Wildcats finish third at Fillmore


Cross country

     Maquoketa Valley placed third in an 11-team boys’ race at the Cascade Invitational Cross Country Meet Sept. 17 at Fillmore Fairways.

     Clear Creek-Amana won the team title with 48 points, Dubuque Wahlert was second with 67, and MV was third with 88, edging Monticello by one point.

     Cy Huber led the Wildcats, placing fifth in 17 minutes, 54.2 seconds. Nolan Ries was seventh in 18:08.4, followed by teammates Michael Schaul, 17th in 19:02.2; Mitch Heims, 23rd in 19:32.7; Landin Frasher, 41st in 20:35.0; Brock Trenkamp, 21:00.3; and Toby Grimm, 58th in 21:42.4. Huber, Ries and Schaul were medal-winners.

     MV’s girls ran in the junior varsity race, finishing fourth with 108 points. Leading the team was Allison Hogan, who was 32nd in 31:02.6. Josie Teymer finished in 32:24.6, about five minutes faster than in her previous race at MFL MarMac.



     A back-and-forth football game wound up with North Linn pulling out a 39-36 victory over Maquoketa Valley Sept. 18 in Delhi.

     The Lynx won the game despite the efforts of MV quarterback Parker Sternhagen, who carried 24 times for 224 yards and three touchdowns, and also passed for 143 yards and a score.

     The game was close throughout, with MV leading 16-12 after one quarter, trailing the Lynx 19-16 at the half, and regaining a 28-25 lead after the third quarter.

     The Wildcats (1-1, 1-3) outgained North Linn 502 to 386, including 359 rushing yards. Zach Digman had nine carries for 109 yards and a touchdown. Owen Mensen was the team’s leading receiver with three catches for 51 yards. Andrew Kloser had two catches, including a seven-yard touchdown reception.



     Maquoketa Valley played in the competitive West Delaware Volleyball Tournament Sept. 19, and went 2-2 for the day.

     The Wildcats (1-0, 8-3) won their first two matches, starting with a 22-20, 21-12 win over Oelwein. Emerson Whittenbauch had eight kills, and Taya Tucker, back from injury, had six. Carissa Sabers made 10 assists. The team had 44 digs, led by Whittenbaugh with 12 and Ella Imler with seven. Payton Beaman and Amaya Hunt had six digs apiece. Tucker served four aces.

     MV then swept Edgewood-Colesburg 21-15, 21-3. Whittenbaugh had 11 kills in that one, as Sabers made 14 assists. Tucker served three aces. Sabers and Beaman had eight and seven digs, respectively. Kylie Chesnut had three blocks.

     Against West Delaware, the Wildcats lost 9-21, 15-21. Whittenbaugh had nine kills and 13 digs. Imler had 12 digs, and Sabers had 12 assists.

     Maquoketa Valley then lost to Independence, 17-21, 13-21. Sabers had 11 digs and eight assists. Whittenbaugh had nine kills.

     Prior to the West Delaware Tournament, the Wildcats traveled to Edgewood-Colesburg Sept. 17, and won 25-8, 25-17, 25-16.

     Chesnut recorded a team-high 11 kills, Whittenbaugh had 10 and Beaman had nine in the win. Sabers made 24 assists. Whittenbaugh also served 20-for-20 with three aces. Avery Krapfl was 13-for-13, and Sabers served 12-for-12.

     Defensively, Krista Ries made three blocks, and Sabers had two. Whittenbaugh was the dig leader with 12, and Imler had 10.



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