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North Clay volleyball wins; football falls short

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Emily Pollard
Staff Report

The North Clay volleyball teams continued to march unbeaten through their schedules by defeating Otter Creek on Tuesday evening.

The seventh-grade Knights defeated the Otters, 25-21, 25-7 and put on an offensive show against the visiting squad.

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Manna Mace
Shea Britton rang up four kills in the match and McKenzie Kumpf, Tayor Hess, Hannah Minor, Whitney Halfhill and Mikayla Rowan all had successful attacks to earn kills. The match featured some excellent volleying by each squad and North Clay got three assists from both Madison Nevins and Hess with Abbey Timberman and Mannah Mace passing out one assist.

Mace also had six points from the service line with Halfhill adding five and both Minor and Kumpf chipping in with four apiece. Kenzie Mager had three points, Timberman had two and Lainey Latham, Sydney Buell and Samantha Smith adding a point.

In the eighth-grade match, the Knights posted a 25-12, 11-25, 15-14 win in which they trailed 10-14 in the final game before rallying to victory.

Emily Pollard had seven points, five assists and a kill for the Knights and Audrey Clark had eight points with one assist. Lorrie LaTourette had four kills, Jami Warner had three points, Liz McVeigh had four points and Shelbi Morris added four kills.

North Clay improves to 9-0 on the season with the wins.

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North Clay

football

The North Clay football teams took on visiting Greencastle on Tuesday night and both contests proved to be defensive battles.

The Tiger Cubs proved to be too stout to conquer as North Clay was shutout in both the seventh and eighth-grade games. The seventh-grade fell 16-0 and the eighth-grade dropped an 8-0 decision.

In the seventh-grade game, North Clay took the opening kick off and moved the ball down the field with halfbacks, Derek Mills and Robert Walters carrying the pigskin. Greencastle would halt the drive on a fumble near midfield.

The Tiger Cubs scored on the third play on the drive on a run around the right side to go up 8-0 after the conversion.

Penalties and fumbles kept North Clay's offense from mounting any successful drives before halftime and the Tiger Cubs added another score to lead 16-0 at the midpoint.

In the second half, North Clay's Brad Thacker and Buzz Munoz each recovered fumbles and cornerback Steven Lovett intercepted a Greencastle pass. North Clay couldn't get anything going on offense and the Tiger Cubs held on for the win.

Waylon Layne and Hunter Slack were the tackle leaders for the Knights.

In the eighth-grade game, the score remained knotted at zero until the fourth quarter when the Tiger Cubs finally squeezed out a win.

The Knights travel to Brown County for a 10:30 a.m. contest on Saturday.