Jamie Johnson, Emma Barchus and Hannah Barchus combined for 92 kills to lead Pine River Backus to five wins at the 34th Annual Barb Neprud Tournament Saturday, Sept 14.

The Tigers defeated Aitkin and Silver Bay in Pool Play and then defeated Ada-Borup, Hermantown and Milaca in the Gold Bracket to improve to 14-1 overall.

Johnson also led the team with 50 digs through the team’s three games, while Olivia Adkins had 19 kills and 46 digs.

Rylie Hirschey had 30 digs and a team-high 102 set assists for the Tigers.



Final Standings: 1-Pine River-Backus, 2-Milaca. 3-Ada-Borup, 4-Hermantown, 5-Little Falls, 6-Crosby-Ironton, 7-Aitkin, 8-Verndale, 9-Barnum, 10-Upsala, 11-Onamia, 12-Deer River, 13-Silver Bay, 14-Cass Lake-Bena, 15-East Central

Pine River-Backus statistics

Claire Dahl 7 ace serves, 37 digs

Emma Barchus 25 kills, 1 set assist, 2 ace serves, 32 digs, 2 blocks

Hannah Barchus 21 kills, 3 set assists, 10 digs, 4 blocks

Anna Felthous 17 kills, 2 set assists, 1 ace serve, 8 digs, 5 blocks

Jaime Johnson 46 kills, 2 set assists, 4 ace serves, 50 digs, 7 blocks

Olivia Adkins 19 kills, 3 set assists, 2 ace serves, 46 digs, 7 blocks

Rylee Norman 1 dig

Ali Gravelle 3 digs

Rylie Hirschey 8 kills, 102 set assists, 2 ace serves, 30 digs, 4 blocks

Conference: PRB 2-0. Overall: PRB 14-1.



PR-B 3, Verndale 0

Anna Felthous spiked 10 kills and Hannah Barchus delivered six ace serves for the Tigers, who bested the Verndale Pirates 3-0 in a non-conference match on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Hirschey tallied team highs in set assists with 20 and blocks with four.



Verndale 15 9 18

Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

Pine River-Backus statistics

Claire Dahl 4 digs, 4 ace serves

Emma Barchus 4 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace serve

Hannah Barchus 2 digs, 2 kills, 2 blocks, 6 ace serves

Chloe Andrus 1 kill

Anna Felthous 1 dig, 10 kills, 3 blocks

Jaime Johnson 1 set assist, 4 digs, 9 killsl, 3 blocks, 1 ace serve

Olivia Adkins 2 digs, 6 kills, 1 block

Ali Gravelle 1 ace serve

Rylie Hirschey 20 set assists, 3 digs, 2 kills, 4 blocks, 1 ace serve

Verndale statistics

Mallory Uselman 1 ace serve, 8 digs

Madison Schmitz 7 set assists, 3 digs

Leigha Schmitz 1 dig

Ashley Aarseth 7 kills, 2 ace serves, 12 digs

Kaliyah Brownlow 1 kill, 4 digs

Tess Jones 3 kills, 7 set assists, 10 digs, 2 blocks

Melissa Hammer 3 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks

Reagen Ludovissie 1 dig