By John Lachmann
Senior outside hitter Kaitlin Murray finished with 10 kills and four blocks as Simon Kenton (20-6) defeated Boone County (14-11), 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 on Thursday.
Senior setter Sophie Dunn dished for 26 assists, and junior libero Kelsey Schmiade tallied 14 digs for the Pioneers.
Senior Sami Hare led the Rebels with 10 kills, and sophomore Alli Borders chipped in with 28 assists.
VILLA SINKS HARRISON – Senior middle hitter Ellie Stoddart tallied 11 kills as Villa Madonna (9-5) defeated Harrison County (12-6), 25-19, 20-25, 25-17.
Junior setter Charissa Junker racked up 21 assists, and senior outside hitter Morgan Trusty served for four aces in the Blue Lightning win.
LUDLOW DOWNS LATIN – Senior middle hitter Alexius Crowley rolled up five aces and four kills as Ludlow (10-5) defeated Covington Latin (1-11), 25-20, 25-12.
Panthers senior setter McKenzie Huffman, in her second match back after a knee injury, served for three aces and dished for three assists.
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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.