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Northeast junior Hayden Lee watches his chip rise during Wednesday’s Maquoketa Invitational. Lee shot a team-best 90 at the Rebels’ first 18-hole meet of the season and opened and closed his week by taking home second-place finishes in a pair of River Valley Conference dual victories.

PRESTON — A change in venues led to some immediate improvements for the Northeast boys golf team.

The Rebels opened their week with a River Valley North dual with Camanche, a familiar foe considering the two teams faced off in a non-conference dual just three days earlier.

Northeast took that first meeting in Clinton, 188-193, and used a little home course knowledge to drop that score.

In fact, the Rebels’ shot their lowest nine-hole score of the season in a 176-193 victory.

Senior Alijah Dopson and junior Hayden Lee again led the way. The two Rebels tied for the low score, 43, at Friday’s first meeting; three days later, they were even better with Dopson carding a medalist round of 40 and Lee finishing just a stroke behind him in second.

Junior Tyler Hines chipped in a 47, good for fourth, while Kaden Weber wrapped up Northeast’s 176 with a 48. Michael Mulholland and Jacob Munck, meanwhile, both shot 51.

Two days later, the Rebels made their 18-hole debut at the Maquoketa Invitational.

With its top-four golfers all shooting under 100, the Rebels made it a successful debut with a 373.

Lee led the way, shooting a 90, which was one stroke better than Mulholland’s 91. Dopson added a 95 and Weber wrapped things up with a 97. Munck shot a 105 for good measure with Hines adding a 113.

The Rebels returned to conference action on Friday with a visit to Anamosa.

With Rebels providing the top three scores, Northeast knocked off their second straight River Valley North foe, 181-189.

Dopson continued his strong play with a medalist round of 40, while Lee and Mulholland both shot 44 to tie for second. Weber wrapped up the team score with a 53, while Munck carded a 54 and Chase Lee a 62.