Homecoming Queen Amanda Heasley tallied 27 points, including three service aces, for the Lady Wildcats in a tri-match victory over Cameron High School and Frontier Local High School Sept. 26 in Bob Burton Gymnasium. In addition, Heasley had 23 kills and 10 digs.
After dropping a 16-25 decision to Frontier to open, the Lady 'Cats swarmed all over the Lady Cougars with 25-23 and 25-20 set victories. Heasley bombarded Frontier with 13 points, 17 kills and six digs, while Dominique Craft contributed a game-high 16 points, 15 kills and 11 digs to help carry the Lady 'Cats to the hard-fought victory.
Haley Hizer scored 14 points for Paden City, including a pair of service aces, while dropping in four digs. Logan Cosper and Graeson Baker each netted seven points, while Cosper contributed 88 sets, 30 assists and six digs. Baker managed to net four digs and three sets. Lynnsie Parsons added four points, four kills, eight digs and three sets, while Josie Fox dropped in six digs.
In the match with the Lady Dragons, Heasley recorded 14 points, including three service aces, while adding six kills and four digs. Hizer added nine points and five digs for the Wildcats in 25-5 and 25-16 victories. Amber Neff got into varsity action, contributing six points, 10 sets and three assists, while Parsons drilled four kills, three digs and scored five markers.
In addition, Craft sank five digs and beat down four kills. Cosper dished off 12 assists, while scoring five points. Kelsey Loy netted three kills, while Megan Pierce and Victoria Anderson each tallied a point, a set and a dig.
Craft, Heasley and Baker each scored in double figures to help pound Bishop Donahue in three straight sets, 25-20, 25-12 and 25-14, Sept. 28 at Bob Burton Gymnasium.
The win was the 'Cats' 15th against only four defeats and it jolted them into sole possession of first place in the OVAC Class-A and a number one seed in the upcoming OVAC Volleyball Championships.
Craft scored a game-high 22 points, including six service aces, while Heasley netted 18 points, including four aces. Baker tallied a dozen points, while Hizer netted nine points and teammates Cosper and Parsons each recorded eight points.
Mentored by Fred King and Jeff Bowers, the Lady 'Cats tacked on a pair of victories Sept. 29 at home, defeating the Linsly School, 25-6 and 25-9. They then took care of county rival Hundred, 25-11 and 25-9.
In the Linsly victory, Heasley and Craft each recorded 10 kills, while Cosper, Parsons and Hizer tallied 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively, to pace Paden City's dominating performance.
Cosper added 17 assists, while she, Baker, Hizer and Parsons each recorded service aces. Baker added nine, while Craft put up five points and Heasley three points.
In the matchup with the Lady Hornets of Hundred, it was all Paden City, as 12 'Cats made outstanding contributions in the victory. In the scoring column, Heasley was the only double-digit scorer, with 11 points, while Baker added nine markers and Craft six points. Parsons, Hizer and Victoria Anderson each followed with five points, while Cosper, Loy, Megan Pierce, Mallory Estel and Hannah Stanley each netted points.
Fox didn't score, but recorded a kill and three digs.
Craft had a game-high 12 kills, while Cosper paced the 'Cats with 24 assists.
The Lady Wildcats beat Tyler Consolidated and Calhoun County for their 20th and 21st victories before dropping its fourth match of the year to the top-ranked Williamstown Yellowjackets Oct. 1 in Kidwell.
The Lady 'Cats were on the prowl in their first match with Tyler, winning 25-20 in the opening set. They dropped the second set, 14-25, setting up the deciding third match with the Lady Silver Knights. In the third set, the 'Cats came out firing and blasted the Class-AA Lady Knights 25-20 to win the set and match.
Craft was outstanding, scoring a team-high 16 points, 12 kills and 14 digs, while Baker netted 13 points and 13 digs. Hizer also tallied 13 points and tacked on 10 digs.
