Over the weekend Superior brought in athletes from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota with the volleyball Stinger Classic and the Twin Ports Collegiate Golf Opener. 


Starting with the Stinger Classic which brought six volleyball teams to Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium for the two day tournament on Sept. 8 and 9. UW-Superior hosted (UWS), Concordia College, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMU), the College of Saint Scholastica (CSS), Northland College, and Bethany Lutheran College (BLC). 

For the Yellowjackets volleyball team, they began the tournament with two wins over conference foe Northland College 3-1 and sweeping SMU 3-0. 

This made UWS the only team heading into day two with CSS, BLC, and Concordia who won the one match they played in. 

On Saturday, the Yellowjackets started the day by facing the only other unbeaten team, Concordia. UWS won the first set 22-25 then lost the second 19-25, after that they never looked back, racking up back-to-back 25-19 sets to win 3-1. 

In the final game for UWS they faced CSS in a border battle match. UWS was able to pick up the first two sets before Scholastica grabbed the third forcing a fourth set. In the final set UWS made sure to leave nothing up to chance, defeating CSS in the fourth set by their largest margin of victory of the weekend 25-15. 

UWS finished the tournament 4-0 and with BLC being the only team they didn’t face picking up losses to Concordia and SMU, the Yellowjackets were the only unbeaten team of the tournament. 

Two Yellowjackets were also named to the Stinger Classic’s All-Tournament team, junior Jenna Anderson as a defensive specialist/libero and senior Kaylin Plautz as middle hitter/right side. 


Also in Superior over the weekend UW-Superior hosted the Twin Ports Collegiate golf meet that brought Crown College, the College of St. Scholastica, Martin Luther College, and Northland College to Nemadji Golf Course. 

The men’s teams finished in first and second with UWS A shooting 17 strokes over par and UWS B 29 strokes behind at +46.

The next closest to both UWS teams was SCC’s A team who finished 54 strokes above par. 

The men were led by Conner Willard who finished first place, shooting a 71. Willard was followed by Drake Dawson and Connor O’ Hara who tied for second with a 73. Behind those three UWS claimed the rest of the top ten spots and even 11th place on top of that. 

On the women’s side of things they finished in third place after shooting a team score of 364 in day one and 382 in the final day. St. Scholastica won the tournament shooting a team total 78 over par followed by Crown College in second place. 

Scholastica’s A team sealed the win while securing all five golfers in the top seven. Olivia Weyenberg and Ashton Parnell were the only Yellowjackets to finish in the top ten with Weyenburg shooting 36 over par for ninth place. Parnell tied for tenth with Maddy Bloedel of Northland shooting one stroke worse than teammate Weyenburg.

UWS finished with three more golfers in the top twenty. 

Both the men’s and women’s teams next meets are on the weekend of Sept. 23. The men will be heading to the Twin Cities Classic while the women stay in Wisconsin for the UW-Lacrosse Invitational.