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SPORTS

SECTION C NOVEMBER 21, 2013


REVIEW
Opponent Result Score
St. Louis Park W 21-7
Foley L 7-42
Redwood Valley W 26-2
Pipestone W 34-6
Luverne W 39-13
Marshall W 35-14
Windom W 42-7
Worthington W 44-23
Section 3AA Tournament
St. James W 56-0
Martin County West W 51-12
Maple River W 23-7
Class AA State Tournament
Chatfeld L 6-32
Overall record: 10-2
SWC record: 6-0
2013 JCC football results
Opponent Result Score
Southwestern United W 3-0
St. James W 3-0
Redwood Valley W 3-0
Rochesster Mayo L 0-2
Anoka W 2-0
Eagan L 0-2
Shakopee W 2-1
Mankato East W 3-0
Luverne W 3-0
Mankato East W 2-1
Westbrook-Walnut Grove W 2-0
Cannon Falls W 2-1
Minneota L 1-2
Spirit Lake W 3-0
Marshall L 0-3
Fairmont W 3-0
Blue Earth Area W 3-0
Windom W 3-2
Visitation W 2-1
Edina L 1-2
Sioux Falls Roosevelt L 1-2
Tri-City United W 2-1
Hill-Murray L 0-2
New Ulm W 3-0
Worthington W 3-1
Martin County West W 3-1
Pipestone W 3-0
Section 3AA Tournament
Fairmont W 3-0
Pipestone W 3-0
Marshall L 0-3
Overall record: 22-8
SWC record: 5-1
2013 JCC volleyball results
Only one team won a set
against the Marshall Ti-
gers in the postseason this
season. And it wasnt at the
state tournament or even in
the section finals.
by DAN CONDON
Sports Editor
by DAN CONDON
Sports Editor
Huskies top 20 wins for seventh straight season
JCC volleyball team
had season end
to eventual state
champion Marshall
It was Jackson County
Central in the Section 3AA
sub-section finals on Hal-
loween.
The Ti gers went on
to sweep Morris Area/
Chokia/Alberta in the sec-
tion finals and sweep their
way through the state tour-
nament.
Thats the way things
have gone lately for the
Huskies: put an excellent
team on the court, only to
lose in the section tourna-
ment to the eventual state
champions.
We were the team that
played them toughest in
the tournament, JCC head
coach Teresa VanEpps
said. So was our match the
state title match?
Marshall was the only
team to beat JCC in South-
west Conference action
this year as JCC went 5-1
in the conference and 20-7
in the regular season. After
opening the section tourna-
ment with two wins, JCC
lost to Marshall to finish
the season 22-8.
Seven of those losses
came in tournaments
both regular season and
postseason as JCC faced
stiff competition at Lakev-
ille North and Shakopee
tournaments, as well as its
own tourney.
Those are the types of
tournaments we need to go
to to be successful. Play-
ing those squads that push
you to the limit helps you
push forward and to know
where you need to go,
VanEpps said. We learn
when were playing a team
and losing 25-20. We dont
learn when were winning
25-2 or 25-5.
A balanced team helped
the Huskies all fall, but
VanEpps credits her two
seniors, Kenna Bannister
and Shelby Benson, for
leading the team.
Neither played a whole
lot prior to this season, but
both put together fine final
seasons.
My two seniors, Im
sure glad they stuck it
out, VanEpps said. Im
so proud of them and what
they did in the offseason. I
think it says a ton for their
character; how many kids
do you know their junior
year not see much of the
court and then shine their
senior year?
Bannister was second on
the team with 203 kills and
her 161 digs were the third-
most. She also had 37 ace
serves and 27 set assists.
Kenna did a fabulous
job this year, VanEpps
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Photo by Dan Condon
Kegan Moore follows a block from Matt Schmit after taking a handoff from Shadrach Wacker during a game this
season. All three were all-Southwest Conference players this season.
Photo by Dan Condon
Sarah Brandt (2), Sydney Eddy (11), Kaylee Burmeister (3), Rachel Johnson (back right), Kathryn Nasby (middle
right) and Sydney Nyborg (front right) celebrate a point for Jackson County Central this season.
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Heading into the season,
the Jackson County Central
football team had plenty of
question marks after losing
several key players from a
team that went to the state
tournament in 2012.
The Huskies answered
all those questions with
passing grades as they
made it back-to-back sec-
tion championships and
the first outright Southwest
Conference championship
since 2009.
I thought we had a great
year, head coach Tom
Schuller said. Anytime
you can get 10 victories,
thats high-rent district.
Conference, section championships highlight season
Back-to-back trips
to state tourney for
JCC football team
That means you made it out
of the section.
The Huskies went 7-1
during the regular season,
with their lone loss coming
to Foley in the second game
of the year. Following that
loss, the Huskies ran the
table in the conference,
outscoring opponents 220-
65 in league games.
JCC took its six-game
win streak into the playoffs
and had little trouble in the
first two section games,
winning 56-0 and 51-12 to
move to the section finals.
There, t he Huski es
earned their second con-
secutive trip to the state
tournament by beating
Maple River 23-7.
