SULLIVAN -- Clay City's cross country teams prepared for their own invite on Thursday by traveling to Sullivan for a three-way meet that also included North Central.
The Eels split the meet with the boys' team winning with 23 points to North Central's 52 and the Arrows' 55.
Jessie Vansickle led the way with a runnerup finish in 18:01 followed by Braxton Griffith's 18:11. Kevin Cook, Conner Modesitt and Ben Dickey took the fifth through seventh spots to lead the Eels to victory.
"We still need to get some people back healthy," commented coach Keith Jones. "We're still not packed up like we need to be."
The Eels also debuted their girls' team after they got enough practices in to compete according to IHSAA rules.
Andrea Ladd ran a fifth-place time that led the team though Sullivan edged past the Eels with 34 points to Clay City's 55. North Central had an incomplete team.
Britany Richard came in with a ninth place ahead of Samantha Stoops' 12th, Stephanie Granger's 13th and Tayler Walden's 16th.
The Eels will host the Clay City Invitational on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m.
Boys team scores
Clay City 23, North Central 52, Sullivan 55
Clay City results: 2. Jessie Vansickle, 18:01, 3. Braxton Griffith, 18:11, 5. Kevin Cook, 18:48, 6. Conner Modesitt, 19:11, 7. Ben Dickey, 19:56, 9. Kyle Yocom, 21:02, 14. Landry Moss, 25:32
Girls team scores
Sullivan 34, Clay City 55, North Central Inc.
Clay City results: 5. Andrea Ladd, 25:16, 9. Britany Richard, 26:00, 12. Samantha Stoops, 29:03, 13. Stephanie Granger, 29:05, 16. Tayler Walden, 31:54
CASCADE -- The Northview volleyball team continued its early season unbeaten run by cruising past homestanding Cascade, 25-4, 25-10, 25-16.
The Knights got plenty of opportunity to get some younger players on the court versus the Cadets and they came through with flying colors.
Ashley Hull didn't get into the first game until the Knights already led 23-3, but the senior still rang up six kills, four blocks and a dig in the win. Kaley Huffman had five kills, three blocks and three digs while Hannah Emmert added four kills and three digs.
Lottie King contributed three aces, 12 kills, six blocks and two digs and Lindsay Thomas added six aces, two kills and 18 assists.
"We played well tonight," said coach Scott McDonald. "We're trying something new on offense and the kids liked it."
That's bad news for upcoming opponents since the Knights will have more varied hitting
Britany Long added in two kills, three blocks and six digs and Kyler Clark dug up 19 Cascade shots. Kaylee Clark had three digs and Hannah Hayes got some varsity time as well, adding four assists.
"We put them in a tough spot," commented McDonald about Hayes and Clark who are both freshmen. "We expect them to play and they've had a good couple of weeks at practice."
The victory improves the varsity to 10-0 overall and they travel to face conference opponents, Sullivan and Brown County on Saturday.
The Knights JV team was also a winner, taking a 25-19, 25-10 victory as Kelsey Searing had nine kills, Elizabeth Emmert added five kills with Ali Sharton setting up 20 assists. Chelsey Sampson had five blocks and Samantha Solomon adding six kills.
Next game: Northview (10-0 overall, 1-0 WIC) travels to face Sullivan and Brown County on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.