Panthers on the prowl
NEW RIEGEL – McComb controlled Game 1, then carried that momentum into the next two, sweeping host New Riegel 25-11, 25-21, 25-21.
The Blue Jackets fell to 1-1 on the season.
New Riegel was led by Kara Scherger, who had team-highs in digs (24) and kills (13). Taylor Arbogast had 11 kills, 15 digs and four assists. Leah Bouillon added 15 digs for the Blue Jackets, while Briana Gillig had 13 digs.
Lindsay Bouillon dished out 18 assists for New Riegel, while Natalie Reinhart had nine digs and two assists.
The Panthers were paced by Jenna Huffman, who smashed 19 kills, and Makenna Babb, who registered 10. Babb added 19 digs, while Jenna Herr lined seven kills.
McComb improved to 2-0.
Chieftains turn back Stockaders in five
OLD FORT – Shelbi Sauber registered a triple-double and four teammates each came up with 15 digs Tuesday as Hopewell-Loudon outlasted former Midland Athletic League foe Old Fort 22-25, 25-21, 9-25, 25-23, 19-17.
Sauber led the charge with 15 kills, 30 digs and 10 assists on a 65-for-65 setting effort for the Chieftains (1-1).
Jacque Burns went 55 for 56 setting with 21 assists, and added 15 digs.
Alex Endicott, Baleigh Searles and Kenadee Siebenaller (3 block assists) also each tallied 15 digs.
Lexi Feindel (3 block assists, 2 aces) belted 12 kills and Brooke Arbogast had eight kills and five digs.
Mackenzie Ward’s 17 kills and Samantha Hartsel’s 16 paced the Stockaders (0-1).
Allison Adelsperger handed out 47 assists, Sara Bell tallied 11 kills and six assists, Kiely Taylor lined seven kills, Jordan Magers smacked five kills and four aces and Sydney Clouse, Shelby Bilger and Peyton Miller each lined three kills.
1-2 punch carries Tornadoes
Haley Sendelbach and Hannah Reinbolt drilled a combined 29 kills Tuesday as Columbian battled past Fremont Ross 25-20, 25-16, 24-26, 17-25, 15-9.
Sendelbach led the way with 19 kills and Reinbolt drilled 10 for the Tornadoes (2-0).
Cheyenne Ward set up the offense with 35 assists.
“She did a really nice job feeding the ball to our players,” TC coach Celeste Duncan said.
Makayla Sharlow chipped in seven digs.
Blue Devils stay unbeaten
CAREY – After a tough first game Carey settled in and cruised in the next two, beating Riverdale 26-24, 25-14, 25-13.
Shelby Kin posted a double-double to help the Blue Devils improve to 3-0. Kin tallied 16 kills and 10 digs to go along with four blocks.
Also for Carey, Adrienne Hackworth had 18 digs, four aces and five kills, Sydney Kin had eight kills and five blocks, Sydney Wentling tossed up 39 assists, Hannah Zimmerman had six kills, Sara Craig had five and Joanna Worst added eight digs.
Raiders serve up Woodmore
ELMORE – Destiney Long-Meyer and Aubrey Bickford combined for 17 aces Tuesday as Lakota opened the year by beating Woodmore 25-6, 25-17, 25-14.
Long-Meyer drilled nine aces and added four kills, five digs and three blocks for the Raiders while Bickford chipped in eight aces, 20 assists and four digs.
Katie Park backed them with seven kills and six digs, Bree Long-Meyer had five kills and three digs and Aspen Ray lined four kills and four blocks.
Warriors open with a win
GIBSONBURG – Mohawk opened its season on the right note, dispatching Gibsonburg 25-12, 25-19, 18-25, 25-10. Mya Morris powered the win with 16 kills. Ali Konkle had seven kills to go along with 17 digs and three aces. Addie Thiery had six kills.
MacKenzie Sowers paced the defense with 28 digs. Sheyanne Wilhelm added 15 digs while each chipped in three aces. Hannah Kieffer dished out 18 assists while Chelsey Trusty handed out 16.
Redmen fall to Arcadia
ARCADIA – Arcadia overpowered Fostoria 25-4, 25-8, 25-9 Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.
The Redmen got two aces from Maddie Gillig in the loss.