Area Trio Named First Team All-W.Va.
Paden City made it to the West Virginia State Volleyball tournament for the first time ever making it all the way to the final match before falling short of winning it all, however they came up big this week when the All-State Team was annouced.
The runner-up Wildcats, were represented on the first team by juniors Hope Weber and Mallory Yeater. Weber, who was second team as a sophomore, hit .520 and tallied 567 kills, 31 blocks, 45 aces and 248 assists. Along with hitting at a .340 clip, Yeater produced 81 aces, 680 assists, 310 kills and 351 digs.
Although the Blue Eagles failed to reach the state tournament after winning the championship last season, Magnolia senior Kyndra Pilant was a repeat selections on the first unit. Pilant knocked down 887 kills, had 354 digs and 200 blocks. Last season she teamed with Madi Winters to help the Blue Eagles win the title but this season Winters went down early with an injury and never returned. Pilant.
The Silver Knights placed junior Regan Smith on the second unit. Smith was the leader of a rebuilding KLnights team and will be back next season to try and get them back in the playoff hunt.
Magnolia senior Kayna Anderson was also selected second team all-state.
2019 W.Va. Class A All-State Volleyball
Kylie Stephens, Wirt County, SR (CAPTAIN)
Kyndra Pilant, Magnolia, SR
Gracie Lowers, Parkersburg Catholic, SR
Hope Weber, Paden City, JR
Emma Wyer, Wirt County, JR
Janessa Harris, Buffalo, JR
Mallory Yeater, Paden City, JR
Jenna Boice, Parkersburg Catholic, JR
Elizabeth Kay, Charleston Catholic, SR
Kenley Posten, Greenbrier West, SR
Aaliyah Brunny, Parkersburg Catholic, JR (CAPTAIN)
Julie Agee, Greenbrier West, SR
Faith Brooks, Greater Beckley Christian, SO
Erin Riggle, East Hardy, JR
Regan Smith, Tyler Consolidated, JR
Meagan Kearns, Buffalo, SR
Rylin Tabor, Ravenswood, SR
Ashley Davis, Ritchie County, SR
Kylie Saltis, South Harrison, SR
Kayna Anderson, Magnolia, SR
Special Honorable Mention
Katie Scott, Pendleton County; Kenzie O’Dell, Greenbrier West; Skyler Chancellor, Williamstown; Gavin Pivot, Summers County; Lindsey Rinker, Moorefield; Lacy Rummler, Doddridge County; Jennifer Fisher, Greater Beckley Christian; Bailee Yokum, Notre Dame; Rebekah Ruppert, Ritchie County; Sierra Miller, East Hardy; Zaniya Colin, Greater Beckley Christian; Carrah Ferguson, Gilmer County; Sophia Veazey, Charleston Catholic; Madison Dennis, Calhoun County; Autumn Thompson, Sherman; Emma Gibbs, Wahama
Sydney Hardy, Moorefield; Bella Teter, South Harrison; Betty Watson, Meadow Bridge; Bri Jones, Ritchie County; Reegan Lively, Greenbrier West; Kasey Hoff, Ravenswood; Katlyn Williams, Montcalm; Lainie Ross, Parkersburg Catholic; Bethany Cline, Summers County; Leneica Grimm, Magnolia; Bethany Jarrell, Tolsia; Lakyn Joy, Williamstown; Emma Grace Holstein, Greater Beckley Christian; Kiara Smith, Richwood; Caleigh Phillips, Tyler Consolidated; Maggie Bailey, Wirt County; Abigail Lanham, Notre Dame; Cora Anderson, Paden City