Rocket sports report

Rockford lost to Watertown-Mayer and Maple Lake in volleyball

last week.

Ellen Paatela rises to power a serve for the Rockford volleyball team. (Photo by Bill Decker)

Ellen Paatela rises to power a serve for the Rockford volleyball team. (Photo by Bill Decker)

The team enters the Dassel-Cokato tournament Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 9 a.m.

Against WM, Jordan Weeding and Katelynn Pedersen led with five kills each. Jaclyn Bagaason had 15 set assists and Nicole Friedlein led with 12 digs as the defensive specialist.

Weeding again had five kills in the game against Maple Lake, adding seven digs. Friedlein had nine digs and Bagaason added nine assists.

Boys soccer’s only game last week resulted in a 6-1 loss to Little Falls Saturday. The next home games are 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 against the International School and Monday, Oct. 1 against PACT Charter School.

Girls soccer lost 1-0 to West Lutheran last Thursday and lost 6-4 to St. John’s Prep Monday.

The Rockets are home to the International School, 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 and to Cambridge-Isanti, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Rockford’s boys finished third out of six teams at the Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball cross country invitational last Thursday at Kimball.

Junior Ty Griffin placed first for the Rockets for the first time this season. The first-year runner was sixth, followed by normal front runner Nick Klonne (11), Austin Witthuhn (13) and Drew Haften (15).

The girls again did not have enough runners to earn a team scored. Lydia Buffie (18), Emily Pothast (34) and Sarah Evans (40) ran the varsity event.

Seventh grader Elizabeth Nelson has placed in the top six at every Junior High meet this year.

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