Sports briefs

RC volleyball girls win in five

The Tigers defeated Barnum in five sets last Tuesday on the road in their season opener. Leading Rush City was sophomore Summer Garr with 10 kills, nine digs and four aces. Senior Jessi Bottomley recorded five kills and three aces, while senior Alissa Mell also put away five kills. Sophomore Sammi Herberg recorded eight digs at libero along with three aces. The Tigers traveled to Barnum on Tuesday and next host East Central at 7: 30 p.m. today, Sept. 5.

NB Soccer girls defeat Rockford

The North Branch girls soccer team extended its record to 2-1 after defeating Rockford on the road last Thursday, 6-0. The squad lost a nailbiter in double overtime last Monday, 1-0, to Robbinsdale Cooper. Next, the Vikings host St. Francis at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 5.

NB boys 1-1 on season

After beating Two Harbors in their season opener at home on Saturday, Aug. 24, the North Branch boys soccer team lost to Rockford on the road last Thursday, 2-0. The Vikings faced Princeton at home on Tuesday and travel to St. Francis for a 7 p.m. matchup today, Sept. 5.

NB football loses to Rogers

The Vikings lost 42-7 in their home opener against Rogers last Thursday. Next, North Branch plays at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 6 on the road at Monticello.

RC football falls in home opener

The Tigers lost 28-7 in their home opener against Barnum last Thursday. Rush City travels to Pine City tomorrow, Sept. 6 for a 7 p.m. matchup.

RC track places fifth

The Rush City boys cross country team took fifth place out of seven teams at the Mora Invite last Friday. Leading the way for the Tigers was senior Garrett Larson in 11th place with a time of 18:19, followed by junior Kevin Nelson (19:56), junior Zeth Langworthy (20:11), sophomore Ethan Rundquist (20:42) and sophomore Devan Larson (20:43). The Rush City girls had just two runners compete for varsity: senior Samantha Oscarson, who finished 27th in 19:12, and junior Payton Ramberg, who took 33rd in 21:09.

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