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Prep Report: Hermantown knocks out Greenway in Section 7AA volleyball

Samantha Kallberg and Kelsey Marceski each had 10 kills to lead Hermantown past Greenway 3-0 in a Section 7AA high school volleyball first-round match Wednesday night at Hermantown.

Samantha Kallberg and Kelsey Marceski each had 10 kills to lead Hermantown past Greenway 3-0 in a Section 7AA high school volleyball first-round match Wednesday night at Hermantown.

The 26-24, 25-23, 25-9 victory puts the fourth-seeded Hawks (21-7) in Friday's 6 p.m. quarterfinal against top-seeded Hibbing (21-7) at Esko. The Bluejackets defeated Two Harbors 3-0.

Cloquet 3, Pequot Lakes 0

The host Lumberjacks advanced to the 7AA quarterfinals with a 25-16, 28-26, 25-18 victory.

Esko 3, Proctor 0

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Kayla Handevidt totaled 13 kills, part of Keely Deadrick's 32 set assists, as the host Eskomos won the 7AA first-round match 25-10, 25-17, 25-10.

Jamie Rust, coming off a severely sprained ankle, had 10 assists for Esko (24-6), which advances to a quarterfinal matchup against Hinckley-Finlayson. The Jaguars upended host Moose Lake-Willow River 3-1 behind 6-foot-8 Amber Dvorak's 16 kills.

Girls Tennis

virginia splits, to play for fifth at state

Top-ranked Rochester Lourdes defeated No. 8 Virginia 7-0 in Wednesday's Minnesota Class A high school girls tennis quarterfinals at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

Undefeated Lourdes, which has won 10 of the last 11 state championships, was led by senior Alexa Palen, who won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0 against Virginia sophomore Amanda Arbogast, the Section 7A champion.

Virginia (18-2) entered the quarterfinals on a 17-match win streak. The Blue Devils defeated Benson-Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 6-1 in the consolation semifinals and meets Maple River for fifth place at noon today.

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