Making her return to the Northwest sideline, Judy Bayes was looking for her first win of the season on Thursday.
It was even sweeter than she had even hoped.
Behind 16 kills and 24 blocks from Sydney Moos and 31 sets by Devin Scarberry, the Lady Mohawks avenged years of losses to their arch-rival Wheelersburg, beating the Lady Pirates in a classic five-set win 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12 on the road. For Bayes, who has had some epic battles with Wheelersburg, it was a thrill to finally come away with a win.
“It's a really good feeling,” Bayes said. “Wheelersburg plays fundamentally sound and (Wheelersburg coach) Carol Bialkowski does a good job. I'm very proud of (my girls).”
Ashley Shaffer had 33 digs and 10 kills and Ashley Brown had 19 digs for the Lady Mohawks. Matraca Montavon had 15 blocks and seven block kills and Brittany Ellis had 24 digs.
“We played a very good team and we stepped up and played with a lot of heart,” Bayes said.
Record - Northwest 1-2 (1-1 SOC)
Notre Dame def. Symmes Valley 25-21, 25-21, 25-19
Liz Stevens had seven aces and Kristin Clausing had four kills as Notre Dame went to 2-2 on the year with a win against Symmes Valley. Sarah Pasquinelli had eight digs for the Lady Titans.
Record - Notre Dame 2-2 (1-1 SOC)
Minford def. Oak Hill 25-10, 25-11, 25-22
Minford took an SOC II volleyball game from Oak Hill in three games Thursday night. The Lady Falcons won the first two games by a healthy margin before edging out the Lady Oaks by three points in the final game.
Rachel Jarvis had five kills, five blocks and four aces. and Emily Donahoe recorded five kills while Whitney McManus had a pair of kills, and five aces. McManus and Kala Conkey also collected 14 digs apiece.
Tuesday night Minford defeated West 25-12, 22, 23-25,
Record - Minford 2-1
Valley def. Waverly 18-25, 7-25, 25-10, 25-21, 15-11
Valley came back from two games down to defeat Waverly in a five set match Thursday evening. After playing well in the first two games, the Lady Tigers let Valley climb back in the game and steal the match away in five games.
The Lady Tigers' next match is at Wheelersburg Tuesday.
Rachel Lacy led the Lady Tigers with 26 assists 15 points and 13 digs. McKenzie Gullion had 13 kills and 15 digs in the losing effort.
Jordan Clark had her best game, scoring 13 kills and nine points, Kara Husk recorded 14 digs and 14 points, and Brooke Hoskins was the leading passer for Waverly Thursday with 3 kills and 17 digs.
Record - Waverly 1-1 (1-1)
Eastern Pike def. Western Pike 25-13, 25-14, 25-10
Eastern Pike took down county and SOC I rival Western Pike in three sets Thursday night in Latham. The win improves the Lady Eagles to 2-1 on the young season.
Chelsi Skaggs had 13 kills, Courtney Rowe had 26 assists, three aces, and five digs, Samantha Veach had seven and was 16-for-16 on received serves, Mary Polen also had 11 kills in the winning effort.
The Lady Eagles next game is Tuesday at home against Notre Dame.
Clay def. New Boston 25-23, 23-25, 17-25, 25-12, 15-9
Megan Burchett had 30 points and Cami Groves added 23 in Clay's five set win over New Boston Thursday evening in New Boston. After falling behind one game to two Clay fought back and won the last two games to take the match.
For Clay, Megan Burchett had 30 points and 44 passes, Cami Groves 23 points 21 hits for the Lady Panthers. Chelsea Thomas served up 15 points, Sara Castle delivered 48 sets in the winning cause.
For the Lady Tigers, Ginger Horsley had 90 sets, Kelsey Toft collected 11 blocks and 14 kills, Katie Williams had seven kills in the losing effort. Kayla Wiley had 14 kills and Tabi Euton tallied 20 serves.
The Lady Panthers' next match is Tuesday against Western at home.
Record - Clay 3-0 (2-0); New Boston 3-1 (1-1)
South Webster def. West 25-15, 25-22,25-4
South Webster behind Erin Sherman's 19 kills and Aaricka Hollback's 22 points defeated West in threes sets Thursday afternoon. The win keeps the Lady Jeeps undefeated on the young season and sets them up for a SOC II battle Tuesday when they travel to McDermott to take on Northwest.
Erin Sherman had 19 kills and five blocks, Aaricka Hollback served up 22 points, nine aces and dished out 19 assists. Molly Roark delivered 11 points, four aces, and four kills, Kayla Maynard had seven kills, Erin Moore four kills to go with seven digs, Brianna Rawlings a pair of kills to go with a pair of blocks and six points.
Record - South Webster 3-0
The South Webster JV team also won 25-11, 25-19
Minford 7, West 1
Keenan Havens had a hat trick and Cody Warren had a pair of goals and four assists en route to Minford's 7-1 victory over West Thursday afternoon.
Shaun Cook and Jeremy Vetter also recorded goals for the Falcons and Chris Justice added an assist.
West 0 1 - 1
Minford 4 3 - 7
First Half - 4 Minford; Shaun Cook 38:05, Cody Warren (Chris Justice) 34:09, Keenan Havens (Cody Warren) 14:12, Cody Warren 2:35.
Second Half- 4; West Ballengee (Nathan Brandenburg) 36:03; Minford Jeremy Vetter (Cody Warren) 30:12, Keenan Havens (Cody Warren) 6:10, Keenan Havens (Cody Warren) 4:11
Record - Minford 2-2-1
South Webster 6, Northwest 2
Dylan Lewis had a pair of goals and Matt Malone, Kyle Phillips, Billy Thurma and Josh Wright each added one apiece as South Webster defeated Northwest to get another SOC win Thursday afternoon.
