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North Clay volleyball wins WIC Championships

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The North Clay seventh-grade volleyball team won the WIC title on Saturday. (Front from left) Jami Warner, Lindsey Potter, Shelby Timberman, Andrey Clark and Andi Harting. (Second row) Coach Connie Young, Lorrie LaTourette, Shelbi Morris, Manager Courtney Harrison, Emily Pollard, Leslie Ringo and Jade Mills.
Staff Report

SULLIVAN -- North Clay's seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams claimed the Western Indiana Conference championship on Saturday by winning three games at Sullivan.

The eighth-grade Knights opened the tournament with a 25-3, 23-15 victory over Carlisle as Chandler Pell had 15 points, four aces and an assist and Kasey Merten added six points.

Sydney Pursell rang up five points followed by four from Courtney Maccarone, who also had an assist. Brylie Riddell contributed four kills on the attack and both Alexus Bex and Nicole Linton had one apiece.

In game two, Maccarone paced the squad in a 25-19, 25-16 win over Owen Valley.

She scored 17 service points, including a pair of aces and had an assist while both Linton and Sierra Girton had seven points with a kill. Pell scored six points from the service line to go with an assist and two kills.

Riddell again led the offense with eight kills and a service point. Bex had two points, an ace and a kill for the Knights.

The title game came against the host Sullivan squad and the Knights came away with a 25-16, 25-24 victory.

The North Clay eighth-grade volleyball team won the WIC title on Saturday. (Front from left) Alyssa Hogue, Nicole Linton, Courtney Maccarone and Alexus Bex. (Second row) Chandler Pell, Carrie Duregger, Ashley Sutherland, Kasey Merten, Sydney Pursell, Sierra Girton and Brylie Riddell. (Back) Coach Kevin Kumpf.
North Clay trailed in the second game, 19-24 before Maccarone stepped up to serve out the game with six straight points.

Maccarone had six points and an assist and Lintont added six points and two kills. Pell followed with seven points and Riddell had three kills, four points and an ace. Girton added three points and Bex served up three with one kill.

The seventh-grade Knights downed Owen Valley to open the tourney, 25-27, 25-15, 15-6 before beating Brown County, 25-12, 25-10 and handling South Vermillion, 25-12, 25-10.

Jami Warner had 15 points and a kill in the first game while Lorri LaTourette added 10 points and a kill. Shelbi Morris contributed nine, Lindsey Potter had four and Audrey Clark had three points and an assist.

In the second game, Andi Harting, Shelby Timberman and Jade Mills excelled on defense according to coach Connie Young.

"This was the best match we played all season and our diggers just did an outstanding job in denying Brown County's kills."

LaTourette led the service game with nine points with Morris adding eight with one kill. Potter served up seven points with Warner adding five and Pollard had two. Lesli Ringo came through with four critical points off the bench and Clark had a point and an assist.

In the title game, Warner had 10 points to lead the way with Clark adding eight with two assists. LaTourette had seven for the Knights, Pollard had three, Mills two and both Pollard and Ringo adding one apiece. Morris had two kills for the Knights who improve to 16-2 overall.

The eighth-grade Knights improved to 10-6 overall and host Greencastle this evening at 6 p.m.

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Way to go Knights! We are proud of you !! Both teams played with the refuse to lose mentality and it paid off.

-- Posted by DEP1977 on Mon, Oct 6, 2008, at 3:55 AM

Awesome job by 2 great groups of girls!! They played to win, and win they did!!! Way to go girls!!!

-- Posted by asil on Mon, Oct 6, 2008, at 7:51 AM

Way to go there North Clay!! EXCELLENT WORK!


-- Posted by Pearl2083 on Tue, Oct 7, 2008, at 10:10 AM

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