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Bluejays remain winless in football; Minnesota West volleyball still part of national poll

The Minnesota West Bluejays were in Ely on Saturday to take on Minnesota North College-Vermilion in a battle of winless football teams, and in a game that went to overtime, Minnesota West was defeated 23-20.

Vermilion took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and maintained that advantage at halftime. The Bluejays found the end zone and Vermilion connected on a pair of field goals in the third quarter to make it a 13-7 game entering the fourth. The Bluejays then proceeded to outscore Vermilion 13-7 over those last 15 minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Statistical information on the game was unavailable as of Monday afternoon. With the loss, Minnesota West dropped to 0-5 on the fall. The Bluejays have a bye this week and then are scheduled to play on Oct. 14 at Minnesota State-Fergus Falls in the final game of the regular season.


The Minnesota West Lady Jays women's volleyball team is in the "also receiving votes" category for the second consecutive week in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll.

In the two weeks prior to being among the teams also receiving votes, the Lady Jays had been ranked 14th and then 15th. received votes in this week's poll, which was released Monday, but did not place in the Top 15. Conference rival Rochester was among the other teams also receiving votes last week; the Yellow Jackets were not included in this week's poll.

Minnesota West is 18-6 on the season and plays three road matches this week, starting with a Wednesday matchup at Ridgewater.


It was New Ulm 6, Worthington 1 in sectional high school tennis Monday afternoon. Kah Blu Moo picked up the lone victory for the Trojans, winning 7-66-1 at No. 4 singles.

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