Wildcats earn their second meet title

Michael Schaul eyes the course for Maquoketa Valley in the Cascade Invitational Sept. 16 at Fillmore Fairways. MV won the boys’ championship in the event. (Photo by Pete Temple)

Cross country

     Maquoketa Valley earned its second boys cross country championship of the season, winning the Cascade Invitational Sept. 16 at Fillmore Fairways.

     The Wildcats totaled 80 points, beating runner-up Iowa City Regina by eight. Dubuque Wahlert was another eight points back in third, with 96.

     MV, ranked third in the state in Class 1A, had two of the top five runners, and three of the top 10. Nolan Ries finished fourth in 17:53.1, Cy Huber was fifth in 17:57.6, and Michael Schaul was ninth in 18:38.8. Rounding out the scoring were Arion Rave, 26th in 19:52.1; and Matthew Schaul, 36th in 20:23.8.

     “The boys showed a certain toughness in their race,” said Pat Meehan, who co-coaches the team with Sara Dever. “They rose to the challenge and competed as they did in previous meets even though this was a much tougher course.”

     For the Wildcat girls, who did not have enough runners for a team score, Isabel Imler led the way, taking 32nd place in 24:37.0. McKenna Bush finished in 29:07.6, Jordan Hogan in 30:10.5, and Allison Hogan in 34:59.7.



     One conference match and a tournament made up Maquoketa Valley’s volleyball action from last week.

     The Wildcats (3-8) lost a Tri-Rivers Conference match at home against Edgewood-Colesburg Sept. 16, by scores of 20-25, 16-25, 21-25. Molly Anderegg and Carissa Sabers each had four kills, as Kennedy Rausch made seven assists. Lili Baures recorded 11 digs, and Sabers had 10. Kylie Chesnut and Sabers each had five of the team’s 20 blocks. Avery Krapfl served 11-for-11.

     On Saturday, Sept. 18, MV played in the West Delaware Tournament, and lost four matches. The Wildcats opened against West Delaware, and lost 7-21, 6-21. McKenna Thompson had five digs, and Baures had four.

     Against Starmont, MV fell 10-21, 13-21. Bianka Ronnebaum and Chesnut had four kills apiece. Rausch made six assists, and Sabers had five.

     Next came a 6-21, 17-21 loss to Independence. Thompson had eight digs, Baures had six and Rausch recorded five. Sabers had three blocks.

     The Wildcats then had a rematch with Ed-Co, but lost 11-21, 16-21. Thompson had eight digs, and Baures had seven. Bianka Ronnebaum had two blocks.



     Maquoketa Valley traveled to Bellevue for a Class A, District 4 football game Sept. 17, and lost 28-0. The host Comets scored 21 first half points to take early control, and kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard.

     MV freshman quarterback T.J. Cook completed nine of 28 passes for 95 yards. Lance McShane was the leading receiver with four catches for 49 yards.

     Tackle leaders for the Wildcats (0-2, 1-3) were Aidan Salow with 13 and McShane with 10. Caden Ronnebaum had two interceptions.



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