North Clay girls win Invite, boys take second
- Eel girls take 3rd and boys are 7th
Both the North Clay and Clay City junior high cross-country teams posted excellent finishes at the Shakamak Invitational this weekend.
The North Clay girls team edged past Owen Valley for the team title on the strength of Tiffany Young's fourth place finish in 14:03. The Clay City junior high team got top finishes from Lindy Jones, who finished fifth in 14:09, and Carmela Roeschlien who took eighth. Meranda Jackson placed 10th in 14:45, three seconds behind Roeschlien. The Eels placed third in the team standings behind the Patriots. The Knights scored 54 points, just ahead of Owen Valley's 56 and the Eel's 95 in the nine team event.
Also posting top finishes for the North Clay girls were Sarah Roeschlien who placed ninth in 14:44, Cassandra Barnett in 12th with a time of 14:55 and Corey Laue in 13th with a 15:05. Ashley Woodcox finished 16th followed by Marissa Bryan in 21st and Allie True in 28th.
For Clay City, Hannah Whittington placed 26th followed by Lynsey Higgins in 48th.
In the boys race, the North Clay Knights raced to their best finish in the Invitational but fell just short of defending champions South Knox, 42 to 69. Clay City placed seventh out of 11 teams.
Clay City's Braxton Griffith's sixth place finish was the top area finisher ahead of North Clay's Sam Spencer who took eighth. Griffith finished in 12:35 while Spencer crossed in 13:15 followed closely by Chris Smith in 13:16.
North Clay's Jared Royer took 11th place in 13:24, just ahead of Ryan Sutton of Clay City who was 12th overall.
Ryan Lutes finished 19th for the Knights followed by Seth Wright in 22nd, Jordan Maurer in 30th and E.C. Moody in 38th.
For the Eels, Kyle Grassick was 39th in 14:41 followed by Parker Modesitt in 45th, Spencer Barrett in 53rd and Austin Sinders in 59th.
The Knights ran their final meet of the season on Monday evening, results will be available in Wednesday's edition of The Brazil Times.
Jr. High Boys Team: South Knox 42, North Clay 69, North Central 129, Shakamak 136, Linton 144, Sullivan 153, Clay City 154, Eastern 171, North Knox 173, Owen Valley 189, Riverton Parke Inc.
North Clay: 8. Sam Spencer 13:15, 9. Chris Smith 13:16, 11. Jared Royer 13:24, 19. Ryan Lutes 13:42, 22. Seth Wright 13:56, 30. Jordan Maurer 14:18, 38. E.C.Moody 14:40.
Clay City: 6. Braxton Griffith 12:35, 12. Ryan Sutton 13:28, 39. Kyle Grassick 14:41, 45. Parker Modesitt 15:09, 53. Spencer Barrett 16:01, 59. Austin Sinders 16:34.
Jr. High Girls Team: North Clay 54, Owen Valley 56, Clay City 95, South Knox 113, Eastern 118, North Central 134, Shakamak 151, North Knox 191, Linton 230
North Clay: 4. Tiffany Young 14:03, 9. Sarah Roeschlein 14:44, 12. Cassandra Barnett 14:55, 13. Corey Laue 15:05, 16. Ashley Woodcox 15:20, 21. Marissa Bryan 15:34, 28. Allie True 16:04.
Clay City: 5. Lindy Jones 14:09, 8. Carmela Roeschlien 14:42, 10. Meranda Jackson 14:45, 26. Hannah Whittington 15:49, 48. Lynsey Higgins 17:52.
North Clay Volleyball
The North Clay seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams picked up a pair of wins in tri-angular matches at home this Saturday.
The seventh grade team remained unbeaten with a 21-12, 21-14 win over Owen Valley and a 19-21, 21-16, 15-10 win over Sullivan.
In the first match, Whitney Sampson lead the way with six points from the service line along with an ace and Erica Lee dropped another five points on the Patriots. Hannah Emmert and Hannah VanHorn each had four points.
In the second match, Ashlyn Yocom had seven points with a pair of aces and Ali Rentschler chipped in another seven points with two aces for the Knights. Emmert had another four points and Kylee Thacker had three points in the victory.
The win moves the Knights to 13-0 this season.
The eighth grade also picked up two wins on Saturday with a 13-21, 21-17, 15-5 win over Owen Valley and a 21-17, 21-13 win over Sullivan.
The Knights were lead in the first match by Katie Timberman's nine service points and six aces along with Lottie King's seven points and three aces and Kaley Huffman's four points and Mallory Heffner's four service points.
Against Sullivan, Cari Laue had six points with two aces and Olivia Kumpf added three points along with Traci Sanders who added five points and three aces.
Lindsay Thomas had a pair of assists and King added two kills.