Prep roundup

CROSS-COUNTRY

Henry Sibley girls’ team wins division of Griak Invitational

• ROY GRIAK INVITATIONAL: Henry Sibley won the girls’ Maroon Division with 94 points Saturday at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Mae Fullerton of Benilde-St. Margaret’s was the medalist with a time of 19 minutes, 28 seconds. Naperville (Ill.) North won the Gold Division with 77 points. Grace Ping of Cotter was the medalist with a time of 18:12.5.

Dowling Central of Iowa and Notre Dame Academy won the two boys’ competitions. Salt Lake City East’s Garek Bielaczyc was the medalist of the Gold Division, finishing in 15:36.01. Innocent Murwarashyaka of Como Park was the Maroon medalist in 16:13.

• MILACA MEGA MEET: Mora, Sartell, Minnehaha Academy and West Central won the four boys’ divisions. Reed Kurak of Centennial was the 4A medalist with a time of 5:08.99. Isaac Boedigheimer of Cloquet won 3A with a time of 16:28.57. Jake Paron of Cook County-Two Harbors was the 2A medalist in 16:38.09. Connor Schank of Howard Lake/Waverly won the 1A race in 16:19.53.

Grand Forks Central, Monticello, Lac qui Parle/ Dawson-Boyd and Trinity won the girls’ divisions. Karly Ackley of Grand Forks Central won the 4A race in 18:12.94, Maria Berg of New Prague won 3A in 19:02.04, Anna Donnay of Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball won 2A in 18:08.93, and Rebecca Wilkin of Trinity won 1A in 19:24.19.

• APPLE VALLEY INVITATIONAL: Blake Buysse led Wayzata to the boys’ title with 73 points. The Trojans finished the race with all seven runners in the top 32. Noor Mohamed of Willmar was the medalist with a time of 16:48.7.

Lakeville South won the girls’ title with 35 points. The Cougars had four runners finish in the top 10, and all seven finished in the top 20. Lizzy Heil of St. Michael-Albertville was the medalist with a time of 19:32.

VOLLEYBALL

• APPLE VALLEY INVITATIONAL: When Prior Lake senior outside hitter Olivia Spanton went down because of a left knee injury in the first set of the Eagle Invitational championship match on Saturday, the rest of the team rallied behind her. The Lakers finished off a 25-16, 27-25 victory at Apple Valley High School as Spanton encouraged them from the sideline.

Prior Lake senior Ella Francis helped shoulder the load on the attack with 11 kills and a .407 hitting percentage. Francis’ final kill ended the match and capped a comeback for the Lakers, who trailed 24-22 in the second set.

“It’s really hard seeing anyone go down, but she pulled us over and kind of told us that we need to keep playing for her. She’s going to be fine, just go out there and win like we know we can,” Francis said. “We really wanted to play for her and pull out a win definitely because she went down.”

Prior Lake coach Mike Dean didn’t know the extent of the injury to Spanton, an AAU All-America who will play at Nebraska Omaha. He said she had no broken bones.

FOOTBALL

• MOUND-WESTONKA 28, MINNEAPOLIS HENRY 6: Isaiah Cherrier scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the White Hawks past the Patriots.

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