Times Staff Report
LINTON -- The Northview volleyball team scored a 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 victory at Linton on Thursday night as both Shelbi Morris and McKenzie Kumpf had nine kills. Morris had four digs and two blocks with Kumpf adding six digs and four aces. Brylie Riddell rang up six kills, nine digs, a block and four aces for the Knights.
"We played just good enough to win. Our setters did much better tonight in putting the ball in a better position to hit," coach Scott McDonald said. "We served pretty well with our zones. We will need to play with a little more passion this weekend to win the Barr-Reeve tournament."
Briana Cook posted 10 assists, an ace and two digs with freshman Taylor Hess adding five digs, 11 assists and an ace. Ashlen Buck led the team with 13 digs, Audrey Clark had two digs with an ace, Hannah Willocks added a kill and Mikayla Rowan added two kills in the win.
In the JV match, Northview won 25-20, 25-17.
Next match: Northview (8-2) will compete at the Barr-Reeve Invitational
North Clay opened up the home portion of its volleyball season with a three-match sweep of South Putnam on Thursday.
The eighth-grade squad improved to 3-0 with a 25-7, 25-12 victory against South Putnam as Alex Swaim posted five points along with Bre Dove. Alyssa Yocom had four points, two kills and a pair of aces and Zoe Orman led the squad with three aces. Madison McDonald had three points and two aces along with three assists. Ashley Heck contributed four points and an ace in the win and had two kills.
North Clay's seventh-grade volleyball team improved to 3-0 this season with a two-game victory over South Putnam on Thursday night.
Quinn Albright had six aces for the Knights with Stacy Payton, Parker Spears and Lindsey Lunsford each contributing five service aces. Sammie Thomas provided four, Kenzie Stearley had three aces, Alisha Long had two aces and both Maddi Thomas and MaKenzie Stewart had one.
In the first match of the season, North Clay won 25-9, 13-25, 15-11 over Owen Valley on the road and followed that up the next evening with a 25-18, 25-12 win at Edgewood.
The sixth-grade Knights lost its opener at Owen Valley by a 25-21, 25-21 score and split two games with Edgewood, winning 25-21 and losing 25-23.
On Thursday evening, North Clay defeated South Putnam by a 25-4, 25-8 score.
Emily Yocom and Elle Tipton had a combined total of 19 and 15 service points respectively. Dalyn Boor had seven points and Payton Kumpf, Kennedy Enders, Macey Johnson and Olivia Lundy each had six service points. Sera Little, Maggie Mershon, Hope Grady and Macy Sutherland posted five points apiece and coach Sheri Yocom complimented Devon Krider and Krislin Lemont on outstanding play.
The seventh --and-eighth-grade teams will host North Central on Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. The sixth-grade volleyball team will host Honey Creek on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Clay City junior high volleyball
The Clay City junior high volleyball teams fell in both matches against Eastern Greene.
The seventh-grade team lost 25-5, 25-11 and the eighth-grade squad fell 25-20, 25-9.