By John Lachmann
Ryle (25-3) extended its winning streak to 11 matches with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-19 win over Simon Kenton (22-7) on Thursday.
Junior outside hitter Ashley Bush led the Raiders with nine kills, and senior setter Harper Hempel dished out 19 assists. Sophomore libero Chase Barber finished with 17 digs.
Junior outside hitter Rachael Figgins paced the Pioneers with seven kills, and Simon Kenton senior setter Sophie Dunn chipped in with 20 assists.
COOPER TAKES DOWN NEWCATH – Junior libero Jessica Fortner racked up 14 digs as Cooper (21-5) defeated Newport Central Catholic (9-10), 25-18, 25-19, 25-21.
Freshman middle hitter Katie Smith and senior middle hitter Hannah Reid notched six kills each for the Jaguars.
BROSSART TOPS LUDLOW IN 4 – Senior outside hitter Marissa Frommeyer tallied 16 kills and 15 digs as Brossart (15-12) defeated Ludlow (12-6), 26-24, 20-25, 25-11, 25-15.
Sophomore setter Lindsay Leick dished for 32 assists in the Mustangs’ win.
Senior outside hitter Nicole Frevola and sophomore middle hitter Hailey Lillard led the Panthers with seven kills each.
DIXIE ROLLS UP THE KILLS VS. DAYTON – Three players combined for 28 kills as Dixie Heights (9-22) defeated Dayton (7-10), 25-17, 25-20, 25-16.
Freshman outside hitter Perrin Long led the Colonels in kills with 12. Senior right side hitter Brittany Wilkinson and seventh-grade outside hitter Leah Metzger added eight kills each.
HIGHLANDS BEATS BELLEVUE – Junior middle blocker Jessica Ginter rolled up 11 kills as Highlands (9-17) defeated Bellevue (5-13), 25-7, 25-13, 25-16.
Senior libero Abby Schweitzer added four aces and 15 digs, and junior setter Kaitlin Hall dished for 29 assists to pace the Bluebirds.
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Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.
Junior shortstop Jake Whitford singled up the middle to plate the lone run in Highlands’ win over Cincinnati McNicholas.
The second doubles team rallied to win five straight games in the final set but Campbell County fell to Montgomery County, in the first of…
Newport Central Catholic advanced to the All ‘A’ state tournament for the first time since 2011 with wins over Lloyd and St. Henry.