Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
Southside went 4-1 at the Huskey Challenge Tournament last Saturday (Sept. 18) in Trussville.
The Lady Panthers (24-6) defeated Helena, 25-15, 25-20; Pleasant Valley, 25-23, 25-16; Gardendale, 25-22, 25-20; and Chelsea, 25-10, 19-25, 15-7 before falling to Springville, 22-25, 25-27 in the semifinals. For the tournament for Southside, Kathryn Webb had 106 assists; Rachel Wilson had 33 kills, six digs and four blocks; Macey Herren had 37 digs, 29 kills, seven aces and three blocks; Keelan Vice had 40 kills and seven blocks; Ell Knowlton had 18 kills and eight blocks; Ziniah Hardy (pictured above) had 28 digs, 18 kills, six aces and three blocks; Hannah Rogers had 40 digs; and Rylie Kitchens had 20 digs.
Westbrook Christian swept Gadsden City, 25-12, 25-13, 25-15 on September 16. For the Lady Warriors, Brielle Wood had 12 assists, six digs, four aces and two kills; Raegan Harrell had 17 aces and six kills; Raylee Neal had 10 digs; and Kenna Stephens had four kills.
Etowah improved to 9-3 with a three-set weep over Cedar Bluff on September 16. For the Lady Blue Devils, Jaleigh Devine had eight kills, five blocks and two digs; Shelby Horton had 11 assists and two aces; Elli Jones had six digs; Abbi Martin had five digs; and Anna Jones had five kills and two digs.
Coosa Christian beat Gaston in two sets on September 16. For the Lady Conquerors (5-4), Mills Douthard had 17 assists, Erin Snow had 13 digs, Amira Augustus had six digs and Evelyn Nowak had three kills and two aces.
Southside swept a tri-match on September 16. The Lady Panthers defeated Boaz, 25-21, 25-10 and Fort Payne, 25-15, 25-9. For Southside, Kathryn Webb had 35 assists, four digs and two kills; Keelan Vice had 14 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and one ace; Ziniah Hardy had eight digs and five aces; Ella Knowlton had nine kills and two blocks; and Hannah Rogers had nine digs.
Etowah lost to Boaz 2-1, on September 14. For the Lady Blue Devils, Jaleigh Devine had seven kills, five blocks and four digs; Shelby Horton had eight assists, five kills, four digs and two blocks; Anna Jones had six kills and four blocks; and Abbi Martin had 10 digs.