First Half -5, South Webster, Dylan Lewis (Bryce Patterson) 1st minute, Matt Malone (Dylan Lewis), 3rd minute, Kyle Phipps (Matt Malone) 4th minute, Dylan Lewis 7th minute, Billy Thurma 19th minute
Second Half -2, Northwest goal, 8th minute, goal, 20th minute; South Webster, Josh Wright (Billy Thurma) 30th minute
Record - South Webster 2-1-1
Wheelersburg 5 ,Valley 0
Kyle Brooks and Wes Lyon each had two goals in the Pirates shutout of Valley Thursday night in Lucasville. Aaron White had three assists and Aaron Brooks added the other goal for the Pirates.
“Coach Cross has a young team,” said Wheelersburg coach Paul Boll. “I'm glad we played them now rather than later because I think they're one team that will improve.”
Boll praised some of his players for great defensive efforts.
Devon Boggs and Corey Billiter played a nice defensive game for us tonight.”
The Pirates' next match is Tuesday against West.
Wheelersburg 2 3 - 5
Valley 0 0 - 0
First Half - 2, Wheelersburg, Kyle Brooks (Aaron White) corner kick-15:22, Kyle Brooks (Aaron White) :50
Second Half - 3, Wheelersburg, Wes Lyon (Aaron Brooks) 38:15, Wes Lyon (Aaron White) corner kick 22:00, Aaron Brooks (Corey Billiter) 8:00.
Record - Wheelersburg 3-0-1
Clay 6, St. Joe 1
Zach Parker scored the first two goals for the Panthers en route to a four-goal night as Clay felled St. Joe from the ranks of the unbeaten on Thursday. Michael Schulten and Tyler Robinson scored the other goals for Clay, which improved to 3-1-1.
“We had a great offensive night,” said Clay coach Herman Patrick. “All the kids came out to play after we lost to South Webster in the final 38 seconds. We were fired up and ready to play and we dominated.
“It was a good team to rebound and get a win after a tough loss.”
Ryan Kirkpatrick had 16 saves for Clay.
Clay 4 2 - 6
St. Joe 1 0 - 1
First Half - 1. Clay; Parker (Robinson) 33:20, 2. Clay; Parker 2 (Redden) 24:18, 3. St Joe; Harvey 23:14, 4. Clay; Michael Schulten (Dodrill) 22:50, 5. Clay; Parker 3 (una.) 21:50.
Second Half - 1. Clay; Robinson (una.) 29:42, 2. Parker 4 (una.) 23:22.
Shots on Goal - Clay 25.
Saves - Ryan Kirkpatrick 16.
Record - Clay 3-1-1.
Clay 147, South Webster 152, Minford 202, Eastern Pike NA
Ryan Hines shot a 32 at Franklin Valley and Clay shot the lowest score in school history, defeating three teams in a quad match on Thursday.
Hines was followed by Josh Riddlebarger's 35 and Evan Keaton's 36. The Jeeps were led by Matt Haywood's 35 and Cory Lawhun's 36.
“That's the best score we put up this year, but Clay was just better,” said Jeeps coach Jason Baker.
Medalist - Ryan Hines (C) 32.
Clay (147) - Hines 32, Riddlebarger 35, Keaton 36, Blanton 44.
South Webster (152) - Matt Haywood 35, Lawhun 36, Kyle Ramey 39, Seth Ashley 42.
Minford (202) - Hemphill 45, Stimpert 48, Khoury 52, Gampp 57.
Eastern Pike - Slone 41, B. Osborne 41.
West 151, Burg 160, Valley 180, Northwest 189
West had three scores in the 30's Thursday as the Senators shot a team score of 151 to win a quad-match at Shawnee State Park Golf Course.
Matt Simpson led the way with an even par 35, Noah O'Rourke fired a 37 and Matt Folsom had a 39, along with Charlie Cooper with 41.
Charles Floyd shot the low score for Wheelersburg with a 37. Trent Burchett checked in with a 42 for Valley and Kyle McCain had a 39 for Northwest.
“We played better than last time out,” said West coach Eric Gray. “Matt did a fantastic job today other guys stepped up. Our team goal is to break 150, we've came close a couple times.”
West's next match id the first SOC II match at Shawnee State Park Golf Course on Tuesday.
Medalist - Matt Simpson 35 (West)
West - Matt Simpson 35, Noah O'Rourke 37, Matt Folsom 38, Charlie Cooper 41
Wheelersburg Charles Floyd 37, Joe Dials 39, Andrew Rawlings 40, Webb Ballard 44
Valley - Trent Burchett 42, Andrew Adams 45, Zach Buckiweicz 45, Matt Evans 48
Northwest - Kyle McCain 39, Eric Hill 46, Cory Prose 49, Nathan Teufle 55
Portsmouth 4, Ironton 1
Portsmouth took two out of three singles matches and both double matches to win their SEOAL tennis match against Ironton Thursday afternoon. The win takes the Lady Trojans to 2-0 in the league.
The Lady Trojans next match is Tuesday at Mound Park against Chillicothe.
No. 1 singles - Halee Hilgenberg def Ashleigh Link 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 singles - Kalyn Purdy def. Emily Houston 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 singles - Crystal Carpenter def. Kylie Summers 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 doubles - Taylor Cooper/Kaitlyn Carter def. Kayla Parker/McKenzie Boggs 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 doubles - Portsmouth wins by forfeit
Record - Portsmouth 2-0