A busy night on Rt. 680 had the Paintsville Lady Tigers traveling to take on the Floyd Central Lady Jags. The two team have consistently been inside the D & D Sports Volleyball Rankings throughout the year. The game had all the makings of an instant classic.
Paintsville came into the match with a 11-1 record against 15th Region opponents. The Lady Tigers lone loss came to the Pikeville Lady Panthers in the All A Classic. Paintsville came out firing on all cylinders. The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-19. In the second set the game became very close but the Lady Tigers came out on top 27-25.
In the third set the Lady Jaguars took control of the match winning the next two sets 25-17 and 25-15. With the match tied at as two sets a piece, the 5th set again became competitive. In the end it was the Lady Jags winning 15-12 to clinch the match.
The Lady Jags were led by Sophomore Outside Hitter Jadyn Hall. Hall had 20 kills, 1 block, 17 digs and 4 services aces. Senior Setter Amelia Wallace controlled the offense for the Jag with 40 of the teams 47 assists. Senior Allyson Stumbo chipped in with 12 kills and 5 huge blocks.
The win brings the Lady Jags record to 11-5 on the season, 7-3 in the region , and ranked 4th in the 15th Region RPI rankings. The win will give the Lady Jags momentum as they will host district rival Prestonsburg on Monday , 10/4. The loss drops the Lady Tigers record to 22-6, 11-2 in Region. The Lady Tigers will face off against cross town rivals the Lady Golden Eagles on Tuesday.
The Fairview Lady Eagles played host to the Raceland Rams. Fairview made quick work of the Rams, 25-18, 25-17, 25-23. Fairview was again led by their dynamic duo of Charlee Hobbs and Kiera Loving. Hobbs had 20 kills, and 18 digs. Loving continued to set the table for the Lady Eagles, she had 35 of the teams 41 assists. The Lady Eagles also relied on Graycin Price who had 6 service aces over the 3 sets.
The win brings the Lady Eagles record to 20-8 on the season. The Lady Eagles currently sit 3rd in the 16th Region. Next up for the Lady Eagles, they will be at home on Saturday to host Bath County.
The loss will drop Raceland to 10-15 on the season. Next up for the Rams, they will take on East Carter on Monday.
The Lady Cougars squared off against the Wolf County Lady Wolves in a crucial 14th Region matchup. The Lady Cougars were led by Autumn Wampler and Calista Adams. Wampler led the team with 12 kills while Adams played a key role on defense with a team high 18 blocks. Senior Keeka Sexton dished out 19 assists on the way to a 3-0 win over the Lady Wolves, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18.
The victory brings Letcher County Central to 11-10 on the season. Next up for the Lady Cougars, they will participate in the Champion of the Mountains Classic in Pikeville on Saturday. The loss drops the Lady Wolves record to 12-13 on the season. The Lady Wolves will travel to Trinity Christian on Tuesday.