Abby Wennersten (six digs) and Maddie Rahman (seven set assists) led the host Tigers but it wasn’t enough as Cumberland cruised to the 3-0 road win over Northwestern on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 in Maple.

Northwestern boys take top-five at Rice Lake

Northwestern earned a top-five finish in the boys team event in the 26-team Rice Lake Invitational on Tuesday.

Solon Springs and Superior finished back to back in 14th and 15th places. Osceola, Hudson and New Richmond took the top three places.

Junior Emmett Johnson of Northwestern led local runners with an eighth-place finish, finishing in 17 minutes, 18.94 seconds, 55 seconds behind winner Quinn McDonald of Osceola. Tiger teammate Emmett Nelson landed in 20th in 18:00.

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Dylan Taggert (32nd) led Solon Springs with a personal-best 18:23, while Superior's top finisher was Shane Leask (18:35) in 41st.

Northwestern finished eighth among girls teams, with Superior in 14th and Solon Springs in 19th. Menomonie won the meet by a wide margin.

Tayler McMeekin of Superior (19:58) landed comfortably within the top 10 in eighth.

Shayna Wick (38th) was Northwestern's best finisher (22:02).