Pierz capped off a hot run to the end of the regular season with a 56-45 victory at Kimball Area, Feb. 28, its fifth win in a row. Senior Bridget Bednar led a trio of Pioneers in double figures with 20 points, joined by senior Tiara Hopkins with 14 and junior Kendra Fischer with 11. [...]
Senior Joelle Ertl netted 30 points as Holdingford topped host Kimball Area 61-41 to slide back into a three-way tie for second place in the Central Minnesota Conference, Feb. 7. Ertl also made eight steals and had five assists. Senior Jodi Middendorf added 14 points and freshman Jo Merten stepped up with 11 points and [...]
Seniors Sam Maciej (17), Joelle Ertl (11) and Jodi Middendorf (10) all reached double figures to lead Holdingford to a 52-46 win at Paynesville Area, Thursday. Junior Haily Koopmeiners added six points and junior Kaitlyn Hellmann recorded four points and nine rebounds. Second-place Holdingford then ran into Central Minnesota Conference leader Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Friday, falling [...]
Holdingford stormed to a 41-18 halftime lead, then held on to knock off host Eden Valley-Watkins (EVW) 62-56, Tuesday. With the win, the Huskers moved past EVW into second place in the Central Minnesota Conference. Senior Joelle Ertl wreaked havoc on the Eagles’ defense, scorching them for 33 points that included a 13-of-14 mark from [...]
In a trio of games decided by a combined seven points, Holdingford emerged on top in all three, extending its winning streak to seven games and improving its record to 11-1. In the middle game of the week, Holdingford rallied from a pair of nine-point deficits in the second half to upend host Pierz 51-49 [...]
In the closing minutes of what would become Holdingford’s eighth win in nine tries this season, senior Joelle Ertl went up for a routine layup … and missed. It was a rare moment of mortality in an otherwise extraordinary season for the 5-foot-6 guard who has been a transformational figure for a Huskers team that [...]
Holdingford couldn’t keep its early magic going in a battle of 4-0 teams against fifth-ranked Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Tuesday, falling 65-34 to the host Lakers. Sam Maciej scored 15 points and Joelle Ertl had nine points and five assists for the Huskers.
Holdingford tripped up visiting Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 48-38, Friday, running the Huskers’ unbeaten record to 4-0 to open the season. Senior Joelle Ertl turned in another dynamic performance, gashing the BBE defense for 26 points and four assists. Senior Sam Maciej added 13 points on the night.
Holdingford followed the same formula that led to a win over Upsala the previous night, building a double-digit halftime lead and enjoying a big performance from senior Joelle Ertl as it routed host Mora 53-33, Friday. Ertl tallied 26 points, seven assists, six rebounds and six steals in the game, with senior Sam Maciej and [...]