CROOKSVILLE -- Visiting John Glenn High picked up its fifth win of the season with a three-set sweep of Crooksville in Muskingum Valley League volleyball action on Thursday.
Kenzie Knellinger led the Lady Muskies (5-2) with 11 kills and four digs. Other stat leaders included Rachell Dettra with 16 digs and three aces; Abby Dickson with 16 assists and five digs; Mollie Founds with six kills and five digs; Lauren Sherry with five kills and three digs; Jenna Babcock with five kills; and Alexa Harshbarger with nine assists and two aces.
NEXT - John Glenn visits Philo for another MVL match on Tuesday, with junior varsity play starting at 5:30 p.m.
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SARAHSVILLE - Barnesville High picked up its first win over Shenandoah in seven years and won on the Zeps' court for the first time in Coach Nikki McEndree's 12 years as coach, winning a five-set match on Thursday.
The Laady Zeps won the opening set 25-13, but the Lady Shamrocks took the next two by 26-24 and 25-19 scores. Shenandoah got even at 2-2 with a 25-18 win in the fourth set before Barnesville prevailed, 17-15, in the deciding set.
Mindi Wehr paced Barnesville (5-0) with 18 kills, nine digs, six points and five blocks. Other leaders for BHS included Madison Detling with 10 kills; AstinSkinner with nine kills, 12 assists, 16 digs, eight points and three blocks; Mya McEndree with 25 assists, 13 digs and 11 points; Chloe Campbell with 17 digs and 10 points; Lindsay Burkhart with 19 digs and nine points; Erin Hannahs with 23 digs and three assists and Shae Showalter with six kills and five digs.
NEXT - Shenandoah treks to Old Washington to face Buckeye Trail on Saturday at 9 a.m.
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GNADENHUTTEN - In a battle of unbeatens on Thursday, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves spotted the visiting Buckeye Trail Lady Warriors a win in the opening set and then reeled off three straight wins to claim a 3-1 Inter-Valley Conference victory.
Buckeye Trail won the opening set by a 25-19 score, then the Lady Braves (6-0, 4-0 IVC) strung together wins of 25-10, 25-8 and 25-16 to pocket the 3-1 win.
Reagan Love paced the Indian Valley offense with 25 points and also handed out 23 assists. Payton Guspyt added seven points and led the defense with 20 digs, with Love adding eight digs, Kiara Rakestraw five and Kitanna Rakestraw three.
At the net, Kitanna Rakestraw led the way with 13 kills and seven blocks with sister Kiara adding 12 stops.
For Buckeye Trail (3-1), Ashlyn Doudna 12-of-13 serving, 6 points, 13 digs, 3 kills, 4 blocks; Abbi Kerns 11-of-12 serving with six points, eight digs and 22 assists; Samantha Canner, 10 kills and 12 blocks; Jenni Carmichael 6-of-7 serving with six digs, five kills and 11 blocks; Kali Hensley 9-of-9 serving with six digs, four kills and two blocks; Rachel Chesar 12-of-12 serving, five points, seven digs, five kills and four blocks; Alli McVicker 6-of-6 serving with six digs.
NEXT -- Buckeye Trail entertains Shenandoah on Saturday with JV action at 9 a.m.
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NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Breaking into the win column, the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans swept past the visiting Heritage Christian Lady Conquerors by scores of 25-6. 25-8 and 25-8 in a non-conference contest Thursday.
For Newcomerstown, Sydni Zufelt tallied 17 points with five service aces with Leah Kellish adding 15 points including five aces and led the Lady Trojans at the net with three kills. Brea Garretson added 11 points (6 aces) and added two kills.
NEXT -- Newcomerstown returns to Inter-Valley Conference play with a trip to Hiland on Tuesday, with JV action beginning at 5:30 p.m.