JCC lost 32-6 to Chatfield
in the Class AA state quar-
terfinals to have its season
end with a 10-2 mark.
Getting out of the sec-
tion is always a highlight,
Schuller said.
Part of the reason for
JCCs success was a strong
group of seniors and a
dominant line on both sides
of the ball.
The Huskies had 13 se-
niors, with quite a few of
them having playing ex-
perience heading into this
season.
They had a huge im-
pact, Schuller said. That
was a great class for us.
They had a hand in win-
ning 20 ball games the last
two years.
Two of those meaningful
seniors were Matt Schmit
and Nolan Hohenstein, who
were in their third year on
the offensive and defen-
sive lines. The two, along
with senior Chris Baker,
brought experience to an
offensive line that paved
the way for the Huskies to
rush for 3,284 yards this
fall.
Joining the three return-
ers on the offensive line
were senior Zach Paulson
and sophomore Michael
Miller.
Those five, along with
senior tight end Ryan
Brighton and junior tight
end Freeman Scott, made
things easy for a backfield
that was fairly new.
Senior Shadrach Wack-
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Peter Nasby (left) and Jordan Cushman (above) run at
meets this season for Jackson County Central.
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Montgomery 22 9
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I-90 (Fairmont) 6 5
Adrian 11 6
Southwest Conference 7 4
Section 3A 10 7
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Annika Lilleberg (left) and Jessica Christoffer run side-by-side during the Southwest Conference meet.
by DAN CONDON
Sports Editor
Girls finally field
full team, boys
come on strong
Things are looking up for
the cross country teams at
Jackson County Central.
The girls fielded a full
team all season after a
couple seasons of not doing
so and the boys finished the
year with arguably their
best meet of the season.
Deep girls team does well
After two seasons with-
out a full team, the Huskies
had some depth on their
roster this season.
JCC started with a full
varsity squad and got even
better with the addition of a
pair of eighth-graders mid-
way through the season.
Through it all, freshman
Annika Lilleberg and se-
nior Sam Swift were team
leaders.
Swift was the fastest JCC
girl in the seasons first
meet and then Lilleberg
took over the lead spot the
next five meets.
Lilleberg had a time
faster than 17 minutes
four times this season and
Swift was under 18 minutes
seven times. Lillebergs
best time of the season
was 16:15 in Fairmont and
Swifts best was 17:02 on
the same course.
Swift was voted the
teams most dedicated run-
Cross country teams flled with improvements
ner, an award head coach
Rafe York said she earned
because of her work ethic
and great attitude. Lille-
berg was the teams runner
of the year.
Freshman Jayni Ander-
son was a scoring runner
in every meet for JCC this
season, finishing as the
second Husky once. She
had a season-best time of
16:58 in Fairmont and was
faster than 18 minutes five
times.
Midway through the sea-
son, eighth-graders Jes-
sica Christoffer and Molly
Boyum made the jump
from junior high to var-
sity and immediately made
their presence felt.
The girls were com-
petitive all season and the
ranks were bolstered mid-
way through the season
when the eighth-graders
made the jump to varsity.
It was an eclectic group,
but they pulled together on
race days.
Christoffer was the fast-
est Husky in the final two
meets of the season, includ-
ing when she finished 15
th

at the Southwest Confer-
ence meet and 22
nd
at the
Section 3A meet. She was
consistent in her four var-
sity races, with all of her
times being between 16:23
and 16:33.
Jessica was a nice sur-
prise, York said. She
made the jump from mid-
dle school to varsity and
continued to excel.
Boyum was JCCs fifth
runner in all four meets
she ran in and she ran a
season-best time of 18:02
twice.
Sophomore Jadin Bez-
dicek had her score count
in four meets and was un-
der 19 minutes three times.
Sophomore Elyse Johnson
bettered the 19-minute
mark four times, with a
season-best time of 18:24
in Fairmont.
Freshman Karli Cavness
ran a season-best 18:03 in
Fairmont and exchange
student Oda Kristensen
had a season-best time of
19:19 when she was JCCs
fifth runner in Worthing-
ton.
Sophomor e Kayl ee
Rosenkranz ran in two
varsity meets for JCC and
freshman Rhilynn Luh-
mann-Reyes ran in three.
The Huskies were fourth
in the conference meet and
placed seventh in the sec-
tion meet.
Just having a full team
was something for the girls
to be proud of said first-
year head coach York.
I think the returners
from previous seasons
probably appreciated hav-
ing a full team more than
I did, simply because I
wasnt here for the leaner
years, he said.
York said the team hopes
to continue its upward
trend.
The girls who are re-
turning are looking for-
ward to improving next
year, he said. Theyre
planning to participate in
our summer program and
to run some road races
together next summer. In
addition to the returning
varsity runners, we also
have a full team of mid-
dle-schoolers returning.
Im excited for the girls
future.
Boys finish strong
The JCC boys had some
ups and downs throughout
the season, but all seven
varsity runners had either
their best or second-best
race of the year at the sec-
tion meet.
The boys had a bit of an
up and down season, York
said. We finished last in
the conference, but pulled
out a top-10 finish at the
section meet.
