Wildcats' Sabers reaches milestone

Carissa Sabers


     Maquoketa Valley senior Carissa Sabers reached a volleyball milestone, recording her 500th career dig during a home match against Springville Sept. 28.

     The Wildcats (1-4, 4-16) lost the match in three sets, by scores of 10-25, 8-25, 10-25. Kylie Chesnut had six of the team’s 18 kills, Carissa Sabers had five, and Haley Ronnebaum had four. Kennedy Rausch made 13 assists. Lili Baures led the team in digs with five. Chesnut had four blocks.

     MV bounced back to score a road win at Alburnett Sept. 30, by scores of 25-20, 25-16, 25-18. Chesnut had a big night with 15 kills and eight blocks. Rausch made 14 assists, and Keira Leytem had seven. Dig leaders were Baures with eight and Kendra Hillers with seven. Molly Anderegg and Rausch had three blocks apiece. Anna Deutmeyer served three aces.


Cross country

     Maquoketa Valley’s cross country teams competed in the Jesup Invitational Sept. 28.

     The Wildcats took third in the boys race with a score of 141, behind Waverly-Shell Rock (107) and GCGR of Grundy Center (122).

     Individually, Cy Huber and Nolan Ries finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with a times of 17:05.2 and 17:05.8. Michael Schaul was 16th in 17:57.1, George Livingston took 56th in 18:46.5, and Matthew Schaul was 60th in 18:52.8.

     Maquoketa Valley’s girls ran in the junior varsity race, and were led by Isabel Imler, who was second overall in 23:26.9.



     Maquoketa Valley traveled to Guttenberg to face Clayton Ridge in a Class A, District 4 football game Oct. 1, and lost 41-6.

     The Wildcats (0-4, 1-5) trailed 13-6 at halftime, and were still in it at 20-6 with one quarter to play, but the Eagles scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

     Lance McShane had a big night offensively for MV, rushing 26 times for 172 yards and the team’s only touchdown. T.J. Cook completed seven of 19 passes for 60 yards. Landen Deutmeyer caught four passes for 33 yards.

     Caden Ries, Carter Klaren and Cook had interceptions for the MV defense.




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