Wildcats win TRC matches



     Maquoketa Valley posted a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference volleyball wins last week, evening its conference record at 2-2 and overall record at 9-9.

     The first one was a four-set win at home against North Linn, by scores of 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18. Two Wildcats had double-digit kills: Maci Freiburger with 15 and Emerson Whittenbaugh with 12, while Olivia Hoeger added nine. Maddy Anderegg put up 37 assists. The team had 81 digs, led by Ella Imler with 25. Freiburger had 12, while Brooke Wilson, Anderegg and Whittenbaugh had 10 apiece. Whittenbaugh also served 14-for-14 with four aces.

     The Wildcats then traveled to Springville, and pulled out a five-set victory, with scores of 22-25, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 15-7. Whittenbaugh had 16 kills, 19 digs, and served 15-for-15 with four aces. Wilson had eight kills, and Hoeger added seven. Anderegg had 31 assists and 20 digs. Imler had 20 digs, and Freiburger had 12. Freiburger served 18-for-18, and Imler was 10-for-10.


Cross country

     Maquoketa Valley’s cross country boys finished 11th out of 23 teams at the Western Dubuque Invitational Sept. 27 in Epworth.

     Leading the way for the Wildcats was Chance Downs, who was 22nd individually with a time of 17 minutes, 41.3 seconds.

     Mason Lubben was 62nd in 18:45.3, Derek Mensen finished 67th in 18:56.0, Ethan Doyl was 69th in 19:03.0, Nolan Ries was 92nd in 19:56.1, and Canyon Richardson was 112th in 20:27.4.

     Maquoketa Valley’s girls ran in the junior varsity race, and were led by Kriya Atwell, 68th in 25:02.9.



     Maquoketa Valley played host to Edgewood-Colesburg Sept. 21, and lost 21-7.

     Norman Wilson had 78 rushing yards and 95 passing yards in the game, and scored the only touchdown of the game for the Wildcats (0-5) on a four-yard run. Derek Becker rushed for 48 yards.

     Picking up receiving yards were James Legassick with 32, Becker with 28, Owen Mensen with 19 and Trent Koopmann with 16.

     Defensively, Mensen had an interception. Wilson led the team in tackles with 4.5, Legassick had four, while Michael Feldmann and Brian Heims had 3.5 each.



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