York said that meet was
the highlight of the season.
Achieving the goal of
finishing in the top-10 at
the section meet would
have to be the highlight,
he said. It was nice to see
everything come together
in the final meet.
The Huskies were a se-
nior-dominated team, with
six on the team.
Leading the way was
Peter Nasby, who was the
fastest JCC runner in all
seven meets he competed
in. Nasbys fastest finish
was 18:24 at Fairmont and
he ran 18:27 in the final
race of his career to place
30
th
at sections.
Senior Jeremiah Flat-
gard was the fastest Hus-
ky once and had his time
count in all eight meets.
His best time was 19:13 at
sections and he ran 19:30 at
the conference meet.
Although he never was a
scoring runner for the Hus-
kies, senior Jack Ziemer
made an impression in
his only season of cross
country. Ziemer had a sea-
son-best time of 28:16 at
the conference meet and
trimmed nearly four min-
utes off his first meet of
the season.
The Triple Threat of
Peter Nasby, Jeremiah
Flatgard and Jack Ziemer
set the tone for the team
with their combination of
work ethic and goofiness,
York said.
Senior Jordan Ringgen-
berg was JCCs second
finisher five times, with
his best time coming with
a 19:12 at the section meet.
He also ran 19:41 at the
conference meet, giving
Ringgenberg his two best
times of the season in his
final two races.
Jordan Ringgenberg
was a steady presence who
seemed to get better every
meet, York said.
Junior Warren Darling
also kept improving and
was JCCs four runner five
times and second finisher
once. In his first season
of cross country, Darling
had a season-best 19:48 in
Fairmont and was just two
seconds slower at sections.
Senior Jordan Cushman
finished strong, posting
by far his best time of the
season at the section meet.
There, he ran 19:54 to place
67
th
. His second-best time
was 20:18 in Worthington
early in the season.
At the section meet,
Jordan Cushman displayed
some competitive fire that
I wasnt sure he had, York
said.
Senior Bradley Gus-
tafson was a scoring run-
ner twice and had season-
best 20:37 at sections.
Bradley was one of the
track kids I recruited and
he made an impact by be-
ing in our top seven all
season, York said.
Junior Jack Ringkob was
a scoring runner twice and
sophomore Matthew Ring-
kob, sophomore Jeremiah
Manwarren and freshman
Wyatt Weier were scoring
runners once. Junior An-
drew Torgerson also ran
two varsity meets for JCC.
York said the six seniors
stand out from this season
and will be missed heading
into next year.
Losing six runners from
a team of 14 will obviously
have an impact from a
numbers standpoint, but
well also miss their lead-
ership and ability, he said.
The Huskies will have to
find capable replacements
if Yorks plans of building
a quality program happen.
I want to keep build-
ing the program, he said.
This years team set the
baseline and now its time
to start advancing.
York gets help
York said there were a
few things that made his
first season as head coach
a success.
One was former head
coach Kerri Kocak coming
back to help him.
I cant thank Kerri Ko-
cak enough for coming
out of retirement to be
my assistant, he said.
The other was a supportive
group of parents.
Our parent s were
great, he said. Working
at our meet, throwing pasta
parties, getting their kids
to school for 6:30 practice
on the really hot days,
supporting the kids at the
meets; they were awe-
some.
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For the second year in
a row, the Jackson Coun-
ty Central cheerleading
squad got to cheer at the
state tournament. On the
sideline for every JCC foot-
ball game this season were
the cheerleaders, and that
was no different during the
Huskies run through the
playoffs.
In fact, the cheerleaders
performed during halftime
of the Class AA state tour-
nament, with part of that
routine done in just a day.
That was made possible
by a group of cheerleaders
that put in a lot of time all
throughout the season.
They work hard, head
coach Barb Tvinnereim
said. They are never will-
ing to settle for less than
their best. Weve had prac-
tice every day. Sometimes
we practice in the morning.
They really do try to repre-
sent JCC well on the field.
The team had a pair of
hardworking seniors in
Kassidy Timmer and Jayde
Price leading the way.
Seniors are always im-
portant, Tvinnereim said.
I cant say enough about
Kassidy and Jayde and
what they have done for
our team. They are the glue
that keeps everything else
together.
Joining those two were
juniors Bailey Schneek-
loth, Madison Cregeen,
Kortney Porter and Mi-
chaela Vancura; sopho-
mores Kiana Nyborg, An-
nie Gee, Makenna Donnelli
and Aubry Salberg; and
freshmen Josie Horn and
Clair Smith.
Schneekloth and Porter
were both named all-state
cheerleaders at the Min-
nesota Cheer Off in St. Paul
and helped the Huskies
win the Class A division
and the time-out cheer.
Along with their success
in the cheer off competi-
tion, the team did a fine
job pumping up the crowd
during games.
I was very happy with
how the girls performed
and cheered this year,
Tvinnereim said. They
were willing to work hard
and get the job done when
needed. Football cheer is
about the team and they
really went above and be-
yond to make the boys feel
special.
