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Forum Communications Co., Published November 10 2010

North Dakota Class B, Region 2 high school volleyball semifinals: Toenies, Burros sweep North Border

HILLSBORO, N.D. – Mikkaela Toenies did just about everything for the host team in the North Dakota Class B, Region 2 semifinals Tuesday.

Toenies led the Burros with nine kills, 16 assists and five service aces as they marched to the region final with a 25-16, 25-23,

25-20 victory over North Border.

Emily Bertsch and Rachel Meyer each added eight kills, while Anna Gordon had 15 assists for the Burros. Hillsboro, which finished fourth in the region a year ago, improved to 22-8.

North Border, which received 14 kills from Kieran Horsley and 23 assists from Brenna Carpenter, finished the season with a 23-9 mark.

KILLS: H: Mikkaela Toenies 9, Emily Bertsch 8, Rachel Meyer 8; NB: Kieran Horsley 14

ASSISTS: H: Toenies 16, Anna Gordon 15; NB: Brenna Carpenter 23

ACES: H: Toenies 5, Meyer 3, Tori Rude 3; NB: Horsley 2, Jordin Lafferty 2

Park River-Fordville-Lankin 3, Thompson 0

The defending region champs aren’t ready to give up their crown. District 4 runner-up Park River/Fordville-Lankin knocked off District 3 champion Thompson 25-15, 25-21, 18-25, 25-18 to earn a spot in the North Dakota Region 2 volleyball championship match. The Aggies, who won the region a year ago, will take on host Hillsboro with a spot at the state tournament at stake.

Sydney Larson and Carly Myrdal starred for the Aggies in the semifinal victory. Larson finished with 27 kills and four service aces, while Myrdal had 43 assists. Kirsten Johnson and Brittnee Linn added 10 kills each for the Aggies, who improved to

28-10. Whitney Sponsler led Thompson with 24 kills, while Shelby Varnson added 34 assists and two aces. The Tommies’ season ends with a 33-9 mark.

KILLS: PRFL: Sydney Larson 27, Kirsten Johnson 10, Brittnee Linn 10; T: Whitney Sponsler 24, Jenna Thorson 8, Jennifer Hegg 5

ASSISTS: PRFL: Carly Myrdal 43; T: Shelby Varnson 34

ACES: PRFL: Larson 4, Alaina Myrdal 2, Johnson 2; T: McKenna DeMoe 3, Amie Northgen 2, Varnson 2