Jackets sweep Barnesville

The Yellowjacket volleyball team made it 11 wins in their last 12 matches as they continued their hot streak with a 3-0 win over Barnesville Tuesday night.

The Yellowjacket volleyball team made it 11 wins in their last 12 matches as they continued their hot streak with a 3-0 win over Barnesville Tuesday night.

Perham worked hard on speed, strength and agility training on Monday with boys basketball coach Dave Cresap. It showed Tuesday as the Jackets got off to a slow start in game one.

Barnesville got as close as 17-16 before Perham made a run behind the serve of Emily Rutten. A block by Schroeer and Peloquin put Perham up 23-16. Malikowski got the team to game point with another kill before Peloquin closed out the game with at 25-19 with a hit down the line.

Rutten played an important role in game two as well. After Barnesville took their first lead of the game at 15-13, Rutten stopped a Trojan run with a kills. With the game tied 17-17, another Rutten kill gave Perham a side-out.

Rutten then took to the service line, where the Jackets used kills by Peloquin and Malikowski to score seven straight points for a 24-17 lead. They went on to win, 25-18.


Elisa Moenkedick had an ace and four of her six kills in game three, leading Perham to a 25-12 win. Peloquin scored three of Perham's final five points with kills.

"We played well," Christenson said. "I expected a let down early with the tournament and our extra work in practice Monday. We were a little slow in game one, but came around to play well by game three.

Regular season ends

Perham will close out their Heart O' Lakes schedule tonight (Oct. 11) when they host Hawley in their final regular season home match.

The Jackets will take part in the always tough Alexandria Tournament on Oct. 13. They will have #14-AAA Wayzata, Moorhead and #10-AA Wadena-Deer Creek in pool play.

They finish the regular season on the road against 8AA rival Detroit Lakes on Oct. 16. Perham beat the Lakers 3-1 on Sept. 4.

Section 8AA playoffs are scheduled to begin Oct. 25 with a play-in game. The quarterfinal round begins Oct. 26 at the higher seeds. Section seeds will be announced next week. Perham is currently ranked No. 3 in the South Sub-Section behind Wadena-Deer Creek and Staples-Motley.

Tuesday, October 9


Perham 3, Barnesville 0

(25-19, 25-18, 25-12)

Jackets--(Kills-Digs-Blocks)--Nicci Williamson (2-5-0), Pfeffer (2-14-0), Rutten (4-6-0), Peloquin (7-7-1), Olson (0-1-0), Malikowski (5-17-0), Sailer (0-15-0), Schroeer (9-4-3), Moenkedick (6-2-0) Huber (0-5-0).

Assists--Pfeffer 32, Williamson 1, Malikowski 1.

Aces--Brill 3, Pfeffer 1, Olson 1, Rutten 1, Moenkedick 1.

Heart O' Lakes Conf. All

#2-AA D-G-F 8-0 19-0

Perham 7-1 12-8


Hawley 7-2 12-9

West Central Area 5-3 12-9

Ulen-Hitterdal 5-4 8-8

Breckenridge 4-4 9-11

Frazee 3-5 4-15

Pelican Rapids 1-7 6-14

Lake Park-Audubon 1-8 4-14

Barnesville 1-8 4-14

Section 8AA South Section All

#10-AA W-DC 9-0 20-1-1

Perham 5-3 12-8

Staples-Motley 3-2 13-9

Breckenridge 2-3 9-11-3

Fergus Falls 0-0 7-9

Detroit Lakes 3-5 7-12-1

Pelican Rapids 0-5 6-14-1

Frazee 1-8 4-15-1

Section 8AA North Section All

D-G-F 7-0 19-0

Warroad 2-1 19-1-1

East Grand Forks 7-2 18-8

Roseau 1-3 15-9

Thief River Falls 2-4 15-9

Crookston 2-3 11-9

Park Rapids Area 1-4 7-16

W-H-A 0-2 7-17

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