With the football season
over, several of the cheer-
JCC cheer squad has two named to all-state team
by DAN CONDON
Sports Editor
Huskies cheer at
state tourney for
second straight year
leaders now turn their
focus to the competitive
cheerleading season.
Football cheer is an
important way to get those
girls that havent cheered
a lot ready for the competi-
tive season, Tvinnereim
said. They can work on
stunts, jumps, dance; what-
ever is needed. Just getting
out in front of people is
important; it makes them
more confident.
The Huskies hope that
season is just as successful
as the one that just ended.
I always hate the end
of another season, but this
years football team and
cheer team have really
made this season unforget-
table, Tvinnereim said. I
feel both have done an ex-
cellent job of representing
JCC and the hardworking
kids that go to school here.
Left: Annie Gee holds up
a sign as she cheers on
the Huskies. Above: Kiana
Nyborg sports a smile
and whips her hair during
a cheer. Right: Madison
Cregeen holds her pose
at the top of a pyramid
during a halftime perfor-
mance this season. Below:
Bailey Schneekloth flashes
a smile while cheering for
Jackson County Central
this fall.
Photos by Dan Condon
Jackson County Central cheerleaders strike a pose while cheering at a football game this season. Cheer team members are Bailey Schneekloth,
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Despite going winless
this season, there were
plenty of positives to take
away from the Southwest-
ern United football season.
For one, there was a solid
group of players who kept
an encouraging attitude
and worked hard despite
not seeing that effort turn
into wins.
We had a good group of
kids, co-head coach Jeff
Drent said. We had a good
core group that showed up
every day with a positive
attitude and was willing to
work hard and do whatever
we asked of them. I was re-
ally happy with the kids.
Drent said one of the
reasons for the absence of
success was a lack of con-
sistency for SWU.
When you dont win,
youre not consistent, he
Winless Wildcats fght to the end
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Sports Editor
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Sports Editor
said. We looked good at
times on offense, then wed
get a penalty or make a
mental mistake. The same
thing on defense: wed
have a couple good series
and then give up a big
play.
The Wildcats shuffled
some people around and,
at times, had some success.
We tried to mix some
things up and try different
things, Drent said. We
continued to give a good
effort, which is not always
easy when youre not win-
ning.
Junior Dakotah Schmid
and senior Skyler Sievert
both played some quarter-
back, with Schmid leading
the team with 374 passing
yards and three touch-
downs.
Schmid also led SWU
with 284 rushing yards and
a pair of touchdowns.
Sievert had a team-high
11 catches for 180 yards
and hauled in a touchdown
pass. On defense, he had
two interceptions.
Christian Mariscal had
two fumble recoveries for
the Wildcats and Hunter
Timko had three sacks.
Schmid was named to the
all-Southern Confederacy
Conference and Sievert
and junior Jordan Hall
were honorable-mention
picks.
The Wildcats graduate
just three players, giving
the team hope for more
success next season.
There are a lot of kids
back, Drent said. They
should have a lot of expe-
rience back and hopefully
get in the win column a
couple times.
While the Wildcats re-
turn plenty of players,
Drent and co-head coach
Jason Fisher wont be back
on the sideline.
The two have been to-
gether the last 11 seasons
with Drent coaching
Photos by Dan Condon
Jake Getzel sheds off a tackler in a Southwestern United football game this season.
Jordan Hall gets some pointers from co-head coach
Jason Fisher on the sideline this season.
four more years prior to
that but are stepping
down.
We both have large fam-
ilies, Drent said. We both
need to have a little more
family time. Hopefully
someday Ill be back at it.
Drent said former Wild-
cat player and current
assistant Jared Bourquin
would be a good candidate
to take over as head coach,
but nothing has been de-
cided yet.
Id like to see him take
it over, Drent said. Hed
be a good guy for it. Theyll
get some young blood in
there, some new voices.
Increased numbers and
some runners returning
with experience helped
the Southwestern United
cross country teams do
well this fall.
The SWU girls, in par-
ticular, had team and indi-
vidual success, while the
Wildcat boys saw some
flashes individually.
Two to state for girls
Eighth-graders Rachel
Salentiny and MaKayla
Edwards led the SWU girls
all season and both quali-
fied for the state meet
the first runners from the
school to do so since Julie
Pohlman in 2003.
Salentiny earned all-
state honors by placing
13
th
at the Class A state
meet with a time of 15:20.
Edwards finished 35
th
in
15:43.
Head coach Les Knut-
son was surprised to see
the two running near the
30
th
spot at the state meet
and then was even more
surprised when he saw
Salentiny keep moving up.
I said, Here comes Sal-
entiny already, and then
Edwards wasnt far behind
her, he said.
Salentinys time at state
is the fastest of any run-
ner in school history and
her 13
th
-place finish trails
just Jessica Zellars eighth-
place finish in 1997.
More numbers, consistency means more success for Wildcats
Salentiny, Edwards
run at state meet
The two qualified for
state by placing well in
the section meet, where
Salentiny was eighth and
Edwards 13
th
. Salentiny
finished third at the Red
Rock Conference meet
and Edwards was sixth as
both earned all-conference
honors.
