MONDAY, AUGUST 24
Portsmouth 3, Clay 0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-21)
Portsmouth opened their volleyball regular season with a straight set sweep over host Clay.
Sydney Tackett led Portsmouth with team-highs 11 kills and five blocks as the Lady Trojans improved to 1-0. Madison Perry finished with double-digit kills also, notching 10 kills of her own.
Clay will travel to Minford on Thursday for their first road game of the season. Portsmouth will open their Ohio Valley Conference schedule on Wednesday as they host Gallia Academy.
West 3, Rock Hill 0 (25-9, 25-12, 25-11)
West handily defeated Rock Hill in their season-opening match, warm-up for what’s to come the rest of this week.
Maelynn Howell led the Lady Senators with a team-high 10 kills followed by Haley Coleman’s nine kills. Eden Cline and Emily Moore each finished with five kills while Cline tallied 14 assists, also.
Sophomore Charlie Jo Howard tallied 17 points for the Lady Senators, including five ace serves. Howard also finished with 14 assists, tying Cline for a team-high.
West will open their Southern Ohio Conference Division II schedule on Tuesday when they host Waverly before travelling to Wheelersburg to face the defending regional champion Lady Pirates on Thursday in their season opener.
Northwest 3, New Boston 0 (25-5, 25-17, 25-11)
The Lady Mohawks of Northwest took care of business in their home season opener versus the New Boston Lady Tigers, claiming a straight set sweep to improve to 1-0 in the young season.
Senior Haidyn Wamsley led the Lady Mohawks with 10 killls while Valerie Copas had nine and Audrey Knittel had six.
Ava Jenkins led defensively for Northwest with 12 digs as well as four kills. Reagan Lewis, Northwest’s setter, has a team-high 30 assists. Lydia Emmons finished with a team-high four ace serves and Abby Spings added two digs.
Northwest travels to Oak Hill on Tuesday for their Southern Ohio Conference Division II opener. Coal Grove travels to New Boston on Wednesday for the Lady Tigers home opener.
Green 3, West Union 0 (25-23, 25-23, 26-24)
The Green Lady Bobcats volleyball team edged West Union by the minimum in each of their three sets played Monday, good enough for an opening win to begin their 2020 season.
Senior Kame Sweeney led the Lady Bobcats with a team-high eight kills. Alex Smith finished with five kills as Gracie Danieal and Lori Brown each had four.
Smith also finished with a team-high 21 assists as the Lady Bobcats setter. Katelinn Satterfield led the Lady Bobcats with a team-high 12 points from the service line.
Green will travel to Wellston on Wednesday for a non-league match versus the Lady Golden Rockets
Other area scores
McClain 3, Eastern 1 (16-25, 25-9, 26-24, 25-22)
Wellston 3, Oak Hill 0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-22)
South Gallia 3, Symmes Valley 2 (26-24, 25-19, 17-25, 22-25, 15-8)
Portsmouth 11, Western 0
The Portsmouth boys soccer program took full advantage of being the only boys soccer game in town, winning their season opener versus up-start Western 11-0.
Zach Roth scored a hat trick to lead all Trojans with three goals scored in Monday’s win. Alonso Salina and Ethan Call each netted two goals apiece, with Salinas notching an assist to go along with his goal.
Jay Thomas, Gabe Harris, Jayvon Zurborg, and Dylan Cheatham each scored one goal for the Trojans. Joel Bowling finished with one assist.
From the goalie net, Treyvin Craft grabbed five saves while Skler McKenzie had four saves.
Portsmouth will host Gallia Academy on Wednesday for their Ohio Valley Conference opening match.
Minford 1, South Point 1
The Minford girls soccer program started on the road, tying South Point 1-1 to begin their 2020 season.
Sophomore Haley Knore scored the Lady Falcons lone goal of the game, one assisted by Megan Johnson, to give her team a 1-0 advantage with 33:50 left in the second half. South Point’s Jaycie Walters scored the equalizer minutes later with 27:31 remaining in the game.
The Lady Falcons had nine shots on goal while South Point had just seven. Minford’s Nevaeh Porter had five saves as SP’s Whitney McKenzie had six.
“Usually one of the more physical teams we play and it lived up to that,” Minford coach Shane Tieman said. “Good clean physical play from both teams. I was wondering how my young team would be since we haven’t had any scrimmages. Very pleased.”
Waverly 10, West 0
Waverly blanked West 10-0 on Monday in both teams Southern Ohio Conference and season opener.
West will host Piketon on Wednesday in non-league play. Waverly will host Ironton St. Joe on Thursday in SOC play.
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