OLD FORT - Calvert kept pace at the top of the Midland Athletic League standings moving to 5-0 in league play and 8-4 overall, with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-20 win over Old Fort.
Calvert used a balanced attack in the win. Haley Felter and Amber Perry led with seven kills each. Kaleigh Hendrix, Meridith Lucius and Jordan Gase each had six.
"It's hard to try and scheme to stop our attack because we have such balance," Calvert coach Greg Hendrix said. "If one hitter is struggling, we have other options to pick her up."
Perry added five blocks and Felter had three. Hendrix dished out 20 assists. Lucius picked up seven digs defensively.
Kristin Bender lead Old Fort (2-10, 2-3) with 16 kills and four blocks. Shelby Bigler added seven digs.
Buckettes power off
NORTH ROBINSON - Maddie Williams registered a double-double despite not playing in the first game, and sophomore Emily Weithman nearly had a double-double of her own Thursday in Buckeye Central's 19-25, 25-9, 26-24, 25-19 North Central Conference win over Colonel Crawford.
Williams missed the first game because an illness the day before caused her to miss practice, but the junior pounded a team-high 16 kills after that and added 12 digs and three aces.
"She really stepped it up when she had to," Buckeye Central coach Bill Bonham said.
Weithman chipped in 20 assists, nine kills, three blocks and two aces for the Buckettes (13-2, 7-0 NCC), and freshman Jenna Delarber drilled nine kills and two blocks.
"They played ball tonight the way they're supposed to play ball," Bonham said of his younger players.
Meanwhile, Brooke Karl provided 21 digs and went 14 of 14 passing and committed only two errors on 37 serve receptions.
"She lets our offense work and run, and lets all the big players get the credit," Bonham said.
Carey finally gets around H-L
CAREY - It took 22 years, but Carey finally found a way.
Hannah Tong turned in a double-double and Sydney Wentling handed out 36 assists Thursday as the Blue Devils won 13-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-18 to claim their first Midland Athletic League win over Hopewell-Loudon in school history.
Carey joined the MAL in 1990, losing 22 MAL matches to the Chieftains until Thursday's four-set victory.
Tong led the way with 17 kills, 16 digs, four blocks and an ace. Wentling also served an ace for the Blue Devils (8-4, 3-2 MAL).
Shelby Seifert hammered 14 kills for Carey, Logan Johnson had 27 digs and seven kills, and Mackenzie Wentling also served an ace.
The Chieftains (3-10, 2-3) got a triple-double of 15 digs, 12 kills and 12 assists from Racquel Hossler (2 aces).
Courtney Burns (2 block assists) added 17 kills, 16 assists and five digs and Logan Frank (2 aces) had 15 dig and 12 kills. Kassie Welly came up with 17 digs and Kassie Shaver tallied 15.
Bowerman leads Seneca East
ATTICA - Kristen Bowerman's 19 kills helped lift Seneca East to a three-game victory over Bettsville 25-16, 2-10, 25-6. Backing up Bowerman was Alison Hescht with seven aces and four digs.
Cameil Ruffing and Rachel Bauman each chipped in five kills with Bauman adding 11 assists.
Samantha Miller dished out 18 assists, as the Tigers improved to 5-9, 3-2 Midland Athletic League.
Raiders win thriller
KANSAS - Lakota took the first two games from St. Wendelin, only to see the Mohawks rally to take the next two. The Raiders, though, recovered to win a thrilling fifth game and take the match 25-18, 25-14, 15-25, 14-25, 19-17 for the team's first Midland Athletic League win of the season.
Katie Park led the Raiders (2-9, 1-4 MAL) with 11 kills, followed closely by Rachel Feick who slammed down 10. Stephanie Miller had a double-double with 17 digs and 17 assists, to go along with four kills.
Also for Lakota, Alaina Bickford led the defense with 24 digs while Morgan Gangwer chipped in 12. Destiny Long Meyer had four kills and three blocks. Aly Hovis added three kills and three blocks. Makayla Kiser had 13 assists and 13 digs.
Rams roll up Ontario
MANSFIELD - Three Upper Sandusky players combined for 41 kills Thursday in a 25-9, 25-12, 25-15 North Central Conference win over Ontario.
Taylor Graboski registered 16 kills, eight aces and 13 digs for the Rams (7-3, 6-2 NCC), Jessi Holli had 15 kills and six digs and Kalene Johnson turned in 10 kills and five digs.
Allison Snyder backed them with 26 assists, and Jenna Holly had nine digs and six aces.
TC takes a tumble
BELLEVUE - Bellevue overpowered Northern Ohio League foe Columbian 25-12, 25-14, 25-20 Thursday.
Megan Murphy's 10 digs and six kills led the Tornadoes (3-5, 1-4 NOL) in the loss.