Eighth-grader Brianna
Preston also had a consis-
tent season, finishing 35
th

at the section meet and 11
th

at the conference meet.
Those t hree were
steady, Knutson said.
They came back and got
a lot better.
Eighth-grader Chey-
enne Schaffer went out for
cross country all season
after running the final few
meets a season ago. She
was SWUs fourth runner,
finishing 58
th
at the section
meet and 15
th
at the confer-
ence meet.
Seventh-grader Jaylyn
Lubben was 17
th
at the
conference meet and 94
th
at
sections and eighth-grader
Vanessa Juarez was 23
rd
at
the RRC meet and 79
th
at
sections.
The Wildcats got fifth in
the section meet, finish-
ing just two points out of
fourth. They were second
at the RRC meet, missing
a conference title by just
two points.
Looking back, not win-
ning the conference was a
little disappointing, Knut-
son said. At the time, we
were happy. If we wouldve
tied Mt. Lake, we wouldve
won the meet because we
wouldve won the tiebreak-
er.
Knutson leads SWU boys
Freshman Logan Knut-
son had the best season of
any SWU boy, even though
it ended a meet early. Knut-
son, the son of SWUs head
coach, was really coming
on at the end of the season
before an injury forced him
out of the section meet.
He really ran well;
much better than I fig-
ured, Coach Knutson said.
He started out the season
with some pretty good
runs in junior varsity. Then
when he moved to varsity,
he really ran well.
Knutsons first few var-
sity meets were solid, but
then he finished eighth in
St. James in 17:23, eighth
in Fairmont in 17:59 and
fifth at the conference
meet to earn all-conference
honors.
The injury prevented
Knutson from an outside
chance at state.
He wouldve been a
longshot, although the way
he was improving, you
never know, Coach Knut-
son said. He had a good
individual season.
Running for the Wildcats
at the section meet were
eighth-grader Brett Muel-
ler (75
th
), eighth-grader
Ben Sheldahl (85
th
), sev-
enth-grader Carlos Juarez
(103
rd
), eighth-grader Ty-
ler Brunk (112
th
), fresh-
man Derek Rossow (113
th
),
freshman Jacob Rossow
(115
th
) and seventh-grader
Christian Juarez (117
th
).
It was the first varsity
meet for all but the Ros-
sow twins.
The Wildcats were last
in the meet, but that didnt
deter Coach Knutson.
We got a team score,
which we didnt do last
year, he said. Theres
nowhere to go but up.
The Wildcats won the
junior high meet at the
RRC meet, with Sheldahl
finishing first and Mueller
second.
Hope for continued
success for the Wildcats
Coach Knutson said he
thinks the SWU girls can
maintain their success
and hopes with even more
numbers, the boys can fol-
low suit.
I think these girls are
really cohesive, he said.
They really like it. The
boys, its hard to say. We
need to get a few more
out.
But the coach likes where
the program is headed.
I was real happy with
the whole deal, he said.
We made improvements
number-wise over a year
ago and made improve-
Photos by Dan Condon
Rachel Salentiny (left) and MaKayla Edwards are the first cross country runners
from the school to qualify for state since 2003.
ments consistency-wise.
We had better team success
with the girls and at least
had a team with the boys.
Logan Knutson runs for the Wildcat boys this season.
C5 Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sports Review
Opponent Result Score
Jackson County Central L 0-3
Worthington W 3-0
Edgerton W 3-0
Waconia L 0-2
Andover L 0-2
Bloomington Jeferson W 2-0
LeSueur-Henderson W 2-1
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton L 1-2
Pipestone W 3-0
Southwest MN Christian W 3-1
Hills-Beaver Creek W 3-0
Mt. Lake Area W 3-0
Fulda W 3-0
LeSueur-Henderson T 1-1
Blue Earth Area W 2-0
Martin County West W 2-0
Minnesota Valley Lutheran W 2-0
New Richland-H-E-Geneva W 2-0
Adrian W 3-0
Murray County Central W 3-2
Harris-Lake Park W 3-0
Red Rock Central W 3-1
Westbrook-Walnut Grove W 3-1
Cedar Mountain/Comfrey W 2-0
Renville County West W 2-1
Lac Qui Parle Valley W 2-0
Central Minnesota Christian W 2-0
Dawson-Boyd W 2-0
Ellsworth W 3-0
Section 3A Tournament
Westbrook-Walnut Grove W 3-1
Murray County Central L 2-3
Overall record: 25-5-1
RRC record: 10-0
2013 SWU volleyball results
Hitting
Name Hits Kills Kill %
Courtney Place 916 463 50.5
Andrea Hinkeldey 460 162 35.2
Kailey Wendland 388 126 32.5
Rachel Mathias 307 120 39.1
SWU 2,312 943 40.8
Serving
Name Serves Errors Pct. Aces
Rachel Mathias 376 23 93.9 48
Kailey Wendland 196 12 93.9 16
Hailey Schumacher 236 15 93.6 17
Courtney Place 302 20 93.4 28
Autumn Hinkeldey 308 24 92.2 37
Andrea Hinkeldey 353 47 86.7 33
Kristin Liepold 72 10 86.1 11
SWU 1,906 156 91.8 193
Setting
Name Sets Set assists
Hailey Schumacher 1,532 710
Andrea Hinkeldey 268 88
SWU 1,931 827
Blocking
Name Solo Assists Total
Courtney Place 36 63 99
Rachel Mathias 19 57 76
Andrea Hinkeldey 16 55 71
Hailey Schumacher 1 34 35
Kailey Wendland 7 21 28
Autumn Hinkeldey 2 15 17
SWU 81 254 335
Digs
Name Digs
Kailey Wendland 239
Autumn Hinkeldey 230
Andrea Hinkeldey 209
Courtney Place 204
Hailey Schumacher 111
Alisa Carlson 98
SWU 1,178
2013 SWU volleyball stats
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Andrea Hinkeldey makes a pass with her teammates watching during a Southwestern United volleyball match this season.
