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Prep report: Duluth East, Rock Ridge, Hibbing reach 7AA tennis quarterfinals

The quarterfinals in the team tournament are Thursday at campus sites.

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Three Northland girls tennis teams advanced into the quarterfinals of the Section 7AA tournament, which kicked into full swing on Tuesday.

Duluth East sprung a mild upset, overcoming its ninth seed to knock off No. 8 Cambridge-Isanti 5-2 in Cambridge, Minnesota. The Bluejackets won at both No. 1 and 2 singles, but the Greyhounds took everything else.

East's top two doubles teams gutted out three-set wins: Taran Dimberio and Lillian Kimber outlasted Leslie Bleess and Isabelle Sullivan 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. At No. 2, Norah Powell and Ella McCarthy won the first set 6-4 before losing a second-set tiebreaker 7-5. In the deciding set, the East duo edged Hannah Bingham and Lyla Hajek 7-5.

East will face top-seeded Elk River in the next round after the Elks dismissed Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 7-0 a day after the Lumberjacks ousted Duluth Denfeld from the play-in round 6-1 on Monday.

Second-seeded Rock Ridge cruised past Andover 7-0 and will meet No. 7 Pequot Lakes in the quarters after the Patriots dismissed Grand Rapids 6-1.

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Third-seeded Hibbing swept Hermantown 7-0 and will advance to face No. 6 Forest Lake.

Quarterfinal matches in the team tournament take place on Thursday at the high seeds.

VOLLEYBALL

Duluth East 3, Superior 0

Ola Okoro reached the 1,000-assist mark for Duluth East volleyball on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as the Greyhounds swept Superior 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 26-24).

Some of those assists went to Ayla Oltmanns, who had 11 kills and 13 digs. Schmidt added 12 digs and Okoro had 11 herself.

Esko 3, Cromwell-Wright 0

Gabby Martenson's 17-kill night helped the Eskomos cruise 25-17, 25-12, 25-13.

Kyra Johnson added 13 kills from some of Kaitlin Lattner's 35 assists. Lizzie Hartlieb was Esko's dig leader with 11.

Northwestern 3, Ladysmith 1

Four different Tigers posted at least 13 digs as the Tigers improved to 4-2 in Heart O'North play.

Kayla Paulson finished with a team-best 23 digs to go with her 10 kills, while Brynn Hessel had an excellent all-around performance with 18 digs and a team-best 15 kills.

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Addison Hanson added 14 digs and Shelby Hessel 13, some of them contributing to Brinley Tonn's 35 assists.

Moose Lake/Willow River 3, Carlton 2

The Rebels outlasted the Bulldogs 15-13 in the fifth set for the win in the Carlton County clash.

Alexis Hoffman finished with 11 kills and three aces for MLWR, while Jorja Jusczak had 35 digs.

GIRLS SOCCER

Duluth Denfeld 3, Esko 2

A pair of goals from Caddy Taylor and a pair of assists from Alyssa Doyle helped the Hunters stop the Eskomos' win streak at 11.

Luci Chastey had Denfeld's third goal and Cayley Larson made seven saves.

Jordyn Randa and Ava Korby scored for the Eskomos.

Duluth East 1, Cloquet-Carlton 0

Bailey Coole's second-half goal was enough for a win for the Greyhounds, who have won four straight games.

BOYS SOCCER

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, St. Francis 0

Lucas Rauner made all five saves as the Lumberjacks made it a dozen consecutive wins.

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Jordan Aultman and Elijah Aultman scored in the first half and Hudson Snesrud had an insurance goal.

GOLF

Superior concludes season at sectional meet

Brynn Johnson shot 100 to lead two Superior golfers competing as individuals on Tuesday at the WIAA Division 1 girls sectional meet at Troy Burne in Hudson, Wisconsin.

The total netted the sophomore a 24th place finish.

Teammate Autumn Cooper, a junior, shot 104 and finished tied for 33rd.

PREP SCOREBOARD
BOYS SOCCER
Grand Rapids 5, Hibbing/Chisholm 3
PACT 2, Proctor 2 (OT)
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3, St. Francis 0
GIRLS SOCCER
Duluth Denfeld 3, Esko 2
Duluth East 1, Cloquet-Carlton 0
Bemidji 1, Grand Rapids 1 (OT)
GIRLS TENNIS
Elk River 7, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 6, Duluth Denfeld 1 (Mon.)
Duluth East 5, Cambridge-Isanti 2
Rock Ridge 7, Andover 0
Pequot Lakes 6, Grand Rapids 1
Hibbing 7, Hermantown 0
VOLLEYBALL
Cloquet def. Hibbing 3-0 (25-5, 25-11, 25-7).
Northwestern def. Ladysmith 3-1 (25-17, 25-15, 16-25, 26-24).
Moose Lake-Willow River def. Carlton 3-2 (29-27, 21-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-13)
Esko def. Cromwell-Wright 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-13)
Ely def. Lakeview Christian Academy 3-0 (25-4, 25-14, 25-2)
Floodwood def. Cook County 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-18)
Grand Rapids def. Hermantown 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-18)
Duluth East def. Superior 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 26-24)
Cherry def. Littlefork-Big Falls 3-0
South Ridge def. McGregor 3-0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-10)

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