabers made 11 assists. Ella Imler was the team’s dig leader with 14.

     MV then faced MFL MarMac, and won 25-21, 25-15. Sabers had 24 assists, many of them to Whittenbaugh, who had 11 kills. Payton Beaman and Tucker had six kills each. Three Wildcats were in double digits for digs: Imler with 14, Whittenbaugh with 13 and Sabers with 12. Tucker had four blocks, and Lydia Helle had three.

     Against Lisbon, the Wildcats lost 25-17, 22-25, 12-15. Whittenbaugh had 14 kills and 10 digs in that match. Sabers had 14 assists and 11 digs. Imler had 14 digs, and served 12-for-12. Tucker had five kills and four blocks.

     On Sept. 12, Maquoketa Valley won a Tri-Rivers Conference match at Easton Valley in three sets, with scores of 25-22, 25-7, 25-22. Whittenbaugh had 28 kills, 13 digs, and served 18-for-18 with five aces. Sabers had 24 assists, 12 digs, and served 16-for-16. Imler had 20 digs. Beaman had 11 digs and four aces.



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