by DAN CONDON
Sports Editor
Kailey Wendland (from left), Courtney Place, Rachel Mathias, Autumn Hinkeldey,
Andrea Hinkeldey and Hailey Schumacher celebrate after Southwestern United won
the Red Rock Conference championship.
Led by an all-state per-
former and six all-confer-
ence players, the South-
western United volleyball
team had one of the best
seasons in team history.
SWU went 25-5-2 on the
season and was a perfect
10-0 to win the Red Rock
Conference for the first
time since 2009.
That was definitely a
major success, head coach
Christine Malm said of
winning the conference.
During the season, SWU
had a streak of 22 straight
matches without a loss (the
Wildcats had a tie in there),
which continued into the
playoffs.
Included in the streak
were tournament titles at
Blue Earth and the Subway
Tournament in Marshall.
SWU volleyball team
has sights set even
higher next season
That streak finally ended
in the Section 3A tourna-
ment when the Wildcats
lost a five-set match to
Murray County Central. In
the regular season, SWU
beat MCC in a five-set
match to all but clinch the
conference title.
I thought
it was a good
season, over-
a l l , e v e n
t hough we
didnt make
it as far in the
postseason as
we wanted,
Malm said.
The key to
t he t eam s
s t r i n g o f
wins, Malm said, was a
desire to go all-in for the
team.
They were playing to-
gether, she said. Its hard
to get all 16 girls together
on the same page. When we
were having our winning
streak, we were all in it for
the same reason.
Leading the Wildcats this
season was junior Court-
ney Place, who was an
all-conference performer
and named second-team
all-state for Class A.
Place had 463 kills on
the season, accounting for
nearly half of the Wild-
cats 943 kills. The hard-
hitting middle hitter also
had a team-high 99 blocks,
including 36 solo blocks.
Her 204
digs were
third most
o n t h e
team and
Place add-
ed 28 ace
serves.
Also
earning
all-con-
ference
honors
were senior outside hitter
Autumn Hinkeldey, ju-
nior outside hitter Kailey
Wendland and sophomore
right-side hitter Andrea
Hinkeldey. Junior middle
hitter Rachel Mathias and
sophomore setter Hailey
Schumacher were honor-
able-mention all-confer-
ence.
Andrea Hinkeldey was
second on the team with
162 kills and dished out 88
set assists. She added 209
digs, 71 blocks and 33 ace
serves.
Autumn Hinkeldey was
second on the team with
230 digs and added 37
ace serves, 26 kills and 28
blocks.
Wendlands 126 kills
were third on the team
and her 239 digs were a
team high. She also had 16
ace serves and 28 blocks.
Mathias led the Wildcats
with 48 ace serves and
pounded 120 kills the
fourth most for SWU. Her
76 blocks were second on
the team and Mathias also
had 43 digs.
Schumacher dished out
710 set assists as she set up
MY PHILOSOPHY IS
TO ALWAYS BUILD ON
THE YEAR BEFORE, SO
IM HOPING FOR AN
EVEN BETTER YEAR
NEXT YEAR.
Christine Malm
a powerful Wildcat attack.
The sophomore also had
16 kills, 17 ace serves, 111
digs and 35 blocks.
Senior defensive spe-
cialist Alisa Carlson had
98 digs, senior defensive
specialist Sonja Peters had
27 digs, junior right-side
hitter Sarah Schmid had
13 kills and senior outside
hitter Kristin Liepold had
16 kills, 13 digs and 11 ace
serves.
Along with contributing
on the court, Malm said
Liepold was the teams big-
gest motivator.
Kristin was definitely
our cheer captain, she
said. She had the team
motivated all the time.
With five girls named to
all-conference teams re-
turning next season, Malm
said theres no reason to
believe next year could
even be better than this
season.
I think the girls are
ready to make it a little
further next year, she
said. My philosophy is to
always build on the year
before, so Im hoping for
an even better year next
year.