In addition, Parsons added nine points and seven digs, while Heasley totaled seven points, 13 kills and 10 digs. Cosper scored six points, six digs and 101 sets, while Fox tacked on 10 digs for the Lady 'Cats.
After the three-set match with Tyler, Paden City had to come back and play the top Class-A Williamstown. The Lady 'Jackets held off the tired Wildcats and put the young 'Cats down in order, winning 25-14 and 25-18.
Baker and Heasley paced Paden City with eight points each, while Parsons chipped in with six markers and Hizer put up four points. Cosper and Craft each scored three points, with Craft leading her team with seven kills.
Later, the Lady Knights blasted the Yellowjackets and Calhoun in straight sets. But, the Wildcats won the tri-match when they knocked off Calhoun, 25-13 and 25-21. Craft recorded a triple-double with 11 points, 18 digs and 18 kills, while Heasley netted a double-double, 12 points and 14 kills to pace Paden City in the victory.
Baker tallied 11 points and five digs, while Parsons and Hizer teamed for 13 points and 15 digs. Fox chipped in with three digs, while Cosper added four points, 10 digs and added 27 assists.
The Lady Blue Eagles dropped a tri-match with Union Local and Monroe Central Sept. 27 inside Magnolia High School's warm and cozy HammerDome.
After winning the first set against UL, 25-16, Magnolia fell, 25-27 and 23-25. Although the Lady Eagles scored more overall points, the Lady Jets picked up the win.
Jordan Babe paced the Eagles with 16 kills and 16 points. She also added pair of service aces, seven digs and blocked two Jet shots for a fine all-around performance.
Also scoring in double figues were Lauren Cline and Emily Blake with 13 points each, while Emily Clegg netted 11 points. Mallory Chapman and Makensie Dawson each fired off 10 points, while Chapman and Blake each pounded out four kills. Cline, Chapman, and Dawson teamed for 66 digs.
In the match with Monroe Central, points didn't come as easy as in the match with Union Local. The Eagle ladies lost both, 19-25 and 16-25. All the starters hit in double figues in the opener, but didn't against the Lady Seminoles.
Babe and Dawson shared 15 points, while Blake, Clegg, Chapman and Cline teamed for 20 markers. Chapman did have seven kills, 20 digs and two blocked shots, while Babe added 11 kills and three blocks for Magnolia. Blake and Dawson provided 23 digs between them, while Clegg and Cline shared seven digs. Cline did have a game-high 41 assists.
The Magnolia Lady Eagle Volleyball Team made quick work of St. Marys Sept. 26 at the Eagle HammerDome by the scores of 25-17, 25-10 and 25-16.
Emily Clegg served up 17 points, including five service aces, while finessing 10 digs, to lead her team to an easy victory over the Lady Blue Devils.
Lauren Cline tallied 14 points, 10 digs and added 49 assists, while Mallory Chapman produced 14 points, including five service aces. Chapman also made good on 20 spikes, 28 digs and three assists.
In addition, Makenzie Dawson tallied 13 points, including four bullets, and netted 15 digs, while Jordan Babe responded with nine points and seven digs. Emily Blake netted seven points and drilled four kills. The trio of Hillary Feldmeier, Alivia Melott and Errin Clegg combined for 13 digs.
Hannah Loy scored a game-high 17 points, including five service aces, while adding five digs and four spikes for the Valley Lumberjills. But, it wasn't enough, as Bishop Donahue won two of three matches, 23-25, 25-17 and 25-15.
Jessica Ashcraft had 20 sets, 10 assists, eight digs and scored 10 points, while Brittany Sivert added 11 points, including a pair of aces, four kills and seven digs.
In addition, Allison Haught tallied nine points, including two aces, three kills and six spikes, while Heather Quinn contributed eight points, four digs and eight spikes.
Ashcraft and Sivert teamed for 21 points, 15 digs and 20 assists to lead the Lumberjills to a pair of 25-23 sets to win the match Oct. 3 in Pine Grove.
In addition, Quinn and Haught teamed for 17 points, two aces, 14 spikes and four digs.