Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
Southside split a tri-match last Tuesday (Sept. 14) in Oxford. The Lady Panthers (18-4, 4-0) defeated Oxford, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15 and lost to Pelham, 19-25, 26-24, 12-15. For Southside, Kathryn Webb had 44 assists, Ziniah Hardy had 12 digs, eight kills and two aces; Macey Herren had 17 kills, 17 dogs and two aces; Keelan Vice had 14 kills, six digs and two blocks; and Hannah Rogers had 18 kills and three aces.
Southside made it to the semifinal round of the Fort Payne Invitational tournament last Saturday (Sept. 11). The Lady Panthers opened with a 25-9, 25-17 victory over Ashville, followed by wins over Fyffe (25-19, 22-25, 18-16), Chattooga, Ga. (25-15, 25-13) and Fort Payne (25-14, 25-22) before falling to Geraldine, 21-25, 21-25.
For the tournament for Southside, Kathryn Webb had 125 assists, nine digs and five aces; Macey Herren had 41 kills, 30 digs and four aces; Keelan Vice had 41 kills, 18 digs, six blocks and four aces; Rachael Wilson had 30 kills, 11 digs and eight aces; Ziniah Hardy had 30 digs and seven aces; and Hannah Rogers had 36 digs and three aces.
In a tri-match on September 9, Southside defeated Guntersville, 25-23, 25-18 and A.P. Brewer, 25-17, 25-10. Kathryn Webb had 42 assists; Keelan Vice had 10 kills and four blocks, Rachael Wilson had 11 kills and three blocks; Macey Herren had 10 kills and eight digs; Ziniah Hardy had nine kills and six digs; Ella Knowlton had nine kills and seven blocks; and Hannah Rogers had 13 digs.
Glencoe won its 10th straight match with a 20-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23 victory over West End last Monday (Sept. 13). For the Lady Yellow Jackets (10-3, 1-0), Bri Beyerle had 22 kills, 15 digs, 14 assists, seven aces and five blocks; Abi Bunt had 22 assists, 11 digs, and three aces; Kinslee Gray had 22 digs and five assists; Madalyn Amberson had 12 digs and eight kills; and Hailey Hanners had seven kills, five aces and three blocks.
Glencoe posted a tri-match sweep over Walter Wellborn and Collinsville on September 7. The Lady Yellow Jackets opened with a 25-9, 25-12 victory over Walter Wellborn. The Lady Yellow Jackets opened with a 25-9, 25-12 victory over Walter Wellborn. For Glencoe, had nine kills, four assists, six digs and four blocks; Abi Bunt had 17 assists, six digs, three aces and two kills; Kinslee Gray had 10 kills, two aces and two kills; Madalyn Amberson had six digs, two aces and two kills; and Emma Croy and Hailey Hanners each had three kills. Glencoe then beat Collinsville, 26-24, 25-20, 25-23. Beyerle had 15 assists, 12 kills, 10 digs and two blocks; Gray had 19 digs and two kills; Amberson had 12 digs, four kills and three aces; Hannes had six kills, three digs and two blocks; and Croy had three kills.
Etowah defeated Sardis in five sets, 3-2, on September 9. For the Lady Blue Devils (7-2, 2-0), Ellington Jones had 15 digs, two kills, one assist and one ace; Anna Jones had 18 kills, five blocks, two digs and one assist; Jaleigh Devine (pictured above) had 17 kills, eight blocks, seven digs and one ace; Shelby Horton had 37 assists, four digs, two aces and one kill; Abbi Martin had 11 digs; and Laura Wood had five digs, two kills and one block.
Coosa Christian improved to 3-3 with a sweep of Class 1A, Area 13 rival Gaylesville on September 9. For the Lady Conquerors, Evelyn Nowak had 12 kills, five aces and two digs; Mills Douthard had 20 assists, and five digs; Erin Snow had 14 digs; and Kate England had four kills.
Gadsden State fell to Snead State, 19-25, 21-25, 16-25 on September 8 in Boaz. For the Lady Cardinals, Savanah Free had 18 assists. Moriah Seay had six kills, while Sidney Peterson and Maegan Milligan each had four. Madalynn Owen came up with 14 digs, followed by Bliss Brown with 12, Milligan and Free with nine each, Ashlyn Wright with seven and Seay with six.