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Sports Review
Score by quarter
1 2 3 4 Total
JCC 90 142 87 65 384
Opponent 46 39 34 46 165
Team statistics
Category JCC Opponent
Total points 384 165
Points per game 32.0 13.8
Total ofense 4,218 2,497
Ofensive yards per game 351.5 208.1
Rushing yards 3,284 1,186
Rush yards per game 273.7 98.8
Yards per rush 6.1 3.3
Passing yards 934 1,311
Pass yards per game 77.7 109.3
Pass attempts-completions 57-109 115-243
Yards per completion 16.4 11.4
Penalties-yards 89-706 49-356
2013 JCC football team stats
Rushing
Name Yards Carries Avg. TDs
Keegan Moore 1,377 181 7.6 20
Luke Norland 540 112 4.8 9
Paden Moore 453 86 5.3 8
Shadrach Wacker 296 67 4.4 5
JCC 3,284 539 6.1 46
Passing
Name Att. Comp. Yards TDs
Shadrach Wacker 107 57 934 4
JCC 109 57 934 4
Receiving
Name Catches Yards Avg. TDs
Darnell Taylor-Breck 28 535 19.1 3
Ryan Brighton 11 194 17.6 1
Keegan Moore 10 75 7.5 0
JCC 57 934 16.4 4
Defense/Special Teams
Name INT FR TDs Safety
Ryan Salzwedel 5 0 2 0
Mitchell Macek 2 1 0 0
Shadrach Wacker 2 1 0 0
Brady Place 2 0 0 0
JCC 12 7 2 2
Scoring
Name TDs FG/XP 2 pt. Points
Keegan Moore 20 3 126
Luke Norland 9 1 56
Paden Moore 8 1 50
Marek Bingel 41/3 50
Shadrach Wacker 5 30
Darnell Taylor-Breck 3 18
Ryan Salzwedel 3 18
Caleb Will 2 12
Ryan Brighton 1 1 8
Demonte Thomas 1 6
Zach Holm 1 6
Team 2 safeties 4
JCC 53 41/3 6 384
2013 JCC football individual stats
Kills/Blocks
Name Kills Ace blocks
Kaylee Burmeister 302 13.5
Kenna Bannister 203 14
Abby Benson 168 56
Sydney Eddy 119 34
Sarah Brandt 88 21.5
Sydney Nyborg 69 17
Alison Benson 42 15
Rachel Johnson 29 11
JCC 1,042 182
Serving
Name Serves Errors Pct. Aces
Shelby Benson 217 9 95.8 30
Rachel Johnson 274 12 95.6 40
Kathryn Nasby 370 17 95.4 40
Sydney Nyborg 171 11 93.5 11
Abby Brinkman 62 5 91.9 5
Abby Benson 89 10 88.7 11
Kaylee Burmeister 237 30 87.3 37
Megan Edlin 57 10 82.4 10
Kenna Bannister 107 20 81.3 8
JCC 1,505 134 91.8 208
Sets/Digs
Name Set assists Digs
Rachel Johnson 625 135
Shelby Benson 195 69
Kathryn Nasby 43 390
Kaylee Burmeister 27 217
Kenna Bannister 15 161
Sydney Nyborg 12 89
Lacey Wacker 26 2
Sarah Brandt 14 24
Sydney Eddy 19 16
Abby Benson 5 27
Abby Brinkman 3 27
Alison Benson 15 12
JCC 999 1,171
2013 JCC volleyball stats
said. What a great senior
year. She developed some
different shots and wasnt
afraid to use them. She
was a great senior leader
for us.
Benson led the Huskies
with a 95.8 serving per-
centage and had 30 ace
serves. She also had 195 set
assists and 69 digs.
Shelby had such a great
attitude and determina-
tion to be on the court,
VanEpps said.
The Huskies had three
juniors earn all-conference
honors, including two who
were recognized by the
state.
Kaylee Burmeister was
named first-team all-state
for Class AA and Kathryn
Nasby was honorable men-
tion.
Burmeister led JCC with
302 kills and was second
with 217 digs. She also had
13.5 ace blocks and 37 ace
serves.
Nasby, JCCs libero, had
a team-leading 390 digs
and tied for the team lead
with 40 ace serves. She
also served at 95.4 per-
cent, missing just 17 of 370
serves.
Setter Rachel Johnson
was also all-conference
after dishing out 625 set as-
sists. The junior routinely
put the ball on the money
as JCC pounded 1,042 kills
as a team this season. John-
son also had 40 ace serves,
135 digs, 29 kills and a 95.6
serving percentage.
Freshman Abby Benson
emerged in her first year
on varsity, hammering 168
kills and recording a team-
high 56 blocks as a middle
hitter.
Older sister Alison Ben-
son had 42 kills and 15
blocks as a junior.
Junior Sydney Eddy had
119 kills and 34 ace blocks
and junior Sarah Brandt
had 88 kills and 21.5 ace
blocks. Sophomore Sydney
Nyborg had 69 kills, 89
digs, 17 ace blocks and 21
ace serves.
Junior Megan Edlin had
10 ace serves, sophomore
Abby Brinkman had 27
digs and five ace serves
and freshman Lacey Wack-
er had 26 set assists.
The girls were a joy
to work with every day,
VanEpps said. It was fun
coming to the gym; thats
what keeps you coming
back for more when its
enjoyable to be there.
VanEpps said it was tough
not having her daughter,
former three-year starter
and all-state player Mi-
chelle, in the gym this sea-
son, but this group made it
much easier.
