By Dave OssoDefending Inter-Valley Conference champion Tuscarawas Central Catholic swept past home standing Newcomerstown in three straight sets Tuesday by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-12."We were close in the first two games, but allowed Central to get a run on us," Newcomerstown coach John Dupke said. "This gives us a measuring stick since they are the defending IVC champs and picked to win it again this year. We are young and inexperienced and it showed tonight. I was pleased with the way we played in the first two games, but still have some work to do."Leading the Trojans (0-1, 0-1 IVC) were Andrea McWhorter with four points and 18 digs and setter Krystin Raach with three points and 13 assists. At the net, Allison Snyder had six kills and two blocks while Chelsea Bryant added three kills and scored two points. Defensively, Taylor Crossman recorded 17 digs.Molly Lawless led the Saints with 16 kills and 16 assists. Millie Patchan contributed 11 kills, 14 assists and 14 points for TCC (2-0, 1-0 IVC).Central Catholic won the reserve match in two games.* * * * *WEST LAFAYETTE - Ridgewood got the season started on a positive note by sweeping Strasburg on Tuesday in Inter-Valley Conference play. The final scores were 25-17, 25-19, 25-15. Kayla Tedrick came through with 12 points (5 aces), eight assists, four kills, and nine digs for the Generals (1-0, 1-0 IVC). Maggie Nagle had seven digs on defense while Kim Michael had 11 blocks, five kills, and three assists. Victoria Wiggins tacked on five point and three kills. Kristen Smith led Strasburg (0-1, 0-1 IVC) with seven points and eight assists. The Tigers won the reserve match in two games, 15-25, 24-26. Kelsey Miller scored six points while Joy Heller had five for the Generals.* * * * *CANTON - Indian Valley blew by Timken on Tuesday to open Principals Athletic Conference action. The final scores were 25-15, 25-8, and 25-19. Chanda Page had 10 kills to go with 10 points, including six aces, to pace the Braves (1-1, 1-0 PAC). Morgan Henderson contributed 14 assists.Indian Valley won the reserve match in two games.* * * * *SUGARCREEK - Despite showing improvement, visiting Newcomerstown dropped a three-set Inter-Valley Conference decision to host Garaway on Thursday by scores of 15-16, 25-21 and 25-23."We took another step forward," Newcomerstown coach John Dupke stated. "The effort was there and the offensive production was better, but we are still suffering from self-inflicted wounds."Leading the Trojans (0-2, 0-2 IVC) was Allison Snyder with 11 kills, six points and three blocks. Erica Roberts added nine kills at the net. Senior setter Krystin Raach handed out 21 assists, while senior libero Andrea McWhorter scored 12 points with a pair of aces and recorded 18 digs. Chelsea Bryant chipped in 14 digs on defense and had three blocks at the net.Rachelle Putt had 9 points (5 aces) and 16 assists for the Pirates (1-1, 1-1 IVC) while Brooke Miller finished with 12 kills. Garaway won the reserve match in three games.* * * * *WEST LAFAYETTE - Hiland took down Ridgewood in three straight on Thursday, 25-14, 25-22, and 25-22 in Inter-Valley Conference play.Maggie Nagle led the Generals (1-1, 1-1 IVC) with five points and six blocks while Kayla Tedrick had five points and seven digs. Kim Michael contributed six blocks and Jordan Vaiea finished with six kills. Krista Miller paced the Hawks (3-1) with 16 points (4 aces) and 14 digs. Jill Martin had 11 points.* * * * *CUYAHOGA FALLS - Indian Valley made it two in a row with a Principals Athletic Conference win over CVCA on Thursday. Final scores were 26-24, 25-22, and 25-16. Morgan Henderson led the hard fought win for the Braves (2-1, 2-0 PAC) with 9 points (3 aces) and 16 assists. Chanda Page got 13 kills while Jesse Shear and Mindy Bober each contributed six digs.The Braves won the reserve match in two games.