Vikes volleyball wins St. Cloud tournament
The North Branch Vikings 18’s volleyball team played in its third tournament of the season Feb. 3 in St. Cloud. After a slow start to the day, the girls took second place in their pool of four to advance to Gold Division of bracket play. In the Gold Division, the Lady Vikings cruised past Paynesville and Watertown Mayer. In the championship match they faced Central Lakes Red, whom they faced earlier in the day and lost. Both teams were equally matched and played great defense. In the end, North Branch prevailed: 25-21, 25-23. Pictured in back are Crystal Snaza, Taylor Spence, Tayler Fertig, Jessica Merchant, Anna Zack and Dani Galvez. In front are Emily Trunk, Sydney Mueller and Brenna Blake. The Vikings are coached by Scott Lundquist and Jeff Fertig.