Sports roundup: Aug. 31

Pierz opened its football season with a bang, exploding for a 69-0 win over Milaca in Pierz last night. Senior Alex Funk scored three times, and fellow seniors Preston Rocheleau and Ben Herold connected for a 57-yard aerial score to help propel the Pioneers to the win.

The Pioneers will host Holdingford in a rivalry match-up next Friday, Sept. 8.

Several volleyball teams were in action, including the season opener for Upsala. The Cardinals fell 3-2 to Pillager, dropping the final set 15-12. Swanville was on the winning side of a five-set affair, topping Bertha-Hewitt, 3-2. Little Falls won a road match-up against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 3-1. Lastly, Holdingford was bested 3-0 by Annandale.

Volleyball action will continue, Tuesday, with the Flyers hosting Pequot Lakes, Swanville hosting Royalton, Upsala hosting Browerville-Eagle Valley and Holdingford hosting Albany.

In soccer action, the Little Falls girls traveled to Melrose and blew out the Dutchmen, 10-1. The Flyers boys soccer team was shutout 3-0 by Detroit Lakes in a road game.

The Flyer boys will host St. John’s Prep, Tuesday, while the girls travel to play at St. John’s Prep that same day.

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