Not having Michelle in
the gym, that was a little
different, she said. Being
able to come into the gym
and work with those ladies
and their great attitudes,
they made it easier not be-
ing at Michelles games. A
highlight of the season is
how hard they came in and
worked every day. There
wasnt a day they didnt
come in and work hard;
and thats all 13 of them.
VanEpps said that hard
work is expected to con-
tinue throughout the off-
season.
Playing in the offsea-
son, getting those touches
in the offseason, is huge
for our program, she said.
The more touches you can
get, the better youre going
JCC VB: JCC wins 22
Continued from C1
to be. If a player doesnt
play spring ball, they lose
over 600,000 touches; thats
huge.
While the Huskies had
two valuable seniors this
year, they return 11 play-
ers from a team that won
22 matches.
Weve got some great
young girls, VanEpps said.
Im definitely looking for-
ward to next year.
The Huskies return both
their all-state performers
and all three all-confer-
ence players and bring
back plenty of height.
Well have a tall squad,
VanEpps said. There are
three 6-footers and a cou-
ple 510 girls. Volleyball
is a game of height in cer-
tain aspects. Weve also
got girls that are willing
to put in the time and ef-
fort to become better de-
fensive players and serve
receivers. That, for me, is
exciting.
And just knowing she
has 11 girls coming back
with varsity experience is
a good feeling for VanEpps.
I had 13 girls on my
squad and 11 are return-
ing, she said. Thats
promising for any coach
when you have 11 letter-
winners returning.
Photos by Dan Condon
Kenna Bannister makes a pass for the Huskies.
Rachel Johnson dishes out one of her 625 set assists.
JCC FB: Back to state
Continued from C1
er was in his first year
as starting quarterback
and running backs Keegan
Moore, Paden Moore and
Luke Norland were all
new to their roles as work-
horses.
Keegan Moore led the
Huskies with 1,377 yards
rushing, which ranks fifth
for a single season in school
history. His 20 touchdown
runs are the third most for
a season.
Moore, just a sopho-
more, already has 21 ca-
reer touchdowns (fifth for
a career) and 1,450 career
rushing yards (10
th
for a
career).
Paden Moore has 17 ca-
reer rushing touchdowns
after scoring eight this
season. He rushed for 453
yards his junior season.
Norland, a junior in his
first year out for football
since seventh grade, ran
for 540 yards and nine
touchdowns.
Wacker rushed for 296
yards and five touchdowns
and threw for another 934
yards and four scores.
Three of those touchdown
passes went to senior Dar-
nell Taylor-Breck, who had
28 catches for 535 yards.
Brighton caught the other
touchdown one of his 11
catches for 194 yards.
The Huskies scored 53
touchdowns this season
and exchange student
Marek Bingel made the
extra point after 41 of
them. The kicking special-
ist missed just three extra
points and made three field
goals this season.
Sophomore Ryan Salz-
wedel led a new-look de-
fensive backfield with five
interceptions, two of which
were returned for touch-
downs.
Wacker and senior safety
Mitchell Macek both in-
tercepted two passes and
recovered a fumble. Senior
safety Brady Place had a
pair of interceptions.
The Moore brothers
were joined in the line-
backing core by junior
Kyle Kapplinger. The trio
played behind a line that
included Schmit, Hohen-
stein, Brighton, senior Wy-
att Livingston, senior Aus-
tin Bell-Pixler and junior
Brandon Schmit.
As a unit, the Huskies
allowed just 208 yards
per game and limited op-
ponents to just 98.8 yards
rushing a game.
Zach Holm did the bulk
of the kick returning for
the Huskies, averaging
21.5 yards on his 20 re-
turns. One of those went for
a touchdown in JCCs con-
ference win over Marshall.
Keegan Moore was
named the offensive back
of the year in the confer-
ence and Matt Schmit was
the defensive lineman of
the year. Paden Moore was
the co-defensive back of
the year for the conference
and Schuller was named
the conferences coach of
the year.
Bot h Moores, Mat t
Schmi t , Hohens t ei n,
Brighton and Wacker were
named to the first-team
all-conference team and
Macek and Salzwedel were
honorable-mention selec-
tions.
While several Huskies
earned year-end recogni-
tion, Schuller said they
all deserve credit for the
teams success.
Its more of a team
thing, he said. Everybody
that was on the team had an
impact on the team.
The Huskies graduate 13
players who had a big part
in the teams two straight
trips to state, but Schuller
said his team knows what
it takes to replace a tough
group.
We have to get back to
work, he said. We had a
great year in the weight
room; now we need an-
other great offseason in the
weight room.
The biggest change will
come on the offensive line,
where four starters will
need to be replaced.
Weve got to overhaul
almost the whole offensive
line, Schuller said.
But all three running
backs return, as do several
others with varsity experi-
ence.
Weve got some people
coming back, Schuller
said. Fortunately, we have
a lot of running backs re-
turning, and that means
our linebackers are re-
turning. We have a lot of
things coming back, but
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in the Section 3AA championship game.
Photos by Dan Condon
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