By John Lachmann
Ryle won three matches on Saturday and five overall to take the Jefferson County Invitational title for the second straight year.
The Raiders beat Apollo, 25-9, 25-21 in the championship match. Junior outside hitter/setter Ashley Bush tallied seven kills and five assists, and senior middle blocker Alex Nichols recorded four kills in the final.
Bush and Nichols rolled up seven kills each, and Bush added five assists in the semifinal match, a 25-19, 25-12 win over North Oldham.
Ryle (23-3) also beat South Oldham, 25-14, 25-6 earlier in the day.
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Freshman right-hander T.C. Eads threw his first career no-hitter as Ludlow blanked Calvary Christian.
Junior first baseman Rachel Hall singled home two to key a four-run fourth inning as Scott beat Grant County.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard won in three sets, improving to 7-4 at first singles as Conner beat Boone